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  • Blue Jays To Activate Ryan Borucki

    MLB Trade Rumors "Injured Blue Jays left-hander Ryan Borucki’s next start will come at the Major League level, manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters Thursday (Twitter link via Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet). Borucki has spent all season on the 60-day injured list, so he’ll need to be added back..." July 18

  • Blue Jays Designate Nick Kingham For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays announced on Thursday that they’ve designated right-hander Nick Kingham for assignment. His spot on the active roster will go to lefty Thomas Pannone, who was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo and will start today’s game. The move leaves Toronto with an open spot on the..." July 18

  • Bo Bichette on Blue Jays: ‘I’ve done everything they asked me to do’

    Sportsnet "Bo Bichette denied any subliminal meaning to his recent ominous tweet, but didn’t shy away on Tuesday from sharing thoughts about his readiness for the big leagues. The Blue Jays’ top prospect was asked if he thinks he deserves a promotion to Toronto and didn’t mince..." July 17

  • MLB Trade Deadline: MLB Trade Predictions 2 Weeks from the 2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The July 31 MLB trade deadline is creeping up. Over the next two weeks, swaps will be consummated, or they won't. Based on the latest rumors and credible rumblings, plus a dollop of informed speculation, here are nine deal or no deal predictions for some of the top..." July 17

  • Report: Blue Jays expected to deal Marcus Stroman by deadline

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB trade market is expected to be heavy on starting pitchers, and one of the best who is clearly available is currently with the Toronto Blue Jays. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, multiple executives expect the Blue Jays to deal pitcher Marcus Stroman before the July 31..." July 17

  • Blue Jays Acquire Wilmer Font

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Wilmer Font from the New York Mets for cash considerations. Font, 29, has made 22 combined relief appearances for the Mets and Tampa Bay Rays this year, along with three starts for New York. He is 2-2 with a 5.20 earned-run average this..." July 17

  • Buy, Sell or Stand Pat for Every Team at 2019 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The time for evaluating is over. With the July 31 trade deadline bearing down, teams across Major League Baseball must decide how they're going to handle it. We can't make this choice for them, but we do have notions as to which clubs should buy, sell or stand pat ahead of the..." July 17

  • 10 MLB teams that need to make a trade deadline move

    Larry Brown Sports "It is a seller’s market in Major League Baseball this July. The bulk of MLB teams can at least claim to be in contention, sitting within five games of either the division or a wild card spot, and that means a lot of teams are going to be competing for limited resources ahead of the July..." July 17

  • Bo Bichette believes he’s ready for the majors

    Hardball Talk "With third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. having graduated from prospect lists, shortstop Bo Bichette is the Blue Jays’ new No. 1 prospect. It seems to be only a matter of time until Bichette comes up to the big leagues to join Guerrero. Some are wondering why Bichette..." July 17

  • Billy McKinney up now but Bo Bichette ‘going to get his time’

    L.A. Daily News "Bo Bichette doesn’t yet have a place on the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster, but sustained success at triple-A has inserted him into the discussion whenever a spot opens up at the major-league level. This time, the opportunity went to Billy McKinney, who was recalled from..." July 16

  • Blue Jays DFA right-hander Edwin Jackson

    TSN "The Edwin Jackson era looks like it's over in Toronto.  The Blue Jays announced that they have recalled righty Jacob Waguespack from Triple-A Buffalo ahead of Tuesday's matchup with the Boston Red Sox, meaning Jackson has been designated for assignment to make room on the..." July 16

  • No one pitched worse in a Blue Jays uniform than Edwin Jackson

    Yahoo! Sports "On Tuesday afternoon the Toronto Blue Jays made an inevitable move, cutting ties with veteran pitcher and famously well-travelled journeyman Edwin Jackson. Jackson’s departure was made inevitable by his eight-appearance tenure in Toronto. Even if he could have turned this..." July 16

