Posts Tagged: David Cooper

Game 106 vs. Oakland A’s

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Oakland Athletics

Fri, August 3rd, 2012 8:05 PM @ Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

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Buck Blunder 1 - Buck Martinez said that Justin Upton hit a home run today and then later said that his brother Justin hit a home run in Tampa. You mean BJ Upton. (Contributed by @SwervinPervan)

Buck Blunder 2 - Yet another Daniel Norris Buck Blunder. (Contributed by @JackCox)

Buck Blunder 3 - Buck Martinez announced that Omar Vizquel was playing at 1st, when he was at 3rd replacing Lawrie. (Contributed by @jordangeville)

Buck Blunder 4 - I thought the Daniel Norris Buck Blunder was bad, but he called Derek Norris, Bud Norris! (Contributed by @SwervinPervan)

Buck Blunder 5 - Buck Martinez forgot that an Oakland A’s batter struck out in their half of the inning. (Contributed by @twobrobb)

Buck Blunder 6 - It was only a matter of time before we had a Moises Alou Buck Blunder (Moises Sierra). (Contributed by @JackCox, @bosoxfan929, @jordangeville, and @TheChrisMeneses)

Buck Blunder 7 - Buck Martinez said that during Jeff Mathis’ AB in the 9th, a foul ball hit the umpire on the shoulder, but it was really off his mask. (Contributed by @nate_diddly)

Buck Blunder 8 - Buck Martinez called Brad Lincoln’s 12-6 curveball, a slider… Ah No! (Contributed by @SwervinPervan)

Buck Blunder - A bit of a grammer blunder here as Buck said that Jeff Mathis HR after the foul tip controversy gave him a “major” of satisfaction…. I think he meant “measure” (Contributed by @nate_diddly)

Buck Blunder 10 - According to Buck Martinez, Brad Lincoln is now Brandon Lincoln. (Contributed by @SwervinPervan)

Buck Blunder 11 - Buck Martinez thought it was 4-3 when the score was 4-4 in the 9th. (Contributed by @twobrobb)

Buck Blunder 12 - Buck Martinez said that David Cooper’s single in the 9th was starting the inning off, but there were two outs. (Contributed by @nate_diddly)

Buck Blunder 13 - Buck Martinez called a letter high curve ball, missing downstairs. (Contributed by @tjays05, @nate_diddly, and @SwervinPervan)

Buck Blunder 14 - Bottom of the 14th, i mean 13th (Buck Martinez). (Contributed by @JackCox)


Game 54 vs. Boston Red Sox

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 1:07 PM @ Rogers Centre

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Buck Blunder 1 - Buck Martinez starts off the Buck Blunder afternoon by calling David Cooper, Edwin Encarnacion. I hope that wasn’t a jinx that got EasyE out of the game. (Contributed by @JackCox)

Buck Blunder 2 - Another hit by pitch victim with a name blunder. Ken Youkillis :p (Contributed by @GuzmansJhercurl)

Buck Blunder 3 - Buck Martinez said that there were 3 outs in an inning but it was only 2. (Contributed by @IamTheRealKK)

Buck Blunder 4 - Buck Martinez at one point in the game called Franlin Morales, Franco.

Buck Blunder 5 - Daniel Lard? He was pretty lard today. (Contributed by @jreimche)

Buck Blunder 6 - Never gets old…. Drew Hutchenson. (Contributed by @JackCox)

Buck Blunder 7 - This is debatable but Buck Martinez keeps calling bobblehead figures, dolls. (Contributed by @BackInBlue2012 and @BradJames41)


Game 49 vs. Baltimore Orioles

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Baltimore Orioles @ Toronto Blue Jays

Mon, May 28th, 2012 7:07 PM @ Rogers Centre

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Buck Blunder 1 - Buck Martinez said that Drew Hutchison struck out a batter with a fastball, when it was clearly a slider. (Contributed by @zzguffy901 and @ShakeelSalamath)

Buck Blunder 2 - Buck Martinez said that Adam Jones was going to be a free agent after this year, but he was in team control for 2013. (Contributed by @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 3 - After saying that Adam Jones was locked up with an extension, Buck Martinez said that Matt Wieters was locked up too, but he hasn’t. (Contributed by @Arock1234 and Emailer/Commenter: Andrew D.)

