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Richard Griffin's Mailbag: Of Buffalo, Escobar, Farrell and Blue Jays' hope

Well, with the signing of a two-year agreement with the Buffalo Bisons, the Jays have now completed all five suggestions I wrote in my column of August 3 http://bit.ly/NGUsXb suggesting the five things the Jays needed to do in August....

Escobar accepts Blue Jays' suspension but still may not get it: Griffin

The Jays pre-empted any move by major-league baseball in suspending their own shortstop Yunel Escobar for three games without pay for his disappointingly homophobic actions in the printed message written on his paste-on eye strips on Saturday, during a game...

The bullpen: Baltimore Orioles top Oakland A’s as AL’s surprise team

As part of the major league power rankings that can be found further down in The Bullpen, the teams ranked Nos. 3-4 overall are the Oakland A’s and the Baltimore Orioles, two teams currently holding the first and second wild-card...

Richard Griffin's mailbag: Fans speculate on Farrell's future

Jesse Hodges of Canada receives high fives after hitting a two-run home run in the ninth inning during the 18U Baseball World Championship Group B match between Canada and Japan at Mokdong Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Seoul. (Photo...

The Bullpen: Farrell wants to add Mottola as associate batting coach

Las Vegas 51s batting coach Chad Mottola. VOLUME XIV, Sept. 10, 2012 THE ESSAY The future of the position has already been shaped in places like St. Louis where for years the Cardinals have listed an associate hitting coach to...

From the Blue Jays clubhouse following 9-2 win over the Red Sox

Anthony Gose on his improved hitting since returning from AAA-Las Vegas: “It hasn't been a matter of feeling comfortable, it's just been a matter of making contact. I hadn't really hit the ball. I got sent down to work on...

From the Blue Jays' clubhouse following 7-5 win over Red Sox

John Farrell regarding Friday's return of both Brett Lawrie and J.P. Arencibia: "It was great to see both guys, not only get to the ballpark today, but the energy that they bring with them individually and the fact we're able...

Jays add Arencibia and Lawrie back into lineup: Griffin

The Jays on Friday activated a pair of important injured position players, third baseman Brett Lawrie and catcher J.P. Arencibia and added them to the lineup against the Red Sox in time for the first of a three-game series. John...

Blue Jays mailbag: Competition with Red Sox will continue into offseason

Suffice it to say the Jays have never had a season quite like the one they are currently having. Season-ending injuries to key players, including the two-time defending home run champ, plus two starters and a closer. Add to that...

The Bullpen: Bullpen: Blue Jays fans should never forget the Expos and baseball in Montreal

VOLUME XIII, Sept. 4, 2012 THE ESSAY On Sunday, Section 240 of the Rogers Centre hosted a rollicking reunion of fans and friends of the Montreal Expos, organized by a Montreal radio personality named Matt Ross. A movement called ExposNation...

Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman suspended 50 games: Griffin

Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday that Jays' prospect, righthanded pitcher Marcus Stroman has been suspended 50 games, testing positive for a banned substance that the club identified as Methylhexaneamine, one of 56 stimulants on the MLB list. Stroman was...

Bautista out for Blue Jays season with left wrist surgery: Griffin

In an announcement that represented both bad news and good news for the Blue Jays, it was determined on Tuesday that all-star right fielder Jose Bautista will undergo season-ending surgery to repair damage in his left wrist that had destabilized...

Richard Griffin's Bullpen: Dodgers address both short-term, long-term needs with blockbuster trade

VOLUME XII, Aug. 27, 2012 THE ESSAY The Dodgers must now be considered favourites to win the division... this year and next. It didn’t take long for new Dodgers’ ownership to assert itself as being very different...

Roger Clemens wants another major-league start

Never take anything that happens with Roger Clemens at face value. That's why the Rocket's latest bizarre comeback attempt, this time with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, bears closer examination. With Roger most decisions are deep...

The Bullpen: Melky Cabrera's suspension shows Steroid Era won't fade

It seems that eight years after mandatory testing and performance-enhancing drugs were declared illegal in the game, the spectre of major-league baseball’s Steroid Era just won’t go away. Slightly over one month after the feel-good performance of Melky Cabrera in...

Jays looking to get healthier on coming road trip: Griffin

The Jays' manager John Farrell shared good news on many of his injury fronts on Saturday morning as the club looked forward to the return of some walking wounded -- even before the Sept. 1 date for expanding active rosters...

Yorvit Torrealba possibly headed to Blue Jays: Griffin

In a report on Tuesday in the Fort Woth Star-Telegram by Drew Davison, the 34-year-old catcher Yorvit Torrealba, released by the Texas Rangers on August 8, appears headed to the Blue Jays to back up Jeff Mathis for the final...

The Bullpen: Athletic youngsters bringing baseball back to the future

Mike Trout and Bryce Harper not the only youngsters to make an impact in 2012. There is one truly positive reality emerging from the 2012 season. It is a development in the game that can only be considered encouraging for...

Blue Jays place Brett Lawrie on DL: Griffin

The Blue Jays on Thursday placed third baseman Brett Lawrie on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 5. Lawrie left the game in Oakland on August 4, after his first at-bat. He injured the right ribcage (oblique) when he...

The Bullpen: Jays' trade show they're writing 2012 off

VOLUME IX, August 6, 2012 THE ESSAY The Jays made a couple of moves at the trade deadline, bolstering the bullpen by acquiring Brad Lincoln from the Pirates for Travis Snider; and Steve Delabar from the Mariners for Eric Thames....

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