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Spring Threat: Jays vs. Twins

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Fort Myers [is where the Jays would be if they weren’t playing a home game today]! A breezy two-and-a-half hour bus ride down the Gulf Coast from the Blue Jays’ home in Dunedin and you’re there! Can you imagine??? [You’ll have to — the Jays are in Dunedin]. Actually, though, I almost…

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The MSBST3000!

Over the weekend, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times penned an interesting piece on the state of the Toronto Blue Jays and the strange transition the club has had to make from the Paul Beeston era to the one that now sees Mark Shapiro in charge.

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The Rogers Centre’s New Dirt Infield Is Looking Good!

I wish I could say the same for the concrete that’s surrounding it. Or the artificial turf that’s going to be surrounding it this season. But hey, it’s a start. And that infield is looking mighty nice. The image above was tweeted this afternoon by Steven Brooks — aka @sbrooksbaseball, aka the Blue Jays’ senior vice…

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Spring Threat: Jays vs. Orioles

Photo Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Kevin Pillar leading off, the spectre of having to talk about a bad JA Happ performance, or Maicer Izturis retiring, or Aaron Loup being shut down for two weeks and likely not being ready for opening day can’t even get me down about this one. Blue Jays baseball-ish on TV on a…

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Spring Threat: Jays @ Pirates

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Bus trip to Bradenton! Who wouldn’t be up for a thing like that! Why, I’ll tell you who! Every position player of consequence for the Toronto Blue Jays, that’s who! (No offence, Ryan Goins and Michael Saunders).

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Jays And Phillies Tie 4-4: Grapefruit League Game 2 Recap

Photo Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Look. Obviously at some point I’m going to write a recap of a Grapefruit League game and suggest that something significant actually happened. But a damn tie in the minor league-heavy second game of the spring? This is proooooobably not where that’s going to happen. Patterns take a while…

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Spring Threat: Jays vs. Phillies

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports It’s Game Two of Grapefruit League action, and the “home” opener for the Blue Jays in Dunedin, so what useless things can we look forward to getting prematurely excited or overly negative about today? Actually there are quite a few of them!

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Spring Threat: Jays @ Philles

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Play ball! Actual baseball! Sort of! But whatever you want to call this first action of the Grapefruit League season, on this total garbage winter day here in Toronto, I call firing up the ol’ MLB.tv app and shaking off my rusty memory of which number corresponds to which…

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