The Blue Jays may be interested in Torii Hunter

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The Tigers have washed their hands of Torii Hunter. The Blue Jays may be interested:

If they do sign him, expect a lot more of those “the Blue Jays have really gone for great clubhouse guys and leaders!” stories, matching him up with Russell Martin in this regard. Most of these will be based on Hunter’s excellent relationship with the media, of course, and won’t really be based on, you know, his actual track record. But things have always worked that way, no?

On the baseball merits, one wonders how well the 38-year-old Hunter can hold up on the Rogers Centre turf. And how his already substandard defense would play on the faster track.

The baseball world reacts to news of Kobe Bryant’s death

Kobe Bryant
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Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were two of nine people who died in a helicopter accident in Calabasas, California earlier today. Bryant’s death sent shockwaves throughout the basketball world, as well as the sports world at large. Here were a few reactions from the baseball world.

We certainly echo these sentiments, sending our condolences to the families and friends of those affected today. What a sad day.