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As the ongoing speculation rages over the Jays manager position, about which I have not enough information to add anything worthwhile except as already stated regarding the coaches, I will get back to my series and in so doing I come to the position which is likely the weakest in the system, in terms of depth of potential major leaguers. Nevertheless, it must be addressed so let's dig in.1. Matt Dean (12/22/92) - A year ago, Dean was considered to be quite the coup for the Blue Jays. A "hard sign" - so it was believed - he fell down the draft boards all the way to the 13th round where the Jays took a gamble and made it pay off by getting Dean's name on a contract. A power-potential 3B who was said to have good contact skills and solid or better defense. John Sickels ranked him the Blue Jays 16th best prospect last spring. Funny thing is, that guy kinda didn't show up this season. The power was nothing remarkable, the contact was worse, and the defense was awful...
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The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised their $3 million option on left-hander Darren Oliver and have signed outfielder Rajai Davis to a one-year, $2.5 million contract after declining the option on his previous two-year deal.
Davis hit .257 with 24 doubles, eight home runs, 43 RBIs and 46 stolen bases last year. The Blue Jays held a $3 million option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout...
Ricky Romero had arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow and platelet-rich plasma injections to his ailing knees according to Sportsnet.
Romero did admit that he pitched with pain throughout the season thus leading to an MRI at the end of the year. Doesn’t this make you wonder that things were worse than what people led on?
If your elbow is hurting that much that it...
As you might have read in the addendum to the previous post, I'm the new guy around here. I just wanted to say that I'm very excited to have the opportunity to be a writer for this blog and I look forward to sharing ideas and opinions with Blue Jays fans worldwide. Of course, discussion is always more fun than monologues, so comments are always welcome and encouraged. Below...
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Ricky Romero had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Tuesday. The lefty went 9-14 last season for the Blue Jays, while posting a 5.77 in 181 innings. The 27-year-old will need six weeks of recovery time. He also received platelet-rich plasma injections in both knees to help his recovery from quad tendinitis.
Only three times in their 36-year history have the Toronto Blue Jays hired managers with previous major-league experience.
That may be about to change.
The Blue Jays are leaning toward hiring a manager who already has done the job, according to major-league sources.
Several of their reported candidates - notably, Cleveland Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. - remain secondary...
Just when Darren Oliver is out, he pulls himself back in. And he keeps getting better.
The Toronto Blue Jays are casting a wide net in their search for rotation upgrades, already showing interest in free agents Zack Greinke, Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Lohse and Ryan Dempster, among others, according to major-league sources.
Toronto was a surprising contender in the American League East – much like Baltimore, the eventual wild card-winner – but fell out of the race after...