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The Outside Corner:
Toronto Blue Jays
Boston Red Sox
The Blue Jays are an interesting team. General manager Alex Anthopolous is making moves that are generally thought of as cunning, slick, or whatever word you want to use. But it still hasn't translated onto the field yet. The 2012 Blue Jays team got nailed with something that there's no way to prepare for: an unparalleled glut of injuries.
Toronto has used 11 starters (and counting) this year. The worst part is that three pitchers underwent Tommy John surgery, meaning that they won't be ready for Opening Day next year, including young starters Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison. That immediately puts the Blue Jays, with a farm system with a lot of pitching talent at lower levels, in a difficult position for the 2013 season.
It's going to be a difficult 2013 season for the Blue Jays. The offense should be fine, assuming Jose Bautista comes back and continues to hit like Jose Bautista. Whatever they end up doing with the infield (minus Brett Lawrie) should be an impro...
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Toronto's f'in idiot of a shortstop, Yunel Escobar, thought of a brilliant plan to write a homophobic slur in spanish in his eye black on Saturday. As shown in the picture, Escobar had "Tu ere Maricon" under his eyes that can be translated into, well, read on and find out.
The Toronto Blue Jays and Major League Baseball have suspended shortstop...
With each act of stupidity in the world today, it's becoming increasingly clear that the phrase "common sense" is teetering on the edge of becoming an oxymoron. In Yunel Escobar's case, perhaps just "moron" will do the trick, because it's hard to walk away from the whole debacle with any thought other than, "How did he think that was a good idea...
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell plans to have a talk with Yunel Escobar before the shortstop is eligible to return from a three-game suspension on Friday night and said he's had past discussions with him regarding ''baseball things.''
Escobar was given the penalty for wearing eye-black displaying an anti-gay slur written in Spanish during a game last weekend...
A season that started promising went down the tubes in the second half, but not everything is a lost cause north of the border...next up in our End of the Season Post-Mortem series is the Toronto Blue Jays.
If you're new here (which about 90% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from the playoffs...
Yesterday, the Toronto Blue Jays organization, shortstop Yunel Escobar, the MLB, and the Players Association met and discussed about giving Escobar a suspension for having a homophobic slur on his eye black. Well the decision came down and he will be suspended three games beginning last night for displaying this homophobic slur. This suspension was agreed on by all parties involved...
As you have probably already heard by now Jay’s shortstop, Yunel Escobar was suspended three games for a homophobic slur written in Spanish under his eyes. What the heck was this guy thinking? Is he out of his mind?
He’s supposed to play ball, not make any political statement. I am so upset about this, I don’t even want him on the team anymore. In fact, if I was...
Move aside, Babe Ruth, you have company. At age 45, Blue Jays infielder Omar Vizquel passed the Babe for 41st place on MLB's all-time hit list, with No. 2,874 on Wednesday night against the Yankees. Why does this number matter? Because all but two retired men (Pete Rose, Rafael Palmeiro) ahead of Vizquel are currently in the Hall of Fame. Craig Biggio and Derek Jeter are also...
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Omar Vizquel collected his 2,874th hit in the first game of the Jays' Wednesday doubleheader against the New York Yankees. Vizquel's milestone hit came on a double down the right-field line in the eight inning of the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to the Yankees. With Vizquel's second hit of the game, he passed Babe Ruth on the all-time hits list...
Honestly, some Spanish words just sound better than their English counterparts. While “ignorante” flows off the tongue like the most beautifully heinous Latin invective imaginable, calling Yunel Escobar an “ignorant, homophobic *******” also has a certain guttural quaintness as well. Since science yet denies us the ability to truly read another...
It's that time of the year that we have become so accustomed to in Jays-land, when the desire to watch significant baseball games means watching someone besides the Blue Jays, and thoughts of the Blue Jays are necessarily focused on "next year" again. Still, since one of the things I like best about baseball is the whole art and science of roster manipulation (I&...
The Toronto Blue Jays traded catcher Yorvit Torrealba to the Milwaukee Brewers for cash, MLB.com reported Friday. Torrealba started the season with the Texas Rangers. He batted .236 for the Rangers in 49 games before getting released. He played 10 games for the Blue Jays, hitting .214 in 28 at-bats. Torrealba has played for six teams in 12 years and reached the playoffs in 2003...
The Toronto Blue Jays fell out of the American League East race long ago, but their talent evaluators are out in full force as the team prepares for 2013.
The Blue Jays had two scouts at the final two games of this week’s Tigers-Athletics series in Detroit. Each game included a starting pitcher who could switch teams this offseason: Oakland’s Brett Anderson Wednesday (trade candidate...