Recap: White Sox 3, Blue Jays 2; Jays Fall Just Short in Series Opener

Two of baseball’s promising young starters were on display in the series opener at US Cellular Field tonight in Chicago. Aaron Sanchez turned in a strong start once again, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits in six innings. Despite allowing 9 men to reach base, Sanchez was not hit hard and continued to induce ground balls (9 ground outs) at an elite level. Sanchez’s 23-year old counterpart...
Via BP Toronto
2 hours ago

Blue Jays lose series opener to White Sox

Blue Jays bullpen dinged with another loss as White Sox win 3-2 in Chicago.
Via Toronto Star
2 hours ago

Blue Jays call up Junior Lake from Buffalo

Left-handed relievers Brett Cecil and Franklin Morales are moving closer to returning from their respective injuries.
Via Toronto Star
6 hours ago

Blue Jays to call up Junior Lake, option Darrell Ceciliani

Since a quality rookie-season cameo with the Cubs three years ago, Junior Lake’s career trajectory has continued to point downward. But he’ll have a chance to spend time on his third major league team beginning Friday, with the Blue Jays set to call up the outfielder from Triple-A Buffalo. Toronto will send outfielder Darrell Ceciliani down to clear space on the roster. The Jays...
Via Today's Knuckleball
9 hours ago

Blue Jays Mediocrity Wasn’t Ricciardi’s Fault

Toronto Blue Jays fans adore Edwin Encarnacion’s “Edwing”, and undoubtedly will never let go of the  Bautista bat-flip heard around the world. Two players acquired an executive who is loathed so strongly, fans and journalists alike will not even accredit the acquisitions of the aforementioned players to the rightful owner. The decision maker was J.P. Ricciardi, and the purpose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Keri: Saunders’ free agent stock more compelling than Bautista

MLB writer Jonah Keri discusses what he believes a declining Jose Bautista could get on the open market, and says Michael Saunders’ stock in free agency is more compelling and hard to predict.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Reason for Drew Storen’s Turnaround May Be a Simple Move on the Rubber

It’s been a tale of two seasons for Drew Storen. He entered the 2016 campaign as one of the Blue Jays’ highly-regarded bullpen pieces. But it didn’t take long for Storen to tumble down the depth chart and remove himself from high leverage situations. Ever since his low point back at the end of April, Drew Storen has very quietly turned his season around. In his first 9 games...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
17 hours ago

How Well Has Toronto Been Using the 25th Roster Spot?

Toronto’s recent series against the Philadelphia Phillies saw the appearance of a familiar face: Jimmy Paredes. The Blue Jays claimed Paredes off waivers from the Orioles on May 16, only to designate him for assignment on the 30th and ship him to Philadelphia on June 1st. After notching a .886 OPS in his 17 Blue Jay at bats, Paredes was traded for cash considerations. When Paredes...
Via BP Toronto
18 hours ago

2016 REL Dynasty League Update: Week 12

After seemingly 12 weeks of status quo, we finally have a new leader in one of our REL divisions! The Toronto Blue Jays hot off a streaking week 11 took the AL lead by 1.5 Pts following a 5-point surge last night. Right in time for the weekly update! The Blue Jays offense has been red hot, so this massive streak the past few weeks makes sense. Over on the NL side, the Nats...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

D-backs' win streak curtailed by 3 Blue Jays' home runs

TORONTO -- Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion and Troy Tulowitzki added solo shots as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 5-2 victory on Wednesday. With the win, the Blue Jays earned a split of the two-game interleague series. Arizona came into its fifth-ever game in Toronto on an 8-2 run that featured six...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pillar developed high threshold for pain as a kid

Kevin Pillar explains to Barry Davis his threshold for pain, and why he always sacrifices his body to make each and every play.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar looks like he tries to go through the wall on this ridiculous catch

The spectacular has become somewhat routine for Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar. Tuesday night, the fearless Pillar added to his highlight reel.In the top of the fourth inning, Pillar robbed Peter O'Brien of extra bases. Pillar raced back to the wall and leaped to make a backhanded catch right before crashing into the wall.The effort earned a tip of the cap from Jays...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

D'backs beat Blue Jays 4-2 for 5th straight win

TORONTO (AP) Yasmany Tomas and Peter O'Brien homered, Patrick Corbin threw 6 1/3 solid innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. The Blue Jays stranded seven runners and wasted a strong outing from Marco Estrada (5-3). The right-hander held Arizona to two hits and struck out eight in six innings, walking three...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista expected to miss at least two weeks with turf toe

