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Dustin McGowan joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization 14 years ago, can you believe that?  The 1st-Round selection from 2000 spent several years as a top prospect in the Blue Jays farm system, but an agonizing string of injuries have added incredible…
Dustin McGowan joined the Toronto Blue Jays organization 14 years ago, can you believe that?  The 1st-Round selection from 2000 spent several years as a top prospect in the Blue Jays farm system, but an agonizing string of injuries have added incredible adversity to the right-hander’s career. McGowan made his MLB debut in 2005 for […]
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Impending free agent Melky Cabrera has spent two seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, experiencing about as many highs and lows as one player can endure in a two-year span. Maybe it was the fall in 2013 that set it up, but Cabrera’s rise back…
Impending free agent Melky Cabrera has spent two seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, experiencing about as many highs and lows as one player can endure in a two-year span. Maybe it was the fall in 2013 that set it up, but Cabrera’s rise back to relevance certainly caught a lot of attention around baseball. On Monday, […]
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Hey Blue Jays fans, I came across this truly hysterical trade speculation piece by Doug Rush at Yankees 101, and I thought I would share it with you (click here for a laugh). Who better to share in this laughter than Shaun Doyle (@JaysFromCouch).We will…
Hey Blue Jays fans, I came across this truly hysterical trade speculation piece by Doug Rush at Yankees 101, and I thought I would share it with you (click here for a laugh). Who better to share in this laughter than Shaun Doyle (@JaysFromCouch).We will actually give some serious thoughts about the possibility of a […]
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Munenori Kawasaki: Toronto #BlueJays 2014 Year in Review

[socials] Is there anyone from the 2014 Blue Jays roster more enjoyable to watch than Munenori Kawasaki? Originally signed by the Seattle Mariners as an Amateur Free Agent for the 2012 season, Kawasaki has brought a unique and upbeat approach to the…
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The Toronto #BlueJays will be on the look-out for a new bullpen coach after dismissing Bob Stanley today.

After the outstanding season the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen put together in 2013, many earmarked the Jays’ pen as a team strength heading into 2014, even touting a possible excess of arms. However, reality didn’t quite live up to expectations in 2014, and…
After the outstanding season the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen put together in 2013, many earmarked the Jays’ pen as a team strength heading into 2014, even touting a possible excess of arms. However, reality didn’t quite live up to expectations in 2014, and bullpen coach Bob Stanley will pay the price for it, as first […]
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Toronto #BlueJays: Is there a plan to build a winner?

  The news of Andrew Friedman heading over to run the Dodgers as the new president of baseball operations struck something within me. I have long been an admirer of what he has been able to accomplish in Tampa Bay. So, too has Alex Anthopoulos. He often…
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Who knew #BlueJays first round pick Max Pentecost had shoulder surgery?

The Toronto Blue Jays took catcher Max Pentecost with the number 11 pick in the 2014 draft, at the time nabbing the best pure catcher available. The liked his solid bat and his advanced skills behind the plate predicted a quick rise through a Blue Jays…
The Toronto Blue Jays took catcher Max Pentecost with the number 11 pick in the 2014 draft, at the time nabbing the best pure catcher available. The liked his solid bat and his advanced skills behind the plate predicted a quick rise through a Blue Jays that was bereft of stud catching prospects. Well, it’s […]
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#BlueJays Morning Brew: The Young Guns, Melky Cabrera & Saving Time

[socials] Good Morning. Wipe the sleep from your eyes because we’ve brewed up a fresh pot of Blue Jays goodness to start your day. Here’s your Blue Jays Morning Brew. It has been really quiet lately with the Toronto Blue Jays. But, there have been a few…
Good Morning. Wipe the sleep from your eyes because we’ve brewed up a fresh pot of Blue Jays goodness to start your day. Here’s your Blue Jays Morning Brew. It has been really quiet lately with the Toronto Blue Jays. But, there have been a few nuggets that are worth looking at.   Recently, MLBTR.com […]
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With the AFL and Winter Leagues under way, it’s time to take a look at how our Blue Jays prospects are performing prior to October 19th. We have Ryan Schimpf and Jorge Flores playing in Mexico, Andy Burns and Casey Lawrence playing in Venezuela, and Matt…
With the AFL and Winter Leagues under way, it’s time to take a look at how our Blue Jays prospects are performing prior to October 19th. We have Ryan Schimpf and Jorge Flores playing in Mexico, Andy Burns and Casey Lawrence playing in Venezuela, and Matt Hague getting into a couple games in the Dominican Republic. Liga […]
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J.A. Happ: Toronto #BlueJays 2014 Year in Review

[socials] Ever since the spring, I have been hard on James Anthony Happ. And that is mostly due to his inconsistency since his arrival from Houston in July 2012 as part of the Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero trade that seemed to involve way more players…
Ever since the spring, I have been hard on James Anthony Happ. And that is mostly due to his inconsistency since his arrival from Houston in July 2012 as part of the Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero trade that seemed to involve way more players than was necessary. At the time, Blue Jays fans weren’t sure […]
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Maicer Izturis was a footnote on the Toronto Blue Jays season in 2014, quickly forgotten by fans after suffering a season-ending injury just two weeks into April.  The pint-sized Venezuelan joined the Jays in 2013 on a 3-year, $9M contract which keeps him…
Maicer Izturis was a footnote on the Toronto Blue Jays season in 2014, quickly forgotten by fans after suffering a season-ending injury just two weeks into April.  The pint-sized Venezuelan joined the Jays in 2013 on a 3-year, $9M contract which keeps him in Toronto through 2015.  His contract features a $3M team option for […]
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Anthony Gose joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 in a trade that sent one of their top prospects, Brett Wallace, to the Houston Astros.  Gose had just arrived in Houston from the Philadelphia Phillies, where the Blue Jays had chased after the skilled OF…
Anthony Gose joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010 in a trade that sent one of their top prospects, Brett Wallace, to the Houston Astros.  Gose had just arrived in Houston from the Philadelphia Phillies, where the Blue Jays had chased after the skilled OF before in their trade talks for Roy Halladay. With speed […]
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