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MLB.comís Jordan Bastian is leavingthe Toronto beat to cover the Cleveland Indians. Itís a shame to lose him, as Bastian is a dedicated and intelligent writer who provided great material for the website.

The move is logical, as he is from the Midwest and has a base of family and friends there. For those of you with Twitter, Bastian will keep his Twitter account and now deliver a prolific amount of Indians content. However, itís a loss for Blue Jays baseball fans and the new reporter will have some sizable shoes to fill. Thanks for five good years, Jordan.
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Mike Green - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 05:32 PM EST (#225525) #
Best wishes to Jordan Bastian who did an excellent job here.
Magpie - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 05:45 PM EST (#225529) #
I'll second that. Jordan's a nice fellow, and I'll miss him down at the Dome. Obviously the chance to move back to the midwest makes a whole lot of sense for him personally.
ayjackson - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 05:53 PM EST (#225531) #
Hopefully MLB will replace him with someone who will move his family to Toronto to live.
Magpie - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 05:59 PM EST (#225533) #
Hopefully MLB will replace him with someone who will move his family to Toronto to live.

You obviously will live in Toronto if you're going to cover the team on a daily basis - Jordan has a nice post on his blog describing living here for the past six years and what he's going to miss about it all.
raptorsaddict - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 06:02 PM EST (#225534) #
So which Bauxite is going to replace him?
ayjackson - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 06:16 PM EST (#225537) #
I got the impression from Jordan that, while his wife and son visited from time to time, they lived at their home in suburban Chicago.
Flex - Monday, November 15 2010 @ 08:12 PM EST (#225550) #
It's a shame to lose him. I thought he improved greatly in his time here. He was always an energetic reporter, and he became a trusted voice.
Mick Doherty - Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 12:55 PM EST (#225556) #
Jordan! Come to DFW! That's sorta the midwest -- just more southy ...
Richard S.S. - Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 02:15 PM EST (#225558) #

TSN has Halladay winning CY YOUNG.

TamRa - Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 04:22 PM EST (#225571) #
I'm rooting for former intern Erica Gilbert to get the gig - she's still in town isn't she? (her twitter account list Toronto as her location i think)


Magpie - Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 05:11 PM EST (#225576) #
I'm rooting for former intern Erica Gilbert

That works for me! (Hey, I've been down the line from Bastian and Fordin all these years.)
Mylegacy - Tuesday, November 16 2010 @ 08:59 PM EST (#225604) #
Jordon - will be missed. Good guy, good work - what's not to like!

As to his replacement - SERIOUSLY - I think the team/MLB.COM should have a  long look at about a dozen of so Jay's Bloggers, from a series of Jay's Blogs, that are very well informed, are good writers with an almost 24/7/365 dedication to the team, the city and the sport. The team would do well to consider from such a short list - and we fans would be well served to have someone so dedicated to the team and fanatic about the team, its prospects, and their prospects.

Time for a scotch.

FisherCat - Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 10:48 AM EST (#225633) #
As of this morning it looks as if Gregor Chisholm is the new MLB beat reporter for the Jays.  He posted an MLBlog this morning.
China fan - Wednesday, November 17 2010 @ 11:54 AM EST (#225643) #
  If you want to follow the new Jays beat reporter, his Twitter address is:   gregorMLB
VBF - Friday, November 19 2010 @ 02:28 AM EST (#225835) #

In true bauxite fashion, shouldn't we christen Gregory with an anagram name?

I vote: Mr. Clogs, Higher Yo

 

 

 

VBF - Friday, November 19 2010 @ 02:29 AM EST (#225836) #

Or rather, without the 'Y'.

Mr. Clogs O. Higher

Original Ryan - Friday, November 19 2010 @ 06:28 AM EST (#225839) #
I'm partial to "Rogers Milch Hog" for Mr. Chisholm's anagram.
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