A Well Deserved Send-off to Brett Cecil

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If yesterday was indeed Brett Cecil’s last appearance as a Toronto Blue Jay, it will indeed be a journey that has come full circle. At the age of 22, Cecil then a starter, made his MLB Debut against the Cleveland Indians, Cecil pitched 6 innings with a matching 6 strikeouts and only gave up 1 earned run. Now seven years later, Cecil may have finished his Blue Jays Continue reading

DeCastro Extension is Final Piece in Long Rebuild of Offensive Line

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Twenty-four hours ago, the Pittsburgh Steelers came to terms on a 5-year $50 million contract extension with David DeCastro. The move not only meant that the Steelers would have one of the best, young guards under contract for the next six seasons but also the end to a journey embarked on many years ago to repair the Steelers offensive line.

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Michael Saunders & The Tale of Two Halves

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TORONTO, CANADA – AUGUST 13: Michael Saunders #21 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after striking out to end the eighth inning during MLB game action against the Houston Astros on August 13, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michael Saunders

There’s two sides to every story, just like there has been two sides to Michael Saunders’ 2016 campaign. A season that began to take shape as a career season for the 29-year old outfielder has quickly turned into an impending disaster.

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Film Review : Eli Rogers Making a Push for Third Receiver Spot

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Aug 18, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers (17) runs after a catch against Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Ron Brooks (33) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

With Markus Wheaton remaining sidelined due to a rumoured quad injury and Sammie Coates having a disastrous preseason, the number three spot on the wide receiver depth chart is more open than ever. This has not gone unnoticed to second year wideout Eli Rogers, who is making a serious push for the third wide receiver spot this preseason.

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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