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MLB Photo Day Fun: Old Blue Jays With Their New Teams

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A lot of commentary about beards.

Last Thursday, our Sporcle quiz asked you where former Blue Jays in 2014 have landed this season. We took several of those players and compared their official photo day portrait from last year with the Blue Jays to the one taken earlier this week with their new teams. To play with the sliders, simply hover your mouse over each picture and move it left and right to shift between the two photo, or use a finger on a touch-screen device.

Melky Cabrera

Photo credits: left - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports; right - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Melky Carbera may now be with the White Sox, but he still proudly places a red maple leaf on the knob of his bat.

Anthony Gose

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Brian Blanco/Getty Images

Anthony Gose learned that no facial hair is better than weird whispy facial hair.

Brandon Morrow

Photo credits: left - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports; right - Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

It doesn't look like Brandon Morrow has changed much, except filling out his beard a bit.

Brett Lawrie

Photo credits: left - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports; right - Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Other than a little bit more ink on his right wrist, and some extra hair around his mouth, the two Photo Day portraits of Brett Lawrie is creepily alike.

Sean Nolin

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Sean Nolin lost some weight, but gained a new beard on his face.

Colby Rasmus

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

That's some good flow on the back of Colby Rasmus's head this year.

Casey Janssen

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe it's the stubble but Casey Janssen looks like he has aged five years since last year.

Dustin McGowan

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Dustin McGowan trimmed some of his chin hair from last year and pasted it to the rest of his face. I miss the muttonchops.

Sergio Santos

Photo credits: left - Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports; right - Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Whoa. This is the first time I noticed that Sergio Santos's ears are folded over at the top.

J.A. Happ

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

New team, new glove for J.A. Happ. He isn't smiling in either photo, but he did at least once since going to Seattle.

Adam Lind

Photo credits: left - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports; right - Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

Umpires will no longer be able to use Adam Lind's beard to brush home plate this year. Also: notice that the Brewers' cap has the player's number on the underbrim.

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Photo credits: left -  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images; right - Rob Carr/Getty Images

It's been a hard 12 years.