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View from the Couch: Blue Jays Wishes and Resolutions

By Ty Norton

Published: Dec 13, 2012, 7:26 pm EST

We are in the season where children provide their Christmas “wish list” and adults make resolutions for the New Year and also make “wish lists.” With that being said, lets take a sneak peek on what may be on your favourite Jays “wish list” and what their resolution may be.  Mark Buehrle Wish: A seamless [...]

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Toronto: Come Play With Us!

By Ty Norton

Published: Nov 8, 2012, 10:09 pm EST

With free agency opening and Blue Jays already making two transactions today, trading for reliever Jeremy Jeffress from Kansas city and signing Macier Izturis to a 3 year deal, it got me thinking: from a free agent point of view, what are the draws and drawbacks of signing with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Pros: -       [...]

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Blue Jays Wish List: 2013 Edition

By Ty Norton

Published: Nov 1, 2012, 9:52 pm EDT

With what could be described as a “eventful” 2012 season for the Jays, from injuries to controversies to the Manager being traded, focus is now turning to 2013 in what the team has been saying all along as “the year we contend for the playoffs.” But before we get to caught up on what the [...]

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Who is in Left in 2013?

By Ty Norton

Published: Sep 17, 2012, 6:19 pm EDT

Leftfield for the Toronto Blue Jays has been a revolving door for years.  Names like Reed Johnson, Ben Francisco, Gabe Gross, and Shannon Stewart have occupied the position. This year, the big battle in camp was between Travis Snider and Eric Thames for the starting position. Thames initially won, but was sent down for poor [...]

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Managerial Heat

By Ty Norton

Published: Sep 6, 2012, 4:49 pm EDT

A quick glance at the upcoming series between the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox and it looks like a boring series between two teams fighting for fourth place in the American League East. But if you dig a little deeper, there is a sub-plot involving managers on both sides that the media will [...]

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Blog Days Of Summer

By Ty Norton

Published: Aug 29, 2012, 4:28 pm EDT

The “dog days of summer” in baseball terms is the period between the All-Star Game and September first.  It is a time where teams are in the middle portion of their schedule, where the season grinds on, and teams become contenders or pretenders. Unfortunately for the Toronto Blue Jays, they are once again pretenders. A [...]

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Bullpen: A Revolving Door

By Ty Norton

Published: Aug 14, 2012, 4:47 pm EDT

Coming into this year, the bullpen was once again supposed to be one of the strengths of the Blue Jays, but injuries and trades have forced the team to call-up and send down relievers on a weekly if not sometimes daily basis. Below is the list of relievers who started the season with the Jays [...]

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Positional Shuffle?

By Ty Norton

Published: Aug 6, 2012, 10:05 am EDT

With the rash of injuries that continue to hit the Blue Jays, it has given some prospects their first taste of Major League Baseball. One of them who has benefitted is highly touted shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who was called up due to the injury of Brett Lawrie. “Hech” has been playing third while Lawrie is [...]

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A View from the Couch: Who Gets The Call?

By Ty Norton

Published: Jul 25, 2012, 5:26 pm EDT

With the Blue Jays in the middle of the wild-card race, what we as fans have to remember is that if this team gets a wild-card spot, there is no best-of-five right away. There is a one-game playoff. With that being said, looking at the starting rotation, I break down each pitcher’s pros and cons [...] ...

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A View from the Couch: All Time Favourites – A.L. West

By Ty Norton

Published: Jun 28, 2012, 9:28 am EDT

In part three of six, I look at my favourite players all-time from teams who reside in the American League West ...

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