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Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez falls short in bid for 2nd career no-hitter

The final score from Comerica Park this evening: Detroit Tigers 8, Toronto Blue Jays 6. Sounds like an average ball game with pretty good offense and below average pitching, doesn’t it? Wrong. Well, at least for most of the game that characterization of the game was wrong. Anibal Sanchez got the start for the Tigers and was dealing for 7.1 innings. He shut down the Blue Jays,...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending July 2nd

Let’s all take a moment of silence to reflect on Giancarlo Stanton’s dominance of THE LIST, which may be coming to an end after he fractured his hamate bone. …… OK, now let’s get on with it. Joc Pederson is once again at the top of this week’s list, and he may be the man to beat going forward. 1. Joc Pederson vs Allen Webster, 461 feet (June 29th) I can’t recall someone...
Via Bloguin Best
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending July 2nd

Let’s all take a moment of silence to reflect on Giancarlo Stanton’s dominance of THE LIST, which may be coming to an end after he fractured his hamate bone. …… OK, now let’s get on with it. Joc Pederson is once again at the top of this week’s list, and he may be the man to beat going forward. 1. Joc Pederson vs Allen Webster, 461 feet (June 29th) I can’t recall someone...
Via The Outside Corner
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Justin Smoak hit homers from both sides of the plate

Hey, have a day, Justin Smoak.The Toronto Blue Jays first baseman put on a show Wednesday, launching two home runs, one from each side of the plate, in an 11-2 win over the Boston Red Sox:His second home run, from the right side of the plate, was absolutely launched, causing his teammates to stand up and marvel at the blast.On the season, Smoak is hitting .261 with seven homers in 115 at-bats.
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston Shows Weak Links In Pitching Staff In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox’s 11-2 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays was one they’ll definitely want to forget about. But if there was one (sort of) positive, it’s that it was painfully obvious what the team needs to fix. Starter Rick Porcello stunk right out of the gate Wednesday, giving up five runs, including two home runs, in the top of the first inning. The right-hander hasn’t...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Smoak hits 2 homers, Jays rout Red Sox 11-2 on Canada Day

TORONTO (AP) Justin Smoak homered from both sides of the plate, Mark Buehrle won his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Red Sox 11-2 on Wednesday, ending Boston's winning streak at three. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and Josh Donaldson all connected and Jose Reyes had four hits as the Blue Jays scored more runs than they had in their previous four games...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak Turning Into A Valuable Piece

Justin Smoak celebrating a home run against the Miami Marlins When the Toronto Blue Jays claimed Justin Smoak off of waivers, proceeded to non-tender him, and then re-sign him to a 1 year deal worth $1 million bucks, it was a deal that obviously went very under the radar. Rightfully so as well. Smoak has never been worth higher than 0.6 wins in 6 MLB seasons. There was also a...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays beat Marlins, stretch winning streak to eight games

TORONTO -- Justin Smoak hit one of four Blue Jays homers, Scott Copeland won in his first major league start and Toronto beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Wednesday to extend its winning streak to eight. Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin and Jose Reyes also connected for the Blue Jays (31-30), who moved above .500 for the first time since May 19 (16-15). Toronto is on its longest winning run...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays beat Marlins 7-2 for 8th straight win

TORONTO (AP) Justin Smoak hit one of four Blue Jays homers, Scott Copeland won in his first major league start and Toronto beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Wednesday to extend its winning streak to eight. Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin and Jose Reyes also connected for the Blue Jays (31-30), who moved above .500 for the first time since May 19 (16-15). Toronto is on its longest winning...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Time To Pull The Plug On The Dustin Ackley Experiment

Within the last decade plus, the Seattle Mariners upper management has displayed a unique sense of loyalty to young players with big potential upside that never seem to develop as desired. We recently saw this with Justin Smoak. Smoak was the slugging switch-hitter who’s big fat bat was good enough to waste another half season of peak Cliff Lee. We all know Smoak never panned out...
Via Baseball Essential
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Travis and Smoak homer, Blue Jays beat Orioles 4-2

TORONTO (AP) Rookie Devon Travis got three hits, including a go-ahead home run that sent the Toronto Blue Jays over the Baltimore Orioles 4-2 on Wednesday night. Justin Smoak also connected for the Blue Jays, who have 21 homers this season. The Yankees began the day leading the majors with 20. Aaron Sanchez (1-2) overcame seven walks in 5 1/3 innings as the Blue Jays posted back...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night. Oberholtzer, pitching for the first time since straining a lat muscle on March 10, gave up five hits and five runs in 3 1-3 innings. George Springer robbed Colabello of a second home run off...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays allow long homers to Justin Smoak, fall to Blue Jays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Justin Smoak hit a pair of long home runs -- one that landed atop the Rays' office building beyond the right field wall -- Daniel Norris struck out five in 5 2-3 innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Friday. Smoak, who entered the game batting .077 in 11 exhibition games, connected off starter Burch Smith in the third for a...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Smoak homers twice, Blue Jays rout Rays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Justin Smoak hit a pair of long home runs - one that landed atop the Rays' office building beyond the right field wall - Daniel Norris struck out five in 5 2-3 innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-5 on Friday. Smoak, who entered the game batting .077 in 11 exhibition games, connected off starter Burch Smith in the third for a two...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Need Maicer Izturis To Be Useful

