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  • Report: Mets have highest offer to Trevor Bauer
    • Report: Mets have highest offer to Trevor Bauer
    The Mets upped their push for Bauer after George Springer opted to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays....2021
  • • MLB rumors: Cardinals, Phillies seeking rotation help; Blue Jays considering James Paxton, Taijuan Walker
    Here is Thursday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • Report: Blue Jays still considering Paxton, Walker to upgrade rotation
    • Report: Blue Jays still considering Paxton, Walker to upgrade rotation
    2021
  • Report: Liriano, Jays agree to minor league deal
    • Report: Liriano, Jays agree to minor league deal
    The Toronto Blue Jays and veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, according to the Toronto Sun....2021
  • • Blue Jays, Francisco Liriano Agree To Deal
    10:00pm: Liriano will make a $1.5MM salary and could earn performance bonuses if he gets to the majors as a Jay, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet tweets. 9:12pm: The Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano, as Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun first reported. He’ll get an…...2021
  • Report: Blue Jays showing interest in Molina
    • Report: Blue Jays showing interest in Molina
    2021
  • Source: Anderson, Phillies agree to 1-year deal
    • Source: Anderson, Phillies agree to 1-year deal
    Chase Anderson, who went 1-2 with a 7.22 ERA in 10 appearances for the Blue Jays in 2020, has reached a one-year deal with the Phillies and will compete to be the starting rotation, a source told ESPN....2021
  • MLB Power Rankings: Big winters push Blue Jays, Mets into top 10
    • MLB Power Rankings: Big winters push Blue Jays, Mets into top 10
    2021
  • • AL East Notes: Vazquez, Angels, Tanaka, Blue Jays, Taillon
    The Angels signed Kurt Suzuki this offseason, and with a catching corps of Suzuki, Max Stassi, and Anthony Bemboom, adding an upper-tier backstop “would be a luxury and not a necessity” for the team, FanSided’s Robert Murray writes.  However, the Halos have at least checked in on some prominent catchers, including Christian Vazquez of the…...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Reds interested in Willy Adames and other shortstops; Blue Jays outfielders drawing interest
    Here is Sunday's hot stove buzz...2021

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Blue Jays injury and suspension

  • Blue Jays, All-Star closer Kirby Yates agree to deal
    • Blue Jays, All-Star closer Kirby Yates agree to deal
    This could be an enormous pickup for the Blue Jays bullpen, but it will depend on how well Yates bounces back from the bone chips in his right elbow that limited him to 4 1/3 innings last year....2021
  • • Four Teams Showing Interest In Jake Odorizzi
    Despite an injury-shortened 2020 season, right-hander Jake Odorizzi is getting a lot of attention on the free agent market.  The Giants, Blue Jays, and Mets have all shown interest in Odorizzi, according to ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (subscription required), and the Twins are also keen to re-sign their former All-Star. Between a back strain, a blister…...2020
  • • Ken Giles Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
    Oct. 1: Giles’ surgery was performed yesterday, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. It’s hard to imagine him pitching much in 2021 — if at all. Sept. 21: Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, plagued by arm injuries throughout the season, is headed for Tommy John surgery that will quite likely wipe out the entirety of his…...2020
  • • Blue Jays Outright Wilmer Font
    Blue Jays righty Wilmer Font cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster, per the transactions log at MLB.com. Font remains in the club’s 60-man player pool, however, and because he was on the team’s initially listed playoff player pool, he’d be eligible to pitch in the postseason should injuries prompt a need to…...2020
  • • Blue Jays closer Giles set for Tommy John surgery
    Toronto Blue Jays closer Ken Giles will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, likely causing him to miss all of 2021 and impacting the deal he will receive as a free agent this offseason....2020
  • • Blue Jays closer Ken Giles to undergo Tommy John surgery
    Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, plagued by arm injuries throughout the season, is headed for Tommy John surgery....2020
  • • Blue Jays closer Ken Giles needs Tommy John surgery, likely will miss entire 2021 season
    Manager Charlie Montoyo made the announcement on Monday...2020
  • • Blue Jays' Giles to undergo Tommy John surgery
    2020
  • • Ken Giles To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    Blue Jays closer Ken Giles, plagued by arm injuries throughout the season, is headed for Tommy John surgery that will quite likely wipe out the entirety of his 2021 campaign as well. Giles first announced the move via his wife’s Instagram account, and Toronto skipper Charlie Montoyo has confirmed as much, per ESPN’s Marly Rivera…...2020
  • • Blue Jays put Giles on IL with elbow injury, activate Hernandez
    2020

