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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Marcus Stroman gets delayed at airport, live tweets the whole thing

There are few things more frustrating than getting delayed at the airport and having to wait it out.Marcus Stroman had one of those days on Thursday.After pitching in a rehab game with the Lansing Lugnuts, Stroman was looking forward to getting back to the Toronto Blue Jays for the first time this season.That didn't go as planned.Instead, he was delayed at the airport, live tweeting...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman dazzles in rehab start, continues to make amazing recovery

When Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos announced Marcus Stroman would miss all of 2015 with a torn ACL, the collective hearts of the Blue Jays fanbase sunk. The first-round pick in 2012 was coming off a dazzling rookie season, serving as a bright spot amidst a lost season, when he won 11 games in 20 starts (26 appearances) with a 3.65 ERA and 2.84 FIP. The 5’8″...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Josh Donaldson Scores On Infield Sacrifice Fly

Josh Donaldson is having a heck of a season. If he doesn't get some kind of hardware at the end of the season it will be an injustice to the game. He put his talents on display again Wednesday night when he took an ordinary play and made it rather extraordinary. It should have been one out--Troy Tulowitzki's pop fly to second--and that was it. Conventional wisdom says that tagging...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is this Josh Donaldson's year to win MVP?

There's no point for me to cover Josh Donaldson versus Mike Trout in regards to the American League Most Valuable Player race. Though, there is plenty to look over in regards to Donaldson himself. Remember 2013? At the age of 27, he arrived in grand fashion for the Oakland Athletics—ultimately finishing fourth in MVP voting behind Miguel Cabrera, Mike Trout, and Chris Davis. I...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Goins: Another reason we'll never understand baseball

So, I’m browsing around Twitter. I’m not looking for anything in particular, but then something catches my eye. It isn’t a tweet — it’s a trend, based on a series of tweets, happening somewhere outside of my circle. You know how trends work. The thing I saw Tuesday evening: I’m not unaccustomed to seeing baseball topics pop up over there. They tend to mirror the ongoing...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' historic August made baseball fun again in Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays ended July in a situation that fans were all too familiar with. The club was two games over .500, six games back of the AL East and undefined as whether they were true contenders or would fade away in the season’s final two months, which the team had a habit of doing in the past. Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos decided it was time to go all-in at the trade...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardy Show 108: Clutchlings vs Blue Jays From Away

My dear friend, Baseball Hot Corners own and the founder of Clutchlings Doug Fox made his Cardy Show hosting debut speaking with another dear friend of the show Jay Blue from Blue Jays From Away. Doug and Jay have extensive experience covering the Toronto Blue Jays organization and they discuss it in depth for the hour. There is great prospect analysis and discussion and overall...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Revere Leading Off

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 263, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) talk about some hitter values and play a game of real or fake. Topics include: How Ben Revere hitting lead-off for the Blue Jays will impact his value Why we hope Manny Machado gains SS eligibility Whether Carlos Martinez will tire down the...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Meh on Mark Shapiro’s Move to Toronto

It’s not that I don’t care. Actually, I care immensely and if I have a fault concerning the Indians, it’s that I care too much. But I’ve been asked since the news broke a couple weeks ago that Mark Shapiro was under consideration to become the new president of the Toronto Blue Jays if I thought this was a good thing or a bad thing for the Indians. The Indians and Shapiro...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays would 'love' to keep general manager Anthopoulos

TORONTO -- The ownership of the Toronto Blue Jays said Monday it would "love" to keep general manager Alex Anthopoulos and has been in discussions about extending his contract. The news comes on the day Rogers Communications announced the hiring of Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro to become team president. He replaces Paul Beeston, who is retiring at the end of the season...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians president Mark Shapiro jumps to same role in Toronto

The rumors first started about August 21st that Indians president Mark Shapiro could be headed to Toronto and now, it appears that it will in fact be the case. The Blue Jays’ current president Paul Beeston, who has been with the team in some capacity since 1976, was nearly forced out in the previous off-season, ending with the announcement that he would retire at the end of the...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
5 days 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
6 days 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
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
18 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
20 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
20 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
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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