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So far early in the season the team that sticks out as under performing is the Toronto Blue Jays.Â John Gibbons was re-hired again to manage the team he led from 2004-2008.Â After their extra inning win today against theÂ BaltimoreÂ Orioles they stand at 9-13 in lastÂ place 5.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox.
After 22 games the Blue Jays are lastÂ in the AL in batting, 10th in runs scored, and 2ndÂ in homers.Â Pitching is where the real problem exists.Â At this point they are 11th in ERA, Â 1stÂ in hits allowed, and 3rdÂ in walks allowed.Â Their 5 starters have 22 starts and their eraâs are 3.68, 4.66, 5.27, 5.87 and 6.86!Â YIKES!!Â Pete Walker the pitching coach better have eyes in the back of his head too!
John Gibbons and his under achieving Blue Jays supporting cast will live to fight another day. Gibbons will have a long leash seeing General Manager Alex Anthopoulos went...
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I Â my last article, I commented on how well Munenori Kawasaki has played since coming in to filled the void left by Jose Reyes as he recovers from his ankle injury. Â Apparently, he has now become a favorite among Toronto Blue Jays fans. Imagine that.
As for the Blue Jays themselves, it was another disappointing weekend for them as they lost two out of three games to...
The Toronto Blue Jays a.k.a.â The Toronto terrible Jaysâ. What is happening to this team that was coming into this 2013 MLB Season with so much talk and expectations?Â
During the offseason, they were the mighty strong beneficiaries of that blockbuster trade, which they received many super stars from the Miami-dreadful-Marlins. The Blue Jays find themselves in dead last...
So, when you want to challenge someone not challenging a play and you get ejected, you're still in the wrong...
Apparently, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons went out to challenge a call that wasn't made by Yankees manager Joe Girardi and overturned, he was tossed last night.
Gibbons was right in line with Rule 9.02c:
The rule states: â...
MLB News: The Toronto Blue Jays recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. He will serve as middle relief and mop-up man.
Fantasy Ramifications: When you have the words mop-up tied to your name in the major leagues, it isnât a term of endearment. Lincoln holds no fantasy baseball value.
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Ricky Romero will make his first minor league start on Saturday. Romero failed to make the Blue Jays rotation ater a disastorus spring and has been working in extended spring training since.
Romero took a step back last season finishing the year with a 5.77 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP in 32 starts.
The Blue Jays have Romero signed though 2016 and are hoping to rebuild the 28-year-olds mechanics...
Jim Johnson walked Maicer Izturis with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to force in the tiebreaking run, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Orioles 6-5 Wednesday to avert a three-game sweep and end Baltimore's run of consecutive extra-inning victories at 17.
The Blue Jays hit four home runs, but the decisive run came without Izturis taking a swing. With two outs in the 11th...
Blue Jays second year third baseman missed the first two weeks of the season with a bum oblique. Â On Thursday, he hit his first home run of the season off Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. Â After rounding the bases and getting high-fives and butt slaps from teammates, Lawrie decided that wasnât enough. Â He needed more. Â Itâs been a tough first nine games for him as he has only...
The Toronto Blue Jays will be without Adam Lind for Wednesday game against Baltimore. Lind will miss the game in order to be present for the birth of his child.
Without Lind the Blue Jays have moved their lineup around. Melky Cabrera will serve as the DH on Wednesday while Rajai Davis will play left field.
Thus far this year Lind had played in 17 games. He had compiled a .244/.396...
The news isn't getting any better for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Off to a disappointing 9-14 start that has them last in the American League East, the Jays announced Friday that Josh Johnson won't pitch tonight against the New York Yankees because of right triceps tightness.
Left-hander Aaron Laffey, recently claimed on waivers from the New York Mets, will take Johnson'...
Toronto Blue Jays right-handed starting pitcher Josh Johnson will not make his regularly scheduled start tonight due to an issue with his triceps, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.
More bad news for #bluejays. Aaron Laffey will start tonight in place of Josh Johnson, who has right triceps tightness.
â Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) April 26, 2013
The Blue Jays are calling...
People just canât seem to help themselves. Year after year we see teams stock up on players, or pay tons of money to superstars and everyone falls over themselves jumping on the bandwagon. We saw it with the Miami Marlins last season, and this year weÂ are seeing itÂ with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays traded for Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and Jose Reyes from the 69 win...
If the day ends in "y," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is likely to claim a player on waivers.
To some rival executives, Anthopoulos is exploiting the rules to maximum advantage, building depth at minimal cost -- the price of a $20,000 claim.
But to other execs, Anthopoulos is violating the spirit of the waiver process, which is intended to create major-league...
Josh Johnson will not face the New York Yankees on Friday. Toronto has scratched Johnson from his scheduled start due to tightness in his right triceps.
The move is being called precautionary and the team is hopeful that he will be ready to go for his next scheduled start.
Johnson had made four starts this season for the Blue Jays but had struggled to pitch effectively. Currently...
While things haven't gone as planned for the Toronto Blue Jays, they're hoping to get a spark from their latest win.
The visiting Blue Jays try to post back-to-back victories for the first time in almost two weeks Thursday night as they open a four-game set against the New York Yankees.
After suffering back-to-back losses at Baltimore, Toronto (9-13) salvaged Wednesday...
Manny Machado had two hits and two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a four-run second inning to beat R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Tuesday night.
Miguel Gonzalez (2-1) allowed three runs in six innings for the Orioles, who have won nine of 13. By taking the first two games of the three-game set, Baltimore improved to 5-2 in seven series this season - including 4...