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Troy Tulowitzki expected back in Blue Jays lineup tonight

All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki has been out of the Blue Jays lineup since being removed from Tuesday’s game with a quad injury but is expected to be back in the lineup according to Manager John Gibbons. He told MLB Network Radio, “We think we’ll have him (Tulo) back tonight. The last few days he was feeling a lot better.” On the season, the five-time All-Star has struggled...
Via Today's Knuckleball
46 minutes ago

One Tiny Fact About One Part of Michael Saunders’ Comeback

Nomar Mazara hit a 491-foot home run the other day. You’ve probably heard about it, you’ve probably seen it. If you haven’t, go check it out. Something special, that homer. Something special, that Mazara. I thought there might be a post in that homer, and there might still be, but in the midst of running some numbers on it, something else caught my eye. While looking up information...
Via Fangraphs
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays winners in Yankee Stadium showdown: Griffin

Happ outduels Sabathia and Travis chips in again in series finale.
Via Toronto Star
18 hours ago

Recap: Blue Jays 3, Yankees 1; Jays Score Enough to Get Happ the Win

It was a lefty-lefty match up between the Blue Jays and the Yankees this afternoon. The Blue Jays tried to keep the offensive momentum from last night’s game when all nine hitters in the lineup had a base hit. The Blue Jays sent J.A. Happ to the hill to face C.C. Sabathia who made just his seventh start of the season. Happ gave up an early home run to Starlin Castro, the seventh...
Via BP Toronto
18 hours ago

Blue Jays’ Biagini living the dream at Yankee Stadium

Bautista makes case to have suspension dropped, Odor ban cut to seven games.
Via Toronto Star
19 hours ago

Evaluating Jesse Chavez With Something New

A lot of bandwidth has been used on this site talking about the Jays’ bullpen struggles this season. Recent articles have found some good amidst the Jays’ relief core, which has been somewhere between a combustible gas can and a roaring tire fire so far this season. Save for Roberto Osuna, who remains awesome. Somewhere between the complete domination of Osuna and the hopeless...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Devon Travis Means Everything to the Toronto Blue Jays

May 5, 2015, the Toronto Blue Jays sat at 13-16, 3 games under .500 and everyone had given up hope on their playoff aspirations. On that same day the Blue Jays called up Chris Colabello, who was just named International League Player of the Week and had been successful at AAA. Colabello ended up hitting .321 last season with 15 home runs and 54 RBI’s and was a spark for the team...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista foul ball gives beer shower to Yankees fans (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista hit a foul ball into the left field stands at Yankee Stadium during Thursday night's game that hit someone's beer and caused the nearby fans to get showered. It appeared that a woman holding her beer may have been distracted by nearby fans holding their arms up to catch the ball. We feel bad not only for her, because we know that was an expensive...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 13: The Unwritten Rules of Ejections

Greg and Chris discuss all the John Gibbons ejections and how they all fit in with the unwritten rules of the game, returns to health from Devon Travis (he’s back!) and Aaron Loup, the odd Blue Jays offense, and Michael Saunders. They then answer a bunch listener mail, give out a gold star to Demarlo Hale, and discuss the potential of signing recently DFA’d Brian Matusz. Podcast...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Devon Travis > Goins/Barney Travesty

Devon Travis was activated from the DL yesterday (1-for-4, 1 run).  Be interesting to see what he can do in his return from shoulder surgery.  Shoulder surgery never really stopped anyone from doing well before.  "Yes, Michael Brantley?  Ask your question.  Okay, if you're not going to ask your question, at least put your arm down.  You can't put down your arm?  Oh."  The...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin: Cool to have two Canadians hit homers in same inning

Russell Martin felt something good in batting practice and boy did it ever translate in the game on Wednesday when he and Michael Saunders combined to make team history.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays GM: John Gibbons is ‘absolutely part of the solution’

At 22-25 and in last place in the American League East, the Toronto Blue Jays are one of baseball’s most disappointing teams. But general manager Ross Atkins does not see manager John Gibbons as part of the problem. Actually, the Blue Jays front office has the exact opposite feeling. #BlueJays GM Ross Atkins voiced support for mgr John Gibbons and coaching staff, telling me...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Biagini: Major league pants are the coolest

