Tom Dakers

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Tom Dakers, long time baseball fan, been through the good and bad with the Jays (seems like mostly bad lately) and the Expos (still sad about them leaving). I've been running and writing for Bluebird Banter for 6 years now (time flies when you are having fun). I'm very proud of the growth of the site in that time.I also write for CBCSports.ca and occasionally you'll see my name in other spots.

Sometimes it seems like all I do is talk about baseball.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays
  • NHL Calgary Flames
  • Golf Phil Mickelson (lefties stick together)
  • Soccer Newcastle United
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GameThread for Game 102: Red Sox @ Blue Jays

Go Jays Go.

Wednesday Bantering


Tiny bits of Blue Jays news this afternoon: Gibby has said that Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind will, likely, not be sent out on rehab assignments. The will, most likely, go straight into the...

Do you approve of the job Anthopoulos is doing?


We did this back in May, when things were going well, though we had just lost 3 games in a row, but all-in-all, the team was playing good ball. Back then the results were 29% approve, 41% neutral,...

Jays Care a Finalist for Prestigious Award


Jays Care Foundation earns a spot among the best charitable organizations in sports.

Great start for J.A. Happ


My favorite words in the world: Jays beat Red Sox.

Tuesday GameThread #2


Baseball is fun tonight.


GameThread for Game 101

Happy Birthday Dave Stieb & Cliff Johnson


Dave Stieb turns 57 today. Stieb is our franchise leader in wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, games started, complete games, and many other pitching categories. No one will ever come close to him...

OK, it is official, these are today's moves


The Blue Jays made it official. They have purchased the contracts of Esmil Rogers and Aaron Sanchez, adding them to the 40-man roster, as well as the active roster. In the case of Rogers, he's out...

Are the Jays interested in Alex Rios?


We have just a bit more than a week of this stuff still ahead of us. Jon Heyman gives us our latest rumor. In an interesting twist, the Blue Jays are showing interest in their former player Alex...

Today in Blue Jays history: Shea Hillenbrand trade


A memorable Blue Jays moment happened 8 years ago today.

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Blue Jays to call up Aaron Sanchez and Ryan Goins


Shi Davidi tells us that the Blue Jays are going to call up both Aaron Sanchez and Ryan Goins today. No word on who is making the trip to Buffalo to make room for the pair. I don't understand...

Blue Jays DFA Sergio Santos, Rob Rasmussen up


I don't think it is a huge surprise but then, the timing seems strange. Just three days ago the Jays sent Chad Jenkins down to Buffalo. I thought at the time that Sergio Santos had been so...

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Injury updates, scouting Cliff Lee, minor leagues


Lots of little bits of Blue Jays news this morning: Jim Salisbury, at CSNPhilly.com, tell us the Blue Jays, among others, scouted Cliff Lee at his last rehab start and will likely be watching his...

Bluebird Banter Mid-Season Prospect Review 11-20


We continue our review of our top 40 prospect list. 11.Roberto Osuna: is still recovering from Tommy John surgery last year. He's throwing now and has pitched 1 inning of rehab, in the Gulf Coast...

Blue Jays trade rumors: Chris Denorfia


Jon Morosi has this: Jays have interest in Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia, sources say. His numbers are down this year, but career .809 OPS vs. LHP. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 20, 2014 ...

Blue Jays bang out 15 hits and 9 runs


Rangers 6 Blue Jays 9 Early in the season, Mark Buehrle was pitching great and we were scoring for him. Then we went through a period when he was pitching good and we couldn't score. Finally, we...

Jays win.It seems so long since I've said that.


Rangers 1 Blue Jays 4 The question on everyone's mind is 'Why didn't Casey Janssen pitch the 9th?" Apparently he is sick, he lost 7-8 pounds and has been on IV. Finally a win, it has been so...

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Time for a reminder

Bob Elliott: Jays can't take on extra money


Bob Elliott, showing a great ability to turn the Blue Jays fanbase into a tizzy, tweeted this: Blue Jays telling teams in trade talks that they "can't take on any extrta money." — bob elliott...

J.P. Arencibia hits a 3-run homer, there is no God


Rangers 5 Jays 1 That was just awful. R.A. Dickey was great, through 6 innings, and really should have been pulled there. Then, in the 7th, he gave up 2 singles and an J.P. Arencibia home run....


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Blue Jays send Chad Jenkins back to Buffalo, again


I'm starting to feel sorry for Chad Jenkins. The Blue Jays are sending him back to Buffalo, yet again, to make room for Brad Mills. I think I'd rather have Jenkins than Mills, personally, but...

Around the Nest Question Thread


It's Friday again and Friday means it is time to submit questions for this week's Around the Nest podcast. Our host. broadcaster for the Lansing Lugnuts, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, talks to the...

View from the other side


The Blue Jays start off the post-All Star break section of the season playing the Texas Rangers. The Rangers are 38-57, last in the AL West (yes even trailing their fellow Texans, the Houston...

Blue Jays DFA Deck McGuire


Another one that surprises me, not that they shouldn't DFA Deck, but that they would. I figured that, since he was the Blue Jays first round pick in 2010, that they would go a little longer before...

Blue Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers


Ken Rosenthal tells us: #BlueJays claim LHP Brad Mills. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 17, 2014 I'd guess it is to fill out the Bisons' starting rotation. I think the Blue Jays...

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