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O Canada, Baseball is Back!

Let’s get serious. For 22 years, baseball has taken a back seat in a country that has been everlastingly known to love and adore the sport of hockey. There has always been a handful of loyal and devoted Blue Jays enthusiasts, but the majority used the baseball season as a way to pass the time until October hit, Toronto was well behind in the standings, and lacing up the skates...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays deservedly playing with a ton of confidence

Will the Toronto Blue Jays ever lose again?Probably.Does it feel like they will?Absolutely not. Especially with the confidence the team is playing with.Over the past 29 games, the Blue Jays have won 24 of them, including a 9-2 blowout against the Detroit Tigers Sunday.Following the game, the Jays spoke to the media about how well things are going.“If this isn’t the feel of a...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Hinch has strong case for AL Manager of the Year

A glance at the standings shows the Houston Astros still in control of the AL West, sporting a 70-57 record and a four and a half game lead over the Texas Rangers entering play Wednesday.The remarkable turnaround of the Astros is a fine reflection on the work of first-year manager A.J. Hinch, and should easily put him in the running for the American League's Manager of the Year Award...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Rangers' Banister a viable AL Manager of the Year candidate?

The Texas Rangers enter play Tuesday 64-59, three and a half games behind the Houston Astros and in sole possession of the second AL Wild Card spot. That they're in a position to maybe make the postseason reflects very well on first-year manager Jeff Banister, something noted by CBS Sports' Matt Snyder in his latest roundup of AL Manager of the Year candidates. Remember, Banister...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

A Guide for Returning Blue Jays Fans

Hey, Blue Jays fans who’ve been away from the game for a while – welcome back! The flurry of deadline deals that the club made will no doubt bring many of you former fans back into the fold – I would think that the good folks at Rogers, always conscious of the bottom line, are counting on many of you to watch the games on one of their many platforms, but merchandise, and even...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez and John Gibbons Handed Down Suspensions

In wake of the hit-by-pitch fiasco and the benches clearing in Sunday’s Blue Jays-Royals game, Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez and manager John Gibbons have been suspended by Major League Baseball for their actions. Sanchez was given three games, while Gibbons was handed a one-game ban. The manager will serve his Tuesday night versus Minnesota while Sanchez will appeal and is available...
Via Baseball Essential
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games, John Gibbons 1

TORONTO (AP) Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday's brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Major League Baseball on Monday also fined Sanchez an undisclosed sum for intentionally throwing at Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during the top of the eighth inning of Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Sanchez, Gibbons suspended for brawl vs. Royals

Major League Baseball has announced two suspensions related to Sunday's benches-clearing incident between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Blue Jays reliever Aaron Sanchez has been suspended three games while Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has been suspended one game. Gibbons will serve his suspension Tuesday night, MLB.com reports. Sanchez was ejected from Sunday's...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Stealing Signs: Part of the Game or Cheating?

This weekend’s series against the Blue Jays was odd.  Did the Blue Jays steal signs?  If so, is it cheating or is it part of the game? In 2007, after my wife and I returned home from Iraq, I was playing in the Ban Johnson League in Kansas City while I was living in Olathe.  During one game one of my teammates took a lead off second while holding up in the air 2 fingers...
Via Royals Blue
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches clear during Royals-Blue Jays game

It’s a day that ends in -Y. The Kansas City Royals are pissing teams off by throwing at players once again. Sunday’s situation in Toronto started in the first inning when Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson with the first pitch of his at bat. (video here because MLBAM is stupid) Note that home plate umpire Jim Wolf warns both benches after the plunking, which would seemingly...
Via The Outside Corner
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches, bullpens clear in tense Royals-Blue Jays game

TORONTO -- Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth inning on Sunday. It was the climax of a game-long spat that began when Royals starter Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson on the left arm in the first inning. Donaldson and Volquez traded stares and words as the Blue Jays slugger...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Sanchez to return to pen after DL stint

Are the Toronto Blue Jays eying a starting pitcher in the trade market?Manager John Gibbons said Sunday that rookie flamethrower Aaron Sanchez will be joining the bullpen after his stint on the disabled list. Sanchez has made 11 appearances this season, all out of the starting rotation.“We want to strengthen [the bullpen],” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told Sportsnet. “We...
Via Fox Sports
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' manager Gibbons on Samardzija: 'We'd love to have him'

Before tossing a complete game shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox ace (and potential trade chip) Jeff Samardzija was a topic of conversation for Jays manager John Gibbons."We'd love to have him," he told the media.The Blue Jays have made it perfectly clear what they've been targeting at the trade deadline - pitching.Samardzija is a prime candidate to be traded...
Via Fox Sports
July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

John Gibbons Ejected After Controversial Red Sox-Blue Jays Play (Video)

This embed is invalid" /> A very strange play in the fifth inning Thursday ended with a runner cut down at the plate, a rally stymied and Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons ejected from the game. Devon Travis produced a one-out single into center field off Boston Red Sox starter Wade Miley with runners at first and second. Danny Valencia attempted to score...
Via NESN.com
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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