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Let’s Craft an Extension for Jose Bautista

Last night, the Jays avoided arbitration with Josh Donaldson, agreeing to a two year deal that gives him nearly $29 million in guaranteed income, and helps the team avoid a second huge raise next year if Donaldson has another great year. The team had publicly stated their desire to get Donaldson locked up long-term, but as a Super Two coming off an MVP season, Donaldson had plenty...
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Topps to release epic Jose Bautista bat flip baseball card

When Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista crushed a go-ahead three-run homer off Texas Rangers reliever Sam Dyson, launching the ball to the second deck of the Rogers Centre during last October’s Game 5 of the ALDS, the baseball world, including myself and all of Canada, effectively lost their mind. The homer was nice, and a huge moment for the 2015 Blue Jays, but what followed...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball execs can't lose sight of the human element in making decisions

I need to get out more. Baseball executives need to get out more, too.On Friday night, I was in Toronto for "Pitch Talks," a speaker series about baseball, serving on a panel with Arden Zwelling and Ben Nicholson-Smith of Rogers SportsNet. Midway through the session, a fan asked a seemingly routine question, wondering whether we thought the Blue Jays would extend the contract of...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays have a decision to make with Bautista and Encarnacion’s pending free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays will be in somewhat of a tough position after the 2016 season as both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are due to hit free agency. Toronto president Mark Shapiro will likely attempt to re-sign both of them, and given the team’s win-now window, trading one of them over the next six months would simply would be insane. Still, for Blue Jays fans, the idea...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista's bat flip inspires a holiday sweater

There are two modern-day things that just will not go away: purposely ugly holiday sweaters and Jose Bautista’s bat flip from Game 5 of the ALDS.So of course the Internet all but exploded on Wednesday when it was revealed that these two entities have joined forces to create a pullover that puts all other Christmas ensembles to shame.The ode to Bautista's heavily debated home run...
Via Yardbarker
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista defends bat flip: I felt like a superhero

Jose Bautista defended his famous bat flip in an essay written for The Players’ Tribune in which he compared his experience to that of being a superhero. Bautista hit one of the biggest home runs in Toronto Blue Jays history when he blasted a 3-run home run in Game 5 of the ALDS against the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fan gets Jose Bautista bat flip tattoo

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s Game 5 of the AL Division Series which caused Rogers Centre to explode with energy. It gave the Jays a 6-3 lead, and was the boost the team needed to defeat the Texas Rangers and advance to the AL Championship Series. It had been 22 years since the team last qualified...
Via The Sports Daily
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

On the line between emotion and sportsmanship

You probably don’t need an introductory paragraph to this post. You read the title, so you already know what this one is about. Last night, with one swing, Jose Bautista untied the deciding game of the Blue Jays/Rangers series, and then Jose Bautista did this.     If you’re a Blue Jays fan, odds are you loved it. The team hasn’t been to the postseason in 22 years, and...
Via Fangraphs
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Adorable 'Mini Bautista' wills home run out of park

Mini Bautista, you’re the real MVP. A young Toronto Blue Jays fan with a Jose Bautista beard painted on was captured on video swinging an imaginary bat just as the real Jose Bautista launched a mammoth, game-winning home run in the bottom of the seventh inning of Wednesday’s series-clinching ALDS Game 5. #MiniBautista channelling his batting chi again… @JoeyBats19 ...
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bautista calls out Cowherd over comments on Dominicans

ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd said some less than flattering things about Dominican baseball players on his show Thursday, and Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is none too pleased. Speaking on his weekday show “The Herd,” Cowherd commented on the criticism that the Miami Marlins have received for hiring general manager Dan Jennings, a guy...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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