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Why this site?

We love the Toronto Blue Jays, and we're inclined to obsess a bit about Jays content. Sifting through hundreds af articles in our feed readers searching out Blue Jays content became a chore. Aside from being wildly inconsistent from site to site, feeds are too often polluted with redundent filler. Sometimes we just want to read about the Jays, check and see if there is new news or analysis, and then move on to the rest of MLB.

We wanted to read the original articles by local writers, the bloggers' reactions and then see the video and photos of what we were reading about. We didn't want to read every FanGraphs article (even though we should), but wanted to know if there was a new one about the Jays. We wanted to know the authors of the content we were about to read. We wanted to know if we missed something.

We wanted to do all of this without having to sift through all of the irrelevant content. So you won't find any Associated Press/Canadian Press duplicate content (often published with different titles at different publications). No Ken Fidlin articles about the CFL. No non-Jays content. Just original Blue Jays content from the original source.

So after some attempts with the wonderful Yahoo! Pipes, we decided to just make it ourselves.

Why does the item say "Unknown" for the author even though the original story has an author?

There can be a few reasons for this. The sources being monitored by Blue Jays Aggregator vary greatly. Many do not contain author information. If we cannot confirm the author, but we know the content is relevant and unique (through other factors), the item is added with an author of Unknown.

Will you add my Blue Jays blog?

We might. We're always looking for quality Blue Jays content, but we're pretty picky. We'll consider adding a blog if it has

(a) quality content

(b) is regularily updated (not necessarily often, but that helps)

(c) it's over one year old

Unfortunately, blogs all too often start out with incredible energy that dissipates or disappears over time.

If you have (or know of) a blog that fits the above description, send us an email and let us know.

We're much more likely to add you to our Blue Jays Blog Activity Meter. We already have over 40 blogs there displayed in order of how active they are. We personally use this page a lot, since it shows any posts from the previous 48 hours, and often pick news blogs for the main site from this list.

Where do you get your statistics and other historical data?

We get the majority of non-news data from,, Baseball America, Baseball Reference and Retrosheet. These are indespensible sites for any baseball fan.

Blue Jays Aggregator indexes my blog, but some of the info or graphics are out-of-date. When will you update?

Short Answer... As soon as we notice, and find some time. With so many sites indexed, some minor changes slip through the cracks. Please email us if you notice incorrect or outdated info. We can usually have things updated within a day or so.

How does filtering work?

The main page (, or Everything in the main menu, is structured to give you a good sense of the current Toronto Blue Jays news by just scrolling down the first page. We take steps to assure an accurate representation of the current news landscape on the main page by filtering out certin content.

The following are filtered:

· Blogs (some, so many indexed)

· Fantasy (all)

· MiLB (some)

· Radio (all, find these in the sidebar)

· Video (some, they can come in bunches)

As far as blogs go, I wanted to add as many entrenched and active Blue Jays blogs as possible to Blue Jays Aggregator. They provide excellent commentary and research, but with 20+ blogs indexed, they can take over the front page.

No disrespect intended to the sources limited on the front page. Note that ALL category pages are unfiltered.

You index by blog/site, why are some posts missing?

We apply the same scrutiny to the blogs as we do the other sources. If the Aggregator sees an entry that it cannot recognize as Blue Jays content it will not be added.

We try to catch everything that slips through the cracks (some are held until they are confirmed by a human), but if we've missed something please let us know.

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