Found March 27, 2012 on Fangraphs:
The Toronto Blue Jays have faith in Dustin McGowan. Even though he’s only pitched 21 innings in the majors since 2008, the Jays this week rewarded the 30-year-old with a three-year, $4.1 million contract. With his new deal, McGowan will still make $600,000 this season before receiving $1.5 millio...

Afterthoughts: McGowan, Snider, Lind, etc.

I almost titled this post "the last word" but that would have been ridiculously optimistic, right? Anyway, there's enough Jays news in recent days that it's a dereliction of duty to not comment on it.Item: Dustin McGowan nursing minor injury, signed to extension. The easy to quantify is the injury story. Minor inflammation in his right foot will almost certainly...

McGowan, Blue Jays agree to $4.1M, 3-year contract

Right-hander Dustin McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $4.1 million, three-year contract that adds an additional two seasons and $3.5 million to the deal he reached in December. Under the deal announced Monday, McGowan keeps the $600,000 salary for this year from his previous contract, and salaries of $1.5 million annually are added for 2013 and 2014. Toronto has...

Blue Jays, RHP McGowan agree to three-year deal

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed right-hander Dustin McGowan to a three-year, $4.1 million contract. The deal adds an extra two years onto the deal McGowan originally signed in December. He will earn $600,000 in salary this season and $1.5 million in each of the next two seasons. The Blue Jays also hold a $4 million option for 2015. McGowan had not played since 2008 because of...

44-year-old Vizquel added to Blue Jays' roster

Omar Vizquel was added to the Toronto Blue Jays' roster Wednesday a month before his 45th birthday, making the backup infielder the oldest active position player in the major leagues. The 11-time Gold Glove winner had signed a minor league contract on Jan. 23. He spent the previous two years with the Chicago White Sox as a utilityman and mentor to younger players. Vizquel turns...

Blue Jays 4, Yankees 3

Kyle Drabek threw five scoreless innings, outpitching CC Sabathia, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday night. Drabek, competing for a spot in Toronto's rotation, allowed five hits. The 24-year-old right-hander struck out five and walked two. Sabathia, set to start on opening day for the Yankees, gave up three runs and six hits in six innings....

Brett Lawrie, I'm Sorry

He’s either poised for a breakout or constipated... I choose the latterPhoto Credit: Keith Allison Let me start by saying that the young third baseman is going to be a superstar. It’s rare to see a legitimate 20/20 threat emerge at the hot corner. In a few years, the BC native will turn heads, but alas, it’s this year we worry about. Can we really expect miracles from the...

Blue Jays Prospect #24: Anthony DeSclafani

The Toronto Blue Jays selected right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafani in the sixth round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of the University of Florida. A true power pitcher, he offers some significant long-term upside as well as the ability to move quickly on his way to the big leagues.

Oh Canada: The Toronto Blue Jays Hip Hop Anthem

Canada is typically known for 2 things, Celine Dion and Canadian bacon, but you can now add rapping baseball fans to that list. Enjoy this Toronto Blue Jays tribute called “Oh Canada” from everyone’s favorite Canadian rapper DBaz. Who knew that people from the land up north had the hip-hop skills to pull off a music video like this! Nice song eh…

Blue Jays 9, Orioles 3

The Toronto Blue Jays tagged Dana Eveland, then roughed up Alfredo Simon in beating the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Wednesday. Eveland allowed three runs and six hits in four innings. Simon, pitching for the first time in 10 days since leaving a game with a pulled groin, gave up three runs on two hits in the fifth, one scoring on a wild pitch. He yielded three more runs in the fourth...

Spring Talk: Toronto

National Baseball Expert Frankie Piliere previews Toronto and tells us what to expect in 2012. Piliere talks about a tough AL East that will be a challenge for the Jays but he expects big things out of this club. Piliere also expects a great performance from Brett Lawrie and he touches on that as well. Tune in for the latest from spring training in Florida.
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