Fred VanVleet injury update: Raptors star out for Game 5 vs. 76ers

Fred VanVleet injury update: Raptors star out for Game 5 vs. 76ers

The Toronto Raptors are hanging on by a thread against the Philadelphia 76ers, as Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam are doing everything that they can to escape an early exit at the hands of Joel Embiid and their division rivals. VanVleet hasn’t had the best series against such a quality opponent. VanVleet averaged 13.8 points […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Toronto Raptors: Kendrick Nunn could be a perfect Kyle Lowry successor

Toronto Raptors: Kendrick Nunn could be a perfect Kyle Lowry successor

The main question hanging over the Toronto Raptors free agency plans this year relates to the point guard position. While players like Dennis Schroder, Kendrick Nunn, and Lonzo Ball could all change teams, the Raptors must first decide if they are going to re-sign franchise legend Kyle Lowry after a disappointing season. Lowry could be […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors: Could Trevor Ariza end up in Toronto if he gets bought out?

Raptors: Could Trevor Ariza end up in Toronto if he gets bought out?

The Toronto Raptors, still hanging around in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, will likely be in the hunt for some veteran additions when it comes time to beef up the depth and make a postseason run. Even though this roster needs a true superstar, one or two little tweaks here and there might be enough […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Edwin Jackson’s Grand Tour of the Major Leagues reaches Toronto

With the team’s starting pitching hanging by a thread, the front office added some veteran depth by acquiring the well-travelled Edwin Jackson from the Oakland Athletics.

OFFICIAL: We’ve acquired RHP Edwin Jackson from the @Athletics in exchange for cash considerations.
The 16-year @MLB veteran went 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts last season. pic.twitter.com/wQfI2mKz3d
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 11, 2019

Jackson has been pitching in the Major Leagues since the beginning of time. He made his debut as a 19-year-old with the Dodgers all the way back in 2001 and has pitched for 13 different teams over 16 seasons since then. He was technically a Blue Jay for a hot second, as the Jays traded Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart to the White Sox for Jackson, who they flipped to the Cardinals in the Colby Rasmus deal.
Most recently, Jackson pitched last season for the Oakland Athletics. Over 17 starts, Jackson posted a solid 3.33 ERA, though he only struck out 6.7 batters while walking 3.6 per nine. At this point, the Jays really just need a guy who can munch innings so the bullpen doesn’t get completely decimated. Given his 1892 1/3 career Major League innings, I figure Jackson is the right …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation