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Continuing from our season preview of the Toronto Blue Jays earlier today...
What makes the 2013 Blue Jays different from the 2012 Marlins?
The Blue Jays-Marlins comparison is bound to come up a lot this season if the Blue Jays struggle out of the gate. Just like the 2012 Marlins, the 2013 Blue Jays experienced a major retooling in the offseason, bringing in numerous stars in an attempt to change the fortunes of the team going forward. But there are a few reasons why the Blue Jays this year are different from the Marlins last year.
1) The Blue Jays are a veteran club with leaders already in place, and aren't trying to make the new guys the backbone of the team. This isn't going to be Jose Reyes' team right off the bat like the Marlins were. With guys like Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Adam Lind firmly entrenched in Toronto, this is their team. Who was the Marlins leader heading into 2012? The petulant Hanley Ramirez? Josh Johnson? Ricky Nolasco? Or....
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The Toronto Blue Jays didn't have a great 2012. Their season collapsed like a house of cards when Jose Bautista broke his wrist and the pitching staff suffered injury after injury. This offseason, Alex Anthopolous made his move. He had accumulated several talented prospects that weren't going to be ready for the majors in 2013, and cashed them in to pick up Jose Reyes, RA...
Toronto Blue Jays catcher JP Arencibia may have a difficult responsibility this season if the team allows him to catch for R.A. Dickey. Knuckleball pitchers like Dickey and Tim Wakefield will oftentimes have their own personal catcher, but Arencibia is hoping to convince the Jays that he is up to the task.
According to ESPN the Magazine’s Chris Jones, Arencibia has been living...
The first scary collision of the major league baseball season occurred in a spring training game Saturday when Toronto Blue Jays outfielders Mike McCoy and Ryan Langerhans collided while chasing down a fly ball in right-center field.
Langerhans came down with the ball and managed to hold on to it, but both players went down and took their time getting up. McCoy took the worst...
(1) The Blue Jays are of tremendous interest this year, after having spent the offseason adding R.A. Dickey and the Marlins. Many expect that the Jays will win their division for the first time since 1993. At the very least, if they’re not favorites, they’re close to it.
(2) Ricky Romero is of tremendous interest, because what the hell happened?
(3) We’re suckers...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
A nightmare season for the Blue Jays...well, let's see. You can immediately start with the health of Toronto...
Yes, Schwimer took the loss in this game against the Atlanta Braves Michael Schwimer was not likely to get a chance for the Phillies in the major leagues this season. It does not appear that he will be in the Blue Jays' plans either. According to the Blue Jays' official...
Everyone knows the key players on the Toronto Blue Jays: Reyes, Bautista, Encarnacion, Dickey, Cabrera, and so on and so forth. But after the stars that everyone knows, there's a dropoff to the lesser players: guys like Arencibia, Lind, and Rasmus, who have tons of potential, but have generally underperformed during their careers with the Blue Jays. Picking a player from either...
Thanks to today's technology, the 8-bit Nintendo games of our past can be remade into epic YouTube videos for many to laugh at.
The fine folks over at Sportress of Blogitude uncovered this clip called "Blue Jays Adventure" which shows the Toronto Blue Jays taking on their foes in the AL East in a text-based adventure:
J.A. Happ has been a regular starting pitcher in the majors
since 2009, but right now Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons says he’s the “odd
man out,” according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.
Entering the offseason, it appeared that Happ, who was
acquired from the Houston Astros last summer, could win a spot in the Blue Jays’
starting rotation. However, Toronto...
The Boston Red Sox had their first game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, and this was the first time that Manager John Farrell coached against his former team. As expected the fans of the Blue Jays were slightly upset about Farrell choosing to become the manager of the Boston Red Sox and voiced their opinions before, during and after the game. Farrell was the manager of Toronto...
Is Rush Canada’s most popular export? As much as we love maple syrup and moose, it’s probably true.
Well, singer, bassist and frontman Geddy Lee is sticking with his home country, and has been a Toronto Blue Jays fan for years. In fact, he’s often been spotted hanging out at Rogers Centre, cheering the team on.
Likewise, with the Jays having completed an impressive offseason...
Outfield prospect George Springer hit a three-run homer off Jeremy Jeffress in the fourth inning and a two-run drive against Claudio Vargas in the fifth, helping the Houston Astros beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Wednesday.
Houston, 29th among the 30 teams in batting average last year, had 18 hits, including two each by Springer, J.D. Martinez, Matt Dominguez and Carlos Corporan...
Facing the Toronto Blue Jays may have been a bit awkward for Red Sox manager John Farrell — who managed the Jays just last year — but two other Boston newcomers thoroughly enjoyed it.
Steven Wright and Allen Webster combined to allow a run on four hits over four innings in the first appearance with the pro club for both hurlers. Wright, a knuckleballer, got the start and the...
DUNEDIN, Fla. — Baseball union head Michael Weiner says there’s active discussion about increasing the penalties for violating baseball’s drug testing program.
Weiner says Monday after meeting with the Toronto Blue Jays players have expressed interest in making the sanctions for failed drug tests more severe. He also says there have been discussions with Major League Baseball...