First of all, a HUGE CONGRATS to Jose Bautista, for winning the 2011 Silver Slugger Award for the second year in a row.
You can read more about it here.
In more depressing news, John McDonald has signed a 2 year deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Johnny Mac has been a Toronto favorite for many years.
Late last season, he, along with Aaron Hill, were traded to the Diamondbacks for second baseman, Kelly Johnson.
Needless to say, many fans were upset with the decision.
During the ensuing Press Conference, McDonald made it quite clear that he would love to come back to Toronto, as a player, or even a coach. Yesterday, those dreams were crushed with the 2 year announcement.
I look at it this way: He is finally being given a chance to play…a lot more frequently than he was here. He deserves to play more often, and after playing in the Postseason, deserves to be on a team that can’t make it to the play offs.
We will miss you Johnny! Hopefully, one day, you will be back!
I also added around 10 new Bautista cards to my collection. Watch the slide show below, or click on it to see all of my collection!
I think I still have about 10 more cards still to come, along with something I never thought I’d own. I won’t reveal what that it just yet. You’ll have to stay tuned!
I am still attending the Bautista In Store Signing as well. I’m not 100% decided as to what I will be getting signed, but at $60 for an 8X10 photo, I might splurge and get something bigger!