BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The 9 Best Blue Jays One Year Wonders

I pretend, at times, to be a musician. Over the years, a staple of my sets for any gig I’ll play has become a tune written and recorded by a band of brothers in 1997. It’s a catchy little ditty that went number one in 27 countries. I’m speaking, of course, of Hanson’s MMMBop. The very definition of a one-hit wonder, Hanson won the attention of music lovers everywhere, for...
Via BP Toronto
4 hours ago

Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 10: Jonah Keri and Wish Lists for Winning Streaks

Jonah Keri of Sports Illustrated, CBS, and Sportsnet stops by to talk about writing for a living, analytics on the Blue Jays broadcast, and fighting the steroid stigma. The boys also discuss booing Brett Cecil, the recent walkoff wins, Drew Storen’s resurgence, 8-man bullpens, and the brewing position battle between Ryan Goins and Darwin Barney. They also answer a bunch of listener...
Via BP Toronto
8 hours ago

WATCH: Gotta See It: Hazel Mae barely dodges Gatorade bath

Watch as while interviewing Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin Hazel Mae just barely dodges a Gatorade bath.
Via SportsNetCanada
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martin delivers winning hit, Blue Jays beat Rangers 4-3

TORONTO (AP) Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday night, their second straight last at-bat victory over the Rangers. Edwin Encarnacion singled off Tony Barnette (1-2) to begin the ninth and was replaced by pinch-runner Ezequiel Carrera. Justin Smoak walked, Troy Tulowitzki popped up and...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak gets revenge on former team

Well, the good news is the Texas Rangers didn’t let Jose Bautista beat them on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre. But they did let former Ranger Justin Smoak do the honors in a 3-1 loss in 10 innings, including a walk-off two-run jack by Smoak to end the game. Smoak, the 11th pick in the 2008 draft who debuted for the Rangers in April 2010 before being traded to Seattle that summer...
Via Today's Knuckleball
22 hours ago

Blue Jays option INF Matt Dominguez, Recall LHP Chad Girodo

The Blue Jays made a roster move following Tuesday night’s walk-off win against the Texas Rangers, sending Matt Dominguez back down to AAA Buffalo and recalling Chad Girodo to take his place. #BlueJays option Matt Dominguez and recall LHP Chad Girodo from Buffalo — Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) May 4, 2016 Girodo was optioned on April 24th for Drew Hutchison’s spot start, so...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

WATCH: Bringing in Osuna helped set up Smoak heroics

Justin Smoak was the hero, but the win was set up well before the tying marker by the Blue Jays bringing in Roberto Osuna when they did, as Gregg Zaun explains.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Smoak gets Gatorade shower after hitting walk-off homer

Justin Smoak smoked a game tying homer in the ninth and then a walk-off dinger in extras to give the Toronto Blue Jays a timely win, and his teammates thanked him by giving him a Gatorade shower.
Via SportsNetCanada
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Texas visits Toronto, site of wild playoff game

A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday: --- FLIPPY Jose Bautista and the Toronto Blue Jays welcome Texas to town for the first time since their raucous Game 5 of the AL Division Series. That decisive matchup at Rogers Centre last October included Bautista's high-flying bat flip, a couple of angry confrontations and fans throwing debris. FAMILIAR FACE Giants...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Great, Good, Bad, and Ugly Of The Toronto Blue Jays April

J.A Happ has been phenomenal through April in his 2nd stint in Toronto 2016 really was the most anticipated seasons for the Toronto Blue Jays since the glory days of the early 90’s. We know what happened twice back then. The 2015 edition of the Toronto Blue Jays caught the attention of the entire country of Canada for 4 months. It was pretty magical and even after being eliminated...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello on suspension: ‘I cried and cried and cried’

Major League Baseball last Friday announced that Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Chis Colabello had been banned 80 games for testing positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, an anabolic steroid sold under the name Turinabol. In an exclusive interview this week with Sportsnet, Colabello details the devastating impact learning he’d tested positive for a performance-enhancing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays lost another game on a bizarre baserunning blunder

The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten off to a slow start this season. They're just 10-11, third in the AL East -- which only has two teams above .500. They're an uber-talented team with arguably the best lineup in baseball, but the Blue Jays can't seem to get out of their own way.That's both in a figurative and literal sense.Toronto lost a game in unconventional fashion yet again on...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rogers’ ownership clouds Blue Jays coverage

The Toronto Blue Jays have exploded onto the scene in the United States since ending their long playoff drought in 2015, but beyond the storylines of Jose Bautista, Josh Donaldson, Marcus Stroman and the rest of their superstar lineup is their ownership with one of Canada’s largest sports broadcasters. A relationship that often leads to frustrations amongst the fanbase and the...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Strange Silence; Anthony Alford

The Dunedin Blue Jays and Anthony Alford had a lot going for him in making his way up and out of class A baseball in Dunedin. With Alford being one the Toronto Blue Jays top prospects we should be expecting a big year out of this man. However, that all changed on opening day, April 7th. After taking a walk and stealing second base in the 6th, he scored on a single by Jonathan...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Rickard hits ball through Josh Donaldson’s glove (Video)

Uncertain to make the roster when spring training began, Joey Rickard has been a pleasant surprise for the Orioles early on this season. On Thursday, he made quite an impression on reigning American League MVP Josh Donaldson, or more specifically, his glove. In the bottom of the first inning, Rickard lined a pitch toward third base. It looked for all the world Donaldson would make...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson literally has a hole in his glove after this hot smash

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson garnered his first MVP and Silver Slugger awards last season, but he's still searching for his first Gold Glove. The glove he was using Thursday will not be the one that helps him nab that defensive award.Donaldson tried to corral this bullet off the bat of Orioles outfielder Joey Richard, but his glove died in the attempt. The hot smash...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marco Estrada on Spin, Speed Differential, and Simplicity

Marco Estrada is notable in several respects. The 32-year-old Blue Jays right-hander has elite spin rate and perceived rise on his four-seam fastball. He also has a bugs-bunny changeup; last year, the speed differential between his heater and his change was the most extreme among qualified pitchers. His BABIP is routinely well below average. He’s also coming off a career-best season...
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Biagini: Playfully Irreverent Rule-5 Blue Jay

Baseball has had its share of colorful characters over the years. Yogi Berra, Bo Belinsky, Bill “Spaceman” Lee, Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. The list goes on and on. Now we have Joe Biagini. The 25-year-old former 26th-round pick is pitching out of the Blue Jays bullpen after making the team as a Rule 5 pick out of the Giants organization. His personality might best be described...
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Wright sends Chris Colabello gift after beaning him

Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello was hit in the helmet by a Steven Wright fastball on Sunday, and the Red Sox pitcher went above and beyond in his apology. Wright sent Colabello a large bottle of liquor to atone for his accidental beanball. “Steven decided that he was going to send over a gift,” Colabello said Monday via the Associated Press as he showed reporters the liquor...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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