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Hot Takes From the Farm: Week 19

The sun is beginning to set on the MiLB season, teams not bound for the playoffs (Dunedin, possibly Buffalo, possibly Lansing) have 15 more games to play before wrapping up for the year. That doesn’t mean we lack for news, though. The most significant item dropped just yesterday as we learned that Big Nate Pearson…

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Series Preview: The Bo effect

Since Bo Bichette arrived on July 29 in Kansas City, the Blue Jays’ offense has been unstoppable. They’ve recorded the 2nd-most home runs, 3rd-most total runs, RBI’s, SLG and wRC+ in the AL since No. 11 arrived with the Blue Jays. It seems that Bichette’s presence may have also had an impact on the Blue…

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The Blue Jays’ farm system moved up in post-deadline rankings

When Vlad Jr. graduated from prospect status, the Blue Jays’ farm system predictably took a tumble down Baseball America (and everyone else’s) organizational talent rankings. Since the trade deadline, though, the Jays’ system has jumped up from No. 9 to No. 6 on Baseball America’s list.

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Mariners at Blue Jays 08/16/19 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) The Toronto Blue Jays might have the law of averages – and the element Bo Bichette has brought to their lineup – on their side as they shift into the role of a fairly heavy home favorite. The Blue Jays opened as the -150 home favorite (bet $150 to win $100) on…

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American League Pennant Odds Update 08/15/19

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) For the first time this season, the American League pennant favorite is minus money, which could lead the value-minded bettor to start looking down the board. The Houston Astros are now the -125 betting favorite to capture the American League championship at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, while the New York Yankees’ price…

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Blue Jays snatch series victory from Texas in steady home series

Though this week’s series didn’t appear to be nearly as exciting as some series since the All-Star break, the Blue Jays (51-73), more youthful and excited than ever, pounded the Texas Rangers to take a series victory in a cleanly played home series in front of relatively strong crowds. Thanks to steady offensive contributions and…

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Let’s get Rowdy (again)

It looks like Rowdy Tellez is back in the mix. After a one-month stint with the Triple-A Bisons, Tellez has re-joined the Blue Jays roster.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and ‘load management’

The Blue Jays can thank the Raptors for bringing the phrase “load management” into the Toronto sports lexicon. With the aid of their athletic department, the Raptors throttled Kawhi Leonard’s usage during the 2018-2019 NBA regular season, which kept him healthy enough to lead the Raps to a title.