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Lots of work remains for Blue Jays, Anthopoulos

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Published: Nov 20, 2014, 5:59 pm EST

The Blue Jays landed their top off-season target, but even after signing Russell Martin, they have lots to do. Ben Nicholson-Smith looks ahead at Alex Anthopoulos' next steps.

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Blue Jays’ Navarro would prefer to be traded

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Published: Nov 20, 2014, 12:59 pm EST

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro would prefer to be traded in the wake of the team's five-year contract with free agent Russell Martin.

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Gibbons: ‘No issues’ for Blue Jays, Dickey

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Published: Nov 20, 2014, 12:09 pm EST

Blue Jays manager joined the Jeff Blair Show Thursday, addressing his relationship with R.A. Dickey, Toronto's interest in Andrew Miller, the addition of Russell Martin and the team's remaining needs.

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Red Sox claim Francisco on waivers from Blue Jays

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Published: Nov 19, 2014, 3:18 pm EST

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that they claimed infielder Juan Francisco off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Lawrie: Martin signing ‘great omen’ for Blue Jays

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Published: Nov 18, 2014, 4:37 pm EST

Brett Lawrie expects Russell Martin to be a big piece for the Toronto Blue Jays – a captain on the field and a competitive leader who helps team morale off of it.

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Martin doesn’t have to mash for Jays to prosper

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Published: Nov 18, 2014, 12:06 pm EST

Russell Martin might be coming off of a career year at the plate, but, as Ben Nicholson-Smith explains, the Blue Jays can afford an offensive drop-off as long as Martin continues to play exceptional defence.

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Blue Jays backload five-year deal with Martin

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Published: Nov 18, 2014, 10:52 am EST

The Blue Jays officially announced their five-year, $82 million contract with catcher Russell Martin Tuesday, but a detail the team didn't announce -- the contract structure -- shouldn't be overlooked.

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Jacoby: Blue Jays have ‘very balanced’ lineup

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Published: Nov 17, 2014, 5:59 pm EST

The Jays officially hired their fourth hitting coach in four years, bringing Brook Jacoby aboard. The 11-year MLB veteran values situational hitting and says he encourages players to hit the ball up the middle.

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Blue Jays trade means return to 2B for Travis

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Published: Nov 14, 2014, 1:22 pm EST

Most of the conversation Devon Travis had with Alex Anthopoulos is now a blur. But the new Blue Jays second base prospect does remember one of the first things the GM said: 'throw your outfield glove away.'

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Where newly-acquired Travis fits on Blue Jays

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Published: Nov 13, 2014, 12:05 pm EST

Not only did the Jays lay the groundwork for future moves at the GM Meetings, they made a deal, acquiring Devon Travis for Anthony Gose. Here's a look at where Travis came from and how he fits on the Jays.

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