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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Lack Of Three-Baggers Part Of Reyes’ Downfall

You have to think the Toronto Blue Jays are smiling at having just gotten rid of Jose Reyes’ contract. Chortling maybe. Under their breaths. What has he done? That is the question Jays’ executives have asked for a long time. Injuries set him back but that’s not all. Sure, the Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki in return in the Reyes’ blockbuster and his salary is quite astronomical...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Day After Stacking

Tuesday night, there was much action piling into the DFS Volkswagen that was the Toronto Blue Jays hitting. Many saw the matchup against rookie LHP Adam Morgan and stacked their rosters full of Jays accordingly. Not an inexpensive stack, the Jays proceeded to roll up runs in the first two innings, including a dinger from freshly minted leadoff man Devon Travis. The rout was on, yes...
Via Razzball
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Did Drew Hutchison Really Change His Slider?

If you look at the movement charts on Drew Hutchison‘s slider, it seems obvious: the Blue Jays’ righty starter had more drop late last year, when he was going well. This year, the pitch is harder and firmer, and he’s not going well. So he’s missing that slider he had, right? Well, maybe not. We […]
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki felt 'blindsided' by trade to Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki knew he could be traded before Friday’s deadline, but the former Colorado Rockies shortstop apparently expected a little more warning than what he received. According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Tulowitzki heard of the deal with the Toronto Blue Jays when he was removed during the ninth inning of Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Per Saunders...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman still eyeing September comeback

Before the 2015 season, the Toronto Blue Jays were dealt a devastating blow by losing out on Marcus Stroman.Stroman was seen as a breakout candidate after compiling a 11-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in his rookie campaign.In injuring his knee, the initial prognosis had him sidelined for the entire 2015 season.He's having other thoughts, though:It's unlikely the Blue Jays will rush him...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pitching Prospects Key to Blue Jays Future

As the Major League Baseball season reaches towards  the July 31st trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays remained in the hunt for their first playoff berth since claiming back-to-back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. The Jays have regularly demonstrated their dominance at the plate this season, leading the majors with over 5.2 runs per game this year. But while the Blue Jays...
Via Baseball News Source
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings: Pheast on Phillie P(h)itching

Last week it was lefties beating up on Shane Greene, this week we have the Canadian lefty killers, the Toronto Blue Jays. If you read me at all this season you’ve noticed some themes. Mainly the pitching staffs I enjoy picking on most, Texas and Philadelphia. When one of those two waltzes into a home stadium of the highest scoring team in MLB, I get a little excited. The cherry...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Troy Tulowitzki had no idea he was being traded

The Colorado Rockies traded veteran shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. In doing so, the team may have broken a promise to the five-time All-Star. Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Tulowitzki had no idea he was being traded until Rockies manager Walt Weiss pulled him from Monday night’s...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Drew Hutchison’s Road Troubles Go Back To 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – JUNE 8: Drew Hutchison #36 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes his way from the bullpen to the dugout before the start of MLB game action against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 8, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) So far in 2015, it’s been well documented the road struggles of Toronto Blue Jays’ starter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays offense gets even better with Troy Tulowitzki acquisition

This is a sentence I can’t believe I’m typing – the Toronto Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and reliever LaTroy Hawkins from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for shortstop Jose Reyes, minor league pitchers Jeff Hoffman, Miguel Castro and Jesús Tinoco. The Blue Jays lineup, somehow, just got even more potent. Tulowitzki will enter the highest scoring offense...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pointless Second Guessing Begins After Tulowitzki-Reyes Trade

In the wake of the Troy Tulowitzki-Jose Reyes deal comes the predictable second-guessing on why the Mets weren’t active for either. Reportedly, they asked about Tulowitzki, but we’ve been hearing that for years. Maybe the Rockies didn’t call the Mets for a last chance to make a deal simply because they knew they wouldn’t bite. And, they shouldn’t have. And, they shouldn’t...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tulo to Toronto: The latest sign that Hal is not his father

There's a saying in the Yankiverse, whispered whenever a big free agent signs with Washington or California. It goes this way: "This wouldn't have happened if Ol' George were still alive..."Yep. If Ol' George were still kicking, the Yankees would have signed Max Scherzer, James Shield, Nelson Cruz, Robbie Whazhisname, the original cast of Glee and - absolutely, obviously,...

