6:10 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
Tip of the Tower 1 hour ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Don’t get too excited by Bryce Harper talk

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins had plenty to say about Bryce Harper on Monday, but the chances of him moving to Southern Ontario are tenuous at best. It’s pretty clear the Toronto Blue Jays are in a major rebuild, as they look to turn around the franchise and become long-term contenders. The likes of Russell […] Toronto Blue Jays: Don’t get too excited by Bryce Harper talk - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Jays Journal 10 hours ago

Blue Jays: To those saying Roy Halladay isn’t a first ballot Hall of Famer

There are some folks in the baseball world who don’t believe that Roy Halladay should be a first ballot Hall of Famer. I believe those people are wrong. It’s been wonderful to see how strong the support for Roy Halladay has been throughout this year’s Hall of Fame voting. Of course, not all of the […] Blue Jays: To those saying Roy Halladay isn’t a first ballot Hall of Famer - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jan 15, 2019

Blue Jays Quick Hits: Ronny Brito, Yangervis Solarte, and more

Blue Jays news and notes from the morning of January 14th, 2019, including the assignment of two recently acquired prospects and a potential landing spot for the recently non-tendered Yangervis Solarte. Ronny Brito Assigned to Bluefield Shortstop Ronny Brito, one of the two prospects acquired by the Blue Jays in the Russell Martin trade, has […] Blue Jays Quick Hits: Ronny Brito, Yangervis Solarte, and more - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jan 15, 2019

Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leaders- Position Players

The Toronto Blue Jays played their first franchise game on April 07th, 1977, some 42 years later, we look at the Top 15 WAR position players in franchise history. Toronto has seen 782 different players register at least one major league at-bat since the organization’s existence, this statistic also includes pitchers who have tempted their […] Blue Jays All-Time WAR Leaders- Position Players - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Jan 15, 2019
Tuesday Bantering: Travis Snider signs with the Diamondbacks

Tuesday Bantering: Travis Snider signs with the Diamondbacks

That, and some absurdly priced premium tickets. Travis Snider, that Toronto Blue Jays outfielder from 2008 to 2011, is still going strong, signing a one-year minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’s been assigned to the Reno Aces, Arizona’s triple-A affiliate. He last appeared in the majors in 2015 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and has suffered with injuries since. After electing free agency after the 2017 season, Snider tried his luck in independent baseball, signing with the Atlantic League’s Long Island Ducks. He’ll turn 31 before the start of the 2019 season. In his...
Jays Journal Jan 15, 2019

Blue Jays: What can we glean from Marcus Stroman’s contract this year?

After failing to settle on a contract for the past two offseason, the Blue Jays had to go to arbitration with Marcus Stroman. The two sides quickly reached an agreement this winter, leaving me to wonder what we can glean from the process this time around. Before I even start, let me just outright state […] Blue Jays: What can we glean from Marcus Stroman’s contract this year? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Jan 14, 2019

Blue Jays Bullpen 2019: Have The Jays A Secret Weapon?

Sam Gaviglio is a strong candidate to be moved to the bullpen in 2019.  Might he be better in that role that people expect? They Jays will enter 2019 with an “interesting” bullpen. Ken Giles (and his zero blown saves in 2018) should close, with Ryan Tepera and David Phelps setting up.  But then […] Blue Jays Bullpen 2019: Have The Jays A Secret Weapon? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Jan 14, 2019
Today in Blue Jays History: Jays Trade Troy Glaus for Scott Rolen

Today in Blue Jays History: Jays Trade Troy Glaus for Scott Rolen

his trade was a much better one that the one that got us Mike Sirotka. The Cardinals sent us Scott Rolen for Troy Glaus. Although the trade was made official on January 14, 2008, we knew about it a couple of days before and Hugo (miss you Hugo, follow the bread crumb trail back to us) wrote about it on the 12th. This was one of those terrific challenge trades that you rarely see. Straight one for one, third baseman for third baseman. They were about the same age, Troy 31, Scott 32. Both power hitters. Two of the best at their position. Neither player was happy with his team. Glaus had...
Jays Journal Jan 14, 2019

Blue Jays and Ryan Tepera fractions apart in arbitration filings

The Toronto Blue Jays and reliever Ryan Tepara are fractions apart in salary negotiations, however, both sides still failed to find common ground before the arbitration filing deadline. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Ryan Tepera filed for $1.8 million while the Toronto Blue Jays countered at $1.525 million. MLB Trade Rumors had projected Tepera […] Blue Jays and Ryan Tepera fractions apart in arbitration filings - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Jan 14, 2019
2017 Blue Jays: Where are they now?

