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The Toronto Blue Jays Welcome Back Jesse Chavez

Jesse Chavez returns to the Toronto Blue Jays better than when he left. The Toronto Blue Jays welcomed back an old friend on Friday night when the Blue Jays sent 2015 breakout reliever Liam Hendriks to the Oakland Athletics for right hander Jesse Chavez. Chavez appeared in 9 games and started 2 of them with the Blue Jays in 2012. Chavez wasn’t exactly a bright spot when he...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Athletics-Toronto Blue Jays trade makes sense for Oakland

Jesse Chavez, Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY SportsOn Friday, the Oakland Athletics traded pitcher Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Liam Hendriks. The move is not a major game-changer, but will make an impact on both rosters. Oakland is giving up a pitcher who started out as a relief pitcher and is now a starter. In return, the A’s are receiving...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

What Jesse Chavez means for Toronto

After a memorable 2015 season topped off with an unbelievable run in the playoffs, the Toronto Blue Jays began the offseason with a rotation consisting only of Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison, and R.A. Dickey. They had no quality pitchers in their depleted minor league system, after the big David Price and Troy Tulowitzki trades. Mark Buehrle, Price, and […]
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's acquire RHP Hendriks from Blue Jays for Chavez

RHP Liam Hendricks is going to Oakland.  Jamie Squire Getty Images North AmericaOAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have acquired Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays for fellow pitcher Jesse Chavez.Hendriks became a full-time reliever for the first time with Toronto last season and went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances. His fastball velocity spiked when he moved...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Facts About Blue Jays Newest Pitcher Jesse Chavez

Interim General Manager Tony LaCava pulled off his first deal at the helm of the Blue Jays ship today swapping pitchers Liam Hendriks for Jesse Chavez. The transaction signifies the Blue Jays need to shore up some starting pitching depth however the cost was a younger, more controllable bullpen arm in Hendriks. Here are 5 interesting facts about the Blue Jays newest player:...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Chavez out for season with non-displaced rib fracture

CHICAGO -- Oakland Athletics right-hander Jesse Chavez has a non-displaced rib fracture on the right side and will miss the remainder of the season. Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the club is not certain how the injury occurred. It's possible the injury happened when Chavez was trying to brace himself before being hit in the hip by a batted ball Sunday against the Texas Rangers...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2015  |  Discuss

World Series Champs nothing the Oakland A’s can’t handle

It was another battle of the bay Thursday evening when the Oakland A’s took on defending World Series Champions, the San Fransisco Giants on their spring training home turf. While these two clubs have met before this preseason, this game was more telling about how each team has progressed throughout spring training. It was clear to anyone watching the broadcasted 7pm ballgame ...
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s early fan favorites- did yours make it?

As a loyal Oakland A’s fan who has paid excessive attention to spring training (regardless that the preseason play is not an effective predictor) there have been a few select players that have caught my eye. With excellent fielding, batting skills and a great attitude, their behavior on the field and in the dugout has made me want to know more about these stand out athletes. The...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: What in the Jesse Chavez Is Going On Here?

Typically when a 30 year old pitcher gets off to a hot start in April, we can look at a few numbers to get a feel for what’s going on. There’s usually a track record to fall back on, some statistical analysis that can be done that makes evaluating him easier and projectable moving forward. Occasionally, there’s a Jesse Chavez. The Oakland A’s right-hander is getting his...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could this be Jesse Chavez’s breakout season?

Jesse Chavez Oakland A’s newest starter, right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez, is finally making a name for himself in the major leagues. Chavez joined the Athletics organization in 2012 and immediately became their designated long-reliever. He had yet to start a game in the Coliseum until 2014 when he squeaked his way into the starting rotation after numerous pitchers incurred...
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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