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Looking back at the Blue Jays’ offseason spending spree of 2005

There was once a time when the Toronto Blue Jays were among the biggest spenders MLB free agency. In 2005, they emptied the tank, signed multiple high-priced free agents and acquired a few impact players to go along with them. An offseason 14 years in the rear-view mirror, it seemed like a pertinent time to…

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Looking back at Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s load management regimen

The status of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be one of the most hotly contested Blue Jays storylines this winter. Judging by some of his latest workout videos, it looks like Vladdy’s already well on his way to being in the “best shape of his life.™” Regardless, all eyes will be on the 20-year-old when spring…

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How much is your Blue Jays memorabilia really worth?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the world of sports collectables, value is in the eye of the buyer. Items are worth as much as someone will pay for it. Every fan has at least one sentimental sports item in their collection, whether it’s a baseball card, a ticket stub or bobblehead….

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Did the Astros 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…