John Lott

Blue Jays

If Joey Bats and Encarnacion Are Done in Toronto, Blue Jays Fans Sent Them off with Proper Exit

Everyone from fans to teammates wants to see the two sluggers return to Toronto. But both figure to have plenty of suitors as they hit free agency.
John Lott
10.20.16
Blue Jays

Veteran Jason Grilli Has Become a Media Magnet but Doesn't Like the Attention

As an insightful, respected leader, Grilli is a clubhouse favourite for reporters. He'd prefer less attention, but he's brought it upon himself with his postseason play.
John Lott
10.19.16
2016 mlb playoffs

After Mashing Their Way to ALCS, Blue Jays' Bats Go Cold in Cleveland

The Blue Jays have been unable to solve Andrew Miller and Cleveland's pitching staff, and a pair of one-run losses has them going back to Toronto down 2-0.
John Lott
10.16.16
Blue Jays

Playoff-Tested Russell Martin and the Red-Hot Blue Jays Are Having Fun

The Blue Jays have won all four playoff games and six straight dating back to the end of the regular season. They are cool and calm going into their ALCS matchup with Cleveland.
John Lott
10.14.16
2016 mlb playoffs

Josh Donaldson's Brazen Dash Lifts Toronto to Sweep in Latest Blue Jays Thriller

Donaldson's heads-up baserunning propelled the Blue Jays to an extra-inning, ALDS sweep of the Rangers.
John Lott
10.10.16
2016 mlb playoffs

The Blue Jays Delivered Another Signature October Moment

Between Bautista's bat flip and Encarnacion's walk-off homer to eliminate Baltimore in the wild-card game, Toronto has produced some ultra-dramatic playoff moments the last two seasons.
John Lott
10.5.16
Blue Jays

Tulowitzki Takes the Lead as Blue Jays Make Last-Ditch Surge to Playoffs

The 2016 Blue Jays have become Troy Tulowitzki's team. His leadership looms large, and he is unafraid to acknowledge it.
John Lott
10.3.16
mlb

Blue Jays' Disappearing Offence Sets up Dramatic Finish for AL Wild Cards

The Blue Jays and Orioles are tied in the American League wild-card standings, with Detroit and Seattle right behind. It's a four-team race going into the final weekend of the season.
John Lott
9.30.16
Blue Jays

Giving in to Vengeance Proves Costly for Blue Jays

The Blue Jays lost reliever Joaquin Benoit (possibly for the year) and second baseman Devon Travis to injury after a couple benches-clearing incidents with the Yankees.
John Lott
9.28.16
Jose Fernandez

Jose Fernandez's Death Takes Mark Shapiro Back to 1993

Shapiro was with Cleveland when Indians pitchers Tim Crews and Steve Olin died in a boating accident in 1993. The Blue Jays' president, and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, spoke about the death of Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' 24-year-old ace.
John Lott
9.25.16
mlb

Blue Jays' September Slide Isn't the Only Reason They're Clinging to a Playoff Spot

Toronto can point to a number of things, like a lousy first month, for why it finds itself in the position its in today. With a little over a week left, every misstep is a step closer to quicksand.
John Lott
9.23.16
Blue Jays

How the Blue Jays' Success Could Influence next Year's Expenditures

Jays president Mark Shapiro wants to upgrade the Rogers Centre and indicated a bigger payroll could be on the horizon. But reaching the playoffs again will be key to secure more ticket sales and generate extra revenue.
John Lott
9.14.16
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