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Travis is Honda POM

Devon Travis is making the most of his opening day start at second base. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

  Blue Jays rookie second baseman Devon Travis has captured the Honda Player of the Month Award for April in a unanimous vote by the Toronto Chapter of the BBWAA.  Honda, the official vehicle of the Blue Jays, will make a donation to the charity Devon’s choosing.   Travis batted .325 in April and led the Blue Jays with six […]

Longo goes for 1K Club

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  April 12, 2008 was the day. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays were no more. The organization had gone with a more fan friendly, Rays moniker. The future looked bright and the Rays had a phenom third baseman they hoped would carry them to new heights. Fast forward seven years and that third baseman is still […]

Orioles Unhappy with Rays

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  The month of April provided plenty of interesting story-lines. Most recently, the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox played a game in front of zero fans. The Orioles took the field on the first day of May and provided us with more drama. With the city of Baltimore currently operating under a city-wide curfew, […]

Hollon, Doubront, Hoffman

  Clinton Hollon faced opposition hitters for the first time on Wednesday since surgery last spring.  Facing a Yankee extended spring squad Hollon went one inning striking out two on 15-pitches, nine for strikes.  His fastball was a consistent 91-93 MPH, topping out at 95 MPH. Former Red Sox and Cubs hurler Felix Doubront tossed […]

Could Hear a Pin Drop…

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For the first time in the history of Major League Baseball, two teams will play in front of zero fans. Given the protests and riots currently taking place throughout the city streets; Commissioner Rob Manfred determined that it was best to ban spectators from entering the park. Originally scheduled for a 7:05 pm local start […]

Can you Name Him?

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Can you name the gentlemen in the Cincinnati Red uniform on the Daytona Tortugas bench during Tuesday’s game against the Dunedin Blue Jays?

Where’s this leave Macier Izturis ?

Devon Travis is making the most of his opening day start at second base. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

  In his first 18 MLB games Devon Travis is on fire.  Batting .359 with 5 home runs and 16 RBI with a .688 slugging percentage Travis looks in no hurry to get out of the line up.  So the question we must ask, where’s that leave Macier Izturis when healthy?  

JP Crawford On The Way Back

Crawford makes it in to second with a double (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

    DUNEDIN, Fla.—JP Crawford took a big step back from an oblique injury at the Phillies minor league camp in March. The Phillies first round pick in the June 2013, 16th overall, went 3-4 with a double during his first  extended spring game against the Blue Jays on Saturday. “It feels a lot better,” […]

Romero Released by Jays

Romero Chats with Sandy Alomar Sr. after his last live hitter session 4-25-15 (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

The Blue Jays have released lefty Ricky Romero.   Romero will make $7.5MM in the last year of a $30.1MM contract he signed in late 2010. He will receive a $600K buyout for 2016. Romero, who was the 5th overall pick in 2005, was once the opening day ace for the Blue Jays.  In  Romero best […]

 BLUE JAYS and HALL MOURN PASSING OF JIM FANNING

Toronto Blue Jays staff members Mel Didier (L) and Jim Fanning (R) observe workouts at the team's Englebert Complex in Dunedin Thursday morning October 14, 2010.  Fanning a former catcher with the Cubs in the late 50's and Expos manager in the 80's just arrived in camp on Wednesday.  Both gentlemen possess a wealth of knowledge about the game of baseball and are passing it on to the team's prospects. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

    The Toronto Blue Jays learned today of the passing of longtime and well respected career baseball man Jim Fanning.   “It is with my deepest condolences to the Fanning family upon hearing of the passing of Jim today. He was a longtime friend and not enough can be said of his contributions to […]