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Edwin Encarnacion Best Hitter on Free Agent Market

Edwin Encarnacion is baseball’s most powerful slugger on the market in free agency for this offseason. His consistent bat in the Toronto Blue Jays lineup for the past five seasons will have a number of suitors on his heels during the offseason buying period. Encarnacion helped lead Toronto to its second straight trip to the American League Championship Series. While his 42 home runs are all certain teams might need to consider him an important acquisition, he is much more than just a home run hitter. Encarnacion has been one of Major League’s... 
 

Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion to be Given Qualifying Offers

The season has ended for the Toronto Blue Jays and the organization is already looking ahead to 2017. At a news conference to officially end the 2016 season, Ross Atkins the general manager for the Blue Jays said a decision to extend qualifying offers to Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista was the easiest decision they will have to make. However, the team has not yet decided if it will make a same offer to Michael Saunders an outfielder. Encarnacion, who is 33, tied with Boston DH David Ortiz for the lead in the American League for RBIs with 127... 
 

John Gibbons Standing Firm on Toronto Lineup

The Cleveland Indians took a 1-0 lead in the American League Championship best of seven series on Friday night over the Toronto Blue Jays thanks to Corey Kluber’s pitching and Francisco Lindor’s bat. While the Blue Jays had their chances in the first three innings against Kluber, they could not push any runs across the plate before the Indians bullpen came in and slammed the door shut. Some Toronto fans and baseball pundits have questioned manager John Gibbons’ lineup especially having Russell Martin batting fifth. Of course, Friday night... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays – Texas Rangers Renew Bitter Rivalry

In what was highly anticipated when the postseason approached, the Toronto Blue Jays will battle the Texas Rangers in one of the 2016 American League Division Series. Last season, the two teams battled, literally battled, in a five-game series ultimately won by Toronto. However, this season, Texas enters with the better overall record during the regular season. Game 1 of the series is Thursday afternoon in Texas. During the regular season, the Rangers were 95-67. The Rangers won the AL West by 9 games. Toronto was 89-73 and did not qualify for a... 
 

Tigers Trade David Price to Blue Jays

Just a couple days after landing star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, the Toronto Blue Jays have come away with the top pitcher on the market, David Price. The Dodgers, Giants and Yankees also showed strong interest in Price.  Blue Jays prospect Daniel Morris will be heading back to the Tigers likely with outfielder Anthony Alford.  the deal is contingent on the players involved passing  physicals, as always. Just yesterday, general manager Dave Dombrowski said he told multiple teams Wednesday afternoon that the Detroit Tigers will listen on... 
 

MLB Free Agent Profile: Melky Cabrera Rumors

The market for free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera is heating up, with the Seattle Mariners reportedly leading the pack. Cabrera became a free agent after declining the qualifying offer extended to him by the Toronto Blue Jays. He’s looking to get four or five years and $55-65 million. The 30 year old Cabrera played the last two seasons with the Blue Jays after he signed a two year $16 million commitment with them. Prior to that he had a career season with the San Francisco Giants, posting a .346/.390/.516 batting line. However, his season... 
 

Busy Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak, Trade For Michael Saunders

The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a one-year, $1 million deal, and sent lefty J.A. Happ to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Michael Saunders, The Blue Jays claimed the 27-year-old Smoak in October, but non-tendered him on Tuesday to avoid paying him approximately $3 million in arbitration. Smoak played in 80 games last season for the Seattle Mariners, batting .202 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs. Happ, 32, went 11-11, with a 4.22 ERA, in 28 starts for the Blue Jays this year and solidifies a rotation... 
 

Blue Jays All in After Acquiring Josh Donaldson from A’s

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for third baseman Brett Lawrie, international free agent Franklin Barreto and pitchers Sean Nolin and Kendall Graveman. It’s been a busy offseason for the Jays, who signed catcher Russell Martin to a five year deal earlier. They’re serious about reaching the playoffs for the first time since 1993. Meanwhile, the A’s continue to retool their roster as they always seem to do under General Manager Billy Beane. The 29 year-old Donaldson... 
 

Jose Bautista Keeping Blue Jays in Wild Card Race

The Toronto Blue Jays got off to a hot start in the 2014 season. One June 6 they owned a 38-24 record and enjoyed a six game lead in the American League East. As late as July 2 they were in sole possession of first place. However, things have unraveled from there. The Baltimore Orioles have all but clinched the division, while the Jays are clinging on to slim hopes in the Wild Card race. At 76-69, they are 3.5 games behind the Detroit Tigers for the second wild card berth. One player that has helped the Jays stay in the race is right-fielder... 
 

