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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays' historic August made baseball fun again in Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays ended July in a situation that fans were all too familiar with. The club was two games over .500, six games back of the AL East and undefined as whether they were true contenders or would fade away in the season’s final two months, which the team had a habit of doing in the past. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos decided it was time to go all-in at the trade...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardy Show 108: Clutchlings vs Blue Jays From Away

My dear friend, Baseball Hot Corners own and the founder of Clutchlings Doug Fox made his Cardy Show hosting debut speaking with another dear friend of the show Jay Blue from Blue Jays From Away. Doug and Jay have extensive experience covering the Toronto Blue Jays organization and they discuss it in depth for the hour. There is great prospect analysis and discussion and overall...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Revere Leading Off

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 263, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) talk about some hitter values and play a game of real or fake. Topics include: How Ben Revere hitting lead-off for the Blue Jays will impact his value Why we hope Manny Machado gains SS eligibility Whether Carlos Martinez will tire down the...
Via Baseball Professor
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays name Mark Shapiro as president, CEO

The Toronto Blue Jays have confirmed Mark Shapiro of the Cleveland Indians as the next president of Canada’s sole MLB franchise. It’s official. Mark Shapiro appointed president & CEO of the #BlueJays. Begins new role at the end of the season. pic.twitter.com/kRtb9W0Eqz — SportsCentre (@SportsCentre) August 31, 2015 Shapiro will takeover the reigns from tenured Blue Jays...
Via Sports-Glory
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Meh on Mark Shapiro’s Move to Toronto

It’s not that I don’t care. Actually, I care immensely and if I have a fault concerning the Indians, it’s that I care too much. But I’ve been asked since the news broke a couple weeks ago that Mark Shapiro was under consideration to become the new president of the Toronto Blue Jays if I thought this was a good thing or a bad thing for the Indians. The Indians and Shapiro...

Why The Blue Jays Really Can Re-sign David Price

The bottom line is that it is time to eliminate taxes as a potential reason for athletes like the Blue Jays soon-to-be free agent pitcher David Price staying away from Canada. Baseball players should focus on factors other than taxes when deciding to play here: a beautiful and lively city with fine restaurants and nightlife, and playing meaningful baseball games all summer long in...
Via Pro Bball Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Indians president Mark Shapiro jumps to same role in Toronto

The rumors first started about August 21st that Indians president Mark Shapiro could be headed to Toronto and now, it appears that it will in fact be the case. The Blue Jays’ current president Paul Beeston, who has been with the team in some capacity since 1976, was nearly forced out in the previous off-season, ending with the announcement that he would retire at the end of the...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto has new president

The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Cleveland Indians president, Mark Shapiro to the same position, replacing Paul Beeston according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Beeston is retiring after this season. In his years with the Cleveland Indians, president Mark Shapiro was a general manager, farm director and assistant farm director before being promoted to team president. Shapiro was also...

Anthopoulos’ Brilliant Moves Make Blue Jays Solid Contender

I ran into a window cleaner, exchanged hellos, struck up a conversation and he asked me if I was into baseball. “Very much,’’ I told him. “This guy Alex Anthopoulos is a genius, isn’t he?’’ the guy said as he took advantage of my answer. “Sure is,’’ I said. “He could probably take over as president or prime minister in his ancestral country of Greece.’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With World-Class Offense, Toronto Blue Jays Are Most Exciting Team In Baseball

If you've seen the Toronto Blue Jays play this season, you know that something special is happening north of the border. In an era dominated by elite hurlers and low scoring pitching duels, the Jays are doing their very best to prove that the best defense is a good offense.This past winter, the Blue Jays set out to improve their club with a statement move. They did so by trading...
Via The Sports Quotient
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, Blue Jays fans salute 'hat trick' (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and knocked in a whopping 9 RBI in Saturday's 15-1 blowout win over Detroit. Since Toronto is a hockey town, the fans saluted Encarnacion by throwing their hats onto the field after he hit his third home run in the seventh inning to complete the "hat trick". Man, it sure looks like fun to be a Blue Jays fan...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

The Toronto Blue Jays are an offensive machine, and the latest display of their power was provided by designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. He blasted three home runs and tallied nine RBI in a 15-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Encarnacion’s first homer, a three-run shot to left field, extended his hit streak to 24 games. It’s the longest hit streak for...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulo trade pieces continue to perform

With the Troy Tulowitzki trade now a month old, the three pitchers the Rockies received in the trade continue to perform well in the minors. While it is too early to make any concrete judgment, right now it seems as if the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays both got what they wanted in this mega trade. Jeff Hoffman has received a lot of the spotlight, and rightfully so,...
Via Mile High Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Ben Revere Hit Leadoff for the Blue Jays?

