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Orioles GM Dan Duquette Said a Dumb, Bad Thing About José Bautista

When Buck Showalter spoke so eloquently two summers ago about the protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, one couldn’t help but admire the man and the organization he worked for. “You hear people try to weigh in on things that they really don’t know anything about. … I’ve never…

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Why John Gibbons Is the Right Man To Lead the Blue Jays

John Gibbons is an easy manager for a writer to like. He’s a true character. An eminently GIF-able misfit who used to fight his players and speaks in half-drawl, half-mumble. A member, if only briefly, of the legendary 1986 Mets. A players’ manager who has charmed the local media here in Toronto into calling him…

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Jays “Finalizing” An Extension With John Gibbons: Report

Dear John, you’re wanted  by the new regime! OK, so maybe ol’ Gibbers doesn’t look quite as Ray Liotta-y as he once did (maybe? a little bit??), but when you think about it, can’t we all say the same thing? Anywho, stop me if you’ve heard this one, but the Blue Jays appear as though they’re…

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Daily Duce: Monday, March 20th

Daily??!?!? For their headline on Mike Johnson’s latest dispatch from Dunedin, Sportsnet went with a quote from John Gibbons, wherein he said that Devon Travis “will be the guy” hitting leadoff for the club once he’s healthy enough to do it. For my money, though, the bigger quote was when Gibbons said, regarding Devo’s health,…

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Spring Threat: Signs of Rain in Dunedin, Twins @ Blue Jays

It’s the first day of spring and the weather network says sunshine in Dunedin, but I’m hearing there’s a chance of rain. Fuck that’s corny, but Josh Donaldson! He’s back! For the first time in 2017, the MVP will suit up for the Blue Jays, which is a huuuuuuuuuuuge positive for the team just two…

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Spring Threat: It’s Jose Tabata Time, Blue Jays @ Pirates

Some sort of interesting things happening today! Mike Bolsinger will get another chance to prove to the Jays he’s good enough to be a long-reliever in the bullpen, Steve Pearce will make his first start of 2017 in the field at first base, and Jose Tabata will make his first appearance as a Blue Jay…