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Cardy Show Episode 64: Anthony Alford

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Alford joins The Cardy Show to discuss his career. We also discussed his 2015 plans and his invite to Spring Training. Anthony also let us in on his experience with the Canberra Carvery of the Australian Baseball League. We wish Anthony nothing but the best in 2015. The post Cardy Show Episode 64: Anthony Alford appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
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Ronald Belisario Opts Out On Blue Jays Opt Out Clause

According to a reliable source Ronald Belisario did not like the opt out clause in the proposed contract offered by the Toronto Blue Jays. Numerous sources reported yesterday that the the Jays and Belisario had agreed on a minor league deal with a guaranteed $1.7 million if the hurler made the squad out of spring training. Mike Wilner of the Fan 590 reported earlier today that...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ramon Santiago agrees to minor league deal with Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) Infielder Ramon Santiago has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to major league spring training. The 35-year-old hit .246 with two homers and 17 RBIs in 75 games for the Cincinnati Reds last season and has a .243 average in 13 seasons that include stints with Detroit (2002-03 and 2006-13) and Seattle (2004-05). His agreement...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays, Ronald Belisario Progressing Towards Deal

The Toronto Blue Jays is reportedly making progress on a deal with right-handed relief pitcher Ronald Belisario, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. A deal is not finalized, though, but a deal appears to be close. #BlueJays have made progress on a deal for reliever Ronald Belisario, but it's not done yet, sources say. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 29, 2015 The 32-year...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays 2015 Bullpen Projection

While the starting rotation was something of a shambles in 2013, the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen was a saving grace,  and while the team  was out of contention by August, kept the club competitive.  After a strong opening month in 2014, the bullpen stumbled as the rotation righted itself.  What lies in store for Toronto’s relief corps in 2015?  After an off season in which...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How Good of a Weapon Did Drew Hutchison Find?

Have I mentioned lately how helpful the chats can be when it comes to finding things to write about? You guys don’t know how valuable you are. Dozens upon dozens of questions, if not hundreds upon hundreds, and out of those questions, longer posts can occasionally germinate. This is one of them! Because I’ve noticed […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals, free-agent reliever Janssen agree to contract

A person familiar with the negotiations says right-handed reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal had not been announced. Janssen was a free agent after spending his entire big league career with the Toronto Blue...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: RHP Casey Janssen, Nationals agree to contract

A person familiar with the negotiations says right-handed reliever Casey Janssen and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2016. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the deal had not been announced. Janssen was a free agent after spending his entire big league career with the Toronto Blue...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Just What Happened to Casey Janssen?

Like it or not, this is the time of the year that we write about players like Casey Janssen. There aren’t a whole lot of alternatives. Janssen himself just signed on with the Nationals, to some degree replacing Tyler Clippard at the cost of $5 million guaranteed with a second-year mutual option. The Nationals aren’t […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Minor League Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2014 (15) | 2013 (22) | 2012 (5) | 2011 (4) | 2010 (19) 2014 Affiliate Records MLB: [83-79] AL East AAA: [77-66] International League - Buffalo AA: [66-76] Eastern League - New Hampshire A+: [77-61] Florida State League - Dunedin A: [62-77] Midwest League - Lansing A(ss): [46-30] Northwest League - Vancouver Graduated Prospects...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jose Bautista of the Ivy League

Multiple influences led to the composition of this brief post — and I fully anticipate that the end result will appeal to approximately X readers, where X is an integer less than 1. That said, as my fourth-grade teacher at Broken Ground School in Concord, NH, once told me during an actual student-teacher conference, “Carson, […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #118: Marcus Stroman | SP | TOR

You may not have seen much of Marcus Stroman in 2014, in no part due to his small stature (5’9, 185 lbs) but rather due to him beginning the year in the minor leagues. With that said, this 2012 amateur draft first-round pick of the Toronto Blue Jays has impressed every baseball enthusiast who has seen and covered him since he became a pro. After dominating minor league hitters...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 3 Power Moves for the Diamond from Edwin Encarnación

The Toronto Blue Jays Dominican power-hitter Edwin Encarnación is wasting no time in the new year, gearing up early for spring training with cardio workouts, fielding routines and plenty of strength and
Via Stack
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays interested in James Shields

James Shields is one of the top free agents remaining on the market. With just over a month before pitchers and catchers report to team camps, Shields remains unsigned. One team who may emerge to sign Shields, according to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, is the Toronto Blue Jays. Rosenthal reports that the Blue Jays are having internal discussions centered around Shields, in an...
Via Sports-Glory
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Names To Watch in 2015: Blue Jays’ Blake McFarland

With uncertainty in their major league bullpen and limited big name free agents still available to fill the void, Toronto Blue Jays fans should be getting acquainted with right-handed prospect Blake McFarland, an older minor leaguer that refuses to become complacent. McFarland is starting to get the recognition he deserves after a stellar Arizona Fall League campaign. Facing quite...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be able to sign until July 2, but sources told him the...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Remember all the speculation about Billy Beane possibly trading Josh Donaldson because of a conflict of personalities? It looks like we have confirmation that that was not the case. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi published a piece on Tuesday about how the Donaldson trade between the A’s and Blue Jays unfolded. The trade, which was announced on...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Melky Cabrera, White Sox agree to 3-year deal

The Chicago White Sox just can’t stop spending, can they? In what has already been a huge offseason for them, they’ve now gone and made Melky Cabrera their latest in a long line of notable acquisitions. Source tells me Melky Cabrera agrees to three year deal with WhSox pending physical . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) December 14, 2014   The deal is expected to...
Via The Outside Corner
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays pay for defense in acquiring Josh Donaldson

The baseball world was treated to something of a Friday night blockbuster, as the Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics came together on a trade that featured Josh Donaldson and Brett Lawrie as centerpieces, with three additional prospects heading to Oakland from the Jays. On the Oakland end, there is no shortage of confusion over just what they were trying to accomplish...
Via The Outside Corner
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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