BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Heyman: Blue Jays Reported to Offer Dexter Fowler Four Years/$60 Million

Dexter Fowler has long been at the top of the Toronto Blue Jays’ shopping list this offseason. Similar to how a potential car-buyer starts talking numbers after they’ve kicked the tires and are interested in the vehicle, the Blue Jays and Dexter Fowler’s camp may now be sitting down and talking numbers. The Blue Jays are one of the few teams which have been rumoured to maintain...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
11 hours ago

Report: Indians have considered signing Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion may have a new suitor. According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports, the Cleveland Indians have checked in on Encarnacion. Sources: Cleveland has checked in on Edwin Encarnacion. Perfect fit as RH power in LH-heavy lineup. Question is: Would they spend the money? — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 5, 2016 On paper, Encarnacion would be a replacement for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Morosi: Pearce signing signifies end for EE in Toronto

Breaking down the Blue Jays signing of Steve Pearce, with Jeff Blair, Mike Wilner and MLB insider Jon Paul Morosi.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays’ Winter Meetings Free Agent Shopping List

MLB’s annual Winter Meetings is when the bulk of teams do their heavy lifting. Traditionally, this is when the big signings happen and the blockbuster trades materialize. If the Toronto Blue Jays have any big moves up their sleeves, the groundwork will be laid this week in Maryland. And with plenty of vacancies on the roster, the Blue Jays still have plenty of work to do this offseason...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
18 hours ago

Projecting Toronto’s Potential 2017 WBC Participants

As the Jays’ offseason marches on, the 2017 roster continues to take shape. With trades and signings not taking up as much sports bandwidth as playing games does, a certain subsection of baseball fans may find themselves getting distracted by NHL hockey. While hockey’s most recent best-on-best or World Junior tournament may not float every baseball fan’s boat, it is also a...
Via BP Toronto
19 hours ago

WATCH: Davidi: Encarnacion looking unlikely as Blue Jays push for Moreland

Shi Davidi and Hazel Mae break down the latest chatter about the Blue Jays, who are apparently making a push for Mitch Moreland and more likely passing on Edwin Encarnacion.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Outright Chris Colabello, Andy Burns

The Blue Jays have cleared two 40-man roster spots by outrighting first baseman/outfielder Chris Colabello and infielder Andy Burns, the club announced. Both have cleared waivers, per the organization.
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago

Sanchez, Donaldson big winners at Blue Jays awards

AL ERA king Aaron Sanchez top pitcher and most improved player, Josh Donaldson voted team MVP.
Via Toronto Star
4 days ago

Report: Edwin Encarnacion unlikely to land with Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox are seeking a designated hitter, but Edwin Encarnacion sounds unlikely to be the fit. According to Rob Bradford of WEEI, a source indicated that the Red Sox “probably” would not sign Encarnacion, with whom they’ve been linked repeatedly. Boston, it is said, is looking for a more short-term commitment in their efforts to replace David Ortiz. Encarnacion...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 ZiPS Projections – Toronto Blue Jays

After having typically appeared in the very famous pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past few years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Toronto Blue Jays. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Chicago NL / Washington. Batters The...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Meacham promoted to manage Buffalo, Blue Jays Triple-A team

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Bobby Meacham is moving up the Toronto Blue Jays coaching ranks after being named manager of the team's Toronto's Triple-A affiliate, the Buffalo Bisons. Meacham spent the past three years managing Toronto's Double-A affiliate in New Hampshire. The former major league infielder has 26 years of coaching experience, including 10 as a minor-league manager. He...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays voice Jerry Howarth has cancer

Jerry Howarth, the voice of the Toronto Blue Jays has revealed he has prostate cancer. Howarth who called the Blue Jays in the ALCS told Canada’s CTV network that an MRI found the cancer after a biopsy did not find not. Howarth will undergo surgery next week to have a small tumor removed. The Blue Jays voice is supporting a study to determine whether MRI’s are more effective...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reliever Joe Biagini left hanging on high five by Jimmy Fallon

When in doubt, tweet at Josh Donaldson. Blue Jays reliever Joe Biagini was potentially spotted getting left hanging on a high-five from Jimmy Fallon during a taping of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. A keen Jays fan noticed a person who looked like Biagini sitting in the audience as Fallon went out to high-five the crowd. Joe Biagini needs Twitter so I can ask if this is him....
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Exit Interview: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays had a memorable 2016. After an incredible Wild Card victory over the Baltimore Orioles, the Blue Jays met up with their rival Texas Rangers in the ALDS, sweeping them to make it to the AL Championship Series. However, the Blue Jays met their match against the Cleveland Indians, who won the AL Pennant over the Blue Jays in five games.Despite their success this...
Via The Sports Quotient
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Lourdes Gurriel and Three Other Cuban Prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays agreed to a deal with 23-year-old Cuban prospect Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on Friday. The deal was first reported by MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez and the terms of the contract — seven years, $22 million — was first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The reports I’ve gotten from international scouts regarding Gurriel are solid, if unspectacular. Scouts...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves sign former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey

The Atlanta Braves have made their first move of what promises to be an extremely active offseason for the struggling franchise. The team announced on Thursday that it has signed 42-year-old former Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey to a one-year contract. It also includes a team option for the 2018 season. Welcome to #BravesCountry @RADickey43! #ChopOn pic.twitter.com/0gL6uVUmpK ...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jose Bautista met with the Red Sox on Tuesday

It’s not yet known whether free agent outfielder Jose Bautista will leave the Toronto Blue Jays for greener pastures. We’re not far enough along in the process to draw a sound conclusion here. What we do know is that the six-time All-Star has already met with the division-rival Boston Red Sox. joey bats people had long meeting with boston official yesterday https://t.co/xDBMxVxSiT...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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