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Seattle Mariners 2, Toronto Blue Jays 8: Blue Jays fly away from M’s, avoid the sweep

Another day, another disappointing Taijuan Walker start. The Mariners were denied the sweep of the Blue Jays today with a 4 run 5th inning that they were unable to overcome. Walker held his own until the middle of the 5th, when a missed pitch to Ryan Goins. From there, it all unraveled. The single bright spot today was the two runs scored by Kyle Seager. He hit his 2nd home run in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista’s Status Questionable After Cortisone Injection

Although Jose Bautista has not appeared in the field in over a month, it appears that more than just rest will be required before the Toronto Blue Jays’ will have their five-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger back in their everyday lineup.Bautista, 34, has been relegated to serving as the team’s regular designated hitter after sustaining an injury against the Baltimore...
Via Baseball Essential
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Flashback: Adios, Mistake By The Lake

For anyone who went to Toronto Blue Jays games from 1977 to 1989, there are certainly a lot of fond memories from old Exhibition Stadium. Most of those would be about the teams, and individual players, and specific games, and very little if anything about the stadium itself. The “Mistake by the Lake” as it is now often referred to, was a horrible baseball stadium in a number...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Blue Jays tried to acquire Cole Hamels

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY SportsThe Toronto Blue Jays reportedly made an effort to acquire Cole Hamels from the Philadelphia Phillies, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Hamels, though, activated his no-trade clause and essentially put an end to any talk of him heading to Toronto. The Blue Jays are one of 20 teams listed on Hamels’ no-trade list. Hamels rejecting a trade to Toronto...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: will Jose Reyes return fuel surge?

Jose Reyes In the past, the American League East division was the most predictable division in all of baseball. Either the Yankees or the Red Sox would capture the division, then the one that didn’t win the division would win the wild card. Now, it isn’t that simple. The Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and Toronto Blue Jays have made a case over the past few years that there...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Fox leaves affiliated ball to fulfill dream in Korea

Fox with Reading in 2014, image- Tug Haines Local minor league fans may have been surprised not to see former Phillies farm hand Jake Fox visiting with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in Reading this week.  The faithful Jake Fox Nation barely had enough time to catch on to which organization the veteran had jumped to this season, before Fox switched teams again, ditching the States...
Via Phillies Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez’ Improving Pitch Mix

In the second half of last year, the Toronto Blue Jays called upon prized pitching prospect, Aaron Sanchez, to pitch out of their bullpen and boy did he ever impress. In 33 MLB innings, he only surrendered 14 hits and 4 earned runs along with 9 walks and 27 strikeouts. He relied on a sinker, fastball, curveball and occasional changeup mix, but last September, he essentially became...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hoffman Hits 99 in Pro Debut

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Jeff Hoffman made his long-awaited professional debut last night, and while he hit a speed bump during his start, he showed more than enough of the front of the rotation potential the Blue Jays envisioned when they made the East Carolina product the 9th overall pick in last year’s draft, despite having undergone Tommy John surgery a month before. Pitching...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jay C Russell Martin JUMPED into the Angels dugout

Russell Martin attempts to track a foul ball but runs out of room and hops on the railing, jumping into the Angels' dugout.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Prospect Chris Carlson is a Complete Outfielder

After finding success drafting a Division II player in Kevin Pillar four years ago, Alex Anthopoulos’s staff used the same approach in the later rounds of the 2014 MLB draft. While many organizations are kicking themselves for passing on Pillar; the Toronto Blue Jays are hoping they have found another sleeper outfield prospect in Chris Carlson.Selected in the 28th round (834th...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Sanchez tosses career-high innings in loss (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays rookie Aaron Sanchez was sharp in his latest start, tossing a career-high 7.1 innings in a loss. Though his team didn't score enough runs to earn him a win, the Jays have to be encouraged by the 22-year-old's strong start. Here are the highlights:
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes ready for rehab assignment

