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JPA Ripped by Buehrle!

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"I’m the first guy to not make excuses," said Mark Buehrle, "but last year was tough. It was an adjustment. A lot of new faces. A new country. I really missed my dog. There was the World Baseball Classic, injuries, and, God love him, but we trotted out one of the worst everyday catchers in the modern era.

Congratulations Pikachu, I'm sure you will do us proud.

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PIKAAAA RT @Polygon: Pikachu is Japan's official mascot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil http://t.co/tj7eLEJ8ks

— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 16, 2014 https://twitter.com/SBNation/status/445018064867065856

Blue Jays sign Outfielder Ryan Scoma

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The contract of Winnipeg Goldeyes outfielder/infielder Ryan Scoma has been purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays. He will report to minor league spring training with Toronto next month. Scoma, 26, finished third in the American Association last season with a .341 batting average. In 81 games, he also hit four home runs, drove in 46 runs and posted a .443 on-base percentage, good for second in the league.

Blue Jays purchase contract of Goldeyes OF/IF Scoma

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#Bluejays roster machinations ahead of Rule 5 roster deadline! #Jays add Deck McGuire to the 40-man roster, that's it.

— Mike Wilner (@Wilnerness590) November 20, 2013 Mike Wilner

There goes that hope

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Sources: Free-agent catcher Carlos Ruiz re-signing with #Phillies.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 18, 2013 Ken Rosenthal Tweet

Dalton Pompey wins a Minor League Gold Glove

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Center fielder Dalton Pompey is the second Canadian to win a Minor League Gold Glove award this year and the youngest of the award winners, having been drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 16th round of the 2010 draft out of John Fraser Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario (just outside of Toronto). With the Lansing Lugnuts in 2013, Pompey had a very solid season, hitting .261/.358/.394 and stealing 38 bases as a 20 year old. Playing center field for the Lugnuts, Pompey did not make an error and had eight outfield assists in over 230 total chances.

Grading on a curve.

Let there be great rejoicing.

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Bud Selig will today announce formally he's retiring, effective in January 2015.

Jon Heyman Tweet

Congratulations Dirk

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Meanwhile, former big leaguer Dirk Hayhurst, now a best-selling author and analyst for the Blue Jays, will also provide insight and commentary from the TBS studio throughout the postseason.

theScore

Baseball Prospectus on Matt Smoral

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The 6'8" Smoral is one of the most intriguing and favorite arms I saw all season. His fastball sits easily in the 91-94 range while hitting 95 at times. While that is very solid coming from the left side, it's his slider that sucks me in. It's already a plus pitch sitting at 82-85 with tilt and a sharp bite that is effective to both righties and lefties alike. When he's commanding the fastball the slider is a devastating swing-and-miss pitch that he can throw in any count.

Monday Morning Ten Pack

Darkness does not leave us easily as we would hope." ― Margaret Stohl

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Maybe there IS light at the end of this tunnel - Drabek follows Hutchinson's fine start with Dunedin with one of his own

http://jaysjournal.com/2013/07/28/romeros-down-drabeks-up-july-27-minor-league-report/?utm_source=FanSided&utm_medium=Network&utm_campaign=Trending
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