Toronto Blue Jays

Matt Graves - Jun 22, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays pitching could look different after Hyun Jin Ryu was ruled out for the season. He just underwent Tommy John surgery and is out for 12 to 18 months. His 2023 campaign looks like one in jeopardy, ending his tenure with the Blue Jays. The absence of the 35-year-old has led to […]

Blue Jays Season Preview
Matt Graves - Apr 6, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays are ready to take the next step. Last season came to a bitter end as they narrowly missed out on the playoffs. This season, the Blue Jays are certainly hunting for a division title, and they’ve done some work to retool their roster. Health will be essential for the team, and as far […]

Blue Jays 2022
Scott Engel - Apr 5, 2022

The Los Angeles Dodgers snared the biggest offseason player prize in MLB, landing Freddie Freeman, who somehow is not an Atlanta Brave anymore after a whirlwind of recent major sports moves. Our pro sports world is starting to look unfamiliar with Trevor Story in Boston, Russell Wilson in Denver and Tyreek Hill in Miami.  The […]

biggio bounce back season
Ryleigh Mulvihill - Apr 2, 2022

A Cavan Biggio bounce back might be on the horizon. Biggio has not had the start he has wanted in his major league career. As a highly scouted trio of ballplayers, including Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Bo Bichette, he has not lived up to his teammates’ hype. It is hard to live up to […]

Blue Jays Prospects
Matt Graves - Mar 26, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays prospects have come and gone over the years. Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and first-round draft pick Alek Manoah have since graduated to the majors. The Blue Jays traded for Matt Chapman from the Oakland Athletics most recently. The rebuilding A’s received four minor league prospects- Toronto’s top pick in the […]

Ryleigh Mulvihill - Mar 24, 2022

Randal Grichuk has been traded to the Colorado Rockies along with cash for Raimel Tapia and minor league infielder Adrian Pinto. Grichuk has been a primary outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2018. Coming over in a trade from the St.Louis Cardinals, the Blue Jays were looking for a player to cover the outfield after trading away some […]

Justin Merrlles - Mar 23, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Pyramid is interesting to navigate. The prospect pyramid is a tool to explore the method of measurement used for prospects for any team. The purpose of this ranking system is to forego the prospect list system. While lists may be more accessible for top prospects, any list will vary from […]

Oakland A's
Matt Graves - Mar 22, 2022

Matt Chapman and the Toronto Blue Jays agree on a contract extension. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the third baseman will sign a two-year, $25 million contract extension. Chapman is set to hit free agency following the 2023 season. The deal with the Blue Jays will buy out his final two years of arbitration. […]

Matt Chapman
Matt Graves - Mar 16, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays finalized a trade for All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman from the Oakland Athletics. The 28-year-old Gold Glover is under contract for the next two seasons. He’s expected to earn $9.5 million, according to Sportrac. In 2021, Chapman committed six errors with nine Rdrs (Defensive runs saved above average) to earn his […]

Matt Graves - Mar 12, 2022

Yusei Kikuchi is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays. The left-hander agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract. MLB Insider Jon Heyman was the first to report the news on Twitter. Kikuchi earned his first All-Star nod in 2021 with the Seattle Mariners. Before the lockout, Heyman reported that Toronto made a “strong push” for […]

Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Graves - Mar 12, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays will play spring training games from March 18 to April 5. Toronto will kick off Grapefruit League action when they visit the Baltimore Orioles. Then, the Blue Jays will play their first game at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Flordia, on March 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Overall, their schedule spans 17 […]

Oakland Athletics
Matt Graves - Feb 28, 2022

Oakland Athletics 9, Toronto Blue Jays 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Oakland Athletics All-Time Team against the Toronto Blue Jays All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.)   Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Eddie Plank pitched a complete game while Jimmie Foxx went […]

Blue Jays All-Time Team
Matt Graves - Feb 24, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays all-time team is something else. The Blue Jays endured years of misery including their inaugural season in 1977. As a matter of fact, in the mid-to-late eighties, it was a completely different story. Toronto won two division titles in 1985 and 1989, only to fall short in the playoffs on both […]

Blue Jays Cy Young
Matt Graves - Feb 21, 2022

There are four Toronto Blue Jays Cy Young Award winners. Through 2021, 122 have been given out, and 21 pitchers have won it multiple times. But, for the Blue Jays, four players won it, with only one of them winning it twice. Since it’s rare for a pitcher to win the MVP, the Cy Young […]

Nate Pearson
Justin Merrlles - Feb 17, 2022

Nate Pearson has been a player that has excited Toronto Blue Jays fans for a long time. As most fans know, Pearson was the Blue Jays first-round pick in the 2017 MLB draft. However, they might be intrigued to see how the Blue Jays acquired that draft pick. Having played in the Blue Jays organization […]

Kenley Jansen
Matt Graves - Feb 7, 2022

Kenley Jansen is coming off one of the best seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2021, Jansen was the best closer in the NL, earning 38 saves with a 2.22 ERA in 69 appearances. Before his strong campaign, Jansen struggled. He’s never had an ERA higher than 3.70, and his 350 saves rank him […]

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