Blue Jays 40 Additions: A Few Non-Surprises, a Few Surprises

The Blue Jays added four players from their minor league system to the 40-man roster in advance of next month’s (maybe) Rule 5 draft, and a fifth player from another organization. It was of no surprise that LHP Zach Logue and SS Leo Jimenez were added. A numbers game forced Logue to start 2021 in … Continue reading Blue Jays 40 Additions: A Few Non-Surprises, a Few Surprises

Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

With tomorrow being the deadline to declare 40-man rosters in advance of next month’s Rule 5 draft, the Blue Jays have some decisions to make on several players both inside and outside of the 40. The Jays’ 40 currently sits at 33, and it’s hard to see many moves being made today. At the same … Continue reading Blue Jays Have Some Decisions to Make Ahead of Rule 5

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

Blue Jays Place Six on Rookie Ball Top Prospects Lists

Blue Jays CEO/President Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins spoke several times this summer about the need to develop waves of prospects.  With Danny Jansen, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, and Ryan Borucki having established themselves after making their MLB debuts this summer, the next wave, featuring Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, and Nate Pearson are not … Continue reading Blue Jays Place Six on Rookie Ball Top Prospects Lists

Short Stop Becoming A Blue Jays Position of Strength

Last year, with the emergence of Danny Jansen, the acquisition at the previous year's trade deadline of Reese McGuire, and the drafting of Hagen Danner and Riley Adams, Catching became the deepest position in the Blue Jays organization. This year, the team has built on that depth at Short Stop. Leading the way is Bo … Continue reading Short Stop Becoming A Blue Jays Position of Strength