UBC Thunderbirds alum Curtis Taylor is excited to be in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. The 24-year-old pitching prospect grew up watching the Blue Jays on TV in his family’s garage in Port Coquitlam, B.C. Canadian Baseball Network writer Lukas Weese recently caught up with Taylor to talk about the young right-hander’s baseball odyssey.
This is the final year that MLB teams will be allowed to expand their active roster to include anyone on their 40-man rosters, as new rules are slated to go into effect in 2020. While the Toronto Blue Jays haven't called up nearly as many players as the Boston Red Sox (whose website lists 21 pitchers on the active roster), they have created some playing-time crunches with their first group of September call ups, writes Jay Blue from Blue Jays from Away.
Jay Blue, from Blue Jays from Away, shares information about UBC Thunderbirds and Coquitlam Reds alum Curtis Taylor (Port Coquitlam, BC) whom the Toronto Blue Jays have acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the Eric Sogard trade.
J.D. Martinez. Shohei Ohtani. Andrew Benintendi. Ronald Acuña Jr., Mike Trout. They’re some of the best hitters in the game, and they also share the distinction of being among Toronto Blue Jays rookie reliever Jordan Romano’s strikeout victims. The Markham, Ont., native has impressed as a reliever with the big league club this season. Canadian Baseball Network contributor J.P. Antonacci recently caught up with Romano to talk about the hard-throwing right-hander’s first big league season and what it’s like playing professionally in his hometown.
With the Toronto Blue Jays eliminated from the 2019 MLB playoff picture, Canadian Baseball Network contributor Rob Seguin takes a look at what the club’s 2020 roster might look like, as well as at how the rosters of their higher-end minor league affiliates might look next year.
The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired UBC Thunderbirds alum Curtis Taylor (Port Coquitlam, BC) as one of the players to be named later in the deal in which they sent Eric Sogard to the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the trade deadline.
The Toronto Blue Jays have announced the position players they will send to the Arizona Fall League. Leading the group is former first-round pick Logan Warmoth and he'll be joined by shortstop/third-baseman Kevin Smith and third baseman Cullen Large.
PBF Redbirds and Junior National Team alum Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) allowed just two runs in six innings against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Tuesday, but his Atlanta Braves could only muster one run and the young Canuck was saddled with a tough-luck loss.
In this, the second of his two-part series, Canadian Baseball Network writer Lucas Casaletto shares his ranking of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 14 best prospects. He also examines some of the team’s other prospects that are promising, have had their stock fall this season or could be considered minor league depth.
Canadian Baseball Network writer Lucas Casaletto has ranked what he considers to be the top 30 Toronto Blue Jays prospects. This is part one of a two-part series that breaks down the players he considers to be the Blue Jays’ 15th to 30th best prospects. Casaletto also summarizes the performances of the team’s top prospects heading into the 2019 season that have graduated to the big league level.
The Toronto Blue Jays selected Alek Manoah in the first round, 11th overall, in the 2019 MLB draft and then gave the 6-foot-6, 260-pound right-hander the largest signing bonus ($4,547,500 US) in franchise history.
Roy Halladay gave the Toronto Blue Jays a lot of things during the 2003 season. Like 22 wins, nine complete games, two shutouts, 266 innings, 204 strikeouts and 3,627 pitches. The American League Cy Young award winner also gave the Blue Jays clubhouse something new ... the Slow Clap. Canadian Baseball Network editor-in-chief Bob Elliott has the story.
Quality over quantity was preached when discussing the criteria for a successful Toronto Blue Jays trade deadline. However in analyzing the Blue Jays’ deadline moves, Canadian Baseball Network writer Mike DiStefano writes that general manager Ross Atkins still seems to be concerned about quantity and establishing positional depth over adding impact players to the system.
The Toronto Blue Jays made a series of roster moves on Wednesday, including trading right-handers Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini to the Houston Astros and reliever Daniel Hudson to the Washington Nationals. They also placed left-hander Ryan Borucki on the 10-day injured list.
On Tuesday, the Toronto Blue Jays announced that they have traded reliever David Phelps to the Chicago Cubs and that Canadian Dalton Pompey (Mississauga, Ont.) has cleared waivers and has been assigned to triple-A Buffalo.
Coming over from the New York Mets to the Blue Jays for RHP Marcus Stroman are two strikeout artists: Baseball America’s No. 4 ranked prospect in the Mets system Anthony Kay, of Stoney Brook, NY and their No. 6 ranked Simeon Woods-Richardson of Sugar Land, Tex. The Jays obtained the Mets’ top two pitching prospects according to the highly-respected Baseball America.
With an active roster that held 23 players when the team touched down in Kansas City late last night, the Toronto Blue Jays have called up both INF Bo Bichette and LHP Thomas Pannone ahead of their game against the Royals on Monday.
With Major League Baseball's trade deadline looming, the Toronto Blue Jays completed a pair of transactions on Sunday, sending RHP Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets in exchange for RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson, LHP Anthony Kay and cash, while also trading UTL Eric Sogard to the Tampa Bay Rays for a pair of players to be named later.
According to multiple reports, the Toronto Blue Jays have dealt Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets. Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays will receive pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods-Richardson in return. Baseball America ranks Kay as the fourth-best prospect in the Mets organization and Richardson as the sixth-best.
Marcus Stroman likely threw his last pitch as a Toronto Blue Jay Wednesday night in the Jays’ 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians. Canadian Baseball Network writer Michael DiStefano looks at what could be next for Stroman with the trade deadline fast approaching, and what another team can expect from the 28-year-old hurler down the stretch.
Canadian Baseball Network editor in chief Bob Elliott caught up with Roy Halladay’s sister who visited Rogers Centre on Monday. Halladay’s sister, Merinda, has many fond memories of his Hall of Famer brother, including how competitive he was — whether it was shooting hoops, throwing tennis balls or playing Nintendo.