BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

LEADING OFF: Tulowitzki returns to Colorado with Blue Jays

A look at what's happening all around the majors on Monday: --- HOMECOMING Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki makes his first appearance at Coors Field since he was traded from the Rockies to the Blue Jays last July. Tulowitzki, who helped Colorado make it to the 2007 World Series as a rookie, asked to be shipped to a contender, so his return likely will draw a mix of cheers and...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: White Sox 5, Blue Jays 2; Struggling Stroman Sunk by Sox

There were two opposing narratives entering today’s rubber match against the Chicago White Sox: Could the Jays’ offense score any runs off of Chris Sale, and would Marcus Stroman’s struggles on the mound continue? Stroman began the game strong, getting three groundball outs on seven pitches in the first inning. He looked a bit shaky in the second, giving up two singles, a...
Via BP Toronto
16 hours ago

Blue Jays don’t have necessary pieces to be deadline buyers: Griffin

As the Jays approach the halfway mark of the season and looking ahead to the trade deadline at the end of July, the question is what direction will they choose to go?
Via Toronto Star
16 hours ago

Blue Jays place pitcher Gavin Floyd on 15-day DL

CHICAGO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-handed reliever Gavin Floyd on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder tightness and recalled righty Bo Schultz from Triple-A Buffalo. Floyd left after facing two batters in the sixth inning of Toronto's 10-8 win over the White Sox on Saturday and was scheduled to have an MRI on Sunday. Floyd is 2-4 with a 4.06 ERA in 28 games...
Via Associated Press
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sherman: The Blue Jays Have No Intention of Re-Signing Bautista or Encarnacion

Until the final out of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2016 is recorded, the future of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion will loom over this team like a dark cloud. While this year’s squad is simply focused on winning this year, the front office is also looking beyond the 2016 season and trying to keep the Blue Jays competitive. One wonders whether that’s possible without the likes...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
22 hours ago

BP Toronto: The Marcus Stroman Demotion Discussion by Dave Church

The Blue Jays` `ace` has been horrible. Is it time for something drastic?
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Gavin Floyd leaves game with injury

In the sixth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ road game against the Chicago White Sox, relief pitcher Gavin Floyd was removed from the game after making just four pitches and receiving a visit from the team’s trainer. Floyd had been pitching in relief of starting pitcher R.A. Dickey. After being limited to just 92 total innings between the 2013-2015 seasons, Floyd made the transition...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

Blue Jays Mediocrity Wasn’t Ricciardi’s Fault

Toronto Blue Jays fans adore Edwin Encarnacion’s “Edwing”, and undoubtedly will never let go of the  Bautista bat-flip heard around the world. Two players acquired an executive who is loathed so strongly, fans and journalists alike will not even accredit the acquisitions of the aforementioned players to the rightful owner. The decision maker was J.P. Ricciardi, and the purpose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Keri: Saunders’ free agent stock more compelling than Bautista

MLB writer Jonah Keri discusses what he believes a declining Jose Bautista could get on the open market, and says Michael Saunders’ stock in free agency is more compelling and hard to predict.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 REL Dynasty League Update: Week 12

After seemingly 12 weeks of status quo, we finally have a new leader in one of our REL divisions! The Toronto Blue Jays hot off a streaking week 11 took the AL lead by 1.5 Pts following a 5-point surge last night. Right in time for the weekly update! The Blue Jays offense has been red hot, so this massive streak the past few weeks makes sense. Over on the NL side, the Nats...
Via Razzball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to begin pro career with Bluefield

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the son of nine-time All-Star Vladimir Guerrero, will make his U.S. professional debut tomorrow for the Bluefield Blue Jays, a rookie-advanced minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Rated as the top international prospect by Baseball America, the 17-year-old Dominican outfielder inked a deal with the Blue Jays last summer. Toronto traded a pair of...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' win streak curtailed by 3 Blue Jays' home runs

TORONTO -- Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki added solo shots as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. With the win, the Blue Jays earned a split of the two-game interleague series. Arizona came into its fifth-ever game in Toronto on an 8-2 run that featured six...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pillar developed high threshold for pain as a kid

Kevin Pillar explains to Barry Davis his threshold for pain, and why he always sacrifices his body to make each and every play.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar looks like he tries to go through the wall on this ridiculous catch

