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Teo fuels Toronto's epic comeback in opener

TORONTO -- After two-plus years, it’s easy to forget what it sounds like when 45,022 Blue Jays fans yell about the same thing at the same time. Friday night’s home opener at Rogers Centre was billed as a grand return to normalcy in Toronto, but after moonlighting as a snoozer for an hour, mayhem took hold. Roaring back from a seven-run deficit to beat the Rangers 10-8 -- the biggest Opening Day comeback in 72 years -- the 2022 Blue Jays proved that they’re completely incapable of normal.
TEXAS STATE
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Gausman's arm buys Blue Jays bats enough time to club out win over Rangers

TORONTO — For the Toronto Blue Jays, there was bound to be an adrenaline dump following Friday’s ludicrous, rollicking, did-that-actually-just-happen comeback against the Texas Rangers, in which the club became only the third since 1901 to overcome a seven-run deficit on opening day, and laid down one hell of a marker as to their intentions for the season to come.
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Blue Jays give us three big reminders on Opening Day

The Blue Jays had a thrilling win in their home opener at the Rogers Centre on Friday night, and gave the fan base several reminders at start the year. It wasn’t the easy way to pick up an Opening Day win, but the Jays ended up with a 10-8 victory thanks to an exciting comeback after the Rangers held a 7-0 lead in the fourth inning. It didn’t look good when Jose Berrios was lifted after only recording one out, but manager Charlie Montoyo didn’t have much choice after his Opening Day starter had already thrown 34 pitches. The damage had already been done, as he left with a line of three hits and two walks, giving up four earned runs.
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Jose Berrios ready to 'turn the page' after rough Blue Jays opener

TORONTO — The excuses were just sitting there on platters for Jose Berrios if he wanted them. His first start after a condensed spring training. The anxiety, pressure, and nerves of pitching on opening day before 45,000 baseball-starved Torontonians only months after signing a franchise-record, seven-year, $131-million extension that will see him throwing in front of them for a long time to come.

Blue Jays: Let’s all get aboard the Danny Jansen hype train

The Blue Jays home opener against the Texas Rangers last night had fans on both sides feeling mixed emotions. I am sure not many would have predicted that starter Jose Berrios would have failed to get out of the first inning and I am also willing to bet that nobody penned having the Blue Jays down 7-0 heading to the bottom of the fourth.
ILLINOIS STATE

Blue Jays: Should Kevin Gausman’s second half be a cause for concern?

The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping the Colorado native and former Giants ace will have a better second half for their club during 2022 season than he did last year. The Toronto Blue Jays management group have been very interested in Kevin Gausman since the 2019 offseason. They just haven’t been able to come to terms until this past winter when Gausman signed a five-year, 110 million dollar deal with the Blue Jays. Gausman has refined his mechanics and selection of pitches since his early days as a member of the Baltimore Orioles.
COLORADO STATE

Blue Jays: The breakdown on Jose Berrios’ Opening Day

First of all, Blue Jays baseball is back! I smile each time I say it. The Toronto Blue Jays broke in the season last night on Bremner Ave against the Texas Rangers. Jose Berrios was given the bump and the ball to start the 2022 rollercoaster. The dome was absolutely...
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Blue Jays acquire Zimmer from Guardians

TORONTO — The Blue Jays made a trade late Thursday, acquiring outfielder Bradley Zimmer from the Guardians for reliever Anthony Castro. Zimmer adds to Toronto’s outfield depth ahead of the club's Opening Day game on Friday, bringing another left-handed bat into the organization as the Blue Jays work to balance out a righty-heavy lineup. Castro, on the other hand, was left on the outside looking in at the Blue Jays’ bullpen picture as they broke camp.
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After surprise trade, Collins looking to 'mash baseballs' with Blue Jays

TORONTO — Zack Collins — the 27-year-old, left-handed hitting catcher the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Sunday from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for another 27-year-old, left-handed hitting catcher in Reese McGuire — is here for his bat. It’s what made him a first-rounder; what got him to the big-leagues less than three seasons after he posted a 1.212 OPS as a college junior at Miami; what will ultimately decide how long he sticks around at baseball’s highest level. No one’s saying he’s Johnny Bench.
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Here's where Blue Jays Top 30 prospects are starting '22

With the Minor League season opening this week, here's where the Blue Jays’ Top 30 prospects are projected to start:. 1) Gabriel Moreno (MLB No. 7), C -- Buffalo (Triple-A) 2) Orelvis Martinez (MLB No. 38), SS -- New Hampshire (Double-A) 3) Jordan Groshans (MLB No. 80), SS --...
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE
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Better Know Your Blue Jays 40-Man: Trevor Richards

After a week of rapid test negatives, since I had a ‘close contact,’ I was feeling crappy Wednesday. Crappy in the ‘bring round your dead’ way (sure, Tom, start with a joke from 1975). Tested in the morning, still negative, but did another just before bed, which was positive.

Blue Jays: Grichuk due for career year, resist the urge to be upset about it

Randal Grichuk has a starting gig and a great opportunity with the Rockies, so let’s resist the urge to get upset when he thrives in Colorado. Yeah, I’m making a not-so-bold prediction before the season starts, but I think there are good things on the horizon for Grichuk, who was traded to the Rockies last month in exchange for two players, highlighted by Raimel Tapia coming back to the Blue Jays. It was a swap that makes a lot of sense for both sides, something we’ve talked about here at Jays Journal before.
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