As 2018 slowly winds its way down, it's a good time to look at players who put up solid numbers last year, but have been overlooked somewhat in the overall Blue Jays prospect picture. Ryan Noda What he did: Noda led the minor leagues in walks with 109 last year, as did his .421 OBP. … Continue reading Five Prospects to Keep an Eye on in 2019
Month: December 2018
Blue Jays Prospects Christmas Listi
Gift ideas for that hard-to-shop-for Blue Jays prospect on your list.
2019 Mock Draft – Far Too Early Edition
Mock Drafts are like Christmas music in stores and on the radio: every year, they seem to appear even earlier than the year before. With that it mind, it's always good to unwrap the stocking stuffer that is Baseball America's first look at the 2019 draft. Scouting Directors right now are looking over the reports their … Continue reading 2019 Mock Draft – Far Too Early Edition
Blue Jays Minor League Notes
A couple of things came this way over the past few days. A Blue Jays official said that the team should have their minor league staffs finalized early in the New Year. Interviews have been taking place since November. Last year, the Blue Jays had a signficant turnover in staff, bringing in many instructors who … Continue reading Blue Jays Minor League Notes
Some Final Thoughts on the Rule 5 Draft
In the past few days, we've seen a number of blogs posit that the Blue Jays made a mistake by not adding Jordan Romano and Travis Bergen to their 40-man roster, exposing them and ultimately losing them (for now, at least). Maybe it's time to take a step back. No player selected in last week's … Continue reading Some Final Thoughts on the Rule 5 Draft
Ty Cobb’s Last Game – in Toronto
This is another post I've brought over from my former site, written in 2014. On the 100th anniversary of the event in September, we wrote about Babe Ruth's first professional Home Run, hit in Toronto. Since that time, we've learned that Ty Cobb played his last game in an MLB uniform in Toronto, as well. … Continue reading Ty Cobb’s Last Game – in Toronto
Blue Jays All Shook Up Over Elvis
It was a bit of a throw away line, if anything. Towards the end of a 40-minute interview with Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro fourteen months ago, I was gathering my notebook and recorder as it was becoming obvious this busy guy had places to go and people to see. As I was packing up, … Continue reading Blue Jays All Shook Up Over Elvis
A Suggestion for Charlie Montoyo
Dear Charlie: It feels like a brand new world. Out from under the anchor that had become Troy Tulowitzki's contract, the Blue Jays now are free to fully commit to a rebuild. You must be excited to inherit what pretty much is a blank canvas, with a productive farm system bubbling up. And we learned … Continue reading A Suggestion for Charlie Montoyo
A Look at Some Vancouver Canadians
A couple of days spent watching video of Vancouver's series at Hillsboro and Eugene from this past summer have revealed some insights, first of which is that it would be nice if the C's games were streamed on milb.com as well. Vancouver had an agreement With Shaw, a western cable giant, to telecast several live … Continue reading A Look at Some Vancouver Canadians
Will the Blue Jays Be Rule 5 Players?
With the team fully having hit the button on a rebuild, will the Blue Jays select a player with the 10th pick? Will they lose a player? The latter seems a much more likely scenario. Increasingly, the Rule 5 has become a place to add a puzzle piece. Teams have been much more conservative in … Continue reading Will the Blue Jays Be Rule 5 Players?