8:41 PM EST, Wed November 14, 2018
Bluebird Banter 7 hours ago
The season that was: Lourdes Gurriel

The season that was: Lourdes Gurriel

A look at Lourdes’s 2018 season The Blue Jays signed Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to a 7-year, $22 million contract before the 2017 season. Lourdes played all the infield spots and left field in the Cuban National Series. Gurriel had great batting stats in Cuba. In 2016, he hit .344/.407/.560 with 10 home runs, 21 walks and 23 strikeouts in 59 games. He didn’t do as well as we expected in 2017, hitting .229/.268/.339 splitting time between Dunedin and New Hampshire. He did do much better in the AFL, .291/.309/.494, but that was in just 81 PA. I’m sure that we discount the effect of...
Bluebird Banter 10 hours ago
Rule 5 overview: breaking down the pitching mix

Rule 5 overview: breaking down the pitching mix

Continuing from where we left off in the outfield on Monday, we’ll look at the pitching side in terms of how the 40-man roster and beyond break down in Rule 5 terms: Established MLB starters: Marcus Stroman, Ryan Borucki Established MLB relievers: Ken Giles, Ryan Tepera MLB wild cards: Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini Unestablished but MLB level/ready: Tim Mayza, Thomas Pannone, Sean Reid-Foley Prospects: Julian Merryweather, David Paulino Other/bubble: Danny Barnes, Sam Gaviglio, Mark Leiter Plausible Rule 5 eligibles: Travis Bergen, Corey Copping, Yennsy Diaz, Conor Fisk, Jon Harris, Jackson...
Jays Journal 10 hours ago

Blue Jays: Dear fans, it’s okay to think outside the box

There has been a lot of displeasure recently within the Blue Jays community about speculation articles. Here’s my two cents. Dear frustrated Blue Jays fans, It’s that exciting time of the year when free agents are signed and trades are made! Enough of the season that just passed, it’s about the future. Unfortunately, if you’re […] Blue Jays: Dear fans, it’s okay to think outside the box - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 11 hours ago

Blue Jays: Randal Grichuk and the complete outfield

The Blue Jays might not need to add another outfielder, as Randal Grichuk, a perfectly capable outfielder, could be all they need in the coming seasons. It’s obvious that the Toronto Blue Jays will have a dominant offensively charged infield for years to come. With a bevy of talented youngsters coming up through the system, […] Blue Jays: Randal Grichuk and the complete outfield - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal 12 hours ago

Blue Jays: Former pitcher attempting MLB comeback

Former Toronto Blue Jays reliever Mark Lowe is attempting an MLB comeback after not appearing in the majors since 2016 with the Detroit Tigers. The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Mark Lowe at the 2015 trade deadline from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitcher Rob Rasmussen and a pair of minor leaguers. Lowe cashed in on […] Blue Jays: Former pitcher attempting MLB comeback - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More