20 in 20: Blue Jays (Trying To) Take Flight

If you want to take the easy route, you can say that this year will be a total disaster, that Toronto failed in acquiring the necessary means in order to be a contender. Well, the most recent string of games may suggest otherwise, especially with a weak AL East. I’m approaching this article in a glass half-full kind of way; a glass with some blemishes on it, but nonetheless, half...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Could Match-Up Well With Blue Jays

The Blue Jays currently sit in last place in the American League East 3.5 games back of the first-place Rays. Of course it is early in the year and 3.5 games is a small margin, but to jump four teams is tough. If things continue to trend downward for the Jays, it’s quite possible that GM Alex Anthopoulos might have to throw in the towel on his attempt to put together a win-now...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Weekend, May 23-25

With Memorial Day coming this Monday, we have a rare full slate of baseball to kick off the fantasy week. Unfortunately, it’s one of the more mediocre sets of probable starters I can remember. There are 19 pitchers that rate average or better, but 12 of them rate between 100-110, meaning only a little above average. Both Saturday and Sunday have only eight such starts. At the...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Blue Jays beat Angels behind Dickey's complete game

R.A. Dickey snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on Thursday night.  Danny Valencia added a solo homer as the Blue Jays won for the second time in nine games. It was Dickey's first nine-inning complete game since June 26, 2013, when he beat Tampa Bay. He pitched...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dickey leads way as Blue Jays beat Angels 8-4

TORONTO (AP) R.A. Dickey snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 on Thursday night. Danny Valencia added a solo homer as the Blue Jays won for the second time in nine games. It was Dickey's first nine-inning complete game since June 26, 2013, when he beat Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Rough week leaves them in last

The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 6 of their 7 games this past week. They are now sitting in the last place, 5 games back in the American League East Division, which is not too bad of a deficit considering how poorly they have performed recently. The Blue Jays found a different way to lose every night last week, whether it was a bullpen collapse, a less than stellar performance from...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, May 15

Sorry for yesterday’s unpublicized absence — I was pretty under the weather. Before we get to Friday’s lineup, let’s check in on Wednesday’s team. Well, the offense was awesome with two 20-point players and four more batters tallying 9-14 points, but Francisco Liriano was disappointing and Jimmy Nelson got roughed up by the long ball in the first inning. Most of my lineups...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Sox Rough Up R.A. Dickey, Salvage Series Finale In Toronto

The Boston Red Sox wanted no part of a series sweep Sunday. After dropping the first two games of their three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Red Sox rebounded to take the finale at Rogers Centre by a final score of 6-3. Clay Buchholz earned the win for Boston to improve to 2-4 on the season. Toronto starter R.A. Dickey took the loss. GAME IN A WORD Reassuring. The Red...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey – What Has Been the Difference?

Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey has had a couple of firsts in the past week he likely didn’t think he would have experienced at the outset of the season.  For starters, he went winless in April, the first time that has happened to him since he became a full-time starter in 2010.  Secondly, he went 8 solid innings against the Yankees last night but didn’t strike...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Hitters for 5.4.15

Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Spreadsheet Sports has the best customizable DFS projection tools on the market. Get $5 off HERE Jacoby Ellsbury loves facing RA Dickey and  Full Article »
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees game 26 preview (5/4/15)

Fresh off their sweet sweep of the Sox, Chase Whitley (1-0, 1.80 ERA) gets the ball for his second start of the year against R.A. Dickey (0-3, 5.23 ERA) in Toronto. Whitley will stay in the rotation for Masahiro Tanaka since he landed on the DL. He definitely earned another nod after giving up just one run on six hits through five against the Rays. Dickey went seven innings in...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees-Blue Jays Preview

The New York Yankees completed a weekend sweep of a team with poor starting pitching and now face the only club that is even worse in that category. The Yankees seek a seventh straight road win Monday night in the opener of a three-game series against winless R.A. Dickey and the Toronto Blue Jays. New York (16-9) is enjoying its longest road streak since a seven-game run June 3-17...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Remy: No Way To Prepare For R.A. Dickey, Knuckleball Pitchers (Video)

