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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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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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The 9 Biggest Bullpen Blowups in Jays History

The 2016 trade deadline didn’t come close to matching the euphoric highs of the 2015 deadline. You can’t trump David Price and Troy Tulowitzki. Nobody was asking first-year GM Ross Atkins to shock the world, and most Jays fans were impressed with the shrewd, but impactful acquisitions he did make. And the depth provided by Melvin Upton […]

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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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Ross Atkins Speaks: Change to Gibbons Contract, Pitching, Pompey, and More

Sunday night, Sirius XM’s MLB Network’s Spring Training Tour reached Dunedin and the Blue Jays camp. As part of that program MLB Network hosts Todd Hollandsworth & Steve Phillips interviewed new Toronto GM, Ross Atkins. You can listen to the Gibbons portion of the audio here, but I’ve pulled a few extra notable quotes to come out […]

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This Week in Blue Jays: Jose Bautista, Goose Gossage, and Fun in Baseball

In this space, Jenn Smith takes a look back at the recent stories surrounding the Blue Jays and provides her thoughts on the matter, with links to some of the original sources. Once the season starts, look for this series on Sundays to help you catch up on the goings on in Jays land. The reigning AL […]

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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 […]