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The Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners swung two deals respectively (one with each other) in order to shore up areas of need moving down the stretch. Obviously, both teams are in different places in terms of the pennant race. The Blue Jays are still holding onto hope that they can sneak into one of the two wild card openings while the Mariners are ready to prepare for next season. Both teams made significant progress towards those goals.
The two started off with each other. The Mariners sent Steve Delabar to the Blue Jays in exchange for Eric Thames. This is one of those old-fashioned deals where a team sends someone they don’t really want or need to another team to get something they do need. The Blue Jays have been desperate for arms to help them get through the grueling days of summer. Delabar is hardly a shut down reliever, but he has been solid this season for the Mariners. He has a 4.17 ERA despite some very strong strikeout to walk numbers.
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The Blue Jays placed designated hitter Adam Lind on the disabled list with strained back. The move was made retroactive to July 26. To fill Lind's roster spot, the Blue Jays recalled first baseman David Cooper from Triple-A Las Vegas. Toronto currently has 12 players on the disabled list. Lind, who also played first base, was having a resurgent month after spending time...
Gambling Insight Blue Jays vs M’s Game 1
The suddenly hot Mariners are 11-6 since the All-Star break after victimizing the Royals for the franchise’s first four-game sweep since 2005.
Toronto Blue Jays vs Seattle Mariners
Monday July 30
Safeco Field – Seattle, WA
Moneyline: Toronto -120, Seattle +110
PITCHING MATCHUP: Blue Jays LH Ricky Romero (8-7, 5.75...
The Pittsburgh Pirates, a surprise contender in the NL Central and wild-card races, made a move to bolster their offense Monday, acquiring outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto, according to multiple media reports. The Blue Jays reportedly will receive right-handed reliever Brad Lincoln. Snider, 24, was pulled from Toronto's game at Seattle in the seventh inning after...
#Bluejays have traded Snider to the #Pirates for RHP Brad Lincoln.#Jays
— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) July 31, 2012
Hold on while I pull myself together.
Last week, I mentioned that the Blue Jays had a very interesting trade chip in Travis Snider. Late tonight, Toronto cashed in that trade chip, sending Snider to Pittsburgh for Brad Lincoln.
On the surface, this doesn't seem like very good value for Snider. Lincoln's "just a reliever", but a good one, He's been a crucial part of Pittsburgh's bullpen...
Carlos Villanueva is now 6-0 after his Toronto Blue Jays beat the Detroit Tigers on Friday night 8-3 , Villanueva gave up only four hits, two earned runs, two walks and struck out two batters in five innings pitched.
“Just a well pitched ballgame by everyone who came to the mound against a deep and powerful lineup,” said Jays mananger, John Farrell in Friday’s post game...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded pitcher Brad Lincoln to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Travis Snider.
Snider was pulled after the sixth inning of Monday night's game at Seattle. The Blue Jays and Pirates announced the deal shortly thereafter.
Snider went 1 for 2 with a walk in his final game for Toronto. The 24-year-old began the day batting .235 with three home runs...
Per a tweet tonight from the Mariners twitter account we've learned the Seattle Mariners have acquired two prospects from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for RHP Brandon League.
The minor leagues coming back the M's way are OF Leon Landry and P Logan Bawcom.
More to follow.
I’m not sure what umpire Tony Randazzo did to Mariners catcher Jesus Montero, but Montero sought out (ok, not really) Randazzo with a line drive Monday night. Montero took a Ricky Romero fastball back through the box and Randazzo couldn’t get out of the way of it.
The thirteen-year veteran umpire took it in the upper ribs and went down for a few minutes before shaking it off...
A busy Monday night continues, with the Seattle Mariners trading former closer Brandon League to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for outfield prospect Leon Landry and pitcher Logan Bawcom.
The 29-year old (really, he's 29?!) League is a closer in title only, though he does have a fastball that averages 95 mph. His stats this year are disappointing, with a line drive...
Travis Snider (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Toronto Blue Jays traded fan-favourite Travis Snider to the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 30 halfway through their 4-1 loss in Seattle against the Mariners. The Blue Jays received right-handed relief pitcher Brad Lincoln in return for the left fielder. Shortly after Snider was sent packing, general manager Alex Anthopoulos then traded Eric...
Here's the running list of Brandon League rumors leading up to the trade deadline:
– The San Francisco Giants are still involved on right handed pitcher Brandon league reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.
– The Seattle Mariners are still trying to move League according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports. Sources close to him say that the Dodgers have inquired about him.
From the La Crosse Tribune
Richard Prigatano knew he wasn’t ready.
When the Toronto Blue Jays drafted Prigatano in the 16th round of the 2011 draft, he recognized it as “a big moment, a big accomplishment.”
But common sense overcame the temptation to jump into the minor leagues immediately after high school. Prigatano instead headed to Long Beach State and gave...