flytande Prilosec dos vart kan man beställa Triamterene vart kan jag köpa Albenza Maxalt mot ångest dos kan man köpa Albendazole i kroatien köpa Imitrex thailand köpa Protonix inom eu köpa blå Dulcolax farligt köpa Plaquenil på nätet apoteket hjärtat Urispas pris Dulcolax snabb leverans sverige köpa Seroflo grekland köpa Carbozyne i eu Lariam dosering halsfluss våga köpa Tadacip på nätet köpa Celadrin online 2012 måste man ha recept för att köpa Shatavari bästa pris Crestor köpa Maxalt i grekland köpa Venlor polen köpa riktig Suprax Finpecia generisk Finpecia skillnad Protonix gel pris apoteket köpa Amantadine gran canaria Innopran pris på apoteket Betapace hexal köpa Voveran lägre pris köpa Himplasia billig köpa Ciplox på ica behövs recept för Prandin är det lagligt att köpa Rumalaya på nätet köpa Lincocin i phuket Adalat pris i sverige pris FML Forte apotek hjärtat köpa Zaditor barcelona Wellbutrin dosering rampfeber köpa Mentat på internet kan man köpa Indinavir i thailand Reminyl plåster pris köpa Probalan på nätet säkert köpa Coumadin inrikes dosering Viagra till hund Levlen med snabb leverans var kan man beställa Eulexin Stromectol pfizer köpa köpa Finpecia mot faktura svårt att få recept på Colchicine kan man köpa Plaquenil på apoteket i spanien köpa Allopurinol i phuket våga köpa Decadron på nätet köpa generisk Phenergan online beställa Panmycin pulver Cyklokapron migrän dos kan man köpa Celadrin receptfritt lagligt beställa Lincocin behöver man recept för Vytorin bra sida att köpa Hytrin köpa Lopid 20mg Deltasone hög dos kan man köpa Sumycin spanien Mircette dosering ångest köpa Minomycin i apoteket kan man köpa Paxil på apoteket Albendazole i sverige utan recept viagra Kamagra köpa svårt att få recept på Zyprexa kan man köpa Renagel i spanien köpa Xalatan estland köpa Periactin i thailand kan man köpa Celebrex utan recept försäljning Dutas köpa Probalan 100mg lagligt att beställa Erythromycin på nätet generisk Strattera i sverige köpa Lotensin i england behövs recept för Noroxin i spanien Dapoxetine receptfritt pris köpa Sinequan inrikes köpa Ditropan från turkiet vågar man köpa Vytorin på nätet köpa eljo Propranolol vad kostar Yasmin med recept köpa Glucophage egypten köpa Benfotiamine i riga köpa Ethionamide super active beställa Decadron på internet var köper man billig Kemadrin våga köpa Strattera på nätet köpa Tegretol online 2013 Cafergot duo leverans var kan man köpa Zyvox duo är generisk Zoloft farligt Midamor duo leverans Tricor online snabb leverans köpa Biaxin estland köpa Compazine på postförskott kan man köpa Stromectol i thailand beställa Differin 2012 Cardura låg dos köpa Phenergan inom eu köpa Hydrea i ryssland beställa Evista sverige Dapoxetine jelly snabb leverans köpa Phexin tabletter Pristiq dosering urinvägsinfektion köpa Femcare duo köp Claritin snabb leverans behöver man recept för Venlor kan man köpa Allegra i sverige Chloroquine utan recept i sverige var kan jag köpa Benemid köpa Keflex original säkra sidor att köpa Eulexin Temovate dosering urinvägsinfektion lagligt att köpa Mircette eljo Estrace pris i vilka länder kan man köpa Diabecon receptfritt Calan receptfritt pris vart kan man köpa Advair beställa Diarex online flashback kan man köpa Aristocort thailand Epivir-HBV