  • Five deals we want to see get done before the MLB trading deadline

    USA Today "As the second half gets underway and with just a few weeks remaining before Major League Baseball's trade deadline, the market's potential buyers and sellers are taking shape. It's an intriguing group of players expected to be dealt this month, ranging from..." July 16

  • How a Blue Jays reunion with Edwin Encarnacion could benefit young stars

    Sportsnet "The most pressing leverage point right now for the Toronto Blue Jays is, of course, the upcoming trade deadline and that’s rightly where the club’s focus currently lies. Still, it’s never too early to start thinking about the ideas for the off-season, and one avenue worth..." July 15

  • Top 20 MLB pitching trade candidates

    The Score "With Major League Baseball's trade deadline approaching, theScore's MLB editors break down the 20 best pitchers who could be moved ahead of July 31. 1. Zack Greinke, SP, Diamondbacks Greinke has settled down after a really rocky start to the campaign and is putting..." July 15

  • Do Umpires Dream of Electronic Strikes?

    Bleacher Report "Like a bang-bang call at first base, there is much jawing and a whole lot of disagreement throughout baseball over an idea threatening to arrive soon at a ballpark near you: the electronic strike zone. Dubbed "robo ump"—affectionately by some, not so much by..." July 15

  • 10 biggest questions for the MLB trade deadline

    USA Today "The days of posturing, pretenses, bluffs, deception and even out-and-out lies are about to end. It’s that time of year where every Major League Baseball club’s front office must call and turn over their cards. In or out? And if you want to win, just..." July 15

  • Report: Asking prices on MLB trade market are ‘enormous’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the MLB trade deadline looming, things are a little bit distorted in the market due to the limited number of teams who are clear sellers. As of Monday morning, 22 of 30 teams are within five games or less of a playoff spot, meaning many teams will be looking to add and few are..." July 15

  • The Most Brutal Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Fails Since 2000

    Bleacher Report "There's undeniable risk when it comes to pulling the trigger on a blockbuster deal at the trade deadline. Case in point, even after he helped them win a World Series, fans around the league still question the Chicago Cubs' decision to trade Gleyber Torres for two months of..." July 15

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Marcus Stroman discusses New York’s reported interest in him

    Sporting News "Marcus Stroman is focusing on pitching his best. The 28-year-old starter has been at the center of trade rumors and he has continued to be linked to the Yankees. Stroman discussed those reports Sunday after the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to New York. "I'm truly focused..." July 15

  • Opportunity for Blue Jays to test out upper-level arms has arrived

    Sportsnet "In the latest instalment of the ongoing Toronto Blue Jays melodrama, Man, Who’s Going to Cover Those Innings?, we have Clayton Richard exiting Saturday’s 2-1 win over the New York Yankees with left lat tightness after just two frames, the bullpen left to soak up the rest. Then, in a..." July 14

  • Jays reinstate Edwin Jackson, place Clayton Richard on IL

    TSN "The Toronto Blue Jays have reinstated Edwin Jackson from the 10-day injured list, and have placed Clayton Richard on the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.  Jackson has been sidelined with a back injury since making his last appearance on June 17 against the Los..." July 14

  • Blue Jays Option Rowdy Tellez

    MLB Trade Rumors "Following this afternoon’s game, the Blue Jays have optioned 1B/DH Rowdy Tellez to Triple-A Buffalo, per Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star. The move leaves the team without its everyday designated hitter. A corresponding roster move has yet to be announced. " July 14

  • Marcus Stroman’s injury-free start bodes well for Blue Jays in trade talks

    Sportsnet "The first notable deals ahead of the July 31 trade deadline are in and rather than big-game hunting, a couple of contending clubs have gone fishing for value instead. First, it was the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox trying to bolster their rotation with the addition of..." July 14

  • Competitive fire and talent on the mound bond Ken Giles and wife Stela

    Sportsnet "Approaching four years of marriage, with one child here and another due soon, Ken and Estela Giles have put their relationship through countless stress tests, continuing unbowed each time. There is, however, one final frontier the current Toronto Blue Jays closer and the former softball..." July 13

