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Character Assassinated

You know I like to keep track of the former Mets. The ones I like, and the ones I don’t. So this space is dedicated to one of the dearly departed. (Meaning he’s not a Met anymore … not that he died.) This update comes to us from the land of maple syrup and cheeseburger spring rolls, as it seems that R.A. Dickey might be pushed out of town by the Toronto Blue Jays. Now, if you...
Via Metstradamus
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays bring back much of coaching staff

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays are bringing back much of manager John Gibbons' coaching staff for next season. The Blue Jays said in a statement Monday that bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, first base coach Tim Leiper and third base coach Luis Rivera are all coming back. The main departure is hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, who accepted the same job with the...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Managerial Musings

Fellow MSF writer Kurt Allen compiled a list of baseball managers on the hot seat earlier this summer. Let’s take another look here in October, as we roll through an epic postseason and toward the League Championship Series. While some MLB managers (John Gibbons, Ned Yost and maybe Don Mattingly) performed well enough in recent weeks or months to get off the ledger, others...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Front Office, Part One: John Gibbons

John Gibbons absolutely deserves to be back in 2015 The most criticized figure that isn’t on the diamond, field, ice, or court is the coach or manager. They are always the first ones to be the scapegoat for a team’s failures or for the team’s success. In the case of the Toronto Blue Jays, their manager John Gibbons is no stranger to criticism. In the case of Gibbons who...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ahead in June, Blue Jays stumble rest of the way

TORONTO (AP) Since general manager Alex Anthopoulos engineered a major roster overhaul before the 2013 season, the Blue Jays have gone 0 for 2 in chasing a playoff berth. Expect some changes before Toronto tries again in 2015. Before the Blue Jays wrapped up their season Sunday, Anthopoulos said he's ''pretty excited'' about what lies ahead this offseason. Especially after a quiet...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' future could hinge on team president Beeston's

The futures of Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and general manager Alex Anthopoulos are not in immediate question. But the team's entire dynamic could change if team president Paul Beeston departs -- a legitimate possibility, according to major-league sources. Beeston, 69, is in the final year of his contract. He is a strong supporter of Anthopoulos, sources say, and Anthopoulos...
Via Fox Sports
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. Solid starting pitching has helped pace the Toronto Blue Jays' current surge. Hoping to be more efficient than his last outing, J.A. Happ looks to continue that trend as the Blue Jays seek a fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto (76-69) starters have a 2.12 ERA while the club has...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M. Solid starting pitching has helped pace the Toronto Blue Jays' current surge. Hoping to be more efficient than his last outing, J.A. Happ looks to continue that trend as the Blue Jays seek a fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto (76-69) starters have a 2.12 ERA while the club has...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays-Blue Jays Preview

Solid starting pitching has helped pace the Toronto Blue Jays' current surge. Hoping to be more efficient than his last outing, J.A. Happ looks to continue that trend as the Blue Jays seek a fifth consecutive victory Friday night against the visiting Tampa Bay Rays. Toronto (76-69) starters have a 2.12 ERA while the club has won nine of 11, and yielded four runs over 29 1-3 innings...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB's instant replay will be magnified in postseason

John Gibbons has a pretty standard rule for deciding when to discuss a bang-bang call with an umpire. ''We try to go out there anytime it's close,'' the Toronto manager says. Same way across the majors: There have been more than 1,000 reviews so far in this new era of expanded replay - nearly half resulting in a reversal - and it's only August. Now get ready for an even longer postseason...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB replay begins slow stroll toward postseason

John Gibbons has a pretty standard rule for deciding when to discuss a bang-bang call with an umpire. ''We try to go out there anytime it's close,'' the Toronto manager says. Same way across the majors: There have been more than 1,000 reviews so far in this new era of expanded replay - nearly half resulting in a reversal - and it's only August. Now get ready for an even longer postseason...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees-Blue Jays Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays aren't going to walk away from August with many positives. They can, however, add life to their receding playoff chances by completing the month with a strong series against the New York Yankees, one of the teams they're chasing for a spot in the postseason. The first chance comes Friday night at home as Mark Buehrle tries to do away with a horrendous decade...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays' weekend protest in Toronto denied by MLB

