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Blue Jays Non-Tenders

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The Blue Jays officially non-tendered Raimel Tapia, Bradley Zimmer, and Vinny Capra this afternoon.

MLB news: Bryce Harper injury and 2 other things you might have missed

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A Bryce Harper injury update, a trade between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners, and a strange promotional schedule for the Los Angeles Angels involving Shohei Ohtani make up three MLB-related news stories you may have missed from Wednesday. Philadelphia Phillies outfielder/designated hitter Bryce Harper will undergo surgery next week and the timeline for his return in 2023 is unclear. Bryce Harper will have UCL surgery next Wednesday. Not sure if it will be Tommy John surgery or not, so timetable to return in 2023 is unknown.

Marlins' Alcantara, Astros' Verlander snag Cy Young Awards

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Sandy Alcantara of the Miami Marlins and Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros each received all 30 first-place votes to claim respective National League and American League Cy Young Award honors for the 2022 season. Baseball Writers Association of America voters rewarded the aces Wednesday on MLB Network. Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried finished second in the National League. Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease finished second in the American League.

Nate Pearson Winter League News

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Good to see that Nate Pearson did great in the Dominican Winter League.

Fred McGriff On Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee Hall of Fame Ballot

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Albert Belle, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Dale Murphy, Rafael Palmeiro and Curt Schilling are all on the Ballot. I'd like to think that Fred has a good chance, since they aren't voting Clemens, Schilling or Bonds in.

One big inning propels Jays to 5-2 win

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Coming off two big wins to start the series, the Jays were in tough Saturday afternoon with a pitching matchup of one of baseball’s best starters in Gerrit Cole against their fifth start Mitch White. Add to that fielding something of a "B" lineup with both George Springer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. out, and while it would be a bit much to say they were punting this, it did seem like they were conceding the uphill odds. And yet when the dust settled, the Jays had their fourth straight win. White turned in a serviceable job in holding the Yankees to one run over 4 innings, turning over the order twice. He was in trouble almost the whole time, giving up a fair share of hard contact and seven hits, with multiple batters reaching in every inning save the 3rd. But buckled down and made some big pitches when it really mattered, including 5 strikoeuts. And it really helped didn’t compound the damage by issuing any free passes.

Moreno hits a liner

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Sticks it in the fence

Feature on Dave Stieb by SB

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It's only part one. But it's a really nice focus on the Blue Jays great, and how he was robbed. I thought it would be of interest ;)

Blue Jays hiring 2022 seasonal staff

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Grounds crew, ushers, security, warehouse... If you are considering it, you may want to read Ryan Kohls' "Working the Graveyard Shift at the Rogers Centre" in the Toronto Life magazine (see also here on BBB).