  • Blue Jays pitcher Clayton Richard exits game vs. Yankees

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Clayton Richard exited Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees after just two innings due to a lat injury, the team announced. " July 13

  • Blue Jays’ CP Ken Giles suffers nerve inflammation from a massage

    Sportsnaut "In an MLB season that already saw Houston Astros star shortstop suffer a fractured rib during a massage, it appears a massage has now injured one of the most coveted players leading up to the trade deadline. After not appearing in a save situation on Saturday against the New York..." July 13

  • One thing every MLB team needs to do in the second half

    USA Today "Major League Baseball's first half is now in the rear-view mirror and all 30 teams are turning their attention to the final 11 weeks of the 2019 season. Across both leagues, there's still plenty of ambiguity in the races for the postseason. Four teams are within..." July 12

  • Top MLB Prospects Who Could Be Prizes of 2019 Blockbuster Trades

    Bleacher Report "The 2019 Major League Baseball trade deadline won't be all about brand-name veterans. Some of the league's best prospects might also change hands ahead of July 31. We've pointed to eight specific young talents who are worth keeping an eye on as potential trade chips in..." July 12

  • Three Potential Landing Spots for Marcus Stroman

    The Big Lead "With the MLB Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman remains one of the most likely candidates to be dealt. At 28 years old, Stroman is still in the prime of his career and on the final year of his contract with the Blue Jays,..." July 12

  • Ross Atkins: triple-A ‘clearly in sight’ for Blue Jays prospect Nate Pearson

    Sportsnet "After a strong first-half performance, the Toronto Blue Jays’ top pitching prospect could soon be one step closer to the major-leagues. Nate Pearson, the Blue Jays’ first-round pick in 2017, could be in line for a promotion to triple-A Buffalo in the coming weeks according to..." July 11

  • 5 Players Who Will Bounce Back From Disappointing 1st Halves After the All-Star Break

    12 Up "The MLB All-Star break has come and gone, and plenty of the league's stars just recharged in order to continue their phenomenal seasons. However, there are a few players who were expected to enjoy great success in 2019 who couldn't manifest it in the first half of the year. However, for..." July 11

  • Three Potential Landing Spots for Marcus Stroman

    The Big Lead "With the MLB Trade Deadline rapidly approaching, Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marcus Stroman remains one of the most likely candidates to be dealt. At 28 years old, Stroman is still in the prime of his career and on the final year of his contract with the Blue Jays, who will likely not be..." July 11

  • Seven bold predictions for the rest of MLB season

    Yahoo! Sports "Although we are past the midpoint of the 2019 MLB season, there is still plenty of time for the fantasy landscape to undergo dramatic changes. And gamers who get too comfortable with the current hierarchy of assets are going to get burned when some players soar or sink. Although each..." July 11

  • MLB All-Star Game draws record low 6.2 overnight rating

    Awful Announcing "Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star Game on Fox drew a 6.2 overnight rating, a record low overnight. Last year’s game drew a 6.5 overnight, same as 2017, and the previous record low came in 2016, when the game in San Diego drew a 6.2 overnight. Fox is just happy they won the..." July 11

  • The MLBPA needs to get its story straight

    New York Daily News "Ballplayers have been frozen out by their billionaire bosses for two straight winters in free agency. Are they ready to do anything about it? At the All-Star Game, at least, that depends who you ask. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale painted a flowery picture of proletariat..." July 11

  • 8 MLB teams potentially poised to break out in the second half

    Larry Brown Sports "The All-Star break is a good time to step back and assess where the 30 teams across Major League Baseball stand. Some teams comfortably occupy first place, some are facing a second half of playing out a string of meaningless games, and then there is the group caught in the middle. In..." July 11

  • MLB managers wearing uniforms is the weirdest thing in sports we’ve accepted as normal