Buck Blunder 4 - Buck Martinez said that Tommy Hanson gave up 6 Earned Runs, but the graphic on Sportsnet said 5 ER. (Contributed by @justcallmejuice)

Buck Blunder 5 - Buck Martinez said that the Red Sox and Phillies were a lock last year to be in the World Series. This year, the writers are saying that the Tigers and Angels are a lock for the World Series, but both teams are in the AL. (Contributed by @PATSandJAYS)

Buck Blunder 6 - Buck Martinez was talking about how “Andruw Jones” new contract extension would affect Josh Hamilton. Tabby had to correct him and said it was Adam Jones. OUCH!!!!! (Contributed by @pairofdice1024, @GenCassista, and @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 7 - When talking about the farm report, he called Anthony Gose, “Goes”. (Contributed by @PATSandJAYS)

Buck Blunder 8 - On Jose Bautista’s pop-up, Buck Martinez said that the Blue Jays strand a pair, when Kelly Johnson was only runner on base. (Contributed by @GenCassista)

Buck Blunder 9 - Buck Martinez thought Robert Andino was up, but it was Mark Reynolds. (Contributed by @GenCassista, @PATSandJAYS, @BShave78, @MLBFan18, and @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 10 - Buck Martinez called Pablo Sandovol, Pedro Sandovol. (Contributed by @JackCox, @SlimCliffy, @joeymatch13, and @shutdown_cf)

Buck Blunder 11 - As always, Buck Martinez could not help himself by calling Drew Hutichison, Hutchinson. (Contributed by @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 12 - When Kevin Gregg was pitching to David Cooper, Buck Martinez called him Kevin Cooper. (Contributed by Emailer/Commenter: Shawn L.)

Buck Blunder 13 - When Buck Martinez was referring to Colby Rasmus and how he’s picked up his game as of late, he said that “In St Louis he tried to please everybody but now he’s pleasing himself…” (Dirty mind kicks in….. now) (Contributed by @Margie2115)


Game 48 vs. Texas Rangers

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Texas Rangers

Sun, May 27th, 2012 3:05 PM @ Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

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Buck Blunder 1 - Buck Martinez said that Jose Bautista’s AVG was .248, but it’s really .234 (Contributed by @LacrosseBoss)

Buck Blunder 2 - Not sure why Buck Martinez keeps calling players Evan, but this time it’s Evan Cooper. (Contributed by @thebradee)

Buck Blunder 3 - Apparently, David Cooper has a ton of aliases. This time, Buck Martinez called him Brett Cooper. (Contributed by @RyanJBarbour)

Buck Blunder 4 - Buck Martinez said that the count to Brett Lawrie was 3-1, but changed it to 3-2. (Contributed by @GenCassista)

Buck Blunder 5 - Buck Martinez was trying to figure out Jesse Chavez’s name. First I think he was going to call him Endy Chavez. Then followed by Cesar. Finally he got it right. (Contributed by @TL_Jaysblog)

Buck Blunder 6 - Buck Martinez still can’t get Edwin Encarnacion’s name right, but this time he just skipped to calling him “Edwin Carnacion” (Contributed by Emailer/Commenter: Sammy E.)


BPA Stats Of The Week (Sep 12-18)

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Bautista Protection Agency

Don’t know what BPA is? Check out the blog post here.

Sorry for the late update.. (Damn! 1 week delay)… Work has been busy, but no matter, the results are below. And they aren’t pretty…. 5 games in this week against the Red Sox and Yankees!

Eric Thames

4 games
16 AB – .188/.222/.250 w/ 3 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K

Kelly Johnson

1 game
4 AB – .000/.000/.000 w/ 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K

Davis Cooper

1 game (1 pitch)
1 AB – .000/.000/.000 w/ 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K

Not great for all three above… I guess with the season almost over, the BPA is losing it’s luster….

BPA Stats for next week…. In 5…4…3…2…1……. NOW!


Game 159 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

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Toronto Blue Jays @ Tampa Bay Rays

Sun, September 25th, 2011 1:40 PM @ Tropicana Field

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Buck Blunder 1 – Buck Martinez said that Jose Bautista has hit 107 HR since 2009. He said that he has had great success in a year and a half, but that’s 2 years. (Contributed by @Arock1234, cont… @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 2 – Buck Martinez said that B.J. Upton was a 25 HR hitter… But he has never hit 25 ever! (Contributed by @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 3 – Buck Martinez said that the Blue jays were playing the Texas Rangers. I didn’t know that the Blue Jays were playing the Rangers. (Contributed by @_skennedy, @s_poole420 and @t_t_brown)

Buck Blunder 4 – Buck Martinez said that the count was 3-1, when really it was 3-2. (Contributed by @Arock1234)

Buck Blunder 5 – Buck Martinez said that Jessie Litsch was Casey Janssen. (Contributed by @yourbestfred, @Arock1234, and @davidbond11)

Buck Blunder 6 – Buck Martinez called David Cooper, Eric Cooper… Does anyone know an Eric Cooper? (Contributed by @Jays_GiantsFan)

Buck Blunder 7 – Buck Martinez said that Justin Upton was B.J. Upton’s MOTHER. YIKES! (Contributed by @RyanJBarbour)

Buck Blunder 8 – Buck Martinez said that the Rays were 1 game back, when they were half a game back. He also said that they could be a half a game back after tonight. The only way that could happen is if the Boston-New York game gets postponed. (Contributed by @AlanClough and @dizziedean)


Will the Jays be risky buyers or effective sellers on the deadline?

