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Pitt introduces Scott Barnes as the school's new athletic director

Earlier reports were confirmed when Pittsburgh introduced new athletic director Scott Barnes over the weekend.Barnes has a tremendous track record, including unprecedented football success at Utah State, where he also served as athletic director. Pitt chancellor Patrick Gallagher spoke highly of his selection, telling Jerry DiPaola of Total Trib Media that Barnes "knows how to get...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Marcus Davis

Rookie Devon Travis had yet another huge week on the diamond for the Toronto Blue Jays, raising his average to .359, but the former Seminole who had the biggest week did so on the single-A level. The Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the week of April 20th through the 26st goes to first baseman Marcus Davis of the Lake Elsinore Storm for his hitting in seven games in the...
Via Noled Out
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero's release is only the beginning of things to come

Ricky Romero's release as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays is not the end, but only the beginning. I look at it this way. If Scott Kazmir, who was in dire straits and left for dead by the baseball world, can come back and again be considered one of the most effective left-handed pitchers in the game. Romero, who's had a couple rocky years, is in no way done with the game of baseball...
Via The GM's Perspective
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays – Red Sox Series Preview

A pair of scuffling teams will face off for three games in Fenway Park this week when the Boston Red Sox host the Toronto Blue Jays. The Red Sox, 4-6 in their last 10 games, lost two of three to both the Rays and the Orioles this week.  Baltimore throttled the Sox 18-7 in the series finale on Sunday.  The Blue Jays swept the O’s at home last week, before being swept themselves...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back: Liriano’s Late-Inning Luck

When the 1989 baseball season wrapped up the Toronto Blue Jays were champions of the American League East. When April of that year wrapped up, however, the Blue Jays were dead last in the division, owners of a depressing 9-16 record. Their .360 winning percentage would have been good for a 58-win season had they kept on that pace but they would turn things around and wound up with...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Release LHP Ricky Romero

The Toronto Blue Jays have released LHP Ricky Romero, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. #BlueJays release Ricky Romero. — Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 25, 2015 AA says he hasn’t progressed to the point where he feels he could make it back this yr and he’s in final yr of deal. Romero took it well — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) April 25, 2015 AA says Romero was grateful...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Slowed by knee woes, former All-Star Romero cut by Toronto

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have released left-hander Ricky Romero, a former All-Star who has been slowed by knee injuries for several seasons. The Blue Jays made the move Saturday. The 30-year-old Romero was in the final season of a five-year contract. He had been working out at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin. ''We made the determination we...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: early season observations

With the season a little over a tenth complete, it’s time to start evaluating how the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to begin the season. The Blue Jays currently have a 9-8 record, good for a third-place tie in the A.L. East, just 1.0 game behind the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Jays are still clearly in the thick of things (as are most teams at this time of year),...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Education of Miguel Castro

Toronto Blue Jays closer Miguel Castro has seemingly come out of nowhere to finish games for the team in this young MLB season. For those who follow prospects closely, Castro has been on the radar since he made his stateside debut less than two years ago, but even his biggest boosters were surprised at his rapid ascension to the Major Leagues this spring. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Week 3 Rookie Report

View image | gettyimages.com Toronto’s Devon Travis has been a huge factor for the Blue Jays this season, showing the pop that they lacked last year from their second basemen. This is Travis’s first season in the Toronto system after coming over from Detroit in a trade for Anthony Gose this offseason. The 24-year-old is only 5’9″, but he’s shown a ton of power through...
Via The Fantasy Fix
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sweep Away O’s, Rivalry Continues

Toronto was 2-5 in their 10-game homestand before Baltimore came to town. The Blue Jays earned their first sweep in a series that involved a lot of offense, and some theatrics. It wasn’t the 13 runs the Blue Jays scored against the Orioles that made headlines in game one, nor was it Mark Buehrle grabbing his third win on the season to push his record to 3-0. In the seventh inning...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Idiot Blue Jays Fan Picks Up Fair Ball, Tries to Play It Off

It’s been a tension filled past couple of days for the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays as both teams have engaged in antics that include: stare downs, home run pimping, yelling, etc. However, there was a mini-break to all that nonsense Wednesday when a Manny Machado double down the third base line was picked up by a clueless Jays fan. As you can see below, the ball came...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt expected to hire Scott Barnes for AD job

