7:39 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
Jays Journal 9 hours ago
Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Garrett Richards

Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Garrett Richards

Tuesday, May 22, the Blue Jays begin a difficult, important series against another tough AL West team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels will send the veteran right-hander Garrett Richards to the mound. The Blue Jays will counter with the steady J.A. Happ. Garrett Richards was drafted by the Halos tenth overall in […] Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Garrett Richards - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 10 hours ago

Game #48 Preview: Richards vs Happ

Angels (26-21) vs Blue Jays (22-25) The Blue Jays welcome Mike Trout and Angels into town for a 3 game series, starting tonight at 7:07 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter J.A. Happ starts game 1 for the Jays. Through his first 9 starts, Happ is 5-3 with a 4.15 ERA. After a...
Bluebird Banter 11 hours ago

Tuesday bantering

Man colds, Angels, complacency and ninja turtles The Blue Jays make me sick...I mean who wouldn’t feel ill following our sweep by the A’s? Or it could be that as we head into winter down here in New Zealand, the dropping temperatures have given rise to my severe man cold. (* This post is sponsored...
NorthJersey.com 2 hours ago
Mets to sign Jose Bautista, per report

Mets to sign Jose Bautista, per report

Needing offense, the Mets signed former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista.        

More Blue Jays Rumors & News

Bluebird Banter 6 hours ago
Poll Time: Do you approve of the job Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins are doing?

Poll Time: Do you approve of the job Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins are doing?

We haven’t done one of these in a while, and it’s likely not fair to do it in the middle (hopefully closer to the end) of a Blue Jays slump, but I thought we’d do it anyway. I’ll give my couple of complaints: The thing that will always drive me nuts about baseball front offices is indecision. The Blue Jays front office....right now they seem to be running a master class in indecision. For shortstop, after the Diaz injury the Jays: Used Lourdes Gurriel (he was close by, playing second after they shipped out Travis). Gurriel, had a bad day, out he goes, up comes Richard Urena...
Bluebird Banter 9 hours ago
2018 Draft Preview: Reviewing the 2017 Draft

2018 Draft Preview: Reviewing the 2017 Draft

The 2017 draft was the first for the Blue Jays under new scouting director Steve Sanders, continuing the transition fully to the Mark Shapiro/Ross Atkins era. With the draftees less than one year into their pro careers, it’s really too early to be doing much in the way of evaluating the draft class, even despite the majority being collegians and having played upwards of four months in pro ball with the attendant data. Nonetheless, I’ve included a summary table below as for the other drafts reviewed; after that is a brief review of whose prospect stock is significantly up and down since...
Jays Journal 10 hours ago

Blue Jays face an important nine-game stretch in May

The Toronto Blue Jays were embarrassed by the Oakland Athletics this weekend at the Rogers Centre—there is no point in sugar-coating it. However, they have an excellent opportunity to prove that they belong in the playoff conversation over the next nine games. The Blue Jays are about to enter a period of three, three-game series […] Blue Jays face an important nine-game stretch in May - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 11 hours ago

Blue Jays: Jose Bautista garnering interest from Mets

Former Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista may not be out of work for very long as it was reported yesterday that the New York Mets are showing interest in the 37-year old. Mike Puma of the NY Post reported the Mets could be interested in signing Jose Bautista as they currently have both a […] Blue Jays: Jose Bautista garnering interest from Mets - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 12 hours ago

Blue Jays: Comparing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to other teen call-ups

As the great debate continues about whether to promote Vladimir Guerrero Jr, let’s take a look at others who have debuted as teenagers, and how they fared. When you have a prospect as special as Vladimir Guerrero Jr in your minor league system, it’s both a blessing and a (small) curse. The blessing is obvious, […] Blue Jays: Comparing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to other teen call-ups - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 23 hours ago

Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn”

