Blue Jays Rumors & News

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Clarification on Wedge: Role with #BlueJays, if hired, would not necessarily be in front office. Would be in organization in some capacity.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: Eric Wedge a candidate to become part of #BlueJays’ front office after team names new GM. Managed under Shapiro with #Indians.

  • Blue Jays rumoured to be seeking Ryan Madson and other relievers

    Bluebird Banter "According to Jerry Crasnick, the Blue Jays are turning their sights on building their bullpen, particularly eying relievers with experience in the closer's role like free agent Ryan Madson. Madson, a 35-year-old right hander, was the Phillies' closer in 2010 and 2011 and was expected to sign an..." November 30

  • Report: LaCava, Atkins finalists for Blue Jays' GM job

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly close to naming a new general manager, as Cleveland Indians executive Ross Atkins and interim Toronto GM Tony LaCava have emerged as two finalists for the job, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Though the club may be considering other candidates, as..." November 30

  • Blue Jays’ soft spot could go bust or send Yankees to oblivion

    New York Post "The Yankees finished second in the majors in runs in the way Twice a Prince came in second in the 1973 Belmont – 31 lengths behind Secretariat. The Blue Jays scored 891 runs in 2015, the Yankees 764. The 127-run gap was the largest between the leaders since the 1953 Dodgers outscored the..." November 30

  • KBO’s Lotte Giants Post Third Baseman Jae-Gyun Hwang

    MLB Trade Rumors "NOV. 30: Hwang has now officially been posted. Clubs will have until 5:00pm ET on Friday to submit bids for the third baseman. NOV. 25: Hwang will actually be posted on the 30th, Han Lee of Global Sporting Integration tweets. Lotte is pushing back the date to accommodate the Thanksgiving..." November 30

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    After J.A. Happ signing, #Bluejays ramping up search for relievers with closing experience. Ryan Madson is one guy on their list.

  • Blue Jays still focused on upgrading their pitching

    Hardball Talk "Having already added Jesse Chavez and J.A. Happ to the mix and re-signing Marco Estrada early in the offseason, Blue Jays interim GM Tony LaCava said the team will continue to pursue pitching upgrades, as Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith reports. Nicholson-Smith added that LaCava declined to..." November 29

  • Will the Red Sox meet the asking Price for David?

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox are prohibitive favorites, at least in the eyes of the media and a few baseball executives, to land free agent David Price for two reasons: president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski’s relationship with the lefthander, whom he acquired and then dealt over the last two trade..." November 29

  • Blue Jays interviewed Royals' Francisco for GM job

    The Score "Another potential candidate for the Toronto Blue Jays' general manager search has emerged. Kansas City Royals assistant GM of major-league and international operations Rene Francisco interviewed for the job, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Francisco joined the Royals in 2005 after..." November 28

  • Alex Anthopoulos on David Price: 'He's probably the best teammate I've ever seen'

    WEEI Boston "When appearing on the Hot Stove Show Tuesday night, Red Sox manager John Farrell dropped this in when talking about his team’s pursuit of a front-line starter: “This [would be] someone guys can look up to. You would think it would be someone who would be a leader by example, in addition to the..." November 28

  • J.A. Happ, free-agent pitcher, signs 3-year, $36M deal with Blue Jays

    CBC Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have added more depth to their starting rotation, signing left-hander J.A. Happ on Friday to a three-year contract worth $36 million US. Happ spent two-and-a-half seasons with the Blue Jays from 2012 to 2014, where he recorded a 19-20 record and 4.39 earned-run average in..." November 28

  • NL GM: Red Sox 'will go $30-40M above anyone else' for Price

    The Score "The baseball world took a breather for Thanksgiving on Thursday, but now every general manager's focus is turning to signing the top free agents leading up to the winter meetings in early December. Southpaw David Price is arguably the top pitcher available this fall, and one team appears to be..." November 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources; #Royals assistant GM of major-league and international operations Rene Francisco interviewed for #BlueJays GM job.

  • Report: Blue Jays not expected to be ‘major factor’ for David Price

    Sportsnet "David Price re-signing with the Toronto Blue Jays appears to be a long shot. While Price reportedly is open to coming back to the Blue Jays, Toronto is not expected be a “major factor” in his free agency, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports wrote in his column Wednesday. Rosenthal listed a handful..." November 26

  • Highlighting the major issues that could hang over the next labor deal

    ESPN "Here's something you can be thankful for as you chomp on your turkey and stuffing: Since the last baseball work stoppage -- and that's now 20 years ago, if you're scoring at home -- the three other major North American sports have had six of them. So how 'bout that. Baseball. The sports world's..." November 26

  • Demand for Price to be topped only by his upcoming offers

    Fox Sports "The baseball planets are aligned perfectly for David Price. Two heated rivals in the NL Central want him. So do two in the NL West. So does another team from his old AL East that is widely expected to be the high bidder. The essential dynamics, though, remain unchanged --€“ the teams with..." November 26

