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All-Star Worthy Position Players: American League

Fan voting in the All-Star Game has been a largely controversial topic this season. Kansas City Royals fans have stuffed the ballot box for their players and their efforts will earn them as many as seven starters in Cincinnati. Don’t get me wrong, I do not have anything against Royals fans voting in their players. Why wouldn’t fans of the best team in the American League want...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello: The Unsung Hero of the Toronto Blue Jays

Behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ top-ranked offense, many names come to mind: Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin, Jose Reyes. But there’s one name that almost nobody thinks of. He wears number 15 and is the polar opposite of what a true “star” would look like: Chris Colabello. Colabello is the prime example of a late-bloomer. He made his MLB debut...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Selecting the 2015 American League All-Stars

Yesterday, we tackled the National League’s 34 most deserving candidates, so today, we’ll do the American League. When it comes to picking players, I lean very heavily towards in-season performance, as I tend towards the camp that sees the game as a reward for the players more than a showcase for the fans. It is […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna impresses Russell Martin in second career save

He's just 20 years old. He only has two saves in his big league career. But Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna is impressing his team's leader.After notching his second career save (a four-out save to boot), catcher Russell Martin spoke highly of his young closer, noting his perfect execution of his pitches to get that last out.“He called me out to the mound and was like, ‘Hey...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cervelli serving as Russell Martin Lite for Bucs

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Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Surging Blue Jays

  Most notable this weekend was the production in the Toronto Blue Jays lineup, as they have now won 11 straight games. Not coincidentally, Jose Reyes has an 11 game hit streak, including five multi-hit games in that span. With the bottom of the order working this weekend, Reyes knocked in four runs and also scored a run. Since his return, Reyes is the top shortstop on ESPN’s...
Via Baseball Professor
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Vol 10: AL East Weekly Wrap-Up

Russell Martin has been a huge difference maker for the Blue Jays this season. Wow. The AL East is HOT. Well, everyone except for the Boston Red Sox who have lost 6 in a row and are 3-7 in the past 10 games. There is a lot of panic around Boston and rightfully so. John Farrell‘s job is on the hot seat, their entire pitching staff is struggling and top acquisitions Pablo Sandoval...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin hits go-ahead 11th inning homer, Jays win 10 straight (Video)

Another day, another hero for the Toronto Blue Jays.Tied 4-4 in the 11th inning, Russell Martin came to the plate and hit an absolute no-doubter to put the Jays up:That's 10-straight wins for the red-hot Blue Jays, who will face Boston Red Sox rookie phenom Eduardo Rodriguez in the series finale.
Via Fox Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin plays hero again, leads Blue Jays to 10th straight win

BOSTON -- Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight day, a leadoff home run in the 11th inning Saturday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays to their 10th straight win, 5-4 over the Boston Red Sox. The winning streak is Toronto's longest since it took 11 in a row in June 2013. Boston, in last place in the AL East, lost its fifth straight game and fell a season...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays are on a roll with 10 straight wins

The Toronto Blue Jays extended their current winning streak to ten games after picking up a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox in extra innings on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park. The streak was in jeopardy after the Blue Jays blew an early 4-0 lead until catcher Russell Martin broke the 4-4 tie by blasting a solo home run off of Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes in the top of the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays win 10th straight, Martin HR in 11th beats Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight day, a leadoff home run in the 11th inning Saturday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays to their 10th straight win, 5-4 over the Boston Red Sox. The winning streak is Toronto's longest since it took 11 in a row in June 2013. Boston, in last place in the AL East, lost its fifth straight game and fell a season...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Russell Martin’s Homer Gives Blue Jays 5-4 Win In 11 Innings

BOSTON — The Red Sox are staring their second consecutive sweep directly in the face. The Red Sox rallied back from a four-run deficit Saturday to tie their game against the Toronto Blue Jays 4-4 in the sixth inning. The Jays had the last laugh, though, as Russell Martin launched a solo homer over the Green Monster in the 11th inning to propel Toronto to a 5-4 win. The Red Sox...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays put up 9 in 7th inning to rally past Red Sox

