What Are Players and Staff in the Blue Jays System Up To?

We checked in a few weeks into the pandemic to see what players and staff in the Blue Jays system have been up to.  Time for an update. Ryan Sloniger The Punxsutawney, PA native saw his stock slip in his draft year in 2019, but the Blue Jays were pleased to scoop him up on … Continue reading What Are Players and Staff in the Blue Jays System Up To?

A “Why Not?” Early Look at the 2021 MLB Draft

Yes, the last thing many of you are probably thinking about is next June's draft. For Blue Jays fans, there was considerable excitement at Vanderbilt's Austin Martin landing in Toronto's lap with the 5th overall pick, but many are hopeful that it will be some time before the team selects in such a lofty position … Continue reading A “Why Not?” Early Look at the 2021 MLB Draft

In Praise of Canadian Born (and Raised) MLBers

Sit down Russ Ford.  You too, Kirk McCaskill.  George Selkirk, you and your twinkle-toes can grab some bench as well.  With no disrespect to these fine Canadian-born former major leaguers, they received their baseball training south of the border, their families having moved to the U.S. when they were young. As a youngster, I was … Continue reading In Praise of Canadian Born (and Raised) MLBers

Winners/Also-Rans in Blue Jays Roster Scenario

The Blue Jays released their version of the 60*-man roster yesterday, and word came that an airlift of Toronto players and staff from Florida is planned for Wednesday, leaving us all with far more questions than answers in this pandemic-induced season that may or may not get off the ground. The clear winners in this … Continue reading Winners/Also-Rans in Blue Jays Roster Scenario

Blue Jays Take Vandy’s Martin With 5th Pick

  With their first pick in the initial instalment of this year's truncated MLB draft, the Toronto Blue Jays picked the best available player from their draft board. Thanks to the Orioles going off the board with the second overall selection, it maybe wasn't the player most experts had predicted. Vanderbilt's Austin Martin was widely … Continue reading Blue Jays Take Vandy’s Martin With 5th Pick