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Longoria leaves after being hit by pitch

TORONTO (AP) Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays in the eighth inning after he was hit on the left hip by a pitch. Mikie Mahtook pinch ran for Longoria, who was drilled by Blue Jays reliever Marco Estrada. That came one inning after Rays right-hander Chris Archer hit Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion on the right elbow. Archer also hit...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays' Evan Longoria leaves game after being hit by pitch

TORONTO (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria left Thursday's game against the Blue Jays in the eighth inning after he was hit on the left hip by a pitch. Mikie Mahtook pinch ran for Longoria, who was drilled by Blue Jays reliever Marco Estrada. That came one inning after Rays right-hander Chris Archer hit Toronto's Edwin Encarnacion on the right elbow. Archer also hit...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Marco Estrada hurts ankle, scratched from start

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Marco Estrada of the Toronto Blue Jays was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays after slightly injuring his ankle during fielding practice. Roberto Osuna will pitch in his place. Manager John Gibbons says he expects Estrada to start Tuesday against Minnesota or Wednesday against Baltimore. Estrada, a candidate for the fifth spot...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Marco Estrada: Please Don’t Start (For Too Long)

Marco Estrada should be the swing man in the bullpen for 2015 The Toronto Blue Jays got shelled by the Tampa Bay Rays in spring training action earlier today (March 12th). The score was 10-3 for Tampa when the game was all said and done. It got off to a great start as Mark Buehrle allowed just 2 hits in 3.1 innings. The final .2 innings were finished by Cory Burns leaving...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cobb struggles, but Rays get bats going against Blue Jays

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Tampa Bay opening-day starter Alex Cobb had a tough outing, however the Rays had their best offensive showing of spring training Thursday in a 10-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. Steve Souza Jr. and Logan Forsythe homered during an eight-run fifth inning for the Rays, who trailed 3-0 and had not scored more than five runs in a game until breaking through...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jung Ho Kang homered in his second at bat of the spring

Jung Ho Kang came to the Pittsburgh Pirates this winter surrounded by a cloud of mystery. How would the Korean infielder’s prodigious power translate to the major league game? Well, we can’t make much of Spring Training statistics, but this homer that Kang launched off of Marco Estrada on Tuesday was pretty impressive. Now that’s tantalizing. However, Kang’s homer paled...
Via Bloguin Best
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jung Ho Kang homered in his second at bat of the spring

Jung Ho Kang came to the Pittsburgh Pirates this winter surrounded by a cloud of mystery. How would the Korean infielder’s prodigious power translate to the major league game? Well, we can’t make much of Spring Training statistics, but this homer that Kang launched off of Marco Estrada on Tuesday was pretty impressive. Post by The Outside Corner. Now that’s tantalizing...
Via The Outside Corner
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

The Aging, Youthful Blue Jays Rotation

Don’t screw this up, Marco Estrada. Just don’t. That’s not how you’d expect an article about a team that’s clearly trying to contend in 2015 would start, and you’ll understand why it does a little later on. There’s only ever been one article focusing on Estrada on the front page of FanGraphs, and that came back in […]
Via Fangraphs
March 02, 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 Bloguin Best
February 18, 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

Marco Estrada: Starter or Reliever?

Having dealt their fifth starter last year in J.A. Happ, the Blue Jays currently have an opening at the back of their rotation. While some people want stud prospect Aaron Sanchez to take that spot, or a free agent signee like Ryan Vogelsong or maybe even Chris Young, Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi still thinks there’s a chance Marco Estrada may end up as the fifth starter depending on...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jays avoid arbitration with Estrada, Saunders

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have avoided arbitration with right-hander Marco Estrada and outfielder Michael Saunders by agreeing to one-year contracts. Estrada, acquired from Milwaukee last November for first baseman Adam Lind, agreed at $3.9 million, up from $3,365,000. He Estrada went 7-6 with a 4.36 ERA in 39 games with the Brewers last season. Saunders, acquired from Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Lind and Baseball’s Worst Position

The baseball offseason arrived all of a sudden. As the Giants were parading around the streets of San Francisco, I was on my computer writing about the Cubs ditching Rick Renteria to hire Joe Maddon. And then Saturday brought the offseason’s first meaningful trade — Adam Lind to the Brewers, and Marco Estrada to the […]
Via Fangraphs
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Fire Up the Hot Stove

