Toronto Blue Jays: Trade Deadline Expectation

David Manning-USA TODAY Sports Despite the inane thoughts of many, the trade deadline is not the offseason. Landing multiple pieces to fill the holes all over the Blue Jays roster will not happen—it just isn’t realistic in the middle of the season with so many unknowns fluttering about. Despite this, many have been arguing that the Blue Jays need to make a big splash before July...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Screengrab snafus: your Home Run Derby roundup

Earlier today, I discussed ESPN’s disappointing production values during the 2014 Home Run Derby. In addition to the live mics, questionable directorial choices, and shoddy tracking job of home runs, ESPN’s graphics department also had a rough evening. Chris Broussard's sources must have informed ESPN that Jose Bautista is now on the Yankees @awfulannouncing
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Every one of Yoenis Cespedes's 30 HR Derby blasts

Yoenis Cespedes successfully defended his Home Run Derby crown at Target Field on Monday night, and he put on quite a show. While smashing 30 homers of the course of the evening, Cespedes defeated teammate Josh Donaldson in a first round swing off, knocked off Adam Jones of the Orioles in the second round, toppled AL captain Jose Bautista in the third round, and trampled the upset...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hercules--aka The Rock--Hits the Second Best Blast of the Home Run Derby

The 2014 Home Run Derby has come and gone, and with the exception of Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton's monster blast in the first round it was kind of a dud. Yeah, Jose Bautista had some solid hits as did the eventual winner Yoenis Cespedes, but this Derby fell kind of flat.Good thing Hercules was around to put a hurtin' on a ball!To be fair--Cespedes hit some monster homers...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Home Run Derby 2014

One of the highlights of the All Star Break is the Home Run Derby. This year at Target Field in Minnesota.  This is a lot of fun and good to see the guys who are normally really series have some giggles. Captains for this years teams are: Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays for the American League and Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies for the National League. They both...
Via In The Neutral Zone
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Never, Ever Let Another Dodger In The Home Run Derby

Earlier tonight, Chad wrote something very, very smart: Puig enters with a .915 OPS, but only 12 homers. And he’s in the middle of a pretty bad homer drought, with only one since May 29. So the hype shouldn’t be all that significant, but it’s Puig and it’s bat flips and it’s the big stage, so it’s time for either total letdown or MAXIMUM PUIG.  Guess which one happened...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN’s Graphics Crew Is Having A Rough Night

ESPN’s graphics crew for the Home Run Derby is having a few issues. First, they swapped a Toronto Blue Jays logo for a New York Yankees one on the Jose Bautista graphic and then they referred to the Miami Marlins as the Florida Marlins. [@mycoskie] [@bubbaprog] The post ESPN’s Graphics Crew Is Having A Rough Night appeared first on Diehardsport.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Blows Jose Bautista Graphic, Says He Plays for the Yankees

ESPN had weeks to plan their graphics for tonight’s Home Run Derby and still got it wrong for Toronto’s, not New York’s, Jose Bautista:   Follow Andrew Doughty on Twitter @Adoughty88 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista takes diplomatic approach on the matter of trade deadline upgrades

This may have been Jose Bautista at his most diplomatic. As he spoke, Bautista was sitting in a clubhouse riven by injuries and colonized by nine players who spent significant chunks of the season in Triple-A Buffalo. But the Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger said he believes his team can remain a contender “with the bodies we have here.” Which, as anyone paying attention knows...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gillette Home Run Derby Challenges Players to Hit Flexball Razor Targets for Charity

Gillette announced that the participants of the 2014 Gillette Home Run Derby will have an added incentive to aim for: achieving maximum contact by hitting one of two LED #FlexBall razor targets out in left-center and right-center field.  If hit, it triggers an additional $300,000 donation and could push the final charitable donation of the event to be the highest ever donation...
Via Total Sports Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista slams bat in dugout, breaks it

Your browser does not support iframes.Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista broke his bat in the dugout after repeatedly smacking it against the bench during Tuesday night's game against the L.A. Angels.Bautista was expressing his frustration after lining out to open the sixth inning, and his teammates had to clear out of the way to avoid becoming accidental victims of his...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki Add To 2014 Home Run Derby Lineups

NEW YORK — Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Target Field. Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year’s Derby winner, Baltimore’s Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins. Tulowitzki will have Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton, who...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Frazier picked for HR Derby

