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Recap: Blue Jays 4, Padres 2; Sanchez Shoves Against San Diego99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jul 25, 2016, 10:00 pm EDT

The Blue Jays were rude hosts to the Padres in their inaugural visit to the Rogers Centre, holding them scoreless until the ninth inning in an eventual 4-2 win. With the Jays sending Aaron Sanchez to the mound, the Padres were definitely going to struggle to score runs. The Jays were going to face the relatively unknown […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 2, Mariners 0; Happ Shuts Out Seattle For Six, Salvages Series Finale99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jul 24, 2016, 3:38 pm EDT

The Blue Jays and Mariners had a pitcher’s duel early on in the game, with J.A. Happ and Wade Miley tossing up zeroes in the first few innings. The Jays broke through against Miley in the fourth inning and added another in the sixth on the way to a 2-0 victory. Though the Jays have […]

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The Other Guys: A Midseason Look at the Jays’ Pending Free Agents99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jul 18, 2016, 11:51 am EDT

The never-ending talk of the pending free agency of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion has at least partially overshadowed the fact that the Blue Jays have a number of players who are hitting the open market at the end of the season. Justin Smoak’s extension may have been shrug worthy, but beyond the two sluggers […]

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Where There’s Smoak, There’s An Extension For The Jays’ First Baseman99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jul 16, 2016, 1:23 pm EDT

The Jays have signed Justin Smoak to a two year extension, as reported by Sportsnet’s Barry Davis. 2 yr contract extension for Justin Smoak. club option for 2019. $4.125 mil 1st 2 years $6.0 million option in 2019 with $250,000 buyout. — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) July 16, 2016 Smoak is in his second season with […]

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Recap: Jays 8, Royals 3; Blue Jays Hit Home Runs, Water is Wet99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jul 5, 2016, 9:49 pm EDT

Chris Young facing the Blue Jays’ powerful line-up seemed like a bad matchup for the Kansas City Royals, and the game bore that out. The Jays socked four home runs, two of them by Josh Donaldson, chasing Young early en route to an 8-3 victory. That he only allowed six runs was...

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An Ode to Chad Jenkin’s Biggest Moment99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jul 5, 2016, 7:23 am EDT

Chad Jenkins was released last week. Jays’ fans may have recognized his name: he’s been around the Jays for a while, though not especially relevant in their recent history. To those who do know Jenkins’ name, his career with the Jays can be evaluated as a disappointment. A first-round pick in 2009, Jenkins never...

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Why the Jays Should Keep Marcus Stroman Around99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jun 22, 2016, 7:37 am EDT

Marcus Stroman’s struggles have drawn a considerable amount of attention from Jays fans. We’ve discussed the similarity of his breaking balls, suggested a change in approach, and already proposed that he will probably be fine. His last start against the Orioles may have been his worst of the season, leading to...

Added: Jun 22, 2016, 9:21 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Game Recap: Jays 7, Phillies 2; Estrada Wins Again, Ho-Hum99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jun 15, 2016, 10:10 pm EDT

After splitting a two-game set with the Phillies at the Rogers Centre, the Blue Jays came to Philadelphia and notched a 7-2 victory. Most of the runs were scored early, with the teams trading single runs in the second before the Jays took the lead later on. After some initial struggles, Marco Estrada settled in […]

Added: Jun 15, 2016, 11:21 pm via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Recap: Blue Jays 4, Orioles 3; Edwin’s Parrot Always Wins99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jun 10, 2016, 10:20 pm EDT

Another close game had the potential for heartbreak, but the Jays hung off for a walk-off win in extra innings as they defeated the Orioles 4-3. Though the Jays struck early, Gausman limited the damage in the first, and managed to keep the Jays from mounting rallies throughout the evening. Though the Jays got eight […]

Added: Jun 10, 2016, 11:21 pm via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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Backup Plan: Examining the Jays’ Bench99999

By Dave Church

Published: Jun 8, 2016, 6:48 am EDT

The Blue Jays’ bench isn’t great. To anyone who’s watched the team the last couple of years, this is not a shock. With a lot of money invested in high-end players, the Jays have generally bargain-hunted and worked the edges, taking chances on Quad-A players and filling the empty spaces...

Added: Jun 8, 2016, 8:36 am via toronto.locals.baseballprospectus.com

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