Winter Meetings Preview from a Blue Jays Perspective

Baseball's winter meetings are a week away, and there are several developments that will be bound to have an impact on the Blue Jays. 1. MiLB Contraction Despite a huge public outcry, MLB appears dead-set on eliminating over 40 teams, and perhaps several short-season leagues, as part of the first major streamlining of the minors … Continue reading Winter Meetings Preview from a Blue Jays Perspective

Blue Jays Make Moves Ahead of 40 Man Deadline

The Blue Jays made several roster moves early yesterday afternoon in advance of the roster freeze prior to next month's Rule 5 Draft. LHP Tim Mayza, who underwent Tommy John in late September was outrighted to AAA Buffalo, while RHP Justin Shafer was designated for assignment.  Those moves were made to make room for the … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Moves Ahead of 40 Man Deadline

MLB’s Plan to Overhaul MiLB Appears to be Full Steam Ahead

“I cannot believe the arrogance of these people,” he said. “They don’t care about lawsuits or anything. They think they’re bullet proof. They’ve told us, ‘We’re doing this and there’s no discussion about it, and if you don’t like it, we’ll form our own minor leagues.’”   New York Daily News A drastic series of changes to … Continue reading MLB’s Plan to Overhaul MiLB Appears to be Full Steam Ahead

Blue Jays Tap Huck to Lead Bisons, Martin to Helm Fisher Cats

The Blue Jays have gone internal to fill one of their two upper level Managerial vacancies. Ken Huckaby, who served a stint as Roy Halladay's personal Catcher from 2002-2005, was named to lead the AAA Buffalo Bisons today. After his playing career ended, Huckaby joined the Blue Jays organization in 2013.  He last Managed at … Continue reading Blue Jays Tap Huck to Lead Bisons, Martin to Helm Fisher Cats

Blue Jays Have Some Minor League Vacancies to Fill

Now that the World Series has ended, MLB organizations now are turning their attention to shoring up their minor league staffs for 2020. The Blue Jays have several fairly large holes to fill - AAA Buffalo Manager Bobby Meacham, AA New Hampshire skipper Mike Mordecai, and longtime Pitching Coach, most recently at AA Vince Horsman … Continue reading Blue Jays Have Some Minor League Vacancies to Fill