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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Posey: The Best Player Still Standing

October hasn’t been too kind to most of the game’s very best players. Of the position players who made my ten-man Fangraphs Player of the Year ballot, Michael Brantley, Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Bautista and Jonathan Lucroy didn’t make it to the dance, Andrew McCutchen‘s postseason lasted all of one game, and Mike Trout‘s struggles were […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  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...
17 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays' Jose Bautista owns Canadian columnist on Twitter

Toronto Blue Jays' slugger Jose Bautista made no secret that he was not pleased at team management for not making any deals at the MLB trade deadline. On Tuesday night, he was called out by Steve Simmons on Twitter.The Kansas City Royals made no trades at the non waiver deadline. The Oakland A's made two huge trades. Does @JoeyBats19 know about this?— steve simmons (@simmonssteve...
Via Pro Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Really close’ Blue Jays not trading Bautista, Encarnacion, GM says: Arthur

When Alex Anthopoulos first became a general manager, Oakland’s Billy Beane gave him some advice: You will never be able to stop. There will always be something to do, something else, and you will never get caught up enough in any one thing to stop and take a deep breath. It didn’t quite resonate with Anthopoulos, not really. He is four years in now, and he gets it. His Toronto...
Via Pro Sports Daily
28 days ago  |  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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

"As Jeter stood on second base during the ensuing pitching change, the Blue Jays’ outfielders — Anthony Gose, Dalton Pompey and Jose Bautista — ran in to shake his hand and congratulate him, knowing this would very likely be their last chance to see him o

Remind me to put three more names on the Christmas card list later this year.
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista, Yankee in 2022

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

Bautista Fakes Tossing Yankees Fans Ball (Video)

At the end of an inning, Jose Bautista pranked Yankees fans, who were sitting behind him, by pretending to throw a ball into the  bleachers. Following the prank, Bautista did throw a ball into the stands, however, a Yankees fan did not let a Blue Jays fan keep it, tossing it back on to the field toward Bautista. Your browser does not support iframes. Source: For the Win
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista leads Jays over Yankees in colourful affair

For Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista, the popular and supposedly figurative description of Yankee Stadium as the Bronx Zoo became a scary reality on Saturday. It was late in the Jays’ 6-3 victory, triggered largely by Bautista’s heroics, when what he believed was playful interaction with the Yankee fans in the right field bleachers turned quickly. It became scary, borderline...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 21, 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

Jose Bautista Pretends To Throw Ball Into Stands, Fakes Out Yankees Fans (Video)

Jose Bautista was not a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium on Saturday night. The Toronto Blue Jays outfielder gestured toward the New York Yankee fans as though he were going to throw a souvenir in their direction, but instead faked the throw and trotted away. Later, Bautista made up for his prank by actually throwing a baseball in the stands, but the Yankee fans had the last laugh...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista, Stroman, Jays end 6-game skid, top Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Bautista hit his eighth homer of the year against New York, Marcus Stroman pitched six gritty innings and the Toronto Blue Jays ended a season-worst six-game skid to beat the Yankees 6-3 Saturday and keep their faint playoff hopes alive. With eight games to play for both teams, Toronto is 5 1-2 games back for an AL wild card and the Yankees are 4 1-2. Seattle...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Kelley ‘disrespected’ by Jose Bautista home run celebration

Another opponent has broken another one of the Yankees’ unwritten rules. Leading the Blue Jays 2-0 on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium, reliever Shawn Kelley surrendered a two-out, two-strike, game-tying home run to Jose Bautista, prompting the slugger to slam his bat and unleash a slew of expletives while rounding the bases. Even though the Yankees wound up winning the game...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista Keeping Blue Jays in Wild Card Race

The Toronto Blue Jays got off to a hot start in the 2014 season. One June 6 they owned a 38-24 record and enjoyed a six game lead in the American League East. As late as July 2 they were in sole possession of first place. However, things have unraveled from there. The Baltimore Orioles have all but clinched the division, while the Jays are clinging on to slim hopes in the Wild...
Via Baseball News Source
September 12, 2014  |  1 Comment

Blue Jays welcome lion, tiger into clubhouse as team makes playoff push (photos)

The Toronto Blue Jays find themselves a healthy 3 1/2 games back in the race for the American League’s second wild card spot. With 17 games remaining on the schedule, time is running short to put on a run down the stretch. So, to send a motivational jolt through the clubhouse while there’s still time […] The post Blue Jays welcome lion, tiger into clubhouse as team makes playoff...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista's HR carries Blue Jays past Red Sox 3-1

BOSTON (AP) Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer and R.A. Dickey pitched into the eighth inning, carrying the Toronto Blue Jays to a much-needed 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Adam Lind added three hits for the Blue Jays, who dropped the first two games of the series after five consecutive wins. The Blue Jays were six games behind Seattle for the AL's second wild...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Jose Bautista 3-Run Blast Gives Jays 3-1 Victory

The Toronto Blue Jays (73-69) salvaged the third game of a three game set with the Boston Red Sox (63-80) with a 3-1 victory courtesy of a Jose Bautista three run dinger in the fifth inning off Rubby De La Rosa (4-6) on Sunday afternoon. 
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

The Toronto Blue Jays began last month near the top of the AL East standings and had the most home runs of any club in baseball. That power surge faded along with their place among postseason contenders throughout August, but they're hoping how they finished the month was the start of a turnaround. Jose Bautista can match a franchise record by homering in a sixth straight contest...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 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

Bautista homers 4th game in row, Blue Jays hold Yankees to 1 hit

  The New York Yankees had never seen this kind of performance from Drew Hutchison before, and it wasn't much fun for them. Hutchison pitched seven sparkling innings, combining with Aaron Sanchez on a one-hitter, and Jose Bautista homered for the fourth consecutive game to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Yankees 2-0 on Saturday. "I felt the best I have all year,"...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Bautista homers 4th game in row, Blue Jays 2-hit Yankees

  Drew Hutchison pitched seven shutout innings, Jose Bautista homered for the fourth straight game and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 2-0 on Saturday. Mark Teixeira's fourth-inning double was the only hit allowed by Hutchison (9-11), who walked two and struck out nine. Aaron Sanchez retired all six batters he faced for his first major-league save as the Blue...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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