5:02 AM EDT, Sat March 23, 2019
Bluebird Banter 10 hours ago
Spring Game Open Thread: Orioles @ Jays

Spring Game Open Thread: Orioles @ Jays

We have an early evening spring game. It isn’t on TV at all. Aaron Sanchez gets the start. He has been having a good spring, but his last start wasn’t great. It would be nice to see him do 5 or 6 good innings today. We have almost all regulars tonight. The only one not sure of a spot on the roster is Richard Urena, and he is very likely to be the utility infielder to start the season. The Jays have the weekend of games in Florida and then games in Montreal Monday and Tuesday, then the regular season starts next Thursday. The team has a fair bit of work to do to figure out the 25-man...
Jays Journal 17 hours ago

Blue Jays: Dalton Pompey diagnosed with his third concussion

According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey has been diagnosed with a concussion and is in MLB’s concussion protocol. The Blue Jays outfielder was slated to be in the lineup yesterday versus the Philadelphia Phillies, however, he bumped his head on some bats above his locker and was scratched from […] Blue Jays: Dalton Pompey diagnosed with his third concussion - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 22 hours ago

Blue Jays: Resist the temptation to make Trent Thornton a reliever

With the sudden rash of injuries to the Blue Jays’ bullpen, they’ll have to fill out the group another way. Hopefully they’ll leave Trent Thornton as a starter and don’t interrupt his development in that role. A few days ago it looked like the Blue Jays had the bullpen more or less figured out, with […] Blue Jays: Resist the temptation to make Trent Thornton a reliever - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 21, 2019

Blue Jays: Dalton Pompey scratched from lineup due to freak accident

This afternoon Dalton Pompey was pulled from the Blue Jays spring training game against the Phillies in Clearwater due to a freak accident. As reported by Gregor Chisholm, Dalton Pompey was scratched from today’s start due to a freak injury before the game. It happened before the spring training contest when outfielder Dalton Pompey bumped his […] Blue Jays: Dalton Pompey scratched from lineup due to freak accident - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 21, 2019

Blue Jays: Teoscar Hernandez has to start full-time in the outfield

After showing flashes of potential at the plate last season and mashing this Spring, Teoscar Hernandez needs to start full-time in the outfield. The Blue Jays have a lot of exciting young players that will be playing their first full season, some making their MLB debuts, or are on the cusp of making that move. […] Blue Jays: Teoscar Hernandez has to start full-time in the outfield - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 21, 2019

Blue Jays: Rule 5 may cost Jordan Romano and Travis Bergen for good

As spring training begins to wind down, MLB teams across the league are beginning to finalize their Opening Day rosters. For the Toronto Blue Jays, this may mean that we may see former prospects Jordan Romano and Travis Bergen on opposing teams this season. Before we get into the topic at hand, it may be […] Blue Jays: Rule 5 may cost Jordan Romano and Travis Bergen for good - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 21, 2019

Are the Blue Jays doing a disservice to Elvis Luciano?

The Toronto Blue Jays selected a teenage pitcher due to a loophole in the Rule 5 draft, however, are they doing a disservice to Elvis Luciano and his development? Elvis Luciano has struggled for much of spring training and has appeared overmatched when on the bump for the Blue Jays during Grapefruit League action thus far. The […] Are the Blue Jays doing a disservice to Elvis Luciano? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 21, 2019

Blue Jays: Take a page from Chicago’s book with Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

After the White Sox signed Eloy Jimenez to a guaranteed contract before his first MLB game, the Blue Jays should consider the same with Vlad Guerrero Jr. When you look back at the way free agency and player contracts worked as recently as a decade ago, it’s hard to wrap your head around what’s been […] Blue Jays: Take a page from Chicago’s book with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2019

Blue Jays: Ryan Tepera and John Axord dealing with elbow discomfort

According to Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, relievers Ryan Tepera and John Axford are both being evaluated for elbow discomfort, injuries which both could have huge ramifications on the complexion of the bullpen. Both hurlers were major factors in the Blue Jays bullpen last season while Ryan Tepera was going to be leaned on heavily […] Blue Jays: Ryan Tepera and John Axord dealing with elbow discomfort - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2019

Blue Jays: Why Justin Smoak could fit beyond his current contract

While many of us expect that the Blue Jays may shop Justin Smoak on the trade market before his deal expires at the end of 2019, he could fit with the team in 2020 and beyond. Regular season baseball is just eight days away now, and we’re starting to see teams around the league shape […] Blue Jays: Why Justin Smoak could fit beyond his current contract - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2019

Blue Jays should trade Brandon Drury before the season begins

As the 2019 season is set to begin, it is no secret that the Toronto Blue Jays will be using this year to rebuild with younger players making their major league debuts. With a loaded infield roster, the Jays should capitalize on the market for utility infielders and trade Brandon Drury this season. The Toronto […] Blue Jays should trade Brandon Drury before the season begins - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 20, 2019

Blue Jays: Explaining Billy McKinney over Anthony Alford on Opening Day

On Tuesday we learned that Anthony Alford would be sent down to minor league camp, and Billy McKinney has been informed he’ll make the team. Why is that? For anyone who has been paying close attention to the Blue Jays during Grapefruit League games this Spring, you would have noticed that two of the best […] Blue Jays: Explaining Billy McKinney over Anthony Alford on Opening Day - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Mar 19, 2019
Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Sean Reid-Foley

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Sean Reid-Foley

Sean Reid-Foley has been on our prospects lists for a few years now. This year he was number 7 on our list after being 3rd in 2017 and 9th in 2018. He was our second round pick in the 2014 draft. Last season he made it up up to the Jays for 7 starts, coming up in August and staying in the rotation for the rest of the season. And we saw the good and the bad. The good? He struck out 42 guys in 33.1 innings, a very nice 28.0% strikeout rate. The bad? He walked 21 guys for a 14.0% walk rate. It is pretty tough to successful when you walk 14% of batters. That’s been the worry about Sean....
Jays Journal Mar 19, 2019

Blue Jays: Anthony Alford heading to minors to start season

Joe Biagini, Tim Mayza, and Billy McKinney have all been told by manager Charlie Montoyo that they’ve made the team out of spring training. Despite putting up a .978 OPS with four home runs in 33 at-bats in spring training, outfielder Anthony Alford will start the season in the minor-leagues, Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo […] Blue Jays: Anthony Alford heading to minors to start season - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Mar 19, 2019
American League East Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

American League East Preview: Toronto Blue Jays

The squad north of the border has a bright future, but it isn’t quite here yet. With only a little more than a week left until Opening Day for most teams (and only a couple days away from Opening Day for the Mariners and A’s) it’s time to really start looking forward to the coming season. With that in mind, we’ll spend this week looking at the rest of the competition in the division, going in reverse order of last year’s standings. Then, on Friday we’ll take a broader look at the rest of the American League. Today, we discuss the Blue Jays. Projections Fangraphs: 76-86 PECOTA:...

Blue Jays Player News

  • 1 Dalton Pompey

    Dalton Pompey

    Blue Jays: Dalton Pompey diagnosed with his third concussion

  • 1 Trent Thornton

    Trent Thornton

    Blue Jays: Resist the temptation to make Trent Thornton a reliever

  • 1 Aaron Sanchez

    Aaron Sanchez

    Spring Game Open Thread: Orioles @ Jays

  • 1 Richard Urena

    Richard Urena

    Spring Game Open Thread: Orioles @ Jays

  • Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman

    Alex Cobb pitches five good innings in Orioles' 4-3 Grapefruit League win over Blue Jays

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