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Toronto Blue Jays make some call-ups

The Toronto Blue Jays have made a couple of roster moves to start the day. The Jays have selected the contracts of two AAA-Buffalo players, Felix Doubront and Ryan Tepera. Doubront will be making his season debut with the Blue Jays after they signed him to a minor league contract early on in the season. Tepera is returning to the Jays just a couple weeks after being sent down by...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays may have found their future star in Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero is making a return to the big leagues. Well, at least somebody with his name will be. According to Sportsnet, the Toronto Blue Jays have come to an agreement with the son of the former slugger, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is the top international prospect in this year’s class. Although the deal has yet to be confirmed by the Blue Jays or Guerrero’s representatives...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello: The Unsung Hero of the Toronto Blue Jays

Behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ top-ranked offense, many names come to mind: Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin, Jose Reyes. But there’s one name that almost nobody thinks of. He wears number 15 and is the polar opposite of what a true “star” would look like: Chris Colabello. Colabello is the prime example of a late-bloomer. He made his MLB debut...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Gibbons on trades: 'If he makes us better then you get him'

With the trade deadline quickly approaching, and with the Toronto Blue Jays right in the thick of it, don't be surprised if they make some big moves.Manager John Gibbons acknowledged to the Toronto Sun Tuesday that the team is looking to add:“If there’s any way you can improve it, that’s what we’re looking at. Whoever it might be, if he makes us better then you get him and...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays: Which Card Would You Play?

Close your eyes. Imagine the Toronto Blue Jays have secured a one game playoff via a wild card birth. They have just ended the longest drought in MLB history. You don’t know what to do. You don’t know how to feel. You find your mom and give her a hug just to make sure it’s all real. When the dust finally settles and the realization becomes overwhelming, thoughts and questions...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays are a true statistical enigma

At a brief glance, the Toronto Blue Jays are having a pretty good season. Not spectacular or earth-shattering, but there is hope for the franchise suffering from the longest current playoff drought in Major League Baseball. Start digging a little bit deeper, and things will look a lot more jaw-dropping. Statistically speaking, the Blue Jays are having an amazing season. For a 41...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Most Expensive Tickets In July Come On First Of The Month

After owning a losing record in the first two months of the season, the Toronto Blue Jays awoken from their early season slumber and now find themselves in the thick of the American League East division race as the calendar turns to July. Going 11-12 in April, followed by a 12-17 record in May, the Blue Jays bats exploded in June to the tune of an 18-7 record, with one more game...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pompey ready to return to Toronto

Twitter: @DanielLevitt32 Dalton Pompey is hitting .360 for New Hampshire and appears ready for a return to Toronto. TRENTON, NJ – A poor 23-game stint in the majors to start the season was followed by not one, but two demotions, leaving Dalton Pompey back in Double A New Hampshire where he spent just over a month in 2014. Pompey, who hit just .193 for the Toronto Blue Jays, continued...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Inquired About Josh Donaldson In Offseason, Were Shot Down

Josh Donaldson has been one of the stars of this Major League Baseball season, helping power a Toronto Blue Jays offense that leads the majors in runs scored. The Boston Red Sox might view the third baseman as the one that got away. Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reported Monday that before signing third baseman Pablo Sandoval to a five-year, $95 million contract this...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Man-Crush Alert #VoteBringerOfRain

The Toronto Blue Jays need to extend Josh Donaldson right now, my man-crush depends on it. How is this play for your viewing pleasure. If that didn’t satisfy your gold glove pallet then try this one on for size. #VOTEBRINGEROFRAIN The post Josh Donaldson Man-Crush Alert #VoteBringerOfRain appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson's All-Star campaign supported by Stephen Amell (Video)

Josh Donaldson has recently taken over the lead in the voting for American League All-Star third basemen, and now the Toronto Blue Jays star has some superhero backing behind him - sort of.Stephen Amell, an actor from Toronto who currently stars as the Green Arrow in the CW television series "Arrow", created a promotional video to support the campaign for Donaldson. The video uses...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna impresses Russell Martin in second career save

