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Where Do The Jays Go From Here?

The Blue Jays inked Curtis Granderson to a one-year deal last night, giving them a veteran depth presence in the outfield. Granderson is far from perfect, but he’s got some pop in his bat and he can play all three outfield positions. He’s also, in baseball terms, cheap as dirt. Realistically, this acquisition should be…

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Blue Jays agree to one-year deals with Zeke Carrera and Aaron Loup

With the arbitration deadline right around the corner, a whole bunch of players are inking new deals all around baseball. The Blue Jays have a handful of key players who are arbitration-eligible — most notably, Josh Donaldson, Marcus Stroman, and Roberto Osuna — but they got a couple of depth players inked prior to the…

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Orioles Dealt a Terrible Blow as Zach Britton Suffers Ruptured Achilles

It is the right Achilles on Britton. Surgery is the indicated course of treatment for now. Os still getting their arms around the injury. Found out last night. — Brittany Ghiroli (@Britt_Ghiroli) December 20, 2017 Just as I was talking about how the Rays and Orioles getting worse would be a good thing for the…

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Evan Longoria is no longer a Tampa Bay Ray!

🚨 BLUE JAYS KILLER HAS BEEN TRADED TO THE NL 🚨 https://t.co/0K6ewwGwtD — Blue Jays Nation (@thejaysnation) December 20, 2017 Sometimes, baseball is bad. The New York Yankees, who are already loaded with young talent, go ahead and acquire the reigning National League MVP and give themselves a murderers’ row of Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge,…

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Blue Jays Outfield Depth Gives The Team Multiple Possible Avenues To Explore

This is one part of an off-season series that reviews how the Blue Jays did position-by-position in 2017 and how they look heading into 2018.  The outfield was one area in which the Blue Jays didn’t suffer through an overwhelming glut of injuries last season. Kevin Pillar did his thing in centre field, providing good…

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When Josh Donaldson Is At His Best, So Are The Blue Jays

This is one part of an off-season series that reviews how the Blue Jays did position-by-position in 2017 and how they look heading into 2018.  Josh Donaldson reminded everybody how good he is last summer. During the month of August, Donaldson caught fire and nearly dragged a putrid Jays roster back into playoff contention. He’s…

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Marcus Stroman awarded Gold Glove

Lost in the devastation of Roy Halladay’s passing was news that Marcus Stroman won the first Gold Glove of his career. He edged out Chris Sale and Alex Cobb as the American League’s best defensive pitcher, while Kevin Pillar was edged out by Minnesota’s Byron Buxton for the centre field Gold Glove.

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It was Justin Smoak rather than Kendrys Morales who filled Edwin’s shoes

This is one part of an off-season series that reviews how the Blue Jays did position-by-position in 2017 and how they look heading into 2018.  There were massive shoes to fill heading into the 2017 season. Beloved slugger Edwin Encarnacion declined Toronto’s contract offer and the team quickly scooped up Kendrys Morales to replace him…