Minor Leaguer

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Halladay to throw first pitch at Jays Home Opener


Former Blue Jays pitcher Roy Halladay will be returning to Rogers Centre in Toronto to throw the ceremonial first pitch in the Blue Jays' 2014 Home Opener against the Yankees on Friday, April 4.


Blue Jays Dreams of 2014

The guy on the right was right-on about Jose Reyes (video obviously made before he got hurt). Jeremy Larter, Dennis Trainor & Robbie Moses from Just Passing Through star in this comedic bit.

One weird trick to get lag-free* MLB.TV streams!


*ok, maybe not lag-free, but less laggy for sure

Reyes lands on DL, tiny Jonathan Diaz called up


[expletive deleted] So much for Opening Day optimism and starting fresh. Realism slapped Blue Jays fans in the face even before the end of the first inning in the first game of the 2014 when...

Reyes pulled from game with hamstring injury


After being robbed of a base hit by a diving Desmond Jennings leading off the Opening Day game between the Blue Jays and Rays, Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was pulled from the game and was...

The Blues and The Greys


There has been a lot of conversation about whether Josh Thole or Erik Kratz is the better backup catcher for the Blue Jays in the long run. R.A. Dickey has stated that he prefers Thole as his...

Starting fresh at 0-0


Later today, just after 4 pm Eastern, the first pitch of the first game of the 2014 Blue Jays season will be thrown, and with that, we will leave the disappointing offseason and pre-season to enter...

Matt Tuiasosopo outrighted to Buffalo


The Blue Jays have outrighted recent waiver-claimee Matt Tuiasosopo to the Buffalo Bisons, according to the MLB.com transactions page (hat tip to Brendan Kennedy and MLBTR for that one). Tuiasosopo...

Monday Blue Jays News: Reyes to get MRI


Several developments in Blue Jays camp were revealed this morning all via the fine reporters down in Dunedin. First, John Gibbons announced that shortstop Jose Reyes will be getting his tight left...

Saturday Afternoon GameThread


Today is a big day for Todd Redmond in his quest for a spot in the starting rotation on the Blue Jays' squad, especially with Dustin McGowan now looking like a contender for the same spot. With a...



A month was almost allowed to pass since the last transaction that affected the 40-man roster, but the Blue Jays cut the static streak by claiming outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo from the Arizona...

Wednesday GameThread - Phillies @ Blue Jays - 1 pm


After taking an 18-4 drubbing against the Detroit Tigers yesterday, the Blue Jays are back in Dunedin this afternoon to face the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1 pm spring game. The clubhouse will be...

Lugnuts plan to build apartments in ballpark


Toronto Blue Jays' minor league affiliate Lansing Lugnuts are planning to build apartments in the outfield of Cooley Law School Stadium in Lansing, Michigan as part of a major upgrade to the ballpark.

Blue Jays lose Ervin Santana to the Braves


Free agent starter Ervin Santana, who was reportedly in deep talks with the Blue Jays and Orioles this past weekend, has signed with the Braves, according to a David O'Brien tweet. #Braves will...

Colby Rasmus back in lineup vs Team Canada


More than a week after suffering a neck injury, Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus will be back in their starting lineup in an exhibition game against Canada's Junior National Team Tuesday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Blue Jays players tell club to sign Ervin Santana


A number of Blue Jays players, led by Jose Bautista, is openly suggesting that their club sign free agent pitcher Ervin Santana.

Wilson Walks Off Twins, Jays Win 4-3


In a spring training game that was overshadowed by rumours surrounding free agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana, the Blue Jays beat the Twins 4-3 behind solid pitching from Drew Hutchison, Esmil...

Rays @ Blue Jays - GameThread


John Gibbons' Blue Jays will be bringing out eight-ninths of their regular starting lineup in Dunedin today in a Friday afternoon tilt against the Tampa Bay Rays. The only man missing is centre...

Pancake Tuesday Blue Jays Thoughts


No afternoon baseball today, so use that time to read this post and make some pancakes!

Jerry & Joe: the J's who are the voice of the Jays


After a one-year partnership with Jack Morris, long-time Blue Jays radio play-by-play man Jerry Howarth will be partnered with former catcher Joe Siddall in 2014. Siddall, a 46-year-old from Windsor, Ontario, made his broadcasting debut just last Wed

Introducing the Bluebird Banter Library


This is the ribbon-cutting post.

Let the real fake games begin!


We have been waiting a long time for this. It is currently -11 degrees (-22 wind chill) outside my window but the anticipation of today's spring training game warms me right up. The Blue Jays will...

DeWayne Wise: Remarkable and Unremarkable


Today, four-time Blue Jays outfielder DeWayne Wise turns 36. Wise's career has been both quite unremarkable and quite remarkable. He has been a career backup outfielder, ever getting above 239...

Blue Jays Links / Canada-US Live Thread


Obviously the bulk of our readership will be focused on the Canada-US men's Olympic ice hockey semifinals game this afternoon, and there really hasn't been huge Blue Jays news, so feel free to use...

Dickey will be Jays' opening day starter


For a second straight season, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will take the hill on opening day for the Toronto Blue Jays, acording to the Blue Jays' official Twitter account.  The game will start at...

Blue Jays Adventure: 2014 Expansion Pack


Around this time last year, Cashew Mirman released the trailer to "Blue Jays Adventure", an eight-bit video game based on the 2013 season. I loved it at the time, even certifying it as the Greatest...

Who will make the first MLB debut of 2014?


Sean Nolin was the first Blue Jays player to make an MLB debut in 2013, will Marcus Stroman do it in 2014?

McGowan will ramp up slowly in spring training


Dustin McGowan will try to get a spot in the Blue Jays rotation this spring, but will have to work in a separate program from the other starters to ramp his arm up slowly.

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