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We learned last week that the Toronto Blue Jays may be targeting one more starting pitcher even after their blockbuster deal with the Miami Marlins brought in elite arms Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle. It appears
that the Blue Jays may not target just any arms, but those at the top of the
market as Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports two free agents “that
could come into play” are Anibal Sanchez and Edwin Jackson.
Also, keep an eye on the Blue Jays on the starting pitching
front, even with the additions of Johnson and Buehrle. Two free agents that
could come into play there are Anibal Sanchez and Edwin Jackson.
The Blue Jays fell out of the American League East race in a
hurry last season once their young pitching staff became depleted due to
injuries. They were reportedly focusing on bolstering their rotation this
offseason, and they’ve already done so in a big way by bringing in Johnson and
Buehrle. Another top free agent arm could make Tor...
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Is the power shifting in the American League East? If the amount of news generated by the Blue Jays in November is any indication, perhaps it is. While the Red Sox quietly try to figure out and dig out of last year's fiasco and the Yankees, the richest team in the world, suddenly shop at K-Mart, the Blue Jays have made headline after headline culminating with naming John Gibbons...
Let’s get something straight— Anibal Sanchez is not quite an ace. He is a great middle-of-the-rotation arm until he proves otherwise, but with that said, he is still worth ace-esque money. And ace-esque money is what suitors will seemingly be willing to pay him this off-season. Those handful of suitors are a smart bunch.
The longtime Miami Marlins player and stellar in-season...
If you hadn't already heard, Jamie Moyer turned 50 on Sunday and, naturally, the internets are a buzz with some fun facts about the lefty. For example, should Moyer make an appearance in 2013, he'd join Satchel Paige and Jack Quinn as the only pitchers to ever appear in the bigs after their 50th birthday. And since Quinn's last appearance was just six days after...
Robert Osuna burst onto the prospect scene in 2010, signing for a bonus of $1.5 million as a 16 year old out of Mexico. The 6’2, 230 pound right-hander already has a boxy, mature frame with very limited remaining projection, a rarity for a 17-year-old elite pitching prospect. Osuna’s prospect status is concentrated more on current abilities rather than projection.
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The Blue Jays, reaching back for a familiar name, have hired John Gibbons as their new manager, according to a major-league source.
Gibbons, who managed the Blue Jays from Aug. 2004 to June 2008, replaces John Farrell, whom the Jays traded to the Boston Red Sox at the end of last season.
Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos was assistant GM during part of Gibbons' tenure and...
The Toronto Blue Jays have decided to bring back John Gibbons as manager. Gibbons is returning to the club where he served as manager from 2004-2008.
Blue Jays General manager,Alex Anthopoulos said he had no misgivings re-hiring Gibbons, “Things I’ve regretted the most have been decisions on what the optics might be, perception might be,” Anthopoulos said. “With Gibby the...
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Ricky Romero stretches before his start. Photo courtesy of Flickr.com
Last year, the Jays had 12 different pitchers start for them. Injuries were part of the problem, but general ineffectiveness was also to blame. Only Ricky Romero and Henderson Alvarez broke the 30-start barrier for the Blue Jays last year, and Alvarez is now a Marlin. So for that reason this trade immediately...
Pack your bags for Canada, former Marlins.
On Monday, after several days of hemming and hawing, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig decided not to block the pending trade that will send Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to the Blue Jays. The commissioner had reportedly been reviewing the trade and whether it should be blocked under the “best interests of baseball”...
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday approved the big trade of last week that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio from Miami to Toronto in exchange for Adeiny Hechavarria, Yunel Escobar,Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick, and Anthony Desclafani. There had been some speculation Selig might reject the deal...