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Mar 19, 2017
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While his teammates were combining for 11 runs, Justin Smoak went 0-for-4 Sunday against the Pirates, dropping his spring average to .121.
Blue Bird Banter Mar 21, 2017
Tuesday Bantering: Roster Cuts, Sports Science

Tuesday Bantering: Roster Cuts, Sports Science

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. The Blue Jays, in another set of roster cuts, have reassigned Rowdy Tellez to minor league camp, confirming he won’t make the major league team to start the season. One of the most prolific story lines of spring, many hoped that Tellez would, eventually, steal Justin Smoak’s job, but it appears that Smoak has some security at this point, at least for the time being. John Gibbons confirmed to Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun that Tellez will start the season in triple-A. “He could be a guy that anchors that position in Toronto for a lot of...
Blue Bird Banter Mar 20, 2017
Quick Recap: Jays Lose

Quick Recap: Jays Lose

Liriano strikes out 10 in 4.2 innings Twins 8 Blue Jays 2 Not all that much good to say about that one. Francisco Liriano pitched a good 4.2, with 10 strikeouts. Justin Smoak and Ryan McBroom each homered. And that was about it for good news. Under the bad news column, Ezequiel Carrera and Darwin Barney collided and Ezequiel had to be taken out of the game. A quad muscle contusion is what the Jays are saying is his injury. Hopefully not out for long. Pitchers: Francisco Liriano: 4.2 innings, 4 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk, 10 strikeouts, 1 home run. Another good outing. Leonel Campos: 0.1, 1...
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2017

Blue Jays will save getting Rowdy for later

On Sunday, the Blue Jays designated first base prospect Rowdy Tellez to minor league camp. Tellez left a positive impression on the coaching staff with a strong Grapefruit League showing. Despite all the talk about the Blue Jays’ first base picture this year, the options are plentiful for manager, John Gibbons. With Justin Smoak returning and free agent […] Blue Jays will save getting Rowdy for later - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Mar 19, 2017
Stalemate: Blue Jays, Pirates Tie at 11

Stalemate: Blue Jays, Pirates Tie at 11

For the second time this spring, the Blue Jays didn’t win or lose - they tied. Playing against the Pittsburgh Pirates at LECOM Park, both teams scored 11 runs to end the game as a draw. Offense, on both sides of the diamond, struck early and often. The game saw a total of 30 hits and 10 walks over eighty at bats, compared to a median of 69 at bats in the average 2016 game. Combined with nine doubles and home runs from Ezequiel Carrera and Michael Suchy, both teams scored 11 runs. Every Blue Jay and Pirate starter, aside from Justin Smoak, got on base at least once, including pitcher...
Rotoworld Mar 19, 2017

Justin Smoak goes 0-for-4 against Pirates - Justin Smoak (1B) Toronto Blue Jays

While his teammates were combining for 11 runs, Justin Smoak went 0-for-4 Sunday against the Pirates, dropping his spring average to .121.
Blue Bird Banter Mar 13, 2017
Quick Recap: Morales homers, Jays win

Quick Recap: Morales homers, Jays win

Red Sox 3 Blue Jays 4 A win! Batters: Kevin Pillar: 0 for 3, .435. Troy Tulowitzki: 0 for 3. .000. Kendrys Morales: 2 for 3, home run. .474. Melvin Upton: 0 for 3, k. .111. Salty: 0 for 2, walk. .313. Reese McGuire: 1 for 1, double. .188. Justin Smoak: 0 for 2, walk. .130 Darrell Ceciliani: 2 for 3, .286. Darwin Barney: 1 for 2, walk. .333. Ryan Goins: 0 for 3. .167. Pitchers: Happ: 4 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned, 1 k. Mat Latos: 2 innings, 1 hit (home run), 1 walk, 1 earned, 2 k. Jason Grilli: 1 inning, 1 hit (home run), k. Joe Smith: 1 inning, 1 hit, 2 k. Bo Schultz: 1...
National Post Mar 13, 2017
No more swinging for the fences: Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak takes new mental approach, mechanics into season

No more swinging for the fences: Toronto Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak takes new mental approach, mechanics into season

No more seething at swings and misses. If the at-bats shrink, don’t try to make up for it with one mighty swat
Jays Journal Mar 13, 2017

Blue Jays first base options not named Justin Smoak

With no sign of improvement on the horizon, the time has come for the Toronto Blue Jays to cut ties with first baseman Justin Smoak once and for all. The Toronto Blue Jays were hopeful coming into spring training that Justin Smoak could hit the restart button after a disastrous 2016 season, a season in […] Blue Jays first base options not named Justin Smoak - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Mar 12, 2017
Blue Jays’ Smoak strikes out in search of better swing: DiManno

Blue Jays’ Smoak strikes out in search of better swing: DiManno

Jays working hard to fix first baseman Justin Smoak after strikeout-prone season and now no Edwin Encarnacion.
Toronto Sun Mar 12, 2017
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak to ditch all-or-nothing approach

Blue Jays' Justin Smoak to ditch all-or-nothing approach

In the recent past, Justin Smoak has been his own harshest critic, which of course is saying something.
Jays Journal Mar 9, 2017

Blue Jays could find help from Team Canada roster

The Toronto Blue Jays could benefit from entertaining a couple of veteran free agents for the 2017 campaign currently representing Team Canada at the World Baseball Classic. The Toronto Blue Jays first base conundrum continues to evolve and Justin Smoak‘s career circles the drain with each passing day the Jays could look to veteran first baseman […] Blue Jays could find help from Team Canada roster - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 1, 2017

Blue Jays: Justin Smoak be that big a black hole at first base?

What kind of season will Justin Smoak have at first base for the Blue Jays? If he can reach his potential, his upside would be a tremendous boon for an already powerful lineup. The Toronto Blue Jays have a big challenge to figure out throughout the rest of spring and likely a month or two into […] Blue Jays: Justin Smoak be that big a black hole at first base? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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