The Blue Jays “STUFF” Report – Volume 12

The Stuff report is winding down! After this one, there will be one more official Stuff report. After that – who knows. The abyss??? One thing is for sure – I will miss screwing up Joshua Howsam’s entire schedule by telling him there’s a Stuff report coming (only to realize that I had already done one the week before). I’ll need to find new ways to screw with his schedule...
Via BP Toronto
59 minutes ago

Tony Sanchez ‘pissed,’ addresses quarterback change

UNLV’s loss on Saturday was an ugly one. Any momentum the UNLV Rebels (1-3) football program had scrapped together 15 games into the Tony Sanchez era seemed to disappear into the Nevada desert on Saturday night. This weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, the Rebels turned in a sloppy performance against an Idaho Vandals team that entered the game as more than two touchdown...
Via Mountain West Connection
1 hour ago

Poll: Should The Blue Jays Issue Michael Saunders A Qualifying Offer?

Back on August 16, I posted a forecast of which free agents could receive qualifying offers from their teams this offseason.  Michael Saunders was listed as one of my “easy calls” to receive the one-year, $16.7MM contract, with one important caveat.  Saunders, at that point, had been in a month-long slump, so I noted that the Blue Jays could re-consider issuing Saunders a QO...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
12 hours ago

Five keys to the Blue Jays’ walk-off victory over the Yankees

Upton’s walk and run, Benoit’s big inning and other crucial moments in the Jays’ 4-3 win.
Via Toronto Star
14 hours ago

Blue Jays rally in 9th, hold wild-card lead, beat Yankees

TORONTO (AP) Ezequiel Carrera drove in the tying run with a squeeze bunt in the ninth inning, Edwin Encarnacion hit a winning single and the Toronto Blue Jays held their AL wild-card lead, rallying past the New York Yankees 4-3 Sunday. Toronto leads Baltimore by 1 1/2 games for the top AL wild-card spot. The Blue Jays have won a team-record eight straight at home against the Yankees...
Via Associated Press
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays walk off with third straight win over Yankees

Encarnacion drives in winning run as Toronto rallies in bottom of ninth.
Via Toronto Star
18 hours ago

WATCH: Pillar: We’re doing little things right

Kevin Pillar talked after the Blue Jays’ come-from-behind win over the Yankees.
Via SportsNetCanada
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Blue Jays 4, Yankees 3; Wild Finish Gives Toronto Their Third Straight Victory

Coming off of two straight shutouts of the New York Yankees to start the weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays were looking to dominate again today against a suddenly free falling Yankees team. Marco Estrada had to pitch out of trouble a couple of times, but he came up in the clutch and escaped a seventh inning jam by striking out the side. In the end, Estrada lasted seven innings, allowed...
Via BP Toronto
18 hours ago

The Toronto Blue Jays are in pole position

The Toronto Blue Jays are entering play today 1.5 games up in the American League Wild Card. Toronto will send Marco Estrada to mound to take on the New York Yankees and right-handed starter Michael Pineda. This is a pivotal game for Toronto, as they will face the Baltimore Orioles in their next series, which is obviously an extremely important set. The game today should be an easy...
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays reflect on Jose Fernandez tragedy

“The amount of energy that he brought to the field was special,” said Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
Via Toronto Star
22 hours ago

Jose Bautista Has a Knack for Coming up with the ‘Big Hit’

For many, the lasting image from the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 postseason was this; Jose Bautista ceremoniously flinging his bat in the air after a no-doubter home run off Sam Dyson in Game 5 of the ALDS. That home run crushed the playoff aspirations of the Texas Rangers and simultaneously exorcised the Toronto Blue Jays’ playoff demons. Without that home run by Jose Bautista,...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 day ago

This Week in Blue Jays: Remembering R.A. Dickey, the Hopeful Ace

His final line read as such: 0.1 IP, 0 hits, 1 run (0 earned), 0 strikeouts, 0 walks, 11 pitches, and 7 strikes. Losing pitcher of record. While the Seattle Mariners were celebrating their extra-innings walk-off win against the Blue Jays Wednesday evening, R.A. Dickey walked off the mound for what may have been the last time in a Toronto uniform. It was a moment of heartbreak for...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

