Quick Hits: Blue Jays, Lind, Ellis, Indians, Damon

Sunday night linkage..

  • Blue Jays manager John Farrell would not comment on last night's news that Adam Lind was placed on outright waivers and spoke as though the slugger will remain with the organization, writes Chris Toman of MLB.com.  The skipper believes that Lind can find his way back to Toronto with a "controlled aggressiveness" at the plate.
  • The Indians plan to stick by Johnny Damon despite his struggles so far with the team, writes MLB.com's Justin Albers.  Damon has a clause in his contract which would allow him to be released if he isn't getting enough playing time or isn't a good fit for the team.
  • Offseason acquisition Mark Ellis has been a tremendous clubhouse influence and will be sorely missed by the Dodgers after undergoing emergency surgery on Saturday, writes Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times.  Had the surgery been put off for six or seven hours, the veteran could have potentially lost his left leg, Dilbeck writes.


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20 Comments on "Quick Hits: Blue Jays, Lind, Ellis, Indians, Damon"


RedSx799
3 years 3 months ago

I for one am glad he didn’t have to lose a leg!

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

I know Jays fans have been calling for Lind’s head for a while now, did they settle upon a leg?

David X
3 years 3 months ago

That was a close call with the leg surgery. That could have been Matt Kemp!

b00tz
3 years 3 months ago

Marks a good guy. I hope to see him out there on the field come august. His fantastic defense and surprising on base skills have been an important part of the dodgers success.

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

Indians drop Damon and just where else IS he going to go for those nearly 300 hits? He has already burnt bridges across the league and can’t play any acceptable defensive position now. That case was shown again upon his return to Fenway last week, even in a small LF.. He cannot read flyballs well at all and now struggling to hit?

Demote him and see what Boras does. Damon sure isn’t helping the Indians at all with the way he is playing and if Boras pulls one of his recent prepeat mistakes with washed up players.. Might do Cleveland a favor by having him walk out on them. Only Boras would be so egotistical (followed closely by Damon thinking he’s a HOF) as to think there are greener pastures somewhere for a washed up 38YO who cannot hit, nor field.

stl_cards16
3 years 3 months ago

still bitter, huh?

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Sure… Then.. Bitter about what?? He cannot hit, nor field?

Maybe the Cards can use him 😉

stl_cards16
3 years 3 months ago

Maybe he can pitch 😉

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 LOL. U know? Boras might come out with his next portfolio trying to exploit that after his not so fruitfull attempt at coming back as a??? in Cleveland as a supposed positional player.. We all know how he is the king of distorting any know truth into the most  outlandish well.. You know the word..

Maybe Damon had a new arm surgically installed during the winter as well and that’s another reason he was so late signing? We all know he couldn’t throw a ball from 2b to home plate as it was before. Pitcher? You bet.. Batting practice pitcher.. There is a job he could probably hold down.

3 years 3 months ago

Damn thats sad for Ellis! I could see the Cards trading for Lind 

vtadave
3 years 3 months ago

….because?

Runtime
3 years 3 months ago

Everyone should vote for Lind on the All Star ballot…

just for the LOLs.

3 years 3 months ago

Would you still vote for him when he is with the Orioles?

suhiscrazierthanyou
3 years 3 months ago

For any team that bothers with Lind, he’s a platoon player at best

Runtime
3 years 3 months ago

Probably. Nice guy… like him better than all the other 1B options on the ballot.

3 years 3 months ago

Hahaha, I was j/k since I know O’s and Blue Jay fans get along so well on here.

@Al_Oliver
A platoon player huh, it’s funny I looked up Lind’s stats vs O’s pitching and I also reviewed his stats again Red Sox Type pitchers.

He hit Bergesen and Arrieta hard, but yet he hit a combined .120 vs Hendrickson and Hunter.

Against Buchholz, Beckett, and Lackey he hit a combined over .400. So who knows, I just don’t think he’s a platoon player if someone can fix his swing.

3 years 3 months ago

His swing isn’t the problem. His suckiness is. He swings at way too many pitches away from him, and the ones he CAN drive, he either takes, or puts very soft contact on. He seems disinterested at the plate. He doesn’t drive through the ball like he did in 2009. Not to mention, he couldn’t hit a lefty if he was throwing a beach ball. Lind has regressed a LOT. Whether its injuries, lack of confidence or a combination of both, this is NOT the Adam Lind of 2009. Not even close.

chico65
3 years 3 months ago

So you’re saying his suc+ is 186?

melonis_rex
3 years 3 months ago

That Ellis play looked scary. Best of luck to him in a speedy, full recovery.

schellis
3 years 3 months ago

I could see the Cardinals making a play on Lind with Berkman out now, even though they do have some options already in the organization.    Say what you will about Big Mac he’s done some solid things as the Cardinals hitting coach and Lind’s contract while somewhat of a sunk cost isn’t really that much more then some bench players are getting.   Fixing him is a gamble that some team should take.