Josh Donaldson expects to become free agent


Josh Donaldson says his camp and #BlueJays aren’t seeing "eye to eye" right now in contract talks and there’s little movement. At this point, he expects to hit the free agent market next winter. #BlueJays

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Yankees threatened to put Blue Jays 'Scooter Gang' in jail


"He just got a bunch of them and we were like kids in a candy store," [Josh] Donaldson said. "They all showed up when we were playing the Yankees in New York. Then the Yankees security tried to tell us they were going to take us to jail if we rode them at the stadium. We were like, ‘€˜We don’€™t need to go jail so let’€™s put them away.’ I’€™m not going to jail."

Will David Price start new ‘Scooter Gang’ in Boston? | Rob Bradford,

Dickey throws shade at Francisco


"We just sent down one of the best defenders in the game in my opinion in Ryan Goins, so you’ve got depth. You’re no longer having to sling a Juan Francisco out there at every position, you’ve got a guy who can really defend just waiting for an opportunity."

R.A. Dickey (via Shi Davidi) (h/t munniec)

Matt Stairs inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame


Matt Stairs inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Thanks for all the support. Truly an honour to be inducted into the Canadian baseball Hall Of Fame — mstairs12 (@mstairs12) February 4, 2015

I'm embarrassed that I learned this from the Padres SBN site!

Mark DeRosa questions Bautista and Encarnacion as leaders?


"Russell helped cultivate a winning atmosphere in Pittsburgh and will do the same in Toronto," said DeRosa. "Jose Bautista and Eddie Encarnacion are obvious questions to lead."

Jays promotion tips?


Going for long-sleeve T-shirt day this Sunday. Any tips on how early I need to go - and is one Gate better than another? Thanks!

JPA Ripped by Buehrle!


"I’m the first guy to not make excuses," said Mark Buehrle, "but last year was tough. It was an adjustment. A lot of new faces. A new country. I really missed my dog. There was the World Baseball Classic, injuries, and, God love him, but we trotted out one of the worst everyday catchers in the modern era.

Congratulations Pikachu, I'm sure you will do us proud.


PIKAAAA RT @Polygon: Pikachu is Japan's official mascot for the FIFA 2014 World Cup Brazil

— SB Nation (@SBNation) March 16, 2014

Blue Jays sign Outfielder Ryan Scoma


The contract of Winnipeg Goldeyes outfielder/infielder Ryan Scoma has been purchased by the Toronto Blue Jays. He will report to minor league spring training with Toronto next month. Scoma, 26, finished third in the American Association last season with a .341 batting average. In 81 games, he also hit four home runs, drove in 46 runs and posted a .443 on-base percentage, good for second in the league.

Blue Jays purchase contract of Goldeyes OF/IF Scoma