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Open Thread for Russell Martin press conference

Unfortunately, I'm running around this afternoon and will miss it, but I thought some of you would be watching the Jays presser with Russell Martin so here is a place to discuss it. The drinking...

Open Thread for Russell Martin press conference

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Unfortunately, I'm running around this afternoon and will miss it, but I thought some of you would be watching the Jays presser with Russell Martin so here is a place to discuss it. The drinking...

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Blue Jays add Ryan Tepera to 40-man roster

I expected it to be Andy Burns, but Ryan Tepera is the one that was added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Ryan turned 27 at the start of November. He pitched out of the...

Blue Jays add Ryan Tepera to 40-man roster

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I expected it to be Andy Burns, but Ryan Tepera is the one that was added to the 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Ryan turned 27 at the start of November. He pitched out of the...

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Thursday Bantering: Blue Jays Rumors

There are Blue Jays rumors a plenty today. First, not a rumor, there will be a press conference at 2:00 Eastern introducing new Blue Jay Russell Martin. It will be on Sportsnet 1 and Sportsnet.ca...

Thursday Bantering: Blue Jays Rumors

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There are Blue Jays rumors a plenty today. First, not a rumor, there will be a press conference at 2:00 Eastern introducing new Blue Jay Russell Martin. It will be on Sportsnet 1 and Sportsnet.ca...

Blue Jays 'in the mix' on Pablo Sandoval

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Ken Rosenthal tweeted this: Source: #BlueJays "in the mix" for Sandoval, as first reported by @nickcafardo. See my earlier tweets, which outlined obstacles Jays face. — Ken Rosenthal...

Today in Bluebird Banter History

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Lots happened on this day in BBB history.

Juan Francisco claimed by Red Sox

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Juan Francisco was placed on waivers by the Blue Jays and claimed by the Red Sox. I don't really know what to think about it. As MjwW wrote in today's post on the Rule 5 Draft, there are: d...

Nick Swisher & Jo-Jo Reyes

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You can take a player to Toronto but you can't make him play Late Tuesday night, SB Nation's wunderkind reporter Chris Cotillo reported that Nick Swisher has the Blue Jays on his no-trade list....

Do the Blue Jays have an unlimited payroll?

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Is it possible that the Blue Jays have a potentially unlimited payroll this season? Bob McCown seems to think so. Yesterday, on Prime Time Sports, Bob McCown said this (well not exactly this,...

Who will be protected from the Rule 5 Draft?

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Thursday is the last day major league clubs can protect eligible prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Here, Bluebird Banter analysis which Toronto Blue Jays prospects are likely to be protected.

Blue Jays backload Russell Martin's contract

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The Blue Jays finally made the Russell Martin signing official, sending out a press release that included both official languages, something that I haven't seen in a Jays press release before. L...

SB Nation MLB Awards: Bluebird Banter's official nominees

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We've had polls for the best pitching performance, the most important hit, the best defensive play, the most regrettable moment and the funniest moment and it is time to post the winners. The...

More Rumors: Blue Jays in on Andrew Miller and Jon Lester

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This is becoming an interesting off-season, which is nice, considering how boring last year was. When the Jays spend a ton of money in an off-season, I get worried because the next year they tend...

Pros and Cons: Russell Martin Edition

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By now everyone has formed their initial opinions about the massive deal that the Blue Jays signed with Canadian-born catcher Russell Martin this morning. While there are valid points on each side,...

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin for five years, $82M

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The offseason just got officially underway today with the Blue Jays signing Russell Martin to a five-year deal for "McCann money". The Ontario native will return to his home after spending his...

Brook Jacoby hired as hitting coach

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Quick: name every Blue Jays hitting coach since 2000. There are quite a few already but today the club officially added Brook Jacoby to the list, confirming a Bob Elliott report from last week...

Stephen Drew and the Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays should sign free agent second baseman Stephen Drew.

Sunday Night Bantering

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Sorry for the low post count the last few days, I've been away and will be for a couple more days. And there hasn't been much for Blue Jays news, but there are a couple of things I thought I...

Blue Jays in the Arizona Fall League

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Since we don't have the rumor du jour yet, I thought we might as well look at how the Blue Jays players that are in the Arizona Fall League did. The leagues regular season ended Thursday and the...

Help us choose the best Blue Jays pitching appearance of 2014

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The fifth of our SB Nation Awards polls.

The Jays might have traded for the second coming

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When the Blue Jays traded Anthony Gose to the Tigers a few days ago, fans of the team started scouring the web for scouting reports of the second baseman coming back the other way. His name as we...

Scouting report from Rob Rogacki of Bless You Boys

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I asked Rob Rogacki from Bless You Boys for a scouting report on Devon Travis. He also sent along this link to Bless You Boys profile of him when they covered him as number 15 on their Top 30 T...

Anthony Gose for Devon Travis

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The young Blue Jays centerfielder was swapped for an even younger second baseman from the Detroit Tigers in a trade that addresses immediate needs of both clubs.

Mark Ellis and the Blue Jays: BBB Staff FA Picks

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This may seem like a little bit of déjà vu as last year my initial pick for this project was also Mark Ellis, but since I had already written about him beforehand I ended up going with Nate McLouth...

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