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about 1 year ago
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First Berrios, now Kikuchi. Jays starters are steaming about manager’s quick hook. Hard to blame ...

There was no doubting Kikuchi’s surprise, then anger when manager John Schneider called for a pitching change with tw...

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about 1 year ago
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When it comes to pitching and injuries, the Jays can be hard to trust. Maybe a six-man rotation w...

Chris Bassitt delivers on short notice vs. D-Backs, but John Schneider’s mound management remains an issue. And can J...

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about 1 year ago
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Homer derby king Vlad Guerrero Jr. goes deep in Jays’ post-break win over D-Backs

Guerrero had a four-bagger, a hard single and two runs scored in Friday night’s opener of a six-game homestand at the...

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about 1 year ago
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The Jays-Diamondbacks trade hurt Lourdes Gurriel Jr. But no hard feelings

Jays manager John Schneider described the return of Gurriel for Friday’s series opener, and Daulton Varsho greeting h...

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about 1 year ago
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Inside the Alek Manoah meltdown: How the Blue Jays lost an ace and used ‘the lab’ to get him back

Stepping off the field and into the lab of their player development complex gave the Blue Jays the answers their stru...

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about 1 year ago
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Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. rules all-star home run derby — maybe the launch of a better second half

First Jay to take homer crown knocks out Mookie Betts and Seattle favourite Julio Rodriguez before edging Randy Aroza...

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about 1 year ago
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Jays add fallen prospects Juaron Watts-Brown, Landen Maroudis on day two of MLB draft

Limited by the fifth-smallest bonus pool, the Jays picked touted right-handers Juaron Watts-Brown and Landen Maroudis...

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about 1 year ago
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How Blue Jays studio host Jamie Campbell found peace — in his work, his life and his cancer diagn...

There’s side effects that come with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and there’s ongoing treatment. But cancer also made...

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about 1 year ago
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Five unheralded Blue Jays players who’ve helped keep them in the playoff picture

Beyond the obvious top performers, there have been some under-the-radar players who exceeded expectations and helped ...

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about 1 year ago
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The Jays are at their best when George Springer takes the lead. Only Rickey Henderson did it better

Springer opened Sunday’s 12-1 win over the A’s with his 55th career leadoff homer, second only to Hall of Famer Ricke...

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about 1 year ago
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The Jays needed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to break out — and smile. Like his homers, it goes a long way

Guerrero has never lacked for confidence. But every homer — now on back-to-back days after Saturday’s win over Oaklan...

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about 1 year ago
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Jays fall to lowly A’s despite Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s first home blast of the season

The Oakland A’s arrived at the Rogers Centre having scored the fewest runs in the majors while surrendering the most ...

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about 1 year ago
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Short-handed Jays rotation is close to the breaking point. They’ll need help in the second half

There’s a lot riding on the possible return of Alek Manoah and Hyun-Jin Ryu after the all-star break. Or reinforcemen...

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about 1 year ago
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‘We’re trying.’ Jays boot six-run lead and lose in Texas. Maybe they didn’t learn from last year ...

Some of the faces are different, but the Jays are still making a lot of the same mistakes that cost them a shot at a ...

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about 1 year ago
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The Jays believe in their slumping hitters. But there are two flaws in that faith

The lack of production by what was expected to be one of MLB’s best lineups has forced the coaching staff to be more ...

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about 1 year ago
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Danny Jansen blast just enough for Jays in Texas series opener

Friday night’s win over the Rangers moved the Jays to within half a game of the Yankees and Astros for a wild-card spot.

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about 1 year ago
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Marcus Semien is playing like a Blue Jay again. Only for the Rangers

The Texas second baseman has re-established himself as one of the game’s top players, for a first-place team that has...

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about 1 year ago
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The least in the East? Blue Jays dominate outside their division … but inside?

Jays look to be playing for a wild-card spot with the AL East crown likely out of reach.

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about 1 year ago
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Injury to Brandon Belt an ominous sign for Blue Jays offence

His departure will require others to step up. Bo Bichette is giving everything he can at the plate, but elsewhere the...

