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Don’t Sweat The Opening Day Roster

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Mar 22, 2017, 6:43 am EDT

The Blue Jays came into spring training with a few questions to be answered on their roster. As of yet, they don’t have everything resolved, and injuries have given them a few additional concerns. While indestructible mountain Josh Donaldson appears to be...

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Being Optimistic about Jarrod Saltalamacchia

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Feb 23, 2017, 10:03 am EST

The Blue Jays have a fantastic starting catcher in Russell Martin. He’s everything you want in a catcher: a solid hitter, a good defender, and someone who can handle a pitching staff well. Even in the first stages of a potential decline,...

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The Replacements: How Do The New Bullpen Pieces Stack Up

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Feb 6, 2017, 7:05 am EST

For all the potential frustration from fans about a quiet offseason, the Blue Jays’ braintrust has had some small victories recently when it comes to building the bullpen. Getting J.P. Howell and Joe Smith added some much needed depth to the relief core,...

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Half-Baked: Musings on a Frustrating Offseason for Jays Fans

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Jan 24, 2017, 6:38 am EST

Even the most optimistic Blue Jays pundit would have a hard time appreciating what’s happened so far in the Blue Jays offseason. While the recent return of Jose Bautista was a public relations balm, it’s been a net negative for the boys in...

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Re-assessing How We View Russell Martin for 2017

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Dec 13, 2016, 6:55 am EST

Russell Martin is the best catcher that has ever played for the Blue Jays, and he’s a stark contrast for a history littered with with fan favourites, defensive wizards who couldn’t hit, the occasional serviceable veteran who put in a few good...

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What Should the Blue Jays Do With Roberto Osuna?

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Nov 22, 2016, 11:01 am EST

Roberto Osuna is going to be a reliever next season, according to Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins. Whether this is good news or not depends on your perspective on him, and young pitchers in general. Not enough is made about how good...

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On Michael Saunders and Defying Expectations

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Oct 24, 2016, 7:32 am EDT

There were high expectations for the Toronto Blue Jays coming into the 2016 season. The end to 2015 was thrilling, and the Jays had made the playoffs for the first time in 22 years. Most of that exciting team was coming back, and there were even places a couple of places where you’d expect improvement. […]

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ALCS Game 1 Recap: Cleveland 2, Blue Jays 0; Pitchers Shine and Bats Struggle as Jays Drop Opener

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Oct 14, 2016, 11:02 pm EDT

While the respective starter’s lines suggested a pitchers duel, this game was a story of missed opportunities for the Jays, and timely hits for Cleveland. One mistake for Marco Estrada ended up being the only one he could make, as the Jays ended up dropping the game 2-0. Cleveland’s assumed ace, Corey Kluber,...

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Game Recap: Blue Jays 9, Yankees 0; Outstanding Offense Overwhelms Overmatched Outsiders

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Sep 23, 2016, 10:20 pm EDT

After getting swept by the Yankees earlier in the month, Jays fans were probably a little nervous coming into this game. They  didn’t need to be, as the Jays opened their series against the Yankees with a blowout, getting a few runs early and adding several more to seal an eventual 9-0 victory....

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The Ever-Changing Jose Bautista Narrative

By Dave Church

PUBLISHED: Sep 23, 2016, 7:21 am EDT

Remember back in May, when the Blue Jays offense had been struggling for a while. They were several games behind the Red Sox, and we were wondering when such a talented offensive team would start to play up to it’s ability. Boy, that seems like a while ago, doesn’t it? It was May 19th when […]

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