Even the most optimistic Blue Jays pundit would have a hard time appreciating what’s happened so far in the Blue Jays offseason. While the recent return of Jose Bautista was a public relations balm, it’s been a net negative for the boys in blue, with Edwin Encarnacion, Michael Saunders, and Brett Cecil having skipped town, leaving holes in the lineup and the bullpen. While...
Via BP Toronto
3 hours ago
The Blue Jays claimed Juan Graterol and signed Gregorio Petit.
Via Toronto Star
18 hours ago
The Blue Jays announced on Monday that they’ve claimed catcher Juan Graterol off waivers from the Angels and designated right-hander Leonel Campos for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The 27-year-old Graterol will give the Blue Jays a potential option to back up Russell Martin in 2017, as the team lacks a clear option right now. A.J. Jimenez is the top internal...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
19 hours ago
Clinton Hollon was never the most highly publicized Blue Jays prospect in his tenure with the club. Taken in the 2nd round of the 2013 MLB draft, he was only given 40 percent of the allotted slot value because of an arm injury, which allowed the club to spread the wealth and obtain higher level prospects like Rowdy Tellez. That arm injury ended up doing him in, and he made just six...
Via BP Toronto
23 hours ago
Despite some stiff competition from the National League MVP, Josh Donaldson is still the best third baseman in MLB right now. That according to MLB Network’s “Top 10 Third Baseman Right Now”. For the second consecutive season, Donaldson topped the list as the very best player at the hot corner. Quite surprisingly, Donaldson fended off Kris Bryant for the title, but Donaldson’s...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago
Jose Bautista sits down with Hazel Mae to talk about the free agency process, fan support and how age effects how he prepares going into a new season.
After a long offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have finally signed their superstar slugger to a one-year deal with options for two extra years. The Blue Jays and Bautista seemed destined to part ways all offseason, but after a series of negotiations, the Jays brought their guy back. Bautista means everything to that franchise. He may no longer be the best player on the team (Josh...
Jose Bautista meets with the media to comment on signing a one-year deal to remain with the Toronto Blue Jays.
At first glance, the Toronto Blue Jays’ new all-red “Canadiana” uniforms look very similar to last years’. For the most part, they are. But there are subtle differences between the current and previous versions of the the Jays’ alternate reds. First off, for a team called the “Blue Jays”, there isn’t a single stitch of blue on the new alternate uniforms. Normally...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
2 days ago
Former Oriole now Blue Jay, Steve Pearce says he was pulling for Jose Bautista to re-sign in Toronto, and is excited to play with him and not against.
Joey Bats is back in Toronto. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, six-time All-Star slugger Jose Bautista has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Blue Jays. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com adds that the deal contains a pair of mutual options that could keep Bautista in Toronto through 2019. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Bautista will get...
Professional sports contracts have all sorts of different bonuses, including for difference performance related items, being on the roster on a certain date, etc. But for new Cleveland Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion, he has a bonus in his contract which isn’t necessarily new, but is quite unique in today’s sports world. Encarnacion’s three-year, $60 million contract has...
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