Blue Jays Add Prospect Aaron Sanchez to Bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays will add highly-touted right-hander Aaron Sanchez to the roster in hopes of shoring up the Jays bullpen. Sanchez was just promoted to Buffalo last month and was 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA for the Bisons, starting six games before moving to the bullpen to monitor his innings pitched. Sanchez was a first-round draft pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and ranked as a consensus top-50 prospect coming into this season. “We really felt he started to turn the corner as a starter,’’ said GM Alex Anthopoulos. That said like many young pitchers,... 
 

Blue Jays Rumors: Encarnacion Will Get MRI, David Price in Play?

The Toronto Blue Jays suffered a 5-1 loss to the Oakland A’s on Saturday, but the loss of  Edwin Encarnacion may be devastating. In the first inning Encarnacion was attempting to beat out a groundball when he suffered the injury and collapsed to the ground after reaching first base.  Encarnacion was helped off the filed by Blue Jays trainers.  “I felt [a] pop before I touched the base,” Encarnacion said. “That’s why, after I touched the base, I let my body go to the ground because I felt a lot of pain.” Encarnacion... 
 

Rays Down Blue Jays Behind Chris Archer, Evan Longoria

The Tampa Bay Rays bounced back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Thurday night behind a solid pitching performance from Chris Archer and a three run home run from Evan Longoria. Archer, who signed a $25.5 million dollar, six year deal Wednesday, worked through six innings, allowing two runs. He allowed four hits and struck out seven, issuing two walks. Still, Archer wasn’t satisfied with his performance. “I fell behind way too many times, that’s not the type of pitcher I want to be.” He also added, “I think... 
 

Buehrle, Bautista, Blue Jays Too Much For Rays

ST.PETERSBURG, Fl.– Mark Buehrle pitched into the ninth inning, Jose Bautista hit two solo home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Tampa Bay Rays for the second straight night 3-0. The win ends a winless road series streak against Tampa Bay for Toronto. The Blue Jays have not won a road series against the Rays since 2007. From the start Buehrle was masterful, allowing just four hits and striking out 11. He allowed one walk and missed his 29th complete game by one out. It was just the second time in 430 major league starts, Buehrle has... 
 

Blue Jays Bounce Back, Beat Rays 4-2

ST.PETERSBURG, Fl. — Toronto’s  Drew Hutchison pitched into the sixth inning, allowing just three hits to Tampa Bay, and Adam Lind gave the Blue Jays all the run support that was needed with a first inning three run homer to beat the Rays 4-2. Sergio Santos finished off a somewhat shaky ninth to earn his first save of the season. The Blue Jays lost the season opener to the Rays 9-2 on Monday. “I wasn’t sharp early at all, kind of grinded through that one,” Hutchison said. “I think coming out of spring training... 
 

Three Teams That Could Be Turnaround Stories in 2014

Nearly every year, a team that wasn’t a contender the previous year comes out of the woodwork and surprises everybody by making the playoffs. Last season it was the Cleveland Indians who improved from 68-94 to 92-70, and claimed a Wild Card berth. The previous year the Baltimore Orioles surprised pundits by putting together their first winning season since 1997, and vaulting their way to the Wild Card playoff with a 93-69 record. The Boston Red Sox made a huge turnaround from a 69 win 2012 season to win 97 regular season games and the... 
 

Blue Jays Would Trade Colby Rasmus For Pitching

Despite adding R.A. Dickey,  Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson last year the Toronto Blue Jays suffered a disappointing 2013 season and are in the market for starting pitching, according to Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun. The Blue Jays are willing to trade Colby Rasmus in order to satisfy their needs and reportedly have had discussion with two teams on a deal, though nothing is imminent. Rasmus, 27 , hit 276/.338/.501 with 22 homers in 118 games for Toronto and is a solid defender in center field. Rasmus will be a free-agent after next season, and... 
 

Roy Halladay Will Retire With Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays has announced a one day contract for right-hander Roy Halladay in which he will announce his retirement from Major League Baseball. Halladay, 36, missed the majority of last season after undergoing shoulder surgery that curtailed the remainder of the season. Halladay debuted with Toronto in 1998 and would spend the first 12 years of his MLB career with the Jays. He finished with a 4-5 record with a 6.82 ERA in 13 starts in 2013. Halladay  closes a remarkable career with a 203-105 record and a 3.3 ERA with 2117 strikeouts... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays Reach Agreement With Dioner Navarro

The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with catcher Dioner Navarro  on a two-year deal worth $8 million. The deal is pending a physical according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Navarro had one of his best seasons in 2013 hitting a career-high 13 home runs while batting .300/.365/492 in 89 games in a backup role with the Cubs. Navarro played five seasons with the Rays, where he was an All-Star in 2008, and he also has been with the Yankees, Dodgers and Reds.  the addition of Navarro gives the Blue Jays for catchers on their 40 man roster... 
 

