Found December 08, 2011 on University of Louisville Athletics:
Five-time World Series champion and Major League Baseball career postseason wins leader Andy Pettitte and Toronto Blue Jays pitcher and former Cardinal standout Trystan Magnuson will headline the 2012 Republic Bank University of Louisville Baseball Leadoff Dinner on Friday, Feb. 3.

Video: Jon Rauch Ejection

The best first and probably least significant move of the night was the signing of former Toronto Blue Jay, Jon Rauch.  Listed at 6'10", Rauch is an imposing figure who has pitched to a 3.82 ERA over nine seasons in the big leagues.Known as much for his tattoos as his pitching prowless, Rauch had a down year in 2011 after being fairly consistent over a previous period of...

Rauch, Francisco hit the Trails

The New York Mets signed both John Rauch and Frank Francisco away from the Blue Jays, for $3.5 million/1 year and $12 million/2 years. Rauch and Francisco were both type B free agents that were offered arbitration, so the Blue Jays will receive two compensatory picks in the second round for losing them. The Jays will also receive a compensatory pick from losing Bengie Molina, as...

Toronto designates Jeroloman for assignment

Backup catcher Brian Jeroloman was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays late Wednesday night.

Re-stating the case for Darvish

I find myself compelled to address again the Yu Darvish speculation. Based on a number of comments and observations, particularly over the last week, several prominent members of the local Toronto media and apparently most fans have concluded that the team will not be serious players for Darvish, while national (American) media figures persist in listing the Jays among the obvious...

Red Sox Bring In Jesse Carlson

In a move that sent approximately zero shock waves through the baseball world, the Red Sox signed former Jays left-handed reliever Jesse Carlson to a split contract this week. It was such a big story that it wasn’t even reported on MLB Trade Rumors for well over a day after the news of the signing first broke. While this transaction has flown under the radar for obvious reasons...

Blue Jays 2B Johnson to accept arbitration

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Kelly Johnson is staying put. Johnson, 29, has accepted the team's arbitration offer on a one-year deal. Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August, Johnson belted 21 homers and had 58 RBIs in 2011. He fared well in Toronto, batting .270 with three homers and nine RBIs in 33 games. In his first 114 contests in Arizona last season, Johnson batted .209.

KJ Likes Arby's

Sportsnet's Shi Davidi says second baseman Kelly Johnson has accepted arbitration from the Blue Jays.Kelly Johnson on JaysVision during lineup introductions against the Yankees September 18.  The 29 year-old, acquired from Arizona for second baseman Aaron Hill and shortstop John McDonald in late August, made $5.85-million in 2011. Kelly Johnson will get to exchange more high...

Johnson accepts Blue Jays' arbitration offer

Second baseman Kelly Johnson has accepted the Toronto Blue Jays' offer of salary arbitration.

Mets sign closer Francisco, Rauch and trade Pagan

DALLAS — Summarizing just part of a wild night, the Mets traded with San Francisco, signed a Francisco and won’t be reunited with Francisco (Rodriguez). The Mets’ big splash, a two-year deal worth $12 million with closer Frank Francisco, completed a frenzy that won’t overshadow Jose Reyes’ departure to...

Sandy on last night’s trade, the bullpen and what’s next

Sandy Alderson talked with reporters today and said last night’s trade came together in an hour and a half, with both teams meeting earlier in the night. According to Alderson, how Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez are used in the bullpen will be up to Terry Collins. However, he said, ‘There will be a soft hierarchy.” Next, he said, he must focus on filling out...
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