The Blue Jays have new players up and down their lineup — Russell Martin, Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders, Devon Travis, etc. Dalton Pompey basically qualifies here as well. But one incumbent player may end up being just as, if not more, important than all of the new acquisitions — middle infielder Maicer Izturis. […]
Via Fangraphs
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Our next stop on our journey through the AL East takes us north of the border, where the 22-year playoff drought of Canada’s lone Major League team has supposedly been close to being erased in recent years, only to see the team fall short due to injuries, bad luck and seemingly everything in between. Now, with the signing of a hometown hero and what looks to be a wily trade by...
Via The Outside Corner
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Justin Smoak

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays and free agent first baseman Justin Smoak have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1 million. Smoak batted .202 with seven homers and 30 RBIs in 80 games with the Mariners last season. Toronto claimed him on waivers on Oct. 28 and declined his $3.65 million option on Nov. 1. The deal comes Wednesday, a day after Toronto declined to offer Smoak...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Busy Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak, Trade For Michael Saunders

The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a one-year, $1 million deal, and sent lefty J.A. Happ to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Michael Saunders, The Blue Jays claimed the 27-year-old Smoak in October, but non-tendered him on Tuesday to avoid paying him approximately $3 million in arbitration. Smoak played in 80 games last season for...
Via Baseball News Source
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak To 1-Year Deal

Less than one day after the Toronto Blue Jays non-tendered Justin Smoak and others, they signed Smoak to a 1-year $1 million contract. The 27-year-old played with the Seattle Mariners from 2010-2014 but was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays. The club has confirmed the signing on their official Twitter page: The @BlueJays have signed 1B JUSTIN SMOAK to a one year contract worth...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Shouldn't Get 'Smoaked' By Prospects

Where There's 'Smoak', There Could Be A Fire Sale (AP Photo)A few short years ago, INF Justin Smoak was a "Top 15" prospect poised to man 1B for the Texas Rangers for years to come. Then, he got traded to Seattle for Cliff Lee. Yesterday, his new team—the Toronto Blue Jays—non-tendered him and let him walk. This, after they declined his 2015 option in November. Oh, how the mighty...
Via FenwayNation
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Darwin Barney, Blue Jays non-tender Justin Smoak

Getty Images The Dodgers and infielder Darwin Barney have avoided arbitration agreeing to a one-year deal worth $2.525 million. Acquired from the Cubs at the trade deadline, Barney can be a useful middle of the infield piece. He won a Gold Glove in 2012. The 29-year-old should have no trouble finding the field for the Dodgers in 2015 but his bat offers little. He hit just .241/...
Via Tireball.com
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

10 best available 2015 MLB non-tenders

MLB’s deadline for tendering contracts to arbitration-eligible players and those who have yet to reach arbitration eligibility passed at midnight ET Tuesday night. Those who didn’t receive offers from their respective teams are now free agents, available to sign with any team. (Here is a complete list of the 2015 non-tenders, courtesy of MLB Trade Rumors.) Obviously, each...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays let Dirks, Mayberry Jr and Smoak go free

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays declined to offer contracts to outfielders Andy Dirks and John Mayberry Jr., and first baseman Justin Smoak before Tuesday's midnight deadline, making them free agents. Dirks was claimed off waivers from Detroit on Oct. 31, three days after Smoak was claimed from Seattle. On Nov. 1, Toronto declined Smoak's $3.65 million option. Dirks missed the 2014 season...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Part Ways With Justin Smoak – Is Saunders Next?

Slugging First Baseman Now A Jay In a move that one had to figure was coming sooner or later the Seattle Mariners finally made a decision about their problems at first base this week.  Justin Smoak was placed on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. What it means, at least for now, is that the Mariners are going to go with Logan Morrison at first.  I say “for now”...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays claim first baseman Justin Smoak on waivers from Mariners

  The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers Tuesday. The 27-year-old Smoak appeared in 80 games for the Mariners last season, batting.202 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. The former first-round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2008 has spent parts five seasons in the majors, recording a .224 average with 74 home runs in 566 games.
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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