R.A. Dickey will take the mound Wednesday night against a team he experienced a heck of a lot of success against last season. The Toronto Blue Jays knuckleballer has struggled in his four starts in 2015, going 0-2 with a 5.25 ERA, but it was a different story every time he faced the Boston Red Sox last year. The 2012 National League Cy Young award winner went 4-0 with a stellar...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Walks hurt Dickey as Blue Jays lose 2-1

TORONTO (AP) R.A. Dickey lost control of his knuckleball, and it cost the Toronto Blue Jays the lead. Dickey issued consecutive bases-loaded walks in the fourth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Toronto 2-1 Monday night. ''I lost my release point a little bit in the fourth,'' Dickey said. ''They really made me work. They did a good job of laying off some really close pitches and...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Francesa knew R.A. Dickey wasn't going to pitch well last night

Mike Francesa knew R.A. Dickey wasn't going to pitch well last night. Not because like every baseball fan knows, Dickey doesn't like cold balls, instead - because RA told him.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview – Yankees vs Blue Jays 4/8/15

Big Mike is ready to get his season going. After a two year wait, Pineda got his Yankee career started last year going 5-5 with a 1.89 ERA. In 13 starts, he held opponents to a .200 average and built up an 8.43 strikeout to walk ratio, the best for a Yankees pitcher. In six home starts, he held opponents to a .186 batting average and had a 1.59 ERA. Pineda has faced the Blue...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest R.A. Dickey Experiment

R.A. Dickey‘s entire career has, essentially, been one giant experiment. You know the story by now. Dickey was drafted by the Texas Rangers back in 1996, and took a signing bonus for nearly $800,000 less than what was originally offered after team doctors discovered he just didn’t even have an ulnar collateral ligament in his […]
Via Fangraphs
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' split squad beats Canada juniors 17-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) R.A. Dickey gave up two runs in five innings, Russell Martin drove in a run and a Toronto Blue Jays split squad routed the Canadian junior national team 17-3 on Sunday. Making his third start of the spring, Dickey yielded four hits, walked one and struck out one on 70 pitches. The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was shaky in his last outing against Minnesota on...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays R.A. Dickey Takes Daniel Norris’ Home for a Joy Ride

In a clubhouse that probably had some tension after the loss of Marcus Stroman to a season ending knee injury, things lightened up today for the Toronto Blue Jays when knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey stole Daniel Norris’ home and drove it around the infield. Norris, a candidate for a starting rotation job after Stroman’s injury, is famous for living in a 1978 VW Westfalia camper...
Via Baseball Essential
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey stole Daniel Norris’ van and drove it around on field

While spring training can be a nervous time for young players hoping to land a spot on the major league roster, the relaxed atmosphere also lends itself to a fun, lighthearted experience. At Blue Jays camp, veteran pitcher R.A. Dickey had a little fun at the expense of 21 year-old Daniel Norris. Norris has become...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively profiled heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up a permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer and enjoys a...Read More The post R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris’...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey steals teammates' old-school van, drives it on infield

Spring training isn't all about building up arm strength and working on fielding drills. It's also the time for tomfoolery. This was on fully display at Blue Jays camp on Thursday when pitcher R.A. Dickey helped himself to Daniel Norris' retro van/home and took it for a spin -- on the infield. The 21-year-old Norris, who was given a $2 million signing bonus from Toronto when he was...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Twins clip Blue Jays, 5-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- R.A. Dickey was more focused on Marcus Stroman's season-ending knee injury than his own shaky start. "You don't ever anticipate losing a guy like that," Dickey said after the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday. "An arm injury is one thing, but a freak accident like that knocks your wind out for a bit." Stroman was participating in bunting...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays P Marcus Stroman has torn ACL, to miss 2015

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports Fresh off of an offseason filled with roster upgrades, expectations are high for the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays rotation took a major hit Tuesday though, as the team announced pitcher Marcus Stroman suffered a torn ACL, and will miss the entire 2015 season. Marcus Stroman as suffered a torn left ACL and will be out for the 2015 season...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Dickey starts with 2 hitless innings, Blue Jays beat Orioles

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) R.A. Dickey tossed hitless ball for two scoreless innings in his first start of the spring and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday. Dickey struck out three and walked one on 16 pitches. The 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner was 14-13 with a 3.71 ERA in a career-high 34 starts last season. Toronto outfielder Jose Bautista was a late scratch...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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