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Series Preview: Crunch Time

I really hate to say that a stretch of games in late June and early July could make or break a team’s season. But that’s where we’re at right now. The Jays didn’t capitalize on their soft schedule over the past couple weeks, going 5-8 in a stretch against the White Sox, Rangers, Royals, and…

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Some Less-Than-Coherent Thoughts On a Rough Week

This week has not been a great one for the few Blue Jays still out here trying their damnedest to stay positive about the club. The Jays’ play on the field, aside from Marcus Stroman’s brilliant effort Wednesday night, has been abysmal. The club has scored the fewest runs of any team in baseball in…

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Series Recap: Some Runs Would Have Been Nice

Well shit. That was absolutely brutal. Even though the Jays managed to squeeze out a win between two losses, it was nothing to get to high on. Yet to win a series in June, they lost another one against the worst pitchers in the league.

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Birds All Day Podcast: 120. Canaries In The Coal Mine

The Blue Jays look almost as awful as the 1,095 days remaining on Troy Tulowitzki’s contract after this season, but it’s not all bad — and on this episode we even talk about some things that are OK! Like Stroman, Saunders, Montero, Grilli, Canada Day, and so much more! As always, this podcast is still…

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The Puzzling Case of Marco Estrada

Over an 11-start span beginning with a nine-run shellacking in Texas in May of 2007, Roy Halladay pitched to a 6.35 ERA. Over that span he gave up 92 hits in 66.2 innings, while striking out just 37. I still remember being at the third game of that stretch vividly. Halladay had given up nine…

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Daily Duce: Thursday, June 29th

Daily??!?!? Aaron Sanchez won’t be rushed back into big league action, as it was announced today that he’s set to make one more rehab start, this weekend for Buffalo, before returning from the DL. OK, sure. Great stuff from Jon Shell at BP Toronto, as he writes an open letter to incoming Rogers CEO Joe…

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Fowles: A Goodbye To, And Gratitude For Jason Grilli

“OK, I’ll do what I’ve always done. I’ll ride the wave where it takes me. I got knocked off the horse, but I’m gonna dust myself off and keep doing what I do best.” -Jason Grilli, Player’s Tribune I don’t think it’s any secret that some players, regardless of how they’re performing, can be harder to lose than…

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Jays Looking At Miguel Montero, Per Heyman

The Russell Martin second base experience is nearly upon us! Or at least that’s what I’d like to believe based on this tweet! jays are among teams with interest in @miggymont26 they like candor in canada! — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 28, 2017 The man with the Twitter handle in Heyman’s tweet is, of course,…

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About Last Night… Stroman Was Lights Out and Jays Actually Get Runs

  Going into the game yesterday with a garbage 2-8 record against their division rivals, and showing nothing against the Trash Birds in game one of the series, the Jays actually turned the tables. What’s even more surreal, is how the they got there. After shutting the Orioles out in the first, (a novel concept,…

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Game Threat: Please, No More Limp Bats, Orioles (38-38) @ Blue Jays (36-40)

Kevin Gausman is bad against everybody else other than the Blue Jays, apparently. The struggling Orioles righty managed to hold the Jays offence down for five-and-two-thirds innings yesterday, not surrendering a run in a start for the first time all season. Please, bats, for the love of fuck, don’t get shut down by Wade Miley…