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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
3 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
4 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...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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...
Via Mets360.com
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.
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
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 taunting...
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...
Via NESN.com
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees game 153: Bautista, Jays too much for Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays 6 — New York Yankees 3 The Yankees rallied once but were unable to find one more in loss. Jose Bautista would start his impressive day with a single in the first inning off of Chris Capuano. Edwin Encarnacion would hit a double to left center field and Bautista would score on the play. The Yankees got a double from brett Gardner, who had been slumping of late...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
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...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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 card...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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