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Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offer to Melky, hope to keep him

Melky Cabrera can double his salary if he desires. The Blue Jays have decided to extend him a qualifying offer, which is expected to be in the range of $15 million to $16 million this winter. That would almost precisely double his salary, as Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with Toronto two winters ago. Word from someone familiar with the Blue Jays' thinking is that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB to review Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman's pitch at Caleb Joseph's head

Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman’s pitch near the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph will be reviewed today by Major League Baseball for possible discipline. In the sixth inning of the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Blue Jays, Stroman threw a 92-mph fastball toward Joseph’s head that he ducked away from. In the previous inning, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes contested that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman should be suspended for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head

Last night’s Orioles-Jays game featured some seriously stupid and bush league garbage from Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman. The video below lays it all out, but basically Stroman threw a ball behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph. Why? Apparently because Joseph inadvertently — and it couldn’t be anything but inadvertent — stepped on Jose Reyes‘ fingers during...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista Keeping Blue Jays in Wild Card Race

The Toronto Blue Jays got off to a hot start in the 2014 season. One June 6 they owned a 38-24 record and enjoyed a six game lead in the American League East. As late as July 2 they were in sole possession of first place. However, things have unraveled from there. The Baltimore Orioles have all but clinched the division, while the Jays are clinging on to slim hopes in the Wild...
Via Baseball News Source
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Examining Melky Cabrera's free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games out of the AL East title and three and a half games out of a very tough AL wild-card race, so losing one of their top outfielders in the last three weeks of the season is barely a story. However, that outfielder is soon-to-be free agent Melky Cabrera and he could be heading into a market where offense is largely lacking.#455184772 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays welcome lion, tiger into clubhouse as team makes playoff push (photos)

The Toronto Blue Jays find themselves a healthy 3 1/2 games back in the race for the American League’s second wild card spot. With 17 games remaining on the schedule, time is running short to put on a run down the stretch. So, to send a motivational jolt through the clubhouse while there’s still time […] The post Blue Jays welcome lion, tiger into clubhouse as team makes playoff...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fascinating Free Agency of Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera‘s season ended on Friday with a broken finger. Normally, “team headed for 22nd straight year out of the playoffs loses second-best outfielder for the final three weeks” isn’t much of a story, but this situation is a little different. Cabrera is about to be a free agent in what looks to be a terrible […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Teams scouting Melky Cabrera

According to Jeff Blair of Sportsnet.ca, opposing teams have been scouting Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera for weeks leading up to his season-ending broken pinky finger.#453045844 / gettyimages.comCabrera, 30-years-old, is a free agent following the 2014 season. In 621 plate appearances, he has hit .301/.351/.458 with 35 doubles, three triples and 16 home runs.In his...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Melky Cabrera hopes to return to Toronto

Melky Cabrera has been a player that has stayed somewhat behind the scenes so to speak even with a 50-game suspension in 2012 for violating MLB's PED rules with the San Francisco Giants. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays, Cabrera says, as reported by the Associated Press via the National Post, that he wants to stay with the team [Blue Jays] that gave him a second chance.#454557750...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Chad Jenkins out for season with broken hand

The Toronto Blue Jays improved to 73-69 on the season following a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. The Blue Jays have been staying above .500 behind an offense that is sixth in the Major Leagues in runs scored. The pitching staff has struggled to an ERA of 4.12 this season and was dealt another blow when it's been confirmed that Chad Jenkins is out for the rest of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Maicer Izturis to 60-day DL

The Toronto Blue Jays entered Saturday's game with a record of 72-68, nine and a half games behind the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East. With 22 games remaining, the Blue Jays are five games back in the wild card race. On the injury front, Maicer Izturis, who has missed most of the season with a knee injury, was placed on the 60-day disabled list. #483811923 ...
Via MLB Injury News
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays' Casey Janssen catches foul ball in cap

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen caught a foul ball with his cap, and made it look easy, in the bullpen during Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay.The fly ball by Rays batter Wil Myers was hit into the Blue Jays bullpen in foul territory near left field. Janssen stood up from his spot on the bench and made a great catch, and probably saved some fans in the...
Via Holdout Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melky Cabrera freaks over sound of thunder

During Wednesday night’s Blue Jays-Rays game at Tropicana Field, we saw something we don’t see too often at a domed stadium – a rain delay. Prior to the delay, a clap of thunder scared the bejeezus out of Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Yeah, I think I could watch that a time or two. As for the delay itself, it wasn’t technically a rain delay – it was caused by a block...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays could look to trade Jose Bautista in the offseason?

The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to be a legitimate playoff contender this season, and they looked the part for the first half of the year before falling apart after the All-Star break. They currently are sitting at 69-67 and are 10 games behind the division-leading Baltimore Orioles, who have begun extending their lead in the AL East. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays suing Creighton over logo

The Toronto Blue Jays came out of left field (pun definitely intended) with a lawsuit against the Creighton Bluejays.  They are alleging that Creighton began using the Blue Jay (or Bluejays) logo in September of 2013, and that it has and will continue to damage, “cause confusion, cause mistake, and deceive the trade and public, who [&hellip (Visited 8 times, 8 visits today...
Via No Coast Bias
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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