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It’s fair to say that Dustin McGowan is due a bit of good fortune but it remains to be seen as to whether the 31-year old can break back into the Toronto Blue Jays’ pitching rotation this season.
The former first-round pick is back from his latest injury setback and he has started pitching again in the hope of earning a chance for the Jays this season as long reliever.
Neck and shoulder strains suffered earlier in spring training put McGowan’s pre-season plans back a month.
However, Toronto manager, John Gibbons, has insisted the seemingly jinxed pitcher is still in the minds of the management, despite spending four of the last five years on the injured list, putting himself in the mix as the league’s most unlucky pitcher.
“He’s in the picture. There’s a chance he could make the team in that middle role. But we’ve got to get him on the mound quickly if it’s going to happen,” Gibbons revealed to the MLB betting news.
Despite having big hopes going into last year, McGowan once again m...
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The Dusty Edition! Now with no lambchops (thank the gods, I much prefer the new look).Yes as you might imagine, THE big story for me this week is the rekindling of the elusive dream of watching a healthy Dustin McGowan take baseball by storm. Yes, I know I know the odds have to be astronomical, but as long as HE believes, I believe. The Jays are saying, obviously, that his opportunity...
The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Brett Lawrie for a few weeks this spring. Perhaps more importantly, Team Canada will be without him for the entire World Baseball Classic. Lawrie felt a tightness in his side during a prep game for the WBC and has since been shut down for 2-3 weeks.
According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Lawrie strained his left rib cage. He will...
Many big-name pitchers found reason to say no to the World Baseball Classic. R.A. Dickey was an automatic yes.
The knuckleball master, winner of the NL Cy Young Award with the New York Mets last season now plying his unorthodox trade with Toronto, made it known before anyone asked him that he wished to play.
Now he will start for the United States in its WBC opener Friday night...
With a week to go in the 1990 regular season, the Toronto Blue Jays led the A.L. East by 1.5 games over the Boston Red Sox. Eight games and several heartbreaks later, the Jays found themselves on the outside looking in, as the ” Boys from Beantown” hoisted the American League East crown. During the off-season that followed, the Jays management did what they felt...
I’m a big advocate of the Independent League baseball and always love to read about when someone works their way through the ranks. Whether it is back to minors or they’re finally getting their opportunity, it shows just how hard it is to even get that chance.
In late December I wrote a piece on Tony Davis, a left-handed reliever for the Independent Quebec Capitales of...
Josh Johnson struck out five in 3 2-3 perfect innings, leading the Toronto Blue Jays past a split squad of Atlanta Braves 7-1 on Friday.
Johnson fanned four of his last five batters and lowered his spring ERA to 1.17. He was 8-14 with a 3.81 ERA for the Miami Marlins last season.
Braves starter Kris Medlen allowed three earned runs, including a homer by Anthony Gose. He struck...