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The Bullpen: R.A. Dickey isn't worried about Jays slow start by poor defence is alarming

FROM APRIL 8 The Blue Jays completed the first week of the season with a disappointing 2-4 record, including two losses from their starting ace, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. He’s not worried. The most alarming aspect of the homestand may have...

The Bullpen: Finally, the home opener is upon us

From April 1 For the local nine, the Blue Jays, Tuesday marks the 37th celebration of Opening Day, the official end of winter — if not in actual fact, then at least mentally and spiritually. And that’s important to a...

The Bullpen: Puerto Rico's success should inspire Canada

From March 18 On Sunday night, Puerto Rico pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the current WBC tournament, beating Japan 3-1 to advance to the finals against the winner of the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands. Puerto Rico’...

The Bullpen: Team Canada has bright future

From March 11: By the time the next World Baseball Classic is staged in 2017, 22 of Team Canada’s current 28 players will be in their 30s. Where is the new young talent coming from? Five current Canadian players were...

Blue Jays with another horsehide version of Great Expectations: Griffin

Ever since the glory years of the Blue Jays, their unbelievable back-to-back World Series championships in 1992-93, ever since the great strike of '94, this may be only the third time that an off-season of Jays' wheeling and dealing, of...

Blue Jays sign fifth starter J.A. Happ to extension: Griffin

The Blue Jays on Thursday morning introduced the newest member of their starting rotation J.A. (Jay) Happ to the media, a day after signing a contract extension for two years, $8.9 million, plus an option for 2015 of $6.7 million......

Blue Jays option Ricky Romero to Class-A Dunedin

Hours after manager John Gibbons had confirmed to media that Ricky Romero would remain in the Blue Jays' starting rotation, the club announced that the struggling lefthander was being optioned to Class-A Dunedin of the Florida State League. Romero had...

Blue Jays: Brett Lawrie to miss at least first four games on DL: Griffin

The Blue Jays have told injured third baseman Brett Lawrie that he will begin the season on the disabled list. Lawrie suffered an injury to his left ribcage in a tuneup for the World Baseball Classic on March 6 and...

Canada blows late lead to USA and is eliminated from WBC: Griffin

PHOENIX-The USA is moving on. Canada is going home. Attempting to advance to the second round of the World Baseball Classic for the first time in three tries, Canada lost a heartbreaking 9-4 decision to a talented group of Americans...

WBC: Canada takes fight-filled decision over Mexico setting up showdown with USA :Griffin

PHOENIX-Less than 24 hours after the Team Canada train fell off the tracks against Italy, a stunned group of baseball players needed a fast start on Saturday against Mexico to getback some of that national esprit de corps into the.....

Team Canada with backs to wall after Game 1 mercy loss to Italy: Griffin

PHOENIX-There was always a stated primary goal and an understood secondary one for Team Canada, entering the tournament opener against Italy at Chase Field on Friday afternoon. The primary reason for winning was to set up a situation wherein a...

Blue Jays mailbag: World Baseball Classic a hit despite minor quibbles

Fans can criticize the timing of the World Baseball Classic and some of the rules like the pitch counts and the tiebreakers, but anyone who criticizes the basic concept of the WBC should be forced to watch replays of Italy...

Blue Jays' Brett Lawrie forced to withdraw from WBC with rib injury: Griffin

Canada's hopes in the WBC took another body blow on Thursday, as a subdued Brett Lawrie emerged into the dugout at Chase Field to announce that he would not play in ther tournament, even if Canada makes it to the...

The Bullpen: Free agent cap could hit Blue Jays’ Latin recruiting

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera, left, talks with teammates Edwin Encarnacion, centre, and Jose Bautista, right, as they watch batting practice during baseball spring training in Dunedin, Fla. NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS --- Passing through the doors of the...

Blue Jays mailbag: Pitching depth a hot topic of conversation for readers

Brad Lincoln may begin the season in AAA-Buffalo as a starter. CANADIAN PRESS PHOTO It’s only March 1 and they’re at it again. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told Sun-Sentinel writer Juan Rodriguez that Reyes mis-remembers and that he, Loria, never...

Blue Jays Notes Feb. 28, 2013 including Jays-Yankees; Loria-Reyes: Griffin

Jays edge Yankees 1-0 The Blue Jays shut out the Yankees at Steinbrenner Field on Thursday, behind the seven-hit pitching of Brandon Morrow and seven relievers. Morrow worked two innings, throwing an efficient 23 pitches, 15 for strikes. The righthander...

The Bullpen: Stroman vows to overcome taint of drug suspension

YEAR 2, VOLUME III, Feb. 25, 2013 - Spring training is always and easily the best time of the year for baseball fans. But this spring, before the games started, you had to get there early or you missed it...

The Bullpen: Blue Jays’ cost of building instant contender is a weaker minor league system

YEAR 2 VOLUME II, Feb. 19, 2013 - Unfortunately, the cost of doing business, of building an instant contender as Alex Anthopoulos has seemingly done over the past off-season, is inevitably the weakening of a franchise’s farm system. As such,...

The Bullpen: R.A. Dickey is in a world of his own

RICHARD GRIFFIN’S BASEBALL BULLPEN YEAR II VOLUME I, February 11, 2013 THE BULLPEN — YEAR TWO Last year, we began the experiment of an extensive Monday baseball roundup and that young tradition will continue again this year. With spring training...

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons Unplugged: Griffin

The recently re-hired Blue Jays' manager, John Gibbons, sometimes misunderstood but never misleading, had just returned to his family home in south Texas after fulfilling key off-season obligations to his new/old employer. It was a bright and sunny mid-January mid-morning...

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