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Ricky Romero finally has closure on his baseball career

Ricky Romero was the final player of the afternoon to walk into the media room during day one of Blue Jays Winter Fest. He greeted a few familiar faces and stood in front of reporters and the bright lights of a TV camera for the first time in several years. “I haven’t done this for…

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The Blue Jays’ magic started with Russell Martin

I can vividly recall where I was and what I was doing when the Blue Jays signed Russell Martin to a five-year/$82 million dollar contract. I couldn’t tell you what I ate for breakfast yesterday, but I can remember clear as day how the Martin signing went down. It stemmed from this tweet from Peter…

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Matt Shoemaker and Aaron Sanchez have a lot in common

At first glance, Matt Shoemaker and Aaron Sanchez couldn’t be any more different. Shoemaker looks like he’s ready to raise a barn with that beard of his. Meanwhile, Sanchez can’t wait for his shift to end so he can do nothing but drive around with his friends until curfew. It doesn’t seem right that Shoemaker…

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Mark Shapiro outlines the short-term renovation plans for Rogers Centre

Earlier this week, the Blue Jays officially announced the timeline for their renovated state-of-the-art Spring Training facility in Dunedin, Florida. It’s on track for completion ahead of the 2020 season and it’s an overdue overhaul for one of the most tired ballparks and Spring Training complexes. That’s all well and good … but what about…

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What is the Blue Jays’ endgame with Dalton Pompey?

Is there anyone on the Blue Jays 40-man roster who’s experienced a wilder up-and-down journey than Dalton Pompey? Once believed to be the centre fielder of the future in Toronto, an unfortunate series of injuries and bad luck sidelined him from the Major Leagues for a year-and-a-half. Pompey finally made his return to the Blue…

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Which Blue Jays won’t survive the non-tender deadline?

Most years, the non-tender deadline comes and goes for the Blue Jays without much fanfare. The most eventful non-tender deadline I can recall was December of 2013 when the team non-tendered J.P. Arencibia, then turned around and signed Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal.

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The underrated aspects of the Charlie Montoyo hiring

To say the Charlie Montoyo hiring was a “surprise” would be a colossal understatement. Up until about four days before being named as the team’s manager, even Montoyo himself hadn’t considered managing the Blue Jays. Heck, the man was unseeded on the Blue Jays managerial candidate bracket and somehow won the whole thing.

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The @RealTime93Jays Twitter account is a shrine to the 1993 Blue Jays

They started the 1993 season as defending World Series champions. They finished the season as World Series champions. Everyone knows the Toronto Blue Jays won it all in 1993. What everyone might not remember is the day-to-day minutiae of what led up Joe Carter’s seminal moment in franchise history.

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The Blue Jays Managerial Candidate Bracket

The search has officially begun for the 13th manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. It still doesn’t quite feel real that the John Gibbons era is over, but he’s now the club’s “former” manager. Over the coming weeks, it’s up to Ross Atkins to whittle down a number candidates and select the Blue Jays’ new…