till katt dosering köpa Peni Large malmö Viagra pris apoteket hjärtat beställa Duetact i sverige Aldactone på apoteket pris köpa Minomycin i göteborg köpa Alavert på rhodos är det lagligt att köpa Dipyridamole skillnad mellan generisk Avana köpa Clindamycin mot postförskott Unisom dos nervositet bästa sidan att köpa Keppra köpa Nitrofurantoin stockholm köpa Floxin i sverige flashback köpa Deltasone på nätet flashback köpa Lasuna online 2013 var köpa äkta Deltasone eljo Plendil dimmer pris köpa Rogaine 5 utomlands köpa Singulair i barcelona köpa Bactroban säkert på nätet köpa Suhagra på mallorca var köpa Sinequan Risperdal pris sverige generisk Florinef sverige pris Doxycycline apotek hjärtat kan man köpa Panmycin receptfritt i danmark hur köpa Carbozyne pris Diflucan apotek hjärtat Acivir snabbast leverans köpa Epivir-HBV göteborg Atarax snabb leverans recept för Baclofen Aciphex dosering halsfluss vart beställa Zithromax köpa Risperdal polen behövs recept för Suprax köpa Rogaine 5 i malmö Confido köpa köpa Sinemet gran canaria Coreg online snabb leverans apoteket Keflex gel pris Clonidine dosering urinvägsinfektion bra sida att köpa Fluoxetine köpa Epivir-HBV online billigt Pletal vägguttag pris var kan man köpa Detrol Hydrea jelly köpa Eulexin pris sverige kan man köpa Colospa i tyskland Aciphex snabb leverans sverige var kan man köpa Danazol beställa Aygestin flashback bästa pris på Bentyl pasteta od Bentyl recept köpa Paxil estland köpa Bestina flashback 2013 var kan jag köpa Casodex Deltasone dosering sömn köpa Apcalis alanya var köper man billig Himplasia Aricept säker leverans Probalan hög dos köpa Indocin inom eu köpa Antivert på nätet lagligt köpa Prevacid för kvinnor var köpa Silvitra flashback Celadrin dosering föredrag vad kostar Geriforte med recept Rogaine 5 tabletter pris sverige skaffa recept till Dulcolax köpa Prinivil estland köpa Benadryl i sverige köpa Keppra online flashback skaffa recept Triamterene beställa Cystone jelly köpa Tegretol butik kan man köpa Trandate i danmark bästa stället att köpa Clonidine kan man köpa Nicotinell på ica Ventolin rapid recept Albenza tabletter pris sverige beställa Septilin i sverige var kan man köpa Risperdal duo köpa Premarin 100mg kan man köpa Allopurinol i spanien var köpa Vermox pris Claritin sverige vart kan jag köpa Menosan köpa Avodart snabbt köpa Augmentin jelly Lisinopril recept sverige säkert ställe att köpa Vytorin köpa Dulcolax på internet köpa Lozol egypten lagligt att beställa Zebeta på nätet köpa Colospa stockholm pris för Aricept Lamisil köpa apoteket eljo Eulexin dimmer pris köpa Nootropil kroatien köpa Isoniazid i frankrike pris Moduretic apotek hjärtat bästa sidan att köpa Arcoxia köpa Zyban usa köp billig Alli är det lagligt att köpa Floxin Himcocid gel recept köpa Tetracycline egypten är det säkert att köpa Aciclovir på nätet köpa Advair online sverige köpa Haldol i kina apoteket hjärtat Ayurslim pris Antivert flytande dosering Moduretic strömbrytare pris köpa billigt Bentyl köpa Xeloda för kvinnor Trimox nervositet dos köpa Albendazole lagligt Nizoral beställa beställa container Cafergot göteborg kan man köpa Aceon på gran canaria Diarex på nätet utan recept köpa Slimex i amsterdam Aldara jelly snabb leverans vart kan jag köpa Diovan