With the Toronto Blue Jays committed to making Dunedin not only their spring training base for another 25 years but also the site of their soon-to-be constructed, state-of-the-art training and rehabilitation facility and home to their Rookie, Gulf Coast and Florida State League teams, details are emerging regarding what the $81 million that’s being invested will actually buy. Jim Cowan has the details in the second part of the Canadian Baseball Network’s exclusive “In the Heat” series.
Marcus Stroman doesn't talk to the media much, but when he does, he really seems to send a message. He spoke to the media on Sunday at the Blue Jays' spring training complex in Dunedin, Fla., telling members of the media that he is looking for a long-term contract offer that has yet to come his way, saying.
It seems like another Top 100 or Top 200 MLB prospects list comes out just about every other day, but at The Athletic, Jim Bowden, a former GM-turned-analyst, has ranked his own 200 prospects and put nine Blue Jays on that list with some differences from some other evaluators.
He started out as a part-time ticket clerk with his hometown Toronto Blue Jays in May 1977 and rose through the club’s rank to become the assistant general manager for two World Series-winning squads and ultimately the team’s general manager who drafted Roy Halladay and Vernon Wells. And now you can also call Gord Ash, a Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer.
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed veteran infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract with an option for the 2020 season. To make room for him on the roster, they have designated reliever Danny Barnes for assignment.
The Toronto Blue Jays announced their internal invitees to Major League spring training, giving 15 players the chance to work out with the big boys. The list included some of the Jays' top prospects who aren't yet on the 40-man roster as well as a couple of players who signed minor league deals so far this offseason.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame officially announced the cap selection for the plaques of the 2019 inductees on Friday. Both Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina will be featured with no logo on their plaques.
The Toronto Blue Jays have seven prospects on Baseball America’s top 100 list heading into the 2019 season. Jay Blue, from Blue Jays from Away, writes about the promising Blue Jays prospects that made the list.
With the late great Roy Halladay seemingly on the cusp of being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, we wanted to take a look back at his Cooperstown-worthy career and what type of person he was. Halladay may have been all business on the field, but, as this story about his friendship with Isaac McFadyen that Canadian Baseball Network editor-in-chief Bob Elliott wrote back in 2009 attests, he had a kind and generous heart away from it.
With the late great Roy Halladay seemingly on the cusp of being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, we wanted to take a look back at how his Cooperstown-worthy career began. Canadian Baseball Network editor-in-chief Bob Elliott wrote this article back in May 2006.
Jay Blue, from Blue Jays from Away, writes that the Toronto Blue Jays are clearly looking to clear the decks of veteran players and that this clearing leaves the way open for younger players in the infield and behind the plate.
Mel Stottlemyre, 77, passed away on Monday. He was the father of former Blue Jays RHP Todd Stottlemyre and Mel Stottlemyre, Jr., pitching coach of the Marlins. Mel pitched 11 years for the Yankees, and coached in the Bronx for 10 seasons, winning five World Series. He also coached with the Mets and the Mariners, 23 seasons in all. The Yankees dedicated a plaque in Monument Park in Stottlemyre’s honor on Old-Timers’ Day 2015. Here is a story that Bob Elliott wrote in 1998 about the relationship between the senior Stottlemyre and his son, Todd.
The Blue Jays were busy on Friday. They traded Montreal native Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers and came to terms with five of their nine arbitration eligible players. Canadian Baseball Network contributor Andrew Hendriks has the details.