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Blue Jays trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Report: Mets have highest offer to Trevor Bauer
    The Mets upped their push for Bauer after George Springer opted to sign with the Toronto Blue Jays....2021
  • • Report: Liriano, Jays agree to minor league deal
    The Toronto Blue Jays and veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano have agreed to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, according to the Toronto Sun....2021
  • • Blue Jays, Francisco Liriano Agree To Deal
    10:00pm: Liriano will make a $1.5MM salary and could earn performance bonuses if he gets to the majors as a Jay, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet tweets. 9:12pm: The Blue Jays have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with left-hander Francisco Liriano, as Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun first reported. He’ll get an…...2021
  • • Rangers To Sign Sam Gaviglio
    The Rangers are in agreement with Sam Gaviglio on a minor-league contract, reports MLBTR’s Steve Adams (Twitter link). He’ll receive an invitation to major league spring training. Gaviglio has seen big league action in each of the past four seasons, mostly as a member of the Blue Jays. Primarily a starting pitcher early in his MLB…...2021
  • • Athletics Rumors: Semien, Olson, Chapman, Fiers
    The Athletics lost stalwart shortstop Marcus Semien to the Blue Jays via free agency this week, and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that Oakland never made a formal offer before Semien signed in Toronto for $18MM. Rather, the A’s “floated”  the concept of a one-year deal at a $12.5MM guarantee. Given that $12.5MM would…...2021
  • Steven Matz’s Mets tenure done in by fastball tweak
    • Steven Matz’s Mets tenure done in by fastball tweak
    Steven Matz believes he knows why 2020 turned into such a dumpster fire for him: He got caught speeding. The left-hander, traded by the Mets to the Blue Jays on Wednesday night, introduced himself to the Toronto media Friday by explaining his hopes for a bounceback from last year’s disastrous 9.68 ERA in nine games.......2021
  • • The Saturday Morning Post: Springer Has Finally Sprung
    Howdy-do, folks. I surely do 'preciate you stopping by for the latest in the world of offseason baseball. The Blue Jays made three exciting signings, only to have it turn into two exciting signings (unless a Tyler Chatwood signing excites you, then you can still call it three) because the Astros swooped in. For a few hours there, the Jays lineup looked pretty damn formidable. I still really dig i...2021
  • Mets send Steven Matz to Blue Jays as Trevor Bauer looms
    • Mets send Steven Matz to Blue Jays as Trevor Bauer looms
    Steven Matz’s mixed Mets tenure came to a close Wednesday night with a trade that sent him north of the border. The left-hander was shipped to the Blue Jays for three minor league prospects, the team announced. Matz was tendered a contract earlier in the offseason for $5.2 million but became expendable with the Mets’......2021
  • Steven Matz has farewell message for Mets fans
    • Steven Matz has farewell message for Mets fans
    Steven Matz apparently has no hard feelings that the New York Mets traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. “I’ll always be grateful to the Mets for the opportunity to play for my hometown team,” Matz tweeted in a farewell message on Thursday. “Thank you to Mets fans for all your support throughout......2021
  • • Stephen Matz traded with the Toronto Blue Jays in Major League Baseball
    Stephen Matz Was sent over They change To organize Toronto Blue Jays For the 2021 season from Big leagues (MLB).......2021