köpa Zenegra köpa Diabecon jelly Tamoxifen uttag pris köpa Prandin i tyskland generisk Omnicef sverige köpa Prazosin turkiet är det olagligt att beställa Seroquel vart kan jag köpa Duetact bästa stället att köpa Lamictal på köpa Desyrel i danmark kan man köpa Benadryl thailand billig Bonnispaz sverige köpa Prograf turkiet köpa Zestoretic på cypern köpa kvinnlig Aspirin köpa Bupropion från england kan man köpa Ranitidine receptfritt på apoteket måste man ha recept för att köpa Cardizem köpa Altace på nätet flashback Rumalaya dos migrän vill köpa Prazosin Ethionamide dödlig dos billig Bactroban snabb leverans kan man köpa Fosamax i spanien köpa riktig Premarin köpa Effexor tallinn köpa Trial Erection packs teneriffa Kemadrin rapid recept köpa Pletal rhodos i vilka länder kan man köpa Dilantin receptfritt billig Norvasc snabb leverans köpa billig Lanoxin Protonix dosering vuxna kan man köpa Coumadin i prag köpa Trileptal i italien var kan man köpa Alli tips köpa Avodart beställa container Endep göteborg Provera att köpa köpa Cystone utan recept kan man köpa Procardia receptfritt på apoteket att köpa Toradol Kytril receptfritt pris snabb leverans på Ampicillin vem vill köpa Furosemide Neurontin snabb leverans sverige Sarafem dos urinvägsinfektion apotekets pris på Sinemet att köpa Lynoral köpa Haldol för män Risperdal hög dos beställa Lamisil på nätet Femcare snabb leverans måste man ha recept för att köpa Actoplus köpa Lamisil på rhodos köpa Glucophage billig olagligt att beställa Eulexin på nätet lagligt köpa Femara köpa Prednisolone apoteket Ralista mot nervositet dos våga köpa Abana på nätet köpa Atrovent apotek Suhagra i sverige utan recept köpa Serevent i estland Zyprexa dödlig dos beställa Lukol flashback köpa Zyloprim på kanarieöarna pris på Ashwagandha med recept lagligt att beställa Myambutol kan man köpa Glucovance i italien köpa Sinemet i norge köpa Viagra butik Tadacip gel recept våga köpa Cyklokapron på nätet köpa Lynoral inom sverige köpa Haldol på rhodos köpa generisk Chloromycetin i sverige köpa Strattera i tallinn skaffa recept Reglan kan man köpa Bestina på gran canaria köpa Clarina på internet köpa Ventolin 10mg Tenormin snabb leverans köpa Tetracycline på internet Plaquenil utan recept Zyrtec dosering migrän bästa pris på Stromectol beställa container Norvasc göteborg köpa Evista prag köpa Aceon på kanarieöarna var kan jag köpa Cozaar Nizagara recept sverige var kan man köpa Nitrofurantoin Benfotiamine vägguttag pris Duphalac sverige snabb leverans beställa container Zebeta köpa Elimite stockholm köpa jord Zaditor köpa Charboleps i italien köpa Silagra i spanien Nitrofurantoin för kvinnor pris Casodex turkiet pris köpa Diakof alanya köpa Avalide på postförskott köpa äkta Requip köpa Penegra i amsterdam snabb leverans på Clomid köpa Lynoral grekland köpa Noroxin på cypern köpa Ranitidine polen dödlig dos av Chloroquine eljo Glucovance uttag pris Metoclopramide köpa Fucidin dosering vuxna säkert att köpa Voveran på nätet Minocycline utan recept i sverige Bystolic vet dosering köpa Vasotec bangkok pris Slimex apotek hjärtat köpa Atorlip-5 i eu Zocor strömställare pris köpa Minomycin i amsterdam vart kan man köpa Doxazosin online köpa Imitrex i helsingborg bra ställe o köpa Paxil Suprax köpa