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over 1 year ago
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Jays snap Rays’ record-tying streak on big night for Bo Bichette

Bichette goes 5 for 5, including career hit No. 500. The Rays were 13-0 before arriving at the Rogers Centre on Frida...

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over 1 year ago
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Blue Jays face toughest test yet in red-hot Rays

Tampa Bay rolls into town Friday night riding a perfect 13-0 start, tied for the longest unbeaten streak to open a se...

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over 1 year ago
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‘Such a rush.’ Kevin Kiermaier steals the show in Jays home opener win

The Jays’ centre-fielder robbed the Tigers of a home run and launched one himself in Tuesday night’s homer-fuelled vi...

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over 1 year ago
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Early Blue Jays takeaways: Enough with the excuses for Jose Berrios

Here’s a closer look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the Jays’ opening stretch and what it might mean for thei...

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over 1 year ago
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Homers fly in Jays’ win over Royals

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Matt Chapman and Cavan Biggio go deep in series finale in Kansas City.

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over 1 year ago
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Alek Manoah rebounds, Vlad Guerrero Jr. launches first homer and Jays shut out Royals

Manoah worked seven shutout, if not entirely tidy, innings in Kansas City after rough season debut in opener.

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over 1 year ago
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It’s easy to be a fan of MLB’s rule changes

Games are faster, stolen base attempts are up and more batted balls are finding holes. MLB’s changes have already bro...

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over 1 year ago
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Jays starter Chris Bassitt ‘at a loss for words’ after getting battered by Cardinals

Key off-season acquisition gives up career-high nine earned runs in his first start with Toronto.

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over 1 year ago
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‘He was trying to do too much.’ Blue Jay Daulton Varsho cleans up spring mess with assist from Ge...

The return in the Jays’ biggest off-season trade admits he was pressing in spring training, and the results showed it...

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over 1 year ago
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Blue Jays prospect watch: Ricky Tiedemann, Addison Barger lead middle-of-the-pack minor-league sy...

After graduating a slew of top prospects to the majors and trading others away to upgrade the big-league roster, a dr...

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over 1 year ago
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Jays hit the mark in wild opening win over Cardinals. It’s a start

On a bad day for pitching at Busch Stadium, the Jays showed signs of a renewed commitment to the fundamentals that ev...

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over 1 year ago
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Meet your 2023 Toronto Blue Jays: A player-by-player look at the 26-man roster

A closer look at the roster the Jays will be using when their season gets underway on Thursday afternoon in St. Louis...

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over 1 year ago
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The Jays’ road to the World Series is wide open if they play it smarter. That movie script needed...

Forget the silly marketing ploys, #NextLevel or #LoveThisTeam. The refrain in the clubhouse this spring was to never ...

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over 1 year ago
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Blue Jays season predictions: Kevin Gausman for Cy Young and a new role for Nate Pearson

Gregor Chisholm and Mike Wilner answered five roundtable questions and gave us their MLB award and playoff predictions.

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over 1 year ago
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Blue Jays’ pitching fortunes could hinge on Jose Berrios

If Toronto’s starting rotation thrives this season it will probably be at least in part because of Berrios’s re-emerg...

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over 1 year ago
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Blue Jay Cavan Biggio is an all-rounder, and a survivor

There’s more competition for Blue Jays roster spots this year. Biggio says he’s ready to make the most of the uber-ut...

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over 1 year ago
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‘Last year has passed away.’ Blue Jay José Berríos tries to move on after lost season and lousy WBC

The Jays handed Berríos a $131-million (U.S.) contract extension and have been trying to fix him for the better part ...

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over 1 year ago
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Alek Manoah in mid-season roar as Blue Jays pay spring visit to the Trop

The Jays’ potential opening day starter worked six inning against the Rays on Sunday. They talked him out of a seventh.

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over 1 year ago
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Daulton Varsho catches on quickly to the new Jays way. Quite the bunter, too

The versatile Jays centre-fielder, acquired from Arizona for a hefty haul, can also catch if needed will add power, s...

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over 1 year ago
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Puerto Rican adventure was an eye-opener for Bowden Francis, who might make the Blue Jays bullpen

The tall righty from Tallahassee, acquired in the Rowdy Tellez trade, spent last year at Triple-A Buffalo and is in J...

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