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Charlie Wyett says Wayne Rooney

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TORONTO - A rival scout, in town to see the Blue Jays play the Orioles last weekend, was captivated after taking one look at Moises Sierras offensive numbers. He was particularly interested in the number of extra base hits per at bats. Entering play Thursday, Sierra was 23-for-75 (.307) since his recall from Triple-A Buffalo on August 21. Of those 23 hits, 15 have gone for extra bases (13 doubles, one triple, one home run). Break it down further and Sierra has reached at least second base in 20 per cent of his at bats. When the scout was presented with the small sample size argument, he quickly retorted, "The guy can hit a baseball. Hes a natural talent." This is what makes Sierra such an interesting ballplayer at this point in his career. He can wow you with his power. His right field arm can best be described as cannon-like. The natural attributes are so apparent. So too, however, are the gaffes. Sierras baserunning, to be diplomatic, leaves something to be desired. He gets caught wandering. There was one occasion, last weekend, when it appeared he had lost track of the number of outs in the inning while at third base. That cannon-like arm, while powerful, isnt always accurate. Cutoff men get missed. A throw ends up in the seats. On occasion, hes taken strange routes to fly balls which fall as a result. It all lends itself to the feeling that youre on a wild adventure with Sierra. A good thing will happen at some turns and bad things will happen at others. It will never be boring, quite the opposite, and the result is always unpredictable. "A work in progress," said one Blue Jays executive. The Jays have a decision to make on Sierra. Hes out of options, which means the club cannot demote him to the minor leagues next season without first exposing him to irrevocable waivers. Again, with that natural talent, Sierra would likely be claimed. Maybe hes trade bait, a guy who could be made part of a package deal to acquire a player who would address one of the Jays many needs. He does not appear to be, at this time, a suitable replacement in right field should general manager Alex Anthopoulos stun the fan base and ship Jose Bautista out of town. Still, Sierra believes hes ready to be a full-time major leaguer. "I feel comfortable right now," he said. "When I came up, the first couple of at bats I didnt feel comfortable but Ive worked in the cage with the hitting coach and now I feel better." Prior to Edwin Encarnacions season-ending wrist injury, Sierra was working with the star hitter on his swing and on pitch recognition. Unlike Encarnacions work with Brett Lawrie, which featured a lot of video, Sierra spent time with Encarnacion in the cage and, simply, just talking. Sierra is making adjustments as he grows more comfortable. "Hes getting in a better position to hit," said hitting coach Chad Mottola. "He gets so anxious sometimes, kind of the way he plays the game hitting, it gets him out of position to hit the fastball. But I think, in time, Eddies kind of talked about approach to certain pitchers and just experience." Manager John Gibbons has often referred to the larger stadia, the effect of the third deck, when discussing the adjustment from Triple-A to the big leagues. It can be a lot to absorb, the atmosphere, and add the fact Sierra isnt used to the fake grass at Rogers Centre makes for some getting used to. "I think hes played solid," said first base coach Dwayne Murphy, who also coaches the outfielders. "This is a big, huge difference between the minor leagues and big leagues. The ball travels faster, it gets out there faster and hes just making the adjustment, catching up to game speed. I think hes done very well. Hes made great catches, ran balls down." The final word goes to the hitting coach. Youve got to understand, the more we throw them out there, the more they get experience and the game teaches them just as much as we do," said Mottola. "Its one of those things. Its getting better so thats the good thing." ENCARNACION UNDERGOES SURGERY Edwin Encarnacion underwent successful surgery on his left wrist on Wednesday and will need approximately two months of recovery time. Encarnacion played in 142 games this season. With a slash line of .272/.370/.534, he enjoyed a second-straight season with an OPS above .900 (.904). Encarnacion hit 36 home runs, had 104 RBI, walked more times (82) than he struck out (62) and participated in the first All-Star Game of his career. GIBBONS CONFIDENT OF BULLPEN BOUNCEBACK Casey Janssen has reached the 30-save plateau for the first time in his career; Sergio Santos is healthy for the first time since arriving in Toronto; Steve Delabar and Brett Cecil had terrific first halves before being derailed by injury; Aaron Loup is consistent; Dustin McGowan and Neil Wagner are throwing the ball hard. Despite leading the majors in innings pitched for most of the season (now ranked third), manager John Gibbons is confident his bullpen will continue to perform to the standard it has set. "I dont see why there should be any drop off," said manager John Gibbons. "You know, it does happen a lot in baseball - its usually that odd year because when guys are really good they get used a lot, lets say this year, and that usually leads to drop off the following year and a lot of times they regroup and theyre that much better the next year. Most of thats because of the workload. Were conscious of that and I dont think theres been too much excess that should affect them next year." Cecil experienced shoulder fatigue in July and believes the nerve problem he is currently experiencing in his elbow is linked. Steve Delabar is tired, even if he wont come right out and say it. Casey Janssen has grinded through most of the year at less than 100 per cent. Its the nature of the beast. "If youre ever going to win and youre going to get through September and play in October, I mean thats a long season and youve got to figure it out," said Gibbons. "Youre not always going to be good, youre not always going to have your best stuff, whatever it is and youve got to find a way to survive. Thats what the good ones do and thats what the teams that win, their relievers, they get used a lot but theyre effective through most of the year." Jay Bell Jersey . The Cavs announced the move Saturday, one day after LeBron James said hes returning to Cleveland. 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England beat Malta 2-0 in Southgates first game in charge on Saturday but Rooney was booed by some sections of the Wembley crowd and Sky Sports pundit Alan Smith questioned whether the national sides record goalscorer would keep his place for the Slovenia game.Southgate, however, felt the criticism of Rooney was unjust and backed him to continue to play with pride for his country. Former Scotland international Paul Lambert tells Sky Sports News that Wayne Rooney would be put on a pedestal for his achievements in other countries The criticism of him is at times unfair, he said.dddddddddddd. He ploughs on and plays with pride and captains his country with pride.I look back to John Terry, Frank Lampard and Ashley Cole. In their time with England they took an enormous amount of criticism and yet when you look at the number of caps they got they were the guys that kept turning out. 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