5:04 AM EDT, Sun June 26, 2022
Bluebird Banter 9 hours ago
Kikuchi melts down, Jays lose 5-4

Kikuchi melts down, Jays lose 5-4

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports It’s getting to the point where Yusei Kikuchi needs to be removed from the rotation. He came into today sporting a 7.94 ERA over his past six starts, and somehow made that number worse even though not all his runs this afternoon were earned. I don’t know if it’s a psychological thing or just an inability to command his fastball at all, but something is badly broken. On a lighter note, the offence wasn’t terrible considering that they were facing Corbin Burnes, who’s been the best starter in baseball by a fair margin over the past...
Jays Journal 11 hours ago

What can the Blue Jays do with Yusei Kikuchi right now?

The Blue Jays have a problem in their rotation at the moment, and they may have no choice but to do something about Yusei Kikuchi’s roster spot. The southpaw had another disastrous outing on Saturday when he was chased after just 2.0+ innings against the Brewers, already having allowed five runs (two earned) on six […] What can the Blue Jays do with Yusei Kikuchi right now? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Tip of the Tower 14 hours ago

Blue Jays: Nate Pearson suffers yet another setback

Blue Jays pitcher Nate Pearson can’t ever seem to catch a break, as he has now been diagnosed with a right lat strain following his latest rehab start. There are plenty of stories over the years of professional athletes never being able to live up to their potential, due to some combination of injuries and […] Blue Jays: Nate Pearson suffers yet another setback - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Bluebird Banter 19 hours ago
Game #71 Preview: Kikuchi vs Burnes

Game #71 Preview: Kikuchi vs Burnes

Photo by Patrick McDermott/ Blue Jays (40-30) vs Brewers (40-33) The Blue Jays continue their series in Milwaukee, playing the second of three against the home town Brewers. The game is scheduled to get under at 4:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Yusei Kikuchi will go for the Jays, making his 14th start of the season. He will be looking to turn his season around, mired in a pretty big rut over his last 6 games. In that span, he has thrown just 22.2 innings, finishing 5 innings just once. He has allowed 18 runs on 28 hits, but the big numbers are the 14 walks in that span...
Jays Journal 20 hours ago

Blue Jays need to add to the bullpen before the trade deadline

The Toronto Blue Jays won in exciting fashion last night in Milwaukee, collecting 13 hits to the tune of nine runs while getting contributions from pretty much the entire order except for Bo Bichette and Santiago Espinal in a weird off night for the top of the lineup. On the mound was right-hander Alek Manoah, […] Blue Jays need to add to the bullpen before the trade deadline - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 21 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: Offseason Player Arbitration Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are in an interesting time of their competitive window. Many of their key players are in the pre-arbitration stage of their careers. Others are about to enter arbitration or are signed to multi-year contracts. The team will need to decide which players to sign to contract extensions, which ones to go through […] Toronto Blue Jays: Offseason Player Arbitration Preview - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Jun 24, 2022
GameThread for Game 70: Jays @ Brewers

GameThread for Game 70: Jays @ Brewers

Photo by Quinn Harris/ We get to see Rowdy Tellez today. I miss him. About Tellez: Rowdy Tellez acknowledged that he approached Ross Atkins to at least express that he was open to being traded when it was clear Vlad was owning 1B. “I wanted to further my career.” #Bluejays.— Rob Longley (@longleysunsport) June 24, 2022 Yimi Garcia may or may not be available for tonight’s game: Yimi Garcia is battling lower back inflammation. He threw some pitches earlier this afternoon to test it out. Blue Jays waiting to see how he responds before making a decision on...
Bluebird Banter Jun 24, 2022
Five Game Suspension for Guillermo Martinez

Five Game Suspension for Guillermo Martinez

Photo by Robert Reiners/ MLB has given Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez a five-game suspension for ‘making contact’ with umpire Doug Eddings. Personally, I think Martinez missed making contact by about 6 inches but that was close enough Eddings to call it striking him. Coaches shouldn’t make contact with umpires. In the video of the lineup card exchange, I don’t see contact being made, but then the video is from a long way away. But then if I was Eddings I wouldn’t want this news story to keep going because when you have more stories about it,...
Bluebird Banter Jun 24, 2022
Game #70 Preview: Manoah vs Houser