eljo Silvitra dimmer pris Toprol dos nervositet Emsam recept sverige var köpa äkta Lioresal köpa generisk Bentyl i sverige Aldactone dosering första gången pris Eulexin apotek hjärtat beställa container Plaquenil köpa Roxithromycin butik flytande Duetact dos Desyrel att köpa köpa Levothroid snabbt köpa Lioresal polen köpa jord Atrovent köpa Bactrim inom eu Zetia dosering till hund Top Avana dosering lunginflammation eljo Hydrochlorothiazide bästa pris eljo Bupropion dimmer pris Orlistat rekommenderad dos kan man köpa Trandate på apoteket i spanien vart kan man köpa Liv 52 köpa Rumalaya usa Dipyridamole pris apoteket Benzac dosering första gången säkra sidor att köpa FML Forte köpa Desyrel utomlands Atarax bra pris Voltaren köpa online pris hyra container Vermox säkert ställe att köpa Citalopram bästa pris Lotensin farligt köpa Strattera på nätet Periactin kapslar pris Charboleps receptfritt pris Detrol vilken dos köpa Acticin gran canaria lagligt beställa Topamax köpa Ranitidine snabbt Biaxin plåster pris Albendazole utan recept spanien vart beställa Kamagra Zyloprim online utan recept vart kan man köpa Minocycline köpa Unisom 20mg köpa Casodex 10mg Nitrofurantoin dos urinvägsinfektion behövs recept för Zestril i spanien är det lagligt att köpa Shallaki på nätet köpa Indocin usa kan man köpa Prinivil på teneriffa Sominex usa köpa lagligt att köpa Imdur på nätet Pilex oral jelly billig är det olagligt att köpa Amitriptyline på nätet Procardia dosering migrän Altace pris på apoteket att köpa Zoloft i sverige eljo Requip dimmer pris köpa Metformin i sverige köpa Lipitor phuket Ophthacare 100 billig Diltiazem uttag pris beställa Albendazole på faktura apoteket hjärtat Fluoxetine pris köpa Vermox olagligt Omnicef tabletter pris sverige Aristocort dosering första gången beställa Naltrexone 2012 Skelaxin migrän dos köpa Paroxetine på nätet köpa Altace mot faktura köpa concerta Imdur Risperdal dosering vuxen köpa Finax flashback 2014 dödlig dos Toprol köpa Gasex gran canaria bästa pris på Toprol Lincocin dos nervositet köpa Plaquenil i lettland köpa Evecare över disk köpa Chloromycetin kina Finpecia utan recept köpa Stromectol i filippinerna hur kan man köpa Vasotec Voltaren låg dos hur köpa Diarex för hög dos Lipitor Digoxin vilken dos kan man köpa Renagel på apotek köpa Bestina i italien lagligt att köpa Panmycin köpa Zebeta i tallin viagra Tofranil köpa lagligt beställa Keflex Deltasone flytande dosering beställa Bactrim sverige var kan man köpa Noroxin receptfritt är det lagligt att köpa Moduretic Slim Tea dosering halsfluss generisk Xalatan biverkningar köpa Avalide i stockholm var kan man köpa V-gel duo köpa blå Aldactone dödlig dos av Zaditor pris hyra container Ditropan kan man köpa Zyvox på nätet köpa Copegus på kanarieöarna köpa äkta Acticin kan man köpa Minomycin i sverige köpa Cipro 10mg bästa pris Benadryl beställa Himcocid england köpa Atrovent för män vart ska man köpa Lasuna funkar generisk Minocin Furosemide k dosering köpa Chloroquine i indien köpa billig Motilium köpa riktig Alli beställa Luvox för kvinnor köpa Florinef i england köpa Albenza gran canaria köpa Omnicef usa apotekets pris på 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Written by Devon Teeple   
Wednesday, 02 April 2008 23:00

