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Baseball Hot Corner:
Lately I’ve been finding fanatical claims from some Jays fans or general MLB followers rather ill-informed because they make grandiose statements like “the Blue Jays were going to be bad because the Marlins were bad with these same players.” Or else they blame Manager John Gibbons for what has occurred on the field as if he can swing the bat or pitch the ball for his players.
Some even incredulously give fault to GM Alex Anthopoulos saying “he has not improved the team since he got there.” GAH!
My, how short are people’s memories?
First off, Anthopoulos not only acquired Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifacio from the Marlins this off-season, but he also acquired Melky Cabrera and Macier Izturis to help with the offense. Oh yeah, and he got the reigning N.L. Cy Young Award winner too. That’s hardly the same team that the Marlins had in 2012.
As far as firing Gibbons or his mostly rookie coaching staff goes, Blue Jays President Paul Beeston and GM Alex Anthopoul...
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Outfielder Rajai Davis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Toronto Blue Jays because of a strained oblique muscle in his left side.
Davis was hurt during Friday's 5-0 loss at Boston, and the roster move was made Saturday, when Toronto recalled right-hander Chad Jenkins from Double-A New Hampshire of the Eastern League.
Davis is hitting .284 with one homer and...
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Jose Bautista hit two of Toronto's five home runs, and the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 12-4 Sunday to take two of three in the weekend series.
Emilio Bonifacio, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie also homered for the Blue Jays, who have won just seven of their last 20 and are last in the AL East at 15-24.
Chad Jenkins (1-0) got his second major league win and first since...
There was a eerie silence hovering over Tropicana Field in Florida earlier this week as J.A. Happ, starting pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, laid motionless on the ground. Just moments before, Happ was hit on the left side of his head by a line drive. After medical staff got him on the stretcher, Happ waved to the crowd as he was wheeled off the field to let them know that...
Whether you agree with the decision or not former San Francisco Giant and current Blue Jay Melky Cabrera will in fact receive a world series ring despite having no actual contribution in the Series due to a suspension over use of a banned substance.
NBC Sports reports:
Cabrera will receive his championship ring when the Giants visit the Blue Jays, Cabrera’s new team, on Tuesday...
Adam Lind hit a tiebreaking homer off Boston closer Junichi Tazawa leading off the ninth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays to a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday.
It was just the fifth win in 16 games for the struggling Blue Jays, who blew a 2-0 lead in the eighth.
Toronto's Mark Buehrle had outdueled Clay Buchholz and had the Blue Jays in position to send him...
Melky Cabrera will receive his World Series ring this week when the San Francisco Giants make a two-game stop in Toronto to face his Blue Jays.
San Francisco manager Bruce Bochy says he intends to speak with Cabrera and thank him for his contributions to the reigning World Series champions. Cabrera was suspended for 50 games last Aug. 15 for a positive testosterone test.
Jose Bautista hit two of the five Toronto home runs today as the Blue Jays pounded the Red Sox 12-4. Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster surrendered six earned runs, seven hits and struck out six in five innings of work. Andrew Miller followed giving up three earned runs and the Blue Jays coasted the rest of the way.
For the second straight day Bautista hit second for Toronto and was...
Clay Buchholz will be taking the mound against the Blue Jays for the first time since Toronto analysts Dick Hayhurst and Jack Morris accused the Red Sox starter of cheating.
Buchholz enters the game with a 1.60 ERA and 1.026 WHIP. He has yet to lose in 2013.
Buchholz struggled in his last start compared to the righty’s start to the season. He allowed four runs in six innings,...
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Jon Lester gave up a double in sixth inning to Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Macier Izturis and would go on to finish a one hit complete game shutout over the Blue Jays 5-0.
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