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Dalton Pompey: Give Him Some Time

This ten-game Toronto Blue Jays  homestand promised to be a memorable one for local product Dalton Pompey, but it turned out to be one for all the wrong reasons. The usually solid defensively Pompey misplayed a pair of balls, and it turned into four runs for Atlanta, as the surprising Braves took two of three from Toronto this weekend. The first miscue was a twisting, winding route...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week: Devon Travis

His Major League Baseball career may be just two weeks old, but one rookie from Florida State is making his presence felt at the big league level. Toronto Blue Jays’ second baseman Devon Travis is the Professio”Nole” Athlete of the Week for the third time in five weeks. Travis earns the honor for the week of April 14th through the 20th. Through 13 games, the Blue Jays are 6...
Via Noled Out
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Looking Back: Jesse Carlson’s Houdini

In this space the past few weeks we have closely examined a particular week in the history of the Toronto Blue Jays. In this case of Week #3 of the season there is something in one particular game from the Blue Jays’ 2008 season that had never before happened in team history, nor has it since. A “Houdini” in baseball is a term I used to think only I used, and I would apply...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Travis d’Arnaud is blossoming into catcher of the future

Editor’s Note – This piece was written before Sunday’s injury. Ever since being acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, there have been high expectations for Travis d’Arnaud from just about everyone. The talent has always been apparent, but it was a matter of staying healthy and having confidence that have enabled d’Arnaud to reach his full potential. We are finally...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AL East Top 10 Prospect Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the AL East. 1. Daniel Norris LHP – Blue Jays: From afar, Norris’ numbers from his first two games won’t look particularly pretty. Delving deeper into them however, the 22 year old has...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

You’re Devon That I Want

I got the chills! They're multiplying. And I'm losing all control. Because the fantasy value Devon Travis is supplying--well, for lack of a better word, it's electrifying. Oo oo oo! Oh yes, indeed. Friday night Travis was 2-for-5 with his third home run and two RBI. He's leading off for a mighty Blue Jays line up, batting .375 and he's currently on a six game hitting streak with...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays SS Reyes has cracked rib, out for weekend series

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has a cracked rib on his left side and will miss this weekend's series against Atlanta. Reyes won't play again until at least Tuesday against Baltimore. Toronto is off Monday. Reyes believes he got hurt on a check swing last Friday against Baltimore. He said an MRI this week revealed the cracked rib and a strained muscle. He left Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Face Difficult Decision Ahead

Canadian Michael Saunders is almost ready for action after tearing the meniscus in his left knee during practice in late February. After stepping on a sprinkler head while shagging balls, Saunders’ original timeline for return had him coming back at the All-Star break. Now, after conducting successful surgery, the outfielder is a week away from return, maybe even less. Saunders...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle Considering Retirement at End of 2015

According to CBS Sports, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle is considering retirement at the end of the 2015 season. Buehrle is in the final year of his contract that he signed with the Marlins and is due to make $19 million. In a stellar career, Buehrle just won his 200th game to start the 2015 season. In this his 16th season, he is 2-0 with a 3.75 ERA. Buehrle will...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Reyes Rib Fracture

View image | The Toronto Blue Jays just found out that SS Jose Reyes has a fractured rib and they could place him on the DL.  It is possible to play through, but painful.  Reyes is off to a nice start, hitting .324 with 3 doubles and 5 RBI.  It looks like Ryan Goins will play SS for the Blue Jays.  Devon Travis or Dalton Pompey will have to hit leadoff,...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes (oblique) to miss weekend series vs. Braves, possibly more

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes will miss at least the next three games vs. Atlanta after leaving Thursday's game with a sore left oblique in the first inning. Reyes, who initially sustained the injury last Friday vs. Baltimore, said he has felt no improvement. "I was playing through it, but I feel like yesterday, and today, it kind of got worse," Reyes told reporters. "I...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays recall infielder Ryan Goins

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled infielder Ryan Goins from triple-A Buffalo and designated right-handed pitcher Todd Redmond for assignment. Goins played in six games for Buffalo this season and batted .350 with a double and three RBIs. This spring the left-handed hitter produced a .315 average in 28 games with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and seven RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar climbs wall, steals homer from Tim Beckham (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Kevin Pillar climbed the outfield wall and stole a home run from Tampa Bay Rays batter Tim Beckham during the seventh inning of Wednesday night's game at the Rogers Centre.The fans gave Pillar a standing ovation after his amazing catch, which is clearly one of the best of the season so far.Pillar also went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Blue...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kevin Pillar climbs wall to rob home run

