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Relative Value of '08 Draft Picks

Where would you slot this year's picks in your minor league rankings? For example, how would Tim Beckham compare to Elvis Andrus? Another interesting thing to consider is where non-draftees (e.g....

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Strange Fantasy Draft

I took part in a draft tonight, and here are the first two rounds of picks:Round: 1 (1) Alex Rodriguez 3B (2) Hanley Ramirez SS (3) David Wright 3B (4) Matt Holliday LF (5) Miguel Cabrera 3B (6)...

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Joe Kennedy

Former Blue Jay Joe Kennedy died today at the age of 28. That's very shocking and tragic, considering how young he was. There have been an inordinate amount of deaths among current players in the...

6/24 Game Thread: Colorado Rockies at Toronto Blue Jays

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Dustin McGowan has a no-no through six innings!edit: Now through seven innings, as Torgen posted in the comments section.edit: Eight innings. One left. He would join Dave Stieb as the only Blue...

Matt Stairs, Hall of Famer?

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I found this interesting over at Joe Posnanski's blog. Here's one paragraph of his and Bill James's analysis of Stairs: Matt Stairs Might be in the Hall of Fame if: I'll let Bill explain."Look at...

Top 40 All-Time Greatest Blue Jays: #19 Roger Clemens

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William Roger Clemens | SP | 1997-1998 | Career Stats Roger Clemens is the best player to ever don a Blue Jays uniform. Period. In a Hall-of-Fame career that has spanned 23 seasons, Clemens has...

Zaun hits the DL

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Yet another injury. Look for Jason Phillips to get most of the playing time in his place. Toronto catcher Gregg Zaun will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after injuring his right hand in...

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Poll Question

hmmm... I noticed our question is the same as the one posted on Blue Jay Way. Strange coincidence.

Random Stat

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While typing the entry for the 19th All-Time Greatest Blue Jay (according to us), I came across some numbers that made me look twice.ERA+ Leaders (for qualified pitchers through April 23, 2007, and...

Some 500-Level Pics

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Most game photos are taken from close range with high-quality cameras that fully capture the experience of being at the game. Well, almost fully, that is. In order to illustrate what's it's like up...

Adam Loewen

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On the ESPN.com MLB message boards, user bs630 took offense to my grim outlook on Adam Loewen's immediate future: Loewen This guy will get absolutely shelled in the near future. Considering his...

Top 40 All-Time Greatest Blue Jays: #20 Tom Henke

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Thomas Anthony Henke | P | 1985-1992 | Career Stats Tom Henke, at 6'5", 215 lb. and known as "The Terminator," was an intimidating presence on the mound, despite his preference for oversized...

Top 40 All-Time Greatest Blue Jays: #21 Shannon Stewart

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Shannon Harold Stewart | OF | 1995-2003 | Career Stats Shannon Stewart, whose name might not immediately conjure up baseball-related thoughts, was the personification of a natural - a player who...

AL East Roundtable: Orioles

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Scott from Camden Chat recently posted the Orioles-related portion of the discussion. Check it out if you have time. 2. Is this the year Daniel Cabrera finally breaks out? He was widely believed to...

AL East Roundtable: Blue Jays

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Hey, everyone. Here's a quick roundtable discussion about the 2007 Blue Jays. I hope you enjoy it.Participants:Pinstripe Alley (Anaconda) Over The Monster (Randy Booth) Bluebird Banter (Mark...

Bluebird Banter Q & A: Part 3

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The final part of the roundtable. Thanks to everyone who participated.Bluebird Banter: Can the Blue Jays realistically compete in the AL East, both now and long term?Alpheus: If everything breaks...

Bluebird Banter Q & A: Part 2

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(Big ups to easyrichboy for the header) Part deux...Bluebird Banter: The game appears to be flush with money, thus inflating the free agent market and organizational budgets. To what extent should...

Bluebird Banter Q & A: Part 1

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(Kudos to easyrichboy for the header) This is part one of a roundtable discussion I moderated between the other five writers: Alpheus, bigearcreations, easyrichboy, hugo, and Allan. Today, I'll...

Tomo Ohka Signs with the Jays

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Earlier today, it was reported that Tomokazu Ohka is now a member of the Blue Jays. He'll have to slug it out with Casey Janssen, John Thomson, Josh Towers, Sean Marcum, and perhaps others for the...

Ridiculous Article on ESPN

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I recently came across an NBA article by Marc Stein on espn.com that discusses MVP candidates now that the season is approaching the halfway mark. Well, in the article, Stein states his MVP-voting...

New-look Bluebird Banter

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I was in search of new writers for the website. Well, four (yes, four) have been added to the lineup. That means, of course, that posting will be more...

Overbay Signing/ Dukes Rumours/ Writers Needed

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Hello, everyone. It's been a while.A couple of items in the news:Lyle Overbay signed an extension with the Blue Jays this week. The contract is worth $24 million and spans four years, two of which...

Is Rios On the Block?

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As of this moment, Alex Rios finds himself on the frontpage of the MLB section on ESPN.com. Now that Vernon Wells signed that Hugh Jazz contract, the attention has shifted towards Rios, who appears...

Wells is About to Sign an Extension

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Ken Rosenthal reports that Vernon Wells is on the brink of signing a 7-year, $126 million extension with the Blue Jays. One item of note is that the contract, like the one given to A.J. Burnett,...

Batista or Eaton?

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Former Blue Jay Miguel Batista got his piece of the giant free agent pie, reportedly signing a three-year, $24 million contract with the Mariners.And, as everyone knows, Adam Eaton also signed a...

Clayton, Stairs, and Smith

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Since I haven't gone over these transactions in depth, I thought I'd gage how everyone feels about them.To recap, the Blue Jays: signed Royce Clayton to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. signed M...

Bob Elliott: Blue Jays' Five Worst Winter Meetings

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Today's a rather slow news day, but I came across a recent column by Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun. I'd say a few of the items on this list were actually advantageous for the Blue Jays, including...

Buddy Bell Blasts J.P.

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It's hard to argue against ol' Buddy, whose comments appear in the Toronto Sun: "(Ricciardi) is an interesting guy for all that he's done in the game," Bell told the Kansas City Star. "He's a...

John Sickels' Top 20 Blue Jays Prospects

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As he does every year, John Sickels lists his top 20 prospects from each organization, as well as some honourable mentions. Yesterday, he listed his top 20 Blue Jays, including a grade he assigns...

Vernon Wells On the Move?

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First, these Jays-related tidbits from Aaron Gleeman's winter meetings update: Apparently the Blue Jays have removed Vernon Wells from all advertising for the 2007 season, although manager John...

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