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Blue Jays Ready To Blow The Roof Off “La Belle Province” Once Again

Last spring the Toronto Blue Jays brought baseball back to Montreal in a big way during a weekend of exhibition games versus the New York Mets. The Olympic Stadium turnstiles saw 96,000 baseball enthusiasts come through rejuvenating the sport as if it were days of yesteryear. In a month’s time La Belle Province will once again be the host of another weekend series featuring the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martin looks ahead to new chapter with Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Russell Martin totally enjoyed his days in Pittsburgh. Two years, two playoff appearances after helping transform the also-ran Pirates into postseason contenders. Now with Toronto, the three-time All-Star catcher will soon get a look from across the diamond at what he left behind. The Blue Jays open exhibition play Tuesday when they host the Pirates. ''I had a...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Under The Greydar: Russell Martin

Let's be fair to the title here and say first off, we're talking catcher and we all know how much Grey cares about catchers. I'd say he cares more about closers than he does catchers. That says a lot. But with that said, I'd dare say he's pushed the catcher hate even a tad further with Russell Martin. Literally, he's almost the anti-Alyssa Milano this time around with his current...
Via Razzball
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Preview and Prediction

When the Kansas City Royals reached the playoffs last season after a 29-year absence, it put Toronto on the clock. The Jays’ postseason...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Brings 82 Million Intangibles To The Blue Jays

In 20 years from now when you peruse the reverse side of a Russell Martin baseball card, you will not be able to capture what the receiver meant to his pitching staff and team from a single cardboard stat line. The intangibles and leadership qualities that the catcher exudes on a daily basis with have a lasting effect on a squad often criticized for their lackadaisical persona...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Aging, Youthful Blue Jays Rotation

Don’t screw this up, Marco Estrada. Just don’t. That’s not how you’d expect an article about a team that’s clearly trying to contend in 2015 would start, and you’ll understand why it does a little later on. There’s only ever been one article focusing on Estrada on the front page of FanGraphs, and that came back in […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardy Show Episode 84 : Jay Blue Jays From Away.

Jay Blue from Blue Jays From Away joins The Cardy Show to discuss all things in the Toronto Blue Jays system. Please visit Jay’s site at   The post Cardy Show Episode 84 : Jay Blue Jays From Away. appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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Toronto OF Saunders could return in April after knee surgery

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Michael Saunders has undergone surgery on his left knee and could return to the team in five to six weeks. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday that Saunders might be back sooner than anticipated, possibly in mid-April. Saunders tore cartilage in his knee Wednesday when he stepped on a sprinkler while shagging fly...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista thinks new additions will help Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) The past few seasons have been somewhat of a disappointment for Jose Bautista. The Toronto slugger has enjoyed personal successes, including a pair of top five AL MVP finishes, since his breakout season in 2010. But the Blue Jays haven't reached the playoffs in more than two decades. ''We haven't done a better job playing baseball, and it's led to the seasons...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays Need Maicer Izturis To Be Useful

The Blue Jays have new players up and down their lineup — Russell Martin, Justin Smoak, Josh Donaldson, Michael Saunders, Devon Travis, etc. Dalton Pompey basically qualifies here as well. But one incumbent player may end up being just as, if not more, important than all of the new acquisitions — middle infielder Maicer Izturis. […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays OF tears meniscus in freak sprinkler accident

  It’s that time of the year again.   For some reason, MLB spring training brings about the strangest and most unfortunate injuries. And Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders was 2015’s first victim, tearing his left meniscus after stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls. Saunders said he felt a pop when it happened. “I just tried to walk...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signs minor league deal with Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed pitcher Johan Santana to a minor league contract. Santana, 35, will have to pitch his way back to the majors after sitting out the last two seasons. His comeback attempt last year was thwarted by a torn Achillies. The veteran left-hander experienced shoulder soreness during winter ball last month but tests showed no structural damage. He is a longshot...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Sign Johan Santana To Minor League Contract

DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-time Cy Young winner Johan Santana to a minor league contract, hoping the former ace can make it back to the majors. The Blue Jays announced the deal Thursday and invited him to big league spring training. Santana turns 36 in March. He last pitched in the majors in 2012 with the New York Mets and has...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johan Santana signed by Blue Jays to minor league deal

Johan Santana’s baseball career is not over yet. Despite undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his shoulder twice — he missed all of 2011 and 2013 as he recovered — Santana is continuing his career. The Blue Jays announced Thursday they have signed the two-time Cy Young Award winner to a minor-league deal....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Saunders Tears Meniscus in Freak Accident, out until All-Star Break

For a team full of turnover from last season and battles for position, there’s one less competitor for left field in spring training with Michael Saunders out after tearing his meniscus stepping on a sprinkler head in the outfield. Saunders stepped on sprinkler head in the OF. Total freak injury. No damage to acl or mcl but needs surgery to repair meniscus #bluejays — Barry...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders tears meniscus after stepping on sprinkler head

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be out until the All-Star break. Saunders sustained the while chasing a ball during batting practice on Wednesday morning.  He stepped on a sprinkler head while going for a ball and felt a pop. “My foot got jammed,” Saunders told a group of reporters on Thursday, per MLB...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #37: Josh Donaldson | 3B | TOR

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! After our Draft Guide was released, we received a Facebook message from one of our most loyal readers, Jordan P.: Why is Josh Donaldson’s projection not as high as I expected batting in a prime spot in the potent Jays lineup (and Rogers Centre)? Great question. You can find Donaldson’s 2015 projection...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dalton Pompey: Center Fielder of the Present?

Following the departures of free agents Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus, the Toronto Blue Jays were down two-thirds of last year’s opening day outfield. They filled one of these holes when they traded for Michael Saunders, but have opted to go the internal route in filling the other, turning to the inexperienced duo of Dalton Pompey […]
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: What’s in store?

All that deterred the Kansas City Royals from shocking the universe and winning the 2014 World Series was a swing of the bat by Salvador Perez in the bottom of the 9th of Game 7. It would’ve been an exclamation to a team which went on a monstrous playoff run and hadn’t been back since winning it all in 1985. Superstar Jose Bautista is one of many consisting of an imposing Toronto...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 starting lineup

Over the past couple weeks, I have predicted the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 starting rotation and bullpen. This week, we take a look at the Jays’ starting lineup, which has more stability than the bullpen but nonetheless has some questions that remain to be answered in Spring Training. Projected Starting Lineup 1. (S) Jose Reyes, SS 2. (R) Russell Martin, C 3. (R) Jose Bautista...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe

Next up in the “hey, I’ve heard of that guy” brigade, Dustin McGowan, apparently: Expect the Dodgers to sign free-agent reliever Dustin McGowan, who is at Camelback Ranch-Glendale. The club has not confirmed an agreement. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) February 22, 2015 If you know nothing at all about McGowan — and you probably don’t — know this: Holy crap, does that...
Via Dodgers Digest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Yeyfry Del Rosario Excellent Out Of The Bullpen

With a minor league system loaded with pitching depth, the Toronto Blue Jays are continuing their tradition of producing quality big league arms. With talent at every level, it’s a good idea to keep track of the pitchers performing with each affiliate throughout the season. The development of young pitchers is one of the main reasons for the Vancouver Canadians dominance of the...
Via Baseball Essential
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Our next stop on our journey through the AL East takes us north of the border, where the 22-year playoff drought of Canada’s lone Major League team has supposedly been close to being erased in recent years, only to see the team fall short due to injuries, bad luck and seemingly everything in between. Now, with the signing of a hometown hero and what looks to be a wily trade by...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Toronto Blue Jays 2015 bullpen

Last week, I made the bold prediction that Aaron Sanchez will begin the 2015 season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ starting rotation. Although in the short-term the bullpen may look better with Sanchez finishing off games (or at least being the go-to setup man), it doesn’t make sense for his long-term projection. So, with Sanchez out of the mix, how would the Jays’ bullpen look...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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