The Manny Machado “sweepstakes” are finally over. The four-time All-Star has finally inked the mega free agent deal he was coveting. It, uh, wasn’t with the team he was probably expecting, though.
We’re just a few days into Spring Training and we’ve got a Marcus Stroman controversy on our hands. Toronto’s ace, who’s coming off the worst season of his career due largely to injury, has expressed disappointment with the Blue Jays’ front office for not offering him a long-term deal.
Blue Jays fans have been skeptical about the Cleveland Crew since the moment Mark Shapiro took over from Paul Beeston. A lot of that had to do with timing. Thanks to a magical trade deadline orchestrated by Alex Anthopolous, the Jays were on the verge of ending their two-decade playoff drought. It made the architecht…
It looks like the Blue Jays are bringing back a familiar face to be their bullpen daddy this year. According to all the beat reporters, the Jays have brought John Axford to spring training as a non-roster invitee with a minor league deal.
Pitchers and catchers are reporting today! You know what that means? It’s time to get excited because winter is nearing an end and the warm, soothing sights and sounds of baseball are on the way? Nope! It means it’s time to get mad about the Toronto Blue Jays!
As we all know at this point, the 2019 season isn’t about being, well, good. It’s all going to about the Large Adult Sons. We’re going to see an influx of talent make its way up to the Major Leagues this year from the Blue Jays’ loaded farm system.
There’s no news on the Blue Jays and their perfect match Bryce Harper, but Jon Heyman let us know that they’re one of the teams in the mix for “opener” Sergio Romo.
With Troy Tulowitzki, Aledmys Diaz, and Yangervis Solarte heading out the door, the Blue jays were badly in need of some veteran depth in the middle of the infield. I would have preferred Manny Machado but I guess we can live with Freddy Galvis.
It’s nearly February and Manny Machado doesn’t have a contract yet. Major League Baseball teams are so adverse to winning that the idea of adding one of the best all-around players to hit the free agent market (at the age of 26, nonetheless) in recent memory is completely off-putting.
I think we all knew that the Marco Estrada era had come to an end in Toronto, but it’s great to see the soft-tossing wizard catch on somewhere else. According to Jane Lee, the Athletics’ beat reporter for MLB.com, Estrada has inked a deal that’ll bring him to Oakland for the 2019 season.
Spring training is right around the corner! Unfortunately, as of right now, you’ll only be able to watch four spring games on Sportsnet.
Hey, look, an off-season transaction! Not one involving players, though. Apparently Mike Wilner’s days as host of Blue Jays Talk are over as TSN”s Scott MacArthur will join the Sportsnet broadcast team.