The spectacular has become somewhat routine for Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar. Tuesday night, the fearless Pillar added to his highlight reel.In the top of the fourth inning, Pillar robbed Peter O'Brien of extra bases. Pillar raced back to the wall and leaped to make a backhanded catch right before crashing into the wall.The effort earned a tip of the cap from Jays...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista expected to miss at least two weeks with turf toe

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has been diagnosed with turf toe on his left foot and is expected to be out for at least two more weeks, manager John Gibbons told reporters Tuesday.Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday after crashing into the right-field wall in Philadelphia trying to chase down a fly ball. The Jays outfielder will rehab in Florida, and be...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders Has Been the Blue Jays’ Best Hitter

Josh Donaldson is a superstar. There’s not really any agreed-upon definition of what a superstar is or isn’t, but there are certain obvious candidates, and Donaldson is among them. He hasn’t been the Blue Jays’ best hitter. Jose Bautista is probably also a superstar. He’s aging, sure, but he’s terrifying. He hasn’t been the Blue Jays’ best hitter, either. Edwin Encarnacion...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Marco Estrada is a master of deception

When the Toronto Blue Jays traded first baseman Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for starting pitcher Marco Estrada following the 2014 season, the deal seemed to be less about the value of attaining Estrada given his 4.35 career ERA and more to do with dumping Lind’s salary. Little did the Blue Jays know they were acquiring the ace of their staff and one of the most...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson’s Other Amazing Skill

Josh Donaldson is a remarkable player. You probably already knew that, given that he’s the reigning AL MVP. But when you think of Josh Donaldson, you probably think of him crushing a baseball, as he’s turned himself into one of the best hitters in baseball. Or maybe you think of him making an amazing play in the field, as he’s also one of the best defensive third baseman in...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays spotlight: Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson has been simply amazing since joining the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the reigning American League MVP and has continued to show fans and critics that his ability is here to stay. So far through the 2016 Major League Baseball season, Donaldson is batting .278 with 17 home runs, 46 runs batted in and a league-leading 60 runs scored. Josh Donaldson is easily the most well...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thanks dad, from the Toronto Blue Jays

He was their coach, their confidante, their playmate and their inspiration. The Toronto Blue Jays thank their dads and everyone's dads for being their loving guide through life.
Via SportsNetCanada
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays' Michael Saunders slugs three home runs versus Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays are loaded with power. It’s not a tremendous surprise that one of their hitters went deep three times in a single game. But the name of that hitter is somewhat unexpected. Michael Saunders recorded the baseball ‘hat trick’ — connecting on a trio of home runs and totaling a career-high eight runs batted in as the Blue Jays crushed the Baltimore Orioles...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista lands on disabled list after jamming toe on outfield wall

All-Star slugger Jose Bautista was in the middle of another standout campaign for the Toronto Blue Jays, but then he ran into a wall. Literally. The Blue Jays placed Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a big toe strain, they announced on Friday. Jose Bautista has been placed on 15-day DL due to a big toe strain. https://t.co/2iFAx4VsGH pic.twitter.com/ftosk20u7d —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Kevin Pillar Play Defense

A good way to get smart people to mock you on the internet is to make a big deal about small sample defensive metrics. There are actually a lot things for which people on the internet will mock you, but that’s definitely one of them. For instance, imagine someone told you that Kevin Pillar is the best defender in baseball because his 2016 UZR/150 is 41.3! That assertion would...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

And With The 21st Pick The Toronto Blue Jays Select…

Last night we watched high school and college players have their lives changed. Last night the MLB draft did not disappoint with rumours, shockers, and positive drug testings. The MLB ran the first 2 rounds of the draft which included 2 rounds of the Competitive Balance Lottery picks. I, myself did not fair very well in the draft prediction department. I went a messily 1/21, with...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays appear to be back on track after putting a dent in AL East

The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be back on track, and all it took was facing off against the tough American League East. In late May, the Blue Jays appeared to be in trouble. Despite getting mostly excellent pitching performances from their starting rotation, the bullpen and the club’s notoriously powerful offense wasn’t producing at a level needed to compete in what’s often...
Via The Outside Corner
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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