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Toronto Blue Jays respond to Yunel Escobar's 'maricon' eye black

Yunel Escobar The Toronto Blue Jays have made a statement regarding the gay slur on Yunel Escobar's eye black. The Blue Jays' statement: T...

Day 3 of the Winter Meetzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Winter Meetings have been quite boring so far--there has been a few free agent signings but we are still waiting for that big trade to analyze. It has been almost completely silent on the Blue...

Day 2 of the Tennessee Waltz

Dedicated to Patti Page, who just turned 85 last month.

Winter Meetings Day 1 Open Thread

Anybody who's somebody in baseball will be in Nashville this week for the annual Baseball Winter Meetings. Nobody from Bluebird Banter will be there, but we did chat about it last night.

Failed Prospects: Dishonourable Mentions

With the recent release of the (now outdated) Fangraphs Top 15 and Baseball America Top 10 prospects lists, ranking season is upon us once again. Prospecting, along with most other things in...

John Gibbons Named New Blue Jays Manager

Just after midnight Eastern time, Hall of Fame baseball journalist Bob Elliot of the Toronto Sun drops a bombshell on already stunned Blue Jays fans: John Gibbons is returning as Toronto's next manager.

"But as I’ve said many times before: if you hear a rumour about us, it’s almost always not true....

"But as I’ve said many times before: if you hear a rumour about us, it’s almost always not true. When reports are accurate is when things are done. That’s something I’ve always maintained since I’ve been here."

The Jays' GM comments on the rumours surrounding his search for a new manager. We've seen this level of secrecy in Toronto quite a bit surrounding big moves. Kind of makes you wonder what the local mittenstringers are doing with their 'access'...

Farrell, Anthopoulos, Royle, and "Source"

Sportswriter Jen Royle tweeted about the "friction" that exists between Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell and general manager Alex Anthopoulos, citing an anonymous source. We look at why that was irresponsible journalism.

Series Preview: Yankees vs. Blue Jays III

Rookie third baseman Brett Lawrie is further evidence of Toronto's recent success on the trade market. (AP) The Blue Jays have been busy on...

Series Preview: Yankees @ Blue Jays

Yunel Escobar has been a nice surprise for the Jays in the early going. (AP) How tough is the American League East? Last year, the Blue Jays...

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