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Steve Pearce on Breaking Through an Early Season Slump

TORONTO — Baseball can be a funny game. The harder you try the more the game tends to slip away from you. The entirety of the Toronto Blue Jays roster has frustratingly dealt with this all season with the team breaking out of the gates to a dismal 5-13 record. They know they’re a good […]

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An Early End to the Blue Jays Comeback (and Season)

TORONTO – Well, that didn’t last long. The hope, the optimism, the belief – they all died quickly in the Blue Jays’ ALCS Game 5 matinee against Cleveland. Cleveland scored three times, once in the first, then again in the third and fourth, and the Jays hardly threatened, if ever. Ryan Merritt threw slop that […]

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This is Why they Play the Game

TORONTO – This is why they play the game. A common message that echoed through both clubhouses prior to Tuesday’s Wild Card game between the Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles. The pressure of the postseason, playing with everything on the line. Everything to lose but also everything to gain. No player would want it […]

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Blue Jays have the Perfect Excuse to use Bautista as DH

TORONTO – With the return of Kevin Pillar to the Toronto Blue Jays lineup Tuesday, and Jose Bautista expected to be back today it would seem that the club’s outfield picture just got a lot clearer. However, with further inspection it would seem that in actuality the water is about to become a whole lot […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 8: The Big 50 Moments that Didn’t Happen Recently

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet stops by to discuss his upcoming book, “The Big 50: Toronto Blue Jays,” and some early season trends. The guys then tackle the recent week that was, with a focus on the incredible performance of the starting rotation, the odd bullpen usage, some lackluster hitting, and an odd start to the […]