12:00 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
Jays Journal 5 hours ago

Blue Jays’ J.A. Happ saves All-Star Game for AL squad

Toronto Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ was relegated to the bullpen as the extra-inning reinforcement in the event of an All-Star Game tie by manager A.J. Hinch at the start of the mid-summer classic. The move paid off as J.A. Happ earned his first professional save working the 10th inning and securing an 8-6 victory […] Blue Jays’ J.A. Happ saves All-Star Game for AL squad - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tip of the Tower 37 mins ago

Toronto Blue Jays: J.A. Happ saves the day

Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher J.A. Happ used the stage of his inaugural All-Star Game appearance, to record the first ever save of his career. The 2018 campaign has been a season of firsts for the Toronto Blue Jays‘ J.A. Happ. More specifically, his first career opening day start and first All-Star...
Call to the Pen 4 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays missed the boat with Josh Donaldson

The Toronto Blue Jays had a hot commodity this past offseason in third baseman Josh Donaldson. After a disappointing an injury filled season, they lost their chance to get a proper return in trade. During the offseason, there were quite  a few players that were expected to be traded, with Toronto Blue Jays third baseman […] Toronto Blue Jays missed the boat with Josh Donaldson - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 5 hours ago

Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson and Vlad Guerrero Jr can, and might co-exist next season

With it looking unlikely that Josh Donaldson is moved before the non-waiver trade deadline, it’s possible he could be back in 2019, and co-exist with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The Blue Jays were and are expected to be among the bigger sellers before this year’s non-waiver trade deadline on July 31, but...

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Jays Journal 2 hours ago

Blue Jays weren’t going to trade Kevin Pillar anyway

Enigmatic Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar recently went on the disabled list with a rather severe injury. However, this unexpected development probably didn’t hurt his trade value very much. We’ve all seen the spectacularly exhilarating diving catches routinely made by Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar. A staple in the Jays outfield, Pillar has dazzled […] Blue Jays weren’t going to trade Kevin Pillar anyway - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 2 hours ago

Blue Jays Mid-Terms: Starting Pitching

With the season at the half-way point, we should, and will evaluate every pitcher who has started for the Toronto Blue Jays so far this season. Now I’m not going to lie to you, most of the grades that I’ll be coming up with won’t be terrific. The way that I’ll be working down this […] Blue Jays Mid-Terms: Starting Pitching - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 4 hours ago

Blue Jays Quick Hits: Bluefield, Roberto Osuna and others

Blue Jays news and notes from the eve of the All-Star game, July 17th, 2018. Bluefield Back for Another According to a tweet from the team, the Toronto Blue Jays have extended their agreement with the Bluefield Blue Jays through the 2019-2020 season. The Bluefield Jays, who play in the Appalachian League, are one of […] Blue Jays Quick Hits: Bluefield, Roberto Osuna and others - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 16 hours ago
All Star Game: Open Thread

All Star Game: Open Thread

hey now, you’re an all star The All Star Game is scheduled to be underway tonight at 8pm ET. Despite the thunderstorms earlier in the day, the game appears to be moving forward as scheduled. JA Happ will be the Blue Jays sole All Star Rep, and he is representing the Blue Jays extremely well. Behold: Happer lookin' dapper on the red carpet. #AllStarGame| #BlueJays pic.twitter.com/7l1Ao3bZtq— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 17, 2018 I hope we get to see Happ pitch tonight. Dan Shulman has this to say on the likelihood of that happening: AJ Hinch's plan for JA Happ - hold him...
Bluebird Banter 20 hours ago
Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Curtis Granderson’s first half

Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Curtis Granderson’s first half

Most of the Blue Jays players started the season cold and improved as the season has gone on. Curtis Granderson followed the opposite path to the mid-season. At the end of April, Curtis was hitting .306/.434/.548 with 3 home runs, 14 walks and 20 strikeouts in 24 games. Since then, .205/.304/.379, with 6 home runs, 20 walks and 58 strikeouts in 54 games. I’m curious to see how his vote goes. I’ve always thought that making a good first impression makes people think that players have been better than their full season stats show. As always he’s hit RHP (.243/.347/.347) better than...
Bluebird Banter 22 hours ago
Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Kendrys Morales’ first half

Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Kendrys Morales’ first half

I seem to say this about every player, but Kendrys Morales has been up and down. Or down and up. It’s almost like baseball players are people not robots. Kendrys was just awful to start the season. On May 19th he was hitting .150/.239/.270. Most of my Twitter feed was ‘Kendrys should be released’ (and for good reason). He looked old. His swing was slow. He wasn’t able to hit breaking balls at all and rarely could get around on fastballs. I thought it was particularly funny when the blame for his bad start fell on his new glasses. He was seeing the ball too well. One of those...
Tip of the Tower 23 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Phillies enter the chase for J.A. Happ

NBC Sports’ Jim Salisbury is reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies have “definite interest” in Toronto Blue Jays’ pitcher J.A. Happ. It’s already been an intriguing season for J.A. Happ. The Toronto Blue Jays‘ pitcher had his first career opening day start and has been named to his inaugural All-Star Game. Now, to top it all off, Happ […] Toronto Blue Jays: Phillies enter the chase for J.A. Happ - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Bluebird Banter Jul 17, 2018
Tuesday Bantering: Stroman, Happ

Tuesday Bantering: Stroman, Happ

Everyone, who write about the Blue Jays, is talking about Marcus Stroman’s rant. If you want a fair and balanced take on it, John Lott in the Athletic gives a nice look that doesn’t take sides. I like this: In my job, I have never much cared whether Marcus Stroman – or any other athlete – saw fit to follow the traditional script regarding interplay with the media. Granted, players’ co-operation makes my work life easier, and most players willingly do just that. But in nearly two decades of covering the Blue Jays, I have always believed that when I walk into their clubhouse –...
Jays Journal Jul 17, 2018

Blue Jays: Phillies emerge as possible suitor for J.A. Happ

It appears the Philadelphia Phillies may also be throwing their name into the hat as possible suitors for the services of Toronto Blue Jays hurler J.A. Happ. According to Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports, the Phillies have a definite interest in Blue Jays hurler J.A. Happ and furthermore, the Jays have also invested a considerable […] Blue Jays: Phillies emerge as possible suitor for J.A. Happ - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jul 17, 2018

Blue Jays Mid-Term Report Card: Marcus Stroman

After dealing with shoulder fatigue for the majority of the season, Marcus Stroman’s season hasn’t gone as planned up to this point in the 2018 campaign. Grade: D+ After pitching to a 13-9 record last season, 3.09 ERA, and a Gold Glove, expectations were high for Stroman coming into 2018. After 12 starts this season, […] Blue Jays Mid-Term Report Card: Marcus Stroman - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jul 17, 2018

Blue Jays: Justin Smoak Gets in Your Ayes

The 2018 All Star Game marks the unofficial mid-point of the Major League Baseball season. This break in the regular season affords writers in search of content an opportunity to prepare some mid-season report cards. One of the questions leading into the 2018 season was as follows: would Justin Smoak repeat his break-out 2017 season? […] Blue Jays: Justin Smoak Gets in Your Ayes - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jul 17, 2018

Blue Jays: Reflecting on All-Star games of the past

This season, the Blue Jays have but one All-Star, the consistent and calm southpaw by the name of J.A. Happ. With this lack of Blue Jays representation this year, it’s time to look back on a time when the Blue Jays practically ruled the festivities. Frankly, I do not envy my father for many things. […] Blue Jays: Reflecting on All-Star games of the past - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jul 17, 2018

Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman: Young, passionate, and misunderstood

Marcus Stroman’s post-game comments after a 5-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox have created quite a stir among media and fans. Many have suggested that Stroman is immature, egotistic, and speaks his mind too much. However, is this criticism warranted? A Summary of What Happened The Toronto Blue Jays had just lost 5-2 to the […] Blue Jays’ Marcus Stroman: Young, passionate, and misunderstood - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blue Jays Player News

  • 5 J.A. Happ

    J.A. Happ

    Toronto Blue Jays: J.A. Happ saves the day

  • 2 Josh Donaldson

    Josh Donaldson

    Toronto Blue Jays missed the boat with Josh Donaldson

  • 1 Kevin Pillar

    Kevin Pillar

    Blue Jays weren’t going to trade Kevin Pillar anyway

  • 1 Roberto Osuna

    Roberto Osuna

    Blue Jays Quick Hits: Bluefield, Roberto Osuna and others

  • 1 Kendrys Morales

    Kendrys Morales

    Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Kendrys Morales’ first half

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