Why Would A Pitcher Pitch Against The Shift?

On April 10 in an outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, Dallas Keuchel was pitching Jose Bautista outside in the fourth inning. That much isn’t really surprising, because since September of 2009, Bautista has done the bulk of his damage by pulling the ball. What was curious to me, however, was that Keuchel was pitching […]
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Blue Jays' blasts help hand Twins 9-3 defeat

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jose Bautista had three hits and an RBI, and Brett Lawrie hit a grand slam in the ninth inning to help the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Tuesday night. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and an RBI, and Aaron Loup (1-0) won in relief of starter Brandon Morrow, who lasted 3 2-3 innings on a 35-degree night at Target Field. The Blue Jays led 5-2...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista homers, Blue Jays beat Twins 4-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Jose Bautista hit his third home run of the spring for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins, who got three scoreless innings from newcomer Phil Hughes. Hughes signed a $24 million, three-year contract in the offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the New York Yankees. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out...
Via Fox Sports North
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bank on Jose Bautista smashing 50 home runs this season

Toronto Blue Jays’ outfielder Jose Bautista is one of the premier power-hitting sluggers in all of the MLB….when he is healthy. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays Bautista has been sidelined with an assortment of nagging injuries over the last couple of seasons. However, I am going to step up to the plate and call my shot, Babe Ruth style, unanimously proclaiming that Bautista...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista delivers first mammoth homer of spring training

It's officially baseball season, because Jose Bautista is hitting monstrous home runs. In the first inning of Toronto's Spring Training game with the Phillies on Wednesday, Bautista crushed this Roberto Hernandez pitch to deep left center field, knocking it over three fences and completely out of Bright House Field. It's all downhill from here, I guess. [follow]
Via The Outside Corner
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays star Bautista focused on return to form

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista hopes to hit one big goal this year - staying healthy. Bautista has finished the last two seasons on the disabled list. An injured left wrist stopped him in 2012 and a badly bruised left hip forced him out of the lineup last year. Before those problems, Bautista led the majors in home runs for two straight years. ''I know that both...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Young fan writes Jose Bautista adorable letter, wants Blue Jay to join the Rangers (photo)

A presumably young Texas Rangers fan wrote a letter to Jose Bautista in which he attempts to convince the Toronto Blue Jays slugger to join his favorite MLB team. Granted, Bautista isn’t a free agent, but that unfortunate technicality does little to diminish how charming — and well-written, especially how he breaks down Bautista’s contractual […]The post Young fan writes...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Young fan writes Jose Bautista letter suggesting he join the Rangers

A youngster by the name of Billy Cantrell is trying his best to lure Jose Bautista to his beloved Texas Rangers.Seen here is a photo taken of the handwritten letter that Cantrell scribed to the Blue Jays outfielder. Bautista was so tickled by the gesture that he shared it on his Instagram account.In the letter, young Billy proposes a deal to the tune of $80 million over four years...
Via Bush League Chronicle
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Have The Seeds For A Jose Bautista Trade Been Planted?

With the recent rumours from Danny Knobler of CBS Sports regarding the Texas Rangers interest in either Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion, one has to wonder if the Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos would entertain a trade this offseason for one of his premier players. Surely this kind of deal would change the entire core of Toronto’s roster. In Bautista, gone would...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels OF makes catch of the year

During Friday night’s Jays-Angels game, L.A. outfielder JB Shuck absolutely robbed Toronto’s Jose Bautista of a home run in the 4th by going up and over the left field wall to make an amazing grab, before coming to rest in the stands amongst the beer swilling Angels fans… Shuck’s catch, a perfect combination of timing, skill and concentration, is truly a thing of beauty...
Via The Last Angry Fan
August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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