The Worst Called Ball On Record

Last Monday, in what was a pretty critical game against the Mariners, Josh Donaldson got ejected in the seventh inning. Officially, he was ejected for arguing balls and strikes, but, unofficially, he was ejected for being a jerk. During his seventh inning at-bat, Donaldson tried to check a swing, and he disagreed with the determination that he didn’t check it enough. A couple pitches...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Debuts Some Brand New White & Gold Cleats

If ever there were a player on the Blue Jays roster to find the perfect combination of function and fashion, it would be Josh Donaldson. Over the years, he’s made some progressive style choices, both on and off the field. This was just the latest in the Bringer of Rain’s interesting uniform choices. For the first time this season, not only did Josh Donaldson opt to go with the...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
2 days ago

WATCH: Tulowitzki: If I can give some emotion these guys are gonna feed off it

Troy Tulowitzki talked about the importance of the Blue Jays’ final games of the season and bringing emotion to the ballpark.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: It’s a Long September, Blue Jays Fans

Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows has some advice for Toronto Blue Jays fans as the team is in the midst of a heated playoff race; it’s a long September. Or at least, his look-alike does. ‘Tis the season for Toronto Blue Jays pump-up songs and parodies, and this video is an early entry in what will surely be a cavalcade of songs if the Jays squeak into the postseason and make...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
3 days ago

WATCH: Jose Bautista does backwards home run trot to admire dinger

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is just as good at celebrating home runs as he is hitting them. Bautista delivered one of the most epic bat flips we’ve ever seen last season, but he changed his tune a bit during Wednesday night’s game. This time, after hitting a game-tying home run in the ninth inning, he elected to do a backwards trot down the first-base line to celebrate...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Goins on Travis: Media, people at home need to relax

Ryan Goins offers up strong words of support for teammate Devon Travis, who’s had some struggles in the field of late, says he’s working his ass off for this ball club, and people should just relax.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Red Sox Are Basically Last Year’s Blue Jays

Last year’s Blue Jays didn’t win the World Series. They probably could’ve, though — they were absolutely good enough. They certainly gave the Royals fits. And the Blue Jays appealed to me in particular because I’m a little bit of a contrarian, and the Blue Jays could hit the crap out of the ball. Every October, we hear about the importance of pitching. And, you know, the...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto's Marco Estrada pitching no-hitter through 6 innings

SEATTLE (AP) Toronto right-hander Marco Estrada is throwing a no-hitter through six innings against the Seattle Mariners. Estrada has allowed just two baserunners Monday night in the opener of a key three-game series. Toronto holds a two-game lead over Seattle for the second AL wild card. Estrada walked Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz with two outs in the fourth inning. Kyle Seager...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Why was Ryan Goins sporting drawn-on hair in Blue Jays dugout? (vid)

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins typically sports a clean-shaven scalp. But while seated in the dugout during Thursday’s tilt against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Goins appeared to have some kind of drawn-on hair sprouting out from beneath his cap. SportsNet’s Faizal Kahmisa was one of the first to notice the bizarre look. lol Ryan Goins taped his head to make it...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays are falling fast

The Toronto Blue Jays are no longer perched atop the American League East, as they have dropped seven of their last ten games. The Jays fell to the Boston Red Sox today by a score of 11-8. Aaron Sanchez was surprisingly terrible today and could not back up his hitting, as he only lasted 3.2 innings, allowing six earned runs to score. The bullpen was not much of a help today either...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Josh Donaldson for American League MVP

This week, we’re running a series of posts laying out the case for the most compelling candidates for the American League’s Most Valuable Player Award. These posts are designed to make an affirmative argument for their subject and are not intended to serve as comprehensive looks at every candidate on their own. The authors tasked with writing these posts may not even believe...
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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