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Bisons and Baseball

Bo Bichette was still in Buffalo on that late April afternoon when his friend and teammate, Vlad Guerrero Jr., was called up to make his major league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays. “That was really cool to see,” Bichette said. Bichette, then considered the club’s No. 2 prospect behind Guerrero, knew his time was coming. He also knew it was being delayed. Bic…

Bisons and Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is gone to Toronto and now the other member of the Buffalo Bisons with Hall of Fame lineage is off to the big leagues as well. Infielder Cavan Biggio, son of former Houston Astros standout Craig Biggio, is being recalled by the Blue Jays to make his major-league debut Friday night in Rogers Centre against the San Diego Padres. In addition to Big…

Bisons and Baseball

No team in the International League has allowed more home runs this season than the Buffalo Bisons. Conversely, no team has hit fewer homers than the Herd. Six weeks into the season and struggling at both ends of the spectrum, it appears the Bisons are having a more difficult time than their Triple-A counterparts adjusting to playing with the same ball that’s used in…

Bisons and Baseball

It was Lourdes Gurriel Jr. bobblehead giveaway day in Toronto, and the man himself was in a dugout in Syracuse, demoted a week earlier to the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons. The 25-year-old Gurriel opened the season as the Blue Jays’ starting second baseman. But he hit just .175 through 13 games and was benched during an April 15 loss to Tampa after committing a throwing error…

Bisons and Baseball

Thousands of baseball fans young and old streamed into the ballpark on a weekday afternoon, some skipping work or school to sit in the stands, wrapped in their winter coats, and soak in their first — albeit chilly — taste of summer. Hot dogs and beers dotted the stands. Foul balls were snagged and thrust into the air with pride. Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Cava…

Bisons and Baseball

As expected, the preliminary Opening Day roster for the Buffalo Bisons' seventh season as a Toronto affiliate is sprinkled with some big names in the Blue Jays' organization. The biggest one, of course, won't be here yet as third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. remains in Florida while rehabbing the oblique injury he suffered March 8. Even though the Bisons await Guerrero…