1. Toronto Raptors Fans, Let the Love Affair Begin

    When Jonas Valanciunas was introduced as a part of the starting lineup in his first NBA game, the crowd members at the sold-out Air Canada Centre rose to their feet and applauded...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about almost 2 years ago 2,348 reads 11 comments

  2. Toronto Blue Jays End-of-Year Awards

    Believe me, there are always silver linings. There are always more losers than there are winners, and even though the Toronto Blue Jays were one of the losers this year, they are on the right track...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about almost 2 years ago 4,018 reads 3 comments

  3. 5 Toronto Blue Jays Players Who Must Take Next Step to Make Playoffs

    Let’s all agree that this season is over. Sure, the Toronto Blue Jays will finish their regular season schedule and then they will get to watch some entertaining playoff baseball, but as far as Blue Jays fans are concerned, this one is over...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about almost 2 years ago 2,000 reads 13 comments

  4. How the Toronto Blue Jays Can Control the AL East Playoff Picture

    The Toronto Blue Jays may not be making a playoff push, but their remaining games will directly affect the playoff picture in 2012...

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  5. 5 Reasons the Toronto Blue Jays Can't Afford to Lose John Farrell

    Before we start playing a guessing game about who is going where and for how much money this offseason, let’s get one thing straight. Current Toronto Blue Jays Manager Alex Anthopoulos is still under contract with the Blue Jays ...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about almost 2 years ago 1,032 reads 6 comments

  6. Toronto Blue Jays: What Does It Mean to Have a Triple-A Team in Buffalo?

    On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a two-year player development contract with the Buffalo Bisons of the International League (AAA). The players will leave Las Vegas and begin playing baseball in Buffalo as soon as next year...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about almost 2 years ago 1,309 reads 3 comments

  7. 5 Keys to Keeping the Toronto Blue Jays Rotation Healthy in 2013

    The multitude of Toronto Blue Jays pitchers going down to injury this season is not only concerning to the casual fan, but should also beg some questions as to why it is happening...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 798 reads 0 comments

  8. Toronto Blue Jays: Looking Inside Steve Delabar's Incredible Comeback Story

    Two years ago, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar was completely out of baseball. Not by choice, but forced out of the game he loved. He is now 29 and is pitching at the highest level of his career...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 3,873 reads 4 comments

  9. NFL's Replacement Officials Avoid Spotlight in Season Opener

    As much as Wednesday night was about No Doubt, Mariah Carey, the return of the NFL and the first game on a Wednesday in 64 years , it was equally about the debut of the NFL’s replacement officials...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 795 reads 26 comments

  10. Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Defining Moments in Franchise History

    Any team, whether it be professional or amateur, men’s or women’s, adult or children’s will be defined by moments in their history...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 1,215 reads 10 comments

  11. MLB: Which Toronto Blue Jay Should Get the Boot After 2012?

    With just over a month left in the 2012 MLB season, the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves 16.5 games to the back of the division-leading New York Yankees ...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 2,297 reads 67 comments

  12. Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos's 10 Best Moves

    Alex Anthopoulos started his meteoric rise to General Manager of the Toronto Blue Jays as scouting coordinator for the Montreal Expos in 2003...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 381 reads 7 comments

  13. Toronto Blue Jays: Predicting the 2013 Starting Rotation

    It has been a tough year for the Toronto Blue Jays . Injuries have been plentiful, and with each injury the frustration grows among the fanbase...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 3,992 reads 22 comments

  14. Ricky Romero: How Should the Toronto Blue Jays Handle His Struggle?

    It has been a tale of two seasons for Ricky Romero . He came into the year as the Blue Jays No. 1 pitcher, opening-day starter and had the expectation to be the rock in a very young rotation...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 575 reads 5 comments

  15. Toronto Blue Jays: Five Statistics Worth Noting

    There’s something about baseball that brings a smile to my face, and I know I’m not alone. Maybe it’s that the start of baseball season means that summer is here...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 779 reads 4 comments

  16. MLB's Anthony Gose: 5 Ways He Can Help the Toronto Blue Jays Right Now

    Since the Blue Jays acquired Anthony Gose from the Houston Astros in 2010, there have been enormous expectations on the youngster...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 1,065 reads 3 comments

  17. Edwin Encarnacion: Did the Toronto Blue Jays Act Too Fast with His Extension?

    If you were one of the many people who shook their heads with looks of skepticism when you heard that the Toronto Blue Jays had re-signed Edwin Encarnacion long-term, you can be forgiven...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 2,992 reads 16 comments

  18. Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Keys to a Successful Trade Deadline

    In order to truly address what the Toronto Blue Jays need to do to have a successful trade deadline, a working definition of success must be first be established...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 1,811 reads 26 comments

  19. Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Potential Starting Pitchers to Pursue

    June was a tough month for the Toronto Blue Jays . The Blue Jays finished the month 13-14 and had to endure the loss of three fifths of their starting rotation...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 1,534 reads 0 comments

  20. Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Things the Team Needs to Do to Stay in the AL East Race

    The MLB season is just under half-way complete and for the Toronto Blue Jays , make it or break it time is almost upon them. Playing the A.L. East is a challenge...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 909 reads 7 comments

  21. Toronto Maple Leafs Need to Survive December, 24/7 to Have Chance at Playoffs

    Every year when the NHL schedule is released, one thought creeps into every Toronto Maple Leafs fan’s head: “is this the year?” The Leafs have not made the ...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 1,018 reads 2 comments

  22. Erik Karlsson Re-Signs with Ottawa Senators; Helm with Wings; Jackman with Blues

    Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators have reportedly agreed to a seven-year contract with an annual cap hit of $6.5 million per year (all figures U.S.)...

    Matthew Appleby Written by Matthew Appleby about 2 years ago 190 reads 0 comments