Found September 25, 2012 on
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The Blue Jays need some adults in the room.
Shortstop Yunel "Eye Black" Escobar isn't the only issue, merely the most obvious. Talk to people who know the Jays well, and they'll tell you that catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Brett Lawrie walk a fine line between confidence and know-it-all arrogance. Center fielder Colby Rasmus, meanwhile, is self-assured one moment, full of self-doubt the next.
Jays fans wonder, can we be next year's Orioles? Well, Escobar, Arencibia and Rasmus represent three-fourths of the Jays' up-the-middle players, and the team is unlikely to re-sign second baseman Kelly Johnson.
The Orioles, on the other hand, have two cornerstones up the middle (catcher Matt Wieters and center fielder Adam Jones) a stable veteran at shortstop (J.J. Hardy) and something of a hole at second base due to the absence of Brian Roberts.
The good news is the Jays seem to understand what they're missing. They plan to shop aggressively this off...
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Anthony Gose is getting a chance to show that he can be the Toronto Blue Jays' left fielder next season. He eventually will be a major league center fielder, his usual position. Gose has the arm to play right field, but that position belongs to Jose Bautista when the slugger returns in spring training after undergoing season-ending wrist surgery. Gose also has the speed...
Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus caused a gate in the center field wall to open when he crashed into it after making a catch in Sunday's baseball game at Tropicana Field against the Tampa Bay Rays.
It happened in the first inning as Rays batter Luke Scott hit a fly ball to deep center field. Rasmus ran back and made a nice catch, then braced himself for a collision...
Looking at the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays, it certainly can be considered a disappointment. A team that was expected to contend for the AL East has not done so. As they currently sit at 67-86, they have had little bright spots. One has definitely been the production of designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. He has hit .282, 41, 105 kind of coming out of nowhere to produce as well as any...
I knew going into the three game series against Tampa Bay was going to be tough for the Toronto Blue Jays, but I was not prepare for what I saw in game one.
Ben Zobrist opened the scoring with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.
I knew the Jays were in trouble in the second inning when Jose Molina hit a two run homer to increase the Ray’s lead to 5.0.
Three Blue Jays droughts ended Monday: Toronto won the second game of a doubleheader, 9-5 over the Orioles in Baltimore, to snap its seven-game losing string. J.P. Arencibia drove in five runs in the nightcap, going 3-for-3 with a grand slam and a sacrifice fly. He had not hit driven in a run since July 24, the day before he suffered a fractured right hand that kept him on the...
Aaron Laffey and five relievers combined on a six-hitter as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Baltimore Orioles for the second straight game, 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Laffey (4-6) allowed five singles in 5 2-3 innings and won his first game since Aug. 5. He had been winless in his previous six starts. He neither walked nor struck out a batter.
Baltimore began the day 1 1-2 games behind...
J.P. Arencibia broke open a tight game with a seventh-inning grand slam, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Baltimore 9-5 Monday night to earn a doubleheader split and drop the Orioles 11/2 games out of first place in the AL East.
In the opener, Adam Jones went 4 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs to lead Baltimore to a 4-1 victory. But the Orioles lost a half-game in the standings Monday...