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OOTP Season Sim Game 56: Rays beat Jays

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There was a bit of Jays news. Anthony Alford cleared waivers and has been assigned to Buffalo.

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We’ve had a few late game comebacks. Today we lost when the Rays had the late game comeback.

Going into the eighth inning, the Jays were up 3-2. Brian Moran, who got the last two outs of the seventh, started the inning and gave up a walk to Nate Lowe. In came Rafael Dolis. Dolis got a strikeout then Ji-Man Chio put down a sac bunt,...

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Today in Jays History: Jays Win 9th in a Row

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images Six years ago today The Blue Jays beat the Rays 3-2 to win their ninth straight game. We won it on a walk-off error.

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Tom Dakers

Thursday Bantering: Halladay, plus Owners/Players Argue

Tomorrow night at 7:00 Eastern, on TSN, the E:60 Special: Imperfect the Roy Halladay Story will debut.

ESPN tells us that it “goes beyond Halladay’s on-field accomplishments to reveal there was another side to him: a deeply imperfect side that the public never saw, including a years-long battle with mental health issues and addiction.”

From their press release:

After more than two years of silence, Halladay’s family speaks for the first time on camera in “Imperfect” about the...

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Exploring the 1985 Kinston Blue Jays team card set: The Pitchers

The 1985 Kinston Blue Jays baseball card set from TCMA Ltd. Glenallen Hill, Geronimo Berroa, Grady Little, Tony Castillo, Jose Mesa, and Pat Borders. | TCMA Ltd

An exploration of a classic Toronto Blue Jays minor league baseball card set.

The photos were taken in harsh sunlight in front of a cinderblock wall, the players are not centred, the colour is not corrected, but dammit I fell in love with the 1985 Kinston Blue Jays team baseball card set the moment I laid eyes on it. Being stuck...

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Tom Dakers

OOTP Season Sim Game 55: Rays beat Jays

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Blue Jays 5 Rays 10

We got another poor start from Chase Anderson. He went 3 innings plus one batter, before coming out of the game with a sore thumb. He’s day-to-day but will likely be able to make his next start.

Chase gave up 3 runs in the first inning. A single (Jose Martinez), triple (Austin Meadows) and home run (Hunter Renfroe) put us down 3-0.

To start the fourth inning he gave up a Yandy Diaz single and had to come out of...

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The market misread that landed the Blue Jays with one of MLB’s elite prospects

Thanks to Toronto's decision to take a chance on a towering, flame-throwing righty in spite of a high school elbow scare, the Jays have a potential ace in the making who is on the cusp of reaching the big leagues.

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Roy Halladay's wife pushed him to quit baseball, but 'he couldn't stop playing'

Hall of Fame pitcher Roy Halladay's life was full of fantastic moments, but his difficult life behind closed doors is something that continues to be unfurled.

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Tom Dakers

Happy Birthday Frank Thomas

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It’s Hall of Famer Frank Thomas’ 52nd birthday.

Frank was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2014, his first time on the ballot. He played 19 seasons, mostly for the White Sox. He hit .301/.419/.555 with 521 home runs. He was AL MVP twice and received MVP votes 11 times. His 73.9 career bWAR puts him 54th all time among position players and 83rd among all players.

His Jays connection happened late in his career.

The Jays...

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Tom Dakers

OOTP Season Sim Game 54: Jays beat Rays

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Yesterday was an off-day for the Blue Jays.

Before the game, the Jays made a roster move. Anthony Alford was designated for assignment and put on waivers. And Teoscar Hernandez was recalled from Buffalo.

Alford was hitting .191/.269/.277 with 1 home run, 1 steal and one caught stealing. He has a -0.1 WAR. He was mostly used as a defensive replacement, until Hernandez was sent down to Buffalo. After that he got more starts.

Hernandez wasn’t doing much...

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Tuesday Bantering: Jays Links

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Happy Tuesday.

Calgary is starting to ‘open up’. Some restaurants and hair cutting places opened yesterday. I’m of the opinion that I’ll give it a couple of weeks or so and see how the numbers look and then maybe I can get a long overdue hair cut. I do have a favorite bar that’s walking distance from my place and I’m hoping they can stay in business. We’ve been ordering takeout from them during the shutdown. I might go over in the...

