Found December 06, 2012 on
Obviously the very top of this list looks different than it would have a month ago, when Justin Nicolino would have been the clear #1. Still the guy who inherits the top spot is deserving, and a rising star in the Blue Jays system. I've debated with myself quite a bit concerning the top three on this list, conflicted over the weight to give to various factors which i consider in balance with each other. Ultimately the separation between the top 3 guys is razor thin. 1. Sean Nolin (12/6/89) - In the final analysis, i simply had to weigh more heavily in favor of upper level success. So very many highly touted guys flame out before they ever reach AA. Many others find that they blow through the lower levels and have difficulty conquering the upper level competition. Nolin has steadily improved his status as he's advanced through the system and is now, according to Anthopoulos, on the cusp of being a big-league contributor. That proximity weighed as the tiebreaker when ranking...
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Toronto Blue Jays infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, who
was acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins earlier this offseason, could be
available, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
#Braves interested in Bonifaciobefore got traded by MIA (Fredi G. had him w/Marlins), didn't know til this wk he might still be available
— David O'Brien...
Former Toronto Blue Jays announcer Tom Cheek has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in baseball broadcasting.
The award was announced by the baseball Hall of Fame on Wednesday at the winter meetings. Cheek died in 2005.
Cheek called the first 4,306 regular-season and 41 postseason games in the Blue Jays' history, starting in 1977.
Cheek's most famous call came...
During the offseason there has been a lot of talk about the Mets and Blue Jays making a deal. On the surface it makes sense, as the Mets need outfielders and a catcher while the Blue Jays are looking for a front-end starter. The two teams seem to match up pretty well.
For me the problem comes in the catching department. Toronto has prospect Travis d’Arnaud, who if he can stay healthy...
JP Arencibia of the Toronto Blue Jays, one of the Mets potential options for a 2013 catcher and beyond.
When the Winter Meetings opened up on Monday, many Mets fans expected Sandy Alderson to return home with a new backstop. It turns out the trade market for catchers was thin, and asking prices were high. In addition, the free agent class of catchers is weak at best. Alderson...