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Colby Rasmus opens up about Jays tenure, future, past

Before Tuesday's middle game at Oriole Park, TSN.ca sat down with Colby Rasmus for a discussion about his season, what's gone wrong and what lies ahead beyond his days in Toronto. Much has been said and written about Rasmus, including in this space, and this was an opportunity for Rasmus to share his thoughts without interpretation. The interview runs approximately 21 minutes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Dioner Navarro sits after foul tip to mask

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro took a seat on Wednesday after struggling with the aftereffects of a foul tip that struck his mask during Tuesday's game. Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Navarro's absence was precautionary, with the catcher himself saying he was feeling fine and had just got 'fuzzy' after the latest in a series of foul tips:"...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays-Yankees Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees hoped more would be at stake than second place, but the AL East rivals have faded from the playoff chase leading up to this series. That's certainly not how Derek Jeter wanted to go out as he plays the opener of his final homestand with New York. The visiting Blue Jays will try to avoid a fifth consecutive loss Thursday night when R...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview: Yankees vs Blue Jays (9/18/14)

The Yankees final homestand of the season begins with Shane Greene (5-3, 3.56 ERA) taking on R.A. Dickey (13-12, 3.84 ERA) and the Blue Jays. Greene’s last start against the Orioles lasted 5 1/3 innings giving up just two runs and striking out nine, earning him his fifth Major League victory. Dickey pitched his 20th quality start of the season Saturday in a win over the Rays...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman suspended 6 games for throwing at batter

  Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter. MLB penalized Stroman on Wednesday and also fined the 23-year-old rookie an undisclosed amount. The suspension had been set to start on Wednesday night when the Blue Jays played at Baltimore. Because Stroman is appealing...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto RHP Stroman suspended 6 games, will appeal

BALTIMORE (AP) Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman is appealing his six-game suspension that Major League Baseball imposed for throwing at the head of a Baltimore hitter. MLB penalized Stroman on Wednesday and also fined the 23-year-old rookie an undisclosed amount. The suspension had been set to start on Wednesday night when the Blue Jays played at Baltimore. Because Stroman...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Suspends Jays' Stroman Six Games; Appeal Launched

Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman was suspended for six games on Wednesday by Major League Baseball for intentionally throwing at the head of Caleb Joseph in a game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday night.
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Drew Hutchison (SP, TOR) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deep Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: Hutchison has had an up-and-down year, but has really turned it on as of late with the exception of his most recent start  (@BAL, giving up 6 ER but K’ing 11). The 24-year-old lefty had tossed four straight quality starts prior to that, and has struck out […]
Via RotoBaller
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays plan to extend qualifying offer to Melky, hope to keep him

Melky Cabrera can double his salary if he desires. The Blue Jays have decided to extend him a qualifying offer, which is expected to be in the range of $15 million to $16 million this winter. That would almost precisely double his salary, as Cabrera signed a $16 million, two-year deal with Toronto two winters ago. Word from someone familiar with the Blue Jays' thinking is that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB to review Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman's pitch at Caleb Joseph's head

Toronto right-hander Marcus Stroman’s pitch near the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph will be reviewed today by Major League Baseball for possible discipline. In the sixth inning of the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Blue Jays, Stroman threw a 92-mph fastball toward Joseph’s head that he ducked away from. In the previous inning, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes contested that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman should be suspended for throwing at Caleb Joseph’s head

Last night’s Orioles-Jays game featured some seriously stupid and bush league garbage from Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman. The video below lays it all out, but basically Stroman threw a ball behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph. Why? Apparently because Joseph inadvertently — and it couldn’t be anything but inadvertent — stepped on Jose Reyes‘ fingers during...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Escobar riles up Toronto crowd, Rays beat Blue Jays in extras

  Yunel Escobar riled up the crowd with an exaggerated display after a home run in the eighth inning and Sean Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. A frequent target of boos in Toronto after being suspended by the Blue Jays for writing an anti-gay slur on his eye-black in 2012, Escobar homered off the facing...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rays recover to beat Blue Jays in 10 innings

