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BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blue Jays' Encarnacion extends hitting streak to 24 games with HR

  Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has extended his career-long hitting streak to 24 games with a three-run homer in the first inning against Detroit. Encarnacion's streak is the longest in the majors since Colorado's Nolan Arenado had a 28-game run in 2014. Encarnacion connected against right-hander Buck Farmer for his 27th homer, giving Toronto a 3-0 lead on Saturday. The designated...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Tulo trade pieces continue to perform

With the Troy Tulowitzki trade now a month old, the three pitchers the Rockies received in the trade continue to perform well in the minors. While it is too early to make any concrete judgment, right now it seems as if the Colorado Rockies and the Toronto Blue Jays both got what they wanted in this mega trade. Jeff Hoffman has received a lot of the spotlight, and rightfully so,...
Via Mile High Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hit three HRs in 5-3 win over Tigers

TORONTO (AP) -- Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki hit back-to-back homers, Jose Bautista also connected and the Toronto Blue Jays won for the eighth time in 10 games, beating the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Friday night. Ian Kinsler and Anthony Gose homered for the slumping Tigers, who have lost seven of eight. R.A. Dickey (9-10) pitched 6 2/3 innings to win his sixth straight decision...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should Ben Revere Hit Leadoff for the Blue Jays?

An intense debate has developed over the course of the past few weeks among Toronto Blue Jays fans?  Should Ben Revere, acquired in the trade deadline frenzy along with fellow tradee Troy Tulowitzki, replace Tulo at the top of the lineup? This debate is rooted in a couple of assumptions:   one is that your leadoff hitter should be one of those speedy, pitcher-distracting hitters...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Return of Marcus Stroman

I’m not sure what is more impressive; that Marcus Stroman is closing in on a return after tearing his ACL six months ago, or that he went back to Duke University to work towards his Sociology degree during the DL stint. After the incident that happened during Pitchers Fielding Practice on March 10th, many wrote off the 24-year-old as done for the season. From my experience with...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Roberto Osuna Win The AL Rookie Of The Year?

Roberto Osuna has made a strong case for 2015 AL R.O.Y. It was just a few days ago that Fox Sports Baseball analyst, Jon Morosi was quoted saying that his vote for the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year (R.O.Y) would be the Toronto Blue Jays 20 year old closer, Roberto Osuna. Now, the quote also was in the context of if their was an award that said “Most Valuable Rookie”...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Prospect Clinton Hollon Impressive After Tommy John Surgery

There’s a lot of excitement buzzing around the Toronto Blue Jays organization right now as the club went all in at the trade deadline and built a playoff-caliber ball club at the major league level. While fans are excited, and rightfully so, it came with a hefty price tag as the organization dealt away 11 pitching prospects in the process of building a contender. While stripping...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista ends Sportsnet boycott

On the same day a report confirmed that Jose Bautista was in the midst of a months-long boycott of Sportsnet, subsequent statements from the Toronto Blue Jays slugger indicate that he has ended his interview embargo related to the team’s television broadcast partner. Bautista made his lifting of the boycott known to the Toronto Star’s Richard Griffin prior to Wednesday’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Holy mother of god did Ben Revere make a leaping catch last night

Here's a little story of Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Ben Revere leap and catch on Texas Ranger Delino DeShields' line drive, holding on as he lands up against the wall in the 3rd inning: Wow, wow, wow, wow.Wow.Please follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Like us on Facebook, Or return home for award winning writing.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista boycotts Sportsnet over refusal to pay for rookie's suit

    Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista has not conducted an interview with Sportsnet, his team’s official television broadcasting station, in over three months. Bautista has been committed to boycotting the network, and now we know why. According to Brendan Kennedy of The Toronto Star, Bautista has refused to speak with anyone from Sportsnet since a TV segment featuring...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons why Ben Revere should replace Tulowitzki at leadoff

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY SportsFive reasons why Ben Revere should replace Troy Tulowitzki as the Toronto Blue Jays leadoff hitter. 1. Tulowitzki hasn’t done much in that role since his first few games after the trade to Toronto, and he’s never been a leadoff hitter. Being a great hitter does not automatically make you a great leadoff hitter. Tulowitzki had never been placed...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Stroman throws simulated game, wants to 'come back and dominate'

Things have been going well for the Toronto Blue Jays - and it could be getting better.Marcus Stroman took the next step in his rehab from a torn ACL, throwing a simulated game on Monday.“I feel great,” Stroman told Sportsnet. “My pitches feel great. I was throwing all through the rehab process. I kept my pitches pretty sharp and was always practising, spinning the ball, and...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: Josh Donaldson’s MVP Push

