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  1. Blue Jays reaffirm Encarnacion deal unlikelyRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Toronto Blue Jays

    ... does not appear to be a concession the club is willing to make, especially after adding a platoon partner for Justin Smoak by signing Steve Pearce to a On MLB Tonight, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins talks about the team's 2017 offseason moves ...

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  2. Full speed ahead Pearce's only gearRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Toronto Blue Jays

    ... on in games like that, and it's just a part of baseball." Pearce is expected to platoon at first base with Justin Smoak , and he could see some playing time in left field. He also has the ability to play second base, and while he likely won't start ...

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  3. Jose Bautista's agent meets with Blue JaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Toronto Star

    ... to be a redundancy at this point to any reunion with Encarnacion, due to the presence of Morales, Pearce and Justin Smoak, who all play first base as a primary position, there is still room for a corner outfielder like Bautista, as long as his ...

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  4. MLB Free Agency: Edwin Encarnacion's Market Strinking?Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Call to the Pen

    ... early in the winter for 3 years $33 million, and just bringing in the versatile Steve Pearce to platoon with Justin Smoak at first base. Heck, even Shapiro himself said yesterday on MLB Network that an Encarnacion signing seemed "improbable". Moving ...

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  5. Tuesday Bantering: BP's Top 10 Prospects, Colabello elects free agencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Bluebird Banter

    ... which is available under the Library tab at the top of the main page. With Kendrys Morales, Steve Pearce , and Justin Smoak all on multi-year guaranteed contracts, this is almost certainly the end of Colabello's roller coaster two year stint in ...

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  6. Edwin Encarnacion's path to big deal comes with riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | New York Post

    ... need less oomph if, say, Encarnacion and Kendrys Morales were sharing DH/first base (the Blue Jays also have Justin Smoak signed for that area). The Blue Jays' concern is tying up too much long-term money, but if there were an escape hatch for ...

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  7. Blue Jays hypotheticals: The market for Justin SmoakRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Jays Journal

    Blue Jays' 1B Justin Smoak is due $4.125 million over the next two seasons with a team option in 2019 The Toronto Blue Jays have already doubled up on first-basemen in free agency, and continue to be linked to another Mitch Moreland . Granted, Kendrys Morales is likely to be hidden away at DH for 99% of his games and Steve Pearce offers versatility elsewhere, but the moves have sparked one common battle cry from armchair general managers of the Toronto Blue Jays: move Justin Smoak.

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  8. Encarnacion's skill set strong; timing offRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Major League Baseball

    ... going to add a first baseman? I count three: the Rangers, Indians and Rockies. The Blue Jays can upgrade over Justin Smoak but are highly unlikely to spend for Encarnacion with Kendrys Morales and Steve Pearce on the roster. The Yankees say they're ...

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  9. GM Winter Meetings: Day Two WrapRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | AZ SnakePit

    ... Blue Jays signed Steve Pearce to a 2 year $12.5 Million contract. Steve Pearce may platoon with first baseman Justin Smoak or replace either Michael Saunders or Jose Bautista in the outfield. #Dbacks ' Mike Hazen didn't seem overly concerned about ...

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  10. The great unmooring: Toronto Blue Jays brass splits from Alex...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Canada.com

    ... Monday morning, all but seals the end of Encarnacion's time in Toronto, as there is no room in a Morales-Pearce-Justin Smoak platoon at first base and DH for someone who will carry a large free-agent ticket. And if the rumours prove true that the ...

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  11. Blue Jays sign utility man Steve PearceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | YESNetwork

    The Blue Jays announced the move Monday. It could spell the end of Edwin Encarnacion's tenure in Toronto as Pearce primarily plays first base and first baseman Kendrys Morales and Justin Smoak are also on the roster.

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  12. Agent: Edwin 'disappointed' by Pearce dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Major League Baseball

    ... the possibility of Encarnaracion's return. As of now, Pearce is expected to platoon at first base with Justin Smoak , and with the designated hitter spot filled by Morales, the Blue Jays have run out of roster space. "He's disappointed," ...

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  13. Blue Jays sign Steve PearceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Bluebird Banter

    ... their 30s after being a first baseman/corner outfielder? I would think the plan is to platoon him at first with Justin Smoak , until they decide Smoak isn't going to hit again and then he'll be more or less full time at first. That's my guess.

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  14. Blue Jays' signing of Pearce could have domino effect on lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Jays Journal

    ... positional flexibility, the signing could be used in a number of different ways. The Blue Jays currently have Justin Smoak slated to start at first base, so Pearce could be used as a platoon option there. His numbers against RH pitching are actually ...

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  15. Blue Jays add versatile infielder Steve PearceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | CBC News

    ... on-base percentage, 13 home runs and 35 runs batted in. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) The Blue Jays have given Justin Smoak some competition at first base come spring training, with free agent Edwin Encarnacion not expected to return. Steve Pearce, ...

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  16. MLB Winter Meetings: Blue Jays reportedly to sign Pearce, Encarnacion likely outRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | CBS Sports

    ... the Blue Jays deploy Pearce? Occam's razor suggests by using him in a platoon arrangement at first base with Justin Smoak . It's also possible, though, that the Blue Jays have in mind for Pearce what they contemplated for Sean Rodriguez -- that is, ...

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  17. Your 2016 Toronto Blue Jays winter meetings primerRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 4 | Jays Journal

    ... catching position isn't stable and the 1B/DH combination of Kendrys Morales (three years, $33 million) and Justin Smoak still leaves much to be desired. All of that being obvious, don't dismiss the possibility that the Blue Jays make a more ...

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  18. Blue Jays rumours: Encarnacion's shrinking market, Moreland interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Jays Journal

    ... sources." In an oddball way, this does align with the Jays' signing of Kendrys Morales and their extension of Justin Smoak . Even though it doesn't make surface-level, clear-cut sense to the masses, the front office believes in it and is ...

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  19. Morosi: Toronto Blue Jays interested in Mitch MorelandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 4 | Jays Journal

    ... the Blue Jays see Moreland as a top-end defender at the position, he does present some positional overlap with Justin Smoak and his $4.125 million salary. A move of Smoak - however unlikely - would open the Blue Jays to this type of move again, but ...

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  20. Which non-tendered free agents should the Blue Jays consider?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 3 | Bluebird Banter

    ... appearances. Chris Carter is also on the list, a right-handed hitting first baseman, who, if platooned with Justin Smoak, could help us set a new franchise record for strikeouts. He did hit 41 home runs last year and he does walk a fair bit. But, he ...

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