Steven Matz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Steven Matz looks like difference-maker for Blue Jays after three strong starts

    Sportsnet "It was in his third start of the 2020 season that Steven Matz's year started to unravel. After opening the season with two strong outings, he allowed five runs in just three innings against the Washington Nationals last August 4, foreshadowing what would be an extremely..." April 17

  • Steven Matz's notable debut for Blue Jays vs. Rangers offers glimpse of past form

    Sportsnet "From an identity standpoint, the Toronto Blue Jays are built to be an offensive ball club, first and foremost, featuring a deep lineup with power to spare. That’s why the way they took two of three from the New York Yankees during the season’s opening series in the Bronx..." April 06

  • Blue Jays’ Steven Matz confident he can bounce back from ‘erratic’ 2020

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Blue Jays' new pitching acquisition Steven Matz is well aware his 2020 campaign with the New York Mets did not go as planned. In terms of exactly what went wrong last season, the Mets’ 2009 second-round pick explained it was more a culmination of..." March 29

  • Blue Jays' Steven Matz looking more like an answer than a question early

    Sportsnet "Apply the usual caveats about how it’s still early in camp and the perils in making too much of spring training results, but consecutive solid outings from Steven Matz may bode well for a Toronto Blue Jays rotation with several moving parts. The left-hander..." March 09

  • Blue Jays' Danny Jansen most impressed by Steven Matz so far in spring

    Sportsnet "The Grapefruit League is already a week old, and Toronto Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen has spent several hours working with teammates old and new. When asked to identify a pitcher who has stood out so far, Jansen answered the inquiry with a question of his own: “Oh,..." March 06

  • Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins explains excitement in adding Steven Matz

    Sportsnet "Statistically, Steven Matz was at his worst in a lot of ways last year. In a pandemic-abridged season, Matz posted a 9.68 ERA (44 ERA+), 7.76 FIP and 1.696 WHIP. He also finished in the bottom six percentile in exit velocity allowed, hard-hit percentage and expected batting..." January 28

  • Blue Jays likely not done adding after trading for Steven Matz from Mets

    Sportsnet "Before the acquisition of lefty Steven Matz from the New York Mets for minor-league right-handers Sean Reid-Foley, Yennsy Diaz and Josh Winckowski, a quick look at FanGraphs’ projections for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021 may have been somewhat..." January 28

  • Blue Jays finalizing trade for Mets' Steven Matz

    The Score "The New York Mets are reportedly finalizing a trade to send left-handed pitcher Steven Matz to the Toronto Blue Jays for three players, ESPN's Jeff Passan reports. New York is set to acquire right-handed pitchers Sean..." January 27

  • Mets contacted Blue Jays about Steven Matz trade

    The Score "It looks like the two teams expected to be among the most active this offseason have already been talking to each other about potential deals. The New York Mets contacted the Toronto Blue Jays about a potential Steven Matz trade, sources told The..." December 07

  • Mets tendering Steve Matz would be the right move

    New York Post "For just a moment, forget the Steven Matz who, over five years ago now, enjoyed the best debut in Flushing since the Beatles played Shea Stadium in 1965. Forever, forget the Matz who lost his way, his job and his job security during the brutal, COVID-shortened 2020..." December 01