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Toronto's Kevin Pillar deserves suspension for anti-gay slur

ESPN (blog) - 19 May 2017
In the seventh inning of the Atlanta Braves' 8-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, Braves reliever Jason Motte struck out Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar on an 0-2 slider, using a quick-pitch that upset Pillar so much that he yelled what ...
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Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar: Avoids arbitration - 12 Jan 2018
Pillar agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million deal with the Blue Jays on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of reports. This was the first offseason he was arbitration eligible, and Pillar will receive a raise of $2.7 million. In 2017, he slashed .256/.300 ...
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Curtis Granderson, Blue Jays agree to $5 million deal

USA TODAY - 16 Jan 2018
Granderson, a three-time All-Star, is on the downside of his career. But, he brings leadership and experience to a club trying to contend in a tough AL East division. He's likely to platoon with Steve Pearce in one of the corner outfield spots with ...
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Happy Birthday Ted Lilly and Kevin Pillar

Bluebird Banter - 04 Jan 2018
Ted had a 15 year career, 3 of them with the Blue Jays. He came to the Jays, from the A's, in trade for Bobby Kielty. As a Jay, Lilly went 37-34, with a 4.52 ERA in 89 games and a bWAR of 6.0. I think we won the trade. His first year with the team ...
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Three Thoughts on Thursday

Bluebird Banter - 04 Jan 2018
To be entirely clear, I'm not suggesting Pillar is the second coming of Devo. But for a while, and increasingly, I see this narrative that the Jays should or have to move Pillar in the near future before an inevitable imminent defensive decline. And it ...
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My favourite byline of 2017: Arden Zwelling - 27 Dec 2017
No one pegged Pillar as an everyday major-leaguer until he became one. Remember, he's a 32nd-round pick — 979th overall — out of California State University Dominguez Hills, an NCAA Div. II school that has sent only five players to the majors, and ...
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Salary Arbitration Eligibles List

WTOP - 12 Jan 2018
SEATTLE (5) — James Paxton, lhp; David Phelps, rhp; Erasmo Ramirez, rhp; Nick Vincent, rhp; Mike Zunino, c. TAMPA BAY (9) — Alex Colome, rhp; Corey Dickerson, of-dh; Matt Duffy, 3b; Adeiny Hechavarria, ss; Dan Jennings, lhp; Brad Miller, ss; Jake ...
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Kelvin Herrera, Nate Karns agree to deals with Kansas City Royals

Topeka Capital Journal - 12 Jan 2018
Toronto also agreed Friday to one-year deals with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for $1.9 million, left-hander Aaron Loup for $1,812,500, outfielder Kevin Pillar for $3.25 million, right-hander Aaron Sanchez for $2.7 million, second baseman Devon Travis ...
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Blue Jays sign star Donaldson to one-year, $23-million deal - 14 Jan 2018
The Blue Jays also agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Kevin Pillar ($3.25 million), second baseman Devon Travis ($1.45 million), right-hander Dominic Leone ($1.085 million), outfielder Ezequiel Carrera ($1.9 million) and left-hander Aaron Loup ...
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Donaldson agrees to $23m deal with Toronto

Saudi Gazette - 13 Jan 2018
Toronto also agreed to one-year deals with outfielder Ezequiel Carrera for $1.9 million, left-hander Aaron Loup for $1,812,500, outfielder Kevin Pillar for $3.25 million, right-hander Aaron Sanchez for $2.7 million, second baseman Devon Travis for $1 ...
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Friday's MLB: Jays to pay Donaldson $23M in 2018

The Detroit News - 13 Jan 2018
Toronto – Third baseman Josh Donaldson and the Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a $23 million contract, the largest one-year deal for an arbitration-eligible player. The 32-year-old, a three-time All-Star, topped the $21,625,000, one-year deal covering 2018 ...
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Top Remaining Needs For MLB Teams

Sports On Earth - 08 Jan 2018
In terms of pure bodies -- Kevin Pillar, Steve Pearce, Ezequiel Carrera, Anthony Alford, Teoscar Hernandez, Dwight Smith Jr., Ian Parmley, Dalton Pompey, Roemon Fields and Harold Ramirez -- the Blue Jays are stacked with outfielders at the big league ...
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Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna's arbitration case is a tough call

Jays Journal - 15 Jan 2018
Roberto Osuna and Marcus Stroman are the only two Blue Jays that are set to go to arbitration, and the former's case is an very interesting one. The Blue Jays were able to get most of their in house contract work done last week, settling with Josh ...
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Play Of The Year: Edelman's Super Bowl Catch

Hartford Courant - 23 Dec 2017
Coghlan was trying to score on Kevin Pillar's triple. St. Louis right fielder Stephen Piscotty's throw to the plate was a few feet up the third-base line, putting Molina right in Coghlan's path. Coghlan went airborne, flipped over Molina, somehow ...
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Yet another area where Joey Votto is great

Beyond the Box Score - 10 Jan 2018
Once again, all praise to Votto's weird strike zone radar. For the most part, though, it's a place hitters of his character who get pitched very tough shouldn't really find themselves on. One last thing I noted, which is driven by Votto's refusal to ...

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