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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Toronto has new president

The Toronto Blue Jays have hired Cleveland Indians president, Mark Shapiro to the same position, replacing Paul Beeston according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Beeston is retiring after this season. In his years with the Cleveland Indians, president Mark Shapiro was a general manager, farm director and assistant farm director before being promoted to team president. Shapiro was also...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
26 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Anthopoulos’ Brilliant Moves Make Blue Jays Solid Contender

I ran into a window cleaner, exchanged hellos, struck up a conversation and he asked me if I was into baseball. “Very much,’’ I told him. “This guy Alex Anthopoulos is a genius, isn’t he?’’ the guy said as he took advantage of my answer. “Sure is,’’ I said. “He could probably take over as president or prime minister in his ancestral country of Greece.’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

With World-Class Offense, Toronto Blue Jays Are Most Exciting Team In Baseball

If you've seen the Toronto Blue Jays play this season, you know that something special is happening north of the border. In an era dominated by elite hurlers and low scoring pitching duels, the Jays are doing their very best to prove that the best defense is a good offense.This past winter, the Blue Jays set out to improve their club with a statement move. They did so by trading...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edwin Encarnacion hits 3 HRs, Blue Jays fans salute 'hat trick' (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion hit three home runs and knocked in a whopping 9 RBI in Saturday's 15-1 blowout win over Detroit. Since Toronto is a hockey town, the fans saluted Encarnacion by throwing their hats onto the field after he hit his third home run in the seventh inning to complete the "hat trick". Man, it sure looks like fun to be a Blue Jays fan...
Via Holdout Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: August 29th

If You Only Read One Thing… Edwin Encarnacion had arguably the best night of any fantasy baseball player all season long. He finished the game going 3/5 with three home runs and NINE runs batted in. He also scored four runs himself. The nine runs batted in tied a franchise record and gave him a total of 90 on the year. He has also extended his hitting streak to 24 games, which...
Via The Fantasy Fix
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion blasts three homers, extends hit streak

The Toronto Blue Jays are an offensive machine, and the latest display of their power was provided by designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion. He blasted three home runs and tallied nine RBI in a 15-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday afternoon. Encarnacion’s first homer, a three-run shot to left field, extended his hit streak to 24 games. It’s the longest hit streak for...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tulo trade pieces continue to perform

With the Troy Tulowitzki trade now a month old, the three pitchers the Rockies received in the trade continue to perform well in the minors. While it is too early to make any concrete judgment, right now it seems as if the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays both got what they wanted in this mega trade. Jeff Hoffman has received a lot of the spotlight, and rightfully so,...
Via Mile High Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Should Ben Revere Hit Leadoff for the Blue Jays?

An intense debate has developed over the course of the past few weeks among Toronto Blue Jays fans?  Should Ben Revere, acquired in the trade deadline frenzy along with fellow tradee Troy Tulowitzki, replace Tulo at the top of the lineup? This debate is rooted in a couple of assumptions:   one is that your leadoff hitter should be one of those speedy, pitcher-distracting hitters...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Roberto Osuna Win The AL Rookie Of The Year?

Roberto Osuna has made a strong case for 2015 AL R.O.Y. It was just a few days ago that Fox Sports Baseball analyst, Jon Morosi was quoted saying that his vote for the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year (R.O.Y) would be the Toronto Blue Jays 20 year old closer, Roberto Osuna. Now, the quote also was in the context of if their was an award that said “Most Valuable Rookie”...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere Makes Amazing Leaping Catch At Wall; David Price Approves (Video)

Ben Revere and David Price both joined the Toronto Blue Jays less than a month ago, but it looks like they’re quickly becoming good friends. We suppose that’s what happens when you make an incredible leaping catch to bail out your pitcher on his birthday. Price celebrated his 30th birthday Wednesday night by taking the mound against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. In...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Prospect Clinton Hollon Impressive After Tommy John Surgery

There’s a lot of excitement buzzing around the Toronto Blue Jays organization right now as the club went all in at the trade deadline and built a playoff-caliber ball club at the major league level. While fans are excited, and rightfully so, it came with a hefty price tag as the organization dealt away 11 pitching prospects in the process of building a contender. While stripping...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

On the same day a report confirmed that Jose Bautista was in the midst of a months-long boycott of Sportsnet, subsequent statements from the Toronto Blue Jays slugger indicate that he has ended his interview embargo related to the team’s television broadcast partner. Bautista made his lifting of the boycott known to the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin prior to Wednesday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Holy mother of god did Ben Revere make a leaping catch last night

