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The 27th Out: Injury

All good things must come to an end. For athletes, the close of a career doesn’t always come by choice, and the human body doesn’t always cooperate the way it’s expected to. In baseball, the 27th out comes a variety of ways. For Joey Perretta, the final outing came at the cost of his arm. “I coach a freshman team at a local high school, I substitute teach, and.. that’s...
Via Baseball Essential
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hire Wedge for front office role, could he replace Gibbons?

The Toronto Blue Jays announced Saturday Eric Wedge, who spent 10 seasons as a MLB manager for the Cleveland Indians (2003-2009) and Seattle Mariners (2011-2013), has been hired as the team's Player Development Advisor.Wedge has spent the last two years since being the Mariners manager working as an analyst at EPSN. While he been hired at the Player Development Advisor for the Blue...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Aaron Sanchez Be The X-Factor For The Blue Jays Rotation In 2016?

Toronto Blue Jays hurler Aaron Sanchez makes no bones about where he wants to pitch next season, even his best pal Marcus Stroman pulls no punches confidently asserting that Sanchez will be a starter. The question is can Aaron Sanchez live up to his 1st round billing and be the x-factor the Blue Jays so desperately need in their starting rotation. Sanchez addressed the media...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Shapiro answers tough questions in first Blue Jays presser

Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro held his first press conference today and answered some burning questions regarding the state of the franchise. Here are the major takeaways. John Gibbons will be back Shapiro says John Gibbons will be back as #BlueJays manager. — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) November 2, 2015 Gibbons was brought back to Toronto by Alex Anthopoulos...
Via The Outside Corner
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Shapiro answers tough questions in first Blue Jays presser

Toronto Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro held his first press conference today and answered some burning questions regarding the state of the franchise. Here are the major takeaways. John Gibbons will be back Shapiro says John Gibbons will be back as #BlueJays manager. — Brendan Kennedy (@BKennedyStar) November 2, 2015 Gibbons was brought back to Toronto by Alex Anthopoulos...
Via Bloguin Best
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Anthopolous leaves the Toronto Blue Jays

This is shocking – per multiple reports, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopolous will not return to the position next year. It’s a pretty dramatic move, considering he got the team within two wins of the World Series, but according to TSN.ca’s Rick Westhead, he and Mark Shapiro didn’t see eye to eye. Anthopolous turned down a contract extension with the club...
Via The Outside Corner
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons giving Royals credit where credit is due

In ALCS Game 6, the Toronto Blue Jays were eliminated in a 4-3 loss to the Kansas City Royals.Many times in sports and in baseball, after a loss, a team is quick to point out something they could have done differently. Maybe a call that didn't go their way.After the Jays were eliminated from the 2015 season, however, manager John Gibbons tipped his cap to the Royals."You know what...
Via Fox Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price: I guess I have to prove I can pitch in postseason

After bouncing between the rotation and bullpen throughout the postseason, David Price will start for the Toronto Blue Jays in a win-or-go-home match-up with the Kansas City Royals in Game 6 of the ALCS. And given he has yet to notch a victory in seven postseason starts, Price understands the pressure is on him to finally show he’s capable of rising to the challenge in a high...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Encarnacion to play hurt in Game 2 of ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Manager John Gibbons says Edwin Encarnacion is back in Toronto's lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS, determined to ''deal with the pain.'' Batting fourth as the designated hitter, Encarnacion was removed in the eighth inning of Kansas City's 5-0 win on Friday night when his left middle finger swelled up again. Gibbons said Encarnacion underwent an MRI before deciding...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Oct. 17

​ This is as busy as it’ll get for the rest of the season, as both Championship Series’ are playing on the same day for the first time. They’ll do so again on Tuesday: David Price (TOR) vs. Yordano Ventura (KCR) 4:07 p.m. ET, ​FS1 The Price usage by manager John Gibbons this postseason has been puzzling, and that continues as he starts Game 2 with the Jays down 1-0....
Via The Sports Post
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals, Blue Jays stick with same 25-man rosters for ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas CityRoyals are sticking with the same 25-man rosters they used to advance out of the last round of the playoffs for their AL Championship Series.The rosters were due before the start of Game 1 on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium.Toronto manager John Gibbons indicated Thursday there wouldn't be much different, if anything, from...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals, Blue Jays stick with same 25-man rosters for ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas CityRoyals are sticking with the same 25-man rosters they used to advance out of the last round of the playoffs for their AL Championship Series. The rosters were due before the start of Game 1 on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Toronto manager John Gibbons indicated Thursday there wouldn't be much different, if anything, from...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays ace Price not upset with how he's been used in playoffs

