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Blue Jays looking west to San Diego in an attempt upgrade their pitching staff

by Michael Hobson

The Toronto Blue Jays have holes in their pitching staff. This is certainly not a new statement; it’s actually been the statement uttered by followers of the team for years, and so far very little has been done about it. 1,502 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays corporate owners have no emotional investment in a pennant race

By Michael Hobson

The Toronto Blue Jays management is aware that unlike many professional sports teams they cannot count on the excitement of a pennant race to sway ownership into spending money. 1,465 more words

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Colby Cosh: The Senate spent three years pondering a one-line bill, which will likely now expire

So farewell then, little Bill C-290. You were passed breezily by the House of Commons in 2012, only to be stalled in the Senate, and now it appears you will expire in committee when Parliament is scattered to the four winds for the autumn election. 1,026 more words

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The Audacity of Hope - Blue Jays style

One of the most asked questions during the Blue Jays off-season was “Who’s the closer?” With Casey Janssen essentially shown the door, for whatever reason, after holding down the job decently for the past three seasons, and last year’s bullpen being rather a weakness of the team, it was a valid question to ask. 779 more words

Toronto Blue Jays need to add some quality veterans to balance out their youth plan

By Michael Hobson

Contending teams typically integrate one or two rookies into their line-up, unless it’s the Yankees where rookie is only used as a derogatory term. 1,427 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays seek low-risk deals as they attempt to add needed experience

By Michael Hobson

It would seem the Toronto Blue Jays did indeed have money to spend. The concern among followers entering spring training was that the organization had failed to address the club’s many existing holes but as spring training began the club looked in their favourite place, the bargain bin, for additions. 1,278 more words

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Toronto Blue Jays management seem willing to risk their jobs on unproven youngsters

By Michael Hobson

I am officially throwing my hands in the air—not literally or I wouldn’t be able to write this piece, but I have no idea what the Toronto Blue Jays are doing. 1,427 more words

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