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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays Rumors: Is an Adam Lind trade possible?

Adam Lind has been rumored to be on the market for years, but The Toronto Sun's Bob Elliot is reporting that this could finally be the year that Lind is moved. #456693880 / gettyimages.comThe biggest knock on Lind over the past few season's is his ability to stay healthy and consistently produce. In the past three seasons, Lind has only been able to be on the field for over...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, hopeful to re-sign improved Melky, begin contract talks

The Blue Jays have begun contract talks with free-agent outfielder Melky Cabrera. Toronto is very interested in bringing back Cabrera, and is said to be willing to offer at least a three-year deal following Cabrera's fine 2014 season in Toronto. Talks are seen as preliminary thus far, but assuming no quick deal is struck, the Blue Jays plan to extend the $15.3 million qualifying...
Via Pro Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Adam Lind attracting plenty of interest

he fact that Adam Lind had the highest batting average in the game amongst left-handed hitters has not been overlooked. The Blue Jays first baseman/DH hit .354 (91-for-257) with six homers, 40 RBIs and a .942 OPS. His average was 13 points higher than Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau, the National League batting champion. So, the phones are ringing. “I hear the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

Colby Rasmus Position: Center Fielder  Bats: Left, Throws: Left  Age on Opening Day: 28 2014 Snapshot After a very productive 2013 season, Rasmus fell off a cliff this year, seeing his numbers drop across the board. The 28 year-old posted a slash line of .225/.287/.448 with a .321 wOBA and 103 wRC+ with 18 home runs in 376 plate appearances. In almost every major fielding statistic...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Dan Johnson working on a knuckleball to extend career

Years ago Dan Johnson was viewed as an up-and-coming slugger.  He was a power hitting first baseman whose bat was going to take him a long way.  But, nine years an four teams later the 35-year-old Johnson is looking for a job.  In order to extend his career, Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Johnson is working on developing his knuckle ball to keep his career going. Johnson...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ 2015 Budget and Free Agent Targets

The fact that Blue Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos has stated that none of his stars are going anywhere, it gives fans some hope that maybe there’s another kick in the can somewhere with the current core – not without some hopeful roster additions though. But how much money will Anthopoulos have to work with? Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star accurately surmised that, as of right...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthopoulos: Dialogue but no deal with Cabrera

Mere weeks stand between Melky Cabrera and the open market, and it looks as though the switch-hitting outfielder will reach free agency, as expected. “Clearly both sides right now can’t seem to get together for various reasons,” Alex Anthopoulos said on The Jeff Blair Show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Friday. Yet the Blue Jays general manager said the team has had “some conversations”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Front Office, Part 2: Alex Anthopoulos

The GM’s tenure in Toronto has been good, but a cloud of mystery has been recently cast over him and the 2014 deadline The date was October 3rd, 2009. The Toronto Blue Jays let go of General Manager (GM) J.P Ricciardi, a man who was bold and not afraid to speak his mind during his tenure as GM. In step a bright, young, understudy who is also Canadian, Alex Anthopoulos. Anthopoulos’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Daniel Norris undergoes arthroscopic elbow surgery

Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Toronto Blue Jays top pitching prospect, Daniel Norris underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery.  The procedure reportedly removed bone spurs from his elbow.Daniel Norris had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left elbow per #BlueJays. Recovery time: six weeks.— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Gamble On Anthony Alford About To Pay Off

The Toronto Blue Jays took a gamble on Anthony Alford when they selected the toolsy outfielder in the 3rd round of the 2012 Amateur Baseball Draft knowing his vested interest was playing football for Southern Mississippi University. Many teams attempted to lure the quarterback away from football as Alford was touted to be a 1st round talent but Alex Anthopoulos was not deterred....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mets Target Jose Reyes This Offseason, And What Would It Take?

Jose Reyes will go down as an all time great Met. Our first ever batting champion ranks sixth in batting average, second in runs, third in hits and of course, first in triples and stolen bases. Reyes will forever be loved by Mets fans. This offseason, the Mets could be searching for a shortstop, and SNY’s Gary Cohen would love nothing better than to see Reyes back in Flushing...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

If you are a sports reporter, calling out the universally popular Jose Bautista is probably not the way to make many friends.  Or any friends.  Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun decided against conventional wisdom to poke at the Blue Jays All-Star RF with regard to trade deadline comments.  Bautista put him in his place quickly: .@simmonssteve who are you and why are you talking...
Via Reading Between The Seams
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Five lessons learned in 2014

With the 2014 fantasy baseball season over, it’s time to take a look back on the year that was and see what lessons we can glean from the previous 162 games. With less than 190 days until Opening Day 2015, the time to start preparing is now. Here are five lessons that we learned in 2014: 1. Clayton Kershaw is in a league of his own Despite missing six or seven starts, Clayton...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Casey Janssen, Adam Lind

The Toronto Blue Jays might have a couple decisions to make this offseason including players Adam Lind and Casey Janssen, two draft picks for the Jays in the 2004 draft.#483436863 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Shi Davidi on sportsnet.ca:Together they’ve been through a build-up, a tear down and a second build-up, and now they’re facing the possibility that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
25 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
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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