BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

WATCH: Gotta See It: Hazel Mae gets Powerade shower while interviewing Smoak

Sportsnet's Hazel Mae was having a nice post game interview with Blue Jays' Justin Smoak when Ryan Tepera attempt at drenching his teammate with a sports drink misses and goes all over Mae thus ending the interview.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wrigley changed, but Blue Jays’ challenge remains the same: Griffin

The home of the Cubs was more fun with bullpens in foul territory, but the Jays’ first visit since 2005 will still be the best road trip of the season for fans.
Via Toronto Star
4 hours ago

Donaldson, Blue Jays cap homestand with win over Rays

Josh Donaldson homers twice, Justin Smoak launches winner at Rogers Centre. Next stop, Wrigley Field.
Via Toronto Star
4 hours ago

Smoak hits tiebreaking homer in 8th, Jays beat Rays 5-3

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Smoak hit a tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning, Josh Donaldson added two solo blasts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Thursday. Smoak hit a two-run drive off Tommy Hunter (2-4), his 33rd, as the Blue Jays took three of four from the Rays to remain on the fringes of the AL wild card race. Toronto is 10-5 in August. Smoak went...
Via MyNorthwest.com
16 hours ago

The Blue Jays Should Trade for Giancarlo Stanton

If you have watched Major League Baseball in this decade, you have heard of Giancarlo Stanton and the terrible things he does to pitchers. Since the start of the decade, only three players – Jose Bautista, Nelson Cruz, and Edwin Encarnacion – have more home runs than the Marlins slugger. Recently, he has gone on absolute tear, hitting 11 home runs since August 4th, giving him...
Via BP Toronto
17 hours ago

Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 70: This Whole Deck is Wild

Episode 70 Greg, Josh, and Nick discuss the relatively successful last week of Blue Jays baseball. They talk about the crazy AL Wild Card race, Marco Estrada’s waiver claim, Jose Bautista’s hot streak, Marcus Stroman becoming a true staff ace, the constant injury roster shuffle, the signing of Brett Anderson, Aaron Sanchez to the pen, and the mystery of Rob Refsnyder. They...
Via BP Toronto
17 hours ago

John Gibbons Gets Ejected, But Makes a Pitching Change Anyway

John Gibbons always seems to find new ways to endear himself to Blue Jays fans. Whether it’s his self-depreciating sense of humour or his random one-liners during dressers, the man known as “Gibby” occasionally pulls a new trick out of his sleeve. This was something I don’t think I’ve ever seen Gibbons get away with before, let alone any Major League manager. Here’s the...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

Catcher Miguel Montero, pitcher Dominic Leone activated by Blue Jays

To make space on their roster the Jays designated catcher Mike Ohlman and reliever JP Howell for assignment.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Blue Jays Designate J.P. Howell, Mike Ohlman

The Blue Jays announced on Wednesday that they’ve designated veteran left-hander J.P. Howell and catcher Mike Ohlman for assignment. The moves will clear roster space for right-hander Dominic Leone (activated from the bereavement list) and catcher Miguel Montero (activated from the 10-day disabled list). Howell, 34, has been limited to 11 innings this year due to discomfort and...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Where Do the Blue Jays Go from Here with Marco Estrada?

Tuesday was very likely a difficult day for Marco Estrada. Not only was he claimed on waivers by an American League team (hat tip to BP Toronto), Estrada got knocked around by the Tampa Bay Rays. In fact, it’s been a whirlwind last few weeks for Estrada. After bottoming out value-wise, the trade deadline came and went, he remained in a Blue Jays uniform, and in his three previous...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

Blue Jays Release Chris Coghlan

The Blue Jays announced that veteran infielder/outfielder Chris Coghlan has been given his unconditional release after being designated for assignment over the weekend. Coghlan, 32, appeared in 36 games for the Blue Jays and totaled 88 plate appearances in 2017. However, the former National League Rookie of the Year didn’t fare too well in his short time with the Jays, as he batted...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago

Source: Marco Estrada Claimed on Revocable Waivers By AL East Team

Jon Morosi reported this afternoon on Twitter that Marco Estrada was claimed on revocable waivers. A source with knowledge of the situation has told BP Toronto that the claiming team is one that plays in the American League East. The source was not able to directly name the team, but implied heavily that it was the New York Yankees. The source also said that the team is believed...
Via BP Toronto
2 days ago

