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  • Blue Jays unveil 'New Blue' jerseys for 2020

    MLB.com "Blending old-school style with the fresh faces of the Blue Jays roster, Toronto unveiled its "New Blue" alternate uniform option for the 2020 season on Saturday at the club’s annual Winter Fest at Rogers Centre. The baby blue uniform, accented in navy blue, is a..." January 18

  • Blue Jays Sign Ryan Dull To Minor League Deal

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Blue Jays are have signed free-agent right-hander Ryan Dull to a minor league contract, according to Robert Murray. The deal comes with an invite to Major League camp. " January 18

  • Blue Jays’ Randal Grichuk wants Astros stripped of 2017 title

    Yardbarker "There seems to be a growing consensus among some MLB players that the Houston Astros weren’t punished harshly enough for their 2017 electronic sign-stealing operation. " January 18

  • Blue Jays sign former All-Star Panik to minor-league deal

    The Score "The Toronto Blue Jays and former All-Star second baseman Joe Panik agreed on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, a source told Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun. Panik will earn $2.85 million in 2020 if he's in the majors,..." January 18

  • Blue Jays face challenges, temptations in handling of prospect Nate Pearson

    Sportsnet "In the lead-up to the 2019 season, the Toronto Blue Jays met with electric pitching prospect Nate Pearson and presented him with different plans to balance the year’s conflicting developmental priorities. Coming off a campaign in which injuries limited the..." January 17

  • Blue Jays sign Ruben Tejada to minor-league deal

    TSN "The Blue Jays have added more depth to their infield.  According to MLB Network's Jon Heyman, Toronto has signed Ruben Tejada to a minor league deal that includes an invite to MLB training camp.  " January 17

  • Shun Yamaguchi signing part of new Blue Jays push into Pacific Rim

    Sportsnet New York "The Pacific Rim is an increasingly fertile area of opportunity for major-league teams, which is why the Toronto Blue Jays’ first major ventures into the region are so significant. Prior to this off-season’s signings of lefty ace Hyun-Jin Ryu and..." January 16

  • Blue Jays’ Dave Hudgens appears safe as fallout from Astros scandal widens

    Sportsnet "Dave Hudgens’ status as Toronto Blue Jays bench coach appears unaffected by Major League Baseball’s discipline of the Houston Astros for electronic sign-stealing, the fallout of which widened Thursday to claim New York Mets manager Carlos..." January 16

  • How an episode of 'Hey Arnold!' is a perfect love letter to baseball and its beauty, power and simplicity

    Sporting News "Nostalgia can be a gift and a curse. Oftentimes, nostalgia operates as nothing more than beer goggles — distorting the view of something from afar while we slam Natty Light after Natty Light. Then, the sensation passes, and we're reminded of our jobs, our stresses,..." January 16

  • Dave Martinez Is Now the Only MLB Manager to Win a World Series with His Current Team

    The Big Lead "Dave Martinez stands alone. With the firings of Alex Cora and A.J. Hinch this week, the Washington Nationals manager has become unique in his sport. He's the only manager in Major League Baseball to have won a World Series for his current franchise. And it just happened in..." January 16

  • With rotation now improved, what’s next in busy Blue Jays off-season?

    Sportsnet "With a month remaining before spring training, the Blue Jays have already done most of their off-season work. They’ve added meaningfully to a starting rotation that ranked among the worst in baseball last year, acquiring Hyun-Jin Ryu, Tanner Roark and Chase Anderson. At his..." January 15

  • Yes, more teams than the Astros and Red Sox stole signs, but that doesn’t excuse them.