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Target Field. Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year's Derby winner, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins. Tulowitzki will have Miami's Giancarlo...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton added to NL Home Run Derby team

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Bautista and Troy Tulowitzki have announced three members of their respective teams for Monday night's Home Run Derby at Target Field. Joining Bautista on the American League team are Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, who was last year's Derby winner, Baltimore's Adam Jones and Brian Dozier of the host Twins. Tulowitzki will have Miami's Giancarlo...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista Checks To Make Sure Jose Reyes Is Wearing A Cup

The Blue Jays are second in the AL East, but lead the league in camaraderie. Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Your 2014 American League All-Stars!

The American Leaguers for the Mid-Summer Classic at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN have been selected, and Bill Baer tells us who made the cut!from mlb.comLet's get straight to it:American LeaguePositional Starters:C: Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals (replacing Matt Wieters, Baltimore Orioles due to injury) 1B: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers 2B: Robinson Cano, Seattle...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays discussing trade for Padres’ Chase Headley

The Toronto Blue Jays, in the wide open AL East, may be looking to add some offensive reinforcements after two recent critical injuries. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Blue Jays are having “on going” talks with the San Diego Padres that are centered around third baseman Chase Headley. Talks between Padres, Blue Jays on Chase Headley remain ongoing, source says. Toronto’s...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays’ Bautista calls replay system a ‘joke’

Infuriated by the latest review challenge to go against his Toronto Blue Jays, Jose Bautista blasted baseball’s replay system as a “joke” incapable of getting calls on the field right that needs to be eliminated. The all-star slugger reached his tipping point in the eighth inning of Saturday’s 5-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics, when he doubled and Melky Cabrera was called...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Colby Rasmus, Jose Bautista, Brett Cecil

Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus sat out of Thursday's loss to the Oakland A's with a wrist issue, according to Barry Davis of Sportsnet. Rasmus apparently hurt his right wrist when colliding with the outfield wall during Wednesday's game:Rasmus tweaked his wrist hitting the wall yesterday. Not serious, but Gibbons having him rest today. #bluejays— Barry...
Via MLB Injury News
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Second basemen the Blue Jays could trade for

With the Toronto Blue Jays clinging to a one game lead over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League East, here are a couple of players who the Jays could trade for to fill their current needs at second base. Daniel Murphy, 2B New York Mets: Murphy is in the last year of his current contract with the Mets and is being paid $5.7 million this season.  His stock is definitely on...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Flexibility paying dividends for Blue Jays

At the beginning of the Toronto Blue Jays series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday, fans were greeted with an unfamiliar sight.  Star slugger and first baseman Edwin Encarnacion jogged out to left field to start only his fourth career game in the outfield. With Jose Bautista only able to get into the lineup as the designated hitter and Adam Lind batting .388 against...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays trump Brewers in Jose Bautista's return to lineup

Jose Bautista had a Canada Day present to the fans — himself. The Blue Jays slugger had been absent from the lineup — save for a pinch-hitting appearance on Sunday — for the past eight games after tweaking his right hamstring in Cincinnati but here he was back in the lineup as the DH. With Bautista missing and Brett Lawrie on the DL with a fractured right finger — suffered...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers give up pair of homers, lose 4-1 to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Jose Bautista and Colby Rasmus hit solo home runs, Drew Hutchison struck out a career-high 10 to snap a two-start losing streak and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Tuesday. The Blue Jays ended a three-game losing streak, one shy of their season high, and won for the third time in 14 meetings with Milwaukee. The Brewers had their four-game road...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Jose Bautista, Brett Cecil

The Toronto Blue Jays enter a series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday coming off a 4-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Even with the loss, the Blue Jays are 45-39, a game ahead of the Orioles in the American League East. The good news is that Jose Bautista, who has not started a game since June 21 due to a hamstring injury, will be back in the lineup tonight as the designated...
Via Sports Injury Alert
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Abreu doesn't rule out HRD to AL captain Bautista

Don't rule out Jose Abreu for the Gillette Home Run Derby just yet. The White Sox rookie slugger told American League Derby captain Jose Bautista to keep the lines of communication open as the Blue Jays' right fielder considers his options for the five-man squad. Abreu had said earlier in the week that he wasn't interested in competing in this year's Derby because...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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