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2011 Pre-Season Preview: AL East – Toronto Blue Jays

March 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Blue Jays 3B Jose Bautista Toronto Blue Jays (2010 record: 85-77) The Blue Jays had the busiest off-season of any team in Major League Baseball. GM Alex Anthopoulos continued the re-structuring of the club – and its salary structure – in earnest… and, in the process, managed to rid his organization of the most untradeable […]

AL East Positional Analysis And Ranking: Center Field

February 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I am in the midst of a series examining the relative strengths and weaknesses of the teams in the AL East, on a position-by-position basis. The players at each position are being ranked in relation to their peers within the division, with each team being assigned points based on where their player ranks in comparison […]

Toronto Acquires Davis, Increases Outfield Options for 2011

November 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When the Oakland Athletics acquired David DeJesus from the Kansas City Royals one week ago there appeared to be a logjam created within their outfield as the team simply had too many players for the positions available. To further complicate the situation, four of the eight outfielders that were on the team’s 40-man roster as of this morning have […]

A’s Acquire DeJesus, KC Gets Mazzaro

November 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When word came out that the Oakland Athletics had submitted the highest bid in the posting process for Japanese righty Hisashi Iwakuma earlier this week the early speculation was that Oakland would then turn their pitching surplus into a much needed bat. Presumably nobody expected that GM Billy Beane would make a trade so soon after, especially considering Iwakuma […]