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The Blue Jays Fired Charlie Montoyo. Now What?

If turning around a struggling baseball team was as easy as firing your manager, there would be a constant cycle of middle-aged baseball dudes getting laid off weekly. But it rarely is that easy, and thus despite the Blue Jays firing Charlie Montoyo yesterday, a lot of work remains to be done in order to…

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Even Before It’s Over, the Lessons From This Blue Jays Season Are Clear

Somehow, despite trying their best worst over the past two weeks, the Blue Jays are still in the playoff race. Entering Monday’s games, they are 5.5 games back of the 2nd wild card spot. Normally that might seem insurmountable with only one month of games remaining, but due to some lucky scheduling, it appears it…

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On Roberto Alomar And The True Sadness

As soon as I saw the Roberto Alomar news on Friday – that he was placed on baseball’s ineligible list and banned from baseball essentially after an outside investigation into accusations of sexual misconduct against him – I knew I needed to write something on the topic.

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Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins Need to Explain Themselves

Mickey Callaway’s behavior was unacceptable. Everybody reading this understands that fact. In The Athletic’s latest article about Callaway, Katie Strang, Britt Ghiroli, and Ken Rosenthal detail Callaway’s harassment and uncomfortable actions while he was employed by the Cleveland baseball team.

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Why is Charlie Montoyo Managing the Blue Jays Right Now?

In a season filled with losses, the Blue Jays really don’t need any help racking them up. Yet curiously, their manager, Charlie Montoyo, has helped them earn what seems to be a few more this year. We have no objective way of measuring a manager’s decisions and putting it on the same scale as wins…