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Manager John Farrell has suggested that the Toronto Blue Jays could have two hitting coaches next season. Chad Mottola, who has been the hitting coach at Class AAA Las Vegas for the past three seasons and works with the major league hitters in spring training, was called up to Toronto for September as an added coach. If Mottola did join the major league team next year, he would work with Dwayne Murphy, who has done an excellent job as the hitting coach for the past few years. Before the Blue Jays had their lineup depleted by injuries to key players in July, they were near the top of the league in runs scored. "We've talked about it internally," Farrell said. "We've talked about how the structure would work. The fact, if this were to play out, the people involved have a rapport, they have a relationship already from the major leagues to the (Class AAA) staff, spring training and the familiarity with one another. That's paramount, because the message...
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The Blue Jays acquisition of Colby Rasmus last season was considered a steal by many. Though the team surrendered five players in companion deals with the White Sox and Cardinals, Alex Anthopolous brought in a young, cost-controlled centerfielder for three relievers, a starter that was never really meant for them in the first place, and Mark Teahen‘s contract. Rasmus was worth...
It was music to my ears when I heard that both Brett Lawrie and J. P. Arencibia were back in the Toronto Blue Jay’s lineup again. Seeing Lawrie play again was especially exiting to me. In fact, he scored the Jay’s first run in game one against the Boston Red Sox.
Game one was probably the best I ever seen the Toronto Blue Jays play in over a month. Everything seemed...
The Toronto Blue Jays did their part in making the Boston Red Sox's miserable season just a little bit more wretched. They swept Boston for the second consecutive series at Fenway Park with a 4-3 win Sunday. The sweep knocked the Red Sox into last place in the American League East and moved the Blue Jays into fourth place. It's not much when you consider the hot race...
BOSTON - Omar Vizquel has had many outstanding moments through a 24-year career that figures to send him to Cooperstown. One of them came Sunday at Fenway Park, where he hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the ninth inning in his final plate appearance at the old yard. "I think the best (Fenway) moment was the All-Star Game (in 1999) when I came here and Ted Williams came...
The Toronto Blue Jays need one victory for their longest winning streak of the season and a healthy Brandon Morrow could help them achieve it.
Morrow will try to lead the Blue Jays to a fifth consecutive win while earning his fourth in as many starts against his former team, the Seattle Mariners, on Tuesday night.
Toronto (64-75) hasn't taken five in a row since July 8-15,...
Omar Vizquel hit a pair of sacrifice flies, including one in the ninth inning that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays over the free-falling Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Sunday.
Toronto entered the series in last place in the American League East but left Fenway Park two games ahead of the Red Sox. The Blue Jays have won four straight overall and six in a row against Boston.
North of the Border
After being swept the Mariners (67-74) retreat North and take on the Blue Jays (64-75) who just finished sweeping the Red Sox.
The M’s just need one more victory to surpass their winning record from last season.
Pitching match ups:
Game 142: RHP – Erasmo Ramirez vs. RHP – Brandon Marrow
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Ramirez gets a chance to make...
The Toronto Blue Jays should part with manager John Farrell only if they can do two things:
One, hire a comparable replacement. Two, make the Boston Red Sox pay dearly.
Otherwise, there can be no deal.
The Red Sox created their mess by hiring Bobby Valentine; why should the Jays bail out one of their principal division rivals?
Farrell, the Sox's former pitching coach, is...