    Hardball Talk "There’s an element to all of this Astros and Red Sox news that keeps coming up that I want to dig in to. Indeed, it’s a thing that comes up every single time a team or a player gets in trouble for something. It’s the “hey, they weren’t the only ones doing it! They..." January 15

  • Marcus Stroman: Alex Cora's criticism of playing style is 'comical in hindsight'

    TSN "New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman circled back on comments Alex Cora made about him in May on Tuesday in the wake of the Boston Red Sox manager being named by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred as a leader in the Houston Astros' sign stealing during their 2017 championship..." January 14

  • Managers, Top Front Office Execs On Expiring Contracts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Monday was one of the most stunning days baseball has seen in recent memory. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and A.J. Hinch, who oversaw several contending teams in Houston and led the club to a World Series championship, lost their jobs as a result of a sign-stealing scandal. Before..." January 14

  • With 3B market thinning, is Josh Donaldson next?

    MLB.com "The Rangers are in agreement with veteran slugger Todd Frazier on a one-year, $5 million deal with a club option for 2021, pending a physical, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The 34-year-old could fill a big hole at the hot corner for Texas, which missed out on..." January 13

  • Predicting Landing Spots for Top 10 Remaining MLB Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "Pitchers and catchers report in less than a month. Most of the top free agents have come off the board. Yet multiple impact players remain unsigned, ranging from genuine stars (Josh Donaldson, Marcell Ozuna) to high-upside gambles (Taijuan Walker, Yasiel Puig). As we await..." January 13

  • MLB, Rob Manfred face league-altering test amid probes and rule changes

    Sportsnet "This could be Rob Manfred’s decade. No, check that: it very much needs to be Rob Manfred’s decade. The recent passing of NBA commissioner David Stern gave all of us pause to reflect on the evolution of North American professional sports; to reflect on how the NFL has..." January 13

  • Cavan Biggio: Blue Jays’ moves prove ‘how much trust they have in us’

    Sportsnet "Now that the wear and tear from last year are gone, Cavan Biggio is back at work. And as the Toronto Blue Jays begin a somewhat premature trek back to the winning side, Biggio is taking with him the lessons of his rookie season. Biggio and the Blue..." January 11

  • Blue Jays, Ken Giles avoid arbitration, sign for $9.6-million

    Yahoo! Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Ken Giles to a one-year, $9.6-million contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing with their closer, according to Jon Heyman. Giles was their final player that had the possibility of reaching arbitration, after signing starter Matt..." January 10

  • Who Will Be the Next MLB Players to Sign $300M Contracts After Gerrit Cole?

    Bleacher Report "Major League Baseball's $300 million contract club is rapidly expanding. Giancarlo Stanton became the first player to sign a $300 million deal when the Miami Marlins extended him for $325 million over 13 years in 2014. He was all alone until 2019, when Manny Machado,..." January 10

  • Blue Jays' Matt Shoemaker settles for $4.2 million

    CBS Sports "Matt Shoemaker agreed to a one-year, $4.2 million deal with the Blue Jays, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports. " January 10

  • Blue Jays, Brandon Drury reportedly avoid arbitration, signs 1-year deal

    Yahoo! Sports "The Toronto Blue Jays are slowing working their way through their winter and most recently signed utility infielder Brandon Drury to a one-year, $2.05-million deal, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. The 27-year-old completed his first full season in Toronto after being..." January 09

  • Five Potential Trade Destinations For Rockies All-Star Third Baseman Nolan Arenado

    The Big Lead "Nolan Arenada, the Colorado Rockies' 28-year old All-Star, is probably going to get traded, as reported by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Arenada signed an eight-year, $260 million contract in 2019, but the third baseman has an opt-out after the 2021 season so the Rockies could lose..." January 09

  • Ranking the Worst Moves of the MLB Offseason

    12 Up "The MLB offseason is the time for prospective contenders to either strike it rich with some big-name free agents like Gerrit Cole and Anthony Rendon or make some quality under-the-radar moves like the additions of Nomar Mazara and Edwin Encarnacion, just to name a few, in Chicago...." January 09

  • MLB discussing use of technology to prevent sign-stealing

    The Score "Major League Baseball is discussing the idea of using on-field technology to encode communication between pitchers and catchers and help prevent sign-stealing, reports Hannah Keyser of Yahoo Sports. The commissioner's office is developing several prototype devices, sources..." January 06

