Found March 04, 2013 on 85% Sports:
I guess the Blue Jays got tired of being one of the questions marks in the division; the team decided to make their move after treading along for years. Will fleecing the Marlins make them the top team in the division? Key Losses: Henderson Alvarez, RHP (Marlins, Trade) Mike Aviles, SS (Indians, Trade) John Buck, C (Mets, Trade) David Carpenter, RHP (Red Sox, Trade) Travis d’Arnaud, C (Mets, Trade) Yunel Escobar, SS (Marlins, Trade) Jason Frasor, RHP (Rangers, Free Agent) Yan Gomes, C (Indians, Trade) Adeiny Hechavarria, SS (Marlins, Trade) Kelly Johnson, 2B (Rays, Free Agent) Brandon Lyon, RHP (Mets, Free Agent) Jake Marisnick, OF (Marlins, Trade) Jeff Mathis, C (Marlins, Trade) Justin Nicolino, LHP (Marlins, Trade) Noah Syndergaard, RHP (Mets, Trade) Carlos Villanueva, RHP (Cubs, Free Agent) Omar Vizquel, SS (Retired) Key Additions: Lars Anderson, 1B (White Sox, Waivers) Emilio Bonifacio, 2B (Marlins, Trade) Mark Buehrle, LHP (Marlins, Trade) Melky Cabrera, OF (Giants, Free Agen...

History suggests Dickey not done

Contrarian points of view have quickly become the norm in mainstream media. Residing on the end of the spectrum opposed to popular opinion powers the 24-hour news cycle, the sports talk radio circuit and, in this case, presents fantasy baseball pundits the opportunity to knock assumed studs off the preseason pedestal. In the case of Blue Jays' pitcher R.A. Dickey, several recent...

Report: Colby Rasmus Takes Jab at John Farrell, Says John Gibbons Won’t Go Into ‘Freak-Out Mode’ With Blue Jays

In Boston, John Farrell is expected to be the manager who restores order, provides solid leadership and cleans the clubhouse of the crazy that kept the Red Sox from fulfilling their potential in 2012. In Toronto, though, one Blue Jays player says Farrell was opposite of that when managing the team last year. Outfielder Colby Rasmus had some harsh words about Farrell as he talked...

Torre picks Dickey to start Team USA opener

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Team USA manager Joe Torre on Monday named Blue Jays knuckleballer and 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey the starter for Friday's World Baseball Classic opener. Torre added that Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia will catch for Dickey against Mexico at Chase Field on Friday night. Team USA's starting pitchers in the WBC will be limited...

Phils relief pitching let down the team again as they lose to the Blue Jays, 11-6.

A still leaking bullpen lets down the offense as the Phils are defeated by the Blue Jays, 11-6. The Phils got on the scoreboard first in the first inning as, with a runner on second, and with one man out, Michael Young hits an RBI double, scoring Kevin Frandsen, who had just doubled, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils then took a 3-0 lead as Ryan Howard hits a two-run blast,...

What Kind of Difference Will Farrell Make?

Just in case you were wondering how things would be different with John Farrell at the helm, we have this: the first cuts of Spring Training include Drake Britton. Britton’s demotion is not much of a surprise in and of itself. He was a 100:1 shot to make the big league club at best. However, being one of the first cuts on a list of relative no-names and also rans might be considered...

Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects

The Blue Jays had plenty of farm depth after the 2012 season, but how did the system fare after trading away quite a few key prospects? Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages. Rank Player Pos Avg...

John Farrell "layin' da smack down" on the Red Sox culture

Bottom line, John Farrell isn't putting up with anyone's crap this season. The Red Sox manager and former pitching coach has the relational capital to make that kind of statement on this team and reverse the culture here in Beantown. Relational capital is a principle Bobby Valentine overlooked all together during his one year tenure in Boston. It's a principle that Tito...

Phillies 13, Blue Jays 5

Ryan Howard hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Brett Cecil that cleared the back fence and went out of Bright House Field, helping a Philadelphia Phillies' split squad beat the Toronto Blue Jays 13-5 Sunday. Howard's fifth-inning drive put the Phillies ahead 6-4. After missing spring training and the first half of last season while recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon...
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