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Ferguson: Remembering the career of Mark 'The Bird' Fidrych

October 1st of 1980 wasn't a particularly special day in Blue Jays history. Detroit out slugged the Blue Jays 11-7. The fans on hand probably didn't even realize they were witnessing something special, something unique. So what was it about this game? Well it was the final start of the incredible, yet semi tragic career of Mark Fidrych. ...more

Ferguson: Jays trading for Rays' Price or Zobrist not likely

There was talk the Toronto Blue Jays were scouting Tampa Bay Rays ace David Price and might have an interest in the multi-talented Ben Zobrist. Both players would be an immense help to the Jays, but the odds of either ending up in Toronto are slim and none. TSN Radio 1050's Scott Ferguson explains. ...more

Ferguson: Cabrera worthy of Comeback Player of the Year

I was thinking about Melky Cabrera the other day and his odds of being named Comeback Player of the Year. After all, he was a disaster in his first season with the Jays in 2013. It was only after the fact we learned he needed surgery to have a tumour removed from his back, which seriously impeded his abilities last season to be the player he had been in San Francisco and Kansas City. ...more

Ferguson: What if Randy Johnson had been traded to Jays?

In 1993, the Blue Jays acquired Rickey Henderson from the Oakland A's at the trade deadline. But did you know that Toronto GM Pat Gillick was also on the verge of getting Randy Johnson from the Seattle Mariners? Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 tells the tale with this year's trade deadline just over a month away. ...more

Ferguson: Will the Jays and Orioles be battling in September?

It's way too early to get a read on how this thing might shake down by the end of September, but it would only seem fitting if on the 25th anniversary of Rogers Centre the Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles would be fighting it out for first. ...more

Ferguson: Bumps in the road for Syndergaard and D'Arnaud

There were plenty of critics who thought the Blue Jays gave up too much to the New York Mets for knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Many felt the Jays would regret giving up righthanded pitcher prospect Noah Syndergaard and catcher Travis D'Arnaud over the long haul. But as Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 writes, you just never know with young unproven players. ...more

Ferguson: Hessman can break home run record in minors

There could be some history made on Friday night in Buffalo. Mike Hessman of the Toledo Mudhens needs one more homer to break the all-time International League career home run mark. Before you say "big deal" as I was tempted to do, you should know who Mike Hessman is and how he made this journey over a long and varied career. ...more

Ferguson: Blue Jays need to avoid another sloppy June

Almost immediately after the Toronto Blue Jays finished May with an outstanding 21-9 record, skipper John Gibbons basically said that was all well and good, but the Jays couldn't let up and had to avoid the "June Swoon". TSN 1050's Scott Ferguson looks at Junes of Blue Jays' past. ...more

Ferguson: Blue Jays' huge May boosts team's confidence

It's not to say that one 20-win month, like the Toronto Blue Jays' month of May, guarantees you a playoff spot, but one huge month can provide a team with an incredible boost of confidence and provide a bit of a cushion for the inevitable cold spells as the season unwinds. TSN 1050's Scott Ferguson explains. ...more

Ferguson: Trials and tribulations of Jays' minor league arms

The Blue Jays' minor league pitchers have been experiencing some ups and downs as the season marches onward. As Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 explains, Aaron Sanchez and Ricky Romero have been struggling, while Deck McGuire is showing some positive signs at double-A New Hampshire. ...more

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