Game #70 Preview: Manoah vs Houser

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Blue Jays (39-30) vs Brewers (40-32) The Blue Jays continue their road trip, heading up to Milwaukee to kick off a three game series against the first place Brewers. The Jays are still hanging out in the central time zone, so today’s start time is set for 8:10 ET. Blue Jays’ Starter Alek Manoah will get the start for the Jays, coming off his worst start of 2022. He made it through just 5.1 innings, allowing 4 runs on 6 hits and a walk, striking out 5. It’s a testament to how great he has been this season that that was his worst start, and...
Bluebird Banter Jun 23, 2022
Today in Jays history: Jays beat Orioles to win 11th straight

Today in Jays history: Jays beat Orioles to win 11th straight

Dustin McGowan | Photo by Abelimages/ Nine Years Ago Today The Blue Jays beat the Orioles 13-5, picking up their 11th win in a row. That tied a team record (they did it in 1987 and 1998). Since then they have done that two more times June 2015 and August 2015. We scored 9 runs in the first 3 innings and could coast the rest of the way. From the recap: On offense: Melky Cabrera: 1 for 3, sac fly, 2 RBI. Jose Bautista: 1 for 3, 2 walks, double, 3 RBI. Edwin Encarnacion: 3 for 5, double, home run, 4 RBI. Colby Rasmus: 1 for 4, walk, home run. J.P. Arencibia: 3 for 4, 1...
Jays Journal Jun 23, 2022

Blue Jays: Updated review of the 2022 MLB mock drafts

Roughly one month ago, I took a look at some of the early 2022 MLB mock drafts from across the league and the different players that were tied to the Blue Jays. A quick review: Keith Law (The Athletic): OF Chase DeLauter Jonathan Mayo (MLB.com): SS Jett Williams Jim Callis (MLB.com): OF Justin Crawford Ryan […] Blue Jays: Updated review of the 2022 MLB mock drafts - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jun 22, 2022

Hyun Jin Ryu’s large contract was still worth it for the Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays finished the 2019 season going 67-95, fourth in the AL East. While the record certainly was not great, Toronto had a lot to look forward to. Top prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio all debuted and showed promise. The Jays had nine hitters collect 15+ home runs and […] Hyun Jin Ryu’s large contract was still worth it for the Blue Jays - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Jun 22, 2022
Bichette Hits Grand Slam, Jays Win

Bichette Hits Grand Slam, Jays Win

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Blue Jays 9 White Sox 5 Before the game even started, the Jays' hitting coach, Guillermo Martinez was tossed during the exchange of lineup cards. It appeared that he said something to yesterday’s plate umpire Doug Eddings. Like something suggesting Eddings get a white cane. Alejandro Kirk has been amazing. In the first inning, he drives in a run with a single. In the third inning, there was no one on base to drive in, so he homers. Also amazing, Matt Chapman. In the first inning Ross Stripling gave up a single, then a ground ball...
Bluebird Banter Jun 22, 2022
GameThread Game #69: Blue Jays at White Sox

GameThread Game #69: Blue Jays at White Sox

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Welp, last night’s game had a terrible ending. Let’s prevent the sweep today please and get back into the winning column. Here are today’s lineups. No Springer. Today's Lineups BLUE JAYS WHITE SOX Santiago Espinal - 2B Danny Mendick - SS Bo Bichette - SS Andrew Vaughn - 1B Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Luis Robert - CF Alejandro Kirk - DH Jose Abreu - DH Teoscar Hernandez - RF Jake Burger - 3B Matt Chapman - 3B Reese McGuire - C Raimel Tapia - CF Adam Engel - RF Lourdes Gurriel - LF Adam Haseley - LF Gabriel...
Bluebird Banter Jun 21, 2022
GameThread Game #68: Blue Jays at White Sox

GameThread Game #68: Blue Jays at White Sox

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Well, the Jays have done a bunch of losing lately, but on the plus side, Alejandro Kirk is killing it in All Star votes: Over 1 MILLION votes his first time on the All-Star ballot! ⭐️ Captain @alejandro_kirk is ready for liftoff pic.twitter.com/NAyf6YrgYw— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) June 21, 2022 Charlie Montoyo on Alejandro Kirk's mass appeal in all-star voting: "I feel like a dad. Proud. One of the ones pushing for him. He deserved all the votes." #Bluejays— Rob Longley (@longleysunsport) June 21, 2022 Here are...

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  • 1 Alek Manoah

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  • 1 Bo Bichette

    Bo Bichette

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  • 1 Nate Pearson

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    Blue Jays: Nate Pearson suffers yet another setback

  • 1 Santiago Espinal

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