BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays greats recall their most memorable hits

With the Blue Jays honouring some of the franchise’s greatest hitters before Sunday’s game, we asked a few of them to recall the most memorable hits of their careers.
Via Toronto Star
17 hours ago

Recap: Red Sox 5, Blue Jays 3; Floyd Fails in 11th

It’s safe to say that no game, since the home opener, this season began with more positive energy than this one. Coming in with a 7-2 record since the disastrous three-game sweep at home by the Rays, which  was surely the “gut check” moment of the season so far, the 2015 confidence was back in play. Even so, the exuberance had to be tempered a bit by the knowledge that RA...
Via BP Toronto
18 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Roberto Osuna is dominating

Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna has been lights out so far this season. Osuna was rewarded the closing duty over the newly acquired Drew Storen before the season began. Jays manager John Gibbons has clearly made the right decision in choosing Osuna over Storen. Roberto Osuna is entering play today with a 1.23 ERA and .73 WHIP over 22 innings. Osuna has also converted 11 of...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Blue Jays: “It’s Early” Works Both Ways

Regardless of whether or not you subscribe to the “it’s early” mantra that so many hopeful fans evoke when their team beings a season below expectations, there is likely little dissent amongst Blue Jays fans that the first fifty games have, as a whole, been both disappointing and frustrating.  With memories of bat flips all but faded and an objectively much deeper team to...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Blue Jays show some moxie in taking down Bosox: DiManno

For Toronto, it must have been a bit like looking in the rear-view mirror and seeing themselves from last summer — the team that just kept coming, no opposition lead safe, tons of testosterone in their bats.
Via Toronto Star
1 day ago

WATCH: Travis on winning hit: I was running for my life

Devon Travis talks about his walk-off hit that gave the Toronto Blue Jays a big win over the Boston Red Sox.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Martin happy that hitting is coming around

Russell Martin talks about his hitting coming around and his clutch hitting against the Boston Red Sox.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bautista reacts to his suspension being upheld

Jose Bautista talks with the media about his suspension being upheld by the MLB.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays activate Devon Travis from the disabled list

It has been nearly 10 months since Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis last played in a big-league uniform. That’s all about to change tonight, as he’ll make his season debut at Yankee Stadium in hopes to provide a boost to a lineup that’s struggling to score runs. During his rehab assignment, Travis collected 11 hits, including four doubles, in 36 at-bats between...
Via isportsweb.com
4 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays need more out of their messy bullpen

Entering the 2016 season, the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen seemed to be in fairly good shape. Returning to the club was the hard-throwing closer Roberto Osuna and the criminally underrated lefty Brett Cecil, both of whom helped the club’s bullpen finish 12th in the league with a 3.50 ERA. Toronto wanted to further solidify the pen and appeared to do so after acquiring Drew Storen...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar makes sensational diving catch

With the Toronto Blue Jays holding a 3-1 lead over the Twins in the fifth inning Sunday, Brian Dozier ripped a ball into the gap in left center field - but Blue Jays centerfielder Kevin Pillar got a great jump and tracked down the ball, making a phenomenal catch to save a run. Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman couldn't believe it. 
Via Fox Sports
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
13 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
14 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
14 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
17 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
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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