The Jays Journal Podcast is hosted by our own Ari Shapiro, and can be found on blogtalkradio.com. Tune in regularly to hear Ari and a wide range of guests talk about current issues, have roundtable discussions, and regularly take your calls to discuss all things Blue Jays. Jays Journal Podcast- May 21st- “It’s Always Darkest […] Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn” - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen May 21, 2018

Toronto Blue Jays: Making the case for a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. call up

Making a case for a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. MLB call-up for the Toronto Blue Jays. What’s taking them so long? I’ve spent my time getting myself into some not-so-friendly debates about the appropriate time for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make his MLB debut. I would have never thought there were so many amateur GMs and I […] Toronto Blue Jays: Making the case for a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. call up - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter May 21, 2018
Blue Jays minor leaguer Matt Shannon gives injured teammate Christian Williams a lift

Blue Jays minor leaguer Matt Shannon gives injured teammate Christian Williams a lift

We often hear about teammates figuratively picking each other up but we don’t often see them literally doing so. While playing for the Lansing Lugnuts last Thursday, Blue Jays minor league first baseman Christian Williams injured his leg on a ground out when he tried to avoid a tag and is now heading for surgery. Before Williams headed to Florida for the procedure, the Lugnuts’ right handed pitcher Matt Shannon took the effort to carry his teammate up several flights of stairs every night to get him home. Shoutout to @mattshannon14 for carrying me up to our apartment the last 3...
Jays Journal May 21, 2018

Blue Jays’ Russell Martin willing to play anywhere to help team

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is willing to move out from behind home plate and play anywhere if it makes the team better. The versatile Russell Martin has struggled offensively again this season while backup catcher Luke Maile has come into his own knocking in more runs than Martin in limited opportunities at the […] Blue Jays’ Russell Martin willing to play anywhere to help team - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal May 21, 2018

Blue Jays: Questions surround Josh Donaldson and his free agency

The Blue Jays’ early season struggles raise questions on Josh Donaldson’s free agency and the team’s competitive window. Entering the season, most projection systems were high on the Blue Jays. FanGraphs, for example, pegged them to finish 86-76. That’s starting to feel like a pipe dream now. Sitting at 22-25, the Blue Jays are sliding […] Blue Jays: Questions surround Josh Donaldson and his free agency - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter May 21, 2018
2018 Draft Preview: Reviewing the 2015-16 Drafts

2018 Draft Preview: Reviewing the 2015-16 Drafts

I reviewed the 2012-14 drafts yesterday, so next up are the 2015-16 drafts, which are interesting for the transition they represent between regimes. For each draft year, I’ll list the total spending, as well as information and notes on three groups: signed draftees picked in the top 100; draftees who received signing bonuses over $250,000; and other notables (players with MLB potential). 2015 Draft Total spend: approximately $4.36-million The Blue Jays gave up their first round pick to sign Russell Martin, but got a supplemental pick for Melky Cabrera that was used to take...
Bluebird Banter May 21, 2018
Monday morning bantering

Monday morning bantering

Errors, relief pitching, roster moves and Vlad watch Yesterday’s 9-2 loss to the A’s ensured the Blue Jays were swept for the first time this season, and the first time they have been swept at home in a four-game series since 2001 (which seems surprising). The Jays have now lost six straight home games for the first time since 2013 and have lost 7 of the last 8 and 13 of the last 19. We’re on a bad run and while the ship hasn’t sunk yet we’ve definitely sprung a few leaks and are listing to one side. Amongst the omnishambles of the game, there was the notable highlight of...
Jays Journal May 21, 2018

Blue Jays: Who to blame for the recent struggles

The Blue Jays are mired in a slump, losing eight of their last ten, and are 6-13 in May. Some changes may be needed, but don’t point the finger at John Gibbons. What started out as a promising season for the Blue Jays is quickly turning into daily frustration, at least lately. The Blue Jays […] Blue Jays: Who to blame for the recent struggles - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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  • 1 Richard Urena

    Richard Urena

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