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Blue Bird Banter Jul 18, 2017
Justin Smoak in 2017: What's different, and what's not

Justin Smoak in 2017: What's different, and what's not

If he's not the single most pleasant surprise for the Blue Jays in 2017, Justin Smoak is certainly right near the top of the list. At age 30, he's finally fulfilled the promise that made him the 11th overall pick in the 2008 draft. Even more fortuitously, thanks to the much maligned contract extension he got a year ago, his services are now cheaply controlled through 2019. How did he get to this level of production? And perhaps more to the point, is it a temporary spike like the first half that Michael Saunders put up a year ago (in which case, as has been increasingly suggested, it might...
Jays Journal Jul 18, 2017

Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders struggling to regain form in Buffalo

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is living proof just how difficult major league baseball can truly be as the outfielder struggles to regain his previous form in Triple-A with the Buffalo Bisons. The native of Victoria, British Columbia latched back on with the Toronto Blue Jays in late June after a disastrous 2017 season with […] Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders struggling to regain form in Buffalo - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Star Jul 15, 2017
Sluggish restart clouds Saunders’ Blue Jays quest

Sluggish restart clouds Saunders’ Blue Jays quest

Michael Saunders, cut by Phillies, looks for clues with Triple-A Bisons one year after representing Jays at all-star game.
Toronto Sun Jun 29, 2017
Second chance for Saunders

Second chance for Saunders

A year ago, Canadian Michael Saunders was about to realize a career highlight when he was named as the Blue Jays’ representative to baseball’s All-Star Game.
Toronto Star Jun 28, 2017
Saunders returns to Jays with Smoak in all-star mix … what a coincidence: Griffin

Saunders returns to Jays with Smoak in all-star mix … what a coincidence: Griffin

Michael Saunders lands with Triple-A Bisons after release by Phillies, and one year after representing Jays at the all-star game, where Justin Smoak might start on July 11.
Washington Times Jun 28, 2017

Blue Jays sign OF Saunders to minor league deal

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays signed outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor league contract Wednesday and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. The Canadian-born Saunders won the Final Vote competition for an AL All-Star berth with Blue Jays last season but tailed off in the second half, hitting .178 ...
Jays Journal Jun 28, 2017

Blue Jays finalize deal with Saunders, show interest in Montero

The Toronto Blue Jays have been busy the last couple days tweaking their lineup in an attempt to strengthen the current squad. Today the Blue Jays finalized a minor league deal to bring Michael Saunders back into the mix and are rumored to be interested in catcher Miguel Montero. The Michael Saunders experiment in Philadelphia […] Blue Jays finalize deal with Saunders, show interest in Montero - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Toronto Sun Jun 28, 2017
Saunders returns to Blue Jays organization after signing minor-league deal

Saunders returns to Blue Jays organization after signing minor-league deal

TORONTO — Michael Saunders is back in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.
Toronto Star Jun 28, 2017
Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders to minor league deal

Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders to minor league deal

Canadian outfielder designated for assignment by Phillies last week.
Blue Bird Banter Jun 28, 2017
Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders

Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders

The Blue Jays have signed Michael Saunders to a minor league deal. Saunders was hitting .205/.257/.360 with 6 home runs before the Phillies gave up on him. You all will remember he was a Jay for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. He missed almost all of 2015, after losing a disagreement with a sprinkler head in spring training. 2016 started well. He was hitting .298/.372/.551 with 16 home runs, in the first half of the season, which earned him a spot on the AL All-Star team. The second half wasn’t quite so great. He hit .178/.282/.357. His defense isn’t great, as you’ll remember. Saunders...
CSN Philly Jun 28, 2017

Blue Jays sign ex-Phillie Michael Saunders to minor-league contract

Michael Saunders is headed back to the Toronto.Well, Buffalo, if we're being technical.Saunders on Wednesday signed a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays and will
MLB Daily Dish Jun 28, 2017
Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders to minor-league deal

Blue Jays sign Michael Saunders to minor-league deal

The outfielder will re-join the Jays organization after being released by the Phillies. The Blue Jays have brought back outfielder Michael Saunders on a minor-league deal, according to a club announcement. He’ll report to Triple-A Buffalo. Saunders, 30, spent the 2015 and 2016 seasons with the Jays before signing a one-year, $9 million deal with the Phillies (with an $11 million option for 2018) before the season. He hit .205/.257/.360 with six homers in just 61 games in Philadelphia and was designated for assignment and subsequently released last week. Saunders will provide depth for...
MLB Trade Rumors Jun 28, 2017

Blue Jays Sign Michael Saunders

The Blue Jays have signed outfielder Michael Saunders to a minor-league deal, per a club announcement. He had been released recently by the Phillies, who’ll pay all but a pro-rated portion of his salary for the rest of the season.
Blue Bird Banter Jun 28, 2017
Wednesday Bantering: Blue Jays trying to sign Michael Saunders

Wednesday Bantering: Blue Jays trying to sign Michael Saunders

Your morning update for everything Blue Jays. The Blue Jays are attempting to sign Michael Saunders following his release by the Philadelphia Phillies early last week, Bob McCown of Sportsnet reports. Saunders, if signed, would likely spend time in triple-A Buffalo, “at least for a while,” McCown writes. Saunders, an All-Star with the Blue Jays in 2016, hit .205 in exactly 200 plate appearances with the Phillies in 2017. Saunders’ offensive WAR of -0.6 is the lowest he has posted since 2011. The role that Saunders would fill with the team is clear — should he make the major-league...
Jays Journal Jun 28, 2017

Blue Jay: Why they want to bring back Michael Saunders

The Blue Jays are reportedly pursing a MiLB deal with their former left fielder, Michael Saunders. He was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week. I considered simply writing, “I have no idea” on this page, and leaving the rest of it blank, but that wouldn’t be very nice, or 100% accurate either. I’m […] Blue Jay: Why they want to bring back Michael Saunders - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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