9:05 PM EST, Fri January 28, 2022
Jays Journal 2 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Top 5 Uniforms in Team History

Throughout the relatively short history of the Toronto Blue Jays, the club has put out its fair share of talented players onto the field. To accompany these players, beautiful uniforms would be needed. Since the team’s inception in 1977, they have succeeded on this front. The likes of George Bell, Roberto Alomar, Roger Clemens, Roy […] Toronto Blue Jays: Top 5 Uniforms in Team History - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter 6 hours ago
Assessing the 1986 Blue Jays drafts

Assessing the 1986 Blue Jays drafts

A pitching heavy draft with college whiffs at the top but salvaged by a future Cy Young winner from Michigan In 1985 the Toronto Blue Jays finally ascended to the promised land, breaking through to win the AL East with 99 wins. The only downside to that was picking last in the following year’s draft (three spots behind the Cardinals who won an MLB-best 101 games thanks to the mechanics of ordering). 1986 was also the last year of the both the January drafts, and the regular/secondary phases. Starting in 1987, there was just one consolidated June draft. June...
Bluebird Banter 11 hours ago
Happy Birthday Lyle Overbay

Happy Birthday Lyle Overbay

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/ Former Blue Jays’ first baseman Lyle Overbay turns 45 today. Lyle came up to the majors with the Diamondbacks. He played a handful of games in 2001 and 2002 before making the Diamondbacks out of spring training in 2003, after being listed as Baseball America’s 65th best prospect. He didn’t do great and was sent back to the minors after playing in 86 games. In December 2003, they sent him to the Brewers as part of a ten-player trade. The big-name, going to the Diamondbacks, was slugger Richie Sexson. Sexson only played 21 games for the...
Jays Journal 13 hours ago

Five Blue Jays Rebuild Trades, and the Prospects Returned

Five Blue Jays Rebuild Trades, and the Prospects Returned Soon after Mark Shapiro arrived in Toronto late in August of 2015, plans for an ambitious rebuild began to take shape, even as the Jays charged towards their first post-season in over two decades.  Just over a year later, saddled with some bad veteran contracts, a […] Five Blue Jays Rebuild Trades, and the Prospects Returned - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 14 hours ago

Blue Jays: Is Thomas Hatch better suited for the bullpen?

Heading into the 2022 season, the Toronto Blue Jays appear to have one open spot when it comes to filling out the five-man rotation. Unless they bring in a veteran free agent or trade for a player before the deadline, that spot will be filled by one of the multiple internal options the club has […] Blue Jays: Is Thomas Hatch better suited for the bullpen? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 27, 2022

Jays Journal vs. Jay Bird Watching Podcast: Guess that Blue Jays Player

Yesterday evening, the fine folks from Jay Bird Watching Podcast took on four members from the Jays Journal contributor group in a fun but spirited game of “Guess that Blue Jays Player”. For the JBW crew, we had Craig Borden, Brendan Panikkar, Adam Corsair, and Kris Key. For Jays Journal, there was Chris Henderson, Evan […] Jays Journal vs. Jay Bird Watching Podcast: Guess that Blue Jays Player - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Jan 27, 2022
Happy Birthday Ken Huckaby

Happy Birthday Ken Huckaby

Former Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby turns 51 today. Ken was a 22 round pick by the Dodgers in the 1991 draft. He was in the Dodgers system for seven seasons, making it to Triple-A. Then he bounced from the Mariners, Yankees, Diamondbacks and finally landed with the Jays. Out 2002 season started with Tom Wilson (not the hockey player nor the member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) sharing the catcher’s job with Darren Fletcher, but Fletcher was having a lousy year and retired in the middle of it. Huckaby played in 88 games, the most he had in his six seasons. It turned out to...
Jays Journal Jan 27, 2022

No former Toronto Blue Jays elected into Hall of Fame

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame results were announced this week and no Toronto Blue Jays alumni made the cut. It wasn’t unexpected, especially with so much controversy and also competition around the likes of players bigger-than-life such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez and others. Truth be told, quite a few players eligible […] No former Toronto Blue Jays elected into Hall of Fame - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 27, 2022

Toronto Blue Jays: A Deep Dive of the Catcher Position

The catcher position has long been a source of fascination for many Blue Jays fans. The calling of the pitches, the equipment, the fact that they must do all that and still hit makes it one of the most challenging roles in sports. The Jays feature many young stars across the diamond, but not behind […] Toronto Blue Jays: A Deep Dive of the Catcher Position - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Blue Jays: Jose Bautista should be next on the Level of Excellence

The highest honor a Toronto Blue Jay can get from the organization is being placed in the Level of Excellence at Rogers Centre. The names of those who are honoured are displayed on the facing of the 500 level at Rogers Centre for everyone to see. Spots on the Level of Excellence are reserved for […] Blue Jays: Jose Bautista should be next on the Level of Excellence - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Jan 26, 2022
Assessing the 1985 Blue Jays drafts

Assessing the 1985 Blue Jays drafts

The Jays found one important future piece in an unlikely place In 1984, the Toronto Blue Jays continued their rapid ascent up the ranks of the American League, taking the step from respectability to bona fide contenders. Although they finished 15 games behind the 104-58 Tigers juggernaut, 89-73 was good for the second best record in the American League. For that purposes for drafting however, that meant picking second last in 1985 (despite only having the fifth best record in baseball due to the mechanics of the ordering). There was one stroke of good fortune however. While the...
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Blue Jays: A deeper look at Rule-5 Draft selection, Abdiel Mendoza

Back in December 2021, the Toronto Blue Jays selected a right-handed pitcher by the name of Abdiel Mendoza, while losing two other prospects in the Minor League Baseball Rule 5 Draft. Due to the Major League Baseball lockout, the MLB Rule 5 Draft was put on hiatus due to the operation stand-still; this did not […] Blue Jays: A deeper look at Rule-5 Draft selection, Abdiel Mendoza - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

David Ortiz built Hall of Fame resume off Blue Jays backs

David Ortiz did his most damage against the Blue Jays in a career that will end with his enshrinement in Cooperstown this summer The capacity crowd of 48,000 gathered at the Rogers Centre on Sept. 11, 2016, left that Sunday afternoon breathing a sigh of relief knowing they would never have to deal with him […] David Ortiz built Hall of Fame resume off Blue Jays backs - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Blue Jays: Pearson should continue starting & avoid the bullpen in 2022

A top prospect in the Blue Jays organization for the last couple of years, Nate Pearson made his MLB Debut in 2020 and was looking for a spot in the rotation to begin the 2021 campaign. That idea did not come to fruition, as he would begin the season on the injured list and would […] Blue Jays: Pearson should continue starting & avoid the bullpen in 2022 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing

The Toronto Blue Jays have the formula to be among the best teams in baseball. They have a loaded lineup with stars like Bo Bichette, George Springer, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to name a few. They have some really solid arms like Jose Berrios and Kevin Gausman. The big weakness for this team in my […] Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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    Blue Jays: Is Thomas Hatch better suited for the bullpen?

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    Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing

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    Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing

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    Blue Jays: Pearson should continue starting & avoid the bullpen in 2022

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    Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing

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