Minor Leaguer

  • joined Jul 30, 2010
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Bluebird Banter writer. Twitter: @Minor_Leaguer

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MMMM: Blue Jays in Command Edition


According to ESPN's Buster Onley, the Blue Jays are holding "the commanding position in the free-agent pitching market".... and other links.

Is the Rogers Centre getting new turf for 2014?


Two Blue Jays fans tweeted that Blue Jays and Rogers Centre President and CEO Paul Beeston told them that there will be a new artificial turf installed at the Rogers Centre before the 2014 season.

Spring training: guest instructors and NRIs


Former Blue Jays players Roberto Alomar, George Bell, Pat Hentgen, and Paul Quantrill will be spring training guest instructors in Dunedin this year.

Jays sign a bunch of international free agents


According to the BlueJays.com transactions page, the Blue Jays have signed seven international free agents from the Dominican Republic to minor league contracts last week. Remember that the Blue...

Jays waiting for Santana's price to roll back


Ervin Santana's agents are demanding less and less after the Masahiro Tanaka and Matt Garza signings. Will the Blue Jays wait too long for the prices to drop and let some other team take Santana away?

Interview: Todd Redmond


Blue Jays swingman Todd Redmond speaks about being on the "weighted-ball" program, arm health, and his goals for 2014.

Halladay invited to attend Philiies camp


Roy Halladay, who signed a one-day contract to retire with the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason, has been invited to attend spring training as a guest instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Yankees get Tanaka (Updated with poll!)


According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Blue Jays' American League East rivals New York Yankees have signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155 million contract, which...

Interview: Changes in player development staffing


Last Monday, the Blue Jays announced their minor league coaching staff for 2014. One of the more significant moves was the promotion of Clayton McCullough to the position of "Coordinator of...

More Masahiro Tanaka rumours!


Chris Cotillo, MLB Daily Dish's high school phenom, reported Monday night (after calculus homework, I assume) that an agent told him that the Toronto Blue Jays "are in for sure," when he was asked...

SABR Day Toronto - Saturday, January 25


It took them some time to confirm the date and event details, but the Halan's Point Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research has announced that they will be holding their annual SABR...

A Blue Jays winter tradition since 1998


The Cleveland Indians are in danger of breaking their 22-year streak of not going into a salary arbitration hearing with one of their players--if they do, the Toronto Blue Jays will hold that record.

Report from Bisons Hot Stove Luncheon


The two versions of the Buffalo Bisons' annual Hot Stove Luncheon that I've been to have been sort of like microcosms to the offseason. For example, last year, the excitement was palpable at the...

Blue Jays sign Pizza Nova


In a stunning move that even Chris Cotillo failed to scoop, the Toronto Blue Jays have designated for assignment their long-time Official Pizza Pizza Pizza. The club has 10 days to trade, reheat,...

Blue Jays By The Numbers


The Toronto Blue Jays released their uniform number assignments for 2014. What will the newest Blue Jays be wearing? Who will change numbers?

Jack Morris returning + Blue Jays links


Blue Jays fans can put an end to the speculations that Jerry Howarth will be looking for another new partner on the radio for 2014 as the long-time play-by-play announcer confirmed to Jays...

Blue Jays announce minor league coaching staff


The Blue Jays announced that the Buffalo Bisons will be getting a completely new coaching staff in 2014, led by manager Gary Allenson. Allenson will be joined in Buffalo by hitting coach Richie...

Rasmus, Cecil, Rogers heading towards arbitration


January 14 and January 17 are dates Blue Jays fans should circle in their calendar, so print your Google Calendar and circle them now.

Friday Bluebird Links


Top Blue Jays prospects came and went this week, and now the annual Winter Tour has begun (they will be in Kingston today), there should be a bunch of interview-type articles that will pop up in...

Roy Halladay Appreciation Event - Saturday!


Jays Days Beer Club and Bluebird Banter will be hosting a Roy Halladay Appreciation Day event at Tallboys Craft Beer House (838 Bloor Street West, Toronto) this Saturday, January 11 starting at 1...

Blue Jays with Donkeys


Last offseason This offseason My analysis: this tells me that this might mean that the Blue Jays are going to have more, fewer, or the same number of wins in 2014 as 2013. Photos from Jose...

Blue Jays teammates wearing #20 and #14


Now that we are in the year 2014, a very important question is upon us: who were the best pair of Blue Jays to wear #20 and #14 in a particular season? You probably won't be able to guess this one. ...

Blue Jays Blogroll


One of the things that was lost when Bluebird Banter and SB Nation switched to this spiffy site design over a year ago was the blogroll section right on our front page, where we recognized the...

BREAKING: John Gibbons not fired!


Happy new year, Bluebird Banterers! Hopefully the winter holidays have been treating you well. I know that Tom Dakers has been enjoying his time in the Dominican Republic. There hasn't been a lot...

Baseball-related new year's resolutions


Totally mailed-in post.

We've passed the midpoint of Blue Jays' offseason


Winter, in the northern hemisphere, may have just started, but we are already closer to the Blue Jays' first pitch of 2014 than their last one of 2013. Finally, we are now more than half-way...

Summer Baseball Trips


With snow and ice coating every surface outside my windows, and Tom being in the Dominican, it's perfect time to dream about the summer, baseball, and of course, baseball trips. I am a relative...

Poll: Blue Jays' Public Enemy #1


It's Boxing Day in Canada. For me, public enemy number one is anyone getting in my way at the parking lot and the mall.

Kawasaki's back!


Fan-favourite Munenori Kawasaki has re-signed with the Blue Jays to a minor league contract with an invitation to big league spring training camp, according to an official Blue Jays tweet. The @...

Marty Brown will not manage the Bisons in 2014


According to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi, Marty Brown--who managed the Toronto Blue Jays' triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons in 2013--will be leaving the organization in pursue of other opportunities....

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