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Blue Bird Banter Aug 13, 2017
What are the Blue Jays doing with J.P. Howell?

What are the Blue Jays doing with J.P. Howell?

Suffice to say it's not been a good season when an xFIP of 5.46 is the best stat you can point to for a pitcher. J.P. Howell certainly hasn't been what the Blue Jays were hoping for when they signed him this winter. While that's unfortunate, it's also not a big deal, they hit on Joe Smith and whiffed on Howell, and even a 50% hit rate works out for the team. He hit the disabled list in early June, and started a rehab assignment in Buffalo in early July that had it gone the full 30 days, could have extended into early August. He wasn't terribly successful down there, but after the deadline...
Plain Dealer Aug 5, 2017

Did the Cleveland Indians need more help than Joe Smith at the trade deadline? Hey Hoynsie

Should the Indians have done more than add right-hander Joe Smith at Monday's trading deadline?
Blue Bird Banter Aug 2, 2017
Scouting Report on new Blue Jays Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor

Scouting Report on new Blue Jays Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor

From Brian Hemminger of Let’s Go Tribe After the Blue Jays traded Joe Smith, I talked to Brian Hemminger who writes about Cleveland’s prospect for Let's Go Tribe, about the players the Jays got back. Here is what he had to say: In Thomas Pannone, the Blue Jays are getting perhaps the most underrated prospect in the entire Cleveland Indians farm system. While former top draft picks and southpaw pitchers Brady Aiken, Rob Kaminsky and Juan Hillman have received most of the attention in the Indians prospect rankings, it’s been Pannone who has put up the best overall results of any...
Jays Journal Aug 2, 2017

Blue Jays: What to do about the outfield picture

With the Blue Jays adding Nori Aoki to the 40 man roster, they now have five outfielders on the big league roster, How do you manage that many? The Blue Jays made a pair of deals on Monday’s trade deadline, sending Joe Smith to Cleveland, and Francisco Liriano to the Houston Astros. The latter deal […] Blue Jays: What to do about the outfield picture - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Plain Dealer Aug 1, 2017
Joe Smith elated about Cleveland Indians homecoming: 'I have no idea how I got this lucky'

Joe Smith elated about Cleveland Indians homecoming: 'I have no idea how I got this lucky'

"It's a perfect storm," he said. "I have no idea how I got this lucky and how it happened, but I couldn't be happier."
KFFL Aug 1, 2017

Indians | Joe Smith added to active roster

Cleveland Indians RHP Joe Smith joined the active roster Tuesday, Aug. 1. RHP Shawn Armstrong ...
Plain Dealer Aug 1, 2017
What do you think of the Cleveland Indians' trade for Joe Smith?

What do you think of the Cleveland Indians' trade for Joe Smith?

Cleveland added reliever Joe Smith on Monday at the trade deadline. What do you think?
Jays Journal Aug 1, 2017

The Newest Blue Jay: A First Look at Thomas Pannone

The newest Blue Jay, Thomas Pannone, has been flying under the radar.  That may be about to change. The Jays’ trade of Joe Smith for Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor raised a few eyebrows. After the generally favourable reaction to the Liriano trade earlier in the day, many fans were disappointed that Smith – who […] The Newest Blue Jay: A First Look at Thomas Pannone - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Aug 1, 2017

The Newest Blue Jay: A First Look at Thomas Pannone

The newest Blue Jay, Thomas Pannone, has been flying under the radar.  That may be about to change. The Jays’ trade of Joe Smith for Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor raised a few eyebrows. After the generally favourable reaction to the Liriano trade earlier in the day, many fans were disappointed that Smith – who […] The Newest Blue Jay: A First Look at Thomas Pannone - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Aug 1, 2017

Blue Jays: Like them or not, this front office has been savvy

The Blue Jays’ front office made a pair of moves at Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline, sending Francisco Liriano to Houston, and Joe Smith to Cleveland. It wasn’t quite as busy as some people expected, but the Blue Jays were busy on the final day before the non-waiver trade deadline. They started things off by sending […] Blue Jays: Like them or not, this front office has been savvy - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Aug 1, 2017

Blue Jays never asked Jose Bautista to waive no-trade clause

The Toronto Blue Jays made two moves on deadline day shipping pitchers Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith to contenders for the playoff push, it came to light after the deadline that the Blue Jays never approached Jose Bautista about waiving his 10/5 no-trade clause. General Manager Ross Atkins spoke to the media after the deadline passed […] Blue Jays never asked Jose Bautista to waive no-trade clause - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jul 31, 2017

Blue Jays: You should be optimistic for Teoscar Hernandez

Another (non-waiver) trade deadline has passed for the Toronto Blue Jays and for the first time in 2 seasons, they didn’t add to the major league team which was an obvious move given where they are in the standings. Instead, the Blue Jays moved two pitchers in Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith both of whom […] Blue Jays: You should be optimistic for Teoscar Hernandez - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Jul 31, 2017
Blue Jays watch contenders load up at trade deadline: Griffin

Blue Jays watch contenders load up at trade deadline: Griffin

Yankees and Royals American League’s big winners with impact deals, while Jays take the easy route by adding Nori Aoki and prospects for Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith. But wait till next year.
Akron Beacon Journal Jul 31, 2017

Indians trade for Blue Jays reliever Joe Smith; Josh Tomlin placed on 10-day DL

The Indians made a single move at the non-waiver trade deadline, and it’s aimed at bolstering arguably baseball’s best bullpen.The Indians reached an agreement on Monday with the Toronto Blue Jays for right-handed reliever Joe Smith. In exchange for Smith, the Indians are sending two prospects — left-handed pitcher Thomas Pannone of the RubberDucks and infielder Samad Taylor — to the Blue Jays.Reliever Perci Garner of the RubberDucks was designated for assignment to make room for Smith on the 40-man roster.Smith, 33, will be making a return to Cleveland after he spent parts of five...
Blue Bird Banter Jul 31, 2017
J.P. Howell activated, Brett Oberholtzer selected to replenish Blue Jays’ post-deadline roster

J.P. Howell activated, Brett Oberholtzer selected to replenish Blue Jays’ post-deadline roster

Troy Tulowitzki now in a cast. The Blue Jays have activated reliever J.P. Howell from the disabled list and selected the contract of lefty Brett Oberholtzer from the Bisons in order to replenish their roster after trading Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith at the non-waiver deadline. Howell, who like Smith signed a $3-million one-year deal with Toronto, has only pitched in 8.2 innings for the Blue Jays, giving up 12 hits and 7 walks, leading to 8 earned runs. His last three outings came in blowouts. He has been on the DL with a shoulder ailment twice this year, the latest stint starting in...

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