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Lost in the maze of craziness that has been the Toronto Blue Jays offseason has been the cycle of catchers that has passed through Toronto. Seriously, look at this mess. -JP Arencibia was the starter in 2012 for the team, and looks to be the starter for 2013 as well -Jeff Mathis was Arencibia's primary backup in 2012, and signed a two-year contract extension in August. The team traded him to Miami three months later -Yorvit Torrealba was signed to a minor league contract in August, promoted to the majors a week later, and was traded to the Brewers a month later -Bobby Wilson was claimed off waivers from the Angels in October, was nontendered in November, and signed with the Yankees in December -John Buck was acquired in the November megadeal between the Blue Jays and Marlins, and was traded to the Mets less than a month later in the RA Dickey trade -Eli Whiteside was claimed off waivers from the Yankees in December, and was lost on waivers to the Rangers a little over a w...
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Just when you think the Toronto Blue Jays were done with their reeling and dealing they surprise their fans again.
After weeks of speculation, the Jays acquired this year’s National League Cy Young winner, R.A. Dickey last night. If this doesn’t convince you that the Blue Jays are trying to get into the postseason since 1993, then I don’t know what will.
I’ve wrote countless...
The rich girls from TO must be home from college. Tubby, unfortunately manish, and super stuck up are all at Hemingways tonight
— Gregg Zaun (@greggzaun) December 19, 2012
Former Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun is one of the more insufferable ex-athletes on Twitter, with relentless plugs for parties he's hosting and other antics which seem a little bit off for...
National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey is taking some heat and it's not for anything he did on the baseball field.You see, Dickey was recently at a New York Mets holiday party that was designed to benefit some of the victims of superstorm Sandy when, what he calls, an "informal press conference" broke out and the knuckleballer was asked about potentially...
For the next installment in the instructs series, I’ll run down some thoughts on the two top hitters I saw (and quick notes on one pitcher). Keep in mind as I’ve mentioned before that these are limited looks with no more than a game or two look and no batting practice, so this doesn’t constitute a full standard scouting report from a multi-game look during the minor league...
The Toronto Blue Jays have proved it’s the city’s only professional sports club that has been listening to its fans. After winning two back-to-back World Series championships, the Major League Baseball team hasn’t made the playoffs since the 1993 season. With fans getting fed up of losing, the club has attempted to rectify the situation by making several major moves in the...
I'll open this brief post with the caveat which always applies when considering future major league relievers - a lot of them are minor league starters. One need look no further than Chad Jenkins. His odds of being a productive long term major league pitcher are substantially higher in the bullpen than in the rotation. Among those who've already appeared on the starter lists...
Build a new foundation now, or keep up with “Proven Crap?” That does seem to be the eternal debate when it comes to Met fandom in midst of horrendous down years. It was heard during the down fall of the Worst Team That Money Can Buy run, it was heard after the spending spree of 2002, and the debate has been heard today in the days before the R.A. Dickey trade was announced...
When's the last time you heard this? The Toronto Blue Jays are World Series favorites.
Blue Jays 15-2
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R.A. Dickey isn't sorry for his frustration regarding his contract negotiations with the New York Mets. He just regrets the forum he used to express them. On a conference with New York reporters, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner apologized for speaking out last week during a team holiday party at Citi Field for schoolchildren affected by Hurricane Sandy. The...
Patience is a virtue. That certainly applies to the patience of Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, who once again proved his critics wrong this weekend when he secured a windfall of popular prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reigning Cy Young Award winner, RA Dickey, and his personal catchers, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. In doing so, Alderson waited out both the starting...
The Toronto Blue Jays are the early favorite to win the World Series after an offseason that has seen the top choice change several times so far.
First the Detroit Tigers were the 2013 World Series favorites at Bovada. The Tigers have had a good offseason so far, signing former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter and re-signing pitcher Anibal Sanchez, the No. 2 free-agent hurler on the...
Yesterday afternoon, the 2012 National League Cy-Young Award winner R.A. Dickey reached an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays on a two-year, $25 million extension allowing the Jays and the New York Mets to complete their seven-player deal. With word of the deal breaking over the weekend, many Mets fans had plenty of time to voice their opinions on Twitter, FaceBook, and through...
This is not a good way to greet a new team. Thanks to the attention from being included in the Blue Jays - Mets trade for pitcher R.A. Dickey, Noah Syndergaard, his Twitter account has gotten much more attention. One tweet, posted December 9, is one that would have many...
The Chicago Cubs have signed Carlos Villanueva to a two-year, $10mm deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Villanueva spent the last two seasons in Toronto posting a combined 4.11 ERA, while splitting time in the rotation and the bullpen.
Last season in 38 games (16 starts) Villanueva went 7-7 with a 4.16 ERA with a 8.8 K/9.
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