  • Blue Jays agree to send Matt Hague to Hanshin Tigers

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a deal that will send International League MVP Matt Hague to Japan’s Hanshin Tigers for $300,000, an industry source told Sportsnet. While the deal hasn’t been completed, Hague has been removed from Toronto’s 40-man roster. Hague batted .338 with a .416..." November 25

  • Report: MLB in serious talks about hosting games in London

    The Outside Corner "Major League Baseball could soon vacation to London, according to Fox Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi. Morosi reported Wednesday morning that MLB “is making progress” in discussion with London officials about bringing games to the UK as early as 2017. The talks were first reported last weekend by The..." November 25

  • Report: Red Sox will generate highest offer to David Price

    The Score "If money talks, the Boston Red Sox will be the front-runners in the David Price sweepstakes. There's a "high expectation" among major league executives involved in the bidding for Price that the Red Sox will produce the highest contract offer, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Olney's report..." November 25

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    David Price @DAVIDprice14

    I can always tell the big rumor days...tons of mentions when I haven't even said anything!! I love you all BUT I'm going to play in Japan

  • Donaldson: I could spend my entire career in Toronto

    The Score "Josh Donaldson loves playing for the Toronto Blue Jays, and he has hopes of doing so for a long time to come. The 29-year-old American League MVP, who became the second Blue Jay in history to win the award on Thursday, spoke highly of the city of Toronto, and expressed his feelings toward..." November 23

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    Ben Nicholson-Smith @bnicholsonsmith

    #BlueJays sign 1B Casey Kotchman, SS Jiovanni Mier, 2B David Adams to minor league deals with invites to Spring Training

  • Keuchel: 'I've made pitches to Price' to join Astros

    The Score "Dallas Keuchel wants to bring a championship to Houston, and he's campaigning for the Astros to break the bank and sign one of the top pitchers available on the free-agent market this fall to make that goal a reality. Keuchel, who earned his first Cy Young Award with a brilliant 2015 campaign,..." November 23

  • Could Price return to Jays?

    TSN "David Price's tenure with the Toronto Blue Jays might not be over just yet. The Cubs are believed to be a frontrunner for the 30-year-old's services based on the club's willingness to spend money on free agent talent and Price's relationship with Cubs manager Joe Maddon, under whom Price played..." November 23

  • Look for second-tier pitcher to sign before Price, Greinke

    Fox Sports "Monday, multiple team executives in search of pitching told me they expect at least one second- or third-tier free-agent starter — think Wei-Yin Chen, Yovani Gallardo, Mike Leake or Jeff Samardzija — to sign before David Price or Zack Greinke agree to their market-setting deals. The thinking..." November 23

  • Toronto deals reliever Liam Hendriks to Oakland for RHP Jesse Chavez

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays reacquired right-hander Jesse Chavez from the Oakland Athletics for reliever Liam Hendriks on Friday, adding some starting depth to a rotation in need of it. Chavez went 7-15 with a 4.18 ERA in 157 innings over in 30 games, 26 of them starts, last season. He’s headed into..." November 21

  • Blue Jays sign catcher Quintero to minor league contract

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays added some organizational catching depth Friday, signing veteran backstop Humberto Quintero to a minor league deal that includes an invitation to big league Spring Training. Quintero, a 12-year MLB veteran, last appeared in the majors with the 2014 Seattle Mariners. The..." November 20

  • MLB moving toward a “Chase Utley Rule” for slides into second

    Hardball Talk "Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports from the Owners’ Meetings in Dallas that “momentum continues to build toward” a rule change that he correctly notes will likely be referred to as “The Chase Utley Rule.” Specifically, a change in the rules which would be aimed at eliminating the sorts..." November 20

  • Roger Clemens: I Would Want Red Sox Hat On Hall Of Fame Plaque If Inducted

    NESN "Roger Clemens donned many baseball caps during his career. But which one would he want to wear on his plaque if he gets inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? “It would obviously be a Boston (Red Sox) hat,” Clemens said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday. “That’s where I..." November 20

  • Blue Jays, Indians discussing possible trade

    Waiting For Next Year "The Cleveland Indians rumor mill is starting to heat up a bit more. Michael Bode and I have covered a ton of possible outfield and infield targets the team could acquire via trade this offseason. I’ve looked at the non-qualifying offer free agent market for potential options, too. The most..." November 20

  • Report: Byrnes added to Blue Jays' GM hunt

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have another person in mind for the general manager position, according to Toronto Sun columnist Bob Elliott. Los Angeles Dodgers senior vice president Josh Byrnes is said to be the newest name in the running." November 19

  • Dan Shulman Joins Blue Jays Broadcast Team

    Baseball Essential "The voice of Major League Baseball in the United States will add his native Canada to his list of broadcasting jobs after Rogers, the parent company of Sportsnet announced that Dan Shulman will call 30 Toronto Blue Jays during the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Shulman, the voice of ESPN’s Sunday Night..." November 19

