Shi Davidi
Boasting an extensive national and global journalism career, Shi Davidi joined Sportsnet in 2011 as a MLB Insider and columnist for sportsnet.ca. As one of Sportsnet’s leading baseball insiders, Davidi brings fans the latest news from the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse and from around the major leagues.
Blue Jays, Stroman emerge from arbitration with relationship unscathed
Shi Davidi
The risk in taking a player to arbitration comes with the possibility of emotions spinning out of control. The Toronto Blue Jays and Marcus Stroman were able to maintain professionalism through the process and keep their good relationship intact.
Russell Martin joins Canada at WBC to provide insight, support
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Jose Bautista opens up regarding free agency, Blue Jays return
Shi Davidi
Jose Bautista has entered spring training with a much more reserved tone, than last year when reports of his contract demands surfaced. Outsiders glommed onto narratives suggesting the way his free agency played out left a proud superstar humbled. Low-hanging fruit, that.
Blue Jays' Donaldson hoping he's only out for 'just a couple weeks'
Shi Davidi
The Toronto Blue Jays are preaching caution when it comes to star third baseman Josh Donaldson and his strained right calf, who hopes to be back on the field in "a couple weeks."
New Blue Jay Morales prepared himself for heavier on-field role
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Jays believe in Smoak, who feels 'comfortable' with team
Shi Davidi
The Toronto Blue Jays really believe in Justin Smoak, and that’s significant because for most of the 30-year-old first baseman’s time in the big leagues, doubt has been his near-constant companion.
Donaldson expected to be ready to start season
Shi Davidi
Josh Donaldson will receive daily treatment and evaluation on a right calf strain that kept him from participating in the club’s first full-squad workout of the spring, but the Toronto Blue Jays anticipate that he’ll be ready for the regular season.
Blue Jays players lukewarm to idea of tweaking strike zone
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Manfred insists MLB is committed to World Baseball Classic beyond 2017
Shi Davidi
Commissioner Rob Manfred dismissed speculation that the upcoming World Baseball Classic will be the final one, insisting that Major League Baseball’s commitment to the event remains strong.