BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

REPORT: Blue Jays RHP Benoit seen on crutches after Monday’s game

The Toronto Blue Jays have limped toward the finish line at times during the month of September, but after their latest loss, it was Blue Jays relief pitcher Joaquin Benoit doing the limping. There are multiple reports that Benoit left the stadium Monday night on crutches, favoring his left leg. Adam Zwelling of Sportsnet Magazine […] The post REPORT: Blue Jays RHP Benoit seen...
Via Today's Knuckleball
4 hours ago

Blue Jays-Orioles pregame tip sheet for Tuesday

Toronto hosts Baltimore tonight in the first of a three-game series in what could be a preview of the wild-card game.
Via Toronto Star
4 hours ago

Blue Jays, Yankees get physical in wild series finale

Yankees rally in final game of weekend series, and avoid a four-game sweep.
Via Toronto Star
15 hours ago

Recap: Yankees 7 Blue Jays 5; Fisticuffs and Meltdowns

There were fireworks early and late in this one, first with multiple plunkings and emptying of benches. Then late as the Yankees cranked up the offense and John Gibbons used up a lot of roster spots emptying his bench a different way. Ultimately, the Jays couldn’t overcome the bullpen implosion in the ninth, falling to the Yankees 7-5. It started off inconspicuosly enough, with...
Via BP Toronto
16 hours ago

Benches clear in Yankees-Blue Jays game, Joe Girardi ejected

Tensions were high during Monday night’s Yankees-Blue Jays game after batters from each team were thrown at by opposing pitchers. It started when Josh Donaldson got plunked on the elbow by Luis Severino, which looked to be purposeful, although it’s hard to know for sure. The Jays clearly thought the intent was there, because they responded by having J.A. Happ hit Chase Headley...
Via The Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wild Card Watch: The Blue Jays’ Magic Number is Down to 5

What a difference one week can make. Last Monday, the Blue Jays limped out of Los Angeles with their playoff hopes quickly fading. But a series win in Seattle and by winning the first three of four games from the Yankees, the entire playoff picture has changed for the Blue Jays. With one week left in the regular season and seven games left to play, the Blue Jays enter play today...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

Jose Bautista: Comic Book Hero

Somewhere in the annals of Blue Jay History, Jose Bautista became Elevated. Many of you just read that sentence and thought “I know, it was when he did The Bat Flip!” and I respect that. I will challenge you, though, to take yourself back in time to that moment. The one just before The Bat Flip. When the Blue Jays were down, at home, in an elimination playoff game. What were...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Pleskoff Scouting Report: Rowdy Tellez

TEAM: Toronto Blue Jays AGE: 21 POSITION: 1B BATS: Left THROWS: Left HEIGHT; 6-foot-4 WEIGHT: 220 lbs. ACQUIRED: The Toronto Blue Jays selected Tellez in the 30th round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Elk Grove High School in Elk Grove, California. ***** STRENGTHS Tellez is a very big, very strong left-handed-hitting first baseman. Every time I […] The post Pleskoff...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

The Blue Jays “STUFF” Report – Volume 12

The Stuff report is winding down! After this one, there will be one more official Stuff report. After that – who knows. The abyss??? One thing is for sure – I will miss screwing up Joshua Howsam’s entire schedule by telling him there’s a Stuff report coming (only to realize that I had already done one the week before). I’ll need to find new ways to screw with his schedule...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Poll: Should The Blue Jays Issue Michael Saunders A Qualifying Offer?

Back on August 16, I posted a forecast of which free agents could receive qualifying offers from their teams this offseason.  Michael Saunders was listed as one of my “easy calls” to receive the one-year, $16.7MM contract, with one important caveat.  Saunders, at that point, had been in a month-long slump, so I noted that the Blue Jays could re-consider issuing Saunders a QO...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Blue Jays rally in 9th, hold wild-card lead, beat Yankees

TORONTO (AP) Ezequiel Carrera drove in the tying run with a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning, Edwin Encarnacion hit a winning single and the Toronto Blue Jays held their AL wild-card lead, rallying past the New York Yankees 4-3 Sunday. Toronto leads Baltimore by 1 1/2 games for the top AL wild-card spot. The Blue Jays have won a team-record eight straight at home against the Yankees...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pillar: We’re doing little things right

Kevin Pillar talked after the Blue Jays’ come-from-behind win over the Yankees.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Worst Called Ball On Record

Last Monday, in what was a pretty critical game against the Mariners, Josh Donaldson got ejected in the seventh inning. Officially, he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes, but, unofficially, he was ejected for being a jerk. During his seventh inning at-bat, Donaldson tried to check a swing, and he disagreed with the determination that he didn’t check it enough. A couple pitches...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulowitzki: If I can give some emotion these guys are gonna feed off it

Troy Tulowitzki talked about the importance of the Blue Jays’ final games of the season and bringing emotion to the ballpark.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Goins on Travis: Media, people at home need to relax

Ryan Goins offers up strong words of support for teammate Devon Travis, who’s had some struggles in the field of late, says he’s working his ass off for this ball club, and people should just relax.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Are Basically Last Year’s Blue Jays

Last year’s Blue Jays didn’t win the World Series. They probably could’ve, though — they were absolutely good enough. They certainly gave the Royals fits. And the Blue Jays appealed to me in particular because I’m a little bit of a contrarian, and the Blue Jays could hit the crap out of the ball. Every October, we hear about the importance of pitching. And, you know, the...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto's Marco Estrada pitching no-hitter through 6 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada is throwing a no-hitter through six innings against the Seattle Mariners. Estrada has allowed just two baserunners Monday night in the opener of a key three-game series. Toronto holds a two-game lead over Seattle for the second AL wild card. Estrada walked Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz with two outs in the fourth inning. Kyle Seager...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays hope to get back on track

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Los Angeles Angels last night, beating L.A. to a score of 5-0. R.A. Dickey shutdown the competition, giving up no runs over the course of five innings. Troy Tulowitzki and Edwin Encarnación both went deep in the victory. Roberto Osuna came on for the save, marking his 33rd save of the season. This is a big win for the Jays, who were really slumping...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why was Ryan Goins sporting drawn-on hair in Blue Jays dugout? (vid)

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins typically sports a clean-shaven scalp. But while seated in the dugout during Thursday’s tilt against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Goins appeared to have some kind of drawn-on hair sprouting out from beneath his cap. SportsNet’s Faizal Kahmisa was one of the first to notice the bizarre look. lol Ryan Goins taped his head to make it...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Josh Donaldson for American League MVP

This week, we’re running a series of posts laying out the case for the most compelling candidates for the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award. These posts are designed to make an affirmative argument for their subject and are not intended to serve as comprehensive looks at every candidate on their own. The authors tasked with writing these posts may not even believe...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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