Jays closer Roberto Osuna says he’s dealing with anxiety

If there’s one area that sports and sports media still aren’t equipped to cover properly, it’s mental illness. (There are actually many other areas, too, but let’s focus on this one, specifically.) Conditions like anxiety and depression are still stigmatized by plenty of fans, media members, and even people within the sport; after all, what’s praised more than mental toughness...
Via The Comeback
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WATCH: Tepera: Tough to go to sleep after last night’s loss

Ryan Tepera talks about getting over a tough loss to the Kansas City Royals and how to learn from the experience.
Via SportsNetCanada
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WATCH: Gibbons: Osuna wasn’t feeling good today, all you need to know

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons talks about why he didn’t have Roberto Osuna in to close out the Kansas City Royals in the ninth inning.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ March to .500 Matters, But It Also Doesn’t Matter

For whatever reason, the Toronto Blue Jays cannot climb the mountain to reach .500. They’ve come close many times, but with each attempt to get there, the Blue Jays have failed. To fans, it’s pretty disheartening to witness a team miss on nine consecutive attempts to even up their record. How is that even possible? You’d think by now the Blue Jays would’ve at least fluked...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

The Unusual Journey of Blue Jays Prospect Chris Rowley

Sports are in a sense a collection of narratives. Some more pedestrian and typical, some more unusual and compelling. The are often narratives attached to the results on the field—Bautista’s bat flip homer being an obvious example—but as often they are born in the synergy between the players life off the field and their sports accomplishments. The athlete that overcomes an...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Blue Jays minor leaguers will sport poutine jerseys at the dish

Poutine-themed unis part of Saturday's Franco-American Heritage Night Double-A doubleheader.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

Josh Donaldson scratched with sore left knee

Third baseman misses 39th game of season.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

The Toronto Blue Jays are stuck in neutral after frustrating week 11

The Toronto Blue Jays had a big opportunity coming into this past week to finally get out of the cellar in the AL East.  They were scheduled a light week of work with only five games, and all of them were at home.  Also, their two opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays and Chicago White Sox, are some of the less talented teams in the league.  But once again, the Jays failed to cash in...
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The Toronto Blue Jays can change their season next week

The Toronto Blue Jays currently sit 6.5 games behind the first place New York Yankees, which is pretty good based on how the season started for Toronto. They have dropped their last two games to the lowly Chicago White Sox, and need to pick up a win today. The Jays can really make a change in their season next week, however. At this point, every baseball fan knows the story: the...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays have two teenage sons of former MLB stars tearing up the minor leagues

The Toronto Blue Jays drafted Texas senior first baseman Kacy Clemens on Tuesday, and that means the Toronto farm system includes sons of former MLB stars Roger Clemens, Craig Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Dante Bichette. And we’re going to hear plenty more in the coming years about the sons of Guerrero and Bichette, especially. Bo Bichette (19 years old) and Vladimir Guerrero...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

O Canada! How The Toronto Blue Jays Can Continue To Win Ballgames

Expectations for the Toronto Blue Jays were high after they reached the ALCS in 2016, where they lost to the Cleveland Indians. The Blue Jays were expected to ride their deep rotation and high-powered offense led by Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki, and Russell Martin to another postseason appearance.  Toronto cracked under the pressure early on in the season...
Via The Sports Quotient
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista catches Mariners sleeping, steals second on walk

A walk doesn’t always result in only one base. Toronto Blue Jays’ right fielder Jose Bautista proved that Saturday night in Seattle against the Mariners, drawing a walk against Tony Zych in the top of the eighth and then taking second base when Zych and the rest of the Mariners’ infield were caught napping: Yep, that’s a stolen base by MLB rules, and it’s perfectly legal...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

There Is Urgent Need for a Justin Smoak Article

There are a couple good stories beginning to emerge in the American League. Just last night, the Mariners crawled their way all the way back to .500, despite suffering through a rash of significant early-season injuries. And, similarly, although the Blue Jays aren’t quite also at .500, they’re close, despite encountering a similar problem. There’s been talk of whether the Mariners...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Toronto Blue Jays cheated death?

It was not too long ago that the obituary for the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays was all but written: “The Blue Jays, recent champions of the American League East division, died suddenly in May of 2017, following a sudden and brutal April debut. Major League Baseball’s last remain Canadian outpost was celebrating its 40th season and hopeful for a continued run of excellence, having just...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels sign Michael Bourn in response to OF injuries

The Los Angeles Angels are hurting in their outfield and decided to sign Michael Bourn to a minor league contract.The Angels signed Bourn on Friday and sent him to Triple-A Salt Lake. Bourn signed with the Orioles to a minor-league deal earlier this year but exercised an opt-out clause and was released by Baltimore last week.Bourn was once upon a time considered by some to be a good...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar to donate forfeited salary to LGBTQ groups

Kevin Pillar will donate salary forfeited in his suspension for making a homophobic slur to two prominent LGBTQ groups.The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder was suspended two games in the wake of yelling an anti-gay slur at Atlanta Braves reliever Jason Motte during a May 17 game. Pillar apologized for the incident calling it ” immature,” “stupid” and “uncalled for.” He also...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Prospect Bo Bichette Is Noisily Bashing Baseballs

Bo Bichette is making mincemeat out of lower-level pitching, and not in subtle fashion. The 19-year-old shortstop has a swing designed to smash baseballs into smithereens, and that’s pretty much what he’s done since the Toronto Blue Jays selected him in the second round of last year’s draft. In 283 professional plate appearances, former big-league slugger Dante Bichette’s...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Next Jose Bautista Is Jose Bautista

Over the winter, Jose Bautista was forced to settle on a one-year contract of about $18 million, or roughly the price of a qualifying offer. Given Bautista’s performance over the previous half-dozen years — during which he’d been one of the game’s best hitters — that deal came as a surprise. Most thought he would get three or four years guaranteed at that rate. When a...
Via Fangraphs
24 days ago  |  Discuss

John Scott clarifies his negative comments about PK Subban

With the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Final, their roster of players have become a focal point. And during a recent “ESPN E:60” feature, defenseman P.K. Subban was specifically profiled.The segment touched on everything from Subban’s split with the Montreal Canadiens to his experience as a black player in hockey.It also included its fair share of criticism — specifically...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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