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Sanchez and Stroman Work-out

Marcus Stroman (Eddie Michels photo)

  Dunedin, FLA. — A couple of first rounders Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez threw long toss at the Blue Jays Mattick Complex in Dunedin yesterday.  Camp opens up for pitchers and catchers on February 22nd. Both Sanchez and Stroman, both first round draft picks were up with the Jays in 2014.  Sanchez, drafted in […]

Eddie Michels Report: Anderson, Hoffman, Osuna

Toronto's first pick (ninth overall) in this past June's Draft John Hoffman again showed no ill effects from his "Tommy John" surgery last May 14th.  Hoffman, who has been throwing in the bullpen at Mattick Complex every Monday and Friday for the past three weeks, said he expects to face live hitters during spring training. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)


AUDIO: View from the Dugout – Colby Rasmus

Colby Rasmus (Eddie Michels Photo)

  Colby Rasmus has the worst year and the Houston Astros give him a raise… A View from the Dugout has it…

Norris will Vie for Starter

Toronto Blue Jays LHP Daniel Norris (left elbow) threw again on Monday January 19, 2015 with no problems since surgery in October 2014 to clean out his left elbow.  Norris will be competing for a starters slot this spring training. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)


Hoffman and Pentecost Throw, Kawasaki and Estrada Sign

    BLUE JAYS SIGN KAWASAKI The Blue Jays have signed Iinfielder Munenori Kawasaki to a minor league contract with an invite to Major League spring training. ESTRADA AGREES TO TERMS The Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a one year $3.9 million dollar contract with right-handed pitcher Marco Estrada and avoided arbitration. MARCO ESTRADA –

Osuna and Pentecost in Dunedin

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  RHP Roberto Osuna goes through running drill at the Mattick Complex today. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO) Today, Max Pentecost (right shoulder), the Jays first round pick, eleventh overall take BP at the Mattick Complex.                     (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

Audio: View from the Dugout – 2015 NL East

Ryan Howard singles to right in a rehab start in Clearwater this summer (Eddie Michels photo)

Kris Dunn knows what the teams in the NL East need in 2015…Listen Now: View from the Dugout

Sweatshirt for Hoffman


  DUNEDIN, FLA.–Sporting a fastball at 89-90 MPH according to Toronto Blue Jays coaches Jeff Hoffman threw his second BP session since “Tommy John Surgery” last May.  Hoffman, Toronto’s first pick, ninth overall in the June 2014 Amateur Draft, threw 15-pitches off the mound on Friday January 9, 2015 despite temperatures in the low 50’s.  […]

Audio: View from the Dugout – 2015 Resolutions AL East

Tampa Bay Ray's reliever Joel Peralta did not fair as well as Greene. In the above photo, Teixeira belts a solo blast off Peralta in the 8th inning in the Bronx on Friday May 2nd (USA TODAY Sports / Noah K. Murray)

The Yankees, Redsox, Orioles, Rays and Blue Jays are always trying to one up each other.  Here is what’s need to happen in 2015 as only Kris Dunn can deliver…

Jays Spring Training Tickets on Sale


  DUNEDIN, FLA.–Despite a 52* temperature 19-die-hard fans showed up for the first day single game spring training tickets went on sale at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.  A single ticket window opened five minutes prior to the announced 9 AM opening with some fans purchasing tickets for the Blue Jays spring opponents (Rays, Red Sox, Tigers […]