Game Threat: Salvaging The Series, Blue Jays (51-42) vs Athletics (40-51)

Cam Lewis
July 17 2016 09:55AM

What I wrote after Friday’s loss can pretty much be directly applied to yesterday’s game, too. The A’s powered their way to a win via the home run, the Jays offence couldn’t cash in on their opportunities, and now, thanks largely to their terrible 9-17 record in one-run games, they're four games behind the Orioles for the American League East lead. 

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Game Threat: A Little Hungover Coming Out Of The Gate? Blue Jays (51-41) vs Athletics (39-51)

Cam Lewis
July 16 2016 12:48PM

The Blue Jays got their second half of the season off to a flying stop last night with a very ugly and forgettable loss that certainly wasn’t expected considering the way the team flew into the break looking damn near unstoppable. Fucking Cabo, am I right?! 

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Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak To A Two-Year Extension, Sparking Worry About The Future Of Jose And Edwin

Cam Lewis
July 16 2016 10:46AM

Well, it looks like somebody on this team is willing to negotiate a contract extension during the season! The Blue Jays have reportedly signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year extension worth $4.125 million per year, with a $6 million option for 2019 or a $250k buyout. Smoak is slashing a line of .234/.333/.402 with nine home runs and 23 RBIs, which is slightly worse than what he did last year in his first season in Toronto. 

His new salary will be a slight upgrade on the $3.9 million he's making this year on a one-year deal. And this also means that the Jays now have, according to Shi Davidi's Twitter, $88.625 million already committed to just six players, which are Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin, Josh Donaldson, Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ, and now Smoak. So let the Edwin/Jose speculation begin continue!

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Game Threat: Edwin Serves Suspension As Jays Head Into All-Star Break, Blue Jays (50-40) vs Tigers (46-42)

Cam Lewis
July 10 2016 10:03AM

Despite a 3-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers yesterday, their first one in over a week, the Jays are rolling into the All-Star break as one of the league’s hottest teams, and are looking like the contending team that most of us expected they would be this year. Regardless of what happens today, the Jays will head into the break with 50 wins, in possession of a playoff spot, and will be in a much, much better position heading into the second half of the season than they were last year when they sported a 45-46 record. 

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Game Threat: It's Starting To Feel Like August! Blue Jays (50-39) vs Tigers (45-42)

Cam Lewis
July 09 2016 10:02AM

It's been a damn long time since the Blue Jays last lost a game. In fact, the last time they were dropped, Darwin Barney was the pitcher of record. And since then, they gave the Celevelanders a serious pounding, swept through the junk Royals the way that, let’s be honest, they probably should have last October, and have quickly gone from five-and-a-half games out of the division lead all the way to just a game back of the Junk-Ass Orioles. 

It’s starting to feel like August 2015! 

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