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  1. Hey Blue JaysRemember Maicer Izturis?Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Jays Journal

    ... the lack of a second baseman. Will it be Ryan Goins or Asdrubal Cabrera? Will it be Devon Travis or even Munenori Kawasaki? Takashi Toritani or Danny Valencia? Maybe they should trade or sign or snuggle up to a second baseman from out of province. ...


  2. Munenori Kawasaki second in "close and late" situationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Bluebird Banter

    According to ESPN blogger David Schoenfield , Blue Jays utility guy Munenori Kawasaki finished second in baseball for hitting in "close and late" situations, averaging .346, just three percentage points behind the Red Sox's BROCK HOLT. "Close and late" situations are defined as when the game is in the seventh inning or later, and the team at bat is ahead by one, tied, or has the potential tying run on base, at bat, or on deck.


  3. Monday Blue Jays rumors: Takashi ToritaniRead the original story

    Monday Dec 15 | Bluebird Banter

    ... that Toritani chooses the Jays. There are questions as to whether Toritani would be any better than Munenori Kawasaki. Kawasaki hit .294/.345/.378 in 11 seasons in the NPPL, while Toritani hit .285/.372/.412 in 11 seasons. And Munenori was 31 when ...


  4. Toronto Blue Jays Interested in Japanese SS Takashi ToritaniRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Jays Journal

    ... forced to learn an entire league of new pitchers. To compare to a known commodity with Blue Jays fans, Munenori Kawasaki posted a career slash line of .294 / .345 / .378 in over nine seasons in Nippon Professional Baseball. Toritani shows a better ...


  5. Saturday news roundup: Mariners talking to Melky Cabrera, looking at Alex RiosRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 6 | Lookout Landing

    ... did. In addition, he developed knee tendinitis during the 2013 season (which gave the Jays more Munenori Kawasaki , so you decide who really lost here), and only played in 88 games before getting surgery to make a comeback in 2014. And then, ...


  6. Can't blame Rogers turf for all of Lawrie's injuriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | The London Free Press

    ... and sit down. We're trying to win a game." Anthony Gose walks, DeRosa knocks in a run with a grounder and Munenori Kawasaki hits a walk-off double. In his first game back Lawrie singles to right, jams on the breaks, retreats to first and winds up ...


  7. Would you like the Jays to pick up Sean Rodriguez?Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 26 | Bluebird Banter

    ... times too, just like Johnny Mac was for us, just no emergency presented itself). On a team that has used Munenori Kawasaki in the utility role, the last couple of seasons, there Sean would be an upgrade. On the downside, I'm doubtful he will fall to ...


  8. Should the Blue Jays hang on to Dioner Navarro?Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 22 | Call to the Pen

    Sep 24, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Munenori Kawasaki reacts with catcher Dioner Navarro after catching the Seattle Mariners Dustin Ackley during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Peter Llewellyn-USA TODAY Sports Earlier in week the Toronto Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin to a five year contract worth $82 million.


  9. 2015 Blue Jays Shortstop SituationRead the original story

    Saturday Nov 22 | Bluebird Banter

    ... of shortstop prospects in the lower minors but none will be a major league factor next year. My customary Munenori Kawasaki plug: He could be brought back for the infield back up position. It doesn't seem likely though. I can't see AA offering him a ...


  10. Stephen Drew and the Blue Jays: BBB Staff Free Agent PicksRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    ... the complete collapse that was 2013. We can hope for the best, but counting on much of anything is folly. Munenori Kawasaki may prefer to go back to Japan, and he doesn't hit enough to even be a platoon option. Steve Tolleson could be the weak side ...


  11. Tigers acquire OF Gose from Blue Jays for prospectRead the original story

    Nov 13, 2014 | Washington Times

    ... and 52 RBIs in 100 games with Double-A Erie. He was the Tigers' minor league player of the year in 2013. Munenori Kawasaki (.258 average) and Ryan Goins (.188) made the most starts at second base for the Blue Jays last season. The Tigers traded ...


  12. Tigers acquire OF Gose from Blue Jays for prospectRead the original story

    Nov 12, 2014 | Boston Herald

    ... and 52 RBIs in 100 games with Double-A Erie. He was the Tigers' minor league player of the year in 2013. Munenori Kawasaki (.258 average) and Ryan Goins (.188) made the most starts at second base for the Blue Jays last season. The Tigers traded ...


  13. Morning Brew: Blue Jays Rumors FlyingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2014 | Jays Journal

    ... whoever wants to deal". Giddyup! This could be a fun winter. Fans may also be disappointed to hear that Munenori Kawasaki may not return. Davidi says he is leaning toward returning to Japan, but could be convinced to stay for a major league ...


  14. The Season that Was: Munenori KawasakiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    In 2013 we found out that Munenori Kawasaki was a) great fun to have around and b) not really a great player, but see a. Muni was a breath of fresh air in a season that really really needed it.


  15. Free Agent Profile: Is Asdrubal Cabrera a Fit for the Blue Jays?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 6, 2014 | Jays Journal

    ... and discussed it to death: Second base was the albatross of the infield in 2014. Ryan Goins couldn't hit, Munenori Kawasaki is best suited as a utility infielder, Steve Tolleson is a bench player at best, Maicer Izturis was injured all season and ...


  16. Toronto Blue Jays to return to Montreal for two pre-season games in AprilRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Brandon Sun

    Toronto Blue Jays' Ricardo Nanita is congratulated by teammates after hitting a single scoring Munenori Kawasaki to beat the New York Mets 5-4 in the ninth inning Friday, March 28, 2014 in Montreal. The Blue Jays will face the Cincinnati Reds in a pair of pre-season games April 3-4 at Olympic Stadium.


  17. The Season that Was: Juan FranciscoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Bluebird Banter

    ... 109 RBI in 298 games. He also had 259 strikeouts in 709 at bats. April 18 Maicer Izturis went on the DL, Munenori Kawasaki was sent down to the Buffalo, Jose Reyes was activated off the DL and Juan Francisco was called up from Buffalo. Year Age G AB ...


  18. Singular focus propels Hawks to Japan Series crownRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | The Japan Times

    ... 2011 Japan Series title - which saw the departure of the team's top three starters and shortstop Munenori Kawasaki - the Hawks' core members should remain mostly intact this time. So the pressure to win now will be there from the start for whomever ...


  19. Recent history repeated itself with Blue Jays' infieldRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | Toronto Blue Jays

    ... contact, and his overall inability to hit at the big league level cost him the role by the end of April. Munenori Kawasaki eventually took over and performed well with the bat for awhile, but he's best served in a utility role. Second base was a ...


  20. Blue Jays Roster MovesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Toronto Blue Jays

    The TORONTO BLUE JAYS have outrighted INF MUNENORI KAWASAKI, 1B DAN JOHNSON and C GEORGE KOTTARAS to Buffalo of the International League . Johnson and Kottaras have both elected free agency.