There is no Blue Jays player who encapsulates the euphoric highs and the depressing lows of the last four seasons quite like Troy Tulowitzki.
Most years, the non-tender deadline comes and goes for the Blue Jays without much fanfare. The most eventful non-tender deadline I can recall was December of 2013 when the team non-tendered J.P. Arencibia, then turned around and signed Dioner Navarro to a two-year deal.
J.A. Happ’s first two tours in Toronto began and ended in similar fashion. He arrived rather unexpectedly and unceremoniously, yet exited as a heralded member of the Blue Jays pitching staff. Might he return for a third act with the Blue Jays?
To say the Charlie Montoyo hiring was a “surprise” would be a colossal understatement. Up until about four days before being named as the team’s manager, even Montoyo himself hadn’t considered managing the Blue Jays. Heck, the man was unseeded on the Blue Jays managerial candidate bracket and somehow won the whole thing.
They started the 1993 season as defending World Series champions. They finished the season as World Series champions. Everyone knows the Toronto Blue Jays won it all in 1993. What everyone might not remember is the day-to-day minutiae of what led up Joe Carter’s seminal moment in franchise history.
The brass at 1 Blue Jays Way haven’t wasted any time in their pursuit of the 16th manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. Ross Atkins and company have already whittled down their candidates to a handful of suitors to take over the reigns for John Michael Gibbons.
The search has officially begun for the 13th manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. It still doesn’t quite feel real that the John Gibbons era is over, but he’s now the club’s “former” manager. Over the coming weeks, it’s up to Ross Atkins to whittle down a number candidates and select the Blue Jays’ new…
Finally, the 2018 Toronto Blue Jays season has come to its sweet, merciful end. Finishing with a 73-89 record, the Blue Jays tied for their eighth-worst record in franchise history. Not since 2012 has this team lost 89 games or more. At many junctures this season, it felt like this club would easily surpass the…
The 2018 Toronto Blue Jays are a deeply flawed baseball team. They’re the worst baserunning team in baseball, they’re the third-worst fielding team (according to defensive runs saved) and their starting rotation is among the bottom-third in MLB in most categories.
“Raise the floor”; it was the unofficial M.O. of the Blue Jays offseason. The three players which personified that mantra: Randal Grichuk, Aledmys Diaz and Yangervis Solarte. In essence, they were infield backup plans for Devon Travis and Troy Tulowitzki and an outfield replacement for a departing Jose Bautista. Grichuk and Diaz have exceeded expectations…
In the aftermath of the Josh Donaldson trade and in the midst of a lost season, being a member of the Blue Jays front office can’t be an uplifting exercise right now. Sure, things look promising for the future with players like Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette in the farm system.
It’s been seven years since Troy Tulowitzki made it through a season without a trip to the disabled list. During his last Major League game on July 28th of last year, he hobbled off the field, assisted by the Blue Jays medical staff. 2019 will be Tulo’s age-34 season.