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Person of interest: Get to know Jay Bruce

November 26, 2014, 2:11 PM

Jay Bruce is reportedly on the Blue Jays’ radar, so Jeff Simmons takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Cincinnati Reds outfielder while also considering what he’d cost in a trade.

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Free agent relief would help Jays but create risk


The Blue Jays need relief help, and the free agent market includes elite arms like David Robertson and Andrew Miller. Ben Nicholson-Smith examines the pros and cons of committing long-term to a relief ace.

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Jays’ Martin talks family, free agency, Bautista


Russell Martin’s skills behind the plate are one thing, but the Jays’ newest catcher can also club the ball, as he explained to Bob McCown and Ken Reid on Prime Time Sports shortly after signing with Toronto.

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Where does Nolin fit into the Blue Jays’ plans?

November 25, 2014, 3:28 PM | Twitter @shidavidi

The Blue Jays must weigh their plethora of internal relief options and decide which of their young arms are ready to contribute, offer depth or become trade bait. Sean Nolin may check all of those boxes.

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Jays among eight teams on Bruce’s no-trade list


The Blue Jays have been linked to Jay Bruce in rumours, but they are among eight teams to which the 27-year-old can block trades, industry sources told Sportsnet.

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Morosi: Bruce would cost Jays a young arm


Jon Morosi of FOX Sports tells Brady and Walker that the Blue Jays would likely have to give up one of their young gun pitchers in order to get a big bat like Jay Bruce.

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No recent contact between Blue Jays, Sandoval

November 22, 2014, 2:47 PM | Twitter @bnicholsonsmith

The Blue Jays showed interest in Pablo Sandoval earlier in the off-season, but as bidding for the free agent third baseman intensifies, they’re remaining on the sidelines.

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Jays’ Martin goes ‘with the pitch’ to get strikes

November 21, 2014, 4:54 PM | Twitter @shidavidi

Russell Martin has earned a reputation as a skilled receiver who can maximize strike calls for a pitching staff. Shi Davidi takes a closer look at Martin’s ability to frame pitches and what it means for the Jays.

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Jays’ Martin thanks ‘supportive’ Pirates fans


Russell Martin thanked Pirates fans for their support and explained that he’s happy to hit anywhere in the batting order. Plus Alex Anthopoulos outlines the team’s stance on losing and gaining draft picks.

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How the Blue Jays’ deal for Martin came together

November 20, 2014, 7:22 PM | Twitter @shidavidi

After a fruitless run at Victor Martinez, two Montreal trips, countless phone calls, some encouragement from a sweet lady at a doughnut shop, and one get-it-done offer Sunday night, the Jays landed their man.

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