Janssen will make his long-awaited return to the Blue Jays on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves. It’s certainly been a long road back to the majors for Casey Jannsen since his last big league game on September 4th, 2007. It will also be a completely different set of circumstances this time around; back in 2007, Janssen was the setup man for Jeremy Accardo. I’m usually not a huge fan of relievers moving from the bullpen to the rotation. But with Janssen being away from the majors for so long, he’s had ample time to be groomed and retooled as a starting pitcher.
And just to get you pumped for this weekend’s interleague series against the Braves, here’s a little musical motivation courtesy of The Crue. I realize it’s no Friday Rock Out from the Tao of Stieb, but I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to use one of my favourite hair metal songs of all time.