  • Five MLB teams that could disappoint in 2020

    Sportsnaut "Many MLB teams have been busy this winter, turning over their rosters and making the moves necessary to take significant strides in the 2020 season. While some have stepped up this winter, others have fallen short. Whether due to front offices missing out on top free agents or..." January 06

  • 3 potential trade proposals for Nolan Arenado

    The Score "The likelihood of a Nolan Arenado trade is reportedly down to a coin flip, as the Colorado Rockies are fielding offers for the superstar third baseman and looking for a package that includes a controllable first baseman or center fielder. While 29 teams..." January 06

  • Travis Shaw relishes clean slate in Toronto

    MLB.com "Travis Shaw is excited for a fresh start with the Blue Jays. The 29-year-old infielder struggled through the 2019 season with the Brewers, after making a minor swing change during the previous offseason that his muscle memory held onto long after he tried to abandon it. The..." January 03

  • Robinson Chirinos Reportedly Nearing Decision

    The Union Journal "Veteran catcher Robinson Chirinos is “shut to creating a call” on his subsequent group, in keeping with MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). He has drawn vast curiosity thus far of the winter. It’s nonetheless completely unclear the place Chirinos..." January 02

  • Will Harris Weighing Offers

    Yardbarker "Righty Will Harris has drawn somewhat less pressing interest than might have been supposed entering the offseason. But the veteran is mulling offers from multiple teams and could soon sign, per MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand (via Twitter). Harris is said to have drawn..." January 02

  • Marcell Ozuna's market 'gaining some clarity'

    TSN "Marcell Ozuna is one of the premier free agent bats left on the board, but that might not be the case for long. According to The MLB Network's Mark Feinsand, Ozuna's market is "gaining some clarity." He adds the Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas..." January 02

  • Taking Stock Of The Center Field Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "We’ve glanced in at a few areas of the player market to see what’s left after a busy first few months of the offseason. With a New Year’s freeze in effect on the news cycle, let’s do the same for the center field market. The lack of supply sufficient to meet..." January 02

  • Countdown to Spring Training: A 30-team guide

    MLB.com "The arrival of a new calendar year brings increased anticipation for Spring Training, and with camp now about six weeks away for Major League clubs, each has several questions that need to be answered before Opening Day. Here's a look at those questions, as well as a link to other important..." January 01

  • These are the most memorable recent 3-team deals

    MLB.com "When it comes to pulling off a trade, three is sometimes not a crowd, but a necessity. While almost all deals involve two teams working out an exchange, sometimes the addition of a third brings some previously absent element into the mix that allows everyone to get what they want. It..." December 31

  • Edwin Jackson Wants to Return in 2020 Despite Terrible 2019 Season

    12 Up "Edwin Jackson has had quite the career so far. The 17-year veteran set a record by suiting up for his 14th different club last season, while essentially serving as a batting practice pitcher for Toronto and later Detroit (Jackson compiled a 3-10 record with an absurd 9.58..." December 31

  • Five way-too-early bold predictions for the 2020 MLB season

    Sporting News "Happy (almost) New Year! Of course, for the baseball fans, the new year doesn't actually start until March 26, 2020. As we inch closer to Opening Day, we'll have more certainties and a better idea of what teams and players will be in the new league year. But until..." December 31

  • Taking Stock Of The Starting Pitching Market

    MLB Trade Rumors "Entering the offseason, the market for rotation upgrades was robust — arguably one of the strongest groups of free-agent starters we’d seen. Two bona fide aces — Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg — headlined a group that also featured the NL Cy Young..." December 30

  • Every team's top home run of the decade

    MLB.com "As the 2010s come to a close, it's time to look back at the best home runs of the decade. There were 51,931 homers hit from 2010-19, but there are a choice few that will always stand out as the most memorable, whether they came in the clutch during the postseason, were milestone shots for..." December 30

