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Offseason Predictions

Offseason Predictions

Editor’s Note — The following trade propositions do not reflect the opinion of other 360BlueJayNews writers. Following two straight trips to the ALCS, expectations were high coming into the 2017 season. With the Blue Jays coming out of last place in the A.L. East for the first time on the last day of the season, obviously they disappointed. Nevertheless, Blue Jays fans remain optimistic for the 2018 season. If the Jays have any chance of competing this year, they need…

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The Blue Jays weren’t supposed to be bad. Why are they?

The Blue Jays weren’t supposed to be bad. Why are they?

By Travis Aylward. The Toronto Blue Jays, currently sitting six games behind the second wildcard spot, are still unbelievably in the hunt, despite starting the season 2-11 and struggling as of late. With 34 games remaining in the season, there’s no question the Blue Jays still have a chance, even with them currently sitting last place in the AL East, but they were supposed to be good. What happened? Josh Donaldson’s recent resurgence gives Blue Jays fans reason to believe…

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Does Tulowitzki’s injury mark the end?

Does Tulowitzki’s injury mark the end?

Things were looking up — a four game sweep capped off by consecutive walk-off home runs provided some hope that maybe this team could win big. Maybe Toronto’s veteran core has one more run left in the tank. However, after dropping a three-game set at the hands of the Angels and losing Troy Tulowitzki for perhaps the entire season, that hope may be out the window. According to Shi Davidi, the two months left of baseball will likely prove too…

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Can Toronto turn it around in time?

Can Toronto turn it around in time?

I know it, you know it, we all know it – the Toronto Blue Jays have been really bad so far. How bad? To put it in perspective, 28 teams have been better than Toronto through a sluggish 26 games of the season. The Blue Jays never rebounded from a worrisome 1-5 start, and now find themselves sitting at a 9-17 record with just about 4 weeks of baseball in the books. It’s a simple question, yet a complex answer: Can…

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Morales Grand Slam Gives Blue Jays First Win of Season

Morales Grand Slam Gives Blue Jays First Win of Season

Winning. It’s a feeling that is unforgettable – and indescribable – but so easily lost in even the shortest of droughts.  That feeling is fresh after today. Charged by a Kendrys Morales grand slam in the third inning, the Blue Jays take their first win of the season over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in front of a small but (relatively) loud crowd of 12,678 fans (who raised a total of $121 in the 50/50 raffle). Marcus Stroman,…

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Blue Jays Offense Comes Up Short in 3-1 Loss

Blue Jays Offense Comes Up Short in 3-1 Loss

Baseball is full of superstitions. Some are repeating – Tim Lincecum wore the same cap for the first five seasons of his major league career, in which he appeared on four all-star teams and won back-to-back Cy Young awards. Some are based on the beginning – Ken Griffey, Jr. once bought a Mercedes-Benz, but sold it when he realized he hadn’t collected a hit since he had purchased the car. It may not actually have anything to do with the…

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A 6-14 Record – Does it Matter?

A 6-14 Record – Does it Matter?

6-14 isn’t a pretty record, to put it mildly. The Blue Jays were lining up to be a quality team in 2017. The offense, albeit missing Edwin Encarnacion, was looking strong, and the pitching, while missing a sixth starter, is clearly stronger than that of last season. Then came spring training. Toronto has posted a 6-14 record in their first 22 games, and if spring is any indication, this season won’t go well. But does it matter? There are multiple…

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2016 vs. 2017 – What’s Different?

2016 vs. 2017 – What’s Different?

The 2017 Blue Jays are going to look a little different then the 2016 Blue Jays. No Encarnacion. No Saunders. No Cecil, but Jose is back and we’ve still got our MVP. Offense Despite them losing a 40 home run hitter in Edwin Encarnacion, they’ve acquired a good 30-32 home run hitter in Morales at first base and DH. They still have their 2015 MVP Donaldson, who can hit 35-40 home runs, and they just got back Bautista. Bautista had a…

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Blue Breakdown: Episode 2

Blue Breakdown: Episode 2

In this weeks episode, we discuss the intricacies of Jose Bautista’s deal, answer your questions and recall the Scott Rolen trade of 2008 with Will, the owner of @360MapleLeafNews. Listen to the episode below!