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Blue Jays notebook: ‘I’ve never seen such an improvement,’ Gibbons said of Alford

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Mar 18, 2017, 5:51 pm EDT

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Anthony Alford endured an exasperating season in 2016, and his final slash line – .236/.344/.378 – might lead a casual fan to conclude that his career had stalled. Such was not the case, given that injuries marred the first...

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S1E07 - Mayza Lazers

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PUBLISHED: Mar 16, 2017, 8:16 am EDT

Host Blake Murphy is joined by Israel Fehr to discuss Canada's performance at the WBC, the health of Josh Donaldson, the bullpen battle, and more. If you have any suggestions, requests, or feedback for the podcast in the coming weeks, feel free...

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S1E06 - A Red Bull-chugging infielder by any other name

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PUBLISHED: Mar 9, 2017, 7:56 am EST

Host Blake Murphy is joined by Andrew Stoeten to discuss the WBC, Devon Travis' injury, potential interest in Brett Lawrie, that dastardly turncoat Roy Halladay, and more. If you have any suggestions, requests, or feedback for the podcast in the coming weeks,...

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Into the woods: How Lourdes Gurriel Jr. escaped on his zig-zag journey from Cuba to the Blue Jays

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Mar 6, 2017, 6:00 am EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. – On the far aisle in the clubhouse, the first two lockers belong to Kendrys Morales and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. It is a logical juxtaposition. They are new to the Toronto Blue Jays, but not to each other. They first...

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S1E05 - 3 pitching coaches in a trench coat

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PUBLISHED: Mar 2, 2017, 9:44 am EST

Host Blake Murphy is joined by Jonah Birenbaum to discuss early spring returns, Kevin Pillar as a lead-off hitter, how the bullpen figures to shake down, and much more. If you have any suggestions, requests, or feedback for the podcast in the...

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Blue Jays’ Russ Martin will represent Canada as a coach, but he’ll be one of the boys

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Feb 25, 2017, 10:00 am EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Coaches have their own quarters, separate from the players’ clubhouse. But when Team Canada convenes for the World Baseball Classic, one of its coaches plans to hang with the players. That would be Blue Jays catcher Russ Martin, who...

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After two standout seasons, Blue Jays’ Roberto Osuna wants to ‘throw harder this year’

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Feb 24, 2017, 10:06 am EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. – This spring, Roberto Osuna looks a little different. No, not just the new braces on his teeth. He seems a little wider in the shoulders, a tad more muscular in his upper body. He sounds puzzled when asked if...

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Enigmatic Blue Jays outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. yearns for daily duty in 2017

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Feb 23, 2017, 11:15 am EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. – It was a lost line in a long scrum. Last Saturday, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins met the Toronto media for the first time in spring training and spent much of the session talking about Justin Smoak playing...

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‘For me, it’s just unnecessary:’ New no-pitch walk rule sends Blue Jays’ Russell Martin on rant

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Feb 22, 2017, 6:08 pm EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Rob Manfred and the players’ union brass might not agree, but that was a glorious rant that Russell Martin unleashed on Wednesday morning. The veteran Blue Jays catcher was in fine form as he mocked the rule implementing a...

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In Blue Jays’ bullpen battle, Aaron Loup, Gavin Floyd hope to erase traces of 2016

By John Lott

PUBLISHED: Feb 22, 2017, 9:44 am EST

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Like countless pitchers before them, Aaron Loup and Gavin Floyd found themselves walking a tightrope last year. Then they slipped. Too soon, Loup tried to come back from the first injury of his career. Too late, Floyd realized the difference...

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