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Vlad season is almost upon us

There is nothing better than winter days, snowstorms, and the cold air eating your face. I mean, what Canadian doesn’t love to wake up in the early morning to the beautiful dark sky? And what Canadian doesn’t love to leave work to the beautiful dark sky, too? It sincerely is the most wonderful time of…

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Blue Jays sign Freddy Galvis

With Troy Tulowitzki, Aledmys Diaz, and Yangervis Solarte heading out the door, the Blue jays were badly in need of some veteran depth in the middle of the infield. I would have preferred Manny Machado but I guess we can live with Freddy Galvis.

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The Jays Should Go After The Sexiest Free Agent

Reader discretion: This is a satirical post that may offend some readers. There is graphic content in this text of explicit sexual nature and risible thought. Jays fans have been banging the ‘sign Bryce Harper you cowards’ drum all offseason. And now some fans are even banging the ‘sign Manny Machado you cowards’ drum, too….

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The goddamn Padres are in on Manny Machado

It’s nearly February and Manny Machado doesn’t have a contract yet. Major League Baseball teams are so adverse to winning that the idea of adding one of the best all-around players to hit the free agent market (at the age of 26, nonetheless) in recent memory is completely off-putting.

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Marco Estrada signs with Oakland

I think we all knew that the Marco Estrada era had come to an end in Toronto, but it’s great to see the soft-tossing wizard catch on somewhere else. According to Jane Lee, the Athletics’ beat reporter for MLB.com, Estrada has inked a deal that’ll bring him to Oakland for the 2019 season.

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All-time Canadian baseball rosters: the Calgary Cannons

My grandmother must have recalled the story to me a thousand times. Dutifully sitting about eight rows behind home plate at what was then Burns Stadium (now Foothills Stadium), my grandparents, like any other Calgarian baseball fan, player, or parent, endured snow, sleet, rain, and the pestering of Wabash to cheer on the Calgary Cannons. My…

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Space Cowboys: A John Gibbons and Tim Leiper Adventure

(I decided to take a month off because of the long season ahead and because I needed to get away from the noise for a bit, to be honest. But, it’s time to get back in the mix again. Here’s an offseason fictional tale for you on this January day.) *** A neon Coors Light…

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Roy Halladay is a Hall of Famer

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America says that throughout the Hall of Fame voting process, a player’s “record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played” will all come into question to determine whether or not they’re a HoF-worthy talent. 

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Ricky Romero finally has closure on his baseball career

Ricky Romero was the final player of the afternoon to walk into the media room during day one of Blue Jays Winter Fest. He greeted a few familiar faces and stood in front of reporters and the bright lights of a TV camera for the first time in several years. “I haven’t done this for…

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Offers for Manny Machado are shockingly low

It’s the middle of January and the two centrepieces of the most stacked free agent class ever are still unsigned. I talked about how Bryce Harper would be a perfect fit on the Blue Jays last week so now it’s time to talk about Manny Machado.