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What pushed the Toronto Blue Jays to the AL East title?

We all the know the story by now. The Toronto Blue Jays were hovering around .500 at the trade deadline, with another mediocre season on the horizon. The Jays had talent, but needed an extra boost to really propel them into true contenders. General manager Alex Anthopoulos knew that, and delivered, bringing in an impressive mix of stars and veterans to help the club, with the...
Via The Outside Corner
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays And Dodgers Favored To Meet In Fall Classic

According to the website, the Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers are the likeliest opponents in this year's World Series. The Blue Jays are 11 to 5 favorites to take the American League crown, while the "Bums" of Chavez Ravine are favored (by 3 to 1) to take the gonfalon in the Senior Circuit. Post-season contests begin tomorrow—with the annual Yankee...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking back at Mark Buehrle's quietly efficient career

Mark Buehrle’s last career start may not have gone as planned, but the 36-year-old has capped off another solid season to end his impressive career. Today was Mark Buehrle's 493rd career start, and it's the 1st time he didn't finish the 1st inning. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 4, 2015   Buehrle quietly announced this week the 2015 season would...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trying to get Mark Buehrle to 200 innings didn’t work so well

What seemed like a nice gesture and a form of tribute to Mark Buehrle’s long career turned into something of an embarrassment, and perhaps a questionable decision by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Buehrle was given the start in Toronto’s regular season finale versus the Rays, with the idea that the left-hander would pitch two innings and crack 200 innings for the 15th consecutive...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

The Toronto Blue Jays will be facing some very good pitchers once the playoffs get underway. They'll get an early start on that Saturday night when they oppose Tampa Bay Rays ace Chris Archer. With home-field advantage still undetermined, the AL East champion Blue Jays look to take a step closer to that and get the best of Archer for the second time in a week. Having already clinched...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays begin final series with loss to Blue Jays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Troy Tulowitzki doubled and singled in his return to the Toronto lineup after missing three weeks with injuries, and the AL East champion Blue Jays rallied past the Tampa Bay Rays 8-4 Friday night. Tulowitzki went 2 for 5 and scored a run. Earlier in the day, the star shortstop homered and doubled twice in a simulated game against Toronto minor league...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto and the Postseason Crapshoot

Let’s just be real here and leave the analysis aside for a moment: it’s difficult to picture the Blue Jays losing. They got smoked yesterday, but only after clinching their division, so their lineup was missing its starters. That can be forgiven. Their overall run differential is better than second place by nearly 100. They have baseball’s best record since the All-Star break...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Already annoying Munenori Kawasaki got Long Duck Dong drunk

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki partied a little too hard after the team clinched the division. Can't handle a cigar, couldn't handle his liquor either. Munenori Kawasaki is feeling pretty good right now @SNBarryDavis #BlueJays #BushParty— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) October 1, 2015[Matt Birch]Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like...
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Munenori Kawasaki too drunk for English questions

It has been a magical year for the Toronto Blue Jays. The team clinched their first division title since 1993 and is peaking at the right time heading into the postseason. The Jays demolished the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday 15-2 and won the AL East title. With a record of 92-66, the team has a great chance to have home-field advantage leading up to the World Series. Players...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Monthly Breakdown: April

Devon Travis was the Blue Jays best rookie and best player for the month of April. Over the next several days before the Toronto Blue Jays return to the post-season for the first time in 22 years, I am going to rewind the clock to Opening Day and begin a month-by-month breakdown of how the Blue Jays season has evolved from a team with potential to the team with the best record...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three unlikely players key to the Toronto Blue Jays’ success

The Toronto Blue Jays sit atop the American League with a 91-65 record largely thanks to the contributions of star players like Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, and David Price. While those players have made the biggest contributions, there are three unlikely players in particular who’s breakout seasons have helped catapult the club to the top of the standings. Marco Estrada I personally...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Stroman to do 'everything in my power' to keep Price

Sometimes, just a little isn't enough.Since trading for David Price at the trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays have been reenergized, giving them their much-needed ace.The only downside is that Price's contract expires at the end of this season. He will likely enter the free agent market seeking a $200 million deal, similar to what Max Scherzer received prior to 2015 with the Washington...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki’s return will propel the Blue Jays to the World Series