This past weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays swept the Los Angeles Angels in a three-game series, dominating the Halos by a combined score of 36-10. The series represented a few important points: not only did the three wins vault the Jays over the New York Yankees for sole possession of first place in the AL East, but it also featured a matchup of the current favorites in the AL MVP...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

“LaTroy Hawkins is So Old…”

If you’re following LaTroy Hawkins on Twitter, surely you’ve noticed that it has started to resemble a “Match Game” transcript more than his regular feed. And playing the role of Gene Rayburn, it would seem, Hawkins’ Toronto Blue Jays teammate…David Price. Haha everyone please send @LaTroyHawkins32 some old jokes! The ones thus far are very comical! — David Price ...
Via Hall of Very Good
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson is giving Mike Trout a run for the MVP

Mike Trout, to nobody’s surprise, is having another marvelous season. He’s the clear front runner for the American League MVP, posting his usual gaudy stats while playing league best defense in center field. Trout’s MVP play usually means there aren’t many other players playing near his level, but Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson has emerged as a serious competitor...
Via The Outside Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the new faces with the Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays (64-52) have reeled off 16 wins in their last 19 games, largely due to the clubs acquisitions near the trade deadline, which saw the club bring in shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, pitcher David Price, outfielder Ben Revere and relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Mark Lowe. Here’s how each of those players have performed with the Blue Jays thus far. Troy Tulowitzki...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price jokes on Twitter about random drug test

    Every so often, Major League Baseball players are subjected to random drug tests. On Saturday, it was David Price’s turn. Price, of course, passed and took the opportunity to thank MLB for the boost of confidence it gave him. Hey @MLB thanks for that boost of confidence with that drug test yesterday…BUT I'm all me PED free baby!! — David Price (@DAVIDprice14)...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Filling the MLB playoff picture: Can Toronto win the AL East?

As play begins today baseball has just two divisions led by the team that was expected to win in March: the NL Central and West. While the Dodgers and Cardinals had challenges from the Pirates and Giants, respectively, baseball’s other four divisions have been seemingly up for grabs. The Mets currently enjoy a lead over the Nationals and last year’s Cinderella team, the...
Via The Sports Post
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Surge in Blue Jays ticket sales justifies Troy Tulowitski trade

The Toronto Blue Jays are one of the hottest baseball teams in the major leagues, and most of it can be attributed to the team’s trade-deadline acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price. There was of course a significant financial risk inherent to bringing in superstars of their magnitude and the exorbitant salaries players of their caliber demand. But according to a study...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Revamped Blue Jays Bullpen Playoff-Ready

You’ve probably heard about the Troy Tulowitzki trade. The one that turned the Toronto Blue Jays’ already mighty offense into a juggernaut incapable of losing. The trade for David Price made some news, too. A team with a few mid-rotation starters but lacking an ace at the top and depth at the bottom was reinvigorated with the acquisition of one of the best pitchers in Major...
Via Fangraphs
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays are built to last

October baseball is all about momentum. Sure, big, impressive records are nice and they do win division titles, but what really matters as fall baseball approaches is who is playing the best in that moment the brackets are taking shape for the postseason. It is what allowed two teams to rise from the Wild Card play-in game a year ago and sort out their differences all the way to...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A Non-Biased Look At The Toronto Blue Jays’ Playoff Chances

  Aug 8, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price (14) pitches in the second inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Before I get bombarded by my colleagues here at BHC or by the Toronto Blue Jays fan base in general, here are some disclaimers. 1) I am not Canadian, although my father’s...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: The rise of rookie closer Roberto Osuna

With the Toronto Blue Jays finally surpassing the New York Yankees for first place in the American League East division Wednesday night, it’s worth examining a key piece behind their recent success. Besides the big names that were already prevalent at the season’s start, as well as those arriving at the trade deadline, a name recently ringing many Toronto fans’ ears is the...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Overachieving Underachieving Blue Jays Juggernaut

As a counter to the idea that baseball is complicated and unpredictable: sometimes, baseball can seem ever so easy to understand. Not long ago, the Blue Jays traded for Troy Tulowitzki, perhaps or probably the very best shortstop. Shortly thereafter, the Jays also traded for David Price, easily one of the very best starting pitchers. Since Tulowitzki joined the lineup, the Jays have...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar Defies Gravity To Make Terrific Leaping Catch (Video)

We all know the Toronto Blue Jays can mash. Apparently they’re not too bad in the field, either. Center fielder Kevin Pillar arguably is the Jays’ best glovesmith, and he certainly proved that Thursday night with one of the best catches of the season. In the eighth inning of Toronto’s contest against the Minnesota Twins, batter Miguel Sano launched a line drive into the gap...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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