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The Last Days of the Philosopher King

Wednesday night, as the final game of the Blue Jays-Mariners series rolled into the bottom of the 12th inning with both teams deadlocked at 1, and with the Blue Jays’ bullpen depleted of relievers, manager John Gibbons turned to an unlikely savior:  knuckleball starter R.A. 2,329 more words


Canadian Paxton stellar through seven innings as Mariners top Blue Jays

TORONTO — Canadian left-hander James Paxton struck out nine over seven innings and Seth Smith drove in the tiebreaking run in the fifth as the Seattle Mariners edged the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday. 450 more words


Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin out with sore left knee after falling in shower

TORONTO — An off-day trip to the health club knocked out Toronto catcher Russell Martin.

Feeling “woozy” following an extended spell in the sauna at his Toronto residence Thursday, Martin injured his left knee when he passed out and fell while taking a cold shower. 199 more words


Toronto Blue Jays head into all-star break on high with 6-1 win over Detroit Tigers

TORONTO – Josh Donaldson belted a three-run home run and Josh Thole drove in a pair as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Sunday afternoon. 148 more words


Blue Jays management willing to tinker with championship calibre roster

by Michael Hobson

Don’t get too comfortable Blue Jays players—at least those on the fringes. Ryan Tepera found that out. The Toronto reliever thought he had made the team, having been named to the opening day roster, but when an opportunity arose to add a quality left-handed reliever Tepera was sent to the minors before having an opportunity to throw one regular season pitch. 1,380 more words

The Fan View

Two Cards & Some Area Natives Released

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- It’s likely pitcher Steve Cishek and catcher Cody Stanley will not return to the St. Louis Cardinals for the 2016 season.

Wednesday was the deadline for Major League Baseball team to offer contracts to players or allow them to become free agents. 70 more words


The Knuckleball Effect -- on Russell Martin

From the Niekro brothers, to Tim Wakefield, and now to R.A. Dickey, baseball has had a prominent knuckleballer in the game dating back as far as the mid-sixties. 1,770 more words

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