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Will Alex Anthopoulos be a buyer or seller at this year's deadline

Will Alex Anthopoulos be a buyer or seller at this year's deadline

13 days from now, the MLB non-waiver trade deadline will come and go and every year, Blue Jays fans will wonder whether AA will be a buyer or a seller. The races are pretty tight this year and you may be even surprised to hear that the Pirates could be buyers at the trade deadline. That’s right! A team that hasn’t had a winning record for 18 years are in the hunt!

Judging by AA’s game plan ever since he because the GM and the standings, AA will once again try to seek out trades that will bring him impact players or beef for the already beefy farm system. I cannot see Alex being a buyer this year and it would be a mistake if he was. The Blue Jays are pretty far back in the wild card spot and 1st place in the AL EAST. This year was considered to be a year that we wouldn’t be competing, but more of a developmental year for our young studs. So if we are that far back, with maybe a 0.01% chance of making the playoffs, why even tender the idea of buying. I rather see this team make the playoffs year after year like the Braves in the 90s, than make it one year and drop off the next few.

With that being said, who is a prime target to be traded on the Toronto Blue Jays? The Blue Jays don’t have that many trading chips on their team like last year. The team is primarily stocked with young talent, but our veteran bullpen pitchers could be packing their bags. As you know, we have 5 pitchers in the bullpen that are potential Type-B free agents, which could net 5 sandwich picks for the Blue Jays next season. Last year, AA tried to move Downs, Frasor, and even Gregg who were in that Type-A/B range, but no team wanted to give up young talent for those pitchers. Well, second time around, things could be different, especially since a lot of teams are looking for pitching help to get them into the playoff hunt. Teams in the hunt are always looking to improve their bullpen and the Blue Jays may have the pitchers teams want. I hear the St.Louis Cardinals are looking for some help.

Another interesting name that has been popping up in the rumour mill of being traded is Marc Rzepcynski. The lefty “Weapon” who use to be a starter has made a nice transition to the bullpen and has been nothing but great, minus a few games give or take. Rzepcynski could be a great piece to move along with another reliever like a Jon Rauch to acquire some young talent. I could see AA doing a trade like this. Rzepcynski has more added gold because he’s in control for the next 4 years, before he becomes a free agent. Would be an excellent trade piece, but of course for the right price. He could be our Scott Downs for many years to come.

Los Del V's value could be as high as it can get. Could he be dealt this season?

Los Del V's value could be as high as it can get. Could he be dealt this season?

One final though about Blue Jays pitching, keep your eye on whether the Blue Jays will keep or deal Carlos Villanueva. He’s been pitching great as a starting pitcher, but does he fit in as a fifth starter or the long man in the pen? With his stock pretty high right now, maybe a sell high situation is in store for this pitcher.

Aaron Hill could be on his way out before the trade deadline.

Aaron Hill could be on his way out before the trade deadline.

For position players, I can only see Corey Patterson, Edwin Encarnacion, and/or Aaron Hill being moved. Juan Rivera would have been in this discussion, but he’s with the Dodgers. Patterson looked great early in the season, but has really tailed off as the season progressed. He’s also not doing any favours when he makes crazy mistakes in the field and on the base paths. I don’t ever remember seeing anyone make blunders in the field and the base paths as much as Corey. Those are softball mistakes, not MLB mistakes. Patterson doesn’t have Type-B status so AA wouldn’t get much for him if he were to move him. Edwin Encarnacion is starting to heat up as of late, and double E doesn’t really have much trade value. I heard that the Brewers are looking for a 3rd baseman.. After he shined the leather on Friday, maybe the Brewers will have some slight interest :) Aaron Hill on the other hand is an interesting piece that could be traded. I don’t see the Blue Jays picking up his options that would net him multi-millions of dollars because he has dropped off so much that he’s not even worth a couple million. Aaron Hill is also a Type-B FA so if the Blue Jays were to not pick up that option and he declines arbitration, we could net yet another draft pick. Teams can also gamble on Hill as he is still relatively young and with maybe a few adjustments (a la Bautista style), he could regain his 2009 form. I’m sure some teams out there might take a risk on Hill, but it is unlikely. Still, he is a potential Blue Jays player that could be on the move, and I wouldn’t mind it. As much as I want Hill to succeed, he just isn’t that player that we envisioned he’d be.

Other trading chips from our farm team that I just don’t see them fitting into the Blue Jays lineup would be guys like Brad Mills, David Cooper, and Adam Loewen. These guys are good, don’t get me wrong, but they just don’t seem to fit on the current MLB roster. Mills has been great in Vegas, but I can’t see him cracking the rotation. Cooper looks to be a solid contact hitter, but he won’t be starting in front of Lind. Adam Loewen has really showed off his power, but again, we have a lot of left handed Outfield bats with power.

