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My Favourite Blue Jays Reads in 2018

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In theory, writing about a successful Toronto Blue Jays team should be an easy exercise. In 2015 and 2016, people couldn’t churn out enough Blue Jays content to the ravenous masses. Fans wanted to read anything and everything about that team.

Which is why I can appreciate anyone who has to cover a less-than-stellar baseball team like the 2018 Blue Jays. Finding compelling storylines about a 73-win team is a much more arduous task than looking for interesting angles about a 108-win club.

The Blue Jays beat is one of the best around Major League Baseball and that doesn’t just include the traditional media, bloggers have all angles covered on this team, too. If you’re like me, you probably read hundreds of Blue Jays articles in 2018. Here are some of my favourites.


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Doug Ault and The Triumph of Joy
Rachael McDaniel, BP Toronto

An Inescapable Truth
Emily Martin, Jays Droppings

Why the Blue Jays had to wash their hands of Roberto Osuna
John Lott, The Athletic

Your Heroes Aren’t Always Heroes
Richard Lee-Sam, Blue Jays Nation

‘This is my favourite place’: Marco Estrada reflects on career with Blue Jays
Jenn Smith, Sporting News

Sharpshooters: Bret Hart tweet sparks childhood memories for Borucki brothers
Blake Murphy, The Athletic

Thank You, Toronto
Jose Bautista, Players Tribune

‘There’s got to be a reason why I’m here’: Blue Jays jokester Biagini gives back in serious way
Steve Buffery, Toronto Sun

The last cowboy: Old-school Gibbons a rare breed as 2nd Blue Jays stint ends
Keegan Matheson, The Score


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Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson trades his bat for title belt, brainbusters at Slammiversary main event
Blake Murphy, The Athletic

Rookie Rowdy Tellez reunited with father after emotional Blue Jays debut
John Chidley-Hill, Canadian Press

While we wait for necessary Rogers Centre renovations, let’s dream up new locations for a Toronto ballpark
Andrew Stoeten, The Athletic

How the Blue Jays acquired Jose Bautista for Robinzon Diaz 10 years ago
Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet

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A.J. Burnett, Players Tribune

Blue Jays’ road to signing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was long, twisting and expensive
Steve Simmons, Toronto Sun


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‘I really, really like this robe’: Marco Estrada remains sole devotee to the Blue Jays robes of 2015
Kaitlyn McGrath, The Athletic

How to become a true leader in MLB? Follow the example of Blue Jays’ Curtis Granderson
Jenn Smith, Sporting News

Don’t Let Troy Tulowitzki’s Sad Decline Take Away from His Greatness
Drew Fairservice, Vice Sports

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.


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