Semien Bomb Caps Off Wild Comeback

Semien Bomb Caps Off Wild Comeback

Marcus Semien knew he’d get his chance. He’d been on the bench while his teammates erased a six-run deficit in short order. Then his former team, the Oakland A’s surged ahead, 10-8 on a Mark Canha two-run home run.  MARK CANHA CLUTCH AS HELL pic.twitter.com/bkYr8WLcgL — Starting 9 (@Starting9) September 4, 2021 When Semien stepped […]

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 Movin’ On Up: Young Jays On The Rise

Movin’ On Up: Young Jays On The Rise

The Toronto Blue Jays recent run of poor play has got me scrambling, looking for positives. As the team’s chances at the postseason continue to dwindle there is a feeling of disappointment and missed opportunity. However, there’s also a sense that the best is yet to come with this group. The front office took a […]

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 Will The 2021 World Series Be a Classic?

Will The 2021 World Series Be a Classic?

It’s called the Fall Classic, but it’s not always a memorable affair.  Sometimes, we get treated to an epic, seven-game battle that has us on the edges of our seats. The 2019 and 2017 World Series were both like this. Dramatic home runs, clutch pitching performances, and an air of suspense throughout. When the Chicago […]

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 Baseball & The Beach: My Vacation Special

Baseball & The Beach: My Vacation Special

This past week I was on vacation in sunny and beautiful Sauble Beach, Ontario. For my American friends, that’s about a four-hour drive from Toronto. So I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the Blue Jays and their week that was (or wasn’t). This post is also a vacation journal of sorts, as I document my […]

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 MLB Awards Preview: Blue Jays Contenders

MLB Awards Preview: Blue Jays Contenders

The Toronto Blue Jays have several legitimate contenders for all the major individual awards this season. With just under 50 games left, there’s still much to be decided. However, it’s not too early to start thinking about who could be coming away with some hardware come November. MVP Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Vladdy’s case for Most […]

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 Home Sweet Dome: The Blue Jays Are Back

Home Sweet Dome: The Blue Jays Are Back

When the Toronto Blue Jays returned home for the first time since September 2019, there was excitement around the team. They feature a powerful lineup starring reigning All-Star Game MVP Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Their double-play combination of Marcus Semien and Bo Bichette is, perhaps, the best in baseball. The starting pitching, led by a Robbie […]

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 The Winners Of The Deadline? Baseball Fans

The Winners Of The Deadline? Baseball Fans

Now that the dust has settled on a historic MLB trade deadline day, it’s time to take stock of where teams are. Some organizations have been energized by an influx of new talent, while others have to be feeling decimated. But the real winners after all the moving and shaking? It’s the game of baseball […]

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 Blue Jays Land Berrios, But At What Cost?

Blue Jays Land Berrios, But At What Cost?

The Toronto Blue Jays made headlines Friday afternoon when they traded for Twins ace Jose Berrios. The team has been linked to the right-hander for months now and it finally happened. Going back to the Twin Cities are coveted prospects, Austin Martin (Jays #2, 16 overall) and Simeon Woods-Richardson (Jays #4, 68 overall). I first […]

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 Unpacking A Crazy MLB Trade Deadline

Unpacking A Crazy MLB Trade Deadline

What an exciting and eventful MLB trade deadline it’s been! Several high-profile names have changed teams over the past few days. The impact of some of these trades will be felt for years to come as some top prospects were also moved.  Things really got going on Wednesday night when Joey Gallo was shipped to […]

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 Blue Jays Should Sit This Trade Deadline Out

Blue Jays Should Sit This Trade Deadline Out

While covering the MLB trade market over the last few weeks, I believed that the Toronto Blue Jays would be aggressive. That belief has wavered over the last few days.  Heading into a critical stretch of games against the Mets and Red Sox, the Jays haven’t gotten the job done. They’re not a player or […]

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 The Cron Jewel: A Valuable Gem

The Cron Jewel: A Valuable Gem

There’s one player whose name keeps coming up in my ongoing research into the MLB trade market. He’s on a minor-league contract that will pay him $100,000 in 2021. He is Colorado Rockies’ first baseman, C.J. Cron. Take a good look you won’t see it for long💥 CJ CRON 2-Run HR #Rockies pic.twitter.com/NsaVeOpKs5 — Barstool […]

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 Rays-ing Expectations: Tampa Lands Cruz

Rays-ing Expectations: Tampa Lands Cruz

I had my cute, little MLB trade deadline preview post all ready to go. Then the Tampa Bay Rays got the party started early, trading for slugger Nelson Cruz. With the move, the Rays announced their intentions of being World Series contenders once again. They have a balanced lineup, solid pitching, and a whole stable […]

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 Perfect Timing For Blue Jays’ Return Home

Perfect Timing For Blue Jays’ Return Home

Canadian baseball fans were given a shot in the arm on Friday. It was announced that the Toronto Blue Jays would return home to Rogers Centre on July 30th.  The confirmation was proceeded by weeks of negotiations between MLB and the Canadian Government. It will be a welcome change after playing out of Dunedin and […]

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 Bo Jackson Is Obviously The G.O.A.T.

Bo Jackson Is Obviously The G.O.A.T.

Recently, my colleague at Belly Up Sports, Kendrick Lindsay wrote an article. In it, he suggested that Bo Jackson isn’t the best player in NFL history. To that I say poppycock! To watch Bo with the ball in his hands was poetry in motion. Just an unequaled blend of power and speed that made scouts […]

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