Jose Bautista

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Opinion: Bautista no longer MVP front-runner

If the race for the American League MVP award is a down-to-the-wire sprint, then Jose Bautista has already pulled up and is limping towards the finish line.

With just nine home runs since the All-Star break, one has to wonder if the Blue Jays single-season long ball record holder is still the front-runner for one of baseball’s highest honours.


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Jays stymie Wakefield in search of 200

The Toronto Blue Jays know how to spoil a party.

Red Sox starter Tim Wakefield, baseball’s oldest player, was a mere six outs away from picking up his 200th career victory, until a five-run, eight-inning implosion by Boston’s bullpen cost him the win Wednesday night.


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Anthopoulos faces tough decisions

Bautista is one of 15 Toronto players that are eligible for arbitration this winter. The process is one not desirable to most teams, and GM Alex Anthopoulos stated that he hopes to avoid going to any hearings


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Blue Jays homer their way past Twins

Jose Bautista extended his major-league lead with two home runs on Thursday night, powering the Toronto Blue Jays to a 13-2 romp of the Minnesota Twins. Facing a bases loaded situation in the seventh inning, Bautista…



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Gaston: the reluctant skipper

[4967Cito_Gaston] When the Jays conclude their home schedule on Wednesday against the New York Yankees, the organization’s greatest skipper will be in his spot in the dugout for the final time. Cito Gaston has had his supporters and detractors since first becoming manager in May of 1989, but no one can argue with the success the team achieved during his two stints.




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Bautista smacks 50th on historic day

In Thursday’s Blue Jay win over the Seattle Mariners, Bautista’s homer marked the only run of the entire game. Though both team’s offenses were stifled by good pitching, Ichiro Suzuki managed to get two hits, the second one being his 200th.


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Lopez powers Seattle past Jays

Third baseman Jose Lopez smacked three home runs to help spoil the party at the Rogers Centre as Seattle overcame Kyle Drabek’s home debut and Jose Bautista’s bid to reach 50 homers with a 6-3…