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Toronto Blue Jays
Yes, we know, we know: Spring Training stats mean nothing. Heck, there was a post here by that title just a week ago. Even so, it is hard to look at what the Toronto Blue Jays are doing this spring and not be a little impressed. Yesterday, on a piece for MLB Dirt, it was explained why the prognosis for the Tampa Bay Rays was bearish. This was a justification for the prediction earlier on that site that the Rays have too many holes to capture a playoff spot for 2012. Before this preseason started, there was already the thought that the Blue Jays were going to be a lot better in 2012 than people thought. The spring they are having merely gives a hint that this thought might be valid.
In a comical response to the aforementioned Bay Rays piece, the terrific Michael Weber (@m_weber) asked MLB Dirt's proprietor, Jonathan Mitchell (@FigureFilbert), if anyone could name the 3-4-5 starters of the Blue Jays rotation. Mitchell responded that he didn't agree with the bearish projecti...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Toronto Blue Jays have assembled a team with the potential to become a division champion this year - just about anywhere else except in the American League East.
Barring a serious slide by Boston, the New York Yankees or Tampa Bay, the Blue Jays seem destined to spend this September as they have the previous four, looking up at them from fourth place in arguably the toughest...
With Spring Training well underway, it's time for one of our favorite things in all the world: Season Previews. Five years ago, they began as a semi-serious analysis and ended up as half-assed haiku. We're just gonna go with what we know. Moving right along with our preview of the American League East, check out the one and only Canadian baseball team: the 2012 Toronto Blue...
Author: Chris McBrienwww.dmfantasybaseball.comWhen considering options for your fantasy baseball team, it is never a good idea to be a “homer”. In other words, be very careful about selecting players from your favorite team just because you follow them and would like to see them on your fantasy roster. My favorite team is the Toronto Blue Jays. Always has been. Always will be...
Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Minor League Review
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America:
2012 (5) | 2011 (4) | 2010 (19) | 2009 (19) | 2008 (25) | 2007 (26)
2011 Affiliate Records
MLB: [81-81] AL East
AAA: [71-73] Pacific Coast League – Las Vegas
AA: [77-65] Eastern League – New Hampshire
A+: [79-61] Florida State League – Dundin
A: [77-60] Midwest League – Lansing...
The relationship between Major League Baseball and the Dominican Republic is vexing, with a scope that goes far beyond whether Roberto Hernandez Heredia (ne Fausto Carmona) starts for the Cleveland Indians anytime soon.
The sport's economic system encourages elite prospects to sign at 16 and marginalizes those who aren't talented or mature enough by then. Age falsification...
While I'm on the theme of comparisons, how about a comparison between the April 2011 Blue Jays and the April 2012 Blue Jays?I say "April" because all rosters change throughout the year, and a comparison between, say, the August 2011 Jays and the April 2011 jays would reveal many differences and we can take the April team and "this is what came after in 2011, and...
The Toronto Blue Jays are probably a better team then they seem. They happen to play in the toughest division in baseball the American League East. The Blue Jays have been winning 80-85 games which is very good considering they have to take on the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays 19 times a year each. Here is a look at some guys on their roster who are potential...
Which way does this thing go T...
Breakin’ the Lawrie
You have your list of guys YOU have to have on your fantasy team. This is TO’s list. Getcha popcorn ready.
Out of all the old and boring 3B in the top 10, this guy could have the 2nd biggest upside next to Longoria. Lawrie made a splash in 2011 at just 21 years old. In 150 ABs, he had 9 homers, 25 RBI...
8 a.m.: Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox will welcome old friend John Farrell to JetBlue Park on Tuesday, as the Blue Jays' manager enters the new confines with a surprisingly successful 13-4 record, so far this Spring. After a tough 8-4 loss to the Twins on Monday, the Sox will be looking to bounce back with some more enthusiasm and much a better effort out of their bullpen,...