BASEBALL — 20 November 2012

Canada’s lone MLB team, the Toronto Blue Jays, have had a week that should go down in the record books!

Some huge trades and signings are now official making Canada’s team suddenly a top contender. It has fans already dreaming about another World Series Title.

On Friday free agent Melky Cabrera, who prior to receiving a 50-game ban for testing positive for testosterone was the 2012 All-Star Game MVP; agreed on a 2 Year Deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.

signed with the Jays. On it’s own this is huge news for the Jays, then on Monday MLB commissioner announced the blockbuster 12-player trade between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins was approved. Tuesday, they  announced they have hired-back former manager John Gibbons.

“It is my conclusion that this transaction, involving established major leaguers and highly regarded young players and prospects, represents the exercise of plausible baseball judgment on the part of both clubs, does not violate any express rule of Major League Baseball and does not otherwise warrant the exercise of any of my powers to prevent its completion,” Selig said in a statement regarding his decision. “It is, of course, up to the clubs involved to make the case to their respective fans that this transaction makes sense and enhances the competitive position of each, now or in the future.”

“I have received assurances from the ownership of the Marlins that they … are fully committed to build a long-term winning team that their fans can be proud of,” MLB commissioner Bud Selig added.

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The Jays have been re-vamped to bring home a World Series Title. Expectations are high for this new Toronto team and with the lack of an NHL season to keep sports fans entertained throughout the long winter months, fans are now anxiously wondering: is it spring yet?

Take a look at the stacked new Jays roster:

Toronto Blue Jays Pitchers:
  • Mark Buehrle
  • Brett Cecil
  • Evan Crawford
  • Steve Delabar
  • Kyle Drabek
  • Sam Dyson
  • J.A. Happ
  • Drew Hutchison
  • Casey Janssen
  • Jeremy Jeffress
  • Chad Jenkins
  • Josh Johnson
  • Brad Lincoln
  • Aaron Loup
  • Dustin McGowan
  • Brandon Morrow
  • Darren Oliver
  • Luis Perez
  • Esmil Rogers
  • Ricky Romero
  • Sergio Santos
  • Cory Wade
Toronto Blue Jays Catchers:
  • J.P. Arencibia
  • John Buck
  • Travis d’Arnaud
  • Bobby Wilson
Toronto Blue Jays Infielders:
  • David Cooper
  • Maicer Izturis
  • Brett Lawrie
  • Adam Lind
  • Mike McCoy
  • Mike McDade
  • Jose Reyes
Toronto Blue Jays Outfielders:
  • Jose Bautista
  • Emilio Bonifacio
  • Melky Cabrera
  • Rajai Davis
  • Anthony Gose
  • Colby Rasmus
  • Moises Sierra
Toronto Blue Jays Designated Hitter:

Edwin Encarnacion

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