Blue Jays Orgainzational ReportWith www.bizofbaseball.com expanding and branching out into new content areas, we have decided to add an additional category under our MLB News section called Organization Reports. An Organizational Report will give a detailed look into a team, through their corporate affairs, finances, lineups and farm hands. Today we look at the Toronto Blue Jays.

While Devon Teeple is the longest standing staff member of the Business of Sports Network as a researcher, this is his first published work. Please, welcome Devon. - Maury Brown

The Toronto Blue Jays are located in Toronto Ontario Canada, with a population of 5,113,149[1]. The Blue Jays have been part of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball’s American League since its inaugural year of 1977 as an expansion franchise with it home stadium being Exhibition Stadium[2]. In 1989, the team was moved into what was then the Skydome. The Skydome was the first of its kind when opened, being the first full functional retractable roof stadium, which allowed sporting events to be played indoors, and outdoors.

Opening ceremonies took place on June 3, 1989 with over 60,000 people witnessing the event. The first game took place two days later on June 5, 1989, with an attendance mark of over 50,000. The stadium was renamed The Rogers Centre after the purchase of the stadium by Rogers Communications in 2005. The Rogers Center has many eye-opening features besides the retractable roof. It has over 350 rooms, 70 of which have a overtop view of the playing field. Along with “Windows/Hard Rock Café” restaurant, you know this from the times Carlos Delgado hit homeruns off it! The pitchers mound is lowered hydraulically when the field is need for football purposes. This allows the local CFL Football Team Toronto Argonauts use of the field. It is also the home of the annual International Bowl and most recently the second home to Buffalo Bill football games. In 2004, the Astroturf was replaced with Field turf.


[1] It is located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario. With over 2.5 million residents, it is the fifth-most populous municipality in North America.[5] Toronto is at the heart of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and is part of a densely-populated region in south-central Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe which is home to 8.1 million residents.[6][7][8] The census metropolitan area (CMA) had a population of 5,113,149,[1] and the Greater Toronto Area had a population of 5,555,912 in the 2006 Census. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto

[2] Exhibition Stadium (in full, Canadian National Exhibition Stadium or CNE Stadium) was a stadium that formerly stood on the Exhibition Place grounds in Toronto, Ontario. Originally built for Canadian football and other events, the stadium was reconfigured in the mid-1970s, and served as the home of the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team from 1977-1989. It also served as the home of the Toronto Argonauts Canadian Football League team from 1959-1988. The stadium hosted the Grey Cup game twelve times over a 24-year period.

Exhibition Stadium was actually the fourth stadium to be built on the site since 1879. The covered north-side grandstand was constructed in 1948, followed by a south bleacher section for football in 1959. When converted for football in 1959, the stadium seated 33,150. [1]

The stadium was rebuilt again in the 1970s to allow the expansion Toronto Blue Jays to play there, with additional seating opposite the covered grandstand now in left field on the first base side and curving around to the third base side. It was the only major league stadium where the bleachers were covered but the main grandstand was not. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exhibition_Stadium

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In the “Glory Years” of the team between “1987-1993”, attendance skyrocketed during that period, [1] with its peak years being 1991-1993 with an unheard of average attendance of 4,029,264.[2]  Most recently, attendance has suffered for a few reasons. The strike of ’94, the declining quality of the team and the declining value of the Canadian dollar.[3]

It is estimated that during the peak of Toronto’s success the team lost between $35 million and $40 million on the currency exchange alone. According to Paul Godfrey, Blue Jays President and CEO, 35 percent of revenue comes from the US dollar and 65 percent from the Canadian economy.[4] In the past year, the Canadian dollar has surpassed the American counterpart by 17 percent. In the “loonies” toughest years from 2002-2006 MLB commissioner gave Paul Godfrey and the Jays $5 million US dollars from his discretionary funds to help the team. The Ted Rogers and Rogers Communication has not made a profit since taking over ownership, the soaring “loonie” does help the situation. From 2005, the team’s payroll has gone up nearly from 50 million in ’05 up to 80 million in ’07.

With the every increasing exposure the internet brings along with global media and marketing, the Blue Jays are attempting to capitalize on the market that engulfs them. Paid attendance during the 2007 season was 2,360,756 and a positive 6-year increase in attendance of almost 44%.[5] In 2007, the Blue Jays added the third National Broadcast Partner, Canada Broadcasting Company[6], and are now scheduled to broadcast 20 games in the 200 season. In 2007, the average television audience reached approximately 312,000, about 44.6 million total.

Along with CBC, the Blue Jays media outlets range from local radio stations to national sports programs like “Rogers Sportsnet”[7], and The Sports Network (TSN). Over 143 Blue Jay games are televised through Canada’s two most watched sports networks in Canada.

With increased exposure because of the internet and online media, Major League Baseball Advanced Media reports that in-season traffic on www.bluejays.com has increased 46% in 2006. Other distinguished advertisers that are increasing mainstays include the following, TD Canada Trust, General Motors of Canada, IBM, Labatt Breweries of Canada, HSBC, MasterCard, MBNA, Nikon Canada, and Pizza Pizza.

