40 years ago: Gillick robs the Yankees blind

Source: Bluebird Banter
Date: 2022-12-09

The Jays acquire future Hall of Famer Fred McGriff Five days ago, Fred McGriff was announced as 2023 inductee to the Baseball Hall of Fame, a move many considered widely overdue. In the way the timing was perfect, a coda to a Blue Jays tenure that began almost exactly 40 years before. While this year’s winter meetings wrapped up with the Jays having done very little, as the meetings were similarly wrapping up on this date in 1982, Pat Gillick finalized a deal that would end up paying huge di

What rapidly moving pitching market means for Blue Jays

Source: Sportnet
Date: 2022-12-09

The Toronto Blue Jays’ slow start to the off-season has created a lot of consternation that is understandable, and may or may not end up being justified. Toronto’s roster does have some significant holes, and the team has done nothing to address them. While Teoscar Hernández’s departure has created uncertainty in the outfield, the most glaring issue may be the rotation where Yusei Kikuchi and Mitch White would both have a spot if the season started tomorrow, and the depth behind them is

Happy Birthday Tony Batista

Source: Bluebird Banter
Date: 2022-12-09

And Juan Samuel, Fred Lewis and Mat Latos. Former Blue Jays slugger Tony Batista turns 49 today. In 2.5 seasons, Tony hit 80 home runs for us. Batista had one great season, hitting 41 homers and 114 RBI in 2000. He hit .263/.307/.519. 2000 was a good season for watching the Jays. We had a bunch of home run hitters. Carlos Degado had 41 home runs. Brad Fullmer and Jose Cruz hit 32 and 31 home runs, respectively. And three others (Darrin Fletcher, Shannon Stewart, and Raul Mondesi) were in the 20

Mike Wilner: MLB’s schedule change is good for baseball, and even better for the Blue Jays

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2022-12-09

Instead of spending nearly half their schedule inside AL East, the Blue Jays, like everybody else, will play 110 of 162 games outside the division.

Sunny Side Of The Dome: A Blue Jays Carol

Source: Jays From The Couch
Date: 2022-12-09

JFtC presents Sunny Side of the Dome, hosted by Karen Soutar. This week, Karen has a Blue Jays Carol for you         Jays From the Couch presents Sunny Side of the Dome, hosted by Karen Soutar. This week, Karen presents a Blue Jays Carol, a discussion of past, present and future spirits.   LISTEN HERE:       Jays From The Couch streams our podcast live Mondays at 6pmET. You can watch on any of the following outlets: YouTube Facebook Twitter If you miss the live stream, yo

Yet another bitching thread - Transaction Friday is dead

Source: Jays In The House
Date: 2022-12-09

  Comments were at 600 at 10pm (500 of of them bitching about the FO) so I'm being proactive with a new thread. Here's why you're not seeing me around much these days. I'm serious. (Follow the links.) On a different note, here's the link to the JITH Holiday Assistance Fund. Amazon link here.

Hot Stove shakes up Top 10 starting pitcher duos

Source: Blue Jays
Date: 2022-12-09

Gregor Chisholm: The takeaway from the winter meetings? The Blue Jays have some work to do

Source: The Toronto Star
Date: 2022-12-09

Plenty happened in San Diego, it just didn’t involve the Jays. So, what now?

Report: Mets sign Brandon Nimmo to eight-year, $162M deal

Source: Sportnet
Date: 2022-12-09

Brandon Nimmo has signed an eight-year, $162 million deal with the New York Mets, ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported on Thursday. The left-handed hitting centre-fielder returns to the team he has played his entire career for, despite multiple teams, including the Toronto Blue Jays, reportedly pursuing the 29-year-old very heavily. The magnitude of Nimmo’s deal, which becomes the second nine-figure deal the Mets have signed this winter following their Edwin Dia

Blue Jays Birthdays: Donaldson, Wells, Johnson, Drabek

Source: Bluebird Banter
Date: 2022-12-08

Photo by Rob Carr/Getty ImagesWe have four former Blue Jays having birthdays today. Josh Donaldson turns 37 today. We picked up Josh in trade from the A’s for, what turned out to be, a handful of magic beans. In his four seasons with the Jays he hit .281/.383/.548 with 116 home runs in 462 games. He won an AL MVP award and finished 4th and 22nd in voting the next two seasons. By bWAR he had the 7th and 8th best seasons ever for a Jays position player. He’s number 13 on our all-time list f

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