Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Choose one

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...

Reuters Pictures

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.

Getty Images

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. :)


Crista Michelle said...

Alex. As much as I used to love Yunel, he was starting to get on my nerves. I wish him the best of luck in Toronto, but I'd take Alex over him any day. :P

MollyG said...

Alex! I'm so fickle :) I was upset about it at first but I'm loving the new Gonzo, and that pic it pretty adorable.

Alison said...

I'm still a Yunel fan, through and through. But I'm a Braves fan more.

I guess I need some more time to "get to know" Alex. I'm sure I'll love him though, because I knew him vaguely as a Jay (and the Blue Jays are my other team).

I'm just glad both of the guys are doing well and seem to be pretty happy where they are.

Lizziebeth said...

I wish Yunel and his "style" well wherever he goes, but I think this was a great trade. I'm in the AGon camp. Love that pic. He's a smiler!