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Vlad Jr’s Steamer projections are potentially NSFW

We’re now into November, which means hot stove talk is going to heat up. The best and worst thing about these coming weeks will be the incessant paper championships being handed out and then revoked because baseball is perfect and predictable. Pitchers and catchers are still approximately 15 years away from reporting, so something has…

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Blue Jays pick up Justin Smoak’s option

Hot stove season! The Blue Jays have picked up Justin Smoak’s $8 million team option for 2019, Jon Morosi reports. His initial deal two-year, $8.25 million dollar deal that was signed back during the 2016 season was met with fury, but it’s turned out to be a steal for the team. Between the 2017 and…

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Roberto Osuna booed in Rogers Centre return

Houston Astro Roberto Osuna returned to the Rogers Centre to a cold reception. The closer came into Monday night’s game to put the finishing touches on a 5-3 Astros victory. It was Osuna’s 19th save of the season. Osuna became a fan favourite during the 2015 season when, less than two years after undergoing Tommy…

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Ken Giles has been one of the best closers in the league

Was that title clickbait? Kind of, but not really. When it comes to closers, one stat sticks out in the minds of baseball fans. Even the most progressive, forward thinking follower of this game equates closers to saves, whether it’s intentional or not. As opposed to say, the win, the save holds at least some…

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So, about Kevin Pillar…

What do you do with a one-trick pony that has lost his trick? Before his rise to semi-stardom, Pillar was a four-A player in the Blue Jays organization. The player drafted in the 32nd round back in 2011 slashed .315/.353/.503 in 152 games between his two years with the Bison in 2013 and 2014. He…

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The People vs Mark Shapiro

Things in the Blue Jays world seemed to finally boil over a few days ago when it was announced that the team would only receive a player to be named later in exchange for franchise icon Josh Donaldson after he was traded to the Cleveland Indians at the waiver trade deadline. It seemed like a…

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Thank You for Helping Make Us Relevant Again

November 28th will forever be a pseudo holiday for Blue Jays fans. It was on that day in 2014 that the Blue Jays, then mired in a playoff drought that stretched over 20 years, made their biggest move of the decade by trading a bunch of prospects and fan favourite Brett Lawrie to the Oakland…

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What Should The Blue Jays Do With Kendrys Morales?

Kendrys Morales has been on a tear as of late. He was named American League player of the week after hitting a homering in seven straight games, slashing a ridiculous .478/.500/.1391 for the week of August 20th. That stretch of seven games brought him up to .264/.343/.484 on the year, which seems like a miracle…

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Get Your First Look At The 2019 Blue Jays Schedule

I’d say it’s time to start looking forward to next year, but we’ve been doing that for months. Since we’ve pretty much all declared this season dead before June even finished, I know today is a special one. The Blue Jays have released their 2019 schedule.

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Justin Smoak Clears Trade Waivers

According to a Joel Sherman report in the New York Post, Justin Smoak has cleared trade waivers. This hasn’t been the best year for first basemen in the American League. The 31-year-old Smoak currently leads all qualified AL 1B a 126 wRC+ and is hitting .257/.363/.465 in 2018. Last year, that 126 mark wouldn’t have even…

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Saturday Night Notes: Gibbons, Stroman to the DL, Josh Donaldson

Ross Atkins doubled down on his John Gibbons vote of confidence last night by saying that he’ll finish up the year as manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, and after that, his future with the club will be “revisited.” Earlier this month, Atkins told Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith that Gibbons was part of the conversations about…