Found September 07, 2012 on
Toronto Blue Jays
I've noticed something about myself, which you may have noted too - when the Blue Jays have an extended run of hard times, I end up having little to say. By nature, my fandom is built around positivity and optimism. I don't much enjoy the sort of fandom that is built around negativity and criticism. But for the last month, there's just been very little positive of which to make note. Sure there have been positive notes (Villianueva - re-sign him! Steve Delenbar, excellent value) but on the whole it's been the toughest month to be a Jays fan in probably a decade.And, just sayin - if the sorry squad in Baltimore actually makes the playoffs based on an ocean full of dumb luck, I might just quit this game altogether. However, with the approaching off-season I can immerse myself in roster machinations and prospect porn and try to forget this nasty bit of business. Which brings me to tonight's theme - I'm taking a look back at the last prospect list in the spring...
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Mired in a 12-game losing streak, Blue Jays left-hander Ricky Romero is getting a little extra rest before his next start.
Manager John Farrell said Romero will skip his scheduled start Saturday at Boston and will work on nine days rest Sept. 12 against Seattle. Beginning with that start, Toronto will use a six-man rotation for the remainder of the season, with Aaron Laffey joining...
After splitting a four game series with Tampa Bay, I thought the Toronto Blue Jays were back on the winning track. Boy! was I wrong.
The Blue Jays kicked off their three game series against the Baltimore Orioles on a losing note as they were shut out 4-0.
Thankfully, I had a cup of coffee beside me while watching this game. It helped me from falling to sleep...
The Toronto Blue Jays have activated catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Brett Lawrie from the disabled list.
In other moves Friday, they recalled right--hander David Carpenter and Joel Carreno and catcher-infielder Yan Gomes from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Arencibia and Lawrie were in the starting lineup on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series against the Boston Red...
SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) -- Roger Clemens will pitch to his oldest son Friday when he makes his second start for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters.
In a statement issued by the team on Wednesday, the seven-time Cy Young Award winner said having Koby Clemens as his catcher in an Atlantic League game against Long Island is "cool stuff."
"Having Koby, my oldest son...
The Blue Jays lineup is starting to look a little more like it should. To be fully restored, of course, it would require the presence of Jose Bautista, but he is out for the
season after having surgery on his left wrist. But catcher J.P. Arencibia and third baseman Brett Lawrie returned from injury Friday night and the
batting order just looked better for their presence....
You can argue that the term ace is used far too much. After losing 12 decisions in a row, Ricky Romero can hardly be called the Blue Jays' ace anymore. In the strict sense, he probably had yet to earn the title anyway. He had not pitched well enough long enough to be considered the staff ace to suit some tastes. If any pitcher has looked like an ace so far this season, it...
J.A. Happ will miss the rest of the season for the Toronto Blue Jays with a fractured right foot.
The lefthander was scheduled to start against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night, but manager John Farrell said before Friday night's series opener that an MRI and a CAT scan showed the fracture after X-rays were negative. Farrell said he wasn't sure how the injury occurred...
Edwin Encarnacion hit one of Toronto's three homers, Henderson Alvarez broke his six-game winless streak and the Toronto Blue Jays prolonged the misery of the Boston Red Sox with a 7-5 win on Friday night.
The Red Sox were hoping for a boost from their return home after going 1-8 on a West Coast trip that left them just one game ahead of the last-place Blue Jays in the AL East...
The Sugar Land Skeeters are on top of the Independent baseball world.
As a first year organization things really couldn’t be going any better. The Skeeters are leading the league in attendance with nearly 400,000 through the turnstile after 60 games and are averaging 6,600 per game, also tops in the league.
Scott Kazmir is on the long road to MLB after dismal experience with...
BOSTON –– John Farrell understands the speculation. From 2006 to 2010, the Blue Jays manager oversaw the Red Sox pitching staff and molded the group into a legitimate group. With the Red Sox struggling –– specifically with their pitching –– Farrell has emerged as a possible successor to manager Bobby Valentine, who has come under fire for a litany of communication issues...
On the surface, the three-game series between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays that opens Friday night in Fenway Park appears to be a battle for last place in the American League East. With the Red Sox, though, it's never so simple. Fresh off a wretched 1-8 trip to the West Coast, the Red Sox are bound for their first losing season since 1997 and maybe their worst...
8 a.m.: The Red Sox are back home at Fenway Park for the first time in over a week as they host John Farrell and the Blue Jays for a three-game stand. Felix Doubront is on the bump for the Sox and he'll be squaring off with righty Henderson Alvarez. Doubront took the loss last Saturday, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts in just three innings at...
BOSTON -- In his previous 31 major league games, Toronto Blue Jays rookie outfielder Anthony Gose had a total of two RBI. He matched that total in the second inning Saturday with a two-run single, then hit a three-run shot in the ninth inning for his first career homer, leading the Blue Jays to a 9-2 rout of the Boston Red Sox. Toronto has taken the first two games of the weekend...