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Retired MLB manager Lou Piniella signed a deal to work as a commentator for the YES Network this year. The regular season has yet to begin, but on Wednesday we got a taste of why someone who is a little rough around the edges like Piniella may be better off in the dugout than the broadcaster’s booth.
During the third inning of a spring training game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, the subject of how much the Toronto Blue Jays improved over the offseason came up. Like most of us, Piniella feels that the Blue Jays got the best of the blockbuster deal that brought them Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle. Lou just needs to learn how to appropriately express himself.
“Well they just, I don’t want to use the word ‘raped,’ but they basically took a lot of talent from the Miami Marlins,” Piniella said. “Toronto will probably be picked to win the (AL East) by a lot of people.”
Yikes. It was smart of Piniella to not want to use the word “raped,” but the not using it pa...
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Lou Piniella wanted to discuss the big Marlins/Blue Jays trade that occured this offseason and used a rather unfortunate word when making his analysis.
Check out the jerseys hanging up for the Toronto Marlins Blue Jays. Reyes, Johnson, Bonafacio, Buehrle. Just a part of the new players Toronto got to play north of the border this year. The Blue Jays have long seemed a team ready to take the next step, but they never have. They tried a few different methods. Former GM JP Ricciardi, tried to do it with big signings such...
AL BEast Notebook – March 20
- Blue Jays were well-represented on the WBC champion Dominican team this month, with Jose Reyes hitting leadoff and Edwin Encarnacion batting cleanup for the team that went a perfect 8-0 in the tournament. They each hit doubles in the first inning to give the DR 2-0 lead in the final game, which would be all they needed. Reyes and Encarnacion were...
During Monday’s tilt between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands in a World Baseball Classic match-up at AT&T Park, Dominican left fielder Moises Sierra made an incredible catch of a foul ball off the bat of Andruw Jones in the top of the first inning, diving into the stands to snag a fly ball…right out of the waiting mitt of a fan eagerly awaiting for his prized souvenir...
Last season, the Red Sox fielded the worst starting rotation in the American League East. Injuries and inconsistency doomed the Sox hurlers in last year’s disappointing campaign, but the staff is healthy and ready to go as spring training begins to wind down.
Boston’s starting pitching should be much improved in 2013, but it won’t be the best in the division — at least according...
Key offseason additions- Mark DeRosa, Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, Melky Cabrera, Maicer Izturis, Emilio Bonifacio Key offseason losses- Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Travis d’Arnaud It’s hard to find a team in the majors who had a more exciting and active offseason than the Blue Jays did. While they did … Continue reading »
Tweet In the World Baseball Classic semifinal matchup between the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands on Monday night, the Netherlands looked like they might blow open the top of the first inning. After already bringing in a run, the Netherlands had a runner on third with two outs. That’s when Dominican Republic left fielder Moises [...]
Mark Buehrle gave up four runs and eight hits over four innings in the Toronto Blue Jays' 10-6 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday.
Brandon Barnes hit his fourth exhibition homer, a two-run shot during a four-run third off Buehrle. Houston opened the inning with five consecutive hits.
Buehrle is part of a revamped Blue Jays rotation that includes other offseason acquisitions...
@jay_horwitzpr how quickly we forget
— R.A. Dickey (@RADickey43) March 20, 2013
This is why tweeting at seven in the morning is never a good idea. Poor Jay. But hey, they say you don't become a true tweeter until you make a gaffe like this. And to his credit, he responded and apologized on twitter to all those people who mercilessly attacked him for what was nothing...
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Bautista hit his fifth home run of the spring, a long solo shot that helped the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 Thursday.
Colby Rasmus and Eugenio Velez also homered for Toronto.
The Rays' only run came in the sixth inning on an infield single from James Loney.
Four Blue Jays pitchers, led by starter Claudio Vargas, combined to...
The remanent international franchise in MLB finished the 2012 season at 73-89 in the AL East. Thanks to the Red Sox though, they didn’t finish last. It was a fairly typical season in Toronto, one marked by sustained mediocrity interrupted sporadically by periods of ineptitude and injury. But that all changed as soon as the season ended. Alex Anthopoulos pulled out all the stops...
During a broadcast on the YES Network yesterday, it was wrongly intimated that the Miami Marlins baseball team was forced to have violent sex with the Toronto Blue Jays, under threat of bodily harm, during a transaction that involved the stunning ejection of several star players into the lap of Canada, in exchange for many seedlings. This remark did not and does not represent ...
Ben and Sam talk to former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager Dan Evans about his history as a baseball renaissance man and his new roles with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Northern League.