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Toronto Blue Jays Release LHP Ricky Romero

The Toronto Blue Jays have released LHP Ricky Romero, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. #BlueJays release Ricky Romero. — Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 25, 2015 AA says he hasn’t progressed to the point where he feels he could make it back this yr and he’s in final yr of deal. Romero took it well — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) April 25, 2015 AA says Romero was grateful...
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Former Montreal Expos executive Jim Fanning dies at 87

  Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning's death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos' general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the Nationals...
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Slowed by knee woes, former All-Star Romero cut by Toronto

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have released left-hander Ricky Romero, a former All-Star who has been slowed by knee injuries for several seasons. The Blue Jays made the move Saturday. The 30-year-old Romero was in the final season of a five-year contract. He had been working out at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin. ''We made the determination we...
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Former Expos executive Jim Fanning dies at 87

TORONTO (AP) Jim Fanning, the longtime Montreal Expos executive who managed the franchise to its only playoff appearance in Canada, has died. He was 87. The Toronto Blue Jays confirmed Fanning's death Saturday. Fanning was the Expos' general manager when the team entered the major leagues in 1968 and spent 25 years with the franchise that moved to Washington in 2005 and became the...
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Toronto Blue Jays: early season observations

With the season a little over a tenth complete, it’s time to start evaluating how the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to begin the season. The Blue Jays currently have a 9-8 record, good for a third-place tie in the A.L. East, just 1.0 game behind the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Jays are still clearly in the thick of things (as are most teams at this time of year),...
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The Greatest Summer Ever: Catching Up With Omar Vizquel

Throughout the 2015 season, Did the Tribe Win Last Night will take a look back at the 1995 Cleveland Indians for the 20th anniversary of their fourth pennant winning season. Included will be historic game recaps, headlining stories and a ranking of the team’s most influential players that truly made 1995 The Greatest Summer Ever. Today we catch up with former shortstop Omar Vizquel...
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Meet the New Guy, Not Same as the Old Guy!

The new AD has been announced and he’s taller than me so I don’t trust him right off the bat.  Everyone knows that people over 6’7″ tall are shifty and not to be trusted. Here is Barnes’ press conference and it was nicely done. Statement from Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford: “Scott is a veteran athletic director who is highly respected nationally...
Via Pitt Blather
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Blue Jays activate OF Saunders from DL

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have activated outfielder Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list. The Blue Jays also designated infielder-outfielder Steve Tolleson for assignment after Friday night's 12-3 loss to Tampa Bay. Saunders hasn't played in the majors this season after injuring his left knee in spring training. Saunders hit .273 with eight homers...
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Orioles Complain About Rogers Centre Turf, Considered Boycott

The Toronto Blue Jays installed new turf at the Rogers Centre this season to hold them over until the stadium’s eventual conversion to real grass for the 2017 season. The old AstroTurf played super fast, was rock hard and bounced high. In a stadium that is considered home run friendly, the old turf helped jack up high scores and played a certain way. For visiting teams they had...
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The Education of Miguel Castro

Toronto Blue Jays closer Miguel Castro has seemingly come out of nowhere to finish games for the team in this young MLB season. For those who follow prospects closely, Castro has been on the radar since he made his stateside debut less than two years ago, but even his biggest boosters were surprised at his rapid ascension to the Major Leagues this spring. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Pittsburgh hires Scott Barnes as athletic director

PITTSBURGH (AP) Longtime Utah State athletic director Scott Barnes is now the man in charge at Pittsburgh. The school announced Friday it has hired Barnes to take over the vacant athletic director position. Barnes replaces Steve Pederson, who stepped down in December. Barnes spent the last seven years at Utah State, helping the Aggies build a competitive football program that has...
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2015 Fantasy Baseball: Week 3 Rookie Report

View image | gettyimages.com Toronto’s Devon Travis has been a huge factor for the Blue Jays this season, showing the pop that they lacked last year from their second basemen. This is Travis’s first season in the Toronto system after coming over from Detroit in a trade for Anthony Gose this offseason. The 24-year-old is only 5’9″, but he’s shown a ton of power through...
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PhoulBallz Podcast Episode 76: Matt Hockenberry & Jake Fox Interviews

