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Blue Jays: Which Card Would You Play?

Close your eyes. Imagine the Toronto Blue Jays have secured a one game playoff via a wild card birth. They have just ended the longest drought in MLB history. You don’t know what to do. You don’t know how to feel. You find your mom and give her a hug just to make sure it’s all real. When the dust finally settles and the realization becomes overwhelming, thoughts and questions...
Via Baseball Essential
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Most Expensive Tickets In July Come On First Of The Month

After owning a losing record in the first two months of the season, the Toronto Blue Jays awoken from their early season slumber and now find themselves in the thick of the American League East division race as the calendar turns to July. Going 11-12 in April, followed by a 12-17 record in May, the Blue Jays bats exploded in June to the tune of an 18-7 record, with one more game...
Via Baseball Essential
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pompey ready to return to Toronto

Twitter: @DanielLevitt32 Dalton Pompey is hitting .360 for New Hampshire and appears ready for a return to Toronto. TRENTON, NJ – A poor 23-game stint in the majors to start the season was followed by not one, but two demotions, leaving Dalton Pompey back in Double A New Hampshire where he spent just over a month in 2014. Pompey, who hit just .193 for the Toronto Blue Jays, continued...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Man-Crush Alert #VoteBringerOfRain

The Toronto Blue Jays need to extend Josh Donaldson right now, my man-crush depends on it. How is this play for your viewing pleasure. If that didn’t satisfy your gold glove pallet then try this one on for size. #VOTEBRINGEROFRAIN The post Josh Donaldson Man-Crush Alert #VoteBringerOfRain appeared first on Baseball Hot Corner.
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson's All-Star campaign supported by Stephen Amell (Video)

Josh Donaldson has recently taken over the lead in the voting for American League All-Star third basemen, and now the Toronto Blue Jays star has some superhero backing behind him - sort of.Stephen Amell, an actor from Toronto who currently stars as the Green Arrow in the CW television series "Arrow", created a promotional video to support the campaign for Donaldson. The video uses...
Via Holdout Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar on fire in June

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar has been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last month, ranking in the top five among qualified players in Major League Baseball in batting average and hits for the month of June. Since June began, Pillar has compiled a .384 batting average with four home runs and 18 runs batted in. Just to give those numbers some perspective, his...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Johan Santana call it quits?

ESPN.com reporter Adam Rubin announced on Saturday that left-hander Johan Santana is suspending his comeback attempt and will pick it back up in 2016, which makes you wonder, should the 36-year-old veteran call it a career? The two-time Cy Young Award winner has had a toe infection, which has prevented him from putting in the amount of work necessary to get back to the majors this...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays call up prospect Matt Boyd to start Saturday

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up top prospect Matt Boyd to start Saturday:Boyd, the 19th-ranked Jays prospect according to MLB.com, has been nearly unhittable in 2015.Across two levels, Double-A and Triple-A, Boyd owns a 7-2 record with a 1.26 ERA, striking out 82 and walking just 18 in 85.2 innings.Photo credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Pitching Problems Continue

The Toronto Blue Jays are contenders. They are currently four games above .500, two games out of first place, and their positive run differential of 81 is first in the American League by nearly 30 runs. The FanGraphs playoff odds give the Jays a roughly one-in-two chance to qualify for the playoffs. The Jays offense […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibbons: 'Something different' about the 2015 Blue Jays

"A few days in, I knew there was something different about this group," Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told MLB.com. "We knew we had the talent, but it's been a disappointing team the last couple of years even with the guys we brought in. But this had a much better feeling."Indeed after a disappointing 2014, the Blue Jays seem poised to go on a big run and finally make the...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Pitching looks to stay hot

The Toronto Blue Jays are having quite the interesting season. In just this month of June, they have gone from winning eleven consecutive games to dropping two straight series against some of the worst teams in baseball. They have been at the top of the American League East division one day, just to fall back into third place a couple days later. It is very apparent that the Blue...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 12: A Group of Blue Jays is Called a Committee Now?

