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 →

Ex-Blue Jays News: Hechavarria, Maile, Morrow, Smoak

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There have been lots of rumours and very little action during this major league off-season. The Toronto Blue Jays have been linked to almost every big name free agent - George Springer, D.J. LeMahieu, Trevor Bauer, J.T. Realmuto and Liam Hendriks - but like almost every other major league... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Smoak, George Kottaras, Cito Gaston

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. The question many Blue Jays fans are asking is why? Though the payout is relatively modest by today’s standards ($4.125 million per season in 2017 and 2018 and a... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Adam Loewen, George Kottaras

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons certainly has his share of detractors, but let’s give him credit where credit is due. It was Gibbons who lobbied for Ben Revere to play every day after the speedy outfielder was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies on... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Vernon Wells, Roy Halladay, Carlos Pena

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s a shame that little has been written about Vernon Wells winning the Branch Rickey Award for his humanitarian efforts. It bothers me that fans are more willing to harp on his contract that celebrate him for the lives he’s changing. Read more... Continue Reading →

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