Troy Tulowitzki, the Blue Jays, and upgrading strengths

Here is the story of the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays, presented in two easy graphs. The Blue Jays have bludgeoned their opponents on offense but given most of that back on defense, so naturally, everyone — myself included — had them stocking up on improved pitching at the deadline. It was the path of least […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Clutchlings Blue Jays Minor League Notebook Returns!

Hello faithful readers.  My wife and I were off on a three week vacation – a week in Barcelona, one week in the south of Tenerife (part of the Canary Islands), and a week on that island’s west coast.  We swam in the ocean, climbed a volcano, ate a lot of tapas, and drank a lot of beer and sangria to replenish the fluids we lost in the sub tropical sun. If you ever want to know...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jays Edwin Encarnacion stole a young fans prosthetic leg...had the entire team sign it

Edwin Encarnacion gladly takes a young fan's prosthetic leg designed with a Blue Jays logo and.....gets it signed by the entire team.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Blue Jays be Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

As we near the end of July, the Toronto Blue Jays are a .500 team. Sometimes a little more than that, sometimes a little bit less, but overall they’re winning as much as they’re losing. As a result their chances of making the postseason sit at 46.2% according to Baseball Prospectus. As fans and media await trades for reinforcements to this proficient offense, should the team...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ ongoing search for a starting pitcher

The American League playoff hunt is as tight as ever and with the deadline looming a week away, teams are grasping for that one piece they believe will push them over the edge. For the Blue Jays, that piece is a starting pitcher and they haven’t quite been lucky enough to snare one yet. Just 5.5 games out of the East and three back in the Wild Card, the Blue Jays have the offense...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista calls out Colin Cowherd for insipid remarks about Dominican ballplayers

One of baseball’s most vocal sluggers is not happy with Colin Cowherd for the radio host’s negative portrayal of Dominican players, and the MLB Players Association is reportedly equally upset. Cowherd, who just this week announced his intention to leave ESPN Radio after 10 years, devoted part of a segment Thursday to the apparent simplicity of baseball, saying there’s...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin righting the ship

For most of the first half of the 2015 season, Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher, Russell Martin, was statistically one of the best catchers in baseball. By June 15, Martin had a .285 batting average (.368 on-base percentage), 10 home runs, 12 doubles, 34 runs batted in, 39 runs scored, and three stolen bases. However, Martin’s season began to spiral after that. On July 19, Martin...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista calls out Cowherd over comments on Dominicans

ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd said some less than flattering things about Dominican baseball players on his show Thursday, and Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is none too pleased. Speaking on his weekday show “The Herd,” Cowherd commented on the criticism that the Miami Marlins have received for hiring general manager Dan Jennings, a guy...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista Rocks the Canadian Tuxedo

Urban Dictionary defines a “Canadian Tuxedo” as, simply, “an outfit consisting of a denim jacket and demin jeans”. So, with that said, ladies and gentlemen…behold the majesty and splendor of Joey Bats! Remember these two things: Play hard and have fun. #WorkHardBeGreat pic.twitter.com/rdUgpXVgDv — Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) July 21, 2015 Now, I have no idea what Toronto...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Scott Kazmir edition

The Toronto Blue Jays were one of many teams to send scouts to Scott Kazmir’s start on Saturday night in Oakland. As the Athletics sit in last place of the American League West division with only the slightest chance of making the playoffs this year, they have made it known that they are willing to engage in trade talks with other teams over their ace. Saturday night’s start...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four."...
Via Athlon Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays need rookies to keep producing for success in 2015

The Toronto Blue Jays (42-39, 1 GB in the AL East) entered this season in a full-blown youth movement. Yes, the team still had important veteran players, but the club opened with six rookies on its 25-man-roster. Three of those rookies didn’t make it very long. Miguel Castro, pegged as the closer early in the season, started off hot, but struggled and was quickly optioned...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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