I was skimming the pics on Daylife yesterday during lunch, and these two were right next to each other in the grid. You can't help but draw a comparison between our old and new shortstops...
New Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar wipes his head with water after infield practice before their MLB American League baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Maryland, July 16, 2010. Escobar was acquired by the Blue Jays in a trade with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
ATLANTA - JULY 15: Alex Gonzalez #2 and Martin Prado #14 of the Atlanta Braves converse during a pitching change agianst [sic] the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field on July 15, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.
...OK, that's a cute picture. :D
Based on the last week, how are you feeling about the trade? Why has Yunel's bat woken up in Toronto? Do you think Alex's defense is an adequate replacement?
I do like what Alex had to say to DOB on Sunday in the AJC...
No spring training necessary for you and Prado to get in synch?
He smiles and says, “We’re from Venezuela, man.”
You like the vibe here in the clubhouse?
“I’ve been around a couple of the guys here. I know Prado, Blanco, Infante from Venezuela, man. It’s a great feeling here. Great group of guys. Feels like family.”
Sounds like he's happy to be here, and I think we're happy to have him. :)