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WATCH: Benches clear during Royals-Blue Jays game

It’s a day that ends in -Y. The Kansas City Royals are pissing teams off by throwing at players once again. Sunday’s situation in Toronto started in the first inning when Edinson Volquez hit Josh Donaldson with the first pitch of his at bat. (video here because MLBAM is stupid) Note that home plate umpire Jim Wolf warns both benches after the plunking, which would seemingly...
Via The Outside Corner
24 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Royals fall to Blue Jays 5-2 in a testy game

TORONTO -- Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team. Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth. It was the climax of...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays appear to have realized they are a big market team

The city of Toronto, Ontario has a population of 2.62 million maple leaf loving Canadians. The population of its metropolitan area is 5.58 million. Both of these figures make it the fourth-most populous city in North America, behind only New York City, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. Finally, the good folks running the Toronto Blue Jays have begun to grasp this fact. Toronto is a big...
Via Baseball Essential
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays: Finally landing the ace they need

It has been no secret that the Toronto Blue Jays need some pitching this season. With easily the most potent offense in all of baseball, the Blue Jays still find themselves only one game over .500 and six games back of the New York Yankees in the American League East division. So as the trade deadline approached, Toronto tried and tried to get a big name pitcher on their staff, but...
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Kendrys Morales Avoids Russell Martin's Tag at the Plate In Masterful Fashion During Royals-Blue Jays Game

Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin should have tagged Kendrys Morales out on the lay below. He had the ball he was able to get in position. Somehow Morales pulled off a tremendous trick by stopping his slide and letting Martin's momentum take him past the plate so he could step over him and score.Well done. Well done indeed.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 Things We Learned From Deadline Day: Toronto Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has thrown down the cards. The 2015 trade deadline saw five new faces head north of the border; here are five things we learned. 1. Anthopoulos and the Blue Jays are ‘all in’ No more than 11 minor-leaguers were dealt in trades that brought Troy Tulowitzki, LaTroy Hawkins, David Price, Mark Lowe and Ben Revere to the Blue Jays...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays hook Price up with a locker full of popcorn

For being one of the hottest names in baseball–especially at this most recent MLB trade deadline–pitcher David Price seems to still enjoy the simpler things in life. Like, oh I don’t know, a stall for of his favorite snack food upon arriving at his new home with the Toronto Blue Jays. All I'm asking for from @bluejays is to have the BIGGEST trashbag of popcorn waiting for...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Blue Jays acquire Mark Lowe

The Toronto Blue Jays have continued to be active prior to the deadline.  They have now added to their bullpen as they have traded for right-handed reliever Mark Lowe of the Seattle Mariners in exchange for three minor league prospects as reported by Chris Cotillo of SB Nation. The Blue Jays needed to bolster their the relief corps before the deadline and despite having already...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price’s Blue Jays Career Starts With Flat Tire On Trip To Toronto (Photo)

David Price sounds excited to be on his way to Toronto. Now, if he could just actually get there. The left-handed pitcher was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday in one of the biggest Major League Baseball non-waiver trade deadline deals we’ve seen this season. However, Price is having some issues getting to Toronto to join his new teams. The left-hander sent out several...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

David Price’s start with a new team after being dealt by the Detroit Tigers to the Toronto Blue Jays this week couldn’t have gotten off to a more inauspicious start after the pitcher apparently suffered a flat tire on his way to his new home. Price alerted the masses of his trip to Toronto being...Read More The post New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the prospects in the David Price trade

In yet another blockbuster deal, the Toronto Blue Jays have landed David Price from the Tigers in exchange for lefty hurlers Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd. More pitching prospects on the move! Once again, I’ve applied my fancy computer math to these players to try to get some sense of these pitchers’ futures. […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sign of things to come; Troy Tulowitzki has big first game for Toronto Blue Jays

Welcome to Canada, Troy Tulowitzki. In his first game with the Toronto Blue Jays after being dealt by the Colorado Rockies, Tulowitzki went 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored in the Blue Jays 8-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. After striking out in his first at-bat to extend his 0-for-21 hitless streak, Tulowitzki righted the ship in his...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Push Chips to Middle, Acquire David Price

