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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports TIME: Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. As Mark Buehrle prepares for his first postseason since 2008, the question remains whether he'll be a part of it. The struggling veteran makes what could conceivably be his final career start as the Blue Jays continue their quest for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs Friday night against the host Tampa Bay Rays. With one...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto and the Postseason Crapshoot

Let’s just be real here and leave the analysis aside for a moment: it’s difficult to picture the Blue Jays losing. They got smoked yesterday, but only after clinching their division, so their lineup was missing its starters. That can be forgiven. Their overall run differential is better than second place by nearly 100. They have baseball’s best record since the All-Star break...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Already annoying Munenori Kawasaki got Long Duck Dong drunk

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki partied a little too hard after the team clinched the division. Can't handle a cigar, couldn't handle his liquor either. Munenori Kawasaki is feeling pretty good right now @SNBarryDavis #BlueJays #BushParty— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 1, 2015[Matt Birch]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like...
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Mark Buehrle bring to the postseason?

For much of the first half of the 2015 season, Mark Buehrle was the only sure thing in the Toronto Blue Jays rotation. Aaron Sanchez and Drew Hutchison struggled, R.A. Dickey sought consistency, Marcus Stroman was injured, Marco Estrada had not yet fully emerged, and David Price still pitched for the Detroit Tigers. Buehrle was the veteran leader of the staff, and posted a very solid...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays- World Series Favorites?

On Wednesday night the Toronto Blue Jays finally accomplished what was thought to be unthinkable just two short months ago, clinching the American League East division following a 15-2 blowout of the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader. This division title marks the first for the Jays since 1993, the year they last won the World Series, ending the longest playoff...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki too drunk for English questions

It has been a magical year for the Toronto Blue Jays. The team clinched their first division title since 1993 and is peaking at the right time heading into the postseason. The Jays demolished the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday 15-2 and won the AL East title. With a record of 92-66, the team has a great chance to have home-field advantage leading up to the World Series. Players...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays win first AL East crown since 1993

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Blue Jays are going back to the postseason for the first time since 1993, and they’re going in as the American League East champions. Toronto clinched the division crown with a 15-2 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Camden Yards. The Blue Jays are guaranteed to have home-field advantage in the American...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch first AL East title since 1993

The Toronto Blue Jays were already assured of their first postseason since 1993, having clinched a wild-card playoff spot on Saturday. But the team won the AL East title on Wednesday with a 15-2 win over the Orioles, ensuring a postseason series and likely home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. (The Jays would win a tiebreaker over the Royals for the league’s best...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch first AL East championship in 22 years

BALTIMORE -- The Toronto Blue Jays clinched their first AL East championship in 22 years with a 15-2 rout of Baltimore on Wednesday, bringing an appropriate conclusion to their unstoppable, two-month run. Toronto entered the doubleheader needing only one victory to eliminate the New York Yankees and claim its first title since 1993. The suspense ended rather quickly, as Toronto built...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Surmising The Blue Jays Playoff Roster

Photo via TOM SZCZERBOWSKI/GETTY IMAGES With the Toronto Blue Jays about to clinch the AL East division any game now, and possibly today in Baltimore, I’ve begun to think about who might make their playoff roster. The starting nine of Ben Revere, Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, hopefully Troy Tulowitzki (he may actually return this series in Baltimore), Justin...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Monthly Breakdown: April

Devon Travis was the Blue Jays best rookie and best player for the month of April. Over the next several days before the Toronto Blue Jays return to the post-season for the first time in 22 years, I am going to rewind the clock to Opening Day and begin a month-by-month breakdown of how the Blue Jays season has evolved from a team with potential to the team with the best record...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three unlikely players key to the Toronto Blue Jays’ success

The Toronto Blue Jays sit atop the American League with a 91-65 record largely thanks to the contributions of star players like Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, and David Price. While those players have made the biggest contributions, there are three unlikely players in particular who’s breakout seasons have helped catapult the club to the top of the standings. Marco Estrada ...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Stroman to do 'everything in my power' to keep Price

Sometimes, just a little isn't enough.Since trading for David Price at the trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays have been reenergized, giving them their much-needed ace.The only downside is that Price's contract expires at the end of this season. He will likely enter the free agent market seeking a $200 million deal, similar to what Max Scherzer received prior to 2015 with the Washington...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki’s return will propel the Blue Jays to the World Series

