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You can cross Jake Odorizzi off your free agent wish list

One of the names the Blue Jays had been linked to early on this off-season — and a name many fans had been talking about for months as an ideal fit — is off the free-agent list before things even got rolling. Jake Odorizzi has reportedly accepted his qualifying offer from the Minnesota Twins.

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Did the Astros sign steal signs against the Jays? You be the judge

The Houston Astros sold their soul for a World Series. They won it all in 2017, but haven’t won a championship since, despite playoff berths in four of the last five seasons. The Astros proved they’ll stop at nothing short of cheating to help them win a World Championship. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic unearthed…

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Thomas Hatch’s spinning fastball and new cutter

The Rule 5 draft is just around the corner and with that comes decisions on what players should be added to the 40-man roster to avoid being selected. The deadline to add a player to the 40-man to be protected from the Rule 5 is November 20th. The Blue Jays have at least 22 players…

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The Shapkins Defender – The Résumé, Resumed

Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.) Let’s get to it! Now, I’ve talked about Shapiro’s track record before. But it looks like I’m going to have to…

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2020 World Series Odds: Opening Betting Futures

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) Coming close to a championship helps shape World Series futures for the following autumn, but it is not necessarily a predictor of success. One week after the Washington Nationals raised the Commissioner’s Trophy, the Houston Astros and New York Yankees have opened as +600 co-favorites on the 2020 World Series odds at…

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Finding the Upside in Chase Anderson

The Blue Jays acquired Chase Anderson from the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. Anderson comes to Toronto as a reliable innings eater, throwing around 140-150 innings with an ERA around four each season. He brings with him a five pitch mix, most notably an elite changeup.