Saturday, May 5, 2007

Why am I not surprised?

So Toronto general manager J.P. Ricciardi lied about B.J. Ryan's arm injury in spring training. Are we really surprised?

Ricciardi has a team that was expected to contend for the American League East title. He is in the process of seeing a payroll that is increasing each year. He shelled out $47 million for Ryan after the 2005 season.

So why lie? Toronto has a few prospects that are ready to contribute at the major league level. My guess is Ricciardi didn't want to show any signs of weakness when he and the Blue Jays brass said Ryan, a former Airline High standout, was dealing with a back problem in spring training.

Instead, Ryan was battling an elbow injury that has him currently on the 60-day disabled list and the Blue Jays suffering the karmic retribution for lying about Ryan's malady.


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