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Josh Towers Comes Back From 2006 To Talk About Brawls And Bat Flips (Ugh)

To my good friend from the old days who goes by “Bergkamp,” DO NOT READ THIS! Never meet your idols, folks. Or, perhaps, listen to them. That is, if your idols are A-Rod-hating, Bautista-hating, soft-tossing, strike-throwing, bean-ball-loving, let-the-players-police-themselves-ing former Blue Jays starters. Josh Towers, everybody! The man who made — hold onto your asses — eighty-nine starts for…

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Jays Add Former Reliever David Aardsma To Player Development Staff

The Blue Jays have added a veteran reliever… as a new player development coordinator. David Aardsma, who went to Spring Training with the Jays in 2016, and pitched a handful of innings with Buffalo that year, has decided to hang up his cleats after nine years in the big leagues. On this week’s edition of…

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Darwin Barney Signs Minor-League Deal With Texas Rangers

The Darwin Barney era has come to an end in Toronto. The other half of the Blue Jays’ less-than-stellar backup infield will officially not be back with the team next season. Barney, who was acquired by the Jays back in 2015, has signed a minor-league deal with the Texas Rangers.

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Five Jays Make Fangraphs’ List Of MLB’s Top 100 Prospects!

Now this is more like it! Or, at least, this feels a hell of a lot more “like” “it” than what we were reading about this morning, when Baseball Prospectus ranked Vladimir Guerrero Jr. the fourth best prospect in baseball, and included only three Blue Jays on their top 101 MLB prospects list. Eric Longenhagen…

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Osuna Loses Arbitration Case, Will Make $5.3 Million in 2018

The amount of payroll available for the Toronto Blue Jays to spend in 2018 just went up by $500K at the expense of one of their best young players, thanks to MLB’s fucked up economic system, and one of the key levers that keeps players from getting paid the full value of what they’re worth…