Russell Martin & The Craziest Blue Jays’ Injuries Over the Last Five Years

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After an off day Thursday, the Blue Jays returned home Friday for a series against the Seattle Mariners. Excluded from their lineup was starting catcher Russell Martin who would be directed to watching from the dugout. No, R.A. Dickey was not on the mound and no, it was not a scheduled off day for Martin, instead the catcher injured his knee following a ‘sauna mishap’ Friday morning. According to Martin, he spent too much time in the hot sauna and decided to make his way to the shower, next thing he knew he was laying on the shower floor. Light headed, Martin says he collapsed in the shower and injured his left knee in the process. While this injury may make some roll their eyes and say “That’s so Continue reading

Bud Dupree Prepared to Take Big Leap in Sophomore Season

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In 2015, The Pittsburgh Steelers enjoyed another efficient season that saw them finish 10-6 and one fumble away from the AFC Championship game, most of this was accomplished on the back of an electric offense and young-improving defense. While the offense figures to be just as electric in 2016, the Steelers are counting on their young defense to make the next step, specifically their second year outside linebacker Bud Dupree.

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Ezequiel Carrera’s Consistency Guides Blue Jays to All Star Break

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At the All Star Break, the Blue Jays sit at 51-40, two games out of 1st place in the division, largely due to a rotation that ranks atop the American League and an offense that has been rejuvenated since the turn of summer. The offense holds the accolades of AL MVP Josh Donaldson, who is the first player since 2000 to have 20 HRs and 80 Runs by the ASB and Edwin Encarnacion, who leads the MLB with 80 RBIs. While these two are certainly the core of the Blue Jays offense, one player who has stepped up admirably in leading the Blue Jays to a 51-40 mark is none other than 4th outfielder Ezequiel Carrera.

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Back to Basics – Inside Marcus Stroman’s Mechanical Changes

 

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Welcome back, after a half-dozen middling performances on the mound, Marcus Stroman is back and ready to reopen the StroShow this summer. After hearing talk of lost confidence and a demotion to Buffalo, Marcus Stroman has certainly picked himself up nicely in his return to dominance on the mound. In his two previous starts against the red hot Cleveland Indians and World Series champions Kansas City Royals, Stroman pitched for a Continue reading