Plenty of ex-Jays participating in postseason

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Less than 48 hours have passed since the Toronto Blue Jays were eliminated from postseason contention, but the sting of coming so close seems to have resided a little bit in many of the club's fans. Time - even one day - can put a 91-win season into better... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Blue Jays: A summary of off-season transactions

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Former Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has signed a one-year contract with the New York Mets. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Are you wondering where Justin Smoak is playing this year? Or if former Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis is still active? Well, I wonder about these things. And that explains why I've spent... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Blue Jays News: Bass, Dermody, Happ

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Former Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ has signed a one-year, $8-million deal with the Minnesota Twins. Photo: Minnesota Twins/Twitter January 26, 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings –LHP Matt Dermody has signed a one-year deal with the Seibu Lions of... Continue Reading →

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Former Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays news – November 4, 2020

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Here's my weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos news: - On Friday, the Chicago White Sox declined their $12-million option on Edwin Encarnacion for next season, making the former Blue Jays slugger a free agent. Encarnacion, who clubbed 239 of his 424 big league home... Continue Reading →

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My ex-Toronto Blue Jays 2020 postseason team

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UPDATE - *Literally minutes after I hit publish on this blog entry, the Minnesota Twins unveiled their Wild Card roster. It does not have Josh Donaldson on it. He will miss the series with a calf injury. I have adjusted my team accordingly. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Most Canadian baseball fans will focus... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Dave Stieb, James Paxton

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: If the Toronto Blue Jays advance to the post-season, the first Christmas card they should send out this December should be to Pittsburgh Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage. Searage helped turn around the careers of three ex-Pirates who are now key members of the Blue... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Michael Saunders, Larry Parrish

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Left-handers David Price and J.A. Happ have both made 21 starts since last season’s trade deadline, so let’s compare their statistics: Price: 136-2/3 innings pitched, 16-2 won/loss record, 3.69 ERA, 2.2 WAR. His salary for 2016 is $30 million. Happ: 128 innings pitched, 13-4 won/loss... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It’s now been confirmed that 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Kubek will not be attending the ceremony on June 18 in St. Marys, Ont. The four other living inductees – Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton and Howard Starkman – will all... Continue Reading →

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