 There was some thought that David Price would start Game 1 of the ALCS for Toronto, but manager John Gibbons went with Marco Estrada on regular rest instead.That's led to another round of questions about how Price has been used.The former Cy Young winner has a shaky playoff record, and wasn't particularly good in his start against the Rangers. So rather than rest him to start a...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Royals stick with same 25-man rosters for ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas CityRoyals are sticking with the same 25-man rosters they used to advance out of the last round of the playoffs for their AL Championship Series. The rosters were due before the start of Game 1 on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Toronto manager John Gibbons indicated Thursday there wouldn't be much different, if anything,...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Oct. 16

After four thrilling Division Series matchups, we now dive into the Championship Series portion of the season. The American League kicks it off on Friday, with both series going on Saturday: Marco Estrada (TOR) vs. Edinson Volquez (KCR) 8:08 p.m. ET, ​FOX​ John Gibbons’ puzzling use of David Price continues. Not only was Price essentially used in mop-up duty in a do-or-die...
Via The Sports Post
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays manager on Bautista's bat flip: 'I don't like it'

After mashing a go-ahead three-run blast in Game 5 of the ALDS, Jose Bautista gave a bat flip for the ages, becoming the bat flip heard 'round the world.It's become so popular that one fan even got a tattoo of Bautista not even 24 hours after the blast.The emphatic flip has been a source of discussion and controversy, sparking people from all over to weigh in on it.Toronto Blue Jays...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Oct. 14

What could be better than a couple of Game 5s? Well, three, but you’ll have to wait until Thursday to get the last one: Cole Hamels (TEX) vs. Marcus Stroman (TOR) 4:07 p.m. ET​ What a matchup! This is the exact scenario for which Hamels was acquired, and this sort of possible pressure no doubt motivated Stroman to work extra hard to return from a torn ACL in just six months...
Via The Sports Post
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price unlikely to be available in Game 5

Much has been said about Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons' decision to throw David Price up 7-1 in Game 4, but looking ahead, it seems as though he will be out for the decisive Game 5 in Toronto.“Well, I’m not sure, (but) I wouldn’t necessarily count on it,” Gibbons told the media via the Toronto Star.Instead, the Jays will rely on Marcus Stroman, who has only five...
Via Fox Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Trying to find reason in the David Price decision

In the fifth inning of a 7-1 game, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons went to the mound to retrieve starting pitcher R.A. Dickey with two outs and one baserunner aboard. After being staked to a big lead by his offensive mates, Dickey had set to shutting down the Texas Rangers, and had allowed only five hits, while walking none. Dickey had thrown only 78 pitches, and by virtue...
Via Baseball Essential
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Should Not Use David Price Today

Last night, the Blue Jays beat the Rangers 5-1 to extend the ALCS to a fourth game, keeping their season alive for at least one more day. But while the final score wasn’t particularly close, the Blue Jays did feel a bit of pressure in the seventh inning, when Marco Estrada gave up back to back singles with just one out and Rougned Odor coming to the plate. Odor didn’t represent...
Via Fangraphs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gibbons Needs To Be Sharper With His In-Game Decisions

No matter what you think, John Gibbons needs to step up his decision-making skills in Game 3 tonight. Let’s go back to Friday afternoon in that marathon game when the Blue Jays’ manager could have put pinch-hitter Mike Napoli on, with first base open and the Jays leading 4-3 against the Rangers. What does Gibbons do? He motions from the dugout to catcher Russell Martin to have...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Blue Jays-Rangers Game 3 Preview by Jeff Quinton

John Gibbons` club faces the first must-win contest of the Division Series round.
Via Baseball Prospectus
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trying to get Mark Buehrle to 200 innings didn’t work so well

What seemed like a nice gesture and a form of tribute to Mark Buehrle’s long career turned into something of an embarrassment, and perhaps a questionable decision by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Buehrle was given the start in Toronto’s regular season finale versus the Rays, with the idea that the left-hander would pitch two innings and crack 200 innings for the 15th consecutive...
Via The Outside Corner
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Gibbons defends resting Blue Jays starters against 'bozos' in 'fantasy land'

Taking on the Baltimore Orioles in a double header on Thursday, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons elected to rest his starters, having clinched the AL East title on Wednesday night.The Jays are in the hunt for top record, and thus homefield advantage, in the American League, causing some to criticize Gibbons.Speaking to the media, the Blue Jays skipper defended the decision...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2015  |  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 the...
Via NESN.com
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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