Blue Jays sign Joe Panik to minors pact with invite to big-league camp

According to Rob Longley of The Toronto Sun, the Blue Jays have signed former San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik to a minor-league contract with an invitation to big-league spring training. Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet confirmed Longley’s report minutes later, with Jon Heyman and Jon Morosi, both of MLB Network, confirming the signing as…


Blue Jays unveil a new take on the classic powder blue uniforms

To the surprise of nobody, the Blue Jays are bringing back the powder blue uniforms, but, there’ll be a new spin on them this time. Rather than rocking a pyjama, v-neck thing, the new alternates will be regular button-up style jerseys like the ones they wear now, but powder blue.


The rotting, layered onion that is the Astros sign stealing scandal

Anybody who says “baseball is boring” hasn’t been paying attention this offseason. What typically is a dormant period for Major League Baseball has been a tire fire of epic proportions, stoked by the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal. And just when it seems like things are dying down, new revelations are unearthed on a weekly…


Don’t expect anything major, but the Blue Jays probably aren’t done yet

We’re trudging along through the worst month of the off-season with roughly a month until pitchers and catchers report to spring training. The soap opera known as the Houston Astros can’t keep entertaining us for the next month, I don’t think, so, can we expect any more exciting transactions between now and mid-February?


The Shapkins Defender – Losing My Mind

Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.) Let’s get to it! “Hey, Shapkins Defender. I notice the Blue Jays won’t be taking any players to arbitration this year….


The Blue Jays have “new threads coming soon”

Twitter was sent into a frenzy today as the Blue Jays mailed out packages to Toronto media members containing a baseball that read “New threads coming soon #NewBlue.” This clearly means the Jays are adding a new uniform to their collection.