The Toronto Blue Jays will be competing in the playoffs for the first time since 1993 when they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series in historic fashion. The probable AL East champions are destined to make a deep playoff run, if not make it back to the World Series. A bulk of the credit has to go to GM Alex Anthopoulos, who made some blockbuster trades at the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s Water Jug Celebration Fails When He Dumps It On Himself (Video)

Ben Revere’s intentions were good. His execution, however, was a little more suspect. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder was in the mood to celebrate Sunday afternoon and for good reason. The Blue Jays walked off for yet another win against the Tampa Bay Rays, setting off a wild celebration inside Rogers Centre. Revere figured he’d do his part by bringing the water cooler to the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The End is Inevitable for the Toronto Blue Jays

When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, they effectively thrust their name into the American League conversation. As they reeled off a 22-6 record in the month of August, they became favorites. As they continue to remain red hot on the back of a four game winning streak and a three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, resulting in a four game cushion on...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Kevin Pillar Have to Do to Stay an MLB Regular?

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar has carved out quite a niche in the hearts of the team’s fans. Pillar has held down Centerfield more than adequately this year, and has played perhaps the most spectacular defence in the league there outside of Tampa’s Kevin Kiermaier.  And while he has had an up and down season at the plate, he had a torrid (.365/.380/.531) June, and drove...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, end 22-year drought on technicality

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, but you might be able to find some guys on the team who don’t know it yet.   The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday and went into Saturday’s game with a magic number of one, or so it seemed.  But the schedules of a few other teams showed that Toronto already had punched its ticket to...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Views From The #6 Marcus Stroman

Blue Jays’ Pitcher Marcus Stroman With the hype following the Toronto Blue Jays’ trade deadline acquisition of superstar ace David Price, many around baseball soon disregarded a highly-valued pitching prospect already existing within the Blue Jays’ organization. That’s right baseball fans. The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t merely have Daniel Norris in their prized possession...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees Saw a Different Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman isn’t David Price. Maybe, if Stroman had been healthy all year, the Jays wouldn’t have gotten Price at the deadline, so Stroman would be their No. 1, but that isn’t how things went, so Price is No. 1, and Stroman’s looking to be No. 2. Stroman himself would happily concede that Price is on another level, but then, just about every World Series-winning team...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest Edition of David Price

The Blue Jays acquired David Price expecting him to be an ace, and to this point he’s been exactly as advertised. While teams elsewhere are struggling to straighten out their deadline acquisitions, Price has allowed just 15 runs in 10 starts with Toronto. His surface numbers are terrific, and his more advanced numbers are terrific, and when everything agrees that a guy is terrific...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Price Right For Blue Jays Now, But What About 2016 & Beyond?

I want the old David Price back. What happened to him? What happened to the guy who couldn't get the Yankees out? I want him back. Now! Okay, I feel better now. I'm slowly accepting the fact that that guy is gone. Probably forever. It shouldn't be this difficult to accept, however. After all, the Yankees haven't beaten him since he first appeared in a Blue Jays uniform, after...
Via Lady At The Bat
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AL East division race: Toronto leads with two weeks left

After dominating the past dominating the opposition for the past month and a half, the Toronto Blue Jays have started to show some chinks in their armor. For the second straight week they lost three games, going a combined 3-3 against Atlanta and Boston, two teams who are in jeopardy of finishing last in their respective divisions. This failure to beat these weaker teams has left...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Blue Jays built the most powerful team in baseball

    The Toronto Blue Jays were once the premier team in baseball. From 1985-1993 the Jays reached the ALCS five teams. They won the World Series in back-to-back seasons from ’92-’93. They had sluggers and Cy Young candidates, and winning over 90 games was not an aspiration, but rather an expectation. Since then, things have been much different. The Jays have not won more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this Josh Donaldson's year to win MVP?

There's no point for me to cover Josh Donaldson versus Mike Trout in regards to the American League Most Valuable Player race. Though, there is plenty to look over in regards to Donaldson himself. Remember 2013? At the age of 27, he arrived in grand fashion for the Oakland Athletics—ultimately finishing fourth in MVP voting behind Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, and Chris Davis. I...
Via The Sports Post
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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