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Sunday's stars: Great pitching abounds

By Mark Simon

Published: Jun 1, 2014, 10:27 pm EDT

Sunday was one of those days that featured the best of what major-league pitchers had to offer. Rather than focus on one of the many well-pitched games, we decided to take a snapshot look at all of them. Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays Buehrle became the first pitcher in the majors to reach...

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Buehrle won't easily replicate this start

By Mark Simon

Published: May 8, 2014, 12:31 am EDT

''I don't want to ask too many questions, I don't want to try to figure out what's going on. I'm just going to roll with it and keep it as long as I can.'' -- Mark Buehrle on his start to the 2014 season Buehrle may not want to dissect why he’s...

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Keep an eye on Buehrle-Kluber matchup

By Mark Simon

Published: Apr 19, 2014, 10:00 am EDT

Let's put this afternoon's pitchers in the Toronto Blue Jays-Cleveland Indians matchup side by side. Mark Buehrle has an 0.86 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and .221 opponents' batting average in his first three starts of the season. Corey Kluber has a 5.40 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and .347 opponents' batting average in his first...

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AL's defensive winter moves

By Mark Simon

Published: Dec 29, 2013, 8:30 am EST

Today, Buster Olney rated the top defensive teams in the majors. We thought we’d take the time to look at the offseasons for each team from a defensive perspective. Here’s our American League look. AL East Blue Jays: The transition from J.P. Arencibia to Dioner Navarro behind the plate is likely a...

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Spend Fred's Money: Josh Johnson

By Mark Simon

Published: Oct 28, 2013, 10:00 am EDT

Our Yankees-writing colleagues have devoted a good chunk of their time this month to a feature called “Spend Hal’s Money,” assessing free-agent talent of various shapes and sizes. The Mets don’t have the unlimited resources to splurge like the Yankees do, but the subject of today’s feature is an interesting one for both teams to consider.

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Make the Call, Sandy: Jose Bautista

By Mark Simon

Published: Oct 23, 2013, 10:00 am EDT

Jose Bautista would be an ideal fit for the Mets if the Blue Jays were willing to move him.

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Wednesday's wild card story: Clutch hits

By Mark Simon

Published: Sep 19, 2013, 1:20 am EDT

There were three highly entertaining games on Wednesday night that played a significant role in the AL Wild Card race. While the Kansas City Royals- Cleveland Indians game was decided early, the contests between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays...

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One Mo Time (Rivera vs. Blue Jays)

By Mark Simon and Katie Sharp

Published: Sep 17, 2013, 10:00 am EDT

All season, we've been tracking Mariano Rivera as he prepares to pitch in his final series against each team. Next up on the goodbye list: the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Bautista now getting results on hard-hits

By Mark Simon

Published: May 12, 2013, 11:46 pm EDT

Pitching may have been the story of the day over the weekend, but also notable Sunday was that Jose Bautista's bat showed just the kind of power that the Toronto Blue Jays are looking for.

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