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Aaron Sanchez’ Improving Pitch Mix

In the second half of last year, the Toronto Blue Jays called upon prized pitching prospect, Aaron Sanchez, to pitch out of their bullpen and boy did he ever impress. In 33 MLB innings, he only surrendered 14 hits and 4 earned runs along with 9 walks and 27 strikeouts. He relied on a sinker, fastball, curveball and occasional changeup mix, but last September, he essentially became...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Hoffman Hits 99 in Pro Debut

Toronto Blue Jays prospect Jeff Hoffman made his long-awaited professional debut last night, and while he hit a speed bump during his start, he showed more than enough of the front of the rotation potential the Blue Jays envisioned when they made the East Carolina product the 9th overall pick in last year’s draft, despite having undergone Tommy John surgery a month before. Pitching...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jay C Russell Martin JUMPED into the Angels dugout

Russell Martin attempts to track a foul ball but runs out of room and hops on the railing, jumping into the Angels' dugout.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Prospect Chris Carlson is a Complete Outfielder

After finding success drafting a Division II player in Kevin Pillar four years ago, Alex Anthopoulos’s staff used the same approach in the later rounds of the 2014 MLB draft. While many organizations are kicking themselves for passing on Pillar; the Toronto Blue Jays are hoping they have found another sleeper outfield prospect in Chris Carlson.Selected in the 28th round (834th...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Jeff Hoffman Make It To The Toronto Blue Jays In 2015?

Jeff Hoffman made his MiLB debut tonight with the Dunedin Blue Jays Today sure marked a fun day for the city of Toronto. As you’ve probably heard, the Toronto Maple Leafs hired a new head coach in Mike Babcock. The Toronto Argonauts were officially sold to Larry Tanenbaum and Bell Media as well as announce they were moving into BMO Field for the start of 2016. For fans of the Toronto...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Sanchez tosses career-high innings in loss (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays rookie Aaron Sanchez was sharp in his latest start, tossing a career-high 7.1 innings in a loss. Though his team didn't score enough runs to earn him a win, the Jays have to be encouraged by the 22-year-old's strong start. Here are the highlights:
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes ready for rehab assignment

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has bene sidelined with a rib injury, but it looks like he will be making his way back shortly. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Reyes will be beginning his rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Buffalo.While the Jays aren't quite saying when he will actually return, Chisholm "the expectation is that he will be available to play at some...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Donaldson unleashes profanity on Angels

An ugly scene ensued during Monday’s Toronto Blue Jays-Los Angeles Angels tilt at Rogers Centre when Josh Donaldson had issues with the Angels’ dugout and unleashed a crude comment and provided an exclamation point of sorts courtesy of an obscene gesture. Things began with a terse exchange between the Blue Jays third baseman and Angels...Read More The post Josh Donaldson unleashes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rookie Daniel Norris looking to regain form in Buffalo

Daniel Norris thought he was ready. After cracking the Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation out of spring training, he experienced dead arm and was sent down to Triple-A Buffalo. He told the Vancouver Sun, "it literally felt like something hit me in the stomach. I’d never felt anything like that. I literally had to grab my side. It was like a stitch.”In three starts with Buffalo...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson to Mike Butcher: “F*** You. Suck My C***.”

The Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays are currently treating us to some epic day baseball, with both teams combining for 13 runs through six-plus innings. But things turned up to another level when bat-licker extraordinaire, Josh Donaldson, got testy with Angels pitching coach, Mike Butcher. For whatever reason, Donaldson was on the receiving end of some chirping from Butcher...
Via Busted Coverage
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Rough week leaves them in last

The Toronto Blue Jays have lost 6 of their 7 games this past week. They are now sitting in the last place, 5 games back in the American League East Division, which is not too bad of a deficit considering how poorly they have performed recently. The Blue Jays found a different way to lose every night last week, whether it was a bullpen collapse, a less than stellar performance from...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson Licking His Bat

This is what happens when you’re playing in Houston and there’s some serious barbecue action going on in the clubhouse before a Friday night game. One thing leads to another and Josh Donaldson is licking barbecue sauce off his bat. Or it’s just a tradition during his ABs. No clue. This embed is invalid" />   It was on Friday night so I’m...
Via Busted Coverage
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Deja Vu: Chris Collabello off to a hot start in 2015

With Toronto’s outfielders dealing with a myriad of issues this season, and with Dalton Pompey being sent down after struggling through the first month, journeyman Chris Colabello found himself up with the big club unexpectedly. All he’s done since that call up came on May 5. After posting a .337 batting average with five homeruns through the first month at AAA, Colabello arrived...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A Theory on Russell Martin’s Framing Numbers

Projection systems tend to look at reality a whole lot more soberly than us humans, who can fall madly in love with a player on the basis of aesthetic appeal alone. That’s why most offseason columns here at FanGraphs reviewing free-agent acquisitions tend to damper down instead of ramp up excitement. So it is a […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays offense is thriving, despite rotation and youth scuffling

The Toronto Blue Jays entered 2015 fully embracing a youth movement. General manager Alex Anthopoulos has a history of sticking with out of option veterans, so it was refreshing to see him stick with the 25 best players for once. The Jays entered the season with a franchise high six rookies on their 25-man roster. These rookies weren’t here to sit and watch, they were going...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays broadcaster not happy with intro...on live TV (Video)

Toronto Blue Jays television broadcaster Buck Martinez was unhappy with the beginning of his intro for Saturday's game against Boston. Unfortunately, Martinez was on live TV, so he couldn't get a do-over.[AA] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

JABO: The Emerging Josh Reddick

If you sort the Major League leaderboards by runs scored for each team, you’ll find the Toronto Blue Jays at the top of the list. That’s probably no big surprise, given that they feature prodigious sluggers like Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Josh Donaldson; the Blue Jays have some serious thump in the middle of […]
Via Fangraphs
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays hitting coach suspended 14 games for confronting umpires

MLB has suspended Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby a whopping 14 games for “postgame conduct toward the umpire crew”. The incident reportedly occurred after Toronto’s game in Boston on April 29th. TOR hitting coach Brook Jacoby has received a 14-game unpaid suspension for his postgame conduct toward the umpire crew on 4/29 at Boston. — MLB Communications (@MLB_PR...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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