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Blue Jays reportedly set to cut ties with Vancouver affiliation

There are reports circling that the Toronto Blue Jays will cut ties with their minor league affiliate in Vancouver due to restructuring. According to Susan Slusser of the SF Chronicle, the Vancouver Canadians will become the Oakland Athletics Single-A affiliate, however, there are still plenty of moving parts before the deal involving the Blue Jays […] Blue Jays reportedly set to cut ties with Vancouver affiliation - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
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Reacts: Most fans are cheering for the Rays in the World Series

Reacts: Most fans are cheering for the Rays in the World Series

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Blue Jays fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Tampa Bay Rays may not have the biggest national following normally, but right now they are the most popular team in baseball. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts results, a clear majority of baseball fans want the Rays to win the World Series. Of course, just because that’s who fans want to win, doesn’t mean they think the Rays will actually pull it off. When asked who...
Bluebird Banter Oct 20, 2020
Blue Jays say hello to four international free agents, goodbye to the Vancouver Canadians and John Lott

Blue Jays say hello to four international free agents, goodbye to the Vancouver Canadians and John Lott

The sun sets on Nat Bailey Stadium, home of the Toronto Blue Jays’ short-season A affiliate Vancouver Canadians during a game on July 15, 2019. | Minor Leaguer According to BlueJays.com’s Keegan Matheson, the Blue Jays have signed four international free agents, all pitchers, to minor league contracts. The signings of lefties Kendry Rojas and Johan Simon and righty Geison Urbaez appeared on the official transactions list on October 14 (one day before the international free agent signing period ended) while right-hander Jeury Hiciano’s deal was announced yesterday. The 17-year-old...
Bluebird Banter Oct 20, 2020
Happy Birthday Dave Collins

Happy Birthday Dave Collins

I don’t have a picture of Collins as a Blue Jay. Dave Collins turns 68 today. We don’t have a picture of him in a Jays jersey, unfortunately. Dave (they called him Davey a lot back then. I think if I was a Dave I’d punch anyone who called me Davey) was with the Blue Jays for 2 seasons of a 16-yeah MLB career. How we ended up with him was a interesting story. Collins came up with the Angels, played his first couple of seasons there. Then the Mariners took him in the expansion draft. After a season, they traded him to the Reds, where he played for four seasons. He became a good...
Jays Journal Oct 20, 2020

Blue Jays: The Tellez/Guerrero Jr. platoon should continue next season

A power-hitting platoon blossomed last season between Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Rowdy Tellez, with a hint of what could be a powerful tandem that should be kept intact next season for the Toronto Blue Jays. Most Blue Jays fans knew that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would be making the trip across the diamond at some point […] Blue Jays: The Tellez/Guerrero Jr. platoon should continue next season - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Oct 20, 2020
Today in Blue Jays History: The Catch

Today in Blue Jays History: The Catch

We did have color back then. | Photo by B Bennett/ 28 years ago: I love rewatching this. Devon was such a smooth outfielder. The Jays won the game, 3-2, taking a 2 game to 1 lead in the series. Without that catch, we likely wouldn’t have won the game (2 runs would have scored, and the Braves would have a runner in scoring position with no outs), and we might not have won the series. This play came in the 4th inning, with no score yet. Joe Carter would hit a home run in the bottom of the inning to give us the lead. Juan Guzman gave up a tying run in the 6th. Deion Sanders doubled,...
Jays Journal Oct 20, 2020

Blue Jays: Will Alejandro Kirk start next season in the big leagues?

Alejandro Kirk had a successful cameo with the Blue Jays in 2020, impressing beyond his years and experience. Will it be enough to break camp with the team next season? The Blue Jays had a number of pleasant surprises in 2020 on route to a 32-28 record and a spot in the post-season. While the […] Blue Jays: Will Alejandro Kirk start next season in the big leagues? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Oct 20, 2020

Toronto Blue Jays sign four International prospects

The Toronto Blue Jays inked four international free agent pitchers as the signing deadline loomed. The Blue Jays signed International free agent pitchers Kendry Rojas, Johan Simon, Jeury Hiciano, and Geison Urbaez just before the October 15th, 2020 deadline passed. The signing period was extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is little in terms of information […] Toronto Blue Jays sign four International prospects - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Oct 20, 2020

Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman thankful he didn’t sign extension

Former Toronto Blue Jays hurler Marcus Stroman was ready and willing to sign a team-friendly extension to remain in Toronto but he is thankful now that he did not. In a recent article posted on Jays Journal, I explored how Marcus Stroman was poised to cash in financially on a weak free-agent class this offseason. […] Blue Jays: Marcus Stroman thankful he didn’t sign extension - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Oct 19, 2020

Blue Jays must improve team defence if they want to contend

The Toronto Blue Jays first and foremost priority this offseason must be to improve their overall team defence if they plan on being contenders in 2021. Although the Blue Jays were surprisingly in the middle of the pack in terms of errors last season, tied for the 11th most in the majors with 33. The […] Blue Jays must improve team defence if they want to contend - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Oct 19, 2020

Check out this Toronto Blue Jays cold weather gear

The temperatures are dropping. But don’t let a little thing like cold weather keep you from showing off your Toronto Blue Jays pride. Here are our favorites. Fall is here. That only means one thing… winter is coming. But don’t let snow, ice, wind, snow, cold and snow keep you from telling the world that […] Check out this Toronto Blue Jays cold weather gear - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Oct 19, 2020
The Season That Was: Tanner Roark

The Season That Was: Tanner Roark

Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Tanner Roark was a free agent signing back in December of last year. He got a two-year, $24 million contract. The Blue Jays picked him up because he had made 30 starts in each of the previous four seasons, and after a 2019 season where we used a bunch of starters, having someone able to take the ball every fifth day seemed like a good idea. He was always around league average for ERA, ERA+ of 110 in his career. The last four seasons, he had a ERA of 3.99 and an average of 184 innings. It seemed like a safe signing. He was a guy who wasn’t going to...
Bluebird Banter Oct 19, 2020
Reacts: Rays the most popular

Reacts: Rays the most popular

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Blue Jays fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. The Tampa Bay Rays are the most popular team in the country. Whether it’s because Rays fever is sweeping the nation or they are playing the most despised team in baseball, one thing is clear – Tampa has become the people’s team. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, more fans picked the Rays as the team they are cheering for of the four remaining in...
Jays Journal Oct 19, 2020

Blue Jays: Jose Bautista took the heat for the bat flips of today

The bat flip is becoming fairly common in baseball these days, and while Jose Bautiista didn’t start it with the Blue Jays, he should get some credit for the surge these days. One of the most iconic moments in Blue Jays’ history was just five years ago, when Jose Bautista infamously flipped his bat against […] Blue Jays: Jose Bautista took the heat for the bat flips of today - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Oct 19, 2020

Blue Jays have one lone former player in World Series

The Toronto Blue Jays will have just one lone former player representing both teams when the World Series kicks off on Tuesday. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays will meet up in a World Series match-up for the ages, however, don’t expect to see many familiar faces on either lineup card. Baseball can […] Blue Jays have one lone former player in World Series - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

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