BLUE JAYS RUMORS & GOSSIP

3 Up 3 Down: Morales Goes Yard, Biagini Brings It, Urena’s Tough Day

Real – live – baseball – on television. Not only one game, but two Blue Jays games were broadcasted yesterday as the club took action in split squad games against the Phillies and the Yankees. Many more eyes were on the “A” squad game which featured many more of the Blue Jays’ regulars, and plenty of them didn’t disappoint: Kendrys Morales, Jose Bautista and Joe Biagini...
Via Blue Jay Hunter
1 hour ago

Breaking Down the Blue Jays Strong Pitching Depth

The oft expressed concern about almost any pitching staff, no matter how seemingly talented, is depth. It is a truism in baseball that you can never have too much pitching.  In particular Blue Jays fans have been muttering all winter about the lack of starting pitching depth behind their admirable rotation, but also many were suspicious of the bullpen options until the recent signings...
Via BP Toronto
3 hours ago

Blue Jays drop two, Biagini tinkers with change

Joe Biagini sticking with relief role, Kendrys Morales homers in spring debut.
Via Toronto Star
15 hours ago

New lefty Howell loves Google-happy Jays fans: Griffin

Replacing Brett Cecil with J.P. Howell, no stranger to AL East, in primary left-handed relief role could work out just fine.
Via Toronto Star
15 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman or Aaron Sanchez?

The Toronto Blue Jays have two young starting pitchers with loads of potential on their hands: Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez. One of these right-handers was dominant last season, while the other floundered in what was anticipated to be a breakout season for the young man. Which one of these is primed for a better season? The less experienced Sanchez, or the bounce back candidate...
Via isportsweb.com
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bourn broke finger catching football

A football player getting injured catching a football is nothing really out of the ordinary. A baseball player getting injured catching a football is definitely something out of the ordinary. According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, two-time All-Star outfielder Michael Bourn, currently a member of the Baltimore Orioles organization, broke the ring finger on his right hand catching...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays talk a good game with union boss in camp: Griffin

Jays' annual session with Tony Clark runs past two hours, delays start of practice.
Via Toronto Star
2 days ago

WATCH: Wilner: Don’t be surprised if Biagini starts season in Buffalo

Blue Jays voice Mike Wilner says Joe Biagini may start the season in Buffalo, seeing as though he has minor league options and there's many guys battling for bullpen spots that don't.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hazel helps put Blue Jays through the 'Car Wash'

Blue Jays Central's Hazel Mae explains the 4 stages of the 'Car Wash' for capturing video and images for all Blue Jays players for photos, commercials, in-stadium entertainment.
Via SportsNetCanada
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Grilli: I'm 40 and still learning this game

Veteran reliever Jason Grilli says if you can’t have fun out there and joke with the guys, it’s not worth it, and at 40 years old, he’s still learning and adjusting to this game every day.
Via SportsNetCanada
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays' Josh Donaldson misses workout with calf injury

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson missed the team's first full-squad workout Saturday because of a calf injury. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said the third baseman tweaked his right calf while running sprints a day earlier. He was scheduled for an MRI and further evaluation. Donaldson injured the same calf last April but did not miss any significant time. Donaldson...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Gibbons, Blue Jays have higher hopes

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is determined to guide his team into its third consecutive AL Championship Series. And to finally win it. Recent flirtations with a pennant were satisfying for a franchise that failed to reach the postseason even once after winning a pair of consecutive World Series titles nearly a quarter-century ago. Gibbons wants greater...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bautista back, Encarnacion gone from retooled Blue Jays

Only one of the two sluggers who helped turn the Toronto Blue Jays into a contender will still be playing ball north of the border this season. Unfortunately for the Blue Jays, it's not the one they wanted the most. Edwin Encarnacion, whose 11th-inning home run beat Baltimore in last year's AL wild-card game, called Toronto his ''first choice'' in free agency following a Championship...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles' Chris Davis: Jose Bautista is ‘easy to dislike’

Chris Davis made it pretty clear on Saturday that he’s no fan of Jose Bautista.Bautista re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays two weeks ago after going a few months on the free agent market. There was some speculation that the Baltimore Orioles would have interest in Bautista, but that didn’t end up happening.Instead, Bautista will remain with Baltimore’s AL East rival, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 1/27: Prepping for a weekend of battles

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy birthday to Chris Collinsworth, Brian Engblom, Matt Stover and Gavin Floyd. On this date in 1969 Chuck Noll was named the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The team has only had two other head coaches since then.Daily brain workoutName every head coach in the history of the Pittsburgh...
Via Yardbarker
January 27, 2017  |  Discuss
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