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The Jays deadline trades that didn’t happen

There is the build up to the July 31 trade deadline … Although nothing like the past week has ever been experienced in the Blue Jays clubhouse in the 39-year history of the franchise as far as this much talent arriving. And the week after the deadline is about tales of trades that might have been: How the Cincinnati Reds and the Blue Jays discussed a trade for right-hander Mike

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Blue Jays pitcher Price already winning hearts

TORONTO¬†–¬†Only 17 months ago the Blue Jays were having clandestine meetings and talking behind closed doors about removing bits of committed cash from five piles and putting it into a larger one. With cash spent and none on the horizon from Rogers Communications, an elaborate plan was devised where Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, R.A. Dickey, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion would restructure their contracts so the Jays could pay free

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Breaking down Blue Jays’ trade for David Price

Lefty David Price was 22 the first time we saw him. He was the same age as Daniel Norris is this year. Then-Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon brought in Price in Game 1 of the 2008 American League Championship Series at Tropicana Field. At the time, the No. 1 overall selection in North America from the Vanderbilt Commodores in the 2007 draft had only 14 big-league innings and 141

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