Randy Juhl has been serving as the interim athletic director for the Pittsburgh Panthers since the firing of Steve Pederson, but now it appears that they are set to finally tab a permanent replacement. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Pitt is expected to hire  Scott Barnes as their athletic director on Friday. Barnes was chosen as the new athletic director through a Chicago...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays place Navarro on 15-day DL, recall Thole

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have placed catcher Dioner Navarro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled catcher Josh Thole from Triple-A Buffalo. The switch-hitting Navarro is batting .276 with four RBIs in eight games. The move is retroactive to April 22. Navarro suffered the injury trying to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning of...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Come on Down Scott Barnes

As numerous places have reported, Pitt has hired Utah State Athletic Director Scott Barnes to replace some jagoff none of us liked. Barnes has an impressive resume since he took over for the Aggies in 2008, including chairman of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee and four consecutive bowl games under two different head coaches. Most importantly, Utah State set fundraising records...
Via Pitt Blather
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista demonstrates the perfect response to getting thrown at

In the seventh inning of Tuesday’s Orioles-Blue Jays game, Baltimore rookie Jason Garcia threw behind Jose Bautista. Instead of making this  big thing, with beanballs fired back and forth, Bautista settled the matter in the perfect way – with a long home run and some jaw jacking. That’s how you do it. Make them pay on the field. Bautista’s pimp job and home run trot were...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista, Adam Jones have war of words

Your browser does not support iframes. The Blue Jays beat the Orioles 13-6 on Tuesday, but the final score wasn’t the only ugly thing about the game. During the 7th inning, Adam Jones and Jose Bautista got into a war of words that continued between innings. With a runner on second base, Jason Garcia threw...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud is blossoming into catcher of the future

Editor’s Note – This piece was written before Sunday’s injury. Ever since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, there have been high expectations for Travis d’Arnaud from just about everyone. The talent has always been apparent, but it was a matter of staying healthy and having confidence that have enabled d’Arnaud to reach his full potential. We are finally...
Via Mets360.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Face Difficult Decision Ahead

Canadian Michael Saunders is almost ready for action after tearing the meniscus in his left knee during practice in late February. After stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls, Saunders’ original timeline for return had him coming back at the All-Star break. Now, after conducting successful surgery, the outfielder is a week away from return, maybe even less. Saunders...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Pillar climbs wall to rob home run

Your browser does not support iframes. On Tuesday, Nolan Arenado presented a candidate for Major League Baseball’s catch of the season by making a spectacular grab down the third base line. The following day, Kevin Pillar did his best to one up him. In the top of the seventh inning, Rays second baseman Tim Beckham...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Apr 15

Yesterday was a disappointing day for the Official Lineup. Matt Andriese and the Rays shut down the Blue Jays’ thumpers — Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista combined for 2.00 points and neither Jose Reyes nor Josh Donaldson managed double digits. Garrett Jones, my massive sleeper for the day that I had in all lineups, went hitless, and Jake Arrieta, who I chose over Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Professor
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: opening day observations

The Toronto Blue Jays got their season off on the right foot, beating the New York Yankees handily 6-1 earlier today. There were a number of notable occurrences from the game: Drew Hutchison dazzled in his first season opener, with a line of 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, and 3 SO. Hutchison didn’t necessarily have his best stuff, but he was his usual gritty self. After only...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Six Bold Predictions

Opening Day is just two days away, and thus it’s time for bold predictions about the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 season. Without further ado… 1. Dioner Navarro doesn’t get traded Dioner Navarro There are many reasons why Dioner Navarro shouldn’t be traded, and I predict that he won’t get dealt. Someone will get hurt, or the Jays will see the upside in having Navarro’s...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Millionaire Blue Jays Pitcher Daniel Norris Lives In A Van Behind Wal-Mart (Video)

Just call him the man in the van. Daniel Norris is one of baseball’s top-ranked prospects, but he certainly doesn’t live like one. The 21-year-old Toronto Blue Jays pitcher signed to play with the organization out of high school, earning a $2 million signing bonus for inking the deal, yet he willingly calls a 1978 Volkswagen van home during the offseason. The Johnson City...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively profiled heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up a permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer and enjoys a...Read More The post R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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