Blue Jays Draft 2017

BP Toronto 2017 MLB Draft Central

Welcome to BP Toronto Draft Central. In this section you’ll find all of the great 2017 MLB Draft coverage provided by the BP Toronto team. As new content comes in, including reaction to the Blue Jays picks, it will filter into this spot, so make sure to check back regularly for updates! Blue Jays Draft Selections:  […]

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Half-Baked: Musings on a Frustrating Offseason for Jays Fans

Even the most optimistic Blue Jays pundit would have a hard time appreciating what’s happened so far in the Blue Jays offseason. While the recent return of Jose Bautista was a public relations balm, it’s been a net negative for the boys in blue, with Edwin Encarnacion, Michael Saunders, and Brett Cecil having skipped town, leaving […]

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Give the Blue Jays Off-Season Some Time

It’s Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins’ second winter at the helm of the this club, and they are tasked with the daunting assignment of trying to appease a fanbase that is thirsty for a winner after back-to-back ALCS appearances and exits. Getting the team back to the post-season will be harder in 2017 than it […]

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Where You Can Validly Criticize Mark Shapiro: Diversity

There’s been an awful lot of focus on the Blue Jays new President of Baseball Operations over the offseason. If you don’t believe me, you can take a glance at this petition for his dismissal, which has amassed more than 1300 signatures. This thinking follows from the topic of my last essay – an interesting, somewhat unhappy quirk of […]

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Where Canada Fits in America’s Pastime

When the city of Toronto completed work on the Luminous Veil that hems the Bloor Viaduct and held the event’s official lighting, the 2015 PanAm Games were finally ready to begin. In fact, it worked as a sort of unofficial opening ceremonies. Toronto’s mayor, John Tory – the one that came after the crack-smoking one – was, of […]