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Booming bats of Bautista, Encarnacion could leave Jays' nest

TORONTO (AP) In back-to-back postseasons, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion hit the two biggest home runs Blue Jays fans had seen in a generation. But after making baseball history in Toronto, both might be about to become history in Toronto. One year after a six-game AL Championship Series loss to eventual champion Kansas City, the Blue Jays fell to World Series-bound Cleveland...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Kipnis fires back at Jose Bautista over Ryan Merritt comments

After the Indians clinched a World Series berth, Jason Kipnis fired back at Jose Bautista over his comments about Ryan Merritt. Merritt is a 24-year-old rookie who only appeared in four games this season for Cleveland. Based on his lack of major league experience, Bautista talked a bit of trash ahead of Wednesday’s game. You can see what he said here. Merritt and the Indians...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians troll Jose Bautista after clinching series

The Cleveland Indians punched their ticket to the World Series on Wednesday by defeating the Toronto Blue Jays 3-0 in Game 5 of the ALCS, and they were in a saucy mood afterwards. One particular Indians player decided to troll outspoken Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. A pair of Cowboy boots was just held up in clubhouse. "Sign em and send em to Joey Bats!!!" an Indians player...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista has cocky quote about facing Indians’ Ryan Merritt

The Toronto Blue Jays may be down 3-1 in the ALCS against the Cleveland Indians, but don’t tell that to Jose Bautista. The Blue Jays outfielder remains as confident as ever heading into Game 5 of the ALCS on Wednesday. In fact, he thinks Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt, who is scheduled to start the game, should be more worried than Toronto. Jose Bautista on Ryan Merritt: "With...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Miller’s New Harder Slider

Jose Bautista is a quote machine, good and bad. Earlier, Craig Edwards looked at what the Jays outfielder said about the strike zone, and here’s a more benign thing that Bautista said about Andrew Miller‘s great slider: “For some reason his slider seems like he’s playing with it a little more,” he told reporters Sunday. “I felt like I saw two different sliders. Sometimes...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians Twitter account taunts Bautista for making 'excuse'

The Cleveland Indians are up 2-0 in the American League Championship Series, and they’ve about had it with Jose Bautista’s excusemaking. The team's official Twitter account kept prodding at Bautista on Monday, and they even asked fans to chime in on what they expected Toronto’s next defense to be. We've had sign stealing and circumstances. POLL: What will our opponents...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ex-umpire McKean: If Bautista is spokesman for Jays, they’re in trouble

Former MLB umpire Jim McKean stands up for his fraternity, says the amount of scrutiny on referees in today’s age is tremendous, but says if Jose Bautista is the team’s spokesperson, you’re in big trouble.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cutout allows Rangers fans to ‘punch’ Jose Bautista

There not surprisingly remains considerable animosity on the behalf of Texas Rangers fans toward Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista. And before the teams squared off in Game 1 of their ALDS series Thursday, Rangers fans had the opportunity to “punch” Bautista via a cardboard cutout. Originally appearing on reddit, photos surfaced on social media of fans replacing the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays-O's Wild Card: Our picks and why either team can win

Yesterday we asked, "Is baseball's wild card format even good?" Reviews were mixed and like Wild Card or not, here we are discussing tonight's game; the Toronto Blue Jays versus the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game showdown.  Welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we ask our experts to kickback, relax and just chat about sports in general. Time for us to put our money where...
Via Yardbarker
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
Via The Sports Daily
September 21, 2016  |  Discuss

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