Blue Jays stats and results

  • • Morning Flurries: Division re-alignment and World Junior updates
    Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports The Avalanche won’t get to beat up on the Wild this season As the NHL works towards finalizing their plan to return to the ice for the 2021 season, more news leaked Wednesday afternoon. This time it was confirmation that the league intends to re-align their divisions for the year. Thanks to the quarantine laws of the Canadian Government - the same laws that f...2020
  • • The NHL seems set to re-align for the 2021 season
    Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports A closed Canadian border is going to force the NHL to re-align its divisions for the 2021 season During an appearance on a radio show in Las Vegas this past week, Golden Knights owner Bill Foley dropped what some are describing as a “bombshell” - while others see it more as common sense. In a discussion about the team’s offseason moves, Foley was asked about the recen...2020
  • • Ross Atkins Discusses Blue Jays’ Offseason
    After a 95-loss season in 2019, the Blue Jays’ rebuild began to bear fruit in 2020 as the team went 32-28 and earned a wild card playoff berth.  This result has left the Jays eager for more, and general manager Ross Atkins told reporters (including MLB.com’s Keegan Matheson and Sportsnet.ca’s Shi Davidi) that despite all…...2020
  • • MLB scores, playoff takeaways: Astros have unlikely Game 1 hero; Rays' Blake Snell silences Blue Jays
    The Twins and Astros will kick off the MLB playoffs Tuesday afternoon...2020
  • • MLB postseason picture, standings, playoff bracket: Blue Jays clinch first playoff berth since 2016
    The regular season is winding down, but there's still plenty to sort out...2020
  • • MLB playoff picture, standings, postseason bracket: Twins take control of AL Central race; Blue Jays clinch
    The regular season wraps up this weekend, and there's still plenty to sort out...2020
  • • MLB postseason picture, standings, playoff bracket: Twins take control of AL Central race; Blue Jays clinch
    The regular season is winding down this weekend, but there's still plenty to sort out...2020
  • • Blue Jays place Giles on IL, still waiting for MRI results
    2020
  • • Blue Jays Place Ken Giles On Injured List
    The Blue Jays announced today that closer Ken Giles is heading to the injured list, Scott Mitchell of TSN was among those to cover on Twitter. He is still awaiting the results of an MRI on his injured right elbow. More to come …...2020
  • • Blue Jays players could receive $750K fine, jail time if seen outside ballpark, hotel
    Any Blue Jays players seen outside of the ballpark or hotel could result in a $750,000 fine and potentially jail time....2020

Blue Jays parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Last Week In Lacrosse – Sept. 20-27, 2020
    Last Week In Lacrosse – Sept. 20-27, 2020 Here’s what happened last week in lacrosse… September 20-27, 2020 We connected with legendary coach and Johns Hopkins icon Dave Pietramala about his departure from the Blue Jays program and why the Legendary Sports Group feels like the perfect fit for this moment in his life. The Give & Go Foundation followed up the launch […] L...2020
  • • Ken Giles To Undergo Tommy John Surgery
    2020
  • • Bo Bichette Nearing Return
    The 24-19 Blue Jays are firmly in possession of a postseason spot at the moment, and an already-strong roster could soon get a major reinforcement. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweets that young shortstop Bo Bichette could return from the injured list in tie for this weekend’s series against the Mets. Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet tweeted yesterday…...2020
  • • Giants Designate Jandel Gustave For Assignment
    Prior to today’s game, the Giants designated right-handed reliever Jandel Gustave for assignment, per Maria Guardado of MLB.com (Twitter link). The move cleared roster space for the addition of fellow right-hander Andrew Triggs, whose contract was selected. Additionally, Rule V draftee Dany Jiménez cleared waivers and was returned to the Blue Jays organization after being designated earlier ...2020
  • • MLB umpire Joe West temporarily leaves Blue Jays-Nationals game after getting hit in head with bat
    Bo Bichette's backswing cut the side of West's head in a scary moment...2020
  • • How Good Was Dante Bichette?
    Before he was became the third-most-famous dad of a Toronto Blue Jays starting infielder, Dante Bichette held a similar title in a different barbershop quartet: the Blake Street Bombers. In both groups, Bichette fits comfortably in the George Harrison role as the love-able third cog, the character actor capable of carrying a film (say, as…...2020
  • • Watch: Blue Jays’ Alford steals second, third and home vs. Yankees
    Spring training is a chance for young MLB players to put their skills on display and that’s exactly what Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Anthony Alford did. During Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees, Alford showed off his speed by stealing second base, third base and home in a matter of moments. The 25-year-old started the seventh inning with a leadoff single, then quickly looked to take ad...2020
  • • Joey Votto pays tribute to late Tony Fernandez with note on hat
    Joey Votto paid tribute to the late Tony Fernandez with a message written on his hat at spring training Wednesday. Votto, who is from Toronto, was a Blue Jays fan growing up. On his hat, he wrote a message that said: “RIP Tony – My Dad and I loved you.” Fernandez played 12 of his 17 MLB seasons with Toronto, winning the 1993 World Series with them. Votto said, via MLB.com: “My condolences to his f...2020
  • • Blue Jays great Tony Fernandez dead at 57, receives tributes
    Former Blue Jays standout Tony Fernandez died on Saturday at the age of 57 due to complications from kidney disease. Fernandez, who was a five-time All-Star, dealt with complications from polycystic kidney disease earlier this month and was hospitalized in critical condition. Hector Gomez of Z 101 in the Dominican Republic reported that Fernandez suffered a brain hemorrhage and died of complicatio...2020
  • • Report: Astros interested in Eduardo Perez for managerial vacancy
    The Astros are interested in former big leaguer Eduardo Perez as they seek a new manager to replace the recently fired A.J. Hinch, reports Andy Martino of SNY.tv (Twitter link). Perez, 50, should be plenty familiar with the organization after serving as former manager Bo Porter’s bench coach during the 2013 season. He was lined up to serve as Houston’s first base coach in 2014 but ultimately opted...2020