Well, I guess that makes all the sense in the world, because those darn Flock of Seagulls got all in your head in the 80's.  Then they had the nerve to be in GTA and get you all singing about running.  I don't even run when chased anymore.  It's a big game of "ooohhh ya got me".  So north of the border, they do it all in groups now apparently.  That group started out as a singular...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Francisco Rodriguez edition

Last time we checked in with the Toronto Blue Jays, it was clear that starting pitching would be on the top of the priority list for the trade deadline. Although the starting rotation will be essential for the Blue Jays’ success going into the second half of the regular season, a specific arm has caught the eye of the front office, and that arm is Francisco Rodriguez, currently...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Estrada Is Near Perfect

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 224, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Matt Commins (@MattCommins) talk about some pitcher’s values and go over today’s DFS matchups8. Topics include: Marco Estrada’s near-perfect game The debut of Andrew Heaney A discussion on Yasmany Tomas A look at today’s DFS matchups You can check out all Baseball...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Donaldson makes great catch during perfecto bid

Josh Donaldson is rated as one of the best defensive third basemen in baseball. With catches like this one, it’s easy to see why. Donaldson went into the stands to take away an at-bat from David DeJesus at the start of the 8th inning in Wednesday’s Blue Jays-Rays game that aided Marco Estrada’s perfect game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson tried his damnedest to save Marco Estrada’s perfect game

On Wednesday, Toronto Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada set down the first 21 Tampa Bay Rays hitters he faced. The 22nd batter was David DeJesus, who hit a foul pop down the third base line. Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson really wanted Estrada to keep his perfect game going, and flew into the crowd to record the 22nd out of the game. The 23rd batter was Logan Forysthe, who hit...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays already have their closer

Much has been made recently over the struggles of the Toronto Blue Jays’ bullpen, and for good reason. In the Jays’ most recent weekend series against the Baltimore Orioles, the bullpen surrendered 12 runs in 11-2/3 innings. The Orioles took two of three from Toronto, and very nearly took the first game of the series, despite being no-hit by Marco Estrada for seven innings. This...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Cecil removed as Blue Jays closer

The Toronto Blue Jays are changing things up...again.Brett Cecil was the closer to begin the season. Shortly after the start, 20-year-old Miguel Castro was the closer for the Jays. After he was optioned to Triple-A, Cecil resumed ninth-inning duties. Now, it appears another 20-year-old is poised to take over again:Roberto Osuna just picked up the first save of his career recently...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Anthopoulos Future Hinges On Moves Made In Next Month

The Toronto Blue Jays have arguably one of the most potent offences in the clubs existence. The propensity to score runs in bunches and overcome early deficits is the framework for their success. However their bullpen and lack of starting pitching depth has been their Achilles heel preventing them from reaching the upper echelon in the AL East. General Manager Alex Anthopoulos is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey pitches brilliant game only two days after father’s death

R.A. Dickey toed the rubber on Thursday with a heavy heart, but nevertheless pitched brilliantly, carrying a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Toronto Blue Jays veteran knuckleballer ultimately went 7.1 innings, giving up only earned run while scattering five hits and striking out seven in the team’s 7-1 victory over the New York Mets....Read More The post R.A. Dickey pitches...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays trade rumors: Starting pitching edition

It’s apparent that the Toronto Blue Jays are giving it their all to make a run to the top of the American League East division. Recently, they went on an 11-game winning streak. Although they are second to last, with a record of 35-32, they are just two games out of first. The race for the AL East crown is tight with nearly every team only two games behind the first place Tampa...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Coke on Mariano’s Long-Toss Cutter

Phil Coke, who joined the Blue Jays bullpen today, has traded in his slider for a cutter. I’ll write more on that in this Sunday’s Notes column. Tonight, I’ll share something the lefty reliever told me that seems hard to believe. Then again, the person he was talking about was no mere mortal on a […]
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Snoop throws out first pitch at Blue Jays game

Snoop Dogg threw out the first pitch at Tuesday night’s Marlins-Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre, and let’s just say he did a much better job than 50 Cent did. Snoop used a solid wind-up to hurl the baseball toward home plate. It sailed a bit to the right and was not a strike, but  Jose Bautista caught it with ease. The Blue Jays ended up winning the game, 4-3, in thrilling...
Via The Sports Daily
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Lawrie sends flowers to fan hit by his broken bat

The Oakland A’s third baseman sent flowers and a note Tuesday to the hospital room of 44-year-old Tonya Carpenter, who is recovering from her injuries at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “Sending my thoughts and prayers,” Lawrie’s note read, according to WCVB-TV in Boston. The Carpenter family responded with a message of its own. “Brett, (the flowers) are the...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Anthopoulos drafts Jon Harris, continues strong success rate in the first round

Toronto Blue Jays Alex Anthopoulos general manager isn’t afraid to make a risky move when it comes to using his first-round draft picks. Last year, he took Jeff Hoffman, one of the most talented pitchers in the draft with the ninth overall selection. The 6’4″ right-hander threw pure filth, while touching the high 90’s with his fastball. The issue? Hoffman was coming off...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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