Week In Review: January 1-7

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of everything that was touched on last week:

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Sunday

Week in Review: December 25-31
Reviewing the final week of 2011, including articles on extending Brett Lawrie and avoiding Matt Garza.

Jason Frasor returns to Toronto in trade with White Sox
Our reaction to the Jason Frasor trade, with thoughts on the two prospects sent to Chicago, Myles Jaye and Daniel Webb.

Monday

The Revamped 2012 Blue Jays Bullpen
After all of the additions and subtractions to the Jays’ pen this offseason, here’s an in-depth update on the way it looks heading into spring training.

Jays Journal Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects: No. 46 Jorge Vega-Rosado
The first entry on our top 50 list of 2012 is an impressive shortstop from this year’s draft at No. 46, Chino Vega.

Tuesday

Blue Jays 2012 Draft Picks and AL East Comparison
A look at how the Jays shape up for the 2012 draft, comparing their draft picks to those of the other AL East teams.

Which Blue Jays walk-off win was the best of 2011?
Complete with game summaries, embedded videos and a poll at the end, re-live all 11 of the Blue Jays’ walk-off victories at Rogers Centre in 2011.

Thursday

Blue Jays Scouting, International Signings, and Draft Order Update
Updating you on the recent changes to the Jays’ scouting department, international signings, and the 2012 Draft order, with links to their respective updated Jays Journal pages.

For Frank Gailey, return home caps busy 2011 campaign
When the Blue Jays acquired Ben Francisco from the Phillies last month, minor-league southpaw Frank Gailey went the other way. We caught up with him to talk about various parts of his career in the Jays’ system, including working with Travis d’Arnaud and winning the Double-A Eastern League Championship with the Fisher Cats this past season.

Friday

Jays Journal Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects: No. 45 Gustavo Pierre
Continuing the list with another shortstop, No. 45 is one of the Jays’ international signings: Gustavo Pierre.

A Rundown of John Farrell’s time on Fan 590′s Prime Time Sports
Jays manager John Farrell sat down with Bob McCown of Prime Time Sports for almost 40 minutes and discussed a variety of topics. In addition to fully transcribed quotes, video footage is included in the post as well.

Saturday

Jays Journal Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects: No. 44 Tom Robson
The first Canadian on our top 50 list at No. 44 is one that we’re particularly interested in keeping tabs on next season, 18-year-old Tom Robson.

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