7:40 PM EST, Fri November 16, 2018
Bluebird Banter 7 hours ago
Jays name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach

Jays name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach

Shi Davidi tells us that the Blue Jays have promoted their minor league hitting coordinator Guillermo Martinez to be there hitting coach, replacing Brook Jacoby. Martinez was a hitting coach and infield coach back in 2012 and then was a in the Cubs system as a minor league hitting coach for four seasons before before coming back to the Jays this year. He was drafted by the Marlins in the 15th round of the 2006 draft and played 3 year in their system and then spent 3 years in independent ball. You can see his numbers here. He’s 34. And the Jays have hired Carson Cistulli from FanGraphs...
Jays Journal 8 hours ago

Blue Jays to name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach

Guillermo Martinez will reportedly replace Brook Jacoby as the hitting coach on the major league staff. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, who reported the promotion early Friday, the Blue Jays have a new hitting coach, as they are set to name Guillermo Martinez to the major league coaching staff. He will replace Brook Jacoby […] Blue Jays to name Guillermo Martinez hitting coach - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 8 hours ago
Rule 5 overview: breaking down the infield and catching mix

Rule 5 overview: breaking down the infield and catching mix

After working our way through the more complicated outfield and pitching mix, we finish with the areas that are less interesting from a Rule 5 perspective. Starting with the infield: Established MLB regulars: Justin Smoak Established MLB players: Brandon Drury, Aledmys Diaz, Kendrys Morales MLB wild cards: Devon Travis, Troy Tulowitzki Unestablished but MLB level/ready: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Rowdy Tellez Prospects: Richard Urena Other/bubble: Yangervis Solarte Rule 5 eligibles: Kevin Vicuna, nominally There’s really nothing to discuss about the Rule 5 directly when it comes to the infield,...
Jays Journal 10 hours ago

Blue Jays Prospect Interview: Andy McGuire

Recently, Jays Journal sat down with 2018 28th round draft pick Andy McGuire to discuss his career goals, playing style, and the feeling of being in such an exciting organization. McGuire, a 23-year-old two-way player, spent his first professional season playing for the Rookie-level Bluefield Blue Jays of the Appalachian League. An outfielder/first baseman and […] Blue Jays Prospect Interview: Andy McGuire - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 11 hours ago

Blue Jays: Is David Paulino a viable rotation option in 2019?

Could the likes of a David Paulino be a viable starting rotation option for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019? If the season were to begin tomorrow the Toronto Blue Jays rotation would currently consist of Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Ryan Borucki, Sean Reid-Foley and insert name here for the fifth and final spot. It […] Blue Jays: Is David Paulino a viable rotation option in 2019? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More