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  1. Springtime Storylines: Are the Blue Jays doomed by baseball’s toughest division?

    Mar 29, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2011 season. Next up: New manager John Farrell’s tall order in Toronto. The Big Question: Are the Blue Jays doomed by baseball’s toughest division? Toronto has won…

  2. Jake Fox has an MLB-high seven homers, but do spring stats really matter?

    Mar 18, 2011, 11:50 AM EDT

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    Yesterday my Twitter feed lit up with Orioles writers marveling at Jake Fox hitting his sixth and seventh homers of the spring, which is good for the MLB lead and suddenly makes his chances of cracking the Opening Day roster a popular topic. While no doubt impressed by the power display, manager Buck Showalter explained…

  3. Indians finalize one-year, $1 million deal with Orlando Cabrera

    Feb 16, 2011, 2:48 PM EDT

    Orlando Cabrera, Jayson Werth

    It took nearly a week to go from reported as done to officially done, but the Indians have finally announced their one-year deal with Orlando Cabrera. He’ll get $1 million in guaranteed money, plus various incentives, and will compete for the starting job at second base with Jason Donald and Luis Valbuena. I’ve seen quite…

  4. Diving into the depths: Toronto Blue Jays

    Jan 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Rotation 1. Ricky Romero 2. Brandon Morrow 3. Brett Cecil 4. Kyle Drabek 5. Mark Rzepczynski 6. Jesse Litsch 7. Dustin McGowan 8. Scott Richmond 9. Brad Mills 10. Zach Stewart 11. Robert Ray 12. Jo-Jo Reyes 13.…

  5. The Blue Jays have next to nothing in payroll obligations for 2012

    Jan 22, 2011, 11:10 AM EDT

    Alex Anthopoulos

    Some teams have all the luck. Just a couple of years ago, the Blue Jays were stuck with massive commitments to both Alex Rios and Vernon Wells. But thanks to some old fashioned generosity by White Sox general manager Ken Williams and Angels general manager Tony Reagins, the Blue Jays don’t have to worry about…

  6. Report: Brewers to acquire Shaun Marcum from Jays

    Dec 5, 2010, 9:09 PM EDT

    Shaun Marcum

    Update: The Jays are expected to acquire 2008 first-round pick Brett Lawrie in return for Marcum. Lawrie, a 20-year-old second baseman, hit .285/.346/.449 as one of the youngest players in the Southern League last year. The Brewers’ No. 1 prospect, he’ll be a candidate to push Aaron Hill to third base in 2012, or he…

  7. Jays and Uggla seem an unlikely match

    Nov 14, 2010, 4:57 PM EDT

    Dan Uggla

    Not to say it couldn’t work out.   But Buster Olney’s report that the Jays, according to rival executives, have emerged as the favorites to acquire Dan Uggla strikes an odd chord. The Jays not only led the majors in homers last season, but they did it with a total nearly 20 percent greater than any…

  8. Francisco Liriano and Tim Hudson win Comeback Player of the Year awards

    Oct 5, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    MLB announced this afternoon that Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano and Braves right-hander Tim Hudson have won the Comeback Player of the Year awards for their respective leagues. Liriano struggled last year in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery, going 5-13 with a 5.80 ERA, but was one of baseball’s best starters this…

  9. Papelbon blows another one: Sox lose to the Jays, 6-5

    Aug 12, 2010, 4:01 PM EDT

    Jonathan Papelbon doesn’t lead the league in blown saves. But for some reason, it always feels like a bigger deal when he blows one than when someone else does. And he blew another one today, giving Toronto a victory over Boston. John Lackey was cruising throughout most of the game. He had thrown only around…

  10. Morrow loses no-hitter in ninth inning against Rays

    Aug 8, 2010, 3:34 PM EDT

    Brandon Morrow struck out 17 Rays batters this afternoon in Toronto and came within one out of a no-hitter. He threw 137 pitches — 97 of which were strikes.

  11. Lots of history in today's Rays-Blue Jays game

    Aug 7, 2010, 5:11 PM EDT

    Some good, some bad. I’m gonna throw you for a loop and start with the bad. James Shields tied a modern day major league record by giving up six home runs in this afternoon’s 17-11 loss to the Blue Jays. Shields is the eighth pitcher since 1920 to do it and the first since R.A.…

  12. Rumor: Giants, Jays, Dbacks talk three-way trade

    Jul 31, 2010, 3:42 PM EDT

    And that’s all we know. FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi says San Francisco, Toronto and Arizona have discussed a three-way deal, but he has no additional details for us. It’s well known that the Giants have interest in both Jose Bautista and Scott Downs from Toronto. But I’m struggling to see how the Diamondbacks fit in…

  13. Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings

    Jul 12, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    The Yankees display the rare “Three-Man High-Butt” in this photo. Why are they so happy?

