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Blue Jays sign Matt Shoemaker

The Blue Jays have finally done something! The team has reportedly signed right-handed starter Matt Shoemaker to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million guaranteed plus $1 million in possible bonuses.

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Mark Shapiro outlines the short-term renovation plans for Rogers Centre

Earlier this week, the Blue Jays officially announced the timeline for their renovated state-of-the-art Spring Training facility in Dunedin, Florida. It’s on track for completion ahead of the 2020 season and it’s an overdue overhaul for one of the most tired ballparks and Spring Training complexes. That’s all well and good … but what about…

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Talkin’ Offseason Baseball With Mark Shapiro

When I was a kid, I grew up on Roehampton Avenue in St. Catharines. A small street in the North End of Niagara’s capital city, or something like that. It was only a couple of blocks from Facer St., which is still home to St. Joseph’s Bakery where you will find the best slice of…

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What is the Blue Jays’ endgame with Dalton Pompey?

Is there anyone on the Blue Jays 40-man roster who’s experienced a wilder up-and-down journey than Dalton Pompey? Once believed to be the centre fielder of the future in Toronto, an unfortunate series of injuries and bad luck sidelined him from the Major Leagues for a year-and-a-half. Pompey finally made his return to the Blue…

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The plans for Dunedin’s new/upgraded facility look cool

The Blue Jays unveiled some images for their plans for Dunedin’s new training facility and upgraded stadium earlier today. This $81-million project has been a few years in the making and has been one of Mark Shapiro’s biggest priorities since joining the organization back in fall 2015. It’s expected that the new and upgraded facility will…

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FanGraphs predicts only 14 players will be better than Vlad Jr. next year

Are we getting too hyped about Vlad Jr. around here? I mean, he’s only a kid, right? There’s no way he’s going to come in and immediately put up All-Star numbers just like that, right? WRONG. According to a FanGraphs predictions model, we are absolutely in the right when it comes to getting hyped about our favourite…

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The Blue Jays had the 11th highest payroll last year

This really isn’t breaking news or anything, but the Blue Jays finished 2018 with the 11th biggest payroll in Major League Baseball. They paid 167,138,865 for the 63 different guys who suited up for them last season and some other commitments like Troy Tulowizki.