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9/29/2014 | Blue Jays to focus on outfield, 'pen to build for 2015

In the coming weeks, GM Alex Anthopoulos will face some very tough decisions on pending free agents and players with club options. It will be about finding the right balance between performance and value on a team that might not be able to add a lot of payroll.


9/29/2014 | Injuries derail Blue Jays' postseason hopes

The Blue Jays' 2014 season had plenty of highs and lows, but more than anything, it will be remembered for the golden opportunity that got away. The club was in the thick of the playoff race for most of the year, but it went into a tailspin in the second half and continued its postseason drought.


9/28/2014 | Blue Jays plan to stick to contract philosophy

The Blue Jays could be making a lot of adjustments this offseason, but one thing that won't change is the club's policy of not offering contracts that span more than five years.


9/28/2014 | Blue Jays claim Burns; recall Hague

The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Cory Burns off waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. They also selected the contract of first baseman Matt Hague from Triple-A Buffalo.


9/28/2014 | Janssen takes what's likely his final bow in Toronto

Casey Janssen's tenure in a Blue Jays uniform likely came to an end on Sunday afternoon. But before he left, there was one final appearance to finish off. Toronto's closer came out and pitched a clean 1-2-3 ninth inning during a 1-0 loss to the Orioles.


9/28/2014 | GM thinks Blue Jays are on the cusp of success

The Blue Jays put the finishing touches on a disappointing season on Sunday afternoon, but the message general manager Alex Anthopoulos wants everybody to hear is that "we're close."


9/28/2014 | Dickey absorbs a hard-luck loss in season finale

R.A. Dickey pitched six strong innings and allowed only two hits on Sunday before a packed house at Rogers Centre. But a solo homer by Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop proved to be enough to down the Blue Jays, 1-0, in the season finale.


9/27/2014 | Gibbons eyes ending October drought in '15

Manager John Gibbons' Blue Jays now own the dubious honor of being the team with the longest postseason drought in Major League Baseball. Kansas City possessed the longest skid until it officially clinched a spot in the postseason for the first time since 1985 on Friday night.


9/27/2014 | Gonzalez, Dickey square off in regular-season finale

Miguel Gonzalez will start for the postseason-bound Orioles in the regular-season finale against Toronto at Rogers Centre. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will take the hill for Blue Jays, as they attempt to sweep the series.


9/27/2014 | Happ stymies O's to cap strong second half

J.A. Happ was solid over 6 1/3 innings, as he capped a strong second half of the season to help the Blue Jays to a 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Saturday at Rogers Centre.


9/27/2014 | Blue Jays win crew-chief review

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons won a crew-chief review in the seventh inning, as the Blue Jays were provided with a valuable insurance run during Saturday afternoon's game against the Orioles.


9/26/2014 | Pompey stars with incredible all-around performance

Dalton Pompey stole the show in the Blue Jays' 4-2 win over the Orioles on Friday, combining stellar defense with an outstanding night at the plate to bring his hometown crowd to its feet.


9/26/2014 | Chen set to close book on season in lefty matchup

Wei-Yin Chen will put in his last start of what has been an outstanding season when he takes on J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Saturday.


9/26/2014 | Hutchison ends on high note to open final series

Drew Hutchison tossed five strong innings in his final start of the year, while Dalton Pompey had a pair of triples and a double to lead the Blue Jays to a 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Friday night at Rogers Centre.


9/26/2014 | Unveiling the 2014 All-Prospect Team

Last week, MLBPipeline.com handed out year-end awards for top hitting and pitching prospects. As much as Kris Bryant and Tyler Glasnow were deserving recipients, it was clear there were many other fantastic performances in 2014 that deserved some attention. With that in mind, MLBPipeline.com announced its 2014 All-Prospect Team on Friday.


9/25/2014 | Tillman makes final tuneup before ALDS facing Jays

The American League East-champion Orioles open a three-game series vs. the Blue Jays on Friday at Rogers Centre that will wrap up the regular season. Orioles righty Chris Tillman will get his final tuneup before his start in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, and the Blue Jays will counter with Drew Hutchison.


9/25/2014 | Bullpen can't follow up solid Norris in loss to Seattle

Blue Jays top prospect Daniel Norris made his Major League starting debut on Thursday afternoon at Rogers Centre, and while the mid-90s fastball wasn't there, he was able to survive. That's how his first month in the big leagues has gone, but there's little doubt that experiences like a 7-5 loss to Seattle will provide a greater comfort level next season.


9/25/2014 | Blue Jays TV announcers receive new five-year deals

Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler have signed five-year contracts to remain in their roles as television broadcasters for the Blue Jays. Sportsnet, which owns the rights to all of Toronto's regular-season games, announced the deals on Thursday afternoon. Martinez will continue his play-by-play responsibilities, while Tabler will remain in his role as a color analyst.


9/25/2014 | Blue Jays present annual organizational awards

The Blue Jays handed out their annual awards on Thursday afternoon and recognized the efforts of Nate Murrie, Matt Anderson, Richard "Stubby" Clapp and Taylor Cole. The recipients were honored for their work in amateur scouting, professional scouting, player development and community service.


9/24/2014 | Buehrle hits 200 IP for 14th straight year in win

Left-hander Mark Buehrle surpassed the 200-innings plateau for the 14th consecutive season and Ryan Goins hit a bloop RBI single in the eighth inning to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday night.


9/24/2014 | Bullpen arms clash as Mariners look to stay in hunt

In the midst of the AL Wild Card race, the Mariners' recent skid couldn't have come at more inopportune time. Three games out of a postseason berth with four left to play, Seattle goes with a bullpen effort on Thursday afternoon, with Tom Wilhelmsen getting the start opposite Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris at Rogers Centre.


9/24/2014 | Mariners on top in two of three reviewed plays

Three replay reviews yielded mixed results for the Blue Jays and Mariners on Wednesday night. A third-inning ruling confirmed that Corey Hart's shot down the right-field line was indeed a fair ball; Dalton Pompey was ruled out in the eighth after a replay overturned a safe call on Kendrys Morales' tag on a bunt; and an out call on a pickoff of James Jones in the ninth was confirmed.


9/24/2014 | Blue Jays name MVPs in Minor League system

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar, who was called up in September, picked up the MVP award for Triple-A Buffalo after his impressive year for the Bisons. The other R. Howard Webster Awards for the club's top Minor Leaguers went to infielder Jon Berti (Double-A New Hampshire), outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. (Class A Advanced Dunedin) and third baseman Mitch Nay (Class A Lansing).


9/24/2014 | Report: Gibbons will return as Blue Jays manager

John Gibbons will return as manager of the Blue Jays in 2015, according to a report from CBS Sports.


9/23/2014 | Goal of first playoff berth since '93 comes up short

The Blue Jays' shot at the postseason -- which once looked so promising -- officially came to an end on Tuesday night.




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