1:14 AM EST, Fri November 27, 2020
Bluebird Banter 11 hours ago
The season that was: Joe Panik

The season that was: Joe Panik

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Blue Jays signed Joe Panik back in January (before the world went nuts, if we could have seen into the future, first thing I would have done would have been to start my holiday 3 or 4 weeks earlier). Panik had won a Gold Glove back in 2016, and occasionally had decent batting stats. The two previous seasons he had OPS+ numbers of 79 and 75. So we weren’t expecting much. My concern at the time, was that he had never played short. Standard Batting G PA AB R ...

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Bluebird Banter 11 hours ago
Blue Jays roster tenure rankings: 2020 update

Blue Jays roster tenure rankings: 2020 update

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports Continuity after several years of large turnover With the annual roster housekeeping to get down to a true 40-man winter roster complete, it’s an opportune time for the annual (2017, 2018, 2019) look at roster tenure. After more than 50% turnover two years ago among the top 10 followed even more wholesale turnover with the top 12 gone last year, this year there is some stability, and given the names it seems likely to continue next year and even into the future. There are different ways of measuring tenure, and that can make a...
Bluebird Banter 13 hours ago
Question time: Which player in Blue Jays history did you have high hopes for, but didn’t live up to your expectations?

Question time: Which player in Blue Jays history did you have high hopes for, but didn’t live up to your expectations?

Photo by Abelimages/ Happy Thanksgiving to those of you on the other side of the border. It is a hard year to come up with things that we are thankful about. There isn’t much for Blue Jays news. MLB is considering pushing back spring training three months, which would drop the season to 100ish games. The plan, I think, is to wait until there is a vaccine that has been distributed. And since, I hope, they will give the vaccine to older people and people with health issues first, 20something athletes should be well down the list. Baseball could try to push to get moved...
Tip of the Tower 17 hours ago

Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. offseason transformation a big step

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to put in work to get in shape for the 2021 season and the Toronto Blue Jays need him to remain disciplined. No one on the Toronto Blue Jays suffered more from the delayed start to the 2020 season than Vladimir Guerrero Jr. both on and off the diamond. It’s no […] Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. offseason transformation a big step - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Jays Journal 17 hours ago

Blue Jays: The upside to Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s early career struggles

Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s MLB career hasn’t started the way that the Blue Jays had hoped, but there is an upside to his struggle to meet expectations. For still being just 21 years old, a lot has happened in the pro career of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Once the top-rated prospect in baseball, the young phenom has […] Blue Jays: The upside to Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s early career struggles - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 18 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays casting wide net in search of offseason upgrades

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to cast a wide net in their offseason quest to improve the roster for the 2021 season. It seems that the Blue Jays are linked to a new player each day and yesterday was no different. According to Jon Morosi of the MLB Network, the team has checked in on […] Toronto Blue Jays casting wide net in search of offseason upgrades - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Tip of the Tower 19 hours ago

Blue Jays rumours: Signing J.T. Realmuto would open up possibilities

The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be interested in signing J.T. Realmuto who would bring a significant addition behind the plate. If there is one position that tends to be overlooked, it’s the catcher position, but the Toronto Blue Jays have always made an effort to ensure they have quality behind the plate. This is […] Blue Jays rumours: Signing J.T. Realmuto would open up possibilities - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Bluebird Banter Nov 25, 2020
2021 Non-tender candidate: A.J. Cole

2021 Non-tender candidate: A.J. Cole

Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports Will one of the more reliable if unheralded members of the 2020 bullpen be back? Wednesday, December 2nd is the deadline for MLB teams to tender 2021 contracts to players without contracts under team control. The Blue Jays have a small class of arbitration eligibles this year, with Teoscar Hernandez a complete lock and Ross Stripling a virtual guarantee to be tendered a contract, so we’ll look at the cases of others for whom that’s not the case leading into the deadline. Background: Signed as a minor league free agent in November 2019,...
Jays Journal Nov 25, 2020

Toronto Blue Jays Canadian Production: Alex Nolan

Each journey to the big stage is unique, some get there, most don’t. Toronto Blue Jays, RHP Alex Nolan paved a route that will pry the doors of opportunity open for future Canadian’s in all competition. Growing up and playing ball as a Canadian born athlete was quite the experience.  6-game high school seasons and […] Toronto Blue Jays Canadian Production: Alex Nolan - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Nov 25, 2020

Toronto Blue Jays should not Pursue J.T. Realmuto

The Toronto Blue Jays have recently been linked to star catcher J.T. Realmuto, but he is not someone the team should pursue in free agency. A rumour came out that the Toronto Blue Jays are in on free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto, at least according to Craig Mish of the MLB Network. Realmuto is one […] Toronto Blue Jays should not Pursue J.T. Realmuto - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Nov 25, 2020

Blue Jays clearly positioning themselves for a trade this winter

It sounds like the Blue Jays continue to be open-minded about how they improve the roster, and they’re likely positioning themselves for a trade or two. The rumours continue to circulate around the Blue Jays, and it sounds like they’re not leaving many stones unturned. According to MLBtraderumors.com, the latest players that they’ve at least […] Blue Jays clearly positioning themselves for a trade this winter - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Nov 24, 2020
Free Agent Poll: Michael Brantley

Free Agent Poll: Michael Brantley

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ I appropriated this idea from Lone Star Ball. It isn’t the first time I’ve stolen from them. The idea is to go through some of the top free agents, use the contract FanGraphs suggests they will get, and have a poll asking if we would like to sign him for that amount. Michael Brantley was another player I was going to skip since I didn’t see him as a match for the Blue Jays’ needs. Then, today, I read that the team had talked to his agent. If the plan is to include an outfielder in trade, perhaps Francisco Lindor, picking up an outfielder...
Jays Journal Nov 24, 2020

Blue Jays kicking tires on Justin Turner and Michael Brantley

The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly kicking the tires on free agents Justin Turner and Michael Brantley as potential roster upgrades. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Blue Jays have some degree of interest in both Justin Turner and Michael Brantley. It is being reported that Toronto has spoken to representatives for both […] Blue Jays kicking tires on Justin Turner and Michael Brantley - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Nov 24, 2020

Should the Toronto Blue Jays go after Blake Snell?

The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly willing to listen to offers on their ace in Blake Snell. Should the Toronto Blue Jays attempt to trade for him? The Tampa Bay Rays are coming off a World Series appearance where they really held their own with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They fell two games short of […] Should the Toronto Blue Jays go after Blake Snell? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Tip of the Tower Nov 24, 2020

Toronto Blue Jays: Reunion with J.A. Happ could be beneficial

It looks like the Toronto Blue Jays are considering a reunion with J.A. Happ and it actually makes sense as a dependable arm in the rotation. With all the names the Toronto Blue Jays have been linked to in free agency, the last player some might have expected the team to be interested in was […] Toronto Blue Jays: Reunion with J.A. Happ could be beneficial - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

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