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has bene sidelined with a rib injury, but it looks like he will be making his way back shortly. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Reyes will be beginning his rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Buffalo.While the Jays aren't quite saying when he will actually return, Chisholm "the expectation is that he will be available to play at some...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson unleashes profanity on Angels

An ugly scene ensued during Monday’s Toronto Blue Jays-Los Angeles Angels tilt at Rogers Centre when Josh Donaldson had issues with the Angels’ dugout and unleashed a crude comment and provided an exclamation point of sorts courtesy of an obscene gesture. Things began with a terse exchange between the Blue Jays third baseman and Angels...Read More The post Josh Donaldson unleashes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Daniel Norris looking to regain form in Buffalo

Daniel Norris thought he was ready. After cracking the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation out of spring training, he experienced dead arm and was sent down to Triple-A Buffalo. He told the Vancouver Sun, "it literally felt like something hit me in the stomach. I’d never felt anything like that. I literally had to grab my side. It was like a stitch.”In three starts with Buffalo...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Rough week leaves them in last

The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 6 of their 7 games this past week. They are now sitting in the last place, 5 games back in the American League East Division, which is not too bad of a deficit considering how poorly they have performed recently. The Blue Jays found a different way to lose every night last week, whether it was a bullpen collapse, a less than stellar performance from...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Licking His Bat

This is what happens when you’re playing in Houston and there’s some serious barbecue action going on in the clubhouse before a Friday night game. One thing leads to another and Josh Donaldson is licking barbecue sauce off his bat. Or it’s just a tradition during his ABs. No clue. This embed is invalid" />   It was on Friday night so I’m...
Via Busted Coverage
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Deja Vu: Chris Collabello off to a hot start in 2015

With Toronto’s outfielders dealing with a myriad of issues this season, and with Dalton Pompey being sent down after struggling through the first month, journeyman Chris Colabello found himself up with the big club unexpectedly. All he’s done since that call up came on May 5. After posting a .337 batting average with five homeruns through the first month at AAA, Colabello arrived...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A Theory on Russell Martin’s Framing Numbers

Projection systems tend to look at reality a whole lot more soberly than us humans, who can fall madly in love with a player on the basis of aesthetic appeal alone. That’s why most offseason columns here at FanGraphs reviewing free-agent acquisitions tend to damper down instead of ramp up excitement. So it is a […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays offense is thriving, despite rotation and youth scuffling

The Toronto Blue Jays entered 2015 fully embracing a youth movement. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has a history of sticking with out of option veterans, so it was refreshing to see him stick with the 25 best players for once. The Jays entered the season with a franchise high six rookies on their 25-man roster. These rookies weren’t here to sit and watch, they were going...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays broadcaster not happy with intro...on live TV (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays television broadcaster Buck Martinez was unhappy with the beginning of his intro for Saturday's game against Boston. Unfortunately, Martinez was on live TV, so he couldn't get a do-over.[AA] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Emerging Josh Reddick

If you sort the Major League leaderboards by runs scored for each team, you’ll find the Toronto Blue Jays at the top of the list. That’s probably no big surprise, given that they feature prodigious sluggers like Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Josh Donaldson; the Blue Jays have some serious thump in the middle of […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hitting coach suspended 14 games for confronting umpires

MLB has suspended Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby a whopping 14 games for “postgame conduct toward the umpire crew”. The incident reportedly occurred after Toronto’s game in Boston on April 29th. TOR hitting coach Brook Jacoby has received a 14-game unpaid suspension for his postgame conduct toward the umpire crew on 4/29 at Boston. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR...
Via The Outside Corner
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: early season observations

With the season a little over a tenth complete, it’s time to start evaluating how the Toronto Blue Jays are looking to begin the season. The Blue Jays currently have a 9-8 record, good for a third-place tie in the A.L. East, just 1.0 game behind the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. The Jays are still clearly in the thick of things (as are most teams at this time of year),...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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