For what it's worth, CBS Sportsline has their obligatory Jays season preview blurb up, as well as a companion 5 Things to Know About... thingy. Is it me, or are these always written with an annoyingly condescending subtext, like "Did you know they have a baseball team in Toronto? Toronto, Canada?!" The not so subtle tone has Senior Writer Scott Miller marvelling that these scrappy l'il worldbeaters actually think they can take on the Big Fellas. Isn't that cute?
Anyway, though the whole thing is generally disagreeable, there's one tasty bit I take exception with:
Though Toronto has some promising young players like McGowan, Marcum and second baseman Aaron Hill, Boston (Dustin Pedroia, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz) and the Yankees (Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy) have better young players.