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Bluebird Banter 1 hour ago
Happy Birthday Ken Huckaby

Happy Birthday Ken Huckaby

Former Blue Jays catcher Ken Huckaby turns 51 today. Ken was a 22 round pick by the Dodgers in the 1991 draft. He was in the Dodgers system for seven seasons, making it to Triple-A. Then he bounced from the Mariners, Yankees, Diamondbacks and finally landed with the Jays. Out 2002 season started with Tom Wilson (not the hockey player nor the member of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings) sharing the catcher’s job with Darren Fletcher, but Fletcher was having a lousy year and retired in the middle of it. Huckaby played in 88 games, the most he had in his six seasons. It turned out to...
Jays Journal 2 hours ago

No former Toronto Blue Jays elected into Hall of Fame

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame results were announced this week and no Toronto Blue Jays alumni made the cut. It wasn’t unexpected, especially with so much controversy and also competition around the likes of players bigger-than-life such as Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez and others. Truth be told, quite a few players eligible […] No former Toronto Blue Jays elected into Hall of Fame - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 3 hours ago

Toronto Blue Jays: A Deep Dive of the Catcher Position

The catcher position has long been a source of fascination for many Blue Jays fans. The calling of the pitches, the equipment, the fact that they must do all that and still hit makes it one of the most challenging roles in sports. The Jays feature many young stars across the diamond, but not behind […] Toronto Blue Jays: A Deep Dive of the Catcher Position - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal 16 hours ago

Blue Jays: Jose Bautista should be next on the Level of Excellence

The highest honor a Toronto Blue Jay can get from the organization is being placed in the Level of Excellence at Rogers Centre. The names of those who are honoured are displayed on the facing of the 500 level at Rogers Centre for everyone to see. Spots on the Level of Excellence are reserved for […] Blue Jays: Jose Bautista should be next on the Level of Excellence - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter 22 hours ago
Assessing the 1985 Blue Jays drafts

Assessing the 1985 Blue Jays drafts

The Jays found one important future piece in an unlikely place In 1984, the Toronto Blue Jays continued their rapid ascent up the ranks of the American League, taking the step from respectability to bona fide contenders. Although they finished 15 games behind the 104-58 Tigers juggernaut, 89-73 was good for the second best record in the American League. For that purposes for drafting however, that meant picking second last in 1985 (despite only having the fifth best record in baseball due to the mechanics of the ordering). There was one stroke of good fortune however. While the...
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Blue Jays: A deeper look at Rule-5 Draft selection, Abdiel Mendoza

Back in December 2021, the Toronto Blue Jays selected a right-handed pitcher by the name of Abdiel Mendoza, while losing two other prospects in the Minor League Baseball Rule 5 Draft. Due to the Major League Baseball lockout, the MLB Rule 5 Draft was put on hiatus due to the operation stand-still; this did not […] Blue Jays: A deeper look at Rule-5 Draft selection, Abdiel Mendoza - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

David Ortiz built Hall of Fame resume off Blue Jays backs

David Ortiz did his most damage against the Blue Jays in a career that will end with his enshrinement in Cooperstown this summer The capacity crowd of 48,000 gathered at the Rogers Centre on Sept. 11, 2016, left that Sunday afternoon breathing a sigh of relief knowing they would never have to deal with him […] David Ortiz built Hall of Fame resume off Blue Jays backs - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Blue Jays: Pearson should continue starting & avoid the bullpen in 2022

A top prospect in the Blue Jays organization for the last couple of years, Nate Pearson made his MLB Debut in 2020 and was looking for a spot in the rotation to begin the 2021 campaign. That idea did not come to fruition, as he would begin the season on the injured list and would […] Blue Jays: Pearson should continue starting & avoid the bullpen in 2022 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 26, 2022

Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing

The Toronto Blue Jays have the formula to be among the best teams in baseball. They have a loaded lineup with stars like Bo Bichette, George Springer, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to name a few. They have some really solid arms like Jose Berrios and Kevin Gausman. The big weakness for this team in my […] Three free agent relievers the Blue Jays should consider signing - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 25, 2022

Blue Jays: Carlos Delgado deserved better from Hall of Fame voters

The hallowed halls of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown contain the plaques of eight men who donned a Blue Jays jersey. Some of them, like Roy Halladay and Roberto Alomar, made a lasting contribution to the club. Others, like Phil Niekro, were just passing through. One name that is missing, though, just might […] Blue Jays: Carlos Delgado deserved better from Hall of Fame voters - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Jan 25, 2022
Yesterday in history: Jays “settle” for Tom Henke

Yesterday in history: Jays “settle” for Tom Henke

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/ It worked out for the best that the California Angels had priority in the January 1985 free agent compensation draft 37 years ago, Major League Baseball held the last of four largely ill-fated free agent compensation drafts that were conducted from 1982 to 1985. Famously, the Toronto Blue Jays plucked Tom Henke from the Texas Rangers, obtaining an instrumental piece of their future contending teams in the shutdown closer at the end of the bullpen that they had long sought. What isn’t usually mentioned is the huge stroke of good fortune...
Jays Journal Jan 25, 2022

Blue Jays should be willing to trade a top prospect or two

The MLB lockout continues to drag on and fans can just hope that soon there will be a resolution before Spring Training starts.  Until then, we can still look forward to the potential season and what the Blue Jays can do to improve to the point that they are not just a playoff team, but […] Blue Jays should be willing to trade a top prospect or two - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 25, 2022

It’s a more painful situation for the Blue Jays than the strike of 1994

There’s never a good time for a lockout, but the current one has the potential to be even more painful for the Blue Jays than the strike of 1994. That’s the last time that Major League Baseball had a significant interruption, with the exception of the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 that […] It’s a more painful situation for the Blue Jays than the strike of 1994 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Jays Journal Jan 25, 2022

Will the Blue Jays Regret Not Re-Signing Steven Matz?

Left-hander Steven Matz is a pitcher that I thought would shine big time in the Major Leagues. When he debuted in 2015 with the Mets, I thought he would be great for years to come. However, inconsistency and durability played a significant factor in his career. Acquired in a trade prior to the 2021 campaign, […] Will the Blue Jays Regret Not Re-Signing Steven Matz? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community
Bluebird Banter Jan 24, 2022
Assessing the 1984 Blue Jays drafts

Assessing the 1984 Blue Jays drafts

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Lacking a 1st rounder, they made gambled on upside in the 2nd and found a longtime MLB player in the 3rd Building on the strong above-.500 finish to 1982, in 1983 the Toronto Blue Jays achieved two franchise firsts. At 89-73, they both avoided the cellar and finished above .500 for the first time while flirting with contention and even leading the division in late July before a swoon knocked them out for good (ultimately finishing 4th nine games behind Baltimore). Looking to continue that momentum and move closer to the top of the pack, the...

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