He's just 20 years old. He only has two saves in his big league career. But Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna is impressing his team's leader.After notching his second career save (a four-out save to boot), catcher Russell Martin spoke highly of his young closer, noting his perfect execution of his pitches to get that last out.“He called me out to the mound and was like, ‘Hey...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays call up prospect Matt Boyd to start Saturday

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Matt Boyd to start Saturday:Boyd, the 19th-ranked Jays prospect according to MLB.com, has been nearly unhittable in 2015.Across two levels, Double-A and Triple-A, Boyd owns a 7-2 record with a 1.26 ERA, striking out 82 and walking just 18 in 85.2 innings.Photo credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Pitching Problems Continue

The Toronto Blue Jays are contenders. They are currently four games above .500, two games out of first place, and their positive run differential of 81 is first in the American League by nearly 30 runs. The FanGraphs playoff odds give the Jays a roughly one-in-two chance to qualify for the playoffs. The Jays offense […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Pitching looks to stay hot

The Toronto Blue Jays are having quite the interesting season. In just this month of June, they have gone from winning eleven consecutive games to dropping two straight series against some of the worst teams in baseball. They have been at the top of the American League East division one day, just to fall back into third place a couple days later. It is very apparent that the Blue...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 12: A Group of Blue Jays is Called a Committee Now?

Well, I guess that makes all the sense in the world, because those darn Flock of Seagulls got all in your head in the 80's.  Then they had the nerve to be in GTA and get you all singing about running.  I don't even run when chased anymore.  It's a big game of "ooohhh ya got me".  So north of the border, they do it all in groups now apparently.  That group started out as a singular...
Via Razzball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

Last time we checked in with the Toronto Blue Jays, it was clear that starting pitching would be on the top of the priority list for the trade deadline. Although the starting rotation will be essential for the Blue Jays’ success going into the second half of the regular season, a specific arm has caught the eye of the front office, and that arm is Francisco Rodriguez, currently...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Estrada Is Near Perfect

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 224, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Matt Commins (@MattCommins) talk about some pitcher’s values and go over today’s DFS matchups8. Topics include: Marco Estrada’s near-perfect game The debut of Andrew Heaney A discussion on Yasmany Tomas A look at today’s DFS matchups You can check out all Baseball...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Donaldson makes great catch during perfecto bid

Josh Donaldson is rated as one of the best defensive third basemen in baseball. With catches like this one, it’s easy to see why. Donaldson went into the stands to take away an at-bat from David DeJesus at the start of the 8th inning in Wednesday’s Blue Jays-Rays game that aided Marco Estrada’s perfect game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Anthopoulos Future Hinges On Moves Made In Next Month

The Toronto Blue Jays have arguably one of the most potent offences in the clubs existence. The propensity to score runs in bunches and overcome early deficits is the framework for their success. However their bullpen and lack of starting pitching depth has been their Achilles heel preventing them from reaching the upper echelon in the AL East. General Manager Alex Anthopoulos is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey pitches brilliant game only two days after father’s death

R.A. Dickey toed the rubber on Thursday with a heavy heart, but nevertheless pitched brilliantly, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Toronto Blue Jays veteran knuckleballer ultimately went 7.1 innings, giving up only earned run while scattering five hits and striking out seven in the team’s 7-1 victory over the New York Mets....Read More The post R.A. Dickey pitches...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

It’s apparent that the Toronto Blue Jays are giving it their all to make a run to the top of the American League East division. Recently, they went on an 11-game winning streak. Although they are second to last, with a record of 35-32, they are just two games out of first. The race for the AL East crown is tight with nearly every team only two games behind the first place Tampa...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Surging Blue Jays

  Most notable this weekend was the production in the Toronto Blue Jays lineup, as they have now won 11 straight games. Not coincidentally, Jose Reyes has an 11 game hit streak, including five multi-hit games in that span. With the bottom of the order working this weekend, Reyes knocked in four runs and also scored a run. Since his return, Reyes is the top shortstop on ESPN’s...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto is Hot, Boston is in Trouble

“We’re some kind of hot right now.” Those words were spoken by Toronto manager John Gibbons following today’s 13-5 shellacking of the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Truer words have rarely been spoken. The Blue Jays have won 11 straight, outscoring their opponents 88-44 in the process. The club currently boasts the best run differential […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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