So who should AA try to target to improve our team? This team is fairly decent, but we are probably 2-3 pieces away from even thinking about competing for the multiple World Series Championships. First off, we need to think of what our future lineup will look like. Within a few years, i’d like to see this lineup:

C – J.P. Arencibia / Travis d’Arnaud (Backup)
1B – Adam Lind
2B – ??? Maybe Adeiny Hechavarria
SS – Yunel Escobar
3B – Brett Lawrie
OF – Travis Snider, Anthony Gose, Jose Bautista, Rajai Davis (Backup), Eric Thames (Backup)
SP – Ricky Romero, Brandon Morrow, Brett Cecil, Kyle Drabek, Dustin McGowan/Zack Stewart
RP – Marc Rzepczynski, Luis Perez, Henderson Alverez, Danny Farquhar

Could this speedy shortstop be a Blue Jay this year or years to come?

Could this speedy shortstop be a Blue Jay this year or years to come?

I don’t expect AA to target relief pitching because you can find those pitchers either in your system (failed starters) or on the FA market. I do expect him to maybe pick up a middle infielder, either a SS or 2B because we are somewhat weak in that area. People have said, maybe we should bring in the speedy and talented Jose Reyes, but he would cost a ton. I don’t think this is the time to acquire him. Maybe if this was two years later. Another nice piece to pick up would be a veteran starting pitcher. Our rotation is relatively young and they say you need those veterans in your clubhouse, who’s been to the promise land to give the young guns their experience and leadership. Jose Bautista is our current veteran leader, but it would be nice if a veteran starting pitcher were to be inserted into the rotation to solidify our explosive rotation. Maybe we can get some of those great Oakland pitchers on our team.

At the end of the day, if AA can add to the farm, that will be good enough for me, as long as he doesn’t sway away from his plan. People have been a bit impatient with AA cause he’s trying to stock pile as many good prospect as he can, but you watch. When he feels the Blue Jays are ready to contend, he’ll be using those prospects to trade for elite talent, like how the Red Sox used Hanley Ramirez to get Beckett and Lowell from the Marlins or Bartolo Colon to the Expos for Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, and Grady Sizemore. I guarantee you elite talent is coming and these trades will happen. When? I would figure as early as 2012, but 2013 would be a good target. You never know if one day a guy like Mike Stanton, Jason Heyward, Bryce Harper, or great young talent could end up in a Blue Jays uniform. It could be a silent trade deadline for the Blue Jays or AA could blow our minds by getting some big league talent or young prospects. I hope the Ninja can work his magic and beef up our team and the farm. I’m just excited to see what the Blue Jays have in store for the future. Like they say, this game is a marathon and not a sprint.


Game 37 vs. Boston Red Sox

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Boston Red Sox @ Toronto Blue Jays

Wed, May 11th, 2011 7:05 PM @ Rogers Centre

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Funny Buck Martinez quote: “Buck martinez: corey patterson is jacking off the bag at second base #bluejays”(By Twitter User @geronimonster)


Buck Blunder 1 – In the top of the first inning, Buck Martinez calls David Cooper, “Davey”… or maybe even “Derrick”… At least he didn’t call him Davey Jones :p. (Contributed by @Roll_Fizzlebeef and @sleepy416)

Buck Blunder 2 – So Buck Martinez makes yet another error about John Farrell and his tenure as the pitching coach for the Boston Red Sox organization. He says it was John Lackey that was the pitching coach… WRONG AGAIN BUCK! (Contributed by @sleepy416)

Buck Blunder 3 – Jamie Campbell gave an update on the Tampa Bay Rays game where there Rays were leading the game. Buck Martinez then says they were losing.. WHOOPS! (Contributed by @BlueJayGal)

Buck Blunder 4 – In the bottom of the 5th, Buck Martinez says that JJ Drew is on 3rd. You mean JD Drew? So now we have a AJ Upton, JB Arencibia, and now JJ Drew… Boy, buck really needs to get his initials right.

Buck Blunder 5 – In the bottom of the 6th inning, Yunel Escobar hits a ball to the left of the mound to John Lackey. Buck Martinez says the ball bounces to the mound.. I think he should have said, the ball bounces to Lackey.

Buck Blunder 6 – In the top of the 7th, Buck Martinez called it a 1-2-3 inning, but it wasn’t really a clean 1-2-3 inning because Carl Crawford got a single to lead off the inning. (Contributed by @sporkless)

Buck Blunder 7 – I guess Buck Martinez doesn’t watch hockey that much because he just called Luca Caputi, Luke Caputi. (Contributed by @shk66)