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A's sign LHP Brett Anderson

The Athletics have agreed to contract terms with veteran lefty Brett Anderson, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle (Twitter link). She cautions that the contract is not yet finalized.If the deal becomes official, Anderson will return to the place where he first broke into the majors back in 2009.More to come … The Athletics have agreed to a contract with veteran...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays farm system starting to get a little crowded with talent

With so many young outfielders not quite ready for the big leagues but too good to play anywhere other than Triple-A, the outfield in Buffalo might be a crowded place to begin the 2018 season. It’s a nice problem for an organization to be dealing with…when you have such a healthy number of up-and-coming players and only so many suitable places to put them all.  The dilemma the Blue...
Via Everything Bluebirds
8 hours ago

Happ to lead rotation for Blue Jays, will make opening day start against Yankees

Manager John Gibbons announced the team’s rotation on Tuesday, giving the ball to the big lefty for game No. 1. Happ will be followed by Sanchez, Estrada, Stroman and Garcia.
Via Toronto Star
8 hours ago

What Does Danny Espinosa Bring to the Table?

Minor league signings aren’t all that meaningful, typically. At least not at this time of year, especially following the extremely cool free agent market that’s pushed all sorts of useful players to the fringes. But the Jays seem surprisingly set at this point in time so let’s take a look at what the team’s latest, Danny Espinosa, could bring with him if he makes the team. If Espinosa...
Via BP Toronto
9 hours ago

The Toronto Blue Jays will compete for a playoff spot

The Toronto Blue Jays enter the 2018 season with very low expectations surrounding them. They no longer have the veteran leadership of José Bautista and Edwin Encarnación that led them to two consecutive playoff berths, but they do have talent. Josh Donaldson is still on the roster, and he could easily compete for the American League MVP. Aaron Sanchez seems to be completely over...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Wonderful day for Canadian baseball

Braden Halladay pitching for Team Canada in their annual game against the Blue Jays yesterday. Not many things make me as proud to be a Canadian baseball fan than the annual meeting between the Blue Jays and Canadian National Junior Team (U-18).  Yesterday’s meeting between these two teams was a particularly special occasion on account of it not only featuring the talented duo of...
Via Everything Bluebirds
2 days ago

Braden Halladay Perfect Against Blue Jays

Braden Halladay was just nine when his dad Roy threw a perfect game against the then-Florida Marlins in 2010.Saturday, the 17-year-old high school junior was perfect against his late-father’s old team, the Toronto Blue Jays.The younger Halladay, a member of the Canadian Junior National Team, entered the game in the eighth to a standing ovation and, to the delight of everyone…shut...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Notes: Ohtani, Sipp, Red Sox, Rangers, Jays

While there have been questions over whether the Angels will demote Shohei Ohtani to the minors to begin the season, it seems they do plan to have him open 2018 in the majors, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports. In terms of results, it hasn’t been a good spring for the 23-year-old Japanese phenom, who has yielded 15 earned runs against 25 outs as a pitcher and collected...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim relief pitcher Sam Moll

The Blue Jays have claimed lefty reliever Sam Moll off waivers from the Mariners; both teams’ PR accounts have announced the move.It’s been a busy year for the 26-year-old Moll, who began last season with the Rockies, end it with the Athletics, and has since played waiver tag with the Pirates, Mariners and now the Blue Jays. Seattle GM Jerry DiPoto had spoken back in September of...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki will not be ready for Opening Day

Troy Tulowitzki will not be ready for Opening Day due to a bone spur in his heel.Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that you can write Tulo off for Opening Day due to the injury.“I think you can write Tulo off [for Opening Day] right now,” Gibbons said, via MLB.com’s Jon Morosi. “He’s not ready to play in game action. It wouldn’t be fair to him, either, because he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Justin Smoak have another good season for the Toronto Blue Jays?

The Toronto Blue Jays got a huge season out of first baseman Justin Smoak in 2017, and he is looking to build on that production in 2018. Smoak has been somewhat of a letdown in his career, but realized his potential this past season, as he batted .270 and slugged 38 home runs while driving in 98 runs. These numbers were significantly higher than the numbers Smoak had put up throughout...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

José Bautista refutes retirement report

José Bautista is coming off of two very bad seasons. But he’s not retiring, or even thinking about it. Of course, it would surface Thursday that Bautista was, in fact, considering retirement.“José Bautista had a couple seven-figure offers (probably $1 million, or just over), but he didn’t think they were commensurate with his value. So he may retire. If so, thus becomes the first...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista refutes retirement report

Jose Bautista refuted a report on Thursday that said he was considering retirement.In a column of notes published on Thursday, Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman said Bautista was dissatisfied with the contract offers he was receiving this offseason and is considering retiring. Bautista says that’s not the case.Bautista told Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan that he is not retiring. Instead, it...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Toronto Blue Jays trade Marcus Stroman?

In 2012, the Toronto Blue Jays selected right-handed pitcher Marcus Stroman in the first round of the MLB Draft. Stroman has come up through the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system, and become a stud starting pitcher. In four years with the Blue Jays, Stroman has compiled a 3.61 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. Stroman has been an excellent talent for the Jays, but the team is looking more...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Siddall excited for next chapter as Blue Jays Central analyst

Newest member of Blue Jays Central Joe Siddall, joins Jeff Blair Show to discuss his excitement to step out of radio booth and start the next chapter of his broadcast career as Jays TV analyst.
Via SportsNetCanada
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays reached out to Curtis Granderson right after World Series

One of the newest Blue Jays, outfielder Curtis Granderson joins Sportsnet's Starting Lineup to discuss how his deal with this club came about, and why he truly believes this team has just as good of a chance to get him the World Series ring that has eluded him in his career. ---------------------------------------------- Subscribe to Sportsnet on YouTube - http://sprtsnt.ca/2paAT2L...
Via SportsNetCanada
21 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Tulowitzki has fun with photog who thinks he's a pitcher

We can safely assume that the photographer working with the Toronto Blue Jays is not much of a baseball fan. For proof, all we need to see is his session with Troy Tulowitzki.During the session, the photographer was having Tulowitzki do pitcher’s poses. The veteran shortstop happily obliged. We may expect this with a rookie, but Tulowitzki? He’s an 11-year MLB veteran. This is a...
Via Sportsnaut
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson expects to hit free agency in 2019

Bryce Harper isn’t talking about 2019, but that’s not stopping Toronto’s Josh Donaldson. Since being traded to the Blue Jays three winters ago, Donaldson has been the third-most valuable player in baseball. The two ahead of him? None other than Mike Trout and Kris Bryant.That’s some pretty darn good company, especially considering that Donaldson is already 32 years old. It’s even...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson doesn't expect extension with Blue Jays

Josh Donaldson’s contract talks with the Toronto Blue Jays don’t appear to be going well.Donaldson said Monday that he and the Blue Jays are not on the same page at the moment with regard to contract talks, and while things could change, he expects to become a free agent at season’s end. Donaldson was his customarily strong self in 2017, hitting .270 with 33 home runs. He has made...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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