Edwin Encarnacion’s Fantastic Year for Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion had another great year with the bat in 2013. He posted a .272/.370/.534 line with a 148 wRC+ that was 6th in the AL. This was on the heels of a 2012 season where Encarnacion managed a 151 wRC+. In his late-career resurgence, Encarnacion has become the rarest of players, a power hitter that rarely strikes out. Only Chris Davis and Miguel Cabrera had more home runs than Encarnacion’s 36. The previous year, Encarnacion slammed 42 home runs. Meanwhile, Encarnacion struck out in only 10% of his plate... 
 

Orioles Chris Davis 50th Homer Leads Comeback Over Jays

Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis reached the 50-home run to lead a comeback win over the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3, snapping a three-game losing streak. Baltimore at (78-60) remains 2 1/2 games back of Tampa Bay for the second Wild Card spot. “Some guys hit some cheapies here. He doesn’t get any cheapies,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Davis, who is the first player to hit 50 homers since Toronto’s Jose Bautista in 2010. “We’ve really battled the last couple of days,” Davis added. “I... 
 

Blue Jays Josh Johnson Clears Waivers

Toronto Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson has cleared waiver and can now be traded to any team, but trading the right-hander may prove to be difficult. Johnson was one of baseball’s best pitchers until injuries set him back. His ERA, 1.64 in a season shortened by injury a couple of years ago, rose to 3.81 last year and is up even more this year. Johnson was acquired by Toronto in a trade that sent Johnson, Mark Buehrle,  Reyes, Emilio Bonifacioand catcher John Buck to Toronto in exchange for pitchers Henderson Alvarez andJustin Nicolino,... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays First Round Pick Phil Bickford Does Not Sign

As the signing deadline for selections in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft passed as of 5:00 PM on Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays certainly kept it interesting by making two last minute signings and failing to make one significant signing in the process. The Blue Jays were unable to come to an agreement with their first-round (10th overall) pick, Phil Bickford, on Friday and while they will be awarded the 11th overall pick in the 2014 Draft as compensation for theie un-signed first-round slot, they will lose the nearly $6.4 million originally slotted for... 
 

Chien-Ming Wang Newest Blue Jays Starter – One Start Guarantee

The Toronto Blue Jays have started 11 different pitchers this season and as reported last week Chien-Ming Wang has signed with the Jays and will start the game against the Chicago White Sox,  making him the 12th. The Blue Jays are only guaranteeing one start for the two-time 19 game winner, but would be more than happy to give him more based on his performance. “We hope he makes a lot of starts for us, but you don’t want to promise X number amount of starts,” Anthopoulos said. “Hopefully he does well, and we catch lightning... 
 

Melky Cabrera Leads Blue Jays With Three Hits in Win over Texas

Melky Cabrera had a three hit night against Nick Tepesch and the Texas Rangers, and the Toronto Blue Jays won 6-1. Cabrera’s first hit of the night catapulted the Blue Jays’ offense when he tied the game at 1-1 with a home run. By the time the outfielder added his third hit, it was an RBI single putting the game out of reach at 6-1 in the 7th inning. Cabrera finished with half of his team’s hits and one short of the entire Texas lineup, in a game dominated by Tepesch and Toronto starter, Esmil Rogers until the 6th inning. Tepesch... 
 

Chien-Ming Wang Opts Out of Yankees Deal, Will Join Blue Jays

Chien-Ming Wang exercised an out clause in his deal with the New York Yankees and the team granted him his release. Wang had been pitching at the AAA level for the Yankees and has a 2.33 ERA over nine starts and 58 innings pitched.  He also pitched 12 scoreless innings in this year’s World Baseball Classic. Apparently the Yankees showed little interest in calling up Wang. According to Ken Rosenthal Wang will sign a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays and is expected to start Tuesday. Wang had hoped to regain his form and rediscover his sinker... 
 

