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  • L’Affaire Beeston

    Blue Jays ownership either bungled or tampered in their process of replacing Beeston

    Paul Beeston
    by Michael Hobson

    The headline was simple and succinct—the Toronto Blue Jays announce that Paul Beeston will remain as the club’s president and CEO for the 2015 season. The issue of course is that the announcement came months after it should have been made and after the organization went swimming with the sharks in muddy waters without swimsuits. Both Edward Rogers, son and heir, and Beeston made statements after the announced signings. Rogers claimed the media created rumours and that everything is fine within the organization and Beeston followed the McGwire...

  • “Ace in the hole”

    Hello Pitcher, Goodbye Problems?

    James Shields
    by rkashuba

    Each and every one of us fans thinks we have the fix for our beloved team — as Blue Jays fans, it’s our God-given right! I would like to take a moment and share my “ace in the hole” solution. There have been no shortage of rumors this off-season, most of them orienting around a much needed item on the Jays menu… PITCHING. Surely, I was not the only one hoping we could land that ‘ace’, in a Lester… or Scherzer, as we don’t have a top the rotation arm. We’d even of taken that shining relief star in...

  • Word Is Circulating

    Have The Jays Inquired About Papelbon?

    Jonathan Papelbon
    by Tosh McIntosh

    The Phillies would like to move him and he would welcome a move! Words are circulating that the Blue Jays have made inquiries to the Phillies regarding the acquisition of RP Jonathan Papelbon. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki wrote on Tuesday that “Two sources this evening said that talks were alive,” and that the two teams were Milwaukee, whose negotiations with the Phils had been widely circulated through the past week and confirmed by Yahoo! Sports last Friday, and Toronto, as had been reported previously through FOXSports.com. Tom Haudricourt...

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Blue Jays ink Ronald Belisario, Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal

Posted on: Jan 29 2015 - 2:45pm | #0
In: Hotstove
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Ronald Belisario

The Blue Jays have come to a Minor League agreement with free agent Ronald Belisario, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Belisario, 32, posted a 5.56 ERA over 66 1/3 innings with the White Sox last season. According to Bowden, Belisario’s deal will pay him $1.7m if he makes the club. Belisario’s 162 Game Avg. Year W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR 09-14 5 4 .545 3.75 68 0 14 0 0 2 67 61 31 28 4 BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W 25 6 54 5 0 3 286 102 3.59 1.280 8.2 0.5 3.3 7.3 2.17 The Blue Jays have also signed veteran infielder Ramon Santiago to a Minor League deal. Santiago, 35, was a non-roster invitee to the 2014 Cincinnati Reds training camp, and he made the team...

James Shields

Hello Pitcher, Goodbye Problems?

Each and every one of us fans thinks we have the fix for our beloved team — as Blue Jays fans, it’s our God-given right! I would like to take a moment and share my “ace in the hole” solution. There have been no shortage of rumors this off-season, most of them orienting around a much needed item on the Jays menu… PITCHING. Surely, I was not the only one hoping we could land that ‘ace’, in a Lester… or Scherzer, as we don’t have a top the rotation arm. We’d even of taken that shining relief star in...

Posted on: Jan 28 2015 - 4:24pm | #0
In: Articles
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Dear Santa, from Blue Jays Fans Everywhere

Dear Santa, Sorry our letter is late…there were meetings. Thank you for all of the stuff you got us last Christmas. We liked...

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Are You a Blue Jays Supporter or a Blue Jays Critic?

With playoff time rapidly approaching, time is running out for the Blue Jays to catch up to the wild card position they once held. With...

SEEDS & DROPPINGS XV

Seeds & Droppings

Select observations for your perusal, edification, contemplation and, hopefully, your enjoyment. Item/Report: Closer-less! - The Jays as yet have not filled the role of ‘Closer’. The list of ‘Closers’ available for acquisition by the Jays from external sources has diminished further. The latest removal from the list of possible options is Oakland’s Tyler Clippard, last year’s...

September Call-Ups: The Prospects

Daniel Norris -   Elsa, Getty Images Sport

September is quickly approaching, and while the Jays’ post-season hopes are in despair, all is not lost. The MLB rosters are set to expand on Monday, September 1st. This means that every team’s roster will...

Daniel Norris -   Jim Rogash, Getty Images Sport

Daniel Norris’ Impressive Season Continues

If you haven’t heard of Blue Jays pitching prospect Daniel Norris, now is probably a good time to start taking notice. The...

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