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Out 4 years, Stieb had an unlikely comeback

@KeeganMatheson
January 21, 2021

TORONTO -- Dave Stieb’s name stands among the greats in the history of the Blue Jays, who he starred for from 1979-92. One of Stieb’s most interesting chapters, though, is his final one, when the right-hander made the unlikely return to the Blue Jays at age 40, after four seasons

Best single games from Blue Jays pitchers

@KeeganMatheson
January 18, 2021

TORONTO -- For a club that doesn’t boast a long history of no-hitters or perfect games, the Blue Jays have had their fair share of dominant outings by starting pitchers. This list is already so stacked with elite performances that it excludes some of the better longer-tenured pitchers this organization

How 'OK, Blue Jays' became signature song

@KeeganMatheson
January 14, 2021

TORONTO -- If you catch a game at an American League East ballpark, chances are you’ll need to sit through some song and dance. At Yankee Stadium, it’s the grounds crew dancing to “YMCA.” At Fenway Park, it’s the tradition of singing “Sweet Caroline.” And at Rogers Centre, “OK, Blue

These Blue Jays greats are worthy of statues

@KeeganMatheson
January 7, 2021

TORONTO -- It’s years down the road, but the day is slowly approaching when the Blue Jays will say goodbye to Rogers Centre and move into a new stadium in Toronto. SkyDome opened in 1989 and has served the Blue Jays well, first as an engineering marvel with its retractable

Best Blue Jays seasons at each position

@KeeganMatheson
January 4, 2021

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have enjoyed many of baseball’s great peak seasons since their debut in 1977, from longtime fan favorites to stars who stopped in for a season or two. Looking back through the club’s 44-year history, here is a lineup made entirely of the best individual seasons

Blue Jays' best player at every number

@KeeganMatheson
December 28, 2020

TORONTO -- When you scan the crowd of a baseball game at Rogers Centre, you see jersey numbers that define eras of Blue Jays baseball. There are plenty of No. 19 and No. 20 jerseys for José Bautista and Josh Donaldson, with the postseason runs of 2015 and ‘16 still

Here's how the Blue Jays got their name

@KeeganMatheson
December 21, 2020

TORONTO -- In August 1976, Toronto’s expansion Major League Baseball club was still in search of an identity. The team was set to join MLB in 1977 for its inaugural season, giving Toronto the Major League team it had coveted after Montreal landed a team in '69. Montreal had the

Top 5 seasons by Blue Jays pitchers

@KeeganMatheson
December 14, 2020

Looking back over four-plus decades of Blue Jays baseball, many of the eras are defined by which ace was leading the staff. Dave Stieb was the Blue Jays' workhorse star in the 1980s, leading the rotation as Toronto rose from an expansion team to a competitor. The Roy Halladay years

Every Rule 5 Draft pick in Blue Jays history

@KeeganMatheson
December 9, 2020

TORONTO -- The Rule 5 Draft has been kind to the Blue Jays over their four-plus decades as a franchise, netting them Major League contributors, everyday starters and even their first American League MVP Award winner. • How the Rule 5 Draft works Formats and eligibility have changed over the

Blue Jays' Top 5 Winter Meetings deals

@KeeganMatheson
December 7, 2020

TORONTO -- Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings are when we really start to look ahead to the coming season, with free-agent signings and major trades bringing rosters into focus as clubs jockey for the market’s best offerings. The Blue Jays have made some of their biggest moves as an organization

The best seasons ever by a Blue Jays hitter

@KeeganMatheson
November 30, 2020

TORONTO -- For an organization that’s still fairly young, relative to some of the league’s longstanding clubs, the Blue Jays have had an incredible run of stars come through Toronto over their 44 years. Even in those lean years between playoff runs as the Blue Jays looked to find their

Every Canadian-born player with Blue Jays

@KeeganMatheson
November 19, 2020

TORONTO -- In more than four decades of Blue Jays baseball, 28 Canadian-born players have taken the field for Canada’s team. Ranging from the club’s inaugural season in 1977 to the young lineup that’s expected to carry the Blue Jays into the future, these players come from British Columbia to

5 Blue Jays players who should be in HOF

@KeeganMatheson
November 16, 2020

TORONTO -- With the release of the 2021 ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame, the debate begins again around who will be enshrined in Cooperstown, N.Y. The Blue Jays don’t have a leading candidate they can claim fully as their own, but many players who spent parts of their

Gillick in his own class among Blue Jays GMs

@KeeganMatheson
June 22, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five individuals by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while with that club. These rankings are for fun and

Paul Molitor's Top 10 greatest achievements

@goodforball
June 21, 2020

Paul Molitor inevitably left the impression that he could do anything on a baseball field. At bat, Molitor remained an inexhaustible source of offense. “The Ignitor” is one of only five Major Leaguers to bat at least .300, steal 500 bases and amass 3,000-plus hits. Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Ichiro

Blue Jays' Top 5 managers: Matheson's take

@KeeganMatheson
June 15, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays' Top 5 relievers: Matheson's take

@KeeganMatheson
June 8, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays' Top 5 lefty starters: Matheson's take

@KeeganMatheson
June 1, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays' Top 5 righty starters: Matheson's take

@KeeganMatheson
May 25, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays' Top 5 DHs: Matheson's take

@KeeganMatheson
May 18, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays' Top 5 right fielders: Matheson's take

@KeeganMatheson
May 11, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays’ Top 5 center fielders: Matheson’s take

@KeeganMatheson
May 4, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

From 2009-19: Halladay's lasting effect on TOR

@KeeganMatheson
April 29, 2020

TORONTO -- Roy Halladay’s immeasurable impact on the Blue Jays will stretch far into the future. Each time a young pitcher guts out a workout they’d rather skip or labors through a bullpen session trying to recreate their incredible cutter, Halladay’s influence stays alive in Toronto. When Halladay was dealt

Blue Jays’ Top 5 left fielders: Matheson’s take

@KeeganMatheson
April 27, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun

Blue Jays’ Top 5 shortstops: Matheson’s take

@KeeganMatheson
April 20, 2020

No one loves a good debate quite like baseball fans, and with that in mind, we asked each of our beat reporters to rank the top five players by position in the history of their franchise, based on their career while playing for that club. These rankings are for fun