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CBT 'not an obstacle' as Blue Jays plan for big payroll

@KeeganMatheson
9:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO -- Money matters, and as the Blue Jays search for ways to turn a good team into a great one, finances have never been more important. This organization now lives near the top when it comes to expectations and spending. Toronto is just waiting for the postseason results

McGriff's Hall of Fame journey began with Blue Jays

@KeeganMatheson
December 5, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Finally, Fred McGriff got the call. One of the most important figures in Blue Jays history, “Crime Dog” was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday with a unanimous vote from the Contemporary Baseball Era Players Committee, ending a long debate with McGriff finding his

Blue Jays looking for right fit to fill out rotation

@KeeganMatheson
December 5, 2022

SAN DIEGO -- Each MLB offseason is quiet until it suddenly isn’t. Now that the Winter Meetings have ushered in a rush of movement, it’s quickly nearing decision time for the Blue Jays. Starting pitching sits atop Toronto’s shopping list, and that market is beginning to open up following the

The 'definite' move Toronto wants to make at WMs

@KeeganMatheson
December 3, 2022

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Manoah named to ‘22 All-MLB First Team

@KeeganMatheson
December 5, 2022

TORONTO -- Hang another ornament on Alek Manoah’s 2022 season, as the Blue Jays’ ace has been named to the All-MLB First Team.

Mattingly 'here to support' as Blue Jays' bench coach

Decorated big league player, manager brings a lot to the table in Toronto
@KeeganMatheson
November 30, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have rounded out their coaching staff by hiring longtime player and manager Don Mattingly, giving manager John Schneider one of the most decorated and experienced bench coaches in Major League Baseball. Mattingly spent his 14-year big league career with the Yankees, winning the 1985 AL

What to expect from Blue Jays during Winter Meetings

@KeeganMatheson
November 29, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays will roll into MLB’s Winter Meetings in San Diego next week with their offseason laid out in front of them. Some early work has been done, dealing Teoscar Hernández to the Mariners for reliever Erik Swanson and pitching prospect Adam Macko (No. 8). This solved

Explore Buffalo's Sahlen Field 

December 1, 2022

Welcome to Buffalo's Sahlen Field, a trendsetting ballpark built with Major League expansion in mind. Grab a beer from Conehead, cheer on Buffalo Wing racers and watch the Toronto Blue Jays of tomorrow, today.

Blue Jays’ 5 biggest needs for ‘23

@KeeganMatheson
December 5, 2022

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The latest on the Rogers Centre renovations

@KeeganMatheson
November 22, 2022

TORONTO -- While the front office tinkers with a talented roster ready to take the next step, there’s a full-blown rebuild happening at Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays announced Tuesday that their $300 million renovation is through its first major stage, with demolition completed last week. Now, the crews are

Dickey makes debut on BBWAA HOF ballot

@MannyOnMLB
November 21, 2022

The National Baseball Hall of Fame revealed the 2023 Baseball Writers’ Association of America Hall of Fame ballot on Monday, with several notable names appearing for the first time, as well as returning candidates hoping to continue trending toward possible enshrinement in Cooperstown. Former slugging outfielder Carlos Beltrán, who belted

Here's how prospects are doing in winter ball

@jacob_resnick
November 23, 2022

Baseball may be a sport traditionally associated with the summer months, but if you look closely enough, you can take in the game year-round. And if you're a fan of prospects, some of the elite up-and-comers are still honing their skills in winter leagues across warm-weather countries like the Dominican

Each club's most intriguing unprotected Rule 5 Draft option

November 25, 2022

All 30 teams have made decisions about which prospects to protect on 40-man rosters and many are now making some deals to either firm up those rosters or perhaps create space so they can be active in the Major League phase of December’s Rule 5 Draft. The baseball world will

Injuries & Moves: Tapia, Zimmer, Capra non-tendered

November 18, 2022

Check back for Blue Jays transactions and injury updates throughout the offseason.

Blue Jays prospect among top winter ball performers

November 21, 2022

MLB witnessed an unusually strong rookie class in 2022. Julio Rodríguez became the quickest player ever to reach 25 homers and 25 steals while Michael Harris II posted the third-highest WAR (5.3, per Baseball-Reference) of any rookie age 21 or younger in the last 40 years. And that's just the

Blue Jays add RHP Swanson, LHP Macko in deal for Teoscar

@KeeganMatheson
November 16, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have traded Teoscar Hernández to the Mariners in an early, major move that lays the groundwork for the rest of this organization’s offseason. In return, the Blue Jays are acquiring right-handed reliever Erik Swanson, who broke out with a dominant 2022 season in the Mariners’

A last look back at Teo's time with Toronto

@KeeganMatheson
November 19, 2022

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Here's what Teoscar trade means for Toronto

5 key takeaways from sending All-Star outfielder to Seattle
@KeeganMatheson
November 16, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays opened their offseason with a bang Wednesday, trading star outfielder Teoscar Hernández to the Mariners for reliever Erik Swanson and pitching prospect Adam Macko. There’s an element of surprise any time a core player is dealt, and that’s exactly what Hernández has become over the

Manoah finishes third in AL Cy Young race

@KeeganMatheson
November 16, 2022

TORONTO -- Coming off a breakout season in which he emerged as one of baseball’s rare combinations of dominance and durability, Blue Jays right-hander Alek Manoah finished third in the voting for the American League Cy Young Award, as revealed on Wednesday night on MLB Network. Astros ace Justin Verlander

Benevolent fan Mike Lanzillotta to be honored at Musial Awards

Annual event recognizes sportsmanship in baseball
@_dadler
November 18, 2022

The 2022 Musial Awards will feature honorees from across the baseball world -- headlined by Albert Pujols, who will receive the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship, named for his fellow Cardinals icon. The Musial Awards are the national sportsmanship awards, highlighting the best sportsmanship stories of the year

Blue Jays face tough choice behind the plate

@KeeganMatheson
November 12, 2022

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Blue Jays add four top prospects to 40-man roster

@KeeganMatheson
November 15, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays have made a flurry of moves ahead of Tuesday’s deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft, with No. 2 prospect Orelvis Martinez and No. 5 Yosver Zulueta leading four names added to the 40-man roster. The group is rounded out by 1B/OF Spencer

Kirk receives 1st career Silver Slugger Award

@paul_casellaMLB
November 10, 2022

Major League Baseball honored the top hitters from the 2022 season on Thursday night when the Louisville Silver Slugger Award winners were announced on MLB Network. Silver Slugger Awards, which are voted on by MLB managers and coaches, are given to the top offensive player at each position in each

Blue Jays' GM looks to add to rotation

@KeeganMatheson
November 8, 2022

TORONTO -- The Blue Jays are standing at the doorway between good and great, loaded with talent but still far from where they want to be as an organization after their excruciating loss to the Mariners in the Wild Card round. This is where the margins grow thinner and the