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Rowdy Tellez Is Making His Way to Toronto One Page of Notes at a Time

DUNEDIN – From the moment he was drafted, Rowdy Tellez gained minor celebrity status among fans in Canada because of his peculiar yet endearing name. That fame drifted off into the background over the past few seasons as Tellez has been developing in the low minors, occasionally resurfacing with a #LetsGetRowdy on Twitter during a particular stretch […]

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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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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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Recap: Blue Jays 10, Rangers 1; Estrada Shines While Texas Falters

As soon as Edwin Encarnacion launched his walk-off home run on Tuesday night, talk in the baseball world shifted to how the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays would react as they revisited their year-old rivalry for at least another three games, possibly for four or five. If their were any concerns that either team  would revert to child […]

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This Week in Blue Jays: The Frustratingly Good Blue Jays

The 2016 Toronto Blue Jays might just be the most frustrating first place team that has ever existed. At the very least, it has certainly felt that way over the past two weeks. What, with the inconsistent nature of the offense, the shaky pitching performances and opposing players’ ground balls that somehow, mysteriously, manage to find […]

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Recap: Orioles 6, Blue Jays 2; Offense Sputters as Jays Lose in Extras

One day after leapfrogging the Baltimore Orioles to grab a half-game lead in the AL East, the Toronto Blue Jays sent current Cy Young favourite Aaron Sanchez to the mound for a shot at the series sweep. The Orioles countered with their best starter, Chris Tillman, against whom several Blue Jays’ hitters have had success. […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 5, Tigers 4; The Real Troy Tulowitzki is Back

Two years ago, if I’d told you that Drew Hutchison pitched just as well as Justin Verlander, you’d have been ecstatic. Well, that happened today, but there was no ecstaticism to be found. Verlander isn’t much like his 2011 Cy Young and MVP award winning self these days; today’s game epitomized that. He struck out five […]