  14. The Week Ahead: Moment of truth for Blue Jays

    May 30, 2010, 10:18 PM EDT

    The Yankees, Red Sox, and perhaps, the Rays. That was the common thinking on how the AL East race would go entering the season. The Toronto Blue Jays didn’t listen to those projections and enter the week at 30-22. They’re only in third place and 4 1/2 games back. But their record would be good enough…

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday's Scores and Highlights

    May 26, 2010, 5:51 AM EDT

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: In light the Phillies’ struggles against Tim Wakefied and R.A. Dickey (6 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 7K), the Mets are rumored to have offered contracts to Charlie Hough and Steve Sparks, the Braves are trying to persuade Phil Niekro to come out of retirement , the Nationals have been in…

  16. Springtime Storylines: Is anyone gonna want to watch the Blue Jays this year?

    Mar 25, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Between now and Opening Day, HBT will take a look at each of the 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2010 season.  Ah, the Blue Jays. The lambs to the AL East slaughter . . . The big question: Is anyone gonna want to…

  17. 2010 projected leaders: Second baseman OPS

    Feb 22, 2010, 5:55 PM EDT

    Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards. 1. Chase Utley – 899 2. Robinson Cano – 860 3. Ian Kinsler – 846 4. Dustin Pedroia – 845 5. Ben Zobrist – 828 6. Dan Uggla – 822 7. Aaron Hill – 816 8. Howie Kendrick –…

  18. Diving into the depths: Toronto Blue Jays

    Jan 18, 2010, 7:32 PM EDT

    This is part of a 30-article series looking at each team’s depth chart headed into spring training. Toronto Blue Jays Rotation 1. Shaun Marcum 2. Ricky Romero 3. Brandon Morrow 4. Mark Rzepczynski 5. Brett Cecil 6. Scott Richmond 7. Brian Tallet 8. David Purcey 9. Dustin McGowan 10. Robert Ray 11. Brad Mills 12.…

  19. Jays offense to suffer in wake of Gonzalez signing

    Nov 26, 2009, 2:14 PM EDT

    The Blue Jays are being aggressive early in their bid to hold on to fourth place in the AL East. One day after re-signing backup John McDonald for $3 milion over two years, GM Alex Anthopoulos nabbed Alex Gonzalez to start at shortstop, guaranteeing him $2.75 million. It’s a very, very good start for my…

  20. If Mariners are done with Lopez, suitors should be plentiful

    Nov 24, 2009, 4:29 PM EDT

    It’s been suspected by some, but never phrased so strongly. Seattle Times writer Geoff Baker — our most trusted Mariners news source — wrote Tuesday that he “seriously doubts” second baseman Jose Lopez will still be a Mariner by the start of spring training. No legitimate Lopez rumors have sprung up yet, with the little…

  21. My ballot: American League MVP

    Nov 23, 2009, 11:40 AM EDT

    Later today the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce their choice for AL MVP, but first here’s how my ballot would look: 1. Joe Mauer, Minnesota 2. Derek Jeter, New York 3. Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay 4. Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay 5. Zack Greinke, Kansas City 6. Mark Teixeira, New York 7. Miguel Cabrera,…

  22. Free Agency Preview: Second base

    Nov 14, 2009, 7:27 PM EDT

    Free Agency Preview – Catcher Free Agency Preview – First base & DH This is part three in a series of columns looking at this winter’s free agents, trade candidates and non-tender possibilities. I’ll be making predictions for the key free agents, but try not to take them too awfully seriously. Here are the second…

  23. Shin-Soo Choo gets boned, and other thoughts on the Silver Slugger Awards

    Nov 13, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT

    The Silver Slugger Awards were announced last night. Like the Gold Gloves, the Silver Slugger is voted on by managers and coaches and stuff. Which makes little damn sense. We’ve long been in a world where offensive contributions can be quantified objectively — especially compared to defense — so why there’s a vote involved is…

  24. 2009's best 'comeback' seasons

    Oct 4, 2009, 8:09 PM EDT

    Because everyone likes a good comeback story. Chris Carpenter: After being sidelined for much of the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery, Chris Carpenter has not only become a near-lock as the NL Comeback Player of the Year, but he could be in line for his second Cy Young, as well. Carpenter finished the…

  25. Just take your base, Jorge

    Sep 16, 2009, 2:36 AM EDT

    Take your base Jorge. Just take your base. That’s what you do when a pitcher throws a pitch behind you. A pitcher on a team that is not going to come anywhere near sniffing the playoffs. Yes, Jesse Carlson threw that ball near your backside on purpose (somehow he missed). He was trying to hit…

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