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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
14 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
16 hours 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

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

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

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

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 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

WATCH: Blue Jays' Casey Janssen catches foul ball in cap

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen caught a foul ball with his cap, and made it look easy, in the bullpen during Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay.The fly ball by Rays batter Wil Myers was hit into the Blue Jays bullpen in foul territory near left field. Janssen stood up from his spot on the bench and made a great catch, and probably saved some fans in the...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melky Cabrera freaks over sound of thunder

During Wednesday night’s Blue Jays-Rays game at Tropicana Field, we saw something we don’t see too often at a domed stadium – a rain delay. Prior to the delay, a clap of thunder scared the bejeezus out of Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Yeah, I think I could watch that a time or two. As for the delay itself, it wasn’t technically a rain delay – it was caused by a block...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays could look to trade Jose Bautista in the offseason?

The Toronto Blue Jays were hoping to be a legitimate playoff contender this season, and they looked the part for the first half of the year before falling apart after the All-Star break. They currently are sitting at 69-67 and are 10 games behind the division-leading Baltimore Orioles, who have begun extending their lead in the AL East. According to a report from Nick Cafardo, the...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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