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Blue Jays Rumor of the Day: Cole Hamels

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Published: Nov 26, 2014, 7:56 am EST

My feelings about rumor season bounce back and forth between 'hey that's interesting' and 'man, this is getting tiresome'. But..... Jayson Stark, at ESPN.com, gives us this morning's rumor, telling us that the Phillies have finally figured out that they should be in rebuilding mode and they they are shopping...

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Scouting Report on Russell Martin from Charlie Wilmoth of Bucs Dugout

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Published: Nov 25, 2014, 9:56 am EST

I asked Charlie Wilmoth, from Bucs Dugout, SB Nation's Pittsburgh Pirates blog, for a scouting report on new Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin. This is what he had to say: I don't have any grand insights beyond what you've likely already read. The variables here are clear. Martin's BABIP in 2014...

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Blue Jays discussing Jay Bruce?

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Published: Nov 25, 2014, 8:00 am EST

Jon Morosi kicked the Blue Jays fan ant hill again with this tweet: Blue Jays are, however, working to add a left-handed bat to their lineup. One name they are talking about: Jay Bruce. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 25, 2014 Bruce would be a buy low target. He had...

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Yasmany Tomas and the Blue Jays: BBB Staff Free Agent Picks

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Published: Nov 24, 2014, 4:09 pm EST

Since I keep being told that we have too many Dominicans, maybe it is time for a Cuban? We've been running our staff suggestions for Blue Jays free agent signings. You can see Noah's choice here, MjwW's here, Scott's here and Nick's here. So it's my turn (or more accurately I'm finally getting around...

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Monday Bantering: Blue Jays Rumors

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Published: Nov 24, 2014, 9:28 am EST

There are a couple of Blue Jays rumors out there. Susan Slusser, at SFGate.com, has a little bit that I hadn't heard before: According to two sources, the A's are getting calls about their left-handed hitters, including Jaso, who was recently cleared for all activity after missing the end of the...

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Greatest catch ever: Odell Beckham or Devon White?

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Published: Nov 24, 2014, 8:15 am EST

So Odell Beckham made a, you know, pretty good catch last night, and it is all over Twitter that it was the 'best catch ever' (let's see him do it without the sticky gloves). No honest it was just amazing. I'm sure you have seen it a few hundred times,...

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Question Time

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Published: Nov 23, 2014, 2:10 pm EST

Question Time: Which Blue Jay player turned out to be much better than you ever expected? The rumor mill is still grinding slowly, and likely will continue to for the  week leading up the American Thanksgiving weekend. Other than the Jays being out on Pablo Sandoval (and at a likely...

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Question time

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Published: Nov 21, 2014, 2:16 pm EST

Since the rumor mill has died down some, I thought we could just ask a question: Which player in Blue Jays history did you have the highest hopes for, but didn't live up to your expectations? For me, it would be Kyle Drabek. We picked up Kyle in the Roy...

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Blue Jays add Ryan Tepera to 40-man roster

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Published: Nov 20, 2014, 1:26 pm EST

I expected it to be Andy Burns, but Ryan Tepera is the one that was added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Ryan turned 27 at the start of November. He pitched out of the Buffalo Bisons' bullpen in 2014. He pitched in 51...

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Thursday Bantering: Blue Jays Rumors

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Published: Nov 20, 2014, 1:03 pm EST

There are Blue Jays rumors a plenty today. First, not a rumor, there will be a press conference at 2:00 Eastern introducing new Blue Jay Russell Martin. It will be on Sportsnet 1 and Sportsnet.ca and we'll have an open thread to for it. Jon Heyman tells us that Dioner...

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