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Herd through the grapevine

---A public-service announcement: Be sure to read Sunday's Inside Baseball column for thoughts on the Blue Jays' dismal season at the big-league level from CEO Paul Beeston, GM Alex Anthopoulos, Cito Gaston and Roberto Alomar.

---In case you missed our coverage on the Bisons-Blue Jays agreement in today's paper, see the links below:

1). The Bisons hope the Blue Jays will bring back the Cleveland-era magic.

2). The Blue Jays want to win in Triple-A and across the board in the minors.

3). The Bisons will be working on a new logo and uniforms for next season. They're also pondering a Blue Jays exhibition game here on March 31.

4). Click here for several audio segments from the press conference.

5). Amy Moritz and I provide a video wrapup.

---Mike Cormack of Sportsnet says it's up to the Blue Jays to make this relationship work. Absolutely. Need to have a winning team here in 2013. No reprisal of the Mets' 2009 debut disaster.

---In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, great friend of the blog Paul Hoynes plays five questions with Tribe utility man Vinny Rottino, the veteran whose callup to New York really hurt the Bisons clubhouse this year. But good to see him get more chances in the big leagues.

---The New York Times did an interesting feature on Israel's entry in the World Baseball Classic qualifying tournament going on in Jupiter, Fla. One of the players quoted is none other than Bisons infielder Josh Satin.

---Mike Harrington
Twitter: @BNHarrington 

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