Tagged: ‘Toronto Blue Jays’

Rumors & Rumblings: Scouts give takes on AL position battles
March 24th, 2017 at 10:27 AM
***PHOTO1*** With opening day a little more than a week away, there are still a number of unanswered questions with various American League teams. Here is a look at three of those situations and scouts' takes on them: Yankees fourth and fifth starters Six pitchers are competing for...

American Leaguers with something to prove in 2017
March 13th, 2017 at 1:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** The American League is, by and large, an even playing field this season across all divisions, with no absolute, runaway favorite among its ranks. This opens it up to be a league that can be won by riding the hot hand or a free agent striving for the career...

American League’s top up and comers in 2017
March 8th, 2017 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the established stars such as Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Clayton Kershaw need no introduction and the big-name prospects have their names made by the plethora of "top 100" lists that make minor league hype the machine that it is, there is a middle ground of young players...

Rumors and Rumblings: Most MLB teams would like WBC to disappear
March 7th, 2017 at 1:38 PM
***PHOTO1*** BRADENTON, Fla. â?? The World Baseball Classic's purpose is to grow the game globally. While everyone associated with Major League Baseball understand that, most major-league general managers and managers wish the event would go away â?? even if they not say anything publicly. The Pittsburgh Pirates have...

Ranking the MLB divisions from toughest to easiest
February 19th, 2017 at 11:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** It's a general fact of life in Major League Baseball that some teams simply have more difficult roads to the postseason than others do. In 2016, the American League East produced three playoff teams and a fourth with a record over .500, while the Chicago Cubs won the National League...