Your browser does not support iframes. On Tuesday, Nolan Arenado presented a candidate for Major League Baseball’s catch of the season by making a spectacular grab down the third base line. The following day, Kevin Pillar did his best to one up him. In the top of the seventh inning, Rays second baseman Tim Beckham...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Apr 15

Yesterday was a disappointing day for the Official Lineup. Matt Andriese and the Rays shut down the Blue Jays’ thumpers — Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista combined for 2.00 points and neither Jose Reyes nor Josh Donaldson managed double digits. Garrett Jones, my massive sleeper for the day that I had in all lineups, went hitless, and Jake Arrieta, who I chose over Matt Harvey...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista breaks out bat flip after drawing walk (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista broke out a nice little bat flip after drawing a walk in the sixth inning of Monday night's game against Tampa Bay. Bautista walked three times in the game, but never made it around to score. The Rays beat the Blue Jays 2-1.H/T BC. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista on Darren O’Day: I know he’s not going to blow 87 mph by me

The bad blood that exists between Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista and Baltimore Orioles pitcher Darren O’Day was on display once again on Sunday, with Bautista getting the last laugh this time around. With the Jays leading 8-7 in the top of the eighth, O’Day threw a fastball up near Bautista’s head. Bautista stared...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: opening day observations

The Toronto Blue Jays got their season off on the right foot, beating the New York Yankees handily 6-1 earlier today. There were a number of notable occurrences from the game: Drew Hutchison dazzled in his first season opener, with a line of 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 HR, 2 BB, and 3 SO. Hutchison didn’t necessarily have his best stuff, but he was his usual gritty self. After only...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Urgent News Footage: Edwin Encarnacion Still Baseball T-Rex

At some level, Opening Day represents the birth of a new season and facilitates all the optimism associated with new beginnings. At the same time, however, that new season is also embedded within a perpetual cycle of recurring baseball seasons and their attendant narratives and symbols. Pursuant to that latter point, one finds that while […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Six Bold Predictions

Opening Day is just two days away, and thus it’s time for bold predictions about the Toronto Blue Jays’ 2015 season. Without further ado… 1. Dioner Navarro doesn’t get traded Dioner Navarro There are many reasons why Dioner Navarro shouldn’t be traded, and I predict that he won’t get dealt. Someone will get hurt, or the Jays will see the upside in having Navarro’s...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Devon Travis Gets His Shot in Toronto

For the second year in a row, the Blue Jays headed into spring training with no clear second baseman. Last year, their second base competition featured Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, Munenori Kawasaki, Chris Getz and Steve Tolleson. Unsurprisingly, this quintet ranked last in our preseason, second base positional power rankings with a collective projection of 0.1 WAR. Nonetheless, the Jays […]
Via Fangraphs
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Millionaire Blue Jays Pitcher Daniel Norris Lives In A Van Behind Wal-Mart (Video)

Just call him the man in the van. Daniel Norris is one of baseball’s top-ranked prospects, but he certainly doesn’t live like one. The 21-year-old Toronto Blue Jays pitcher signed to play with the organization out of high school, earning a $2 million signing bonus for inking the deal, yet he willingly calls a 1978 Volkswagen van home during the offseason. The Johnson City...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Pillar’s t-shirt makes light of his sneeze-related injury (photo)

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar experienced one of the most ignominious injuries by a baseball player — of which there are stupefyingly countless instances — when he suffered a strained oblique muscle that was induced by sneezing. Pillar, 26, demonstrated at least he has a snarky sense of humor about his rather embarrassing injury...Read More The post Kevin Pillar’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris' VW van for joyride on field

The unique lifestyle of Toronto Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris has been extensively profiled heading into spring training, and for good reason. After all, has there ever been another major league player who has taken up a permanent residence in a van? The 21-year-old Norris, a Tennessee native, is a wanderer and enjoys a...Read More The post R.A. Dickey takes Daniel Norris’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Stroman tears ACL, out for season

What a lousy week for pitchers. Yu Darvish, Cliff Lee, and Gavin Floyd have been felled by their arms, and now Marcus Stroman will join them on the disabled list after tearing the ACL in his left knee during practice today. Surgery to repair a torn ACL will cause him to miss the entire 2015 […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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