Posts Tagged ‘Toronto Blue Jays’

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)


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)

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 […]


Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

  It appears that another year has come and gone according to my calendar so it’s time again for my year end offering. This past year of 2014 had a few interesting items of interest for you the fan some I witnessed personally some I just read about or heard of so here goes.  My […]

LISTEN: View From The Dugout 12.01.14


The Blue Jays have traded struggling third baseman, Brett Lawrie. After dealing with issues at third base for several years now, the Jays traded for one of the best. Josh Donaldson will man the hot-corner for Toronto in 2015. The A’s receive Lawrie and prospects in return.   Listen to my View from the Dugout

MLB Daily Rundown 11.21.14

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What is going on in Toronto? Russell Martin has signed. Now they are looking at making other moves to try and keep up with the AL East. Will it play out in their favor?                     LISTEN to Kris Dunn in his View from the Dugout:

AJ Burnett Heads Back to Pirates

AJ Burnett wants to win a World Series with the Pirates.

AJ Burnett has agreed to a one-year $8.5M contract to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates. After rejecting the $12.75M player option to stay with the Philadelphia Phillies; Burnett had this to say… “I want to win a ring, and I want to win a ring in Pittsburgh.” Burnett has played for five different teams throughout his […]

Blue Jays Award Winners

OF Dwight Smith, Jr….was Dunedin’s most consistent offensive producer in 2014, leading the team in batting average (.284, 11th in FSL), on-base percentage (.363, T-7th), home runs (12), RBIs (60), stolen bases (15), and doubles (28, T-9th). The 21-year-old from Georgia topped the league with 83 runs scored, an .816 OPS, and finished tied for the FSL lead with eight triples. Smith also collected 14 outfield assists this season, second among active players in the FSL at the end of the season. Smith Jr. was named to the Florida State League’s Post-season All-Star Team. (EDDIE MICHELS PHOTO)


 Courtesy of the Toronto Blue Jays The Blue Jays are proud to recognize the achievements of Nate Murrie, Matt Anderson, Richard “Stubby” Clapp and Taylor Cole.   Nate Murrie has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the All Lamacchia Award given annually to the amateur scout that exemplifies the work ethic and perseverance best demonstrated by […]

“To Conner, Good Luck.” signed Mark Teixeira

“To Conner, Good Luck.” signed Mark Teixeira

A story for baseball fans…….   I have the ability, and great pleasure, to spend most of my time enjoying baseball activities as they are being undertaken by aspiring young men in several different professional organizations….mostly with the Toronto Blue Jays. I continue to enjoy the unique experience of becoming friendly with several of these […]

Eddie Michels-Florida Update

Eddie Michels-Florida Update

DUNEDIN, FLA.–Below, Right-hander Shawn Hill threw what he called a “Short side session,” on Monday April 7, 2014 at the Blue Jays minor league complex.  A sixth round pick by the Expos in 2000 the Mississaguh, Ontario native is one of a few players who have played for both Canadian major league teams. Blue Jays […]