The Toronto Blue Jays will be competing in the playoffs for the first time since 1993 when they defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the World Series in historic fashion. The probable AL East champions are destined to make a deep playoff run, if not make it back to the World Series. A bulk of the credit has to go to GM Alex Anthopoulos, who made some blockbuster trades at the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s Water Jug Celebration Fails When He Dumps It On Himself (Video)

Ben Revere’s intentions were good. His execution, however, was a little more suspect. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder was in the mood to celebrate Sunday afternoon and for good reason. The Blue Jays walked off for yet another win against the Tampa Bay Rays, setting off a wild celebration inside Rogers Centre. Revere figured he’d do his part by bringing the water cooler to the...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The End is Inevitable for the Toronto Blue Jays

When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, they effectively thrust their name into the American League conversation. As they reeled off a 22-6 record in the month of August, they became favorites. As they continue to remain red hot on the back of a four game winning streak and a three game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, resulting in a four game cushion on...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Does Kevin Pillar Have to Do to Stay an MLB Regular?

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar has carved out quite a niche in the hearts of the team’s fans. Pillar has held down Centerfield more than adequately this year, and has played perhaps the most spectacular defence in the league there outside of Tampa’s Kevin Kiermaier.  And while he has had an up and down season at the plate, he had a torrid (.365/.380/.531) June, and drove...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch playoff berth, end 22-year drought on technicality

The Toronto Blue Jays are headed to the playoffs for the first time in 22 years, but you might be able to find some guys on the team who don’t know it yet.   The Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Friday and went into Saturday’s game with a magic number of one, or so it seemed.  But the schedules of a few other teams showed that Toronto already had punched its ticket to...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Views From The #6 Marcus Stroman

Blue Jays’ Pitcher Marcus Stroman With the hype following the Toronto Blue Jays’ trade deadline acquisition of superstar ace David Price, many around baseball soon disregarded a highly-valued pitching prospect already existing within the Blue Jays’ organization. That’s right baseball fans. The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t merely have Daniel Norris in their prized possession...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Yankees Saw a Different Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman isn’t David Price. Maybe, if Stroman had been healthy all year, the Jays wouldn’t have gotten Price at the deadline, so Stroman would be their No. 1, but that isn’t how things went, so Price is No. 1, and Stroman’s looking to be No. 2. Stroman himself would happily concede that Price is on another level, but then, just about every World Series-winning team...
Via Fangraphs
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Latest Edition of David Price

The Blue Jays acquired David Price expecting him to be an ace, and to this point he’s been exactly as advertised. While teams elsewhere are struggling to straighten out their deadline acquisitions, Price has allowed just 15 runs in 10 starts with Toronto. His surface numbers are terrific, and his more advanced numbers are terrific, and when everything agrees that a guy is terrific...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Price Right For Blue Jays Now, But What About 2016 & Beyond?

I want the old David Price back. What happened to him? What happened to the guy who couldn't get the Yankees out? I want him back. Now! Okay, I feel better now. I'm slowly accepting the fact that that guy is gone. Probably forever. It shouldn't be this difficult to accept, however. After all, the Yankees haven't beaten him since he first appeared in a Blue Jays uniform, after...
Via Lady At The Bat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

AL East division race: Toronto leads with two weeks left

After dominating the past dominating the opposition for the past month and a half, the Toronto Blue Jays have started to show some chinks in their armor. For the second straight week they lost three games, going a combined 3-3 against Atlanta and Boston, two teams who are in jeopardy of finishing last in their respective divisions. This failure to beat these weaker teams has left...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Blue Jays built the most powerful team in baseball

    The Toronto Blue Jays were once the premier team in baseball. From 1985-1993 the Jays reached the ALCS five teams. They won the World Series in back-to-back seasons from ’92-’93. They had sluggers and Cy Young candidates, and winning over 90 games was not an aspiration, but rather an expectation. Since then, things have been much different. The Jays have not won more...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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