  • Josh Donaldson beats Mike Trout to win 2015 AL MVP

    SB Nation "Josh Donaldson thrived in his first season with the Toronto Blue Jays and on Thursday was announced as the 2015 American League Most Valuable Player, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Donaldson captured 23 of 30 first-place votes, beating out Angels superstar..." November 19

  • Marco Estrada says returning to Jays was first option

    Toronto Sun "When Marco Estrada was traded to the Blue Jays from the Milwaukee Brewers on Nov. 1 last year, there were a number of people who weren’t happy. Adam Lind, because he loved Toronto and his wife is from T.O. The two ladies who sit in the seats under the press box who yell “Adam, you’re our..." November 18

  • Cleveland discussing trade scenarios for outfield help

    MLB Daily Dish "According to Jon Morosi, the Indians are in preliminary discussions with several teams to acquire outfield help. Cleveland was likely going to enter the market for an outfielder when the offseason began, and with the unfortunate news that Michael Brantley needed shoulder surgery, their need..." November 18

  • Devon Travis Out For 16-20 Weeks After Shoulder Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will not be able to resume baseball activities for 16 to 20 weeks after undergoing left shoulder surgery, per a club announcement (via Ben Nicholson-Smith of, on Twitter). If that time frame holds, Travis will not be ready for Opening Day of the..." November 18

  • MLB minimum salary set to remain $507,500 in 2016

    True Blue L.A. "The major league minimum salary will remain at $507,500 in 2016, the same as in 2015, because of the Consumer Price Index released on Tuesday morning. Major League Baseball has not yet made the announcement. Next year is the final year of the collective bargaining agreement, which covers the..." November 18

  • Angels Sign Cliff Pennington To Two-Year Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced today that they’ve signed infielder Cliff Pennington to a two-year contract. Pennington, a client of Sosnick, Cobbe and Karon, will receive $1.5MM in 2016 and $2.25MM in 2017 for a $3.75MM guarantee, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reports (via Twitter). Pennington can also earn up to..." November 18

  • Will Donaldson get long-term offer from Blue Jays this off-season?

    Sportsnet "Josh Donaldson could win the American League Most Valuable Player Award on Thursday. But will he get a long-term contract offer from the Toronto Blue Jays this off-season? Right now, it seems that the chances of the former could be better than the latter. Donaldson, who is expected to get more..." November 16

  • Mark Buehrle “will either retire or pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals”

    Hardball Talk "Mark Buehrle shot down the early-October reports that he was planning to retire this winter, but the veteran free agent starter only has eyes for one club. Via Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun … Buehrle will either retire or pitch for the St. Louis Cardinals, his home town team. Buehrle grew..." November 15

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    Utilityman-reliever extraordinaire Cliff Pennington is getting close to signing with a team. Considering 1- and 2-yr offers.

  • Good move by Blue Jays locking up Marco Estrada for two more years

    Toronto Sun "And one more makes ... ah, ah ... five. Sort of ... The pro-active Blue Jays made free-agent right-hander Marco Estrada a rich man Friday afternoon signing him to a two-year $26 million US deal. Estrada had until 5 pm Friday to accept a $15.8 million qualifying offer from the Jays. “We..." November 14

  • Entire Blue Jays coaching staff to return in 2016

    Sportsnet "Manager John Gibbons will have his entire coaching staff back after all reached agreements with the Toronto Blue Jays on contracts for the 2016 season, according to multiple industry sources. The return of bench coach DeMarlo Hale, pitching coach Pete Walker, hitting coach Brook Jacoby,..." November 14

  • Kevin Pillar responds to some criticism on Twitter

    Hardball Talk "On Twitter, Blue Jays radio play-by-play man Mike Wilner was discussing potential lineup configurations. A fan wondered why Pillar wasn’t a viable leadoff candidate. Wilner said that outfielder Kevin Pillar wasn’t one of the Blue Jays’ best hitters. Pillar responded. Wilner retorted, saying he..." November 14

  • Blue Jays reach two-year, $26M agreement with Estrada

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays have reached agreement on a $26-million, two-year deal with Marco Estrada, pending completion of a physical, ahead of Friday’s qualifying offer deadline. The move, which could be announced shortly after Friday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline, will plug one of the holes in the team’s..." November 14

  • Blue Jays nearing two-year deal with Marco Estrada

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays are nearing a two-year deal with right-hander Marco Estrada, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post. The deal, which according to Sherman is in the range of $24-29 million, comes just ahead of Friday’s deadline on the $15.8-million qualifying offer extended to..." November 13

  • The Giants are doing background work on David Price

    Hardball Talk "ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Giants are among the clubs “going through background preparation” on David Price. Which makes a lot of sense given that they’re saying goodbye to Tim Hudson this year and that, beyond Madison Bumgarner, the rotation was no great shakes in 2015. The Giants,..." November 13

  • Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team

    Yahoo! Sports "Hyun-soo Kim, one of the most consistent hitters in Korea for the past decade, plans on signing with a major league team this offseason and continuing the influx of top Korean players into the big leagues, sources told Yahoo Sports. Kim, a 27-year-old left fielder, is an international free..." November 13

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

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