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Recap: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3; Floyd Fails in 11th

By Tammy Rainey

Published: May 29, 2016, 5:56 pm EDT

It’s safe to say that no game, since the home opener, this season began with more positive energy than this one. Coming in with a 7-2 record since the disastrous three-game sweep at home by the Rays, which  was surely the “gut check” moment of the season so far, the 2015 confidence was back in […]

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Minor League Update: May 28th Edition

By Tammy Rainey

Published: May 28, 2016, 10:28 am EDT

Some more familiar names are showing up this time around, plus a special look at some very unfamiliar names to most fans. The third edition of the BPToronto Minor League Update starts now. Pitchers of the Week 1. Jon Harris – RHP – Lansing (Low A) Last Week: 1-0, 1 GS, 7.0 IP, 3 H, […]

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Why The Blue Jays Should Be Talking Extension With Michael Saunders

By Tammy Rainey

Published: May 23, 2016, 7:30 am EDT

Much has been written and spoken over the previous six months about the pending free agency of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. Whether or not the Blue Jays can or even should pay what it might take to retain one or both for years to come, particularly in light of the very thin crop of free agents […]

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Recap: Rangers 7, Blue Jays 6; Punches Fly in Season Series Finale

By Tammy Rainey

Published: May 15, 2016, 7:28 pm EDT

The story coming into Sunday’s game was pitching. For Toronto, it was the fact that Aaron Sanchez was sporting a sparkling 1.71 ERA over his previous three starts. For the Rangers, it was that they denied the Blue Jays a chance to bash lefty Derek Holland again (they pounded him for 11 runs in 2.2 […]

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Minor League Update: April 15th to May 11th Edition

By Tammy Rainey

Published: May 12, 2016, 11:45 am EDT

This week BP Toronto is bringing back the Weekly Minor League Update. The format is slightly revised but if you followed the old Blue Jays Plus site, you’ll recognize the framework. What’s different? I’ll be choosing up to three top hitters and pitchers each week, instead of one. And the...

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The Aggregate Top 10 Blue Jays Prospects

By Tammy Rainey

Published: May 3, 2016, 9:39 am EDT

One of the things the ardent fans of any team seem to look for, and find in abundance, is the off-season Top Prospect rankings. Between the end of the regular season one can easily find maybe 20 or more such lists. That said, not all lists are created equal. Some are the result of first […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 5, Red Sox 3; Sanchez Continues to Shine

By Tammy Rainey

Published: Apr 17, 2016, 5:01 pm EDT

The discussion all morning before Sunday’s game began involved the new leadoff hitter in the Blue Jays lineup, as Manager John Gibbons elected to cut bait on Kevin Pillar up top. Gibby said that he wanted to take some of the pressure off the centre fielder, and acknowledged that a scuffling offense needed to put baserunners […]

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The Comprehensive Blue Jays Minor League Primer

By Tammy Rainey

Published: Apr 7, 2016, 1:19 pm EDT

Today is the big day for fans of the Toronto Blue Jays prospects. Today, weather permitting – given that three of the four full season teams play in northern climates – is opening day for all four full season affiliates. Since full (tentative) rosters were announced at the first of the week, you have probably perused […]

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How the Blue Jays Can Win 100 Games

By Tammy Rainey

Published: Apr 4, 2016, 6:00 am EDT

It’s inevitable that, as April approaches, various pundits will weigh in with their predictions for the upcoming season. Such will soon be the case at BP Toronto. However, having already heard many people venture a guess, as well as having taken note of the results of various projections, I find myself with an outlying opinion. […]

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Blue Jays Sign LHP Franklin Morales to Bolster Bullpen

By Tammy Rainey

Published: Apr 2, 2016, 11:50 pm EDT

According to Canadian Baseball Network’s Andrew Hendriks, Toronto has signed veteran Venezuelan LHP Franklin Morales. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports that the deal is for one year and $2 million, and that to make room of the roster, Ryan Tepera has been optioned to AAA Buffalo. #BlueJays sign lefty Franklin Morales to a $2m, one-year deal, […]

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