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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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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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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…

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How about that second wild card race?

After an 89-73 effort that wasn’t quite good enough to end their 17-season playoff drought, the Seattle Mariners are giving up. The Mariners decided that given the wide-open window of the juggernaut Houston Astros, they’re better off selling on a few of their top assets to build for the future rather than existing in purgatory. 

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Oliver Drake is back again

You might have thought that the Oliver Drake era was over in Toronto, but you were wrong. The Blue Jays claimed the righty off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays. In a corresponding move, Mark Leiter Jr. has been designated for assignment.