Brett Oberholtzer And J.P. Howell Called Up From Triple-A

With Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith packing their bags to join Houston and Cleveland respectively, the Blue Jays will add reinforcements from Triple-A. That’ll be J.P. Howell, who’s been on the 10-day disabled list since early July with left shoulder tightness and Brett Oberholtzer, who was signed to a minor-league deal in the offseason.


Joe Smith’s Going to Cleveland!

Here’s something that makes sense: Joe Smith is going to Cleveland. Why does it make sense? Cleveland is in a go-for-it mode that’s not typical around those parts — think last year’s Andrew Miller trade, or last winter’s acquisition of some guy with a parrot — and, although he’s a rental reliever, Smith has been…


Reports That the Jays Are Listening on J.A. Happ

Well this is interesting: The #Royals in talks with #Bluejays about acquiring another starter, JA Happ/Marco Estrada — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2017 Toronto definitely listening on Happ and could move him, for sure. https://t.co/janvVqOrSy — Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 31, 2017 If Jays were to deal Happ, they'd likely be looking for something…


Series Preview: The White Flag Waving White Sox

Oh right, there’s baseball games to be played! With the trade deadline going down today and the Jays likely shipping some rental players out for prospects, the actual games have been shoved to the back of everyone’s mind. But the Jays will kick off a three-game series with the very bad Chicago White Sox this…


Francisco Liriano Goes to Houston For Nori Aoki and Teoscar Hernandez

So this is turning into an interesting little deal. The details are still filtering out, but right now what we know is that the Blue Jays have traded Francisco Liriano to the Astros for 35-year-old outfielder Nori Aoki, plus a minor leaguer. Why is that interesting? Because Aoki makes $5.5 million this season (about $1.8…


Astros “On the Verge Of Acquiring Francisco Liriano”

Hey, so apparently as I hit publish on the piece below, this became a done deal. Ignore all the stuff about teams other than the Astros below — Shi Davidi has the word: #BlueJays and #Astros deal for Francisco Liriano is pending a physical. Sounds like an outfielder in coming back in return — Shi…