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Game Thread for Orioles @ Blue Jays

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Published: Mar 6, 2015, 12:35 pm EST

Today's game isn't on TV or MLB.tv, which is too bad because I'd like to watch Russell catch R.A. It is on MLB Audio. And there are a few former Jays in in the Orioles lineup. Dalton Pompey gets his first day off of the spring, but being a home...

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Quick Recap: Jays lose to Orioles

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Published: Mar 6, 2015, 1:24 am EST

Blue Jays 0 Orioles 5 A loss in Sarasota Florida. The full part of this game was getting to watch Daniel Norris pitch. I thought he looked very good. He threw 36 pitches, 22 strikes, showed a really good curve and, after a walk to Adam Jones seemed to be...

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Thursday Bantering: Closer thoughts

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Published: Mar 5, 2015, 2:10 pm EST

Gregor Chisholm writes that the Blue Jays might go with either a shared closer role (with Brett Cecil and Aaron Sanchez sharing the job) or full out bullpen by committee. I do get the feeling that the team has already decided that Sanchez will be in the bullpen. I might be...

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Quick Recap of Blue Jays win over Pirates

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Published: Mar 4, 2015, 4:33 pm EST

Blue Jays 4 Pirates 1 Quick recap. Pitchers: Marcus Stroman went 1.2 innings, 2 hits, 1 strikeout, allowing an unearned run. Munenori Kawasaki made a throwing error from third that cost Marcus. Todd Redmond (5 total pitches) and Scott Barnes each pitched a clean inning. Matt Albers, Scott Barnes and...

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More on the Blue Jays first spring game

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Published: Mar 4, 2015, 11:57 am EST

It is important not to read too much into one game, especially the first game of spring training, but let's do it anyway. Just a few quick takeaways from yesterday's game: The second base competition: Maicer Izturis had a single and drove in a couple of runs. He made a...

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Reviewing the 2014 Bluebird Banter Top Prospect List

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Published: Mar 4, 2015, 8:04 am EST

I thought it would be interesting to look at what happened to the guys that were on last year's Bluebird Banter 40-man prospect list. Well, likely it is only interesting to me, but since I'm doing it, I'm going to share it with you. I also think it would be...

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Jays lose first spring game

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Published: Mar 3, 2015, 4:42 pm EST

I'm just happy to have baseball back, don't care who wins today. Pirates 8 Blue Jays 7 Not what we hoped to see from Aaron Sanchez. A strike not called and an error, set up a three run inning against Sanchez. Aaron got two quick outs, a line drive hit...

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GameThread for Blue Jays first spring game of 2015

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Published: Mar 3, 2015, 12:44 pm EST

Yay! Baseball! It may be a frosty -15 in Calgary this morning, but we have the first sign of spring. Baseball. And it is on Sportsnet. Also, with the first game of the season becomes a reminder to me that I need to find a sucker an eager volunteer to...

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Monday Bantering: Blue Jays links

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Published: Mar 2, 2015, 2:28 pm EST

Here are some links for your Monday. Mike Petriello, at FanGraphs, notes that the Blue Jays could do something that has never been done before: Go through a season without a starting pitcher between the ages of 25-35. Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey are over 35. Drew Hutchison, Marcus Stroman, Aaron...

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Poll Time: What was John Gibbon's worst move of 2014?

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Published: Mar 2, 2015, 8:13 am EST

John Lott has an article up with John Gibbons talking about his 'worst move' of 2014: Viciedo, just signed to a minor-league deal, was playing for the White Sox last June 28 when Gibbons summoned Dustin McGowan from the bullpen with two men on base. McGowan gave up a prodigious three-run...

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