On the 76th edition of the PhoulBallz Podcast, Jay and Tug chat about the brand new baseball season, running down the hot starts of prospects such as Brock Stassi, Jesse Biddle, Roman Quinn, Zach Eflin, Carlos Tocci, Rhys Hoskins and others. The show also features two exclusive interviews as “El Sangre” Jake Fox talks about leaving the Phillies organization and Temple University...
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Blue Jays – Rays Series Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays kick off a 10-game road trip in Florida with 3 games this weekend against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The Rays are in the midst of a six-game homestand after taking two of three from the Red Sox.  Toronto just finished a run of 10 games at home where they went 5-5. The Rays and The Trop have been a bit of an elephant’s graveyard for the Blue Jays...
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Thursday's home run salute: Donaldson's 481-footer, Stanton's laser

Thursday was a good day if you dig the long ball. The day's blue ribbon went to Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson, whose 481-foot home run was the majors' longest of the year, bettering the 477-foot shot that the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez sent into the Tropicana Field seats last week. Donaldson, acquired in an offseason deal that sent Brett Lawrie to Oakland, has given Toronto...
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Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Drew Smyly hasn't been stretched out during his rehab stint but with Tampa Bay's starting rotation ravaged by injury and the back end struggling, the Rays are ready to activate him from the disabled list. He'll start Friday night's series opener against a Toronto Blue Jays team led by the red-hot Josh Donaldson, who has...
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Blue Jays Sweep Away O’s, Rivalry Continues

Toronto was 2-5 in their 10-game homestand before Baltimore came to town. The Blue Jays earned their first sweep in a series that involved a lot of offense, and some theatrics. It wasn’t the 13 runs the Blue Jays scored against the Orioles that made headlines in game one, nor was it Mark Buehrle grabbing his third win on the season to push his record to 3-0. In the seventh inning...
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Hutchison gets win, Blue Jays beat Orioles 7-6

TORONTO (AP) Josh Donaldson hit a two-run homer, Drew Hutchison pitched eight strong innings and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep of Baltimore, beating the Orioles 7-6 on Thursday night. Toronto won for the fourth time in five games and finished its season opening homestand at 5-5. The Orioles have lost four straight. Hutchison (2-0) was perfect through five innings...
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Report: Pitt hires Scott Barnes to be its next athletic director

The fate of Pittsburgh's athletic future now lies in the hands of Utah State's Scott Barnes, according to an "industry source" that informed the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.Barnes has spent the last seven years as athletic director at Utah State, and his Aggies experienced notable growth under his watch. The football team made consecutive bowl appearances for the first time in school...
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Idiot Blue Jays Fan Picks Up Fair Ball, Tries to Play It Off

It’s been a tension filled past couple of days for the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays as both teams have engaged in antics that include: stare downs, home run pimping, yelling, etc. However, there was a mini-break to all that nonsense Wednesday when a Manny Machado double down the third base line was picked up by a clueless Jays fan. As you can see below, the ball came...
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Pitt expected to hire Scott Barnes for AD job

Randy Juhl has been serving as the interim athletic director for the Pittsburgh Panthers since the firing of Steve Pederson, but now it appears that they are set to finally tab a permanent replacement. According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN, Pitt is expected to hire  Scott Barnes as their athletic director on Friday. Barnes was chosen as the new athletic director through a Chicago...
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Blue Jays place Navarro on 15-day DL, recall Thole

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have placed catcher Dioner Navarro on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled catcher Josh Thole from Triple-A Buffalo. The switch-hitting Navarro is batting .276 with four RBIs in eight games. The move is retroactive to April 22. Navarro suffered the injury trying to stretch a single into a double in the seventh inning of...
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Come on Down Scott Barnes

As numerous places have reported, Pitt has hired Utah State Athletic Director Scott Barnes to replace some jagoff none of us liked. Barnes has an impressive resume since he took over for the Aggies in 2008, including chairman of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee and four consecutive bowl games under two different head coaches. Most importantly, Utah State set fundraising records...
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Cardy and Gardy Show: Five Minutes With Matt Boyd

The Cardy and Gardy show presents: Five Minutes with Matt Boyd of the Toronto Blue Jays. Matt Boyd of the Toronto Blue Jays talks about his start to the 2015 season and his lineage to the great Bob Feller. Looking forward to speaking more with Matt throughout this season and his career. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattBoyd31 The post Cardy and Gardy Show: Five Minutes With Matt Boyd...
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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...
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