Source: Blue Jays close to extending Estrada

September 20, 2017

Estrada, 34, developed a strong rapport with the city and organization after arriving for the 2015 season, which became a career year for him. The right-hander re-signed with the Jays quickly in the fall of 2015 — a two-year, $26 million deal — and is on the verge of doing so again. Estrada’s future in Toronto was in doubt for much of the season. He struggled mightily in June and…

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Stroman's home stats put him in elite company

September 20, 2017

The 26-year-old has one start remaining at home and another on the road before his 2017 is over. He finished Tuesday’s outing with an overall ERA of 3.01, which also puts him one strong start away from becoming one of four American League starters with a chance to finish below 3.00. “I think it’s a combination of putting in a ton of work in the offseason, and in the season,…

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Barney leads Stro-powered Blue Jays past KC

September 20, 2017

Stroman kept the Royals scoreless long enough for Darwin Barney to put the Blue Jays in front with a two-run home run in the sixth inning. The Blue Jays’ ace finished the night with seven innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Royals left fielder Alex Gordon made MLB history in defeat with the 5,694th home run hit in Major League Baseball in 2017,…

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Raptors Announce 2017-18 Broadcast Schedule

September 19, 2017

Click here to download the broadcast schedule The Toronto Raptors announced Tuesday their broadcast schedule for the 2017-18 NBA season with all 82 regular season contests being televised nationally. For the first time, all 41 regular season home games with be aired in 4K. TSN and Sportsnet will each carry 41 games. TSN has the season opener against the Chicago Bulls on October 19 from Air Canada Centre. The network…

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Maple Leafs News: Lupul, Cuts and Preseason Action

Toronto Maple Leafs hockey is finally back. The regular season is still a few weeks away but for hockey-starved fans, the Blue and White will be suiting up for their first exhibition game against the Ottawa Senators. There’s always interesting tidbits of news when it comes to the Leafs. We’re going to jump right into the action and talk about Joffrey Lupul and his comments, some training camp cuts and…

September 18, 2017
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Bichette on list of prospects with soaring stock

September 18, 2017

Bo Bichette, SS, Blue Jays’ No. 2/MLB No. 27Dante’s son also wasn’t on the preseason Top 100 but has since hit his way up to No. 27 overall. After a strong summer debut in 2016, he proved he was far from a Gulf Coast League fluke by raking across two levels of A ball as a teenager. The 19-year-old is the first teen to lead the Minors in hitting (.362)…

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Rumor Rundown: Demers, Lupul and the Leafs, More

It has been an interesting 24 hours as it pertains to news and rumors around the NHL. Florida Panthers Trading Demers It appears the Jason Demers trade wasn’t as simple as merely finding a deal with the Coyotes. George Richards is reporting that the Florida Panthers first finalized trading the defenseman to the Vancouver Canucks for d-man Erik Gudbranson. Demers has a modified no-trade clause and turned down the deal….

September 18, 2017
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Constructing an All Toronto-Born NHL Lineup

Ever wonder what the Toronto Maple Leafs lineup would look like if they only employed active Toronto-born players from across the league? Today, we answer that question. It’s well documented that a plethora of Toronto area players make up a significant part of the NHL’s top performers, as well as a portion of Canadian Olympic teams. But, many of those players are born and raised in more rural towns and cities of…

September 18, 2017
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Atlantic Maroon captures Tournament 12 title

“Just unreal,” said Atlantic center fielder Micah McDowell of their performance. “They carried the load for us. We didn’t have much pitching left, and they just picked us right up.” McDowell had a big day himself, hitting a single and drawing a walk en route to picking up T12 MVP honors from tournament commissioner and Hall of Fame second baseman Roberto Alomar. McDowell stood out over four days and will…

September 18, 2017
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Donaldson homers twice in 2nd straight game

September 17, 2017

“Yeah, that was a bomb,” Toronto manager John Gibbons said. “He can do that, though. We’ve seen him do that. He’s a special player.” It’s the seventh-longest home run in the Majors this season and the third-longest at Target Field since Statcast™ starting tracking home runs in 2015. The longest Target Field homers belong to Seattle’s Nelson Cruz, who hit a 493-foot clout on Sept. 24, 2016, and the Twins’ Kennys…

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