The Blue Jays are slamming that depth button. A few hours ago, it was announced they signed Bud Norris to a minor-league deal, which was met with a little bit of confusion given his, uh, history. Now it’s being reported that the Jays are in agreement with former Red Sock Clay Buchholz on a deal.
Soon after the Phillies inked Bryce Harper to a mammoth 500-year contract worth a bazillion dollars, the Blue Jays countered by signing Bud Norris to a minor-league deal.
I think we have a very good idea of how Toronto’s position players and starting rotation is going to shake out this year. The one place that’s totally up in the air, though, is the bullpen. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith, Charlie Montoyo has identified three guys (four if one guys is healthy) who have jobs…
The Blue Jays came into today as the only team in Major League Baseball without a win in Spring Training. But, thanks to some clutch hits from Kendrys Morales and some excellent pitching from top to bottom, the Jays finally got themselves into the win column with a 2-1 win over the Pirates.
I interviewed Mark Shapiro in December and I told him that many Jays fans feel like Vlad should be on the Opening Day roster, but understand the nature of the business. Here’s what he had to say:
My old Casino Niagara days are long gone, and I don’t bet anymore – I don’t even play ProLine. I kind of stopped the whole betting thing because, ya know, I hate losing. It’s also why I don’t play the lottery because I don’t want to feel like a loser every single week. I’ve never…
I know, I know. Spring Training results mean nothing. But still, we’re damn well going to talk about them. The Jays lost 3-0 to the Yankees today, managing just one hit. They’re now 0-3 in 2019 Grapefruit play.
The Blue Jays made a controversial decision over the off-season to release Troy Tulowitzki. In doing so, they ate the rest of his contract and freed him to sign with any team in the league. And, of course, since we live in a simulated version of hell, he signed with the New York Yankees.
The future of Major League Baseball in the Tampa Bay area is in doubt.
Baseball is back! The Jays and Tigers got together to play a completely meaningless exhibition game Saturday afternoon, but hey, it’s better than nothing.
Bobby Manfred said a bunch of things in a news conference on Sunday, and I’ve been meaning to do a post about it. But, I’m quitting that terrible tobacco, which has made me squirrelly and affected my sleep in ways that I had no idea that it would. So, yeah, waking up at 4:45 am…
Daily??!?!? Look, I know you guys all miss them, so I slid into Stoeten’s DMs to see if it was cool that I brought back to life one of his old staples.