Here's a little story of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Ben Revere leap and catch on Texas Ranger Delino DeShields' line drive, holding on as he lands up against the wall in the 3rd inning: Wow, wow, wow, wow.Wow.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays' Revere makes spiderman-like catch

Ben Revere, Ben Revere, does whatever a Ben Revere can.Okay, that was bad. But Revere's catch Wednesday night for the Toronto Blue Jays? Not bad at all.During the game against the Texas Rangers, Revere tracked a ball down at the fence, leaping up to make the grab and clinging to the wall for good measure.David Price, who turned 30 on Wednesday, looked like he enjoyed that birthday...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista boycotts Sportsnet over refusal to pay for rookie's suit

    Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has not conducted an interview with Sportsnet, his team’s official television broadcasting station, in over three months. Bautista has been committed to boycotting the network, and now we know why. According to Brendan Kennedy of The Toronto Star, Bautista has refused to speak with anyone from Sportsnet since a TV segment featuring...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Josh Donaldson’s MVP Push

This past weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series, dominating the Halos by a combined score of 36-10. The series represented a few important points: not only did the three wins vault the Jays over the New York Yankees for sole possession of first place in the AL East, but it also featured a matchup of the current favorites in the AL MVP...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

“LaTroy Hawkins is So Old…”

If you’re following LaTroy Hawkins on Twitter, surely you’ve noticed that it has started to resemble a “Match Game” transcript more than his regular feed. And playing the role of Gene Rayburn, it would seem, Hawkins’ Toronto Blue Jays teammate…David Price. Haha everyone please send @LaTroyHawkins32 some old jokes! The ones thus far are very comical! — David Price ...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson is giving Mike Trout a run for the MVP

Mike Trout, to nobody’s surprise, is having another marvelous season. He’s the clear front runner for the American League MVP, posting his usual gaudy stats while playing league best defense in center field. Trout’s MVP play usually means there aren’t many other players playing near his level, but Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has emerged as a serious competitor...
Via The Outside Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the new faces with the Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays (64-52) have reeled off 16 wins in their last 19 games, largely due to the clubs acquisitions near the trade deadline, which saw the club bring in shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, pitcher David Price, outfielder Ben Revere and relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Mark Lowe. Here’s how each of those players have performed with the Blue Jays thus far. Troy Tulowitzki...
Via The Outside Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price jokes on Twitter about random drug test

    Every so often, Major League Baseball players are subjected to random drug tests. On Saturday, it was David Price’s turn. Price, of course, passed and took the opportunity to thank MLB for the boost of confidence it gave him. Hey @MLB thanks for that boost of confidence with that drug test yesterday…BUT I'm all me PED free baby!! — David Price (@DAVIDprice14)...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Can Toronto win the AL East?

As play begins today baseball has just two divisions led by the team that was expected to win in March: the NL Central and West. While the Dodgers and Cardinals had challenges from the Pirates and Giants, respectively, baseball’s other four divisions have been seemingly up for grabs. The Mets currently enjoy a lead over the Nationals and last year’s Cinderella team, the...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Surge in Blue Jays ticket sales justifies Troy Tulowitski trade

The Toronto Blue Jays are one of the hottest baseball teams in the major leagues, and most of it can be attributed to the team’s trade-deadline acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price. There was of course a significant financial risk inherent to bringing in superstars of their magnitude and the exorbitant salaries players of their caliber demand. But according to a study...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Revamped Blue Jays Bullpen Playoff-Ready

You’ve probably heard about the Troy Tulowitzki trade. The one that turned the Toronto Blue Jays’ already mighty offense into a juggernaut incapable of losing. The trade for David Price made some news, too. A team with a few mid-rotation starters but lacking an ace at the top and depth at the bottom was reinvigorated with the acquisition of one of the best pitchers in Major...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays are built to last

October baseball is all about momentum. Sure, big, impressive records are nice and they do win division titles, but what really matters as fall baseball approaches is who is playing the best in that moment the brackets are taking shape for the postseason. It is what allowed two teams to rise from the Wild Card play-in game a year ago and sort out their differences all the way to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Overachieving Underachieving Blue Jays Juggernaut

As a counter to the idea that baseball is complicated and unpredictable: sometimes, baseball can seem ever so easy to understand. Not long ago, the Blue Jays traded for Troy Tulowitzki, perhaps or probably the very best shortstop. Shortly thereafter, the Jays also traded for David Price, easily one of the very best starting pitchers. Since Tulowitzki joined the lineup, the Jays have...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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