Jan 18, 2015, 8:23 PM EST
The Nationals have some interest in free agent reliever Casey Janssen.
Dec 29, 2014, 6:20 PM EST
Santos saved 30 games for the White Sox in 2011, but he has struggled to stay healthy ever since.
Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST
Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.
Nov 17, 2014, 11:30 PM EST
The Blue Jays are considering Andrew Miller as a potential replacement for Casey Janssen.
Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.
Aug 9, 2014, 4:26 PM EST
Casey Janssen blew a save for the Blue Jays last night. Today it was Joe Nathan’s turn.
Jose Bautista, Casey Janssen “frustrated” and “disappointed” by Blue Jays’ lack of trade deadline activity
Aug 1, 2014, 2:14 PM EST
Toronto was 38-24 and in first place by six games on June 6, but the Blue Jays have gone 22-26 since then and general manager Alex Anthopoulos did nothing at the trade deadline yesterday.
Jul 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EST
The Blue Jays entered Saturday having lost 17 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium, but they did away with that this afternoon.
May 25, 2014, 6:05 PM EST
The Blue Jays held the American League’s best offense to five runs in a three-game series sweep. Are they for real?
May 12, 2014, 4:46 PM EST
Sergio Santos has a 9.00 ERA this season and pitched his way out of the closer mix when Toronto needed a fill-in for the injured Casey Janssen, so it’s no big shock that he’s now headed to the disabled list with right forearm soreness.
May 11, 2014, 11:50 AM EST
From Ben Nicholson-Smith of Canada’s Sportsnet.ca comes word that the Blue Jays have activated closer Casey Janssen off the 15-day disabled list in time for Sunday’s afternoon game against the Angels.
May 3, 2014, 6:55 PM EST
The Blue Jays will rely on a closer-by-committee after removing Sergio Santos from the closer’s role.
Apr 17, 2014, 11:00 PM EST
The Twins scored six runs on one hit, eight walks (!) and three wild pitches in the bottom of the eighth inning tonight.
Apr 17, 2014, 11:46 AM EST
Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen began a minor-league rehab assignment by throwing a scoreless inning Tuesday at Single-A, but now Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that he’s been “temporarily shutdown” with more back soreness.
Apr 12, 2014, 6:55 PM EST
The Jays are a little closer to getting two key players back.
Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EST
Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen is almost fully recovered from his late-spring left abdominal strain. John Lott of Canada’s National Post reports that the right-hander threw a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon, which manager John Gibbons called “impressive.”
Mar 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EST
According to John Lott of Canada’s National Post, the Blue Jays have placed closer Casey Janssen on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 29, with a left abdominal strain. The Blue Jays recalled catcher Erik Kratz in a corresponding roster move. Janssen was limited to three appearances this spring in the Grapefruit League because…
Mar 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Toronto Blue Jays. The Big Question: Isn’t doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…
Mar 18, 2014, 6:27 PM EST
Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen was shut down at the beginning of March because of soreness in his throwing shoulder, but the 32-year-old right-hander is pretty much back on track now. According to MLB.com’s Adam Berry, Janssen tossed a round of live batting practice on Tuesday in Blue Jays camp and reported no issues with…
Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST
We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…
Oct 31, 2013, 11:10 PM EST
We learned earlier tonight that the Blue Jays exercised their 2014 option on closer Casey Janssen, but Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca now reports that the club has also picked up their options on first baseman Adam Lind and utility player Mark DeRosa. Lind is coming off a solid bounce back campaign in which he batted…
Oct 31, 2013, 8:31 PM EST
The Blue Jays had an easy call to begin their offseason, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that the club has exercised their $4 million option on closer Casey Janssen for 2014. After saving 22 games in 25 chances in 2012, Janssen further cemented himself in the closer role this season by compiling a 2.56…
Aug 10, 2013, 7:55 PM EST
Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick slugged three home runs in five at-bats last night against the Blue Jays last night as his team went on to an easy 14-6 victory. Reddick entered the game with five home runs on the season and hadn’t homered since July 22. Reddick’s offensive surge continued this afternoon. He took Jays…
Jul 31, 2013, 5:50 PM EST
Given how disappointing this afternoon’s trade deadline proved to be, it’s only fair that the annual winners and losers column is a little lopsided. Let’s get right to it: Winners Red Sox: I didn’t like the idea of Boston giving up top prospects for Jake Peavy because I just didn’t see him being a big…
Jul 24, 2013, 12:57 AM EST
After holding a players only meeting earlier in the day, the Blue Jays were up on the Dodgers 8-3 after six innings Tuesday night, only to give up seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to lose 10-9. It was their sixth straight defeat. Even the All-Star setup crew is getting into the action…
- Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider from Pirates 11
- Not so fast on the Bud Selig Hall of Fame talk 44
- Blue Jays sign president and CEO Paul Beeston to extension through 2015 26
- Reds sign four-year contract extension with Devin Mesoraco 11
- The Yankees are going to try to get out of paying A-Rod his contract incentives 82
- How Commissioner Rob Manfred Can Make Baseball More Appealing 60
- Blue Jays cut off talks for Orioles executive Dan Duquette 48
- Rob Manfred, new Major League Baseball commissioner, suggests ban on defensive shifts 118
- Bud Selig: The Greatest Commissioner in the History of Baseball (146)
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- Why “Deflategate” would never happen in baseball (93)
- The Yankees are going to try to get out of paying A-Rod his contract incentives (82)
- Comments of the Day: some of you guys aren’t big Bud Selig fans (77)