A Look Back at the Blue Jays 2017 IFA Signings

Vladimir Guerrero headlined the Blue Jays 2015 International Free Agent class, and the bonus pool penalty the team experienced the following year, but their 2017 group may be the best the Blue Jays have ever assembled. And that's saying something.  The Blue Jays have been active in the International market for some time.  The 2011 … Continue reading A Look Back at the Blue Jays 2017 IFA Signings

Advertisements

How Toronto Rode a Cannonball to an 1887 International Association Title

First in a series........ While the Blue Jays have been part of the Toronto sporting landscape for over forty years, the city has a history of minor league baseball dating backwell over a century. The first championship team was the 1887 squad, labelled the "Canucks" by Baseball Reference, and the "Torontos" by local newspapers of … Continue reading How Toronto Rode a Cannonball to an 1887 International Association Title

The Blue Jays Top 20 – Five Who Just Missed

In putting together a top prospects list, invariably there's some buyer's remorse, and more than a few tweets or comments about who was left off - rest assured that the 11-20 list went through several drafts before it was published. As anyone who has ever coached a team can tell you, when you're selecting players … Continue reading The Blue Jays Top 20 – Five Who Just Missed

More Blue Jays Minor Leaguers Opt for Free Agency

Friday was a busy day in the Blue Jays front office. Five days after the World Series ends, players with six years of minor league experience have their contracts expire.  The Blue Jays announced on Friday that Pitchers Taylor Guerreri, Jake Petricka, and Rhiner Cruz had opted for free agency.  That list grew considerably larger … Continue reading More Blue Jays Minor Leaguers Opt for Free Agency

Blue Jays Make Roster Moves Ahead of Rule 5

The Blue Jays made a number of roster moves yesterday ahead of next month's Rule 5 draft. A bunch of bullpen arms were moved in order to free up some space on the 40-man roster.  Jose Fernandez was picked up by the Tigers on a waiver claim,  Justin Shafer was outrighted to Buffalo, while Rhiner … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Roster Moves Ahead of Rule 5

Toronto Blue Jays Top 11-20 Prospects

Some evaluators will give you their Top 30, or even Top 50 prospects for a team. Truth be told, the differences in terms of overall tools and MLB potential gets less and less the farther you go down an organization's list of prospects, which is why it's very tough to get past the Top 20. … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 11-20 Prospects