Jose Bautista

Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

Deadline deals turns Toronto from disappointment to title contender
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Toronto Blue Jays Ready For World Series Run

In April, the Toronto Blue Jays should have been the class of the American League East — at least on paper. Thankfully, baseball games aren’t played on paper, they’re played on grass and dirt — except at the Rogers Center in Toronto where the game is played on turf.

 

Toronto Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore is a Fuzzy Picture
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Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.

Toronto Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore

Toronto Blue Jays 2014 Preview

Less hype, less hope for Jays in 2014

It would be fitting, in a can’t-predict-baseball kind of way, if the Blue Jays made their move just when the rest of the league stopped paying attention. It could happen, because there’s undeniable talent on this roster. Toronto could surprise, but will more likely stay in the cellar.

The Blue Jays went all-in on 2013, trading several top prospects, boosting the payroll, attracting more fans — but winning only one more game and finishing last in the American League East. Most of the same cast returns for another try, with a lot less optimism but also much less hype.

Baseball By The Numbers: Pujols, Bautista and Tough Pitchers

Highs and Lows after early games
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Active pitchers who have held opponents to a sub-.200 batting average over a full season: Justin Verlander 2011 (.192); Johan Santana 2004 (.192); Kerry Wood 1998 (.196) [min. 162 innings].

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Times players have hit 40-plus home runs in a season over the past three years. Jose Bautista and Albert Pujols are the only players to accomplish it twice.

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Toronto Blue Jays 2012 Preview

Jays look to take advantage of expanded wild card
<p> The Blue Jays have gone nearly 20 years since their last trip to the postseason, but that drought seems likely to end soon, perhaps as soon as this year. With two wild cards now in play, Toronto can be a team squarely in the hunt late in the season.</p>

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Athlon Sports' 2011 AL MVP

Athlon editors comb through the crowded field of contenders and cast their vote for this year's AL MVP
<p> Athlon editors comb through the crowded field of contenders and cast their vote for this year's AL MVP</p>

Toronto Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore

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MLB Mt. Rushmores

by Charlie Miller

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history. We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the arguments begin.