We have been dreading this update post for a week now. You can be sure that by the time it's up, something will have changed. It's been a wild and crazy spring training for your Toronto Blue Jays and, in turn, it's been a wild and crazy 25 Man Roster Challenge.
It's wide open.
There are a few teams that took a chance on a bullpen arm and they've been burned already.
Matt Hague & Ryan Tepera are #BlueJays' latest cuts
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) March 17, 2015
Just Say No To Thole was the only ballot with the name Ryan Tepera on it.
#bluejays announce that Matt West & Preston Guilmet optioned to minor-league camp & Gregory Infante reassigned.
— Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) March 14, 2015
Team Do I Get Extra Points For Submitting A Month Early was the only ballot with the name Matt West on it.
According to this report, LHP Rob Rasmussen was optioned to AAA Buffalo. That's bad news for the three teams that took him.
Norris' Buehrle Beard
Like a Candle without Lind
The Orlando Merceds
Marcus Stroman is out for the year. Keep this in mind, all ballots contained his and the following names:
Saunders is extremely doubtful for opening day; Izturis recently pulled his groin; Cecil just started throwing off a mound; Encarnacion hasn't swung a bat in a while. None of these guys are a slam dunk to open the year on schedule which could make for an interesting finish to this year's edition of the 25 Man Roster Challenge.