BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Angels outfielder robs Jose Bautista with a jaw-dropping diving catch

Via FOX Sports
1 hour ago

Blue Jays Place Troy Tulowitzki On 10-Day DL

April continues to be a nightmare for the 4-12 Blue Jays, who have lost another regular to the disabled list. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki will miss at least 10 days on account of a strained right hamstring, per the Associated Press. Tulowitzki joins third baseman Josh Donaldson, right-hander Aaron Sanchez and left-hander J.A. Happ on the shelf. Injuries have long been an issue for...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
13 hours ago

Dunedin frets over the future of the Blue Jays

The Jays' annual spring trek reportedly generated more than $70 million in local economic activity last year for the Florida town.
Via Toronto Star
19 hours ago

I Fell Asleep Watching the Jays Game and Woke Up Just in Time for Them Not to Totally Blow It

West Coast baseball is always weird for the Blue Jays. Whenever the clock strikes 12:00am in the Eastern time zone and the Jays are on the road, strange things start to happen. Like any well-intentioned Blue Jays fan, I settled in on Friday night for some late night baseball with the aim of watching the entire game. I lasted about 90 minutes before falling asleep. But luckily, I...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Is a Fire Sale on the Horizon?

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Blue Jays in deep when starting pitchers go down: Griffin

The Jays don’t have enough prospects to deal for rotation help like in years past, after season of unusually good health among the starting five.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

Mets Select Mat Latos, Designate Ty Kelly

The Blue Jays announced today that infielder Ty Kelly was designated for assignment. His roster spot will go to righty Mat Latos, whose pending call-up was reported recently. The 28-year-old Kelly was only just acquired from the Mets through a waiver claim. He was optioned to Triple-A upon landing with the Toronto organization, and only got into two games of action before this latest...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

WATCH: Rays fan confused Ian Kinsler, Tigers by yelling ‘I got it!’

Very few fans have been showing up to Tampa Bay Rays games this season, but the ones who do are creating one heck of a home field advantage for their team.In their 8-7 loss to Tampa on Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers allowed two very catchable fly balls to fall between them in the outfield during the game’s first three innings. Both happened when second baseman Ian Kinsler ranged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

3 Things to Watch for in the Blue Jays Series vs. Anaheim

Written by Matt Gwin and Dave Church The Blue Jays Rotation “Depth” is Here Entering the season, FanGraphs ranked the Blue Jays starting rotation 16th best in all of baseball. This was a topic of much discussion, so striking that a reporter asked John Gibbons about it at a presser during Spring Training. His response? While dismissive, Gibbons’ response was largely justified...
Via BP Toronto
2 days ago

WATCH: Estrada: The first few weeks shouldn't happen to a team like this

Marco Estrada talks about why the Red Sox lineup is a tough out and why it is hard to explain the Blue Jays slow start.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bautista focusing on keeping it simple when at bat

Jose Bautista talks about what he needs to do to get back on track and why he needs to keep it simple.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pregame Notes 4/19/17 Boston Red Sox vs Toronto Blue Jays l Powered By CLNS Radio

Nick Quaglia breaks down tonight's Red Sox matchup with divisional foes, the Toronto Blue Jays as they get set to play game 2 of this 3 game series. 
Via YouTube
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: What Shulman would do if he were Blue Jays manager

Blue Jays voice Dan Shulman believes John Gibbons can’t do much for this current team, but tweak the lineup here and there, starting with giving Ezequiel Carrera, a true energy guy, a larger role.
Via SportsNetCanada
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Donaldson expected to miss 2-4 weeks

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, Toronto Blue Jays’ MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson could be out for 2-4 weeks with a recurring calf issue.Jon Morosi recently told MLB Network Donaldson would more than likely be placed on the disabled list. While we weren’t sure of the length of the time he would spend on the list, this is not quite what we were expecting.Calf injuries...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Takeaways from the Toronto Blue Jays rough second week

The Toronto Blue Jays followed up their rough first week of the season with an equally bad second week.  The Jays once again went 1-5 to fall to 2-10 on the year.  There is still 150 games left on the season, but anyone can see that the Jays are not playing well.  On top of that, there was even more bad news as Aaron Sanchez and Josh Donaldson were put on the 10 day DL and JA...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays finally won their second game

The Toronto Blue Jays have been dreadful all season. The Jays were tabbed as postseason contenders to start the season, and they have looked like bottom feeders of the American League. Things almost got really bad last night, as Roberto Osuna blew the save in the top of the ninth, but luckily for him and the Jays, Kendrys Morales blasted a walk off home run to seal the victory. There...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What is wrong with the Toronto Blue Jays offense?

It’s no secret that the Toronto Blue Jays are struggling so far this season.  Coming into Saturday, the Jays were 1-9 and had lost seven in a row.  It took a Kendrys Morales walk-off home run to overcome a blown save by recently returned closer Roberto Osuna, just to win game number two.  It’s not like they are getting blown out consistently.  On the contrary, they are in...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez scouts opponents using MLB The Show

Video games are more and more realistic. Gone are the days of 8-bit video games (especially now that Nintendo discontinued it) and now we have games that eerily look real life.For Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez, he’s not only on the Canadian cover of MLB The Show but he’s a serious gamer. MLB The Show is so realistic that Sanchez uses it to study opponents to help himself...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson likely to be placed on 10-day disabled list

Here’s something fantasy owners and fans were dreading.Toronto Blue Jays MVP third baseman Josh Donaldson will more than likely be placed on the disabled list following a recurring injury in his calf. He has been dealing with the injury since last weekend and strained it once again Thursday night after rounding first base and began limping towards second.At the moment, it doesn’t...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki’s 3-year-old son swings a mean bat

Between the Griffeys, Boones, Alous, and Bonds to name a few, baseball has long been a sport where family lines have found success. Could the Tulowitzki family be the next to join the crowd?Troy Tulowitzki has a 3-year-old son Taz who looks pretty awesome given his age.Take a look at this clip shared by SportsNet Canada of Taz taking some swings at Rogers Centre: That’s a pretty...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Donaldson Leaves Game With Injury

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson left Sunday’s game versus the Tampa Bay Rays with a calf injury. The Blue Jays have said that Donaldson should be available for Tuesday’s game. One thing is for certain; it’s not good news for a Blue Jays team that has struggled during the first week of the 2017 season with Donaldson being one of the lone bright spots. The 31-year old has...
Via The Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 17 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on the 20-80 scouting scale by which...
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Upton Jr. drawing little interest from teams

The Toronto Blue Jays elected to release outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., and it doesn’t sound like there’s a lot of immediate interest in his services.The Detroit Tigers are one team who could see the need for another outfielder, and while general manager Al Avila said the team would look into Upton, it doesn’t sound like they’re going to push hard for him. Another team short...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign manager John Gibbons to extension

Just a day before the 2017 MLB regular season kicks off, the Toronto Blue Jays have announced that manager John Gibbons has agreed to a two-year extension with a team option for the 2020 season. In no way should it come as a surprise that Toronto would want to extend Gibbons. He’s led the Jays to the American League Championship Series in each of the past two seasons, posting a...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Forecasts Too Pessimistic About the Blue Jays’ Rotation?

Paul Sporer and I were responsible for providing the starting-rotation installments of last week’s positional power rankings, posts which you can access here and here. One of the interesting things I took from the exercise was the absence of the Toronto Blue Jays from the top 15 of those rankings. Blue Jays starters led the American League in ERA (3.64) last season. If you prefer...
Via Fangraphs
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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