Bautista hits long homer as Blue Jays beat Red Sox 6-3

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Jose Bautista hit a long home run for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 6-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Bautista's first-inning drove off Henry Owens easily cleared the 333-foot mark in left field and landed in a patch of oak trees. The five-time All-Star batted .286 with 35 homers and 103 RBIs in 155 games last season. Toronto starter Aaron Sanchez allowed...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista homers, Jays rough up Teheran and Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer, Jose Reyes had a run-scoring triple and a double, and a Toronto Blue Jays split squad roughed up Julio Teheran and the Atlanta Braves for a 10-5 victory Sunday. Teheran, set to start the Braves' opener for the second straight year, allowed nine hits and six runs over 3 1-3 innings. Bautista added an RBI single and walk to his...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reporter gets nailed by stray ball from Jose Bautista

One of the dangers of my job..getting hit by an errant throw from @JoeyBats19 . #bluejays — Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) March 10, 2015 Oh the joys of Spring Training.  While SportsNet’s Barry Davis was delivering a standup, he appears to get nailed in the leg by a stray ball.  Ouch.  That had to sting.  Apparently Jose Bautista needs some work...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bats Drills TV Reporter With Errant Throw

You’re SportsNet reporter Barry Davis and you’re just trying to go about your business and knock out a recorded piece that will air on SN. Just another day at the office. Beautiful weather. Great location for your shot. Green grass. You got out of Toronto for a month. Annnnnnnnd…….then you get drilled by an errant baseball thrown by Jose Bautista.   One of the dangers of...
Via Busted Coverage
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball First Round Confusion

Getting a top 5 pick in your fantasy baseball draft is key this year. You know you are getting one of these guys - Mike Trout, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew McCutchen or Clayton Kershaw. If you land any of those guys you should be extremely happy.However it's the second half of the first round that is very difficult.Do you go with: Felix Hernandez (SP) - The only...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #10: Jose Bautista | 1B/OF | TOR

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Pack is here! Our two-tool package comes complete with regular updates throughout the spring, best-in-class customer service, and a 100% money back guarantee! Just when we thought Jose Bautista was slowly fading away into “Bolivian” (yes, it’s a real place where baseball players go to die) he comes back with a vintage Bautista season...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays OF Bautista scratched with tight hamstring

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista was a late scratch from Friday's lineup against Baltimore because of tightness in his right hamstring. The team does not expect it to be a long-term issue. Non-roster invitee Caleb Gindl took Bautista's spot in right field. Bautista hit .286 with 35 home runs and 103 RBIs last season. Bautista was set to bat third and...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista thinks new additions will help Blue Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) The past few seasons have been somewhat of a disappointment for Jose Bautista. The Toronto slugger has enjoyed personal successes, including a pair of top five AL MVP finishes, since his breakout season in 2010. But the Blue Jays haven't reached the playoffs in more than two decades. ''We haven't done a better job playing baseball, and it's led to the seasons...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders tears meniscus after stepping on sprinkler head

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to be out until the All-Star break. Saunders sustained the while chasing a ball during batting practice on Wednesday morning.  He stepped on a sprinkler head while going for a ball and felt a pop. “My foot got jammed,” Saunders told a group of reporters on Thursday, per MLB...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: What’s in store?

All that deterred the Kansas City Royals from shocking the universe and winning the 2014 World Series was a swing of the bat by Salvador Perez in the bottom of the 9th of Game 7. It would’ve been an exclamation to a team which went on a monstrous playoff run and hadn’t been back since winning it all in 1985. Superstar Jose Bautista is one of many consisting of an imposing Toronto...
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter Contract Extensions are Becoming Increasingly Rare

On February 17, 2011, Jose Bautista signed a five-year, $65 million extension with the Toronto Blue Jays. Bautista’s contract was one of a dozen similar extensions signed by players that Winter. From the 2008 to 2011, at least 11 players signed extensions similar to Bautista’s every winter (Extensions between end of the postseason and February […]
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Toronto Blue Jays

Our next stop on our journey through the AL East takes us north of the border, where the 22-year playoff drought of Canada’s lone Major League team has supposedly been close to being erased in recent years, only to see the team fall short due to injuries, bad luck and seemingly everything in between. Now, with the signing of a hometown hero and what looks to be a wily trade by...
Via The Outside Corner
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista’s Best Follows 2.0

The wonders of modern technology have helped human kind solve mysteries that were previously considered unsolvable. A few secrets remain obscured however, forever hidden behind a veil of confusion, complexity, and incomprehensible sophistication. One of these eternal mysteries that no one on earth has never, and for my money will never be able to, figure out is the social media...
Via Baseball Essential
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Millionaire pitcher Daniel Norris lives in a VW camper van

@DanielNorris18 Toronto Blue Jays 21-year-old pitching prospect Daniel Norris used his $2-million signing bonus to buy a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van, which he plans to live in during spring training as he’s done the last two seasons. The van, nicknamed Shaggy after the Scooby-Doo character, will be Norris’s home for the next 2 1/2 months in Dunedin, Fla. In...
Via Sports-Glory
February 11, 2015  |  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
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The Modern Rule 5 Draftee: A Composite Sketch

The Rule 5 draft begins today (Thursday) at Noon ET, signifying the end of this year’s Winter Meetings in San Diego. Designed to facilitate opportunities for talented minor leaguers otherwise blocked within their own organization’s depth chart, the draft has created opportunities for (among others) Jose Bautista, George Bell, Roberto Clemente, Shane Victorino, and Johan […]
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jays Counter Red Sox Spree With Donaldson

New Threat From The NorthHe may not be The Panda or HanRam, but Josh Donaldson is a big pick-up for AL East rival Toronto. Wedged into a lineup that includes Jose Bautista and Edward Encanarcion, Donaldson will add punch to an already potent offensive force. Amazingly, Toronto got Donaldson for peanuts (the perennially disappointing Brett Lawrie, along with two young pitchers and...
Via FenwayNation
November 29, 2014  |  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
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if we had one of them this season instead of Chris Young who was a complete waste of money? I usually agree...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista and the elusive power outfielder

It is no secret that the Mets will be looking to improve in two areas in 2015. They either need a shortstop or an outfielder, but the Mets most likely won’t pursue both. Shortstop has young options in Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds, or they could fall back on Ruben Tejada. And there’s always free agency, but the best options will go to higher bidders than the Mets, so we...
October 08, 2014  |  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
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Envisioning Jose Bautista Batting Cleanup For The Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, posted his own blueprint for what the Mets should do this offseason that is certainly worth a read. Simon is very high on Toronto slugger Jose Bautista, who he hopes will be on Sandy Alderson’s radar this off-season. He believes the Blue Jays matchup very well with the Mets in a trade, particularly because of their stated need at second base which...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista leads Blue Jays' rout, hurts M's playoff hopes

  Jose Bautista used his bat and his glove to keep the Blue Jays in the American League wild-card race for at least one more day. Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's playoff hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night. ''He's definitely one of the best hitters in baseball...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista homers, Jays rout Mariners 14-4

TORONTO (AP) Jose Bautista homered and reached base four times, J.A. Happ won for the first time in four starts and the Toronto Blue Jays dealt a blow to Seattle's wild card hopes, routing the Mariners 14-4 Monday night. Bautista went 3 for 3 with a walk and drove in two runs before getting the rest of the night off. His solo homer in the fifth against Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista, Yankee in 2022

By then, they'll forgive.
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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