Found April 10, 2013 on Fangraphs:
I’m probably always going to remember Ryan Franklin for three on-field performances. One, as a starter in the minors, Franklin was involved in two consecutive no-hitters — the first one combined, the second one done by Franklin all on his own. Two, in April 2005, Franklin went head-to-head agains...

Jays off to surprisingly slow start

Is it too early? Is it too cold? Or should the Toronto Blue Jays be concerned? Let's put it this way: R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson -- the pitchers brought over from the National League to transform the Jays' rotation -- have started twice each. Their ERAs are, in order, 8.44, 10.24 and 11.05. The Toronto rotation has a 7.59 ERA. That is the worst in the major...

Blue Jays Look Good on Paper, But May Be Overvalued in AL East

The Toronto Blue Jays were the story of baseball’s offseason, acquiring Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson and others from the Marlins as well as trading for NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey from the Mets. The Jays haven’t been to the playoffs since winning consecutive World Series in 1992-93 but were installed as Bovada betting favorites to capture the AL East this season...

Brett Lawrie Injury Update: Strained Oblique Continues to Linger

The Toronto Blue Jays came into the 2013 season with a ton of hype after the blockbuster trade they completed with the Miami Marlins, netting Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, and Emilio Bonafacio. With a blockbuster trade normally comes a ton of pressure and expectation, which could partially explain the Blue Jays’ 2-4 start. One other explanation could be health. A key...

Toronto Blue Jays Manager Pushes All The Right Buttons In Victory

Article Written By Kevin Dunbar- Special To Baseball Hot Corner The first 8 days of the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 regular season has provided fans with a roller-coaster ride of emotions. That ride continued on day 9 as the Blue Jays defeated the Detroit Tigers 8-6 on a day where the opening pitch was delayed more than two hours due to rain. With the temperature at a brisk 5 degrees...

John Farrell Reacts to Bug Selig’s Diversity Task Force, Wonders If Black Athletes Are Gravitating More Toward Basketball and Football

A recent study revealed that the decline in the number of African-Americans playing baseball might not be as steep as originally believed. However, there are still fewer black players in the game today than there were from the 1970s through the 1990s. But why? This is the question MLB commissioner Bud Selig is seeking to answer . Selig announced on Wednesday that a task force has...

What The Hell Are The Fans Drinking At Toronto Blue Jays Games?

The season is what, a week old, and we’ve already had more viral material coming from Toronto than the last 20 year… [[ Read More ]]

Jamie Moyer won’t rule out an MLB comeback at age 50…or 51?

By the time former Major League Baseball players hit age 50, most of them have not played ball professionally for at least 15 years. Jamie Moyer is a rare exception. Moyer turned 50 in November, but he still started 10 games for the Colorado Rockies in 2012. He pitched 25 seasons in the majors, which is unheard of to say the least. And there’s still an outside possibility that...

Tiger Bats Erupt For 16 Hits In 11-1 Thumping of Toronto

  WP: Fister (2-0)               LP: Johnson (0-1) DETROIT, Michigan – The Tigers brought their A game after a lack luster showing yesterday by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 11-1 today at Comerica Park. Detroit tied a season high by hammering out 16 hits, including 3 each from Austin [...]

Detroit Tigers Flex Muscles In Series Opener With Toronto Blue Jays

Greatness. Sometimes you expect to see it and even when you do, it’s still amazing when something happens that reminds you of why greatness was expected all along. We’ll wax rhapsodic about a certain All-Star’s greatness in due course. But first… A match up happened on Tuesday between two teams that were on most short-lists for contending teams in the American League in...

Marlins reportedly kicked fans out of home opener for ripping on the team

Miami Marlins fans are not entering the 2013 season with a great deal of optimism, and why should they be? After building a brand new ballpark, bringing in Ozzie Guillen as manager, and signing big names like Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle last offseason, the team has already decided to blow up their rebuilding project and start fresh. According to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post...
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