Checking in With Syracuse

Checkin in With Syracuse


Dustin McGowan


With all the injuries starting to hit the Jays, I know what everyone is thinking: What’s poppin in Syracuse?


Good question, and I am glad you asked.

My boy, Dustin McGowan, is picking up where he left off in the second half of Arizona Fall League action.  In 10.0IP he has an ERA of 0.90 and is sporting a very nice 17:3 K:BB ratio. Basically, he is striking out more than 50% of the outs he records. Impressive. If he keeps this up he should be able to bump one of Chacin, Towers or Ohka.

Sal Fasano hasn’t let his demotion get him down and is raking – posting an OPS of 1.643.

Hopefully the Fasano pixie dust spreads to Curtis Thigpen, who has 0BB and is showing very little power.

Everyone’s favourite headcase, Russ Adams, is hitting .192 with 2 Errors so far in 7 games. Cut him loose!!!! Just joking, it is a small sample size and I will give him a break – for now.  He is losing playing time to Ryan Roberts by the looks of things who is playing quite well, with 2 jacks and an OPS of 1.085.

New call up Adam Lind is doing well so far, hitting above .300 with a couple of ding dongs.  Kman would be concerned that he has 10K and 0BB in 36AB.

So this is how I see things.  Should Brandon League regain his form, I would like to see Josh Towers beat it, Casey Janssen step into the rotation and keep McGowan waiting in the wings until either Ohka or Chacin falter.  Hopefully this happens sooner rather than later and that McGowan can keep up his studliness.

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4 replies on “Checking in With Syracuse”
  1. says: Kman

    Looks like a solid start for McGowan. The problem with bumping someone like Ohka, Zambrano, Towers, etc is that they must be out of options, so the Jays would probably have to release them and eat the salary. I can’t see JP admitting a mistake in this situation, so the only way I can see someone getting called up is if a) the Jays send down a bullpen guy with options, even though he may be performing or b) even send down a positional player and go with a 12 man staff.

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