Blue Jays hilarious reliever Joe Biagini gets serious with Jeff Blair for a minute or so, and also talks about the great MLB pants and his great off-day in New York with a special lady.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sluggers at top of order fizzle as Blue Jays lose to Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) Pushing their best hitters to the top of the batting order has not worked out yet for the Toronto Blue Jays. Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion combined to go 1 for 10 in Tuesday night's 6-0 loss to the New York Yankees, leaving them with a .224 batting average (13 for 58) and 11 RBIs in five games since manager John Gibbons shuffled his lineup....
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson slams MLB over beanball culture

As the reigning American League MVP and the Toronto Blue Jays’ best player, Josh Donaldson is usually the prime target when opposing teams want to plunk a Jays player for whatever reason. On Sunday, Donaldson was nearly hit twice by the Minnesota Twins, and he blasted MLB for not protecting players from beanballs following the game. “Major League Baseball has to do something...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Gibbons ejected for third time this week

Professionally, it’s been a rough week for Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, who was ejected for the third time this week. Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes threw behind reigning AL MVP Josh Donaldson. The Twins were possibly upset with Donaldson for staring towards their dugout after a home run in the first inning. When Gibbons came out to argue that Hughes should be...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Donaldson happy to bounce back after ejection

Josh Donaldson talks with Barry Davis about an impressive game at the plate and in the field a day after being ejected.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays open to trading Drew Storen

Drew Storen’s tenure in Toronto may end up being a short one. According to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun, the Blue Jays have informed other teams that the reliever is available in a trade. Storen was moved to the Blue Jays in the offseason and hasn’t had the best go of it thus far. He’s given up four home runs in 15 innings with a 7.80 ERA, and his velocity is down significantly...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rougned Odor cancels "punch photo" autograph session

Rougned Odor will be serving a suspension at some point for his right hook to Jose Bautista’s face, but he had been poised to make a nice payday out of the ordeal, too. Odor had been set to have an autograph session at a Frisco, Texas store in which customers could pay $99 to have the Rangers second baseman autograph a photo of his punch. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Odor gets free BBQ for life thanks to Bautista punch

Rougned Odor will never go hungry again — as long as he does not mind Texas barbecue. The Fort Worth restaurant Heim Barbecue is promising the Rangers second baseman free food for life in recognition of his nasty right hook to Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista’s face. The restaurant’s owner, Travis Heim, told the local NBC affiliate his restaurant is embracing Odor. They...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista gets standing ovation from Blue Jays fans

The Blue Jays returned home from Texas for a series against the Rays and what awaited Jose Bautista was an extremely warm welcome. Bautista was, of course, involved in an incident with Rougned Odor during Sunday’s game against the Rangers in which Bautista was punched in the face by a wicked right hook. After the game, the Blue Jays slugger admitted Odor got him pretty good, but...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista gets punched as Rangers and Blue Jays brawl

The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers have not been fans of each other ever since outfielder Jose Bautista’s bat-flipping antics in Game 5 of the ALDS. The Rangers were long expected to plunk the Jays slugger this season as retaliation. That happened today and then some. Rangers pitcher Matt Bush plunked Bautista to lead off the eighth inning of today’s matchup. Later in the...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rangers, Blue Jays get into bench-clearing brawl

If you were wondering when the Texas Rangers would enact revenge on the Toronto Blue Jays for the Jose Bautista bat flip, Sunday afternoon was the time. And, boy, was it a doozy. Texas reliever Matt Bush hit Bautista with a pitch that sent the Toronto slugger to first. Then, a ground ball went in the direction of Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, who tossed it to Rougned Odor...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Worrisome Trend for Troy Tulowitzki

Among the many surprises of the 2016 season, the fact that the Blue Jays struggling offense is being carried by good performances from their starting rotation has to rank near the top of the list. Toronto bashed their way to the postseason last year, but with Russell Martin (.185 wOBA) and Ryan Goins (.198 wOBA) giving the team absolutely nothing at the plate this year, the bottom...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Has Gone Full Edwin Encarnacion

Nothing about Josh Donaldson being great is surprising anymore. There was the late-career breakout in 2012, and then confirmation that the breakout was real in 2013/14. And then, of course, he won the Most Valuable Player award in 2015. We love stories about unexpected rises to prominence more than anything else, and that’s true within baseball and outside of it. Once a player...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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