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Favourite Player: Right Field

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Tell us your favourite Right Fielder in Blue Jays’ history

Other polls: C / 1B / 2B / SS / 3B / LF / CF

We continue our tour around the diamond, trying to determine your favourite player for each position. Today is the final of the starting 8 positions, right field. It’s a field crowded with some of the most memorable and best players in franchise history, so your decision might be a tough one.

Otto Velez (1977-1982)

The Blue Jays...

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Question Time: What sports moments have made you cry?

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SB has been giving us topics of the week, to help us get through this sportless existence. This week the topic is sports moments that made you cry. So the question I have for you is simply what sports moments have made you cry. You can answer in the comments, or we can always use more fanposts, if you want to write about it in more detail.I’m not the crying type unless you put on the end of A Wonderful Life. “Look Daddy, teacher said when ever a bell...

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OOTP Season Sim Game 53: Jays beat Orioles in 10 innings

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Little bits of sim baseball world news:

Ronny Brito of the Lugnuts was named Midwest player of the week. He hit .429 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in 21 at bats. On the season he’s hitting .263 with 6 home runs, playing shortstop. The game gives a team ‘power’ rankings. The Jays are listed 5th:

Orioles 6 Blue Jays 7 (10 innings)

This was Sunday’s game. With an off-day today, I’m caught up again.

Our second walk-off win in a row.

The Jays took...

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Blue Jays & Randal Grihcuk: A 2020 Preview

Jays From The Couch Is Missing Blue Jays Baseball, So We’ll Preview The 2020 Season For Individual Players. This Time, Randal Grichuk         When the Toronto Blue Jays traded Conner Greene and Dominic Leone to the Cardinals for Randal Grichuk, they capitalized on St Louis’ plethora of outfielders.

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OOTP Season Sim Game 52: Jays win in extras

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All-Star voting has started (in the sim world) and no Blue Jays hitters are in the top 3 of voting at their positions. I thought Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero would be in the top 3 of the voting. Maybe they will catch as time goes on. The game lists the top 5 pitchers in voting and we have a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in the top 5 of voting.

Orioles 5 Blue Jays 6 (12 innings)

We won by walk-off walk.

In the 12th inning, with...

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OOTP Season Sim Game 51: Jays beat Orioles 13-1

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The trouble with going away for a couple of days, when you are doing a daily sim game, is that you are suddenly 3 games behind when you get back to it.

This is Friday’s game.

Orioles 1 Blue Jays 13

How can you tell it is CFL football, well that single point is a hint.

The Blue Jays managed 15 hits, including 6 home runs, against Orioles pitching.

We got home runs from Derek Fisher (2, his 11th and 12th of the season), Vladimir Guerrero (9th of the...

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Tom Dakers

Happy Birthday Rob Ducey

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Rob Ducey turns 55 today. It seems funny, I still think of him as a young man.

Rob was born in Toronto. He signed as a minor league free agent with the Jays in 1984. That year Rob started his professional career in Medicine Hat and hit very well .302/.406/.523. He moved up the system quickly, hitting above .300 most seasons, with good power and a good number of walks and some stolen bases.

Rob made it to the Jays in 1987 and played was...

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Reacts: Most feel Rob Manfred doesn’t have baseball’s best interests at heart

Before we start this, sorry, I’ve been away for a couple of days. We decided to go up to Edmonton for a couple of days. It’s been a year since my wife’s mom died and she wanted to go to the grave site. It was nice to get out of town for a bit, even if it was kind of weird with all that is going on at the moment.

I’ll catch up on the OOTP sim tonight.

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Blue Jays fans, and...

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Toronto Blue Jays sleepers, busts & breakouts - talented youth movement incoming!

A team-specific fantasy breakdown of the sleepers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Including a trio write-ups on young, promising players brimming with potential.

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Blue Jays & Lourdes Gurriel Jr: A 2020 Preview

  Jays From The Couch Is Missing Blue Jays Baseball, So We’ll Preview The 2020 Season For Individual Players. This Time, Lourdes Gurriel Jr         The

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