Found August 24, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Thoughts from Joe D. I will be very shocked if the Toronto Blue Jays hang onto Alex Anthopoulos as the team’s general manager after this season. He took a team with a talent rich farm that was once ranked among baseball’s best and overturned it for aging and expensive players that have sunk the team to the bottom of the division instead of the top as he had hoped. A new GM will quickly look to bring some balance to the team and unload some of these big contracts and he’ll certainly be willing to eat some money in the process, just as the Mets did when they traded Carlos Beltran and ate 90% of what he was still owed to get a better prospect. The Mets have no shortstops on the way. Their best prospects are still years from being major league ready if they even make it that far – it’s still too early to tell. They have soured on Ruben Tejada, who was never really a shortstop to begin with. If the Jays are willing to eat 30-40% of what remains on Jose Reyes’ contract, it could happen. J...

Rajai Davis makes catch despite hat in his face

Your browser does not support iframes. Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Rajai Davis caught a fly ball despite losing his hat and somehow kicking it in front of his eyes with his back foot during Thursday night's game in the Bronx. It happened in the eighth inning as Yankees batter Curtis Granderson hit the fly ball to center field.  As Davis chased it down, his hat fell...

Toronto Blue Jays Hit Rock Bottom In Houston

In case you haven’t been paying attention the Toronto Blue Jays have officially hit rock bottom and are on the verge of being swept by the worst team in baseball. Yes, the Houston Astros have manufactured 20 runs in 2 games against the lifeless Jays and sit poised for the 3-game sweep. The Jays are mired in a 7 game winless streak rotting in the basement of the American League...

Blue Jays bring up pitchers Jenkins, Wang

Pitchers Chad Jenkins and Chien-Ming Wang are back with the Toronto Blue Jays. Jenkins was recalled from Double-A New Hampshire, and Wang's contract was selected from Triple-A Buffalo in time for him to start Saturday night at Houston. Toronto transferred infielder Maicer Izturis, out with a sprained left ankle, to the 60-day disabled list. The right-handed Jenkins has a 1...

Blue Jays' Melky Cabrera may miss rest of season

Toronto Blue Jays' outfielder Melky Cabrera, who has struggled to a .279 average and .682 OPS in 88 games this season, may miss the remainder of the season with a left knee injury. As reported by Gregor Chisholm of, Cabrera left a game against the Angels on August 1 with a knee injury and he hasn't played since. An issue was discovered in his meniscus and with...

Blue Jays place Maicer Izturis on DL with ankle injury

Earlier this week, Toronto Blue Jays infielder Maicer Izturis was forced to exit a game due to his ankle injury. His condition didn't improve as the Blue Jays were hoping, and the team decided to place him on the 15-day disabled list yesterday, according to Gregor Chisholm of Izturis suffered his injury while running out a ground ball during Tuesday's contest...

R.A. Dickey can't get knuckler to do same dance for Blue Jays

Alone in the visitors dugout another defeat latched to his ledger R.A. Dickey stared out toward an empty diamond on Wednesday night. His team’s season is lost. His star has dimmed. Just minutes before Alfonso Soriano had vaporized a lackluster knuckleball in the eighth inning to lift the Yankees to a lead they would not relinquish. Dickey finished the inning. His march off the...

Photo: Fans make amazingly intricate Toronto Blue Jays corn maze

Lisa and Steve Cooper developed a corn maze homage to their favorite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays, on their Ontario, Canada farm.

Blue Jays 2, Astros 1

Mark Buehrle allowed one run over eight innings and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied for two runs in the ninth inning to snap a seven-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros Sunday. Buehrle (10-7) allowed seven hits and struck out seven in winning his fifth straight. He has allowed seven runs over 27 innings, spanning his last four starts. Casey Janssen pitched the...

Blue Jays avoid sweep of Astros with 2-1 win

The Toronto Blue Jays somehow found a happy ending to an otherwise disastrous 10-game road swing Sunday scoring twice in the ninth inning for a 2-1 win over the Houston Astros. The come-from-behind victory snapped a seven-game losing streak as the Jays were victorious for only the second time on the road trip rewarding starter Mark Buehrle who worked eight strong innings allowing...
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