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Toronto Blue Jays
Los Angeles Dodgers
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
The Blue Jays should round the bases plenty in 2013.Photo courtesy of Flickr user James G.
Toronto Blue Jays – Predicted Finish: First Place, AL East
As the 2012 season was nearing it’s end, we randomly assigned each Crackerjack some teams to cover for this set of previews. When I got the Blue Jays, I have to admit that I was less than excited.
Well, the Miami Marlins changed that in a pretty big way with their massive talent dump. It didn’t even stop there for Toronto, who also traded for 2012′s Cy Young Award Winner in the NL.
The Blue Jays are loaded with star power and will certainly not fly under anyone’s radar in 2013. So, let’s take a look at what to expect from the Great White North’s lone Major League Baseball team.
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Left-hander Darren Oliver's decision on whether to continue his career is more complicated than it might appear.
Oliver, 42, wants to play, but is not willing to return to the Toronto Blue Jays unless the team increases his salary from $3 million, according to major-league sources.
The reliever would rather retire than be away from his family for a salary that is well below...
Living in Toronto, I have watched many Adam Lind at-bats in my time. Watching him recently, I start to ponder back to the days of Russ Adams and Josh Towers.
Watching each of these players (hit and pitch respectively), I continually asked myself one question: how do these guys still have jobs? Perhaps the manager really likes them. Perhaps the organization sees immense potential...
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista is recovering
well from wrist surgery, as he’s swinging a bat at full strength and is ready
to go for the 2013 season, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
Jose Bautista told us his wrist is doing great & he is swinging at full strength w/o pain...said ready to go...#SXM
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) January 4, 2013
Travis d’Arnaud was the center piece around the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto.
With an All-Star appearance, 32.2-inning scoreless streak, 20 wins and a Cy Young, R.A. Dickey certainly had one of the best 2012’s in baseball. The 37-year old looked to be heading to retirement until he retooled a knuckleball that proved to be nearly unhittable. So what did that earn him...
Toronto Blue Jays LHP Darren Oliver is apparently homesick of his native Texas. Prior to the 2012 season, he signed a 1 year, $4 million contract to play for the Jays. His contract called for a $3 million club option for the 2013 season. Oliver had what was his best MLB season at age 41 last year, going 3-4, 2.06 in 61 games, with 52 Ks in 56 2/3 IP. The Blue Jays did what was expected...
Right-handed reliever Jason Frasor has signed a one-year deal with the Texas Rangers.
The 35-year-old Frasor has spent most of his career with Toronto since making his major league debut in 2004. He was traded to the Chicago White Sox midway through the 2011 season, but was dealt back to the Blue Jays at end of that year.
The deal was announced Thursday, when the Rangers designated...
Free-agent reliever Jason Frasor has signed a $1.5 million deal with the Texas Rangers, according to multiple reports. The right-hander had spent most of his nine-year career with the Toronto Blue Jays, save for a two-month stint with the White Sox in 2011. Toronto reacquired him last winter. Frasor, 34, has logged 522 innings with a 3.77 ERA, including a 4.12 ERA in 44 innings...
Free Agent reliever Darren Oliver wants more money if the Toronto Blue Jays are going to bring him back. However, wanting more and getting more are two different things altogether. The Blue Jays have already spent a lot of money this offseason, and they may not be willing to shell out too much more to bring back a 42-year old reliever.
Oliver performed well for the Blue Jays...
The Texas Rangers have signed bullpen arm Jason Frasor to a one-year $1.5mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. To make room for Frasor, the team designated Eli Whiteside who has been DFA'd just about every week this offseason.
Last season for the Blue Jays, Frasor went 1-1 with a 4.12 ERA with a career best 10.9 K/9.
The Blue Jays re-acquired Frasor last January after they...