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Did the Astros sign steal signs against the Jays? You be the judge

The Houston Astros sold their soul for a World Series. They won it all in 2017, but haven’t won a championship since, despite playoff berths in four of the last five seasons. The Astros proved they’ll stop at nothing short of cheating to help them win a World Championship. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic unearthed…

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A masochist’s guide to rewatching Game 6 of the 2015 ALCS

Dalton Pompey – standing at third base – with nobody out. That phrase will haunt Blue Jays fans for years to come. Today marks the fourth anniversary of the Blue Jays’ elimination from the 2015 playoffs at the hands of the Kansas City Royals. In case you forgot (or like me, you blocked that game…

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Atkins gives important context to the Stroman and Sanchez trades

The magical seasons of 2015 and 2016 are only three and four years in the rear-view mirror, but in some ways, it feels like it’s been 13 or 14 years since the Blue Jays have been in the playoffs. Two of the biggest pieces of those playoff teams — Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez —…

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The 10 longest games in Blue Jays history

One of the most beautiful aspects about the game of baseball is the lack of a game clock. Conversely, one of the most laborious aspects of baseball is its lack of a time limit. It could take a shade under two hours, or it could take all damn day and night to record the final out….

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Noteworthy nuggets from Mark Shapiro’s Tim and Sid interview

It can’t be an easy task being a front-facing member of a Major League Baseball team, let alone a team on pace to lose 100 games and have its worst season in 40 years. For better or worse, Mark Shapiro signed up for this job. Not that there’s much to discuss on the Blue Jays as…

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A referendum on the Randal Grichuck contract

With 29 home runs, Randal Grichuk is inching towards his first 30 home run season of his year. If he reaches that threshold and maintains his current on base percentage, Grichuk will find himself among exclusive company. He could become the sixth player in MLB history to hit 30 or more home runs in a…

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Anthony Alford is running out of runway with the Blue Jays

There’s no way to substantiate this, but Anthony Alford might have the MLB record for burning through three options with the least amount of service time. Believe it or not, the Blue Jays outfielder is on his third option year, having played only 22 games at the major league level since 2017. At age 25,…

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Revisiting the Kevin Pillar trade

It’s easy to forget that the Blue Jays traded Kevin Pillar earlier this season. He was one of the final few position players from those 2015 and 2016 playoff teams. It’s also easy to pass over Pillar because he plays the bulk of his games on the west coast. Pillar is having himself a decent…

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It’s time to resurrect the Blue Jays’ powder blue uniforms

Eventually, every old sports uniform becomes new again. For proof, look how the Toronto Raptors brought back their retro 90s uniform for their upcoming season. Social media exploded with overwhelming positive feedback. The Blue Jays have a few beloved kits in their 40-plus year club history, but only a few are worthy of being revived from…

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Let Vladdy play third base until he can’t

From the moment Vladimir Guerrero Jr. set foot at third base during his Major League debut on April 26, the countdown started towards his eventual shift across the diamond. It’s not a question of if the Blue Jays will convert him into a first baseman; it’s when. Vladdy’s had his fair share of difficulties at…

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and ‘load management’

The Blue Jays can thank the Raptors for bringing the phrase “load management” into the Toronto sports lexicon. With the aid of their athletic department, the Raptors throttled Kawhi Leonard’s usage during the 2018-2019 NBA regular season, which kept him healthy enough to lead the Raps to a title.