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Jays Journal 3 hours ago

Blue Jays Report: There’s interest in free agent Nathan Eovaldi

One of the more intriguing and enigmatic free agents on this year’s list, Nathan Eovaldi, a standout performer in this year’s playoffs, could be an interesting name to watch. Of all the free agents exploring their markets this offseason, Nathan Eovaldi is perhaps the most interesting to analyze and predict. Coming off a tremendous bounce-back […] Blue Jays Report: There’s interest in free agent Nathan Eovaldi - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 8 hours ago

Blue Jays: More trades could be coming before the Rule 5 draft

Having organizational depth is a great thing, but it also means that you can’t always protect all of your assets. For that reason, the Blue Jays could be active in the trade market over the next month. The Blue Jays made the first of what could be several trades this winter on Saturday, as they […] Blue Jays: More trades could be coming before the Rule 5 draft - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 9 hours ago

Blue Jays: Bring Back Powder Blue Jerseys for Spring Training

The Toronto Blue Jays currently have some of the nicest jerseys in all of baseball. Whether it’s the classic white’s, road grey’s, or third blue’s, you really can’t go wrong when choosing a Blue Jays jersey to call your own. The Blue Jays spring training jersey looks similar to their third blue jersey, with the […] Blue Jays: Bring Back Powder Blue Jerseys for Spring Training - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 10 hours ago

Blue Jays: What trading Aledmys Diaz says about the 2019 shortstop plans

The Blue Jays appear to be confident in their depth at shortstop this offseason, as they traded away Aledmys Diaz, who had the most games played at the position last year. When the Blue Jays entered the 2017 offseason, they knew their top priority was to add some depth to their middle infield. A year […] Blue Jays: What trading Aledmys Diaz says about the 2019 shortstop plans - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 11 hours ago

Blue Jays: Ryan Madson could be a bargain to keep an eye on

The Blue Jays are in need of pitching and the bullpen is an area in which they might look to add a veteran or two. Ryan Madson could be a good pickup after a bad season from the 38-year-old. The Blue Jays are desperate for pitching, especially for starting pitching , as relievers are generally […] Blue Jays: Ryan Madson could be a bargain to keep an eye on - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Nov 17, 2018
Today in Blue Jays history: George Bell wins MVP

Today in Blue Jays history: George Bell wins MVP

Martin signs with Jays, Davis and Scutaro come in trades. Four Years Ago: The Blue Jays sign Russell Martin to a 5-year, $82 million contract. I was on holiday at the time, but I remember being surprised that we spent that much money. It seemed out of character for the team. At the time we were pretty happy with the trade: Seven Year Ago: With the unveiling of the new Blue Jay uniform, Minor Leaguer took a look at the franchise history of uniforms and logos. Part two came along a the next day. Also a year ago, Marc Hulet suggested Casey Janssen ‘Could Be the Key Man in...
Climbing Tal's Hill Nov 17, 2018

Astros trade Trent Thornton for Toronto Blue Jays’ Aledmys Diaz

The Astros spent Saturday morning finalizing a trade to shore up the club’s utility role. According to sources the Houston Astros have traded pitching prospect Trent Thornton to the Toronto Blue Jays for infielder Aledmys Diaz. The #Astros have acquired Aledmys Díaz from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for RHP Trent Thornton. Welcome to […] Astros trade Trent Thornton for Toronto Blue Jays’ Aledmys Diaz - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Nov 17, 2018

Blue Jays: Quick hits on new acquisition, Trent Thornton

The first move of the Toronto Blue Jays off-season came today and out of nowhere as the club shipped shortstop Aledmys Diaz off to the Houston Astros for AAA pitching depth in starter Trent Thornton. This move really came out of the blue as there was no real reports that the Blue Jays were shopping […] Blue Jays: Quick hits on new acquisition, Trent Thornton - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Nov 17, 2018
Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to Houston

Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to Houston

Right Handed Starter Trent Thornton the Reported Return The Blue Jays have made their first big roster move of the offseason today, shipping infielder Aledmys Diaz to the Houston Astros for 25 year old right hander Trent Thornton. #BlueJays have acquired RHP Trent Thornton from the #Astros in exchange for INF Aledmys Díaz per club— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) November 17, 2018 The stated plan of the front office for this winter was to trade from their abundance of position players to pick up some pitching depth. This is very clearly a step in that direction. However, it likely...
Jays Journal Nov 17, 2018

Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to the Astros for RHP Trent Thornton

The Blue Jays made their first significant trade of the offseason, sending ledmys Diaz to the Astros for RHP pitching prospect rent Thornton. The Blue Jays have started to address their middle infield logjam with a trade that was announced here on Saturday morning. One of the bigger pleasant surprises from 2018 was Aledmys Diaz‘s […] Blue Jays trade Aledmys Diaz to the Astros for RHP Trent Thornton - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Nov 17, 2018

Blue Jays: An Imagined Atkins/Rizzo conversation

With the rumours about the Nationals looking to fill multiple holes,  I thought it might be fun to imagine a Ross Atkins / Mike Rizzo conversation The setting:  Ross Atkins`office.  Ross is sitting at his desk.  The phone rings. Mike Rizzo:  Hey, Ross.  It’s Mike.  How are you doing? Ross Atkins:  Hello Mike.  I am good, thanks.  […] Blue Jays: An Imagined Atkins/Rizzo conversation - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Nov 17, 2018

Blue Jays: Who is Carson Cistulli, and why was he hired?

The Blue Jays made a bit of an unorthodox hire on Friday, announcing they have brought in analytics expert Carson Cistulli to join the front office. As the way that professional baseball is coached and played continues to evolve, MLB teams have done their best to gain a competitive advantage, or at the very least […] Blue Jays: Who is Carson Cistulli, and why was he hired? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Nov 16, 2018
Jays name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach

Jays name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach

Shi Davidi tells us that the Blue Jays have promoted their minor league hitting coordinator Guillermo Martinez to be there hitting coach, replacing Brook Jacoby. Martinez was a hitting coach and infield coach back in 2012 and then was a in the Cubs system as a minor league hitting coach for four seasons before before coming back to the Jays this year. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 15th round of the 2006 draft and played 3 year in their system and then spent 3 years in independent ball. You can see his numbers here. He’s 34. And the Jays have hired Carson Cistulli from FanGraphs...
Jays Journal Nov 16, 2018

Blue Jays to name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach

Guillermo Martinez will reportedly replace Brook Jacoby as the hitting coach on the major league staff. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, who reported the promotion early Friday, the Blue Jays have a new hitting coach, as they are set to name Guillermo Martinez to the major league coaching staff. He will replace Brook Jacoby […] Blue Jays to name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Nov 16, 2018
Rule 5 overview: breaking down the infield and catching mix

Rule 5 overview: breaking down the infield and catching mix

After working our way through the more complicated outfield and pitching mix, we finish with the areas that are less interesting from a Rule 5 perspective. Starting with the infield: Established MLB regulars: Justin Smoak Established MLB players: Brandon Drury, Aledmys Diaz, Kendrys Morales MLB wild cards: Devon Travis, Troy Tulowitzki Unestablished but MLB level/ready: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Rowdy Tellez Prospects: Richard Urena Other/bubble: Yangervis Solarte Rule 5 eligibles: Kevin Vicuna, nominally There’s really nothing to discuss about the Rule 5 directly when it comes to the infield,...

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    Devon Travis

    Rule 5 overview: breaking down the infield and catching mix

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