PITTSBURGH – Its fitting Marcus Stroman is taking Brandon Morrows place on the Blue Jays 40-man roster. [url=http://www.ravensje

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PITTSBURGH – Its fitting Marcus Stroman is taking Brandon Morrows place on the Blue Jays 40-man roster. C.J. Mosley Jersey . A top pitching prospect, one who the ball club is pinning some of its future hopes, takes the spot of a veteran who once was viewed as a future ace but who, to this point, hasnt realized his potential and may never. Stroman threw his first major league pitch on Sunday, facing four Pirates hitters in the eighth inning of a 7-2 win less than 48 hours after Morrow may have thrown his last pitch for Toronto. That is if Morrow requires season-ending surgery on a torn tendon sheath at the base of his right index finger. Stromans just beginning. Morrow is in the final guaranteed year of his contract and if, for a second consecutive year, his season has ended shortly after it started, its hard to believe the cash-conscious Blue Jays would pick up the $10-million club option it holds on Morrow for 2015. The 23-year-old Stroman, whos started at the Double-A and Triple-A levels dating back to last season, will begin his big league career in the bullpen. Its an area in which Toronto needs help. Since the second game of an April 17 doubleheader in Minnesota, Blue Jays relievers have combined to allow 40 earned runs on 55 hits and 33 walks in 48 1/3 innings pitched. The bullpen has blown saves in six of the last 15 games. It was a strange scene for Stroman. He arrived at the PNC Park and almost immediately was whisked into manager John Gibbons office, where the skipper had called a meeting with his struggling relief corps. The rookie was saying all the right things."I honestly think we have one of the best bullpens in baseball between guys like Sergio (Santos), Casey (Janssen), (Brett) Cecil, everyone thats in the pen dominates," said Stroman. "Its just a rough patch theyre going through but I have no doubt in my mind that theyll get through it and get back to where they were last year."Stroman is coming off his most dominant start of his professional career. On Tuesday in Buffalo, pitching against Louisville, he struck out 10 Bats hitters and didnt allow a hit over six innings. During one stretch, Stroman retired 16-straight. In five starts for the Bisons, Stroman has two wins, a 1.69 ERA, a 1.088 WHIP and 36 strikeouts in 26 2/3 innings. The WHIP is even more impressive when you consider Stroman has allowed almost a hit per inning. Hes walked only six, a welcome walks per nine inning percentage for a staff whose 124 bases on balls is second most in the majors. "Fastball command has definitely been a lot better; Ive been keeping the ball down in the zone much better," said Stroman. "The development of my change has been huge and I just feel more comfortable, more settled in. That was my first big-league spring, I feel like I got ahead of myself sometimes, but I feel real comfortable, I feel like Im ready to go out there and pitch well." Stroman found out about his big league call up in an unusual way. The Bisons played an afternoon game on Saturday, which gave Stroman an opportunity to venture with his girlfriend to Niagara Falls for the evening. He thinks he missed a call from Blue Jays farm director Charlie Wilson and when he did check his phone, the first message he picked up was a congratulatory one from his mother. "Shes been saying for a little bit, Oh, Ive got a feeling," said Stroman. "Im like, Mom, relax." Stroman didnt sleep on Saturday night, he was excited, and he was out of bed by five oclock on Sunday morning to meet the car service driving him from Buffalo to Pittsburgh. "No sleep," he said. "But I feel wide awake." Stromans addition to the starting rotation seems like an eventuality but hes not going to dwell on his role. "Im just happy to be here," said Stroman. "Ive had experience in the bullpen, Im not worried about it, I feel like I can come in, thats something Ive done before in the past and thats something Im comfortable with, so its not like its completely new." Jonathan Ogden Jersey . Canadas 5-1 loss to Finland in the semifinal ranks as the tournaments most-watched game with a record 2.7 million viewers, the largest ever for a World Juniors game played outside of North America, and winning Saturday as the most-watched program on Canadian television. Tim