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TKB’s Biggest Surprises of 2016: No. 5 Michael Saunders = Throughout the week, Today’s Knuckleball will look at — and rank — the top five surprises in Major League Baseball this season. Coming in at No. 5 is Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders.....

Blue Jays hope home-nation advantage turns ALCS in their favor = TORONTO — Michael Saunders was still a little less than a month shy of his seventh birthday the last time the Toronto Blue Jays played in the World Series, so the details of watching those games on TV at home in.....

Led by Happ, Blue Jays’ rotation leads AL = J.A. Happ was the first notable free agent to come off the board last winter. The left-hander signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Nov. 27. The 33-year-old capitalized on.....

Blue Jays, Indians both enter ALCS on a roll = CLEVELAND — Marco Estrada doesn’t have loads of postseason experience, but he has enough to know one truth about October. “The best team doesn’t always win, but I think the hottest team is usually the one that.....

Rumors & Rumblings: Sluggers likely nearing end of run with Jays = The Toronto Blue Jays’ lineup is likely to have a different look next season. First baseman Edwin Encarnacion and right fielder Jose Bautista, their Nos. 3 and 4 hitters, are eligible to become free agents after the World Series. It seems.....

Sanchez’s strong outing helps Blue Jays stay alive = TORONTO — Rarely does it serve a pitcher to be amped up when takes the mound. Too much adrenaline usually results in overthrowing, which leads to walks and fat pitches in the strike zone. However, Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Aaron.....

Phillies rookie Zach Eflin learning his lessons well = One of the words Pete Mackanin used to describe Zach Eflin’s major league debut was “debacle.” That may sound harsh, yet it summed up the way Eflin pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies against the Blue Jays on.....

Andrew Miller becoming the Mr. October of relief pitchers = TORONTO — Standing in the infield and watching them flail at Andrew Miller’s pitcher for two straight games, Jason Kipnis almost felt sorry for the Toronto Blue Jays’ hitters. Almost. Kipnis, the veteran second baseman, and his.....

TKB’s Biggest Disappointments of 2016: Ken Giles = Throughout the week, Today’s Knuckleball will look at — and rank — the top-five disappointments in the major leagues this season. Coming in at No. 5 is Houston Astros relief pitcher Ken Giles.....

Fantasy Focus: The curious case of Andrew McCutchen = In terms of fantasy value, this will be a big year for Andrew McCutchen. Last year, it took a top-15 pick to draft him in NFBC leagues and on Fantasy Pros, he had an average ADP of 10th overall and fourth at his position. But.....