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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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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…

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Dumbing Down The Discourse: Rock Out With Your Cox Out

If there is one genre of Blue Jays article that will, without fail, get my blood boiling, it’s the one where a tourist columnists feigns ignorance of — or is actually ignorant about — how the club is trying to build and improve and grow, but doesn’t let that supposed ignorance stop them from smugly…

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Blue Jays Mailbag: Opening Day Lineup and Roster Options

We’re nearly two weeks away from when pitchers and catchers report, and yet it feels like MLB’s offseason hasn’t quite managed to hit its stride. Plenty of free agents remain unsigned, plenty of trades are still likely to be made, and for the Toronto Blue Jays that means a roster that remains in flux—leaving us…