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How Kevin Pillar Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Plate Discipline

DUNEDIN – Compared to years past, the Blue Jays Spring Training camp this season has been relatively quiet. There have been no outlandish contract demands from star players, no soul-crushing injuries to fan favourites, and no prospects taking everybody by surprise. That’s probably a good thing. Spring Training narratives tend to be distractions for players, and […]

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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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Blue Jays Bats Stay Silent

TORONTO – It’s no fun to pile on when a person is down, but so far in the American League Championship Series the Toronto Blue Jays have been completely outplayed in every facet. No one is going to point fingers at the Jays’ pitching, but a whole lot of weight falls on the shoulders of […]

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Donaldson’s Bold Move Pays Off for Jays

TORONTO – Ballsy. Reckless. Bold. Aggressive. Call it whatever you want, but Josh Donaldson’s decision to round third and attempt to score on a ball in the dirt that was laying at the feet of Texas Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland was certainly not your run of the mill play. As Donaldson laid out, doing […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 5, Rangers 3; Toronto Holds on to Take 2-0 Series Lead

The Blue Jays are heading home with a 2-0 series lead in their ALDS matchup against the Texas Rangers. With a 5-3 win in Game two this afternoon in Arlington, the Jays have put themselves in the best position possible ahead of Game three Sunday night at the Rogers Centre. No one expected this afternoon’s […]

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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 […]