2017 Blue Jays: Where are they now?

A check in on old friends One of the ways the Blue Jays were looking to improve their roster in the 2017/2018 off season was in addition by subtraction. By cutting those who were deemed to be at or below replacement level and signing or trading for players with upside, the team hoped to “raise the floor” and secure better support for their star players. I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at how those players (along with some who were believed to be traded at their peak value) fared during the 2018 season. In the first part of this series, we will take a look at players who...
Jays Journal Jan 14, 2019

Blue Jays: Alex Anthopoulos’ imprint won’t go away any time soon

While a lot of the imprint that Alex Anthopoulos left behind has moved on from Toronto, the former GM left a few parting gifts that will keep giving for quite some time. We’ve watched the identify of the Toronto Blue Jays change quite a bit over the last few years, especially with the departure of […] Blue Jays: Alex Anthopoulos’ imprint won’t go away any time soon - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Jan 14, 2019
Today in Blue Jays History: Trade David Wells for Mike Sirotka

Today in Blue Jays History: Trade David Wells for Mike Sirotka

January 14, 2001, the Blue Jays traded a 37 year old David Wells and Matt DeWitt to the White Sox for Mike Sirotka, Mike Williams, Kevin Beirne and Brian Simmons. The only two that mattered were David Wells and Mike Sirotka. DeWitt and Williams were traded back for each other before the season started. The Jays released DeWitt after the season, he had a 3.79 ERA, with 22 hits and 10 walks in 19 relief innings for the Jays, in 2001. Williams never did make it to the majors. Beirne pitched 7 innings, with a 12.86 ERA, for the Jays and then was let go after the season was over. Simmons was a...
Jays Journal Jan 14, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays make it count with Nova Scotian fans

The Blue Jays, known nationwide as Canada’s baseball team, ventured to Halifax, Nova Scotia to meet with fans, explore the wonders of Eastern Canada, and most of all, remind of us of the universality deeply embedded within this great game of ours. I’ll be honest, I don’t know all that much about Nova Scotia, or […] Toronto Blue Jays make it count with Nova Scotian fans - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Jan 13, 2019
Arbitration wrap: Jays settle with all but Tepera

Arbitration wrap: Jays settle with all but Tepera

And a little bit of looking ahead Late Thursday into Friday made for an exciting 24 hours, as the Blue Jays first reached agreement with David Phelps and then created a roster spot by moving longtime stalwart Russell Martin to the Dodgers. That overshadowed what would otherwise have been the main event on the calendar, the deadline for arbitration eligible players and teams to settle on 2019 contracts or file their proposed figures for the arbitration panel. The Jays ended up agreeing with eight, with Ryan Tepera the lone holdout and seemingly destined for a hearing next month. Let’s...
Tip of the Tower Jan 13, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays: John Axford is the right fit during rebuild

John Axford would like to return to the Toronto Blue Jays and he would make for a good addition during a period of transition for the franchise. It’s been a busy few days for the Toronto Blue Jays, with the trade of Russell Martin and resolving matters with their arbitration-eligible players. The team also announced the […] Toronto Blue Jays: John Axford is the right fit during rebuild - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts

Blue Jays Player News

  • Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman

    Blue Jays: What can we glean from Marcus Stroman’s contract this year?

  • Clayton Richard

    Clayton Richard

    Blue Jays trade Oliver Drake to the Rays

  • Matt Shoemaker

    Matt Shoemaker

    Blue Jays: My thoughts on Matt Shoemaker and Clayton Richard

  • Aaron Sanchez

    Aaron Sanchez

    Blue Jays: Al Leiter an example of why we can’t give up on Aaron Sanchez

  • Kevin Pillar

    Kevin Pillar

    Blue Jays: Update on players avoiding arbitration

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