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DraftKings: Pheast on Phillie P(h)itching

Last week it was lefties beating up on Shane Greene, this week we have the Canadian lefty killers, the Toronto Blue Jays. If you read me at all this season you’ve noticed some themes. Mainly the pitching staffs I enjoy picking on most, Texas and Philadelphia. When one of those two waltzes into a home stadium of the highest scoring team in MLB, I get a little excited. The cherry...
Via Razzball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Persistence helped Jays land Tulowitzki; is pitching next?

When Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos acquired Josh Donaldson last offseason, it was because he wouldn’t take no for an answer. Same thing with Troy Tulowitzki. Just as Anthopoulos wore down Athletics GM Billy Beane, he wore down Rockies counterpart Jeff Bridich, according to major-league sources with knowledge of the talks. Anthopoulos first asked the Rockies about Tulowitzki...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colabello's 2-run single lifts Blue Jays over Seattle, 8-6

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Colabello's two-run, bases-loaded single in the ninth inning gave the Blue Jays an 8-6 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Josh Donaldson opened the ninth with a walk off Carson Smith (1-3). Jose Bautista then doubled into the right-field corner. It extended Bautista's streak of reaching base against the Mariners to 36 games, including 33 with a hit...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Blue Jays be Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

As we near the end of July, the Toronto Blue Jays are a .500 team. Sometimes a little more than that, sometimes a little bit less, but overall they’re winning as much as they’re losing. As a result their chances of making the postseason sit at 46.2% according to Baseball Prospectus. As fans and media await trades for reinforcements to this proficient offense, should the team...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ ongoing search for a starting pitcher

The American League playoff hunt is as tight as ever and with the deadline looming a week away, teams are grasping for that one piece they believe will push them over the edge. For the Blue Jays, that piece is a starting pitcher and they haven’t quite been lucky enough to snare one yet. Just 5.5 games out of the East and three back in the Wild Card, the Blue Jays have the offense...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ ongoing search for a starting pitcher

The American League playoff hunt is as tight as ever and with the deadline looming a week away, teams are grasping for that one piece they believe will push them over the edge. For the Blue Jays, that piece is a starting pitcher and they haven’t quite been lucky enough to snare one yet. Just 5.5 games out of the East and three back in the Wild Card, the Blue Jays have the offense...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin, Donaldson homer to help Blue Jays power past A's 5-2

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Russell Martin homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Josh Donaldson went deep against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday. The Blue Jays continued their pop at the plate to give knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (4-10) all the support he needed. Dickey allowed two runs and five hits in 8 1-3 innings in place...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rally Possum returns to Oakland ... but doesn't help A's

When Josh Donaldson stepped into the batter’s box at O.co Coliseum in Oakland as a visitor for the first time on Tuesday night, the former A’s star was greeted with a standing ovation by an appreciative crowd. "I've really never been put in that position before, so it was kind of a new experience," he would tell the media after the game. "But I'm very grateful." But the Blue...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson returns to Oakland as an All-Star with Blue Jays

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Josh Donaldson had a little extra time to reflect on his tenure with the Athletics during his first trip back to the aging Oakland Coliseum. Toronto's All-Star third baseman spent about two hours in a taxi from San Francisco to Oakland on Tuesday because his driver apparently took a few failed ''shortcuts.'' Finally, Donaldson saw the stadium's new video boards...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Donaldson preparing to face A's in return to Oakland

Tuesday night, Toronto Blue Jays third baseman/AL MVP candidate Josh Donaldson will take the field at a familiar spot: the third-base bag at O.co Coliseum. Donaldson and the Jays will open a series against the Oakland Athletics, facilitating a reunion between Donaldson and the club that traded him away shortly after the 2014 season concluded.  Emotions among A's fans will surely...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s vs. Blue Jays: Donaldson Back in Oakland, Graveman to Start in Opener

The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays have been a curious embodiment of extremes. Led by perennial superstar José Bautista and former-Athletic Josh Donaldson, the Jays have scored an astronomical, major league-best 498 runs this season, 80 more than the next best team. And yet, Toronto sits at exactly .500, currently tied for third place in an AL East that represents the closest, most win...
Via BaySportsNet
8 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Midseason Power Rankings: Where Do the Blue Jays Stand?

