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Athletics purchase Deck McGuire from Blue Jays

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Published: Jul 25, 2014, 3:04 pm EDT

The Oakland Athletics announced that they have purchased right-hander Deck McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays today. He has been assigned to Triple-A Sacramento in the Pacific Coast League. McGuire is one of the bigger prospect disappointments of recent years. He was the ace of the Georgia Tech pitching staff from 2008...

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Toronto Blue Jays promote prospect Aaron Sanchez

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Published: Jul 22, 2014, 1:15 pm EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to promote top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez to the major league roster today. Here's a report on what to expect. Sanchez was drafted by the Blue Jays in the supplemental first round in 2010, from high school in Barstow, California. Very athletic but raw when drafted,...

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Prospect Notes: Blue Jays lefties Sean Nolin, Daniel Norris

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Published: Jun 23, 2014, 11:44 am EDT

A pair of southpaw pitching prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system have been in the news the last few days: Sean Nolin at Triple-A Buffalo and Daniel Norris at Double-A New Hampshire. Here's an update. Sean Nolin, LHP: Nolin got off to a good start with Buffalo this year, posting...

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2014

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Published: Jan 18, 2014, 6:25 pm EST

The Blue Jays system features a great deal of high-ceiling talent at the lower levels. Toronto Blue Jays Top 20 Prospects for 2014 The list and grades are a blending of present performance and long-term potential. Comments are welcome, but in the end all analysis and responsibility is mine. Full reports on...

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Jan 18, 2014, 6:25 pm

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Update

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Published: Jan 18, 2014, 12:00 am EST

I'm still here guys. Sorry for the delay. The Blue Jays list is really tough, so much Grade C+ in this system. I have everyone graded but ranking them is quite difficult once you get past number seven or so. I hope to have it done Saturday.It is apparent to me that...

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Jan 18, 2014, 12:00 am

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Toronto Blue Jays farm system preliminary grade breakdown

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Published: Jan 16, 2014, 2:45 am EST

I am progressing on the Toronto Blue Jays prospect list. Here is the current breakdown. The final list may differ slightly but it will be close to this.36 playersOne Grade A-One Grade B+One Grade BThree Grade B-16 Grade C+14 Grade CFeel free to speculate. ...

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Jan 16, 2014, 2:45 am

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Toronto Blue Jays preliminary prospect list

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Published: Jan 14, 2014, 1:35 am EST

My first run through the Blue Jays system gave me 42 names worthy of analysis, which I have cut back to 35. Here's the list. Toronto Blue Jays 35 players Franklin Barreto SS Matt Boyd LHP Andy Burns INF Adonys Cardona RHP Miguel Castro RHP L.B. Dantzler 1B D.J. Davis OF Shane...

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Jan 14, 2014, 1:35 am

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Toronto Blue Jays Organization Discussion

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Published: Jan 12, 2014, 10:01 am EST

I am now working on the New York Mets Top 20 Prospects for 2014 list. The next team in line is the Toronto Blue Jays, to be followed by the Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Use this threat to discuss the future of the Toronto Blue...

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Jan 12, 2014, 10:01 am

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2013 MLB Rule 5 Draft, Minor League Phase

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Published: Dec 12, 2013, 9:28 am EST

Picks in the minor league phase of the 2013 MLB draft. Players selected in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft do not have to be returned to their original club. Triple-A PhaseAstros: Ravel Santana, OF, YankeesMarlins: Justin Bour, 1B, CubsWhite Sox: Evan Crawford, LHP, Blue JaysCubs: Charles Cutler, C,...

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Dec 12, 2013, 9:28 am

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Prospect Retrospective: Roy Halladay

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Published: Dec 9, 2013, 12:27 pm EST

Veteran major league starting pitcher Roy Halladay will retire today. Here's a look at the career of one of the top pitchers of this generation. According to multiple media reports, veteran Major League starting pitcher Roy Halladay will sign a one-day contract with the Toronto Blue Jays today, then announce his retirement...

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