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Royals send Liam Hendricks back to Blue Jays in trade

  The Royals have acquired minor league catcher Santiago Nessy from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed pitcher Liam Hendricks one day after losing in Game 7 of the World Series. The 21-year-old Nessy appeared in 69 games for Class-A Lansing and Dunedin this season, hitting .231 with a homer and 28 RBI. He's spent the past four years in the Blue Jays' minor league system...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Adam Lind could be the first big trade this offseason

I reported earlier in the week that the Toronto Blue Jays have interest in moving Adam Lind this offseason. Joel Sherman is now reporting in the New York Post that Lind could be the first player moved as he listed the Oakland A's and the Seattle Mariners as teams that could have interest in adding Lind. #456457386 / gettyimages.comThe Blue Jays recent waiver claim of first baseman...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Justin Smoak be more than just a waiver claim?

Justin Smoak is on his way to Toronto Though the World Series has not yet concluded, the Toronto Blue Jays have already begun their off-season in a minor way by claiming former Seattle Mariners 1st basemen, Justin Smoak. I would put this waiver claim in a different category than every other normal claim, as there could be something here. Nolan Reimold was a similar situation...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waviers

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Smoke, 27, is coming off a season in which he hit just .202/.275/.339 in 80 games. Long on potential and short on results, the Blue Jays will hope yet another change of scenery gets things going for Smoak. The acquisition of Smoak who has a $3.65 million option for the 2015 season...
Via Tireball.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Claim Justin Smoak

The Blue Jays have have a strong recent track record of taking failed hitters and turning them into franchise cornerstones. In 2008, they traded minor league catcher Robinzon Diaz to Pittsburgh for Jose Bautista, then watched him turn into Joey Bats. In 2009, he was one of three players they acquired from the Reds in […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays bring back much of coaching staff

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays are bringing back much of manager John Gibbons' coaching staff for next season. The Blue Jays said in a statement Monday that bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, first base coach Tim Leiper and third base coach Luis Rivera are all coming back. The main departure is hitting coach Kevin Seitzer, who accepted the same job with...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Mark Buehrle available for trade

When the Toronto Blue Jays added Mark Buehrle to their rotation, they had hopes of quickly becoming contenders, but after two seasons of failing to reach the playoffs Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe is reporting that Buehrle may be dealt this offseason.  #456400704 / gettyimages.comBy trading Buehrle who is entering the final year of his contract the team could not only add to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Managing Expectations

Let’s discuss expectations, as fans we not only expect the 2015 Toronto Blue Jay’s to be better, more competitive, more entertaining, more consistent we also expect that they will make the post season as well. The Blue Jays, one of three corporately owned franchises’ (Seattle owned by Nintendo of America and the Atlanta Braves owned by Liberty Media) have basic cost to profit...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Is an Adam Lind trade possible?

Adam Lind has been rumored to be on the market for years, but The Toronto Sun's Bob Elliot is reporting that this could finally be the year that Lind is moved. #456693880 / gettyimages.comThe biggest knock on Lind over the past few season's is his ability to stay healthy and consistently produce. In the past three seasons, Lind has only been able to be on the field for over...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

Colby Rasmus Position: Center Fielder  Bats: Left, Throws: Left  Age on Opening Day: 28 2014 Snapshot After a very productive 2013 season, Rasmus fell off a cliff this year, seeing his numbers drop across the board. The 28 year-old posted a slash line of .225/.287/.448 with a .321 wOBA and 103 wRC+ with 18 home runs in 376 plate appearances. In almost every major fielding statistic...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ 2015 Budget and Free Agent Targets

The fact that Blue Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos has stated that none of his stars are going anywhere, it gives fans some hope that maybe there’s another kick in the can somewhere with the current core – not without some hopeful roster additions though. But how much money will Anthopoulos have to work with? Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star accurately surmised that, as of right...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Daniel Norris undergoes arthroscopic elbow surgery

Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Toronto Blue Jays top pitching prospect, Daniel Norris underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery.  The procedure reportedly removed bone spurs from his elbow.Daniel Norris had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left elbow per #BlueJays. Recovery time: six weeks.— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mets Target Jose Reyes This Offseason, And What Would It Take?

