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Why Adding Jason Grilli Is Such A Big Deal

Jason Grilli adds a lot more than just a solid veteran to the Toronto Blue Jays The struggling Toronto Blue Jays bullpen has needed someone to step up for a while now. Joe Biagini was the only one who has proven himself capable of being trusted by Manager John Gibbons. To a lesser extent, Gavin Floyd has been trustworthy as well. Key relievers that were to be the bridge to...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Blue Jays acquire former closer Grilli from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays acquired former closer Jason Grilli from the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday for a pitching prospect. A 39-year-old right-hander, Grilli is 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA and two saves in his comeback from a career-threatening injury. Grilli's 2015 season ended when tore his left Achilles tendon on July 11. He had 24 saves and a 2.94 ERA in 36 games before the...
Via Associated Press
June 01, 2016  |  Discuss

John Coppolella explains Braves' logic in trading Jason Grilli

Via FOX Sports South
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays acquire reliever Jason Grilli from Braves

The Toronto Blue Jays have made a move in an attempt to upgrade their bullpen, acquiring reliever Jason Grilli from the Atlanta Braves, per Robert Murray of Baseball Essential. The move makes great sense for Atlanta. Grilli is 39, and as such, he serves no real purpose in the Braves’ rebuilding process. Ratcliffe has been primarily used as a reliever in Low A ball this year,...
Via Sportsnaut
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Braves' Grilli out for season after rupturing Achilles' tendon

By The Outside Corner The Atlanta Braves and the MLB trade market took a huge blow on Saturday when reliever Jason Grilli sustained a ruptured left Achilles' tendon. His 2015 season is likely finished, the team announced. Grilli suffered the injury in the ninth inning of the Braves’ 3-2 loss to the Rockies on Saturday. The reliever ran to cover first base on a ground ball by...
Via The Outside Corner
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves off to hot 5-1 start

The Atlanta Braves entered the season with low expectations and a lot of questions. Would anybody even compete with the Nationals in the NL East? Would Atlanta be able to win games after the departures of OF Justin Upton, C Evan Gattis, OF Jason Heyward, and CL Craig Kimbrel? Nobody is giving the Braves a chance this year, nobody except themselves. The Braves will have an entirely...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Grilli signs with Braves, Angels release several minor leaguers

The December 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Grilli signs with Braves, Angels release several minor leaguers and much more… The Story: Jason Grilli signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Atlanta Braves.The Monkey Says: That’s now two middle relievers the Angels are down from last season. They have plenty of depth, but still,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

It’s a fact — confirmed by multiple writers whose nearly sole vocation in this life is to report on such matters — it’s a fact that right-handed reliever Jason Grilli has signed a two-year, $8 million with the Atlanta Braves, with a club option of a third year. Per the terms of the agreement, one assumes, Grilli will report to the Braves’ facility in central Florida...
Via Fangraphs
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jason Grilli out as closer

Jason Grilli Jason Grilli was a major contributor to the Pittsburgh Pirates success last season, but he is off to a rough start this year. On Friday manager Clint Hurdle announced that Mark Melancon would take over Grilli’s role as a closer. The 37-year-old has blown four save opportunities this year. On Thursday afternoon Grilli served up a solo home run to Devin Mesoraco to blow...
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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