Ben and Sam talk about whether Kawasaki being sent to the minors tells us anything about chemistry, then discuss how much the Tigers' defense hurts them.

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Great episode, but some Toronto chemistry clarifications. Kawasaki definitely added to his lore by both his quirky personality and by improving steadily as the season progressed. Not only did he crank a homer on Friday, but on Saturday, he missed a second one by a few feet foul.
Omar Vizquel was brought in last year as a chemistry guy, but by many accounts, he didn't live up to the standing. In fact, by the end of the year, he publicly threw John Farrell and his coaching staff under the bus( He also failed to advise Yunel Escobar that writing homophobic comments on his eye black would be a bad thing.
DeRosa, on the other hand, seems to be living up to his chemical rep.
Kawasaki made it fun when there was not much to enjoy about the Jays season. His grinding at bats was in contrast to many of the Jays (Arrencibia, Rasmus, Bautista) who have zero 2 strike approach.
And Kawasaki was recalled last night as Melky Cabrera hit the DL with knee tendinitis.