Well, if you weren’t sure if the Blue Jays were really going for it or not, here’s your answer. A few days after acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto has shipped out pitching prospects Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd to rent the last few months of David Price‘s 2015 season, giving them the #1 starter […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Have Jon Niese On Their Radar

The Toronto Blue Jays are still shopping for starting pitching despite already acquiring David Price on Wednesday, according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. “According to an organizational source, the team is still looking at options on the trade market, with both rotation and bullpen options on the table.” “Two options that the Jays […]
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Trade for David Price

The Detroit Tigers recently opened up definitively to selling their impending free agents, and the Toronto Blue Jays made use of that. The teams...
Via Athlon Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly traded for Detroit Tigers pitcher David Price. Shortly after reports surfaced indicating that the Los Angeles Dodgers were considered the favorites for Price, the Blue Jays are said to have ramped up their pursuit of the 29-year-old. david price is going to toronto. norris is going back in deal....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki’s trade to Blue Jays causes ‘Jeopardy!’ answer fail (pic/vid)

Troy Tulowitzki was traded from the Colorado Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays this week, and through no fault of anyone, the move gave rise to an inaccurate correct answer-and-question during Wednesday’s airing of “Jeopardy!” The answer was in a category about MLB teams that have never won the World Series, and it read, “In...Read More The post Troy Tulowitzki’s trade to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tulo hits first home run with Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki didn’t waste any time endearing himself to Toronto fans in his debut with the Blue Jays. (Although the Rogers Centre crowd was already welcoming, judging from the ovation he received before his first at-bat.) After striking out in his initial plate appearance, Tulowitzki did not miss the opportunity Phillies pitcher Jerome Williams teed up, leaving an 88 mph...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack Of Three-Baggers Part Of Reyes’ Downfall

You have to think the Toronto Blue Jays are smiling at having just gotten rid of Jose Reyes’ contract. Chortling maybe. Under their breaths. What has he done? That is the question Jays’ executives have asked for a long time. Injuries set him back but that’s not all. Sure, the Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki in return in the Reyes’ blockbuster and his salary is quite astronomical...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Drew Hutchison Really Change His Slider?

If you look at the movement charts on Drew Hutchison‘s slider, it seems obvious: the Blue Jays’ righty starter had more drop late last year, when he was going well. This year, the pitch is harder and firmer, and he’s not going well. So he’s missing that slider he had, right? Well, maybe not. We […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Troy Tulowitzki felt 'blindsided' by trade to Blue Jays

Troy Tulowitzki knew he could be traded before Friday’s deadline, but the former Colorado Rockies shortstop apparently expected a little more warning than what he received. According to Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post, Tulowitzki heard of the deal with the Toronto Blue Jays when he was removed during the ninth inning of Monday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Per Saunders...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman still eyeing September comeback

Before the 2015 season, the Toronto Blue Jays were dealt a devastating blow by losing out on Marcus Stroman.Stroman was seen as a breakout candidate after compiling a 11-6 record with a 3.26 ERA in his rookie campaign.In injuring his knee, the initial prognosis had him sidelined for the entire 2015 season.He's having other thoughts, though:It's unlikely the Blue Jays will rush him...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Hutchison’s Road Troubles Go Back To 2014

TORONTO, CANADA – JUNE 8: Drew Hutchison #36 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes his way from the bullpen to the dugout before the start of MLB game action against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 8, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) So far in 2015, it’s been well documented the road struggles of Toronto Blue Jays’ starter...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulo to Toronto: The latest sign that Hal is not his father

There's a saying in the Yankiverse, whispered whenever a big free agent signs with Washington or California. It goes this way: "This wouldn't have happened if Ol' George were still alive..."Yep. If Ol' George were still kicking, the Yankees would have signed Max Scherzer, James Shield, Nelson Cruz, Robbie Whazhisname, the original cast of Glee and - absolutely, obviously,...

Bautista calls out Cowherd over comments on Dominicans

ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd said some less than flattering things about Dominican baseball players on his show Thursday, and Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista is none too pleased. Speaking on his weekday show “The Herd,” Cowherd commented on the criticism that the Miami Marlins have received for hiring general manager Dan Jennings, a guy...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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