Toronto Blue Jays Opinions

What to do with Dustin McGowan?

How long do we go with a starter that tires at 60 pitches?

Is the bullpen overworked?

A lot has been made of how overworked the Blue Jays bullpen is, especially after a couple of blowups in the past week. Aaron Loup had a bad time of it yesterday, and all I had in my twitter feed...

What to do if Adam Lind has to go on the DL?

This doesn't sound good: Lind compared the soreness to what he dealt with in 2011-12. Went on DL both years, hopes to avoid that this time but too early to say. — Gregor Chisholm (@gregorMLB) A...

Off day question

The Blue Jays played 13 games, sitting at 7-6, in a 3 way tie for first with the Yankees and Rays. Last year we were 6-7 at this point, 2.5 games behind Boston (we'd never be that close again). It...

Neil Wagner recalled, Marcus Walden optioned

After notching two saves for the Buffalo Bisons to begin 2014 (and going 18-for-18 in save opportunities since 2013), right-hander Neil Wagner has been recalled to the Blue Jays before Thursday...

Counterpoint: Replay Is Broken, Long Live Replay!

Never let a good crisis go to waste

Players were willing to finance signings?

Ken Rosenthal kicked the ant hill that is the Jays writers and bloggers by telling us that Jays players considered deferring their own contracts to raise enough money to allow the team to sign E...

Who is your pick for Jay comeback player?

Do you think the Jays lead the league in potential 'comeback player of the year' candidates? I was thinking that this morning. The list: Drew Hutchison. Well, I'm not too sure on Drew, he had all...

Tuesday Bantering: Jonathan Diaz, managers

So who had Jonathan Diaz as the first infield call up this year? I'm not really thrilled with Diaz coming up....if he and Ryan Goins are both in the lineup, we are punting two spots on offense....

Starting fresh at 0-0

Later today, just after 4 pm Eastern, the first pitch of the first game of the 2014 Blue Jays season will be thrown, and with that, we will leave the disappointing offseason and pre-season to enter...

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Who surprised you the most in spring training?

I thought we'd take a look at who surprised us this spring. We'll use surprised in a positive way, tomorrow we'll look at the disappointments of the spring. Drew Hutchison: Drew had a great...

Why the Blue Jays will win the pennant

The Jays will win the AL East because the Baseball Gods owe them one. After being the odds-on favorites last year, the Baseball Gods either injured or removed all baseball ability from almost...

Know Your Enemy: Boston Red Sox

You all know the story, Red Sox finished 97-65, first in the AL East, a little worse than their Pythagorean record of 100-62. Then they went on the win the World Series. The cherry on the top of...

Know Your Enemy: Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays were 92-71 last year, good for second place in the AL East, 17.5 games better than the Blue Jays. Their Pythagorean record was 87-76, 9.5 games better than the Jays. They scored...

Know your enemy: New York Yankees

In 2013 the Yankees were tied for 3rd in the Al East, with a 85-77 record, 11 games better than the Blue Jays. But their Pythagorean record was 79-83, just 2 games better than the Jays. Course,...

Looking at the Blue Jays 25-man roster

Let's take a look at what the opening 25 man roster is likely to look like, barring injuries or, please Alex, a trade or a free agent signing: Starting Pitchers: R.A. Dickey Mark Buehrle B...

What's the backup plan at second base?

John Gibbons went into spring training saying that second base was Ryan Goins' spot to lose. Of course, he never said what he'd have to do to lose the job. Right now Goins is hitting...

Poll Time: Who should be the Jays 5th starter?

With the convenient excuse back injury that J.A. Happ is going through, it looks like Ervin Santana will be the 4th starter after Alex signed him this weekend Drew Hutchison will be the 4th...

Blue Jays players tell club to sign Ervin Santana

A number of Blue Jays players, led by Jose Bautista, is openly suggesting that their club sign free agent pitcher Ervin Santana.

Ervin Santana is willing to sign a one-year deal

Ken Rosenthal tells us that Ervin Santana is willing to sign a one-year contract  and would like to sign it right now. And: Sources add: Santana wants to sign with a strong offensive club. Both #...

Who's up, Who's down: Starting pitchers

Taking a look how our starting pitchers, and our depth starters, did the first week of spring training games.

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ST Trade Targets: Hope Has Not Yet Been Vanquished

Spring Training is soon to begin, and as a baseball fan... You know what, I'll just save the pleasantries for later and get right into it. By my view, the Blue Jays have a less-than-optimal roster...

Scott Boras: Rogers is Cheap

Add Scott Boras to the list of "Rogers is cheap" champions. Of course, Boras is speaking out of self interest. He has free agent clients that still are looking for a contract and would love the B...

Jonah Keri: Jays "look like a last-place team"

Over at Grantland, Jonah Keri has written a Offseason Stock Report, ranking all 30 Major League teams (with a lot of words). The Jays? Number 22, lowest ranked team in the AL East, the Orioles are...

New alternate Blue Jays BP cap is horrible

On Wednesday afternoon New Era, the official cap supplier for Major League Baseball, unveiled a brand new alternate batting practice cap for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Community Projection: Brandon Morrow

Brandon Morrow has always been favorite of mine and I thought 2013 would be the season that it all came together for him. It didn't work out that way. Sometimes, life isn't fair. Injuries have...

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