With respect to the team on the field this year, they team does have numerous positives, but with positives, come negatives.

The Starting Rotation is the strong point of the team. With Perennial CY Young Candidate Roy Halladay, A.J. Burnett, and rising star Dustin McGowan, this gives the Jays a formidable trio of starters comparable to any in the American League as well as the National League. What is very concerning about the three above-mentioned starters is two of the three are consistently plagued by injuries and the Blue Jays do not have proven support in case of injury.

With the possibility of losing Burnett to an opt-out clause next winter J.P. Ricciardi, is willing to entertain trade offers for the aforementioned pitcher. Burnett, who signed a 55 million contract in the winter of ’05, is scheduled to receive $12 million in the years of 2008, 2009, 2010.

The surprise of the rotation was AA callup Jesse Litsch who posted a 7-9 record and a 3.81 ERA. Along with another surprise Shaun Marcum (12-6, 4.13) the starting rotation of Jays combined to go 57-40 with a 3.89 ERA last season, fourth in the American League and the pitching staff as a whole ranked second in ERA. Where does the issue lay? It begins and ends in the bullpen. Closer BJ Ryan does not appear to be ready as of yet after recovering from the elbow injury last season. This of course means Jeremy Accardo in once again placed in to closer role where he was 30 for 35 in save situations last season. Casey Janssen, who was main contributor in the bullpen last year with 24 holds and 6 saves in 70 appearances, is now injured for the remainder of the season with a torn Labrum. He in turn is replaced by Brandon League, who missed most of last season with muscle issues in the back of his throwing shoulder.

The lineup is an area that does concern me. Off-season moves, that are healthy cogs to keep the wheels turning, but with some that do ask the question “Was that a feasible decision”?

The departure of former leadoff man Reed Johnson was released with the newly acquired Shannon Stewart back in the mix, which looks like a platooned role with aging veteran Matt Stairs in left.

To replace a leadoff man a new one was acquired in always reliable-hardnosed, 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein. With a career .351 OBP his numbers are somewhat similar to the player he is replacing at the top of the order. Throw in Shannon Stewart who is familiar to the same lineup spot, and the numbers do compare quite nicely.

Eckstein

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

2007

117

434

58

134

23

0

3

31

166

24

22

10

1

.356

.382

.309

Career

965

3772

556

1079

161

18

30

285

1366

279

305

110

42

.351

.362

.286

 Johnson

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

2008

No Major League Stats Available

Career

610

2083

319

585

114

14

42

234

853

119

384

28

16

.342

.410

.281

Stewart

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

BB

SO

SB

CS

OBP

SLG

AVG

2007

146

576

79

167

22

1

12

48

227

47

60

11

3

.345

.394

.290

Career

1334

5399

839

1611

311

39

114

566

2342

482

666

193

70

.362

.434

.298

Yet what the Blue Jays, in theory have done with the release of Reed Johnson, is save themselves and the club $500,000 by signing Shannon Stewart.

About the Eckstein signing, one thing is concerning. The Blue Jays were a very good defensive team last season with a .984 fielding percentage. A major factor in that was the up-the-middle presence of John McDonald, Aaron Hill, and Vernon Wells. An upgrade in offence is obvious with Eckstein, but he is now playing on turf. Playing in St. Louis and on natural grass, this hid Eckstein’s shortcomings with his range and arm, those attributes will be noticeable with the balls that get through, and you could see McDonald being used more on the later part of the season based purely on defense.

The rest of the lineup is similar to last year, a healthy Vernon Wells Lyle Overbay should produce more offence than last year, But do take notice that Frank Thomas’ age and injuries are creeping up on him. He will get you 25 home runs and 95 RBI’s but his numbers last years were a noticeable decline from his comeback year in ’06.

Scott Rolen is another off-season acquisition that looks good on paper, but still has concerns. The deal made perfect sense. Rolen was unhappy in St. Louis and Glaus was unhappy in Toronto. The only drawback is the injury bug; the shoulder injuries that have plagued Rolen for the past few seasons, and things have already started shaky, with Rolen breaking his finger in spring training. You can replace intangibles such as veteran player with unquestionable leadership.

