Know Thine Enemy 2009: Toronto Blue Jays

It wasn’t long ago that the Toronto Blue Jays were expected to be in the position now occupied by the Tampa Bay Rays as the third wheel atop the American League East. ¬†While there is some strong young talent in Toronto, J.P. Riccardi’s five year plan is...

Fire Brand flies along with Paul Byrd

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Byrd. Byrd, acquired from the Cleveland Indians during the latter part of the 2008 season, served the Red Sox very capably out of the back of the rotation spot and was an integral part in getting the team all the way to...

Know Thy Enemy: 2008 Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are being picked as the team to upset the Red Sox and the Yankees. At least Bob Ryan thinks so. I think otherwise and here is why. Vernon Wells is not the same player of old and the pitching has to stay healthy which I do not think it will. Most...

Know Thy Enemy 2007: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to take the next step. The team that leapfrogged the Red Sox for second place at the deep end of last season is now focusing their attention on a first place crown and a much awaited playoff appearance. Life for Toronto...

Da Bench! Da Bench!

You might be asking, “who cares?” You know this article’s about the bench, and you don’t really care about the bench. You care about David Ortiz’s new truck, Manny Ramirez flouting the rules, Daisuke Matsuzaka’s laugh and the time...