Blue Jays’ Josh Johnson Activated – Will Start Tuesday

Josh Johnson will return from the disabled list and start for the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Johnson has struggled during his time in the AL East, though has made just four starts thus far this season. In those four starts, Johnson posted a 6.86 ERA, surrendering 28 hits in 19.2 innings. Though the hard-throwing righty struck  out 19 batters, averaging just under a 9.00 K/9, he also posted a 1.88 WHIP. Johnson has battled injury issues throughout his young career, making at least 30 starts in just three seasons since his debut with the... 
 

Jays Brandon Morrow Placed on DL With Right Forearm Strain

Brandon Morrow‘s struggling season just reached a screeching halt. Morrow, who has battled a history of injuries, was placed on the DL on Sunday with a right forearm strain. The Blue Jays, who just recently sent down left-handed starter, Ricky Romero, to work out his struggled, has purchased the contract of Ramon Ortiz from AAA Buffalo. Morrow has shown signs of brilliance throughout his career but has yet to put everything together for a full season. This year, the hard-throwing righty was 2-3 with a 5.63 ERA in 10 starts before being sidelined.... 
 

Sean Nolin to Make Anticipated Toronto Debut

Sean Nolin, top pitching prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays, has been called up and will be making his major league debut on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles. After being drafted in the sixth-round of the 2010 MLB Amateur Draft out of San Jacinto College, Nolin has ascended the Toronto farm system with much success over the past three seasons. Following a 2012 season that saw the young Toronto southpaw post a perfect 10-0 record and 2.04 ERA, along with a 108/27 strikeout to walk ratio in 101.1 innings split between Class A Dunedin and Double-A... 
 

Anthony Gose Recalled by Toronto from AAA Buffalo

The Toronto Blue Jays recalled Anthony Gose from Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, optioning relief pitcher Mickey Storey to Buffalo to make room for Gose on the 40-man roster. A second-round draft pick in the 2008 MLB Amateur Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies, Gose has been less than impressive in four seasons with Philadelphia and Toronto’s farm systems. Following a 56-game stint with Toronto last season in which he batted .223 with 59 strikeouts in 189 plate appearances, Gose has struggled this season with Triple-A Buffalo. In 40 games, Gose... 
 

Jose Bautista Leads Blue Jays Pounding of Red Sox

Jose Bautista hit two of the five Toronto home runs today as the Blue Jays pounded the Red Sox 12-4. Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster surrendered six earned runs, seven hits and struck out six in five innings of work.  Andrew Miller followed  giving up three earned runs and the Blue Jays coasted the rest of the way. For the second straight day Bautista hit second for Toronto and was 4 for 7 with two home runs and two walks.. for the season Bautista is hitting 236/ .351/ .491 with  nine home runs  in 20 RBI. Bautista had three RBI, three runs scored... 
 

Blue Jays J.A. Happ Hit In Head With Line Drive – Video

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher J.A.Happ was struck in the head by a line drive from outfielder Desmond Jennings in the second inning and left the field on a stretcher. Happ could be seen waving his hands as he was immobilized. The ball caromed down the right-field line for a triple. Medical staff from both teams attended to Happ as fans and players watched in stunned silence. Happ remained on the ground for 11 minutes before being stretchered off to a standing ovation. The video below shows Happ took the line drive flush near the ear and temple. Jennings... 
 

Struggling Aces: David Price, R.A. Dickey Slammed, Will Face Off Next

Reigning Cy Young winners David Price and R.A. Dickey  continue to struggle, and both aces gave up grand slams in their starts yesterday  and will get a chance to redeem themselves on Thursday, against each other. Price gave up nine runs in Tampa Bay’s 9-3 loss  to the  Colorado.The Rockies pounded Price for 10 hits over 6 2/3  innings, including Carlos Gonzalez‘s  go-ahead home run in the fifth inning and Nolan Arenado‘s  grand slam in the seventh. Price said that he had a difficult time getting a good grip on the baseball. “It... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays Place Josh Johnson On The DL, Recall Ricky Romero

The Toronto Blue Jays placed right-hander Josh Johnson on the 15 day disabled list  with inflammation in his right triceps and recalled former All-Star left-hander Ricky Romero from the minor leagues. Romero will start Friday at home against the Seattle Mariners. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Romero was the only serious candidate to replace Johnson in the rotation. Romero has been  in Dunedin ironing out his mechanics. “If we didn’t feel good about it, and he didn’t feel good about it, he wouldn’t be coming here,” Gibbons said.... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays Lose Jose Reyes For 1-3 Months With Ankle Injury

The Toronto Blue Jays 8-4  victory over the Kansas City Royals came with the loss of  starting shortstop Jose Reyes who had to leave the game in the sixth inning with an apparent sprained left ankle suffered on an awkward slide into second base on a successful steal attempt. Reyes immediately grabbed his ankle and appeared to be in excruciating pain as the Toronto  training staff ran onto the field. Reyes will  Being evaluated further today and could miss between 1 to 3 months  depending on the results of an MRI. Maicer Izturis will fill-in... 
 

