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Russell Martin and the Hall of Fame

With the Blue Jays making their once-in-a-decade trip to Dodger Stadium this week, we got the opportunity to be reacquainted with an old friend in Russell Martin.

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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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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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Is it time to take the leap?

Animosity towards the Cleveland Boys is at an all-time high right now. Given how turbulent Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins’ relationship with the fanbase has been since their arrival back in late-2015, that’s really saying something.

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Ryan Borucki won’t require Tommy John surgery

It seems Ryan Borucki and the Toronto Blue Jays have dodged a major bullet. The young lefty was placed on the Injured List just two starts after returning from a season-long elbow injury, prompting a meeting with Dr. James Andrews.

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Blue Jays sign Neil Ramirez, claim Zack Godley

The Blue Jays’ Major League pitching depth took a massive hit as the team blew things up at the trade deadline, selling off Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini, David Phelps, and Daniel Hudson. Charlie Montoyo is now being tasked with navigating late innings with Derek Law in high-leverage situations and guys who you’ve never…

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Is this the final year of Buck and Pat?

Jonah, known as yyzsportsmedia on Twitter, posted a 2019 Toronto Media Summer Update on Monday. In this post was a wealth of information from the always-reliable and well-connected Jonah, but the most interesting thing to me was a line at the end regarding the Blue Jays’ long-time in-game tandem.

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Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini had a really, really good Astros debut

At the trade deadline earlier this week, the Blue Jays came out of nowhere and traded Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini to the Houston Astros in exchange for reclamation project Derek Fisher. While this was a change of scenery type of deal for both key players involved, it seemed a little puzzling that the Jays…

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The fire sale came as expected, but the return wasn’t what we hoped

The trade deadline has passed and we’ve officially been catapulted into a new era. For the first time in the Mark Shapiro era, the front office has a team comprised fully of their guys as everyone (apologies to Justin Smoak, Dalton Pompey, Ryan Tepera, and Devon Travis) from the previous regime has been let go.

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Daily Duce: The post-Stroman trade reaction edition

Daily?????!!!!! We all knew Marcus Stroman was going to be traded, but this isn’t exactly how we expected it to go down. The Jays pulled the trigger on a deal with, out of left field, the Mets, a few days prior to the trade deadline, resulting in some pretty mixed reviews on the return. There’s a lot…