TORONTO (AP) -- Sean Rodriguez drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar both homered as the Rays took two of three from Toronto, dealing the Blue Jays a blow in their chase for an AL wild-card berth. Toronto came in four games out of a playoff spot. Toronto pinch...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Lind, Edwin Encarnacion power Blue Jays past Rays

Adam Lind has spent a lot of time this season celebrating other people’s home runs. Most often, it’s been Jose Bautista or Edwin Encarnacion getting all the love in the dugout after another baseball leaves the yard. On Saturday, Lind found himself on the receiving end. With nearly three months separating him from his previous home run, Lind had almost forgotten the routine...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar stakes claim for 2015

Kevin Pillar may have had an unfortunate slip of the tongue with the Jays this season, but he’s making a case for regular playing time in centre field in 2015. Pillar has made headlines all week long, hitting .500 over the last five games. In the bigger picture, he and Anthony Gose have become a platoon option as Colby Rasmus heads for free agency. This is a huge development...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Examining Melky Cabrera's free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays are 10 games out of the AL East title and three and a half games out of a very tough AL wild-card race, so losing one of their top outfielders in the last three weeks of the season is barely a story. However, that outfielder is soon-to-be free agent Melky Cabrera and he could be heading into a market where offense is largely lacking.#455184772 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Hutchison fans 10 as Blue Jays beat Cubs 11-1

TORONTO (AP) Drew Hutchison matched his career-high with 10 strikeouts in 6 1-3 innings, Dioner Navarro had two hits and two RBIs, and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep with an 11-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night. Hutchison (10-11) allowed one run and four hits in his second career 10-strikeout game - both this season. He also did it against Milwaukee...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cirque du Soleil Throws Out Weirdest First Pitch Ever

Your browser does not support iframes. I don’t quite understand what Cirque du Soleil was trying to do with this first pitch but it was truly bizarre. Maybe the Toronto Blue Jays should just stick with having normal people throw out the first pitch. [MLB.com] The post Cirque du Soleil Throws Out Weirdest First Pitch Ever appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fascinating Free Agency of Melky Cabrera

Melky Cabrera‘s season ended on Friday with a broken finger. Normally, “team headed for 22nd straight year out of the playoffs loses second-best outfielder for the final three weeks” isn’t much of a story, but this situation is a little different. Cabrera is about to be a free agent in what looks to be a terrible […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Teams scouting Melky Cabrera

According to Jeff Blair of Sportsnet.ca, opposing teams have been scouting Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera for weeks leading up to his season-ending broken pinky finger.#453045844 / gettyimages.comCabrera, 30-years-old, is a free agent following the 2014 season. In 621 plate appearances, he has hit .301/.351/.458 with 35 doubles, three triples and 16 home runs.In his...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman nearly drilled in face by line-drive (video)

Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman was mere inches away from suffering what likely would have been a traumatically horrific injury during Monday’s start against the Chicago Cubs. On only his second pitch of the ball game, Stroman was very nearly drilled right in the face when Cubs leadoff hitter Chris Coghlan lined a […] The post Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Melky Cabrera hopes to return to Toronto

Melky Cabrera has been a player that has stayed somewhat behind the scenes so to speak even with a 50-game suspension in 2012 for violating MLB's PED rules with the San Francisco Giants. Now with the Toronto Blue Jays, Cabrera says, as reported by the Associated Press via the National Post, that he wants to stay with the team [Blue Jays] that gave him a second chance.#454557750...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mets Kick The Tires On Melky Cabrera?

The Toronto Blue Jays suffered a big blow to their wild card hopes when they learned that outfielder Melky Cabrera will need season-ending surgery for the broken pinky finger he suffered on Friday. Cabrera, who turned 30 in August, was having himself a solid season, batting .301/.351/.458 with 35 doubles, 16 home runs, 81 runs scored and 73 RBI. He posted a 125 OPS+ and 3.2 WAR...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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