Williams Jersey . -- Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice tweeted an apparent goodbye after a report about his pending release. http://www.ravensjerseyscheapauthentic.com/ravens-justin-tucker-black-jersey/ . Specifically, thumbs up to the Canadian-based teams in the NHL, or at least most of them.CALGARY -- Speedskater Denny Morrison was 50 metres away from a spot on the Canadian Olympic team in the 1,000 metres on Monday. But with his mind already on qualification, disaster struck. Skating in the outer lane coming up to the finish, Morrison, from Fort St. John, B.C., clipped his skates and fell coming around the final turn on the second day of the Olympic trials for Canadas long track team. He was given a re-skate about an hour later, but his time of one minute 09.04 only gave him the fifth fastest time, leaving him on the outside with Canada given four berths in the distance in Sochi. "I was already thinking Ive already qualified for the Olympics," said Morrison, who said the re-skate was always going to be a tough task to replicate a winning performance since he was essentially skating on a half tank of gas. "I just need to coast across the line and then I fall and you lose a couple seconds or whatever." The result does not spell the end of Morrisons Olympic dreams. The 1,000 metres was one of his preferred events with 23-career medals on the World Cup circuit, but he still has a chance to qualify through the 1,500 metres, another of his preferred events on Thursday. Hes a two-time World Champion in the 1,500. After his media obligations were complete, Morrisons parents and brother Jay, himself a former speedskater, were there to embrace and console him. Looking for a spot in his third Olympics, Morrison has a silver medal from the team pursuit from the 2006 Olympics in Turin and gold from the team pursuit in Vancouver in 2010, but an individual Olympic medal is still something that has eluded him despite numerous World Championship medals. Morrisons loss was the gain of Ottawas Vincent de Haitre, who skated the race of his life in taking about half a second off his previous personal best to win with a time of 1:08.37. At just 19-years-old, de Haitre is now the national champion in the 1,000 metres in long-track speed skating and in the 1,000 metre time trial (called the Kilo) in trrack cycling. Matt Judon Jersey. "I have a slower start than most of these guys but I managed to pull it together on the last lap and keep the speed up," said de Haitre, who missed Morrisons spill since he was watching the scoreboard at the time, expecting to see how his time matched up with the veteran skater. "I was shocked, really. All these skaters are really good and Im just glad I could compete with them." Quebec Citys Muncef Ouardi finished in second place (1:08.78), Gilmore Junio of Calgary was third (1:08.87) and William Dutton of Humbolt, Sask., finished in fourth (1:08.94). Jeremy Wotherspoon, whose comeback bid took a hit on Saturday with a sixth place in the 500 metres, chose not to compete on Monday and has likely skated competitively for the final time. Canadas Olympic long-track speedskating team will consist of 10 women and eight men in all disciplines and will be announced on Jan. 22. In the womens 1,000 metres, Christine Nesbitt of London, Ont., won her second distance of the trials. After winning the 500 metres on Saturday, Nesbitt won the 1,000 in a time of 1:14.19. Nesbitt is the defending Olympic gold medallist in the distance but has found results hard to come by this year. In two 1,000 metre races on the World Cup season this year, she hasnt finished in the top-10 hasnt and lost her world record in the 1,000 to American Brittany Bowe. Nesbitt should be joined by Olympic debutantes Kali Christ and Kaylin Irvine. Christ, from Regina, and Irvine, of Calgary, finished in second and third with times of 1:15.27, and 1:15.86, respectively. "Right now Im so overwhelmed. It hasnt really sunk in yet," said Christ, who didnt compete in the 500 metres on Saturday as she was nursing a minor groin injury. "I just think it hasnt quite hit me. Im sure later tonight Ill be quite jittery." Brittany Schussler, who won the 3,000 metres on Thursday, likely did enough to secure a spot in her second distance in Sochi. She finished fourth with a time of 1:15.98. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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