FBJ Minor League Notebook

It's a slow time of year, but a couple of items have crossed my desk in the past week. This one from Oakland beat reporter Susan Slusser came from Left Field (and I'm not talking about the Hey Y'all section at Nat Bailey): I had reported the A’s were considering Vancouver. Apparently the Blue Jays … Continue reading FBJ Minor League Notebook

Blue Jays Add 5 to 40; Who Might They Lose?

Josh Wincksowki/MLB.com photo After surprisingly filling up all five available roster spaces by adding as many minor leaguers who were eligible for next month's Rule 5 draft, a few things have become clear. C Gabriel Moreno and OF Josh Palacios were locks to be added. RH reliever Ty Tice was a reasonable bet. But C … Continue reading Blue Jays Add 5 to 40; Who Might They Lose?

Who Will the Blue Jays Add to the 40?

Gabriel Moreno - milb.com photo With the roster freeze that will come in advance of December's Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have openings on the 40, and decisions to make. Unlike in previous years, there is not necessarily a 40 crunch coming up. The Blue Jays have 5 spots open at the moment, but … Continue reading Who Will the Blue Jays Add to the 40?

Checking in on Hitters with Hunter Mense

Like so many people associated with baseball this year, Blue Jays Minor League Hitting Coordinator Hunter Mense could write a book about the past year. In the past twelve months, Hunter became a Dad, watched his beloved Chiefs capture the Super Bowl, and led a baseball existence that he likely never thought possible as a … Continue reading Checking in on Hitters with Hunter Mense

MLB Puts Forward Major Changes to Clubbies’ Role

Anyone even remotely connected with baseball knows that there is an army of behind-the-scenes personnel without whom clubs couldn't function. On a day-to-day basis, perhaps no one has as much impact over the operations of the club as a clubhouse manager. The job description of a clubbie would probably take several pages to list. They … Continue reading MLB Puts Forward Major Changes to Clubbies’ Role

18 Blue Jays Minor Leaguers Apply for Free Agency

A dozen and a half Blue Jays minor league players applied for free agency earlier this week, in accordance with MLB and MiLB rules. Players with six years of minor league experience are eligible to apply. There are few surprises in the list of Blue Jays farmhands who will shop their services around, but two … Continue reading 18 Blue Jays Minor Leaguers Apply for Free Agency

Jays Sending Two Prospects to Australia

For the first time in three seasons, the Blue Jays will be sending prospects to their former Australian Baseball League affiliate, the Canberra Cavalry. 2B Samad Taylor and OF Chavez Young, members of Dunedin's 2019 Florida State League co-champs, will take to the field for Canberra this winter, making up for missed ABs in 2020. … Continue reading Jays Sending Two Prospects to Australia