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January 10, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: Jay Walking is no Felony

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Jason Wojciechowski

Why Darren Oliver's contract doesn't entitle us (or the Blue Jays) to a thing.

Darren Oliver is, depending on your perspective, in something of a pickle or a greedy bastard who should just shut up and throw the ball like he agreed to. The gist of his situation is:

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November 2, 2012 5:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Why Darren Oliver Might Really Retire This Time

4

Sam Miller

Just when Darren Oliver is out, he pulls himself back in. And he keeps getting better.

We love baseball, all of us, but it can be exhausting, too. There are so many games. The games only matter in that they lead to other, more exclusive games. Then, once those games are played, we wait a few months and we start over, with more games. For you, it’s a hobby and a diversion. But imagine it’s your job, and all these pointless games just pile up on each other, each one bringing a new chance for you to fail in front of everybody. How long until it stopped being fun? 

Darren Oliver is 42 years old. The Blue Jays just picked up his $3 million option for 2013, but he’s said to be leaning toward retirement. Many times in his career he has been leaning toward retirement, but this one is a bit different for two reasons: He’s really, really good; and it sounds like he might mean it.

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September 19, 2012 10:21 am

The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, September 19

4

Matthew Kory

The Giants join the 100 percent club

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