  Major League Baseball has denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling Tuesday. Rays manager Joe Maddon disputed a play in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays in 10 innings. Wil Myers was called safe at first base on a pickoff throw by Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle. After Buehrle...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB denies Rays' protest from Blue Jays game

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Major League Baseball has denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling Tuesday. Rays manager Joe Maddon disputed a play in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays in 10 innings. Wil Myers was called safe at first base on a pickoff throw by Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB denies Rays' weekend protest in Toronto

BALTIMORE (AP) Major League Baseball has denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling Tuesday. Rays manager Joe Maddon disputed a play in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays in 10 innings. Wil Myers was called safe at first base on a pickoff throw by Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB denies Rays' protest from Blue Jays game

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Major League Baseball has denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling Tuesday. Rays manager Joe Maddon disputed a play in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays in 10 innings. Wil Myers was called safe at first base on a pickoff throw by Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Manager John Gibbons Rips ‘Marked Man’ Jose Bautista For Ejection

It’s not often that a manager takes the umpire’s side in an argument involving one of his best players. However, that’s exactly what Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons did Sunday. Gibbons wasn’t very pleased when Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista was ejected by home plate umpire Bill Welke in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes. Bautista, who took a borderline...
Via NESN.com
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was not happy with Jose Bautista getting himself ejected

The Toronto Blue Jays are making a final push to make it to the playoffs. So you know the pressure is probably very intense right now. Emotions and frustration boiled over after yesterday’s loss against the Tampa Bay Rays. In the sixth inning, Jose Bautista was ejected from the game for arguing about the strike zone. Well, this didn’t go over well with manager John Gibbons and...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays protest Saturday's game over timing of replay challenge

TORONTO (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun. Rays DH Wil Myers reached on a one-out single in the fourth and was called safe by first base umpire Bill Welke on Mark Buehrle's pickoff throw. After Yunel Escobar stepped back into...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays protest game over timing of replay challenge

TORONTO (AP) Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun. Rays DH Will Myers reached on a one-out single in the fourth and was called safe by first base umpire Bill Welke on Mark Buehrle's pickoff throw. After Yunel Escobar stepped back into...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays protest Saturday's game over timing of replay challenge

TORONTO (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon protested Saturday's game against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning after the umpires granted Toronto a replay challenge after the next play had begun. Rays DH Will Myers reached on a one-out single in the fourth and was called safe by first base umpire Bill Welke on Mark Buehrle's pickoff throw. After Yunel Escobar stepped back...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. Time may have already run out on the Tampa Bay Rays' playoff hopes despite their impressive victory Friday night. The Toronto Blue Jays could soon be joining them if their starting pitching continues to get pummeled. The Blue Jays hope Mark Buehrle can avoid what would be the longest single-season home winless stretch of...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-White Sox Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays were either in first place or within striking distance of the top perch in the AL East before August rolled around. The first two weeks of the month have not been pretty, to say the least. After opening an eight-game trip with three losses, the Blue Jays look to bounce back Friday night in the opener of a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox. Toronto...
Via AP on Fox
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Happ's strong start not enough, O's beat Jays 2-1

TORONTO (AP) J.A. Happ gave the Blue Jays his best start of the season, but it wasn't enough to beat the Baltimore Orioles. Caleb Joseph homered for the fourth consecutive game, Miguel Gonzalez won for the first time in three starts and the Orioles beat Toronto 2-1 on Thursday night. Happ (8-6) struck out a career-high 12 in a season-best eight innings. He allowed two runs and four...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sox Fall Again To Stroman; Beaten By Jays, 4-2

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)Blue Jays manager John Gibbons put it well, "The kid's good". The 'kid' in question is Toronto starter Marcus Stroman—who has shut down the Red Sox twice in the last five days. Boston managed a two-out RBI double by Dustin Pedroia and a 9th inning HR by Xander Bogaerts to account for its two measly runs in a 4-2 loss. Rubby De La Rosa managed to...
Via FenwayNation
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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