Okay, perhaps those weren't the Blue Jays general manager's exact words but it certainly fits the spirit of his tete-a-tete with a caller on a Toronto radio show. The caller suggested the Blue Jays acquire Adam Dunn, who is currently employed by the Cincinnati Dustys and ranked seventh among NL outfielders this year with a .909 OPS. Why a general manager of a MLB team would ever stoop so low to take calls from dunderheaded listeners to a sports talk radio show is beyond my comprehension, but here was J.P.'s heated and seemingly irrational response:
"Do you know the guy doesn't really like baseball that much?" Ricciardi said to the caller. "Do you know the guy doesn't have a passion to play the game that much? How much do you know about the player?
"There's a reason why you're attracted to some players and there's a reason why you're not attracted to some players. I don't think you'd be very happy if we brought Adam Dunn here ...
"We've done our homework on guys like Adam Dunn and there's a reason why we don't want Adam Dunn. I don't want to get into specifics."
Jesus Christ, why don't the Blue Jays want Adam Dunn? Do they have inside information about Dunn's secret sex dungeon? Do his stats not translate well with the current Canadian dollar exchange rate? Does he clog the bases too much?
J.P. then said "He's a lifetime .230, .240 hitter that strikes out a ton and hits home runs."
"Yes, he hits home runs, which none of the Toronto Blue Jays are doing," the caller replied.
Zing! Plus one to the random caller to some random Toronto sports radio show!
(We owe a Coke to Bucs Dugout which is odd because this has nothing to do with the Pirates)