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The Thursday Morning Notebook

A day after former Blue Jay Adam Lind opened up to Bob Elliott about his time in Toronto, Lind was back at it again talking about his time in Toronto, this time to… 678 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin gets acquainted with R.A. Dickey's knuckleball

DUNEDIN, Fla. – R.A. Dickey never delivered such a stirring oration about J.P. Arencibia and Erik Kratz, the two previous candidates to become his personal catcher. 973 more words


2015 Blue Jays - Behind the Plate - Catcher

The 2014-2015 offseason for the Toronto Blue Jays has been active for Blue Jay standards. In fact, it has been almost as active as the infamous 2012-2013 offseason, which saw such major moves as signing R.A. 699 more words


If Toronto Blue Jays' Russell Martin can catch knuckleballer R.A. Dickey it could leave Josh Thole as the odd man out

DUNEDIN, Fla. – During the first official bullpen session of spring training, Josh Thole was catching R.A. Dickey, just as he has for the past five years. 811 more words


Russell Martin draws crowd at Jays camp; Navarro wants trade

DUNEDIN, Fla. – Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro, facing an uncertain future with the arrival of Russell Martin, confirmed Monday that he wants out. 443 more words


2014 Blue Jays: Josh Thole

As you probably know already, Josh Thole exists on the Blue Jays’ roster for one reason: he can catch R. A. Dickey’s knuckleballs. (I wonder if he puts that on his business card: “Josh Thole, Catcher of Knuckleballs”.) He seems to catch them quite well: he was charged with only 9 passed balls all season, and Dickey was charged with only 5 wild pitches. 168 more words


A Jays Mistake, Uncovered

Mendoza was driving home Friday when our conversation turned to a familiar topic: why are the Jays shopping Dioner Navarro? A reliable .700s OPS catcher with one year and $5M left on his deal is the perfect complement to Russell Martin–and great insurance at the game’s riskiest position. 255 more words