  Russell Martin broke a tie with a three-run triple in a nine-run seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 13-10 by overcoming an 8-1 deficit Friday night. The Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and scored at least six runs for the eighth time in that stretch. The Red Sox suffered their fourth consecutive loss, one of the most disheartening in a season...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine-run seventh inning lifts Blue Jays over Red Sox 13-10

BOSTON (AP) Russell Martin broke a tie with a three-run triple in a nine-run seventh inning as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 13-10 by overcoming an 8-1 deficit Friday night. The Blue Jays won their ninth straight game and scored at least six runs for the eighth time in that stretch. The Red Sox suffered their fourth consecutive loss, one of the most disheartening...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays not worried about lack of saves

Think about this stat: Toronto Blue Jays pitchers haven't recorded a save since May 4, 2015. That was game 27. Today's game was game 61.Despite these lack of saves, the Blue Jays aren't worried about it.“That’s just another stat,” Steve Delabar told the Toronto Star. “Guys come in, they want to get their job done, get their innings in and put up as many zeroes as possible...
Via Fox Sports
22 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

Healthy bats make the Blue Jays AL East contenders

The Toronto Blue Jays are becoming increasingly harder to peg. The club stumbled out of the gate to a 23-30 record. New big bats Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin made the teams already potent offense more powerful, but the clubs pitching – specifically the clubs starters – had been atrocious. After their disappointing start, the club suddenly reeled off seven straight...
Via The Outside Corner
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy bats and better pitching makes the Blue Jays AL East contenders

The Toronto Blue Jays are becoming increasingly harder to peg. The club stumbled out of the gate to a 23-30 record. New big bats Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin made the teams already potent offense more powerful, but the clubs pitching – specifically the clubs starters – had been atrocious. After their disappointing start, the club suddenly reeled off seven straight wins...
Via Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates draft Ke’Bryan Hayes, son of Charlie Hayes, at #32

With the compensation pick for losing Russell Martin, the Pirates drafted Ke’Bryan Hayes with the 32nd overall pick in the 2015 draft. Hayes is the son of Charlie Hayes, he of the very brief Pirate career back in 1996 (he was signed as a free agent that winter, then dumped off to the Yankees mid-season as he helped them win the 1996 World Series). Like his dad, Ke’Bryan is a...
Via WHYGAVS?
24 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Draft Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

 The Toronto Blue Jays under former General Manager J.P. Ricciardi had a deserved reputation for drafting signable college seniors with low ceilings.  The result was that players like David Purcey and Russ Adam reached the majors fairly quickly, but their stay was very short.  Some, like Ricky Romero, and Adam Lind, for the most part worked out, but the deliberate focus...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Royals-Cubs series is a matchup of season good O/bad O

When the Kansas City Royals head to Wrigley Field for a three-game series starting today against the Chicago Cubs, two offenses on opposite ends of the spectrum will square off. Here are some numbers from STATS Inc.: However, the Royals' bats have been fairly quiet of late -- in particular, during their current four-game losing streak: Other notes of interest from STATS Inc.: ...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Martin makes appearance at second base (Video)

Russell Martin can do it all. The Gold Glove catcher was forced to fill in at second base today after eight innings behind the dish."I'm just a really good infielder, no matter what," Martin said, joking with reporters after the game.It wasn't necessarily a surprise, though, when manager John Gibbons asked him to switch positions mid-game."We had talked about it a couple of weeks...
Via Fox Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jay C Russell Martin JUMPED into the Angels dugout

Russell Martin attempts to track a foul ball but runs out of room and hops on the railing, jumping into the Angels' dugout.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Russell Martin jumps into Angels dugout

During tonight's game, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin flashed his athleticism by jumping into the Los Angeles Angels dugout, avoiding (and also using) the dugout fence in the process: There's been no report that Martin does parkour during his free time.
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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