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MLB Rumors: Dan Johnson working on a knuckleball to extend career

Years ago Dan Johnson was viewed as an up-and-coming slugger.  He was a power hitting first baseman whose bat was going to take him a long way.  But, nine years an four teams later the 35-year-old Johnson is looking for a job.  In order to extend his career, Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Johnson is working on developing his knuckle ball to keep his career going. Johnson...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ 2015 Budget and Free Agent Targets

The fact that Blue Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos has stated that none of his stars are going anywhere, it gives fans some hope that maybe there’s another kick in the can somewhere with the current core – not without some hopeful roster additions though. But how much money will Anthopoulos have to work with? Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star accurately surmised that, as of right...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthopoulos: Dialogue but no deal with Cabrera

Mere weeks stand between Melky Cabrera and the open market, and it looks as though the switch-hitting outfielder will reach free agency, as expected. “Clearly both sides right now can’t seem to get together for various reasons,” Alex Anthopoulos said on The Jeff Blair Show on Sportsnet 590 The FAN Friday. Yet the Blue Jays general manager said the team has had “some conversations”...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Front Office, Part 2: Alex Anthopoulos

The GM’s tenure in Toronto has been good, but a cloud of mystery has been recently cast over him and the 2014 deadline The date was October 3rd, 2009. The Toronto Blue Jays let go of General Manager (GM) J.P Ricciardi, a man who was bold and not afraid to speak his mind during his tenure as GM. In step a bright, young, understudy who is also Canadian, Alex Anthopoulos. Anthopoulos’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Injury Update: Daniel Norris undergoes arthroscopic elbow surgery

Ben Nicholson-Smith is reporting that Toronto Blue Jays top pitching prospect, Daniel Norris underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery.  The procedure reportedly removed bone spurs from his elbow.Daniel Norris had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left elbow per #BlueJays. Recovery time: six weeks.— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) October...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Gamble On Anthony Alford About To Pay Off

The Toronto Blue Jays took a gamble on Anthony Alford when they selected the toolsy outfielder in the 3rd round of the 2012 Amateur Baseball Draft knowing his vested interest was playing football for Southern Mississippi University. Many teams attempted to lure the quarterback away from football as Alford was touted to be a 1st round talent but Alex Anthopoulos was not deterred....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mets Target Jose Reyes This Offseason, And What Would It Take?

Jose Reyes will go down as an all time great Met. Our first ever batting champion ranks sixth in batting average, second in runs, third in hits and of course, first in triples and stolen bases. Reyes will forever be loved by Mets fans. This offseason, the Mets could be searching for a shortstop, and SNY’s Gary Cohen would love nothing better than to see Reyes back in Flushing...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista busts up reporter over Twitter

If you are a sports reporter, calling out the universally popular Jose Bautista is probably not the way to make many friends.  Or any friends.  Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun decided against conventional wisdom to poke at the Blue Jays All-Star RF with regard to trade deadline comments.  Bautista put him in his place quickly: .@simmonssteve who are you and why are you talking...
Via Reading Between The Seams
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Toronto Blue Jays Ever Experience October Again?

As the season dwindles down and the Toronto Blue Jays complete yet another season that ends at 162 games, I cannot help but wonder how much more the city of Toronto, this great nation of Canada, and the loyal fans abroad can endure. It’s great that we have two World Series titles in our trophy case but we have not made the playoffs since then, so what does that say about the front...
Via The Sideline
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Five lessons learned in 2014

With the 2014 fantasy baseball season over, it’s time to take a look back on the year that was and see what lessons we can glean from the previous 162 games. With less than 190 days until Opening Day 2015, the time to start preparing is now. Here are five lessons that we learned in 2014: 1. Clayton Kershaw is in a league of his own Despite missing six or seven starts, Clayton...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Casey Janssen, Adam Lind

The Toronto Blue Jays might have a couple decisions to make this offseason including players Adam Lind and Casey Janssen, two draft picks for the Jays in the 2004 draft.#483436863 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Shi Davidi on sportsnet.ca:Together they’ve been through a build-up, a tear down and a second build-up, and now they’re facing the possibility that...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Toronto Blue Jays

It wasn’t supposed to be this way for the Toronto Blue Jays. After a depressing 2013, the Jays played like they were shot out of a cannon to start the 2014 season. Their season peaked on June 6th, when Toronto was 38-24, six games clear of the Yankees in the AL East. It was all downhill from there – Toronto scuffled their way to a 42-53 mark after that, better than just four...
Via The Outside Corner
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista's fake toss to stands doesn't go over well with Yankee fans (VIDEO)

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista tried to have a little fun with Yankees fans in the later innings of Saturday's game at Yankee Stadium but the joke didn't fly too well with the Bomber faithful.Joey Bats thought it would be a hoot to gesture toward the Yankee Stadium crowd like he was going to throw a ball into the stands.Not!Realizing that this might lead to some hefty...
Via The Other Paper
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Blue Jays' Casey Janssen catches foul ball in cap

Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Casey Janssen caught a foul ball with his cap, and made it look easy, in the bullpen during Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay.The fly ball by Rays batter Wil Myers was hit into the Blue Jays bullpen in foul territory near left field. Janssen stood up from his spot on the bench and made a great catch, and probably saved some fans in the...
Via Holdout Sports
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Melky Cabrera freaks over sound of thunder

During Wednesday night’s Blue Jays-Rays game at Tropicana Field, we saw something we don’t see too often at a domed stadium – a rain delay. Prior to the delay, a clap of thunder scared the bejeezus out of Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera. Yeah, I think I could watch that a time or two. As for the delay itself, it wasn’t technically a rain delay – it was caused by a block...
Via The Outside Corner
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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