It is the best time of the year, baseball fans! Well ok, maybe not exactly. You see, just because the postseason and all its glory is effectively over this year, does not mean there is not plenty to talk about. In fact, just the opposite. A fairly noteworthy contract extension has already been struck, rumors are flying far and wide, and even a trade has already surfaced! This...
Via The Sports Post
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lind dealt from Toronto to Milwaukee for Estrada

NEW YORK (AP) First baseman Adam Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto. The 31-year-old Lind hit .321 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 96 games last season, when he missed extensive time with injuries to his back and right foot. He has a .273 career average with 146...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Acquire Adam Lind From the Blue Jays

In the first trade of the MLB offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have sent veteran infielder/designated hitter Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers for pitcher Marco Estrada. First baseman Adam Lind has been acquired from the @BlueJays in exchange for right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada. — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) November 1, 2014 Lind, who went from an everyday position to platooning...
Via Sportsnaut
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trade Lind to Brewers for Estrada

TORONTO (AP) First baseman Adam Lind was traded from the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday for right-hander Marco Estrada, ending the first baseman's nine-year run in Toronto. The 31-year-old Lind hit .321 with six homers and 40 RBIs in 96 games last season, when he missed extensive time with a back injury and then a hurt right foot. He has a .273 career average with...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers trade Estrada, reel in Lind

Quickly addressing their biggest offseason need, the Milwaukee Brewers acquired first baseman Adam Lind from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Marco Estrada. Lind recently had his $7.5 million option for 2015 picked up by the Blue Jays and has an $8 million team option for 2016. The 31-year-old is a career .273 hitter with 146 home runs and 519 RBI over nine seasons...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers Rumors: Milwaukee trades Marco Estrada to Toronto for Adam Lind

Breaking news, as the first trade of the offsesason looks to be underway with Milwaukee sending starting pitcher Marco Estrada to the Toronto Blue Jays for first baseman Adam Lind. #456457390 / gettyimages.com It looks as if our own Pete Schwichtenberg predicted the first offseason trade correctly. According to Brendan Kennedy of thestar.com, the trade looks to have been completed...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers acquire Adam Lind from Blue Jays

The Milwaukee Brewers have moved quickly to fill their hole at first base this offseason, acquiring former Blue Jay Adam Lind in exchange for long reliever Marco Estrada. Toronto just picked up a $7.5 million option on Lind for 2015, and the Brewers will now have him at that salary. Milwaukee also has an $8 million club option for Lind in 2016, making him more than a rental. In...
Via The Outside Corner
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers bring over Adam Lind from Blue Jays

The Milwaukee Brewers have moved quickly to fill their hole at first base this offseason, acquiring former Blue Jay Adam Lind in exchange for long reliever Marco Estrada. According to source: #BlueJays receive RHP Marco Estrada from #Brewers For Adam Lind — Andrew Walker (@FAN590Walker) November 1, 2014 Toronto just picked up a $7.5 million option on Lind for 2015, and the...
Via Bloguin Best
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers acquire Adam Lind from Blue Jays

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Adam Lind from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Marco Estrada. Lind had his $7.5 million option for 2015 picked up today by the Blue Jays but his chances to return to the team always were in question especially after the team made a move to add Justin Smoak days ago. When healthy Lind has proven to be a valuable and productive part...
Via Tireball.com
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Best Brewers Wins of 2014

With the Great Collapse of 2014 still a fresh memory, it may be hard to recall that the Brewers had some bloody terrific wins this year. Below is my list of the top ten.  Notably, all of these came before the last week of August, when the Brewers began digging a hole they would not emerge from.  Each of these wins signaled the Crew was on their way to their third playoff berth...
Via Brewers Bar
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

In Baseball, as in Life, Confidence is a not a Cure-All

Not to bash Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, because his post on Mike Fiers from Wednesday is merely the gazillionth story about the “confidence” of baseball players. This dead horse, “confidence,” is a clichéd, bad metaphor for something intangible and apparently inexplicable that determines the difference between a player’s performance from one day to the...
Via Brewers Bar
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nelson gaining confidence, adding spark to rotation

MILWAUKEE -- Losers of 10 of their last 11 games at the time, the Milwaukee Brewers were in need of a jolt of energy, some sort of a shake up to try and turn things around just prior to the All-Star break. Swapping Jimmy Nelson into Marco Estrada's rotation spot was oft discussed and long rumored, as the chatter increased as the season wore on. Be it because the Brewers needed a...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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