Blue Jays Extend J.A. Happ Shortly After Naming Him Fifth Starter

J.A. Happ made the Major League roster, the rotation and received an extension all in one week. The former Phillies and Astros pitcher perhaps best known for breaking Curtis Granderson‘s arm with a pitch earlier this spring, is now signed with the Blue Jays through 2014, Happ’s final arbitration year. The Blue Jays acquired a club option for 2015 as well. For Happ, it’s short-term stability. By extending him through his final arbitration season ($5.2 million, up from the $3.7 million he will receive in 2013), it implies Happ is... 
 

Blue Jays News: Brett Lawrie Leaves Exhibition With Strained Oblique

Brett Lawrie was removed  from Team Canada’s  Exhibition game against the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.  The Toronto Blue Jays third baseman left the game in the third inning of a 12-2 loss to Cincinnati,  Apparently after tweaking his openly. Manager Ernie Whitt said he didn’t know when Lawrie suffered the injury. Canada opens the World Baseball Classic on Friday against Italy before games against Mexico on Saturday and the United States on Sunday. “He was only going to play four innings tonight anyways,” said Whitt, who added... 
 

Blue Jays News: R.A.Dickey Surrenders Two Runs in Spring Debut

R.A. Dickey gave up two runs over two innings and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2  in spring training action at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin.  Boston minor leaguer Steven Wright started for Boston in a matchup of knuckleballers. After two base hits in the first inning with nobody out Boston’s Jarrod Saltalamacchia  came through with a base hit an RBI to right field. The second run came around to score when a Dickey knuckleball bounced away from catcher J.P. Arencibia, which allowed Jackie Bradley Jr.... 
 

Blue Jays Trade Charles for Schwimer, Look to Add Bullpen Depth

The Toronto Blue Jays traded Art Charles to the Philadelphia Phillies for Michael Schwimer on Saturday. The trade is a logical, low-end deal for both sides. Charles is a 22 year old first baseman who bats lefty and had been playing in A ball last season. The move adds depth to the Phillies’  organization at a spot which may be up for grabs in a few years as Ryan Howard continues to age and play out his contract. Charles is very similar to Howard in fact, standing at 6’6″, 220 lbs and known early on his career for having massive... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays: 2013 Spring Training Preview Guide

For the first time since 1993, when Joe Carter‘s dramatic home run off Phillies closer Mitch Williams clinched a World Series title, Toronto Blue Jays fans feel confident about their team’s chances to play deep into October. Their confidence is justified, at least based on how the team looks on paper entering spring training. General manager Alex Anthopolous made a series of headline-grabbing deals this offseason. The main transaction involved bringing in shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, and second... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays: Top 10 Prospects For 2013

Entering the current offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays boasted one of the top farm system in the majors. With spring training drawing near, Toronto’s list of top prospects has dramatically changed after the organization implemented trades designed to win it all in 2013. First, the Blue Jays acquired starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, shortstop Jose Reyes, second baseman Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck for a slew of highly regarded prospects, including outfielder Jake Marisnick, starting pitcher Justin Nicolino,  infielder... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays Sign Veteran Infielder Mark DeRosa

The Toronto Blue Jays announced they have signed veteran infielder Mark DeRosa to a one-year deal worth $750,000. The deal includes a 2014 club option for the same amount. DeRosa spent 2012 with the Washington Nationals. DeRosa suffered through injuries and personal troubles including the passing of his father. DeRosa appeared in 48 games and hit .188 in 85 at-bats. DeRosa has played 15 seasons with, the Atlanta Braves, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, and the Nationals. DeRosa has a career... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays’ Darren Oliver Set To Return for 2013

The Toronto Blue Jays announced that veteran reliever Darren Oliver will return to the team in 2013. Oliver made 62 appearances for the team in 2012, going 3-4 with a 2.06 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 56 2/3 innings. Oliver has a career 3.13 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 563 1/3 innings as a reliever. Oliver will make $3 million this season, is 20th in the major leagues. Over his career the well-traveled Oliver has pitched with the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies, Miami Marlins, Houston Astros, New York Mets,... 
 

