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Blue Jays have record 3 Canadian position players in lineup

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have made major league history by putting three Canadian-born position players in the starting lineup. The Blue Jays started catcher Russell Martin and outfielders Michael Saunders and Dalton Pompey against Tampa Bay on Saturday night. Never before had a big league team started three Canadian position players. The Montreal Expos twice...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Release LHP Ricky Romero

The Toronto Blue Jays have released LHP Ricky Romero, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. #BlueJays release Ricky Romero. — Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 25, 2015 AA says he hasn’t progressed to the point where he feels he could make it back this yr and he’s in final yr of deal. Romero took it well — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) April 25, 2015 AA says Romero was grateful...
Via Baseball Essential
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slowed by knee woes, former All-Star Romero cut by Toronto

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have released left-hander Ricky Romero, a former All-Star who has been slowed by knee injuries for several seasons. The Blue Jays made the move Saturday. The 30-year-old Romero was in the final season of a five-year contract. He had been working out at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin. ''We made the determination we...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Expos executive Jim Fanning dies at 87

TORONTO (AP) Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning's death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos' general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: early season observations

With the season a little over a tenth complete, it’s time to start evaluating how the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to begin the season. The Blue Jays currently have a 9-8 record, good for a third-place tie in the A.L. East, just 1.0 game behind the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Jays are still clearly in the thick of things (as are most teams at this time of year),...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Summer Ever: Catching Up With Omar Vizquel

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today we catch up with former shortstop Omar Vizquel...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orioles Complain About Rogers Centre Turf, Considered Boycott

The Toronto Blue Jays installed new turf at the Rogers Centre this season to hold them over until the stadium’s eventual conversion to real grass for the 2017 season. The old AstroTurf played super fast, was rock hard and bounced high. In a stadium that is considered home run friendly, the old turf helped jack up high scores and played a certain way. For visiting teams they had...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Education of Miguel Castro

Toronto Blue Jays closer Miguel Castro has seemingly come out of nowhere to finish games for the team in this young MLB season. For those who follow prospects closely, Castro has been on the radar since he made his stateside debut less than two years ago, but even his biggest boosters were surprised at his rapid ascension to the Major Leagues this spring. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Week 3 Rookie Report

View image | gettyimages.com Toronto’s Devon Travis has been a huge factor for the Blue Jays this season, showing the pop that they lacked last year from their second basemen. This is Travis’s first season in the Toronto system after coming over from Detroit in a trade for Anthony Gose this offseason. The 24-year-old is only 5’9″, but he’s shown a ton of power through...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays – Rays Series Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays kick off a 10-game road trip in Florida with 3 games this weekend against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The Rays are in the midst of a six-game homestand after taking two of three from the Red Sox.  Toronto just finished a run of 10 games at home where they went 5-5. The Rays and The Trop have been a bit of an elephant’s graveyard for the Blue Jays...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sweep Away O’s, Rivalry Continues

Toronto was 2-5 in their 10-game homestand before Baltimore came to town. The Blue Jays earned their first sweep in a series that involved a lot of offense, and some theatrics. It wasn’t the 13 runs the Blue Jays scored against the Orioles that made headlines in game one, nor was it Mark Buehrle grabbing his third win on the season to push his record to 3-0. In the seventh inning...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Idiot Blue Jays Fan Picks Up Fair Ball, Tries to Play It Off

It’s been a tension filled past couple of days for the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays as both teams have engaged in antics that include: stare downs, home run pimping, yelling, etc. However, there was a mini-break to all that nonsense Wednesday when a Manny Machado double down the third base line was picked up by a clueless Jays fan. As you can see below, the ball came...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt expected to hire Scott Barnes for AD job

Randy Juhl has been serving as the interim athletic director for the Pittsburgh Panthers since the firing of Steve Pederson, but now it appears that they are set to finally tab a permanent replacement. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Pitt is expected to hire  Scott Barnes as their athletic director on Friday. Barnes was chosen as the new athletic director through a Chicago...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Come on Down Scott Barnes

