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The Blue Jays and the Need for an Ace

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Published: Dec 8, 2014, 4:15 pm EST

There is no denying that Alex Anthopoulos has done a fantastic job in the past month retooling the Blue Jays for a run at the playoffs in 2015. He has upgraded at positions that didn’t drastically need upgrades with the signing of Russell Martin and the acquisition of Josh Donaldson,...

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The Lawrie-Donaldson Trade in One GIF

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Published: Dec 1, 2014, 1:34 pm EST

Over the weekend, the Blue Jays traded Brett Lawrie and three prospects to the Oakland Athletics for one of the top players in baseball, Josh Donaldson. Aside from health, defense, and offensive production, the difference between Lawrie and Donaldson can be summed up in just one GIF.

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Gammons: Blue Jays get Russell Martin for “McCann Money”

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Published: Nov 17, 2014, 12:04 pm EST

So there is this… Told Toronto got Martin for “McCann money” — Peter Gammons (@pgammo) November 17, 2014 Brian McCann signed for 5 years and $85 million. More coming as we learn more! The post Gammons: Blue Jays get Russell Martin for “McCann Money” appeared first on Blue Jays Plus.

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On Devon Travis, Anthony Gose, & the Fickle Nature of Prospects

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Published: Nov 14, 2014, 2:13 pm EST

On Wednesday night, Alex Anthopoulos pulled off yet another trade, his third in just under two weeks, trading Anthony Gose to the Detroit Tigers for second basemen Devon Travis. Although this trade doesn’t come with all the fanfare of say, the trade Anthopoulos made with the Marlins two years ago, it still is...

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Who will the Blue Jays Protect from the Rule V Draft?

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Published: Oct 27, 2014, 8:45 am EDT

The Major League Baseball Rule V draft occurs on the last day of the Winter Meetings every December, and its purpose is to make sure teams don’t stockpile prospects. It allows those players who aren’t on a 40-man roster(and have played enough years in the minor leagues), but are talented enough to...

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GIFs: Melky Cabrera Photobombs John Gibbons

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Published: Sep 23, 2014, 8:10 pm EDT

Re-sign this man immediately.

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Sep 23, 2014, 8:10 pm

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J.A. Happ and the Value of Pitching Depth

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Published: Sep 23, 2014, 9:00 am EDT

J.A. Happ is pretty mediocre as far as starting pitchers come. He strikes out a normal amount of batters, while simultaneously giving up his fair share of walks and home runs. That certainly doesn’t make him a great pitcher by any means, but he is decidedly average. 2014 will likely mark his third straight season being worth between 1 […]

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Sep 23, 2014, 9:00 am

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There is, in Fact, Always Next Year

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Published: Sep 16, 2014, 11:43 pm EDT

I’m not usually one to write about my feelings, but tonight, as I sat in my dorm room and watched the Orioles win the AL East crown, there was a lot that went through my head that many Jays fans need to hear. On May 21st, I was in attendance at Fenway Park when the […]

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Sep 16, 2014, 11:43 pm

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Baseball America: Blue Jays Re-Sign with Lansing & Bluefield

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Published: Sep 15, 2014, 9:22 pm EDT

I was 300 words into a post scheduled for tomorrow that was to act as a primer for the start of Affiliation Free Agency when I read on Baseball America that Lansing and Bluefield have re-signed with the Blue Jays for another 2 years. The exact quote: If a team neither applied for a new […]

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Sep 15, 2014, 9:22 pm

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GIF: Pillar Scores on Cubbiest Play Ever

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Published: Sep 8, 2014, 9:01 pm EDT

Watch the ball. Watch the Second Basemen. Watch over 100 years of futility at its finest!  

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