1:38 PM EDT, Tue May 22, 2018
Bluebird Banter 56 mins ago
Poll Time: Do you approve of the job Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins are doing?

Poll Time: Do you approve of the job Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins are doing?

We haven’t done one of these in a while, and it’s likely not fair to do it in the middle (hopefully closer to the end) of a Blue Jays slump, but I thought we’d do it anyway. I’ll give my couple of complaints: The thing that will always drive me nuts about baseball front offices is indecision. The Blue Jays front office....right now they seem to be running a master class in indecision. For shortstop, after the Diaz injury the Jays: Used Lourdes Gurriel (he was close by, playing second after they shipped out Travis). Gurriel, had a bad day, out he goes, up comes Richard Urena...
Jays Journal 2 hours ago

Blue Jays, Kendrys Morales, and the only trade fit I can find

It’s almost universally agreed that Kendrys Morales and his contract are not tradable, but I think I may have found a reasonable solution. As the Blue Jays continue their tough stretch of games lately, the winds of change are starting to blow, at least according to fans wanting to see the ship get righted in […] Blue Jays, Kendrys Morales, and the only trade fit I can find - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 3 hours ago
2018 Draft Preview: Reviewing the 2017 Draft

2018 Draft Preview: Reviewing the 2017 Draft

The 2017 draft was the first for the Blue Jays under new scouting director Steve Sanders, continuing the transition fully to the Mark Shapiro/Ross Atkins era. With the draftees less than one year into their pro careers, it’s really too early to be doing much in the way of evaluating the draft class, even despite the majority being collegians and having played upwards of four months in pro ball with the attendant data. Nonetheless, I’ve included a summary table below as for the other drafts reviewed; after that is a brief review of whose prospect stock is significantly up and down since...
Jays Journal 3 hours ago

Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Garrett Richards

Tuesday, May 22, the Blue Jays begin a difficult, important series against another tough AL West team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Angels will send the veteran right-hander Garrett Richards to the mound. The Blue Jays will counter with the steady J.A. Happ. Garrett Richards was drafted by the Halos tenth overall in […] Blue Jays Opposing Pitcher Report: Garrett Richards - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bluebird Banter 4 hours ago
Game #48 Preview: Richards vs Happ

Game #48 Preview: Richards vs Happ

Angels (26-21) vs Blue Jays (22-25) The Blue Jays welcome Mike Trout and Angels into town for a 3 game series, starting tonight at 7:07 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter J.A. Happ starts game 1 for the Jays. Through his first 9 starts, Happ is 5-3 with a 4.15 ERA. After a pair of rough outings, Happ rebounded in his last start against the Mets, throwing 7 shutout innings allowing 2 hits while striking out 10. It was the third time this season that Happ has struck out at least 9 batters while walking none. Happ’s ability to generate strikeouts this season has been impressive. His 11.42 K/9 is 6th...