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25 MORE YEARS IN DUNEDIN

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DUNEDIN, FLA. —The Toronto Blue Jays made their first presentation on Monday that could keep the team in Dunedin, Florida year round for the next 25-years. This with a price tag in the neighborhood of $81 million provided by the state, county, city and the Blue Jays. The meeting continues a process that started with […]

It’s in the Cards: Champions!

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The Cardinals took the GCL Crown on Wednesday with a 4-2 win over the Phillies at Brighthouse Field in Clearwater.  Cards starter Juan Alvarez went 5 1/3 innings allowing two runs, one earned on six hits while striking out five. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)           1 2 3 4 5 6 7 […]

It’s so Fanti, Rubber Match at Noon Wednesday

GCL Phillies reliever Nick Fanti went 5 1/3 shutout innings Tuesday allowing three hits while striking out six as the Phillies evened there GCL series finals against the Cardinals at a game a piece. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)

GCL Phillies closer Jose Nin (left)  struggled a bit but didn’t allow a run as the Gulf Coast League Phillies beat the Cardinals 3-2 in game two of the best of three finals.  Nin allowed two hits and a walk but benefited by a game ending double play.  The two teams meet for the final […]

Phillies Advance to GCL Finals

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Seven shutout innings by RHP Sixto Sanchez (left) paved the way for the Phillies to beat the Braves on Sunday at Bright House Field in Clearwater.  Sanchez just four hits while walking none and striking out four.  A two run homer by Danny Zardon provided the power for the Phillies.           […]

Rowley Wins, D-Jays in 11

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E Dunedin (76-58) 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 6 12 2 Clearwater (81-54) 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 5 8 1   Dunedin Blue Jays Player Pos AB R H […]

Clearwater Lives

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Facing the possibility of the second half FSL Northern Division Pennant race being over Friday the Clearwater Threshers took it to the division leading Dunedin Blue Jays 4-2.  Clearwater starter lefty Elniery Garcia did the damage on the visitors tossing seven solid innings allowing just one run on two hits, walking three but striking out […]

RUSSELL MARTIN NAMED HONDA PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Toronto catcher Russell Martin sends a 2-0 offering from Tampa Bay reliever Mike Montgomery over the right center field wall in the bottom of the sixth to complete the scoring of the 3-0 Toronto win. (EDDIE MICHELS/PHOTO)

  TORONTO BLUE JAYS catcher RUSSEL MARTIN has captured the HONDA PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD for August, in a unanimous vote by theTORONTO CHAPTER of the BBWAA.  Honda, the official vehicle of the Blue Jays, will make a donation to the charity of Russell’s choosing. MARTIN batted .286 in August with four doubles, nine […]

Game Time’s Right On

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The sign outside Grant Field at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium lists the Tampa Yankees as the Dunedin Blue Jays opponent on Thursday night.  Opps fans it’s the Clearwater Threshers but at least the game time is right.  

GCL Jays Eliminated

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Blue Jays GCL pitcher Tyler Olander went two shutout innings on Tuesday allowing one hit while walking one and striking out one.  Olander attended college at UCONN playing in the NCAA  tournament each year winning it all in his freshman (2011) and senior years (2014).  He was not involved in the decision in a 7-6, 11 inning […]

Bulls Fight to Stay Alive in Playoff Race

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Eight home games is all that remains for the Durham Bulls in the 2016 season. After going 2-3 on their most recent road trip, the Bulls return home for a 6 game homestand that will feature two first place teams, the IL South leading Gwinnett Braves and IL West leading Columbus Clippers. The Bulls began […]