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2012 Toronto Blue Jay Thread


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#1 scotian1


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Posted 19 February 2012 - 03:32 PM

Here is a breakdown of the 2012 Blue Jay lineup.
http://www.lfpress.c...8/19398156.html

Tickets for their season opener vs the Red Sox went on sale last week and sold out within an hour. It was interesting this off season that Toronto brought their Winter Caravan to Nova Scotia for the first time bringing players including Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar for autograph sessions and visitations to a variety of locations. I wonder if this was in response to the close relationship between the Red Sox and Nova Scotia that has strengthened over the past several years culminating with a Nova Scotia Day at Fenway last year that took place in front of their noses.

#2 Robbie Rayzor

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:21 AM

Maybe in the salad days of 89 -94 were the Jays a national appeal. Boston has always had a good representation down east and not just the Sox... It is interesting that the caravan was started back up again but I don't think it can sway that many fans from red to blue.
Now if they go out and win the division, well that's another story...these guys might be scary

#3 Fred not Lynn


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 04:40 PM

Pretty cool ST game for the Blue Jays today - split squad including Bautista and Lawrie took on the Canadian Junior National Team in St Pete. Jays won, of course. Great PR move, though. I guess this is the Blue Jays equivalent of the Red Sox annual games with BC and Northeastern...but with a twist. I like seeing the Blue Jays switching from whining about being stuck in a division with two big market teams, and embracing the fact that if they do things right, they've got the biggest market in baseball. Seems like Ontario's Gareth Morgan (15 yrs old, but already 6'4" 210 lbs) is getting a lot of attention as a prospect on both sides of the border and his draft year isn't until 2014.

#4 scotian1


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:32 PM

I know spring training is supposed to be meaningless but boy they look awfully good so far.

#5 scotian1


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:51 AM

It took 16 innings but the Blue Jays took their opening game of the 2012 season when J.P. Arencibia fouled off a sacrifice bunt attempt and followed that up with a three run homer to give the Jays a 7-4 win over Cleveland.
http://www.thestar.c...-in-grand-style

#6 scotian1


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:04 PM

After taking another game in extra innings on Saturday, the Jays dropped a one run game on Sunday. Game story:

http://www.thestar.c...eveland-indians

It will be interesting to see how Doubront fares against the Jays righthanders Bautista and Lawrie.

#7 scotian1


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:39 PM

Red Sox/ Blue Jay series preview from a Jay's perspective:
http://www.thestar.c...-series-preview

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 06:01 PM

The Blue Jays return to the Rogers Centre this weekend to face the Mariners. They return home after being swept by Baltimore and yet finished with a 4-3 record on this road trip. Presently the Jays are 10-9 and are in fourth place in the East, two games back of first place Baltimore.

Edited by scotian1, 27 April 2012 - 06:01 PM.


#9 adam42381

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:43 PM

Jays signed Vlad to a minor league deal.

http://msn.foxsports...baseball-051012

#10 Sprowl


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Posted 16 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

The Brett Lawrie helmet-throwing incident has its own thread now, and several posts have been moved there from this thread and the MLB May game thread.

#11 Grin&MartyBarret

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 08:00 AM

Pretty surprising to see Adam Lind placed on irrevocable waivers. He's struggled for a couple of years now, but he's still only 28 and at age 25 put up a .932 OPS with 35 home runs and hit .305.

http://www.cbssports...utright-waivers

#12 LogansDad


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:08 PM

Kyle Drabek just left the game against Washington with what looked to me like a shoulder injury, though there isn't too much information right now, and I am not a doctor.

And this is after Morrow left after 9 pitches on Monday.

EDIT: Looks like a probably TJS for Drabek (his second). http://toronto.bluej...ws_tor&c_id=tor

And then tonight Hutchison goes down after nine pitches. http://toronto.bluej...ws_tor&c_id=tor

Maybe the Sox don't have it so bad after all. This week has been a big blow to a Toronto team that I really feel is on the cusp of being very competitive. If Hutchison and/or Morrow are down for any extended time, their chances of staying in the race take a huge hit.

Edited by LogansDad, 16 June 2012 - 12:31 AM.


#13 LogansDad


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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:54 PM

Drabek had TJS on Tuesday. http://toronto.bluej...ok_tor&c_id=tor

Hutchison has been told not to pick up a ball for two weeks at least... surgery is still a possibility. http://sports.nation...ing-more-tests/

#14 Snodgrass'Muff


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

Yunel Escobar could be in a bit of hot water because of a homophobic phrase written on his eye black on Monday.

The phrase in question — “tu ere maricon” (sic) — can be translated to “you are a (gay slur).” Jays fan @james_in_to captured a photo of the phrase from behind the dugout during the game (via Big League Stew).

MLB spokesman Pat Courtney confirmed to the Associated Press that the commissioner’s office is investigating the reports.


http://www.washingto...958db_blog.html

I didn't think it was worthy of its own thread, but I'm sure it'll be broken out if I'm mistaken.

#15 SumnerH


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 05:59 PM

http://sonsofsamhorn...nels-eye-black/ got the traffic.

Locking this. Or apparently not, since it's a general thread.