Top Blue Jays news

  • • Former Blue Jays reliever Bolsinger sues Astros
    Former major league reliever Mike Bolsinger, roughed up by the sign-stealing Astros in a 2017 game as a Blue Jay, fired back Monday, filing a potential precedent-setting civil lawsuit against Houston....2020
  • • Blue Jays denied approval to play in Canada
    The Canadian government will not permit the Blue Jays to play in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the cross-border travel required for MLB regular-season play would not adequately protect Canadians' health and safety."...2020
  • • MLB shuts down Marlins and Phillies, revises schedule for NL East, AL East teams amid COVID-19 outbreak
    In addition to the Marlins and Phillies' schedules, the Yankees, Orioles, Blue Jays and Nationals were all affected...2020
  • • Blue Jays' Ken Giles says he's willing to give back 2017 Astros World Series ring
    Giles saved 46 games for the Astros from 2017-18...2020
  • • Sources: Blue Jays, LHP Ryu agree to $80M deal
    Hyun-Jin Ryu has agreed to a 4-year, $80 million deal with Toronto, sources told ESPN. He was 14-5 with an NL-best 2.32 ERA last season with the Dodgers....2019
  • • Sources: Jays expected to call Pittsburgh home
    After a request to play this season in Toronto was denied, the Blue Jays are expected to play a majority of their home games at PNC Park in Pittsburgh this season, sources confirmed to ESPN....2020
  • • Former Blue Jays 2B Damaso Garcia dies at 63
    Former Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Damaso Garcia died Wednesday in the Dominican Republic at the age of 63, his son told ESPN....2020
  • • Former Blue Jays SS Fernandez dies at 57
    Former Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Tony Fernandez has died from complications from kidney disease. He was 57....2020
  • • Blue Jays great Tony Fernandez dead at 57, receives tributes
    2020
  • • Blue Jays To Sign Hyun-Jin Ryu
    The Blue Jays have signed left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year, $80MM contract, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter link).  Ryu’s deal contains full no-trade protection and doesn’t have an opt-out clause, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale (Twitter links).  Ryu is represented by the Boras Corporation. The news ends a spirited market for Ryu’s…...2019
  • • Yankees complain about lighting, tipped pitches after loss to Blue Jays
    2020
  • • Report: Blue Jays agree to 4-year, $80M deal with Hyun-Jin Ryu
    2019
  • • Blue Jays get clearance to return to Canada, will play all 2020 home games in Toronto, per report
    The Blue Jays expect to play all their home games at Rogers Centre...2020
  • • Report: Yankees “Actively” Trying To Trade J.A. Happ
    Twelve months ago, the Yankees made veteran left-hander J.A. Happ one of their key offseason signings. After a solid 2018 divided between the Blue Jays and Yankees, New York re-upped Happ to a two-year, $34MM contract. Now, the club is “actively” seeking a taker on the trade market for the 37-year-old Happ, Joel Sherman of…...2019

