Through all games of June 28th. Based on a minimum of 100 ABs to filter out the short season guys.
by Mason McRae In case you didn't notice, I try my hardest not to talk about the Blue Jays and their current season. Not that I’m upset in the horrific season they’re having - I’m actually perfectly fine with it. As long as we get a top-three pick, I won’t complain. Today I’m taking a … Continue reading PREDICTING THE 2020 TORONTO BLUE JAYS OPENING DAY ROSTER
Dunedin Blue Jays Media Relations Coordinator Andrew Thriffiley helps to get his players comfortable in dealing with the media as they work their way up the Toronto system.
With the Cape league and amateur showcase season well underway, @mason_mcrae takes a look at the risers and fallers in the 1st round of the 2020 MLB draft.
MLB Draft specialist Mason McRae says not to despair when considering the 2020 draft class, Jays fans.
The Bluefield Blue Jays, Toronto's short season Appalachian affiliate, released their roster today. The vast majority of the players on the list are far away, but they hold tremendous promise. Conspicuous by his absence on the list is Dennis Holmberg, the Blue Jays lifer who has Managed for 40 years in the Blue Jays system. … Continue reading Bluefield Jays Feature a Young, Exciting Lineup
As one who is old and sometimes wise, let me tell you about the two favourite baseball teams from my youth. The 1976 Montreal Olympics seemed doomed from the start. Cost overruns, labour disputes, and construction delays meant that the Games opened with barely-complete venues, and a legacy of debt that Quebecers paid off only … Continue reading Blue Jays Fans Rebuilding Survival Guide
The remarkable turnaround of Jordan Romano, who went from 40-man surplus to Rule 5 pass-around to minor league and ultimately MLB reliever in the space of about 8 months reminded me of something Mark Shapiro said at the end of an interview almost two years ago. We had just migrated to a new website, and … Continue reading Who Else Can the Blue Jays Turn Into a Bullpen Power Guy?
The Blue Jays got a little bit more Canadian today when they promoted RHP Jordan Romano, a Markham, ON native, to the big league roster. Romano's journey to the bigs has been anything but linear. Left off the 40 man last fall, he was selected by the White Sox in the Rule 5, then dealt … Continue reading Blue Jays Add Romano to the 25-Man
Rookie Ball (in the form of the Dominican Summer League) has started, Short Season is a week and a bit away, and most full minor leagues will reach the end of their first halves in seven days. Yes, we're almost at the mid-way point of the minor league season. At this writing, only one of … Continue reading Blue Jays System First Half All Stars