An intense debate has developed over the course of the past few weeks among Toronto Blue Jays fans?  Should Ben Revere, acquired in the trade deadline frenzy along with fellow tradee Troy Tulowitzki, replace Tulo at the top of the lineup? This debate is rooted in a couple of assumptions:   one is that your leadoff hitter should be one of those speedy, pitcher-distracting hitters...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere Makes Amazing Leaping Catch At Wall; David Price Approves (Video)

Ben Revere and David Price both joined the Toronto Blue Jays less than a month ago, but it looks like they’re quickly becoming good friends. We suppose that’s what happens when you make an incredible leaping catch to bail out your pitcher on his birthday. Price celebrated his 30th birthday Wednesday night by taking the mound against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. In...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

On the same day a report confirmed that Jose Bautista was in the midst of a months-long boycott of Sportsnet, subsequent statements from the Toronto Blue Jays slugger indicate that he has ended his interview embargo related to the team’s television broadcast partner. Bautista made his lifting of the boycott known to the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin prior to Wednesday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays set out Marcus Stroman's rehab schedule

On Wednesday, two days after Marcus Stroman tossed a simulated game, the Toronto Blue Jays set tentative plans for rehab appearances leading up to a September debut for the right-hander.According to Sportsnet, Stroman will throw a 55-pitch simulated game Friday, followed by a 70-pitch rehab start September 2 for Lansing.He would then toss 85 pitches for Buffalo September 7. If all...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista boycotts Sportsnet over refusal to pay for rookie's suit

    Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has not conducted an interview with Sportsnet, his team’s official television broadcasting station, in over three months. Bautista has been committed to boycotting the network, and now we know why. According to Brendan Kennedy of The Toronto Star, Bautista has refused to speak with anyone from Sportsnet since a TV segment featuring...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Josh Donaldson’s MVP Push

This past weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series, dominating the Halos by a combined score of 36-10. The series represented a few important points: not only did the three wins vault the Jays over the New York Yankees for sole possession of first place in the AL East, but it also featured a matchup of the current favorites in the AL MVP...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

“LaTroy Hawkins is So Old…”

If you’re following LaTroy Hawkins on Twitter, surely you’ve noticed that it has started to resemble a “Match Game” transcript more than his regular feed. And playing the role of Gene Rayburn, it would seem, Hawkins’ Toronto Blue Jays teammate…David Price. Haha everyone please send @LaTroyHawkins32 some old jokes! The ones thus far are very comical! — David Price ...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price jokes on Twitter about random drug test

    Every so often, Major League Baseball players are subjected to random drug tests. On Saturday, it was David Price’s turn. Price, of course, passed and took the opportunity to thank MLB for the boost of confidence it gave him. Hey @MLB thanks for that boost of confidence with that drug test yesterday…BUT I'm all me PED free baby!! — David Price (@DAVIDprice14)...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Can Toronto win the AL East?

As play begins today baseball has just two divisions led by the team that was expected to win in March: the NL Central and West. While the Dodgers and Cardinals had challenges from the Pirates and Giants, respectively, baseball’s other four divisions have been seemingly up for grabs. The Mets currently enjoy a lead over the Nationals and last year’s Cinderella team, the...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Surge in Blue Jays ticket sales justifies Troy Tulowitski trade

The Toronto Blue Jays are one of the hottest baseball teams in the major leagues, and most of it can be attributed to the team’s trade-deadline acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price. There was of course a significant financial risk inherent to bringing in superstars of their magnitude and the exorbitant salaries players of their caliber demand. But according to a study...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays are built to last

October baseball is all about momentum. Sure, big, impressive records are nice and they do win division titles, but what really matters as fall baseball approaches is who is playing the best in that moment the brackets are taking shape for the postseason. It is what allowed two teams to rise from the Wild Card play-in game a year ago and sort out their differences all the way to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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