Blue Jays fantasy rankings and news

  • Fantasy baseball: George Springer finds a new home ... or does he?
    • Fantasy baseball: George Springer finds a new home ... or does he?
    Even though George Springer has signed a contract with the Blue Jays, we still don't know exactly where he will be playing in 2021. Tristan H. Cockcroft explains what we're talking about and how this uncertainty might impact Springer's fantasy value....2021
  • • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. debut for Blue Jays vs. A's: Five things to know, including what to watch for and his fantasy value
    Guerrero Jr. is baseball's top prospect and he'll officially play in the majors come Friday night...2019

Blue Jays schedule, game

  • • Report: Liriano, Jays agree to minor league deal
    2021
  • • Source: Anderson, Phillies agree to 1-year deal
    2021
  • • Rangers To Sign Sam Gaviglio
    2021
  • • The Saturday Morning Post: Springer Has Finally Sprung
    2021
  • George Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad
    • George Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad
    His new team reminds him of his old one. Next, on Springer. George Springer believes the core of young talent on the Toronto Blue Jays is akin to his teammates coming up with the Houston Astros, who won a World Series title in 2017 that later was tainted by a sign-stealing scandal. “This lineup reminds......2021
  • Blue Jays may play home games at spring training stadium in Florida
    • Blue Jays may play home games at spring training stadium in Florida
    Currently, teams based in Canada have been forced to relocate due to the ongoing pandemic, as the Canadian government does not want players constantly traveling back and forth from the U.S....2021
  • • Blue Jays could play home games at spring training site in Florida during 2021 MLB season, per report
    The COVID-19 pandemic may force the Blue Jays out of Toronto again in 2021...2021
  • George Springer gets paid, but will it pay off for the Blue Jays?
    • George Springer gets paid, but will it pay off for the Blue Jays?
    Signing one of baseball's best center fielders creates new questions for Toronto, starting with whether the team can win now....2021
  • Blue Jays to sign four-time All-Star Michael Brantley to three-year deal
    • Blue Jays to sign four-time All-Star Michael Brantley to three-year deal
    Springer and Brantley will become anchors in a lineup that already boasts an impressive collection of young talent....2021
  • • Blue Jays keep missing out on top targets, but they still have time to make a splash before spring training
    DJ LeMahieu is the latest Blue Jays target to land with another team...2021

Blue Jays rumors, scandals

  • • MLB rumors: Cardinals, Phillies seeking rotation help; Blue Jays considering James Paxton, Taijuan Walker
    2021
  • • MLB rumors: Reds interested in Willy Adames and other shortstops; Blue Jays outfielders drawing interest
    2021
  • • George Springer says new-look Blue Jays remind him of Astros’ championship squad
    2021
  • • MLB rumors: Phillies land J.T. Realmuto; Blue Jays, Dodgers among teams after Justin Turner
    Here is Tuesday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Phillies trying to close J.T. Realmuto deal; Blue Jays, Dodgers among teams after Justin Turner
    Here is Tuesday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • MLB rumors: George Springer market taking shape; Blue Jays a finalist for Kirby Yates
    Here's what's buzzing around MLB for Tuesday...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Yankees' Luis Castillo speculation shot down; Blue Jays, Mets frontrunners for George Springer
    Here is Monday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Yankees' Luis Castillo speculation shot down; Mets, Blue Jays frontrunners for George Springer
    Here is Monday's hot stove buzz...2021
  • • MLB rumors: Mets, Astros, Blue Jays after Brad Hand; Kirby Yates considering offers from five teams
    2021
  • • MLB rumors: Astros, Blue Jays, Mets after Brad Hand; Kirby Yates considering offers from five teams
    2021

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