Toronto Blue Jays
Apr 9, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT
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.”
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT
Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.
Apr 6, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter is already a Hall of Famer, but he still has some business with the record books to take care of before his time is up.
Apr 5, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
Umpires reviewed whether Josh Thole blocked the plate on Francisco Cervelli this afternoon.
Apr 5, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT
Masahiro Tanaka was shaky early, but he bounced back to win in his major league debut last night against the Blue Jays.
Apr 4, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT
The Blue Jays designated pitcher Jeremy Jeffress for assignment late on Friday.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT
Five Blue Jays players were willing to sacrifice salary to help bring in one of the top free agent pitchers.
Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT
The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.
Apr 2, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT
Major League Baseball wanted a challenge system for replay. Everyone except Major League Baseball said a challenge system would be flawed and would lead to problems. The Giants-Dbacks game last night showed us exactly what those problems are.
Apr 1, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
Blue Jays management received promising news Tuesday on the injured hamstring of shortstop Jose Reyes.
Apr 1, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT
Ryan Howard batted cleanup for the Phillies on Opening Day, going 2-for-5 with a walk (and three strikeouts) in a wild 14-10 win over the Rangers, but manager Ryne Sandberg is switching things up for Game 2 tonight.
Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT
Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.
Mar 31, 2014, 10:11 PM EDT
Jose Reyes’ hamstring strikes again.
Mar 30, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT
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 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT
UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…
Mar 28, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT
In a Q&A with Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos says that he would consider further extending veterans Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and Jose Reyes. In doing so, Anthopoulos cited veterans Carlos Beltran and David Ortiz as examples of older players being very productive. He added, “I would not put it past…
Mar 28, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT
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 27, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT
Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey released his memoir, Wherever I Wind Up, two years ago, and now his unlikely success story could find its way to the silver screen. All thanks to two actors from the former FOX series “The O.C.” Hang with me here for a second. Mike Fleming, Jr. of Deadline.com has the…
Mar 27, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT
Somebody asked me this question on Twitter: If I could have any pitcher from any time pitch one game (say a seventh game of the World Series or the ubiquitous “pitching for your soul” scenario”) who would I choose? I immediately typed: Pedro. 1999. This is always my fallback position. Back in the Trivial Pursuit…
Mar 24, 2014, 9:31 PM EDT
Jose Reyes left Saturday’s Grapefruit League game with left hamstring discomfort and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that an MRI today revealed that he’s dealing with a mild strain. The Blue Jays are calling Reyes day-to-day for now, but given his long history of his hamstring issues, it wouldn’t be surprising if they decide to…
Mar 21, 2014, 10:45 PM EDT
Billy Hamilton is already dealing with pressure, as he is taking over as the Reds’ center fielder and lead-off man at the age of 23. Many expect him to become the fourth player since the turn of the millennium to steal 70-plus bases, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (2009), Jose Reyes (2007), and Scott Podsednik (2004). He…
Mar 18, 2014, 6:27 PM EDT
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…
Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT
Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…
Mar 8, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT
Edwin Jackson gave up three runs on four hits in his start against the Indians on Friday, but that wasn’t the shocking part of what happened. Unbeknownst to manager Rick Renteria and pitching coach Chris Bosio, Jackson threw all fastballs in his outing — 50 of them. Via MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat: “I think maybe, as…
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- Must-Click Link: Alex Rodriguzez: the slugger with a thousand faces 22
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 114
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- The early leaders in MLB’s “Franchise Four” thing have been announced (166)
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- Jose Bautista and the Orioles exchanged some words last night (117)
- Joe Buck has a truly awful suggestion about how to improve MLB broadcasts (116)