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The first week of spring training was somewhat like the off-season, not much to report. The Jays won three games then lost two. The Jays will pay seven games this week before taking the next two Monday's off. This year the Jays have only one split squad day and that is a...
Mar 3, 2014, 8:22 am EST via battersbox.ca
4 days ago
Spring training games start this week, on Wednesday to be precise. I know the game is on MLB Network, a channel that I can get, and it's free for now. The Thursday and Friday games are on Sportsnet 1 and regular Sportsnet respectively. Saturdays game is on the radio and Sunday's is...
Feb 23, 2014, 7:15 pm EST via battersbox.ca
11 days ago
Today was the first day of camp for pitchers and catchers. Sunday was physicals day and the pitchers will start their throwing programs tomorrow. The pitchers are alone for a few days until Thursday when position players are due to report. The first spring training game is a week from Wednesday, on...
Feb 16, 2014, 9:47 pm EST via battersbox.ca
18 days ago
I have talked with some of my minor league contacts over the last few days to get updated on winter news before they head to Florida at the end of this week for spring training. Here are some notes from those conversations. The Jays committed to the weighted ball program last year but...
Feb 10, 2014, 2:55 pm EST via battersbox.ca
25 days ago
I have heard through my sources that the Blue Jays have signed a new player, a pitcher by the name of Godot. Not much is known about him but Alex Anthopoulos and John Gibbons are waiting outside the RC for him to arrive. They are confident that his arrival will change the...
Feb 9, 2014, 7:13 pm EST via battersbox.ca
25 days ago
Pitchers and catchers for the Blue Jays report on February 16th, two weeks from today. Football is over but there is no sign of spring in Ontario. After weeks of nothing happening will anything happen this week? Who knows. AJ Burnett's non-retirement could help the Jays in a way, even if they...
Feb 2, 2014, 10:18 pm EST via battersbox.ca
Feb 2, 2014, 10:18 pm
Tanaka is off the market, as is Matt Garza. That leaves two valuable starting pitchers who are still without a home for 2014. How long will it take for Ubaldo and Ervin to sign? Spring training starts in three weeks, unless you play for the Dodgers or Diamondbacks who start 2014 in...
Jan 26, 2014, 7:22 pm EST via battersbox.ca
Jan 26, 2014, 7:22 pm
This is the last week of activity before the winter meetings begin on the ninth. GM's are seeing if they can get something done before the meetings or if it will have to wait.Today, Monday, is the non-tender deadline whereby teams have to decide if they are willing to offer arbitration to...
Dec 2, 2013, 12:01 am EST via battersbox.ca
Dec 2, 2013, 12:01 am
New member stemac has written an article analysing the value of RA Dickey when he is not pitching. There has much anecdotal discussion regarding the difference between facing a knuckleball pitcher and a regular pitcher.
Nov 25, 2013, 7:36 pm EST via battersbox.ca
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Nov 7, 2013, 10:25 pm EST via battersbox.ca
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