All Quiet on the Blue Jays 40 Man Front

In a little bit less than 24 hours from now, MLB 40 man rosters must be finalized and frozen in advance of the Rule 5 draft next month. The Blue Jays currently sit at 36 players on their 40, with the possibility of a couple of spots being opened tomorrow. Among the players the team … Continue reading All Quiet on the Blue Jays 40 Man Front

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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

Fisher Cats Hitting Coach Reflects on Championship Season

Many people who knew Hunter Mense warned him about taking the hitting coach job at AA New Hampshire. After a season in the Padres' organization, Mense had been recommended for the position last off-season by the Blue Jays newly hired minor league hitting co-ordinator, Guillermo Martinez.  Mense interviewed for the position, and two days later … Continue reading Fisher Cats Hitting Coach Reflects on Championship Season

Blue Jays Face Many Decisions Ahead of Rule 5

The Blue Jays face more 40-man roster decisions than they have in some time ahead of the roster freeze that comes in late November prior to December's Rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 has been in the spotlight for the past several years, and truth be told, probably gets more attention than it deserves; few … Continue reading Blue Jays Face Many Decisions Ahead of Rule 5

Blue Jays Last Ten Prospect Hot Sheet

This is another in a series of posts about the hottest prospects in the Blue Jays system over the past ten days (or so).  It's not a re-ranking of the top Blue Jays prospects - that will come out after the minor league season. 1.  Cal Stevenson, OF Bluefield. The 10th round pick from Arizona … Continue reading Blue Jays Last Ten Prospect Hot Sheet

Dunedin Blue Jays Roster Set

The Dunedin Blue Jays will be rich in starting Pitching this year. The defending High A Florida State League co-champs will feature a pair of first-round picks in their rotation in T.J. Zeuch (2016), and Nate Pearson (2017). With Patrick Murphy, Josh DeGraaf, and Tayler Saucedo joining Zeuch and Pearson in the rotation, Dunedin's greatest … Continue reading Dunedin Blue Jays Roster Set

Fisher Cats Release Roster

Fans in Manchester, NH, home of the Blue Jays AA Eastern League affiliate, have reasons to be excited. Not only did the club extend its Player Development Contract with the Blue Jays for another two seasons last month, their roster released today includes two of the top prospects in all of baseball in the form … Continue reading Fisher Cats Release Roster

Notes From Around the System

It may be hard to believe that we're less than Russ Martin's Number away from Opening Day, but it's coming like a freight train through the dead of winter, which is what those of us in Southern Ontario are in the midst of right now.  However, having spent a week in the frozen historical and … Continue reading Notes From Around the System

Who Do The Blue Jays Risk Losing in the Rule 5 Draft?

Baseball's Rule 5 draft takes place this Thursday, as the annual winter meetings draw to a close. The Blue Jays have been participants in the past two Rule 5s, striking paydirt with Joe Biagini two years ago, but whiffing on Glenn Sparkman last year. It's impossible to predict who the Blue Jays might be considering, … Continue reading Who Do The Blue Jays Risk Losing in the Rule 5 Draft?

Blue Jays Trying to Sneak Pentecost Through Rule 5

A few eyebrows were raised last week when Toronto left Max Pentecost, one of their two 2014 first round picks, off of their 40-man roster in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reported on Friday that the club ordered Pentecost shut down with a week left in the Arizona Fall League season.  … Continue reading Blue Jays Trying to Sneak Pentecost Through Rule 5