As numerous places have reported, Pitt has hired Utah State Athletic Director Scott Barnes to replace some jagoff none of us liked. Barnes has an impressive resume since he took over for the Aggies in 2008, including chairman of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee and four consecutive bowl games under two different head coaches. Most importantly, Utah State set fundraising records...
Via Pitt Blather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardy and Gardy Show: Five Minutes With Matt Boyd

The Cardy and Gardy show presents: Five Minutes with Matt Boyd of the Toronto Blue Jays. Matt Boyd of the Toronto Blue Jays talks about his start to the 2015 season and his lineage to the great Bob Feller. Looking forward to speaking more with Matt throughout this season and his career. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattBoyd31 The post Cardy and Gardy Show: Five Minutes With Matt Boyd...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista demonstrates the perfect response to getting thrown at

In the seventh inning of Tuesday’s Orioles-Blue Jays game, Baltimore rookie Jason Garcia threw behind Jose Bautista. Instead of making this  big thing, with beanballs fired back and forth, Bautista settled the matter in the perfect way – with a long home run and some jaw jacking. That’s how you do it. Make them pay on the field. Bautista’s pimp job and home run trot were...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista, Adam Jones have war of words

Your browser does not support iframes. The Blue Jays beat the Orioles 13-6 on Tuesday, but the final score wasn’t the only ugly thing about the game. During the 7th inning, Adam Jones and Jose Bautista got into a war of words that continued between innings. With a runner on second base, Jason Garcia threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Devon Travis

His Major League Baseball career may be just two weeks old, but one rookie from Florida State is making his presence felt at the big league level. Toronto Blue Jays’ second baseman Devon Travis is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the third time in five weeks. Travis earns the honor for the week of April 14th through the 20th. Through 13 games, the Blue Jays are 6...
Via Noled Out
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud is blossoming into catcher of the future

Editor’s Note – This piece was written before Sunday’s injury. Ever since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, there have been high expectations for Travis d’Arnaud from just about everyone. The talent has always been apparent, but it was a matter of staying healthy and having confidence that have enabled d’Arnaud to reach his full potential. We are finally...
Via Mets360.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Pillar climbs wall to rob home run

Your browser does not support iframes. On Tuesday, Nolan Arenado presented a candidate for Major League Baseball’s catch of the season by making a spectacular grab down the third base line. The following day, Kevin Pillar did his best to one up him. In the top of the seventh inning, Rays second baseman Tim Beckham...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Apr 15

Yesterday was a disappointing day for the Official Lineup. Matt Andriese and the Rays shut down the Blue Jays’ thumpers — Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista combined for 2.00 points and neither Jose Reyes nor Josh Donaldson managed double digits. Garrett Jones, my massive sleeper for the day that I had in all lineups, went hitless, and Jake Arrieta, who I chose over Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: opening day observations

The Toronto Blue Jays got their season off on the right foot, beating the New York Yankees handily 6-1 earlier today. There were a number of notable occurrences from the game: Drew Hutchison dazzled in his first season opener, with a line of 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, and 3 SO. Hutchison didn’t necessarily have his best stuff, but he was his usual gritty self. After only...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Six Bold Predictions

Opening Day is just two days away, and thus it’s time for bold predictions about the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 season. Without further ado… 1. Dioner Navarro doesn’t get traded Dioner Navarro There are many reasons why Dioner Navarro shouldn’t be traded, and I predict that he won’t get dealt. Someone will get hurt, or the Jays will see the upside in having Navarro’s...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Devon Travis Gets His Shot in Toronto

For the second year in a row, the Blue Jays headed into spring training with no clear second baseman. Last year, their second base competition featured Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, Munenori Kawasaki, Chris Getz and Steve Tolleson. Unsurprisingly, this quintet ranked last in our preseason, second base positional power rankings with a collective projection of 0.1 WAR. Nonetheless, the Jays […]
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively profiled heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up a permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer and enjoys a...Read More The post R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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