The MLB all-star game has come and gone.  With the players back on the field, it’s time for business.  With the end of the all-star break, we at TopSportsReport decided it’d be a good time to evaluate where every team stands.  For that reason, we have released our mid-season power rankings.  As part of the article, there are also bold predictions for each team moving forward...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorrizi handed first loss vs. Toronto, Rays dropped by Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run, Justin Smoak added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night. Both homers came in a five-run fifth, the ML-leading 36th time this season the Blue Jays have scored four or more in a single inning. Toronto has 19 five-run innings, also a league best. Donaldson went 1 for 2 with two walks...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Donaldson, Smoak homer as Jays beat Rays 6-2

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run, Justin Smoak added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night. Both homers came in a five-run fifth, the ML-leading 36th time this season the Blue Jays have scored four or more in a single inning. Toronto has 19 five-run innings, also a league best. Donaldson went 1 for 2 with two walks...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Odorrizi handed first loss vs. Toronto, Rays dropped by Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson hit a two-run home run, Justin Smoak added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 on Friday night. Both homers came in a five-run fifth, the ML-leading 36th time this season the Blue Jays have scored four or more in a single inning. Toronto has 19 five-run innings, also a league best. Donaldson went 1 for 2 with two walks...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. The Toronto Blue Jays own a winning record against every AL East opponent but the team with the best ERA in the division - the Tampa Bay Rays. Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi has shackled the Blue Jays in the past and is one of baseball's best pitchers against right-handed hitters as he gets the start Friday night in Toronto...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

AL East First Half Wrap-Up

Josh Donaldson has been the AL East’s best player through the seasons first half. The first half of the MLB regular season is complete. Every AL East team has had their fair share of ups and downs. There is no telling how the AL East will finish as it has been such an inconsistent division. There is the pitching heavy Tampa Bay Rays, the offensive powerhouses in the Toronto...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson, Joc Pederson, Kris Bryant Headline Home Run Derby

The 2015 Home Run Derby participants have been announced. New broke last week that the Derby would receive yet another format change, this time moving to brackets to advance batters and using a timer for each round. Several high-profile baseball players opted out of the Derby this week, including American League MVP Mike Trout, Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper, and MLB home...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson to participate in 2015 Home Run Derby

The all-time leading All-Star vote-getter will have a chance to add to his Midsummer Classic resume.Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will participate in the 2015 Home Run Derby, the league announced Wednesday.The Derby will have a new format this season, with players immediately being placed into a bracket format. Donaldson will face off against Chicago Cubs first baseman...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should really start the 2015 MLB All-Star Game?

By Joe Boland and Matt Whitener Sunday night, the 2015 MLB All-Star starting rosters, as voted on by the fans, were released, followed by the full rosters Monday. Yesterday, TSFJ’s resident baseball expert Matt Whitener shared the “corrected” All-Star rosters. And while Mr. Whitener got it mostly right … there are still a few issues with his starting lineup. So as we’ve...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Doubront, Donaldson lead Blue Jays to 2-1 win over White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) Felix Doubront pitched into the seventh inning in his first start of the season and Josh Donaldson homered to lead the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Doubront (1-0) allowed just one run and six hits in 6 2/3 innings. It was his first start in the majors since last Sept. 20 when he pitched for the Chicago Cubs against...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Toronto Blue Jays to join Donaldson for All-Star Game

It looks like Josh Donaldson won't be the lone Toronto Blue Jays representative at the All-Star Game.The league announced Monday that Russell Martin and Jose Bautista will be joining him in Cincinnati.The Blue Jays catcher will be playing in the Midsummer Classic for the fourth time in his career, first since 2011.Jose Bautista is an All-Star for the sixth consecutive season, all...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Josh Donaldson’s Rogers Centre(d) Approach

For the past two years, there’s been a dark horse in the MVP race. Though he might never had a shot at winning the award with the likes of Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout putting up the types of seasons they did, Josh Donaldson has nonetheless been one of the best players in baseball since […]
Via Fangraphs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NL, AL All-Star starters named; Donaldson leading vote-getter

NEW YORK -- Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days of voting, leaving four Royals as starters for the All-Star Game. Todd Frazier of the host Cincinnati Reds leapfrogged St. Louis' Matt Carpenter and will be in the NL starting lineup for the July 14 game at Great American Ball Park. The voting results were announced Sunday. AL champion...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson named starter for AL All-Star Team

Josh Donaldson's huge year is being rewarded. It was announced Sunday that the Toronto Blue Jays star third baseman received the most single-season votes ever and will be a starter for the AL All-Star team. This is Donaldson's second straight All-Star selection. On the season, he is hitting .295 with 19 home runs and 53 RBI (through July 4) while playing stellar defense.
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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