10:11 PM EDT, Sun October 21, 2018
Jays Journal 9 hours ago

Blue Jays: David Bell named Reds’ manager

David Bell is the new manager of the Cincinnati Reds, taking him out of the running for the Toronto Blue Jays job. According to an official team announcement early Sunday morning, the Cincinnati Reds have named former San Francisco Giants VP of player development David Bell as their new manager. The release also notes that […] Blue Jays: David Bell named Reds’ manager - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 9 hours ago
Sunday Bantering: Weekend Jays stuff

Sunday Bantering: Weekend Jays stuff

Congratulations to the Dodgers for their 7 game win over the Brewers. It was a very good, very interesting series. The Brewers look like that should be good for the next few seasons. Their best players are young and under team control, they have a manager willing to try things and a good front office. We might be seeing them again in the playoffs. Cross a name off the list for Blue Jays manager. David Bell signed up for the job with the Reds. That should leave us with four possibilities: Rocco Baldelli, Brandon Hyde, Joe Espada and, maybe Ed Sprague. I’ve only seem the one mention of...
Jays Journal 15 hours ago

Blue Jays Managerial Rumours – Oct. 20, 2018

An update on the managerial search of the Toronto Blue Jays, from October 20th, 2018. Espada Out of Twins’ Running According to Jon Heyman of Fancred, Astros bench coach Joe Espada is “believed out” in the race for the managerial position of the Minnesota Twins. Espada has long been connected to the Jays, and this […] Blue Jays Managerial Rumours – Oct. 20, 2018 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter Oct 20, 2018
Today in Blue Jays History: The Catch

Today in Blue Jays History: The Catch

Hard to believe this was 26 years ago: The Jays won the game, 3-2, taking a 2 game to 1 lead in the series. Without that catch, we likely wouldn’t have won the game (2 runs would have scored and the Braves would have a runner in scoring position with no outs) and might not have won the series. This play came in the 4th inning, with no score yet. Joe Carter would hit a home run in the bottom of the inning to give us the lead. Juan Guzman gave up a tying run in the 6th. Deion Sanders doubled, Terry Pendleton singled and David Justice single to drive in Sanders, but Guzman got out of the...
Bluebird Banter Oct 20, 2018
Saturday Bantering: Jays links

Saturday Bantering: Jays links

Happy Saturday. I’m looking forward to tonight’s game 7. It has been a very good series. The Astros disappointed me. Of course, I wonder what would have happened if the fan interference call went the other way. Jon Lott has his second in a series of looking at ways the Blue Jays are trying to fix their deficiencies by working on them in the minor leagues. The other day he had a very interesting story on improving defense. Today is it is about improving baserunning. It is in the Athletic, so there is a subscription fee, but this series alone makes the fee a bargain. John mentions that...