Two of the Jays youngest stars one emerging as potential repeat All-Star Alex Rios, and second baseman Aaron Hill round out the rest of the Jays players. Rios garnered national attention last season with his homerun derby display at the All-Star game is a five tool player who used the whole field and turns on the inside fastball with power. Aaron Hill is developing into an extremely reliable second baseman with a strong arm completing the double play and is dangerous against left handed pitching, batting .317.

With respect to what the Jays Minor League system is like. Of the top 100 prospects this year, the Jays only have one, #7 Travis Snider. This does not mean that the farm system is dried up. The Pitching as stated previously is what kept them in last season despite a lagging offence. Toronto had seven of the 88 picks in last year’s draft, compensating for the losses of Ted Lilly and Justin Speier. Most notably their picks were on key defensive positions that could shore them up in the future; third baseman Kevin Ahrens (16th overall), catcher J.P. Arencibia (21st), shortstop Justin Jackson (45th) and second baseman John Tolisano (85th). Currently, on the verge is Adam Lind the highly regarded number ranked prospect in the system from a year ago, struggled at times but did pick it up in the during his September call-up.

What does this all mean? An improved team, mean increased revenue. A soaring Canadian dollar means more of an advantage for the team’s operators. Changes were made this past off-season, to improve leadership, improve an attitude, and bring a winner back to the city of Toronto.

With the use of statistics and Sabremetrics in the game of baseball and being used by a vast array of teams in the game of baseball, it seems as though the Jays are stuck between a rock and a hard place. (The Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees). Those two teams more specifically the Red Sox are enjoying the success of Bill James and the Stats world, the Yankees are following suit. The Jays have a student of the Sabremetrics game and former employee (J.P. Ricciardi) with the team that was highlighted in the “Moneyball” book, the Oakland Athletics. It seems though; the teams above the Jays have the benefit of all the information and all the money. Would the Jays dominate the East with a payroll hovering around $200,000,000, maybe so, but in the 2008 American League East, it looks like it is another third place finish.


[4] About 35 percent of our revenues come in U.S. dollars and 65 percent come in Canadian dollars," Godfrey told CNBC. "So when the (Canadian) dollar was the other way--it was as high as $1.61 Canadian to the dollar American, the cost to the ball club was astronomical. We were by far the largest losing baseball team in the major leagues. With the "loonie" improved, so does our bottom line. In fact, every time the Canadian dollar goes up one cent relative to the U.S. dollar, our bottom line improves by about $730,000 Canadian." http://www.cnbc.com/id/21899512/

[6] http://www.cbc.ca/

[7] Rogers Sportsnet is a leading Canadian sports company that operates four distinct cable channels, a national high-definition channel and a news and information web site, sportsnet.ca. Founded in 1998, Rogers Sportsnet has been owned by Rogers Media since 2001. Sportsnet.ca was launched in 1998.

Rogers Sportsnet provides distinct and entertaining sports programming on four channels: Sportsnet East (Quebec and Atlantic Provinces), Sportsnet Ontario, Sportsnet West (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Nunavut and Northwest Territories), and Sportsnet Pacific (British Columbia and Yukon). It also offers high definition programming on Sportsnet HD. Complete programming information can be found here.

Rogers Sportsnet broadcasts more NHL hockey featuring Canadian clubs than any other broadcaster. In addition, it is a rights holder for the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors (Ontario Region), and also carries National Lacrosse League, Canadian Hockey League (including the Memorial Cup), and the American Hockey League. Rogers Sportsnet is a member of a consortium that won Canadian broadcast rights for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Sportsnet Connected, the network's news arm, provides regional, national and international sports coverage. Its lineup of on-air talent includes some of Canada's most respected sports journalists.

Sportsnet.ca is a market leader in providing sports news, information and entertainment on the Internet. It offers around-the clock coverage of national and international sports news, as well as expert commentary and opinion, video, photographs, and up-to-the minute results and statistics. Comprehensive event coverage is complemented by a complete suite of interactive features, including forums, blogs, and a variety of interactive games and contests. http://www.sportsnet.ca/pressroom/about/


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