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Watch: Blue Jays pitcher fulfills punishment from fantasy football league

Fortunately for him, he is a better baseball player than he is a fantasy football manager. The lefty was one of Toronto’s most reliable relievers in 2023, posting a 1.52 ERA in 53.1 innings of work.

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Watch: Blue Jays embarrass star relief pitcher over fantasy football record

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza is apparently far more successful as a relief pitcher than a fantasy football manager, as we all found out on Saturday.

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Quick Recap: Jays Lose To Phillies

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Phillies 14 Jays 13

Not a pitcher's duel today. I thought the strike zone was pretty small, especially early in the game

Chad Dallas looked good, pitching the first inning; after that, there were a lot of hits. Dallas pitched one inning with 2 strikeouts.

Other pitchers:

Nate Pearson: Had a rough time, 4 hits, 2 home runs, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 4 earned, getting just 2 outs. He did seem to have to throw right over the heart of the plate to get a...

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Video: Blue Jays' Tim Mayza Works as Bat Boy to Serve Fantasy Football Punishment

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Tim Mayza was helping his team out on Saturday, but it wasn't from his usual spot on the mound. Mayza served as the Blue…

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GameThread: Spring Game #1

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First game of the spring. I’m going to be out, and I’m not sure I’ll be back before game time.

Rickey Tiedemann was to start today’s game but has some ‘left hamstring discomfort’ and will miss the start. There are often little owies early in the spring. This shouldn’t linger, so I won’t worry about it. They took an MRI, and it showed no damage, just inflammation.

Chad Dallas gets the start instead. Odds are he will only go one...

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Matt Chapman Next Team Odds: Where Will He Sign?

Matt Chapman is still on the free agent market. He has yet to be signed as spring training games get underway. The 30-year-old finished another Gold Glove Award season with a 4.4 bWAR, 17 home runs, 54 RBI and a 108 OPS+.

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Blue Jays Announce Their Leadoff Hitter for This Season

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Schneider says that slugger George Springer will once again be the team’s leadoff hitter. Springer has served as a leadoff hitter for much of his career.

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Don Mattingly sports new look at Blue Jays spring training

Don Mattingly turned heads with his look.

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Saturday Bantering: Spring Games Start Today

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There isn’t much for Jays’ news this morning:

They did an MRI on Ricky Tiedimann’s calf that showed some minor inflammation. He’ll likely be back on the mound in a couple of days.

And Ben Wagner has a new job, broadcasting Orioles’ games.

I am THRILLED to join the @Orioles broadcast team. Let’s go O’s! ?? https://t.co/1Bn8QA0Yei

— Ben Wagner (@benwag247) February 23, 2024

Today’s lineup. We get our first look at Justin Turner...

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Taco Stand - Rating The Off-Season Moves


Welcome to the Taco Stand, a tongue-in-shell look at the Blue Jays, Baseball, and other topics I tangentially connect to the two. In this edition, we will look at the moves or lack thereof made by the Blue Jays.

This off-season has been long, and, except for No-htani Day (also known as There Are Mothra-Fluffing Dragons on This Mothra-Fluffing Plane), it hasn’t been very exciting. But contrary to popular belief, the Jays were not completely...

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Around The Nest: 2024 Blue Jays Non-Roster Invitees

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Tyler Zickel and Pat Malacaro introduce Blue Jays fans to the non-roster players they’ll see at spring training

The Blue Jays are playing their very first spring training game on Saturday so this is the perfect time to get to know some of the lesser known players you may see on the field: the non-roster invitees. Non-roster invitees are part of big league camp but are not on the 40-man roster and are generally a mix of...

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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Yusei Kikuchi

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Yusei Kikuchi is a 32-year-old (turns 33 in June) left-handed pitcher born in Morioka, Japan. He signed with the Mariners before the 2019 season. In 8 seasons in the NPB, Kikuchi had a 73-46 record and a 2.77 ERA. Seattle won the bidding war for him when he decided to come over to the MLB.

Yusei had a 14-24 record for the Mariners and a 4.97 ERA in 70 starts over three seasons. Career batters have hit .267/.332/.474 against him. He struck out 20.6% of...

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Dodgers GM describes 'helpless feeling' of Shohei Ohtani pursuit

It was only 11 weeks ago when it very much appeared that Shohei Ohtani would be joining the Toronto Blue Jays. 

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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Kevin Kiermaier

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Kevin Kiermaier is a 33-year-old (turns 34 in mid-April), left-handed hitter, and center fielder (stuff that none of us need to be told). Of all the things that happened this off-season, the team re-signing Kevin must be one of the more surprising things (not the most surprising. All of the Blue Jays Twitter community following the flight path of a Shark’s Den star’s plane has to be at the top of the surprising list).

Last year...

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Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-man: Leo Jimenez

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I’m going to have to get going on these, we aren’t quite halfway through the list, and the Jays first spring game is Saturday (with Ricky Tiedemann starting).

Leo Jimenez is a 22-year-old, right-handed hitting middle infielder (one of roughly 22 middle infielders on our 40-man roster) from Panama (points for the first to name the only Hall of Fame hitter from Panama, Hall of Fame pitcher is too easy). He was added to the...

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New Blue Jays jersey numbers for 2024

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Orelvis Martinez (#13) smiles as he works out at the Blue Jays Player Development Complex in Dunedin, Florida. | Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

A guide to help identify your favourite Blue Jays during spring training

The first spring training game of 2024 will be played this Saturday at 1:07 Eastern, and since the Blue Jays’ spring training jerseys have no names on the back, it’s a good time to look at what numbers new Jays are wearing and what numbers...

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Meet the 2024 Davis Schneider Candidate

Our 2024 Davis Schneider candidate is none other than Damiano Palmegiani. He is an up-and-coming prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays, who tore it up in the Arizona Fall League.

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Happy Birthday Devon Travis

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One of my favourites, Devon Travis, turns 33 today.

Travis came to the Blue Jays in trade from the Tigers on November 13, 2014, with Anthony Gose going to Detroit.

Travis was #84 on Baseball America’s top 100 prospects list. Gose had been a disappointment for us. He had a ton of speed, but he hit .247/.315/.363 with 34 stolen bases in 202 games in parts of three seasons.

In 2015, Travis came in spring training a long shot to make the...

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After opening eyes in 2023, Palacios focused on day-to-day improvement

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Following a tough transition to the big-league level in a limited amount of games between 2021 and 2022, Joshua Palacios seemingly found

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Reports: LHP Hyun Jin Ryu to become Korea's highest-paid player

Free agent left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu is expected to return to his native Korea, where the Hanwha Eagles will make him the highest-paid player in the KBO League, per reports in Korean media Tuesday.

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