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Baby Toronto Blue Jays Fan Just Can't Stay Awake

When your team is not hitting anything (Blue Jays had three on the night) and getting killed by the opposition (Red So had 18 hits) a game can be kind of boring. Call it a hunch, but with the home team Blue Jays down 14-1 this little guy was probably not the only person in the stadium sleeping.via Cut4 Loading...
Via FatManWriting
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays designate ex-closer Sergio Santos for assignment

Sergio Santos saved 30 games for the White Sox in 2011 and then that offseason the Blue Jays acquired him to take over as their closer, but he’s been injured and ineffective since then and today Toronto designated him for assignment. Santos figures to pass through waivers unclaimed by the other 29 teams because a) he’s got a 7.78 ERA in 28 appearances this season, and b) he’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Nolan Reimold

The Toronto Blue Jays fell out of first place at approximately the same time that they had many injuries to key players. Among those players are Brett Lawrie, Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, and Nolan Reimold. All four could begin Minor League rehab assignments at some point late in the coming week. Barry Davis of SportsNet Toronto made the announcement Sunday afternoon.AA says...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Giants “taking their best shot” at Chase Utley

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe drops the following blurb in his weekly Sunday notes column … Chase Uthttp://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/20/blue-jays-giants-taking-their-best-shot-at-chase-utley/ley, 2B, Phillies — Right now it doesn’t appear that Utley is going anywhere because he can invoke his 10-5 rights and it looks as if he wants to remain in Philadelphia...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto in on everyone

The Toronto Blue Jays need help.  They had a very large lead in the division and were cruising to the playoffs.  But reality, along with injuries hit, and now they need help at numerous positions.  Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports:Word is the Blue Jays are in on everyone, from David Price to Hamels to Ben Zobrist and Chase Utley. “They’ve got their scouts looking...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kendall Graveman ready for next level

2014 has been a very busy year thus far on the farm for the Toronto Blue Jays. In light of the mega-trades in December of 2012 that saw six of the organization’s top prospects traded away, the club’s minor-league affiliates have worked overtime in trying to develop the existing talent they have left. One name who has soared under that extra attention is Kendall Graveman, selected...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Some Second Half Thoughts: Kicking Tires On Rasmus

A couple of things have been on my mind recently as we get set to open the second half of the season. No preamble. Here they are: Free Agent Target? As expected, the crop of free agents after the 2014 season is miserable, but there is one guy who intrigues me. Should platoon options over the second half not work out for the long haul in left field, I’d kick the tires on Colby...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez and the Trevor Rosenthal Experiment

On Thursday night, preseason consensus top-50 prospect Aaron Sanchez made his first appearance of the season out of the bullpen for the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. Sanchez’s move to the pen is notable for several reasons, even though he already had 14 relief appearances on his minor league resume (though […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez Son Impersonates Jose Bautista Perfectly

The son of Detroit Tigers veteran Victor Martinez has been watching a few Toronto Blue Jays games as you can see by this bang-on impersonation of slugger Jose Bautista. The younger Martinez has the Joey Bats stance and swing nailed perfectly as he shows it off during the Home Run Derby festivities. Post by Jose Bautista. The post Victor Martinez Son Impersonates Jose Bautista...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

ESPN Blows Jose Bautista Graphic, Says He Plays for the Yankees

ESPN had weeks to plan their graphics for tonight’s Home Run Derby and still got it wrong for Toronto’s, not New York’s, Jose Bautista:   Follow Andrew Doughty on Twitter @Adoughty88 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

“Monkey Never Cramps:” Munenori Kawasaki’s Latest Gem of An Interview

Toronto Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki won’t be on hand for MLB’s All-Star festivities this week, which is too bad considering he’s certainly got one of the best personalities in all of baseball. The Japanese shortstop has plenty of fans simply because of his hilarious interviews alone and Kawasaki submitted his latest gem this past weekend in Toronto. Kawasaki joined...
Via Next Impulse Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Jose Bautista takes diplomatic approach on the matter of trade deadline upgrades

This may have been Jose Bautista at his most diplomatic. As he spoke, Bautista was sitting in a clubhouse riven by injuries and colonized by nine players who spent significant chunks of the season in Triple-A Buffalo. But the Toronto Blue Jays’ slugger said he believes his team can remain a contender “with the bodies we have here.” Which, as anyone paying attention knows...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Munenori Kawasaki: A Monkey Never Cramps.

Blue Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki has been great for interviews since entering the league, and the one he gave on Friday was another gem. He ended up having to sit the game out because his hamstring cramped up on him. When asked about it after the game he explained how he usually avoids them (bananas) and why they work.@Ajeeth_CRZListen to it--funny, funny stuff.[theScore] Loading...
Via FatManWriting
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jose Bautista slams bat in dugout, breaks it

Your browser does not support iframes.Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista broke his bat in the dugout after repeatedly smacking it against the bench during Tuesday night's game against the L.A. Angels.Bautista was expressing his frustration after lining out to open the sixth inning, and his teammates had to clear out of the way to avoid becoming accidental victims of his...
Via Holdout Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Potential Players The Toronto Blue Jays Could Target

The Toronto Blue Jays brain-trust are weighing their options and calculating their risks in an attempt to bolster the Jays current roster before the looming trade deadline. Speculation has been swirling with baseball prognosticators pressing for a lead on a rumor or possible pending transaction laden with prospects. The Jays were caught asleep at the wheel not willing to pony up...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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