Jose Reyes will go down as an all time great Met. Our first ever batting champion ranks sixth in batting average, second in runs, third in hits and of course, first in triples and stolen bases. Reyes will forever be loved by Mets fans. This offseason, the Mets could be searching for a shortstop, and SNY’s Gary Cohen would love nothing better than to see Reyes back in Flushing...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

If you are a sports reporter, calling out the universally popular Jose Bautista is probably not the way to make many friends.  Or any friends.  Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun decided against conventional wisdom to poke at the Blue Jays All-Star RF with regard to trade deadline comments.  Bautista put him in his place quickly: .@simmonssteve who are you and why are you talking...
Via Reading Between The Seams
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Toronto Blue Jays Ever Experience October Again?

As the season dwindles down and the Toronto Blue Jays complete yet another season that ends at 162 games, I cannot help but wonder how much more the city of Toronto, this great nation of Canada, and the loyal fans abroad can endure. It’s great that we have two World Series titles in our trophy case but we have not made the playoffs since then, so what does that say about the front...
Via The Sideline
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Five lessons learned in 2014

With the 2014 fantasy baseball season over, it’s time to take a look back on the year that was and see what lessons we can glean from the previous 162 games. With less than 190 days until Opening Day 2015, the time to start preparing is now. Here are five lessons that we learned in 2014: 1. Clayton Kershaw is in a league of his own Despite missing six or seven starts, Clayton...
Via isportsweb.com
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Toronto Blue Jays

It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the Toronto Blue Jays. After a depressing 2013, the Jays played like they were shot out of a cannon to start the 2014 season. Their season peaked on June 6th, when Toronto was 38-24, six games clear of the Yankees in the AL East. It was all downhill from there – Toronto scuffled their way to a 42-53 mark after that, better than just four...
Via The Outside Corner
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista's fake toss to stands doesn't go over well with Yankee fans (VIDEO)

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista tried to have a little fun with Yankees fans in the later innings of Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium but the joke didn't fly too well with the Bomber faithful.Joey Bats thought it would be a hoot to gesture toward the Yankee Stadium crowd like he was going to throw a ball into the stands.Not!Realizing that this might lead to some hefty...
Via The Other Paper
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays' Casey Janssen catches foul ball in cap

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen caught a foul ball with his cap, and made it look easy, in the bullpen during Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay.The fly ball by Rays batter Wil Myers was hit into the Blue Jays bullpen in foul territory near left field. Janssen stood up from his spot on the bench and made a great catch, and probably saved some fans in the...
Via Holdout Sports
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melky Cabrera freaks over sound of thunder

During Wednesday night’s Blue Jays-Rays game at Tropicana Field, we saw something we don’t see too often at a domed stadium – a rain delay. Prior to the delay, a clap of thunder scared the bejeezus out of Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Yeah, I think I could watch that a time or two. As for the delay itself, it wasn’t technically a rain delay – it was caused by a block...
Via The Outside Corner
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays could look to trade Jose Bautista in the offseason?

The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to be a legitimate playoff contender this season, and they looked the part for the first half of the year before falling apart after the All-Star break. They currently are sitting at 69-67 and are 10 games behind the division-leading Baltimore Orioles, who have begun extending their lead in the AL East. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the...
Via Sports-Glory
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays suing Creighton over logo

The Toronto Blue Jays came out of left field (pun definitely intended) with a lawsuit against the Creighton Bluejays.  They are alleging that Creighton began using the Blue Jay (or Bluejays) logo in September of 2013, and that it has and will continue to damage, “cause confusion, cause mistake, and deceive the trade and public, who [&hellip (Visited 8 times, 8 visits today...
Via No Coast Bias
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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