What to make of the Toronto Blue Jays singing Brett Anderson

The disappointing Toronto Blue Jays have attempted to provide some backup to their lackluster starting rotation, signing starter Brett Anderson to a minor league contract on Wednesday. With a starting staff that includes the injured Aaron Sanchez, a possible trade piece in Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ and Marcus Stroman, Anderson may earn a big league look before the season concludes...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

BP Toronto: What`s Up with Roberto Osuna`s fastball? by Mike Passador

The most bankable, expected-to-be-great Blue Jay has faltered as they sit unexpectedly within reach of another postseason berth.
Via Baseball Prospectus
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rowley on being the first West Point grad to pitch in the majors

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Rowley the Andrew Walker show to talk about getting his first win in the MLB and the journey that brought him there.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays remain in the playoff picture with solid week 19

The Toronto Blue Jays had six home games this week and played well, going 4-2 and winning both series.  With an exception in a game against the Yankees, the starting pitching was fantastic, and the offense was able to back up solid outings from the pitching staff.  Marco Estrada picked up his first win in 12 starts, Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson both had big weeks at the plate...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays are officially unofficially out of the race

The Toronto blue Jays have crossed that dreaded threshold teams never want to cross: ten games out of first place. Entering play today the Blue Jays are 11 games out of first place. They obviously did not make any additions to the team prior to the trade deadline, but they did not sell like sellers. They held onto most of their big time players, which is still puzzling. Odds are...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pillar: We’re only 4 games back, we can get this done

Kevin Pillar spoke after the Blue Jays’ win over the Yankees about battling through tough games and climbing up the standings.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How Technology Led Josh Donaldson to Change

CLEVELAND — When I asked Josh Donaldson about being a founding father of the fly-ball revolution recently in the visiting clubhouse at Progressive Field, he re-directed the credit. The creator of the air-ball, upper-cut philosophy was Ted Williams, he noted. Donaldson knows his history. Williams, of course, co-authored the book The Science of Hitting. He talked about impacting...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Smith traded to Indians

Joe Smith is headed back to Cleveland.The Indians acquired Smith from the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, according to FOX MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal.Smith is 3-0 with 13 holds this season for Toronto. He has a 3.28 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, with 51 strikeouts in 35.2 innings.The numbers from Smith are very similar to what he’s done his entire career and should bode well for Cleveland. Smith...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin stares down, trolls umpire Angel Hernandez

Russell Martin made sure to put umpire Angel Hernandez in his place during a recent game.Hernandez, who has been known for trying to take over games in the past, tried to do exactly that.Martin, however, wasn’t having it.“Put your mask back on,” Martin said to Hernandez. That was Martin’s way of basically saying, “Do your job.”
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki leaves game with injury after collision at first

Troy Tulowitzki left Friday’s Blue Jays-Angels game after appearing to injure his foot or ankle in a collision at first base.Tulo was batting to lead off the top of the third against Parker Bridwell. The Toronto shortstop grounded a ball up the middle and was thrown out at first base. But when he stretched for the bag, Tulowitzki stepped on C.J. Cron’s foot and twisted his ankle...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman has funny Instagram post about ejection

Marcus Stroman was ejected from his start against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, but at least it made for a fine Instagram post.The Toronto Blue Jays righty was tossed in the fifth inning by home plate umpire Will Little, along with manager John Gibbons and catcher Russell Martin. Stroman was absolutely livid and charged at Little, letting him have it. Cooler heads prevailed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.“According to a source, a key Rangers evaluator was watching the Triple-A affiliates of the Chicago Cubs, who have made at least...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Teams calling Blue Jays about Jose Bautista

The Toronto Blue Jays find themselves seven games under .500 and in last place in the American League East. It’s been a sorely disappointing season for a squad that won 89 games and earned a trip to the ALCS last season.Despite this, Toronto has not shown itself to be sellers heading up to the trade deadline later this month. Maybe the team is holding out hope that it can rebound...
Via Sportsnaut
27 days ago  |  Discuss
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