TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays front office first made contact with Marco Estrada about a possible extension in mid-July, right as the 34-year-old’s season was being consumed by trade rumours off the field and doubts about his performance on it. To further complicate matters, Estrada was going through a personal issue that he feels directly led to his poor results over a 10-start stretch leading up to the trade deadline in which he posted an 8.87 ERA with 6.5 BB/9. There was a lot going on.
Generally, when your starting pitcher lasts only 1.1 innings, something has gone awfully awry. That was the case for Joe Biagini and the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, as the Minnesota Twins sent them out of town with a 13-7 drubbing at the end of a four-game series split. Despite getting out to a 5-0 lead, the Blue Jays never so much as threatened the Twins from the second inning on.
TORONTO — Mark Buehrle and RA Dickey never lit up radar guns, never struck batters out in bunches, never left an opposition lineup looking particularly overwhelmed. But each man did provide a crucial, underrated service during their tenures as Toronto Blue Jays: they gobbled up innings. Buehrle threw 198.2 or more innings in each of his three seasons in Toronto, accumulating 604.1 in all. Dickey surpassed the 200 mark in three of his four campaigns, finishing with 824.1 as a Blue Jay.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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