  • Six Years After JAY-Z's Taunt, Scott Boras Gets the Last Laugh

    Complex "On an album that will largely serve as an afterthought in the catalog of (arguably) the greatest rapper of all time, there was a taunt that caused plenty of sports fans to perk up when they heard it.   In the first verse of the eighth track of his 2013 offering Magna..." December 30

  • Top plays from 2019 MLB season

    The Score "10. Pete Alonso walks off Home Run Derby The New York Mets first baseman was a tour de force during his first campaign in the majors. Before breaking MLB's single-season rookie homer record, Alonso won an epic long-ball derby with three walk-off dingers, including that blast to..." December 30

  • 10 biggest MLB stories from 2019

    The Score "With the calendar ready to turn to 2020, here's a look at the top 10 stories in Major League Baseball from 2019:  10. Free-agency freeze - and sudden thaw The stars of last year's free-agent class had to wait until spring training to find homes; only then did..." December 29

  • Blue Jays Sign Shun Yamaguchi

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays officially signed right-handed pitcher Shun Yamaguchi to a two-year deal worth $6.350 million, the team announced Saturday. Yamaguchi, 32, has spent 14 years playing professionally in Japan. Last season was one of his best years " December 28

  • An insider's view of the contentious MLB-MiLB dispute, from ex-pitcher, lawyer Garrett Broshuis

    Sporting News "The current contentious dispute between Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball became public in October, when Baseball America reported that MLB had offered a plan to eliminate as many as 42 minor-league teams after the 2020 minor-league season, when the Professional Baseball..." December 28

  • Scott Boras: Free agents will look differently at Blue Jays after Ryu signing

    The Score "Super agent Scott Boras is confident the Toronto Blue Jays have now changed the perception the club is unwilling to spend money following the signing of his client, Hyun-Jin Ryu. "I think in next year’s round of free agency there’s going to be people..." December 28

  • Five MLB Teams That Could Surprise In 2020

    Sportsnaut "At a time when the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs are using the offseason to shed payroll, many other MLB teams are taking advantage of the talent available this winter. Teams are recognizing the opportunity that is coming for the 2020 season. Playoff spots, including division..." December 28

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu introduced, says Jays' persistence 'why I'm here'

    ESPN " Hyun-Jin Ryu is the ace the Toronto Blue Jays needed to pair with a lineup flush with "baseball royalty." That's the view agent Scott Boras has of the deal that brought the Korean left-hander north of the border. Ryu agreed to join the Jays..." December 27

  • Angels Reportedly Passed on Hyun-Jin Ryu to Keep Shohei Ohtani the Focus of Asian Marketing

    12 Up "They Los Angeles Angels entered the offseason in dire need of help in their starting rotation, and after guys like Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg were taken off of the free agent market, they seemed like they would be top contenders for Hyun-Jin Ryu's..." December 27

  • 3 Perfect Destinations for Bounce Back Candidate King Felix Hernandez

    12 Up "Reports indicate that Felix Hernandez has no intentions of retiring, even though he's statistically been of the MLB's worst pitchers across the last two campaigns. King Felix's career with the Seattle Mariners has surely concluded, and in perfect fashion at..." December 27

  • Ryosuke Kikuchi returning to Carp after failing to secure MLB contract

    Japan Times "Hiroshima Carp infielder Ryosuke Kikuchi said Friday he is giving up a bid to move to the majors this offseason via the posting system and will remain with the NPB club. Kikuchi, a seven-time Golden Glove winner, had until 5 p.m. ET on Jan. 2, 2020, to secure a deal with any of the 30..." December 27

  • Saying the quiet part loud: Owners' greed defined baseball in the 2010s

    The Score "The Modern Era Committee, one of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's four auxiliary voting bodies, rectified a longstanding injustice when it posthumously elected Marvin Miller to Cooperstown earlier in December. Miller, as it happens, wanted nothing to do with the Hall of Fame, expressing..." December 26