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
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?
In a little bit less than 24 hours from now, MLB 40 man rosters must be finalized and frozen in advance of the Rule 5 draft next month. The Blue Jays currently sit at 36 players on their 40, with the possibility of a couple of spots being opened tomorrow. Among the players the team … Continue reading All Quiet on the Blue Jays 40 Man Front
The Blue Jays made a number of roster moves yesterday ahead of next month's Rule 5 draft. A bunch of bullpen arms were moved in order to free up some space on the 40-man roster. Jose Fernandez was picked up by the Tigers on a waiver claim, Justin Shafer was outrighted to Buffalo, while Rhiner … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Roster Moves Ahead of Rule 5
Some evaluators will give you their Top 30, or even Top 50 prospects for a team. Truth be told, the differences in terms of overall tools and MLB potential gets less and less the farther you go down an organization's list of prospects, which is why it's very tough to get past the Top 20. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 11-20 Prospects
One of the the best potential power arms in the Blue Jays system lives in an RV. No, we're not talking about Daniel Norris, whose travels in his Westfalia van throughout the Toronto minor league organization a few seasons ago became well known. Dunedin Closer Jackson McClelland has hit 100 with his fastball, which sits … Continue reading Jackson McClelland: The Best Blue Jays Relief Prospect You’ve Never Heard Of