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Free agent relief would help Jays but create risk

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Published: Nov 26, 2014, 1:29 pm EST

The Blue Jays need relief help, and the free agent market includes elite arms like David Robertson and Andrew Miller. Ben Nicholson-Smith examines the pros and cons of committing long-term to a relief ace.

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Jays among eight teams on Bruce’s no-trade list

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Published: Nov 25, 2014, 3:12 pm EST

The Blue Jays have been linked to Jay Bruce in rumours, but they are among eight teams to which the 27-year-old can block trades, industry sources told Sportsnet.

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No recent contact between Blue Jays, Sandoval

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Published: Nov 22, 2014, 2:47 pm EST

The Blue Jays showed interest in Pablo Sandoval earlier in the off-season, but as bidding for the free agent third baseman intensifies, they're remaining on the sidelines.

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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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