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has been diagnosed with turf toe on his left foot and is expected to be out for at least two more weeks, manager John Gibbons told reporters Tuesday.Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday after crashing into the right-field wall in Philadelphia trying to chase down a fly ball. The Jays outfielder will rehab in Florida, and be...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Saunders Has Been the Blue Jays’ Best Hitter

Josh Donaldson is a superstar. There’s not really any agreed-upon definition of what a superstar is or isn’t, but there are certain obvious candidates, and Donaldson is among them. He hasn’t been the Blue Jays’ best hitter. Jose Bautista is probably also a superstar. He’s aging, sure, but he’s terrifying. He hasn’t been the Blue Jays’ best hitter, either. Edwin Encarnacion...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Marco Estrada is a master of deception

When the Toronto Blue Jays traded first baseman Adam Lind to the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for starting pitcher Marco Estrada following the 2014 season, the deal seemed to be less about the value of attaining Estrada given his 4.35 career ERA and more to do with dumping Lind’s salary. Little did the Blue Jays know they were acquiring the ace of their staff and one of the most...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson’s Other Amazing Skill

Josh Donaldson is a remarkable player. You probably already knew that, given that he’s the reigning AL MVP. But when you think of Josh Donaldson, you probably think of him crushing a baseball, as he’s turned himself into one of the best hitters in baseball. Or maybe you think of him making an amazing play in the field, as he’s also one of the best defensive third baseman in...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays spotlight: Josh Donaldson

Josh Donaldson has been simply amazing since joining the Toronto Blue Jays. He is the reigning American League MVP and has continued to show fans and critics that his ability is here to stay. So far through the 2016 Major League Baseball season, Donaldson is batting .278 with 17 home runs, 46 runs batted in and a league-leading 60 runs scored. Josh Donaldson is easily the most well...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thanks dad, from the Toronto Blue Jays

He was their coach, their confidante, their playmate and their inspiration. The Toronto Blue Jays thank their dads and everyone's dads for being their loving guide through life.
Via SportsNetCanada
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays activate Tulowitzki from DL

BALTIMORE (AP) Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been activated from the 15-day disabled list after missing three weeks with a leg injury. Tulowitzki was in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles. It's been a difficult season for the five-time All-Star, who was batting only .204 with eight homers and 23 RBIs before going on the DL on May 28...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays' Michael Saunders slugs three home runs versus Orioles

The Toronto Blue Jays are loaded with power. It’s not a tremendous surprise that one of their hitters went deep three times in a single game. But the name of that hitter is somewhat unexpected. Michael Saunders recorded the baseball ‘hat trick’ — connecting on a trio of home runs and totaling a career-high eight runs batted in as the Blue Jays crushed the Baltimore Orioles...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista lands on disabled list after jamming toe on outfield wall

All-Star slugger Jose Bautista was in the middle of another standout campaign for the Toronto Blue Jays, but then he ran into a wall. Literally. The Blue Jays placed Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a big toe strain, they announced on Friday. Jose Bautista has been placed on 15-day DL due to a big toe strain. —...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Watch Kevin Pillar Play Defense

A good way to get smart people to mock you on the internet is to make a big deal about small sample defensive metrics. There are actually a lot things for which people on the internet will mock you, but that’s definitely one of them. For instance, imagine someone told you that Kevin Pillar is the best defender in baseball because his 2016 UZR/150 is 41.3! That assertion would...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays appear to be back on track after putting a dent in AL East

The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be back on track, and all it took was facing off against the tough American League East. In late May, the Blue Jays appeared to be in trouble. Despite getting mostly excellent pitching performances from their starting rotation, the bullpen and the club’s notoriously powerful offense wasn’t producing at a level needed to compete in what’s often...
Via The Outside Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Arrest report released for Blue Jays fan's field run from three years ago

Toronto police apparently didn’t have much love for the Blue Jays three years ago. Back in 2013, a Toronto Blue Jays fan named Joe decided to run on the field at the Rogers Centre during a live game and was ultimately tackled and arrested. The police officers that filed the arrest report didn’t try to hammer Joe in the situation, instead, they sympathized with him. In their...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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