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Blue Jays set at back of bullpen

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell has one less decision to make this season. He knew before spring training even started how the back of the Blue Jays' bullpen would look: Sergio Santos will be his closer and Francisco Cordero the setup man. The starting rotation? He's far less certain about that. Coming into camp, Farrell envisions a starting rotation of Ricky Romero...

Dutch RHP Rick VandenHurk agrees with Blue Jays

Dutch right-hander Rick VandenHurk has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 26-year-old had no decisions and an 8.00 ERA in four games and eight innings for Baltimore last year and was 9-13 with a 4.43 ERA in 26 starts for the Orioles' Triple-A farm team at Norfolk. In the minors he held hitters to a .239 average. VandenHurk, who agreed to a non-guaranteed...

DOs And DONTs: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have a pretty good young team.  The problem for them is that they play in the American League East.  They have to compete with the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.  It isn’t easy being the Blue Jays.  The Jays were an 81 win team and can be even better.  I am going to take a look at their 40-man roster here as it pertains to fantasy...

Vizquel looking to stick with Blue Jays

Veteran infielder Omar Vizquel arrived at the Blue Jays' Spring Training facility on Wednesday morning to start preparing for his attempt to crack the club's big league roster.

Santos starting over with Jays -- as closer

Sergio Santos, a converted infielder, now makes his living on the mound and will take over as the Blue Jays' undisputed closer just three years removed from his days as a position player.

Collin Cowgill, Brett Lawrie and Age vs. Level

Leave it to Fangraphs readers to supply thought-provoking questions worthy of an entire post. After last week’s prospect chat, reader “GrittleTooth” belted a grand slam in the comments area with this gem: I get that age is very important when evaluating prospects, but isn’t it also true that guys develop at different speeds and some ‘get it’ latter than others? What...

Blue Jays' rotation looks to rebound in 2012

Ricky Romero aside, Toronto's starters must elevate their performances this year with the Blue Jays talking openly about their aspirations for the postseason.

Blue Jays sign VandenHurk

The Toronto Blue Jays signed right-hander Rick VandenHurk to a split major league contract on Wednesday.

Jays face difficult task contending in AL East

The American League East is once again a banquet of riches in 2012 and the Toronto Blue Jays are trying to narrow the gap between themselves and the Big Three of New York, Tampa and Boston.

Watch out, here come the Jays

Mailbag: With a talented young roster showing signs of emerging and a top-notch minor league system already in place, it's not hard to see the Toronto Blue Jays being one of the game's top-10 franchises again in the very near future.
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