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This Elvis Luciano pick is kind of intriguing

The Blue Jays have selected Royals’ RHP Elvis Luciano with the tenth pick of this afternoon’s Rule 5 Draft. It’s a bit of a head scratcher. Luciano is only 18, and the highest level he’s played in his career thus far is rookie ball. This season, he threw just 67 innings with a 4.16 ERA,…

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Blue Jays lost two players but select an 18-year-old in the Rule 5 Draft

Finally, something interesting! With the Winter Meetings coming to a close, everybody’s favourite time of year is finally here — The Rule 5 Draft. Teams can draft players from other organizations who aren’t on the 40-man roster and then they have to keep them on their 25-man rosters all year. As you’ll remember, the Jays…

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The Troy Tulowitzki era is over

So here’s how it ends. It doesn’t feel like very long ago that Ken Rosenthal dropped “BREAKING: Tulo traded to #BlueJays” and the internet exploded. But after spending a year-and-a-half on the disabled list and his role on the team moving forward becoming smaller and smaller, the Blue jays decided to cut ties and let…

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Blue Jays interested in Mike Fiers and Kendall Graveman

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings kicked off over the weekend so now things are finally going to start moving. With two huge names in Manny Machado and Bryce Harper on the open market the dominos probably aren’t going to start falling until those two decide where they’re going to sign.

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Early Hall of Fame voters have been very kind to Roy Halladay

Look, we know Roy Halladay is going to Cooperstown at some point, but thanks to Twitter, we can look at (almost) real time updates on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot. Baseball fan Ryan Thibodaux, aka @NotMrTibbs, has been consolidating Hall of Fame ballots through his own work, or tips being directed his way. He…

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Cleveland is listening to trade offers for Edwin Encarnacion

It looks like Cleveland is going into some kind of re-tool operation as their core hasn’t been able to get over the hump since reaching the World Series in 2016. Cleveland is shopping two of their top pitchers, Corey Kluber and Trevor Bauer, and they’re also reportedly listening to offers on former Blue Jay Edwin…

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Where do Stroman and Sanchez fit in Toronto’s long-term plans?

It wasn’t that long ago when Aaron Sanchez was a part of a three-headed pitching monster in Lansing, as Sanchez, Nicolino, and Syndergaard dominated Low-A ball in the Midwest League back in 2012. And while the three-headed monster was making noise in Michigan’s capital like some 2K12 ‘Ho Hey’ folk rock band, Marcus Stroman, who…

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Ross Atkins doesn’t sound overly optimistic about Tulo

Remember in mid-February of last year when it was revealed that Troy Tulowitzki was dealing with bone spurs in his heel but it was only a minor issue? Then it was said he might be ready for Opening Day? Then it became possible he’d be back by the end of April? Then it got pushed back again to the All-Star break? Then there…