    SB Nation "Major League Baseball managers are the only coaches in professional sports who suit up in uniform like players do. This never bothered me until I saw an Instagram of Braves manager Brian Snitker with some of his all-stars. It was this Instagram (second photo) that gave..." July 10

  • Here's what trade targets Trevor Bauer and Marcus Stroman can offer the Yankees

    SNY TV "With just over two weeks left till the MLB Trade Deadline is upon us, expect the hot stove to catch fire. Brian Cashman and the Yankees will once again be at the forefront of discussions in the days leading up to July 31. The target? Starting pitching. Last season..." July 10

  • Atlantic League to experiment with batters “stealing first base”

    Hardball Talk "People often joke about fast guys who can’t hit by saying “you can’t steal first base.” What Major League Baseball and the Atlantic League’s new rules presuppose is, “what if you can?” As you’re no doubt aware, Major League Baseball and..." July 10

  • MLB players are furious, willing to strike over economic system: 'We're all united'

    USA Today "There are no threats, no allusions of intimidation ... really, not even raised voices. Yet there also is not the slightest tinge of fear. Major League Baseball players representing their brethren at the All-Star Game in Cleveland made it quite clear this week..." July 10

  • 7 Top Prospects Who Could Spur Their Teams Down The Stretch

    MLB Trade Rumors "Every now and again, a young player arrives in the majors relatively late in the season and immediately functions as a key cog for a contender. Think Corey Seager in 2015. It takes a combination of talent, readiness, and opportunity all coming together. We’ll be focused in no..." July 10

  • MLB All-Stars Most Likely to Be Traded Pre-2019 Deadline

    Bleacher Report "Some of the players going into the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game in one uniform may be wearing a different one come August 1. Specifically, we think there are nine All-Stars who could be moved ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. These are players who are obviously talented..." July 09

  • MLBPA Chief Tony Clark Discusses CBA, Juiced Ball

    MLB Trade Rumors "MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark chatted with the media today as part of this week’s All-Star festivities. The Twitter feeds of Alex Speier of the Boston Globe and Eric Fisher of the Sports Business Group feature many of the key comments. Those..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred Says He'll Encourage Owners to Pass 3-Batter Minimum Rule for 2020

    12 Up "Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred is (eternally) looking to make some drastic changes in the game, and one of the new rules he's looking to implement soon is the three-batter minimum for entering relievers. While he's not officially casting a vote per..." July 09

  • Rob Manfred: MLB didn't alter baseball for more HRs

    ESPN "Commissioner Rob Manfred once again emphatically denied that Major League Baseball has altered baseballs to generate more offense, amid widespread criticism from some of the sport's top pitchers. "Baseball has done nothing, given no direction for an alteration in the..." July 09

  • Five Storylines Entering The MLB All-Star Game

    The Big Lead "MLB All-Star week started with a blast after Monday night’s thrilling Home Run Derby, won by the Mets’ Pete Alonso, but highlighted by the epic home run duel between the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson and Blue Jays rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr, who lit up Progressive Field in Cleveland..." July 09

  • MLB Needs to Change Home Run Derby Rules to Handicap for Rest After Vlad Jr Was Gassed

    12 Up "The updated Home Run Derby format is great. It provides anticipation with every swing of the bat, it has fans on the edges of their seats as crunch time approaches, and it gives us the closest thing to a buzzer beater that we have in baseball. As exhibited Monday night, though, it..." July 09

  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the real winner of the Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Decades from now, you'll be hard-pressed to recall that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was actually not the official winner of the 2019 Home Run Derby. Monday night’s showcase at Progressive Field will go down as the night the 20-year-old Toronto Blue Jays..." July 09

  • Marcus Stroman accepts fate that may include Yankees

    New York Post "This was J.A. Happ last year, the Blue Jay at media day at the All-Star Game handling questions about why he would soon no longer be a Blue Jay. Filling the uniform this year is Marcus Stroman. As opposed to Happ last season, Stroman is not in his walk year. Similarly, the Yankees are..." July 09