Toronto Blue Jays and Colby Rasmus Avoid Arbitration

The Toronto Blue Jays reached an agreement with Colby Rasmus on a one-year deal worth $4.675 million and avoided arbitration with a young outfielder. Rasmus hit .223 last year with Toronto, with 23 home runs and 75 RBI. Rasmus made $2.7 million last year. Rasmus  was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in a trade in July of 2011, and has a career .243 batting average with 76 home runs and 246 RBI. The deal leave three Blue Jays remain eligible to file for arbitration, including second baseman Emilio Bonifacio, left-hander J.A. Happ and catcher... 
 

American League East: History Does Not Favor the Toronto Blue Jays

 The Blue Jays have not reached the post-season since 1993 You can’t predict Baseball. The Yankees’ very own John Sterling always says that. And like most of the things out of the Yankees’ infamous  radio announcer’s mouth, he’s only half right. You never know who is going to win a World Series. If you did, the Angels would have won in 2012, the Red Sox in 2011, the Phillies in 2010 and so on. You never thought the Giants would sweep the Tigers or the Tigers would sweep the Yankees last season. And raise your hand... 
 

R.A. Dickey Trade: Jays Set to Acquire NL Cy Young Winner from Mets

Deal is contingent on Dickey signing an extension with Toronto The New York Mets have agreed to send the reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and a prospect to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right-hander Noah Syndergaard, catcher John Buck and a prospect. The deal is contingent on Toronto being able to work out a contract extension with Dickey and they’ll have a negotiating window of 72 hours, expiring Tuesday at 2pm EST. Dickey is under contract for next season at $5 million. The... 
 

John Gibbons – Blue Jays Look To The Past For New Manager

Gibbons will bring back an intense brand of baseball to Toronto The Toronto Blue Jays wanted someone with MLB managing experience to lead the new look Jays as their manager. GM Alex Anthopoulos chose former Toronto manager John Gibbons after an extensive search that included numerous candidates. Gibbons was 305-305 and five seasons with Toronto from 2004-2008. Gibbons beat out former major  league managers Jim Riggleman, and Jim Tracy. Tracy resigned from the Colorado Rockies, and Riggleman from the Washington Nationals. Gibbons might best be... 
 

Melky Cabrera To Sign With Blue Jays – Two Years $16 Million

Blue Jays Sign Cabrera to two-year deal The Toronto Blue Jays have stolen the show in this year’s Hot Stove League. Pending a physical  Melky Cabrera will sign a two-year $16 million contract with the  Blue Jays. The Blue Jays made news earlier this week finalizing a mega trade with the Miami Marlins in which they acquired Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle,  Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck and free agent utility infielder Maicer Izturis signed a three-year deal worth $10 million with the Toronto in early November. Cabrera... 
 

Marlins Trades Reaffirm MLB’s Laissez-Faire Indifference

“The damage to the Marlins’ ‘brand’ is impossible to calculate.” Baseball, often derided for it’s uncapped, laissez-faire player market that rewards deep pockets like the Yankees and Dodgers, is home to some of the most insatiable welfare pigs in professional sports. Jeffrey Loria and David Samson, respectively the Owner and President of that fluorescent pile of rubble that used to be the Miami Marlins, are two such freeloaders. The Marlins are now infamous for having imploded their roster for a third time... 
 

Filet of Fish – Marlins Set Trade Reyes, Buehrle, Johnson, Bonifacio, Buck to Jays

Reyes, Johnson and Buehrle head to Toronto as part of a mega-deal with the Marlins The Miami Marlins continue their effort to bring AAA baseball to South Florida. Less than a year ago the team committed nearly $200 million to player contracts, in what could be interpreted as an effort to stir interest in a new publicly funded stadium. With the stadium in place the Marlins and the buzz long gone the Marlins began purging big salaried players 2 1/2 months into the 2012 season. Today the team announced that it was sending $106 million shortstop... 
 

Blue Jays Sign INF Maicer Izturis to three-year Deal

Toronto adds infield depth with Izturis Free agent utility infielder Maicer Izturis has signed a three-year deal worth $10 million with the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal includes a club option for a fourth year. Izturis can play second, short and third equally as well, and he has the ability to hit .270 and steal 15-20 bases. Izturis could eventually serve as a backup to Adeiny Hechavarria (2B), Yunel Escobar (SS) and Brett Lawrie (3B). Kelly Johnson is a free agent and Yunel Escobar is likely to be traded so the Blue Jays have filled a need. Izturis,... 
 
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