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TORONTO -- It was baseball talk with a snowstorm raging outside  and the Toronto Blue Jays certainly covered all the topics you'd expect Saturday at their annual Winter Fest in Rogers Centre. The free-agent acquisition of former Dodgers standing Hyun-jin Ryu is a major addition. Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio will be starting a season in the major le…

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We've already seen Beef on Weck on the run at Buffalo Bisons games — and several of his opponents get, ahem, salty with the results. Now fans can see him bobble as well as part of (716) Day in Western New York. The Beef on Weck bobblehead, holding its trademark bucket of horseradish sauce, will be given out to the first 2,000 fans at the Swan Street Gate Tuesday at S…

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There are times where fighting off sleep to see what's happening on the West Coast has its privileges. For those of us able to do it Friday night, we got a lifetime memory. The Los Angeles Angels played Seattle Friday in their first home game since the death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs. As expected, it was an emotional one. All the players and coaches wore jerseys with Skag…

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It took 46 at-bats over 13 games before Vladimir Guerrero Jr. finally struck for his first home run in the major leagues. And the Toronto Blue Jays third baseman liked the feeling so much he did it twice Tuesday night in leading the Jays to a 7-3 win over the San Francisco Giants in Oracle Park. After entering the game batting just .191, Guerrero struck with a 438-foot …

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Usually you can draw a few conclusions from the first month of the season, but it's impossible to figure out what to make of April when you look at the American League East. (OK, the Orioles were supposed to be terrible and they have been. The Blue Jays were supposed to range from mediocre to terrible and have been. Toss them out of this discussion). The Yankees can'…

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is gone to Toronto, conceivably for good. Now, you never completely know how these things go. As Buffalo Bisons manager Bobby Meacham said Monday, "the big leagues are a different animal, man." And even Los Angeles Angels superstar Mike Trout got sent back to Triple-A for 20 games in 2012 as a 23-year-old. But Guerrero certainly looks like a sure b…

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TORONTO – Blue Jays games are now appointment viewing again. That's because the Vladdy Jr. Show is on stage. A franchise going through a major rebuild took its first big step forward Friday night with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s much-anticipated debut. It started with the 20-year-old wearing a replica of his Hall of Fame father's Montreal Expos jersey as he walked into the …

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belted a game-winning home run for the Buffalo Bisons early Wednesday afternoon in Syracuse. A few hours later, the 20-year-old who is the top prospect in Minor League Baseball got his long-awaited call to the big leagues. Guerrero is being recalled by the parent Toronto Blue Jays and is expected to make his major-league debut Friday night in Roger…

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About an hour after word broke in Toronto that the Blue Jays are calling up Vladimir Guerrero Jr. from the Bisons to make his big-league debut, the 20-year-old's Hall of Fame father offered his congratulations on Twitter. Vladimir Guerrero Sr. did it with a classic picture of his son, then 3, tipping his hat to Montreal Expos fans in 2002 at Olympic Stadium. Wrote Vl…

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It's Vladdy Jr. time again for the Buffalo Bisons. Third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the top prospect in minor league baseball, is reportedly rejoining the Herd for its road trip that begins Thursday night at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Guerrero has been on injury rehab at Class A Dunedin (Fla.), where he has gone 4 for 15 in four games. He is on the mend from an obliq…

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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…

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Good news for Buffalo Bisons fans: It appears the Toronto Blue Jays are planning to send Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Sahlen Field for some injury rehab work at some point in April before his inevitable promotion to the major leagues. Prior to Tuesday's exhibition finale against the Milwaukee Brewers in Montreal's Olympic Stadium, new Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo told re…

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Whether it's in Toronto or Buffalo, the start to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s season is now in limbo. Spring training is apparently over for baseball's No. 1 prospect as the Blue Jays announced Sunday morning that Guerrero will be out for at least the next three weeks with a Grade 1 strain of the left oblique muscle suffered in a Grapefruit League game Friday against the Pit…

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When he went to spring training last year, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was already a big prospect but still had plenty to prove. After all, he was just 18 years old and was starting the season at Double-A New Hampshire in the Toronto Blue Jays chain. There were big hopes. Then came the walkoff home run for the Jays on the final day of spring training in Montreal, where his Ha…

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After too many years of losing and drudgery, the Buffalo sports scene was marked by two overriding themes in 2018. One was hope. Strangely enough, the other was historic trips to Dallas, a place that broke the city's collective hearts three major times during the 1990s. Cynics might chuckle on the first point. The Bills and Sabres, in particular, have had nothing to …