Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Pitching Prospects

It may be only early June, but we're rapidly reaching the half way point in the minor league baseball season.  Players have had their ups and downs, which is to be expected, because the minors are one big learning process.  No other sport has a developmental system as elaborate as baseball's, and it's inevitable that … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Pitching Prospects

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Blue Jays Get Bad News About Pannone, Maese

Blue Jays fans received bad news about Pitching prospects Thomas Pannone and Justin Maese yesterday. Southpaw Pannone, acquired in the Joe Smith deal with Cleveland last July, was handed an 80-game suspension for a positive PED test, while Maese, who missed half of last season with shoulder issues, underwent shoulder surgery this week, and is … Continue reading Blue Jays Get Bad News About Pannone, Maese

Blue Jays GM Atkins on the 40-man Roster Additions

The Blue Jays added 5 prospects among some additions and subtractions on Monday to get their 40-man roster to 39 players in advance of the deadline to freeze rosters in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft. Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins admitted that setting a 40-man in advance of the Rule 5 is what … Continue reading Blue Jays GM Atkins on the 40-man Roster Additions

Blue Jays Add Prospects at 40-Man Deadline

The Blue Jays added 5 prospects to their 40 man roster today to prevent the possibility of losing them at next month's Rule 5 draft. Catchers Reese McGuire and Danny Jansen, 1B Rowdy Tellez, and Pitchers Thomas Pannone and Conner Greene were added.  Left unprotect included C/1B/DH Max Pentecost, OF Jonathan Davis, and Ps Andrew … Continue reading Blue Jays Add Prospects at 40-Man Deadline

Blue Jays Make Moves in Advance of the 40-man Deadline

The Blue Jays made some roster moves ahead of next Saturday's deadline to set 40-man rosters before December's Rule 5 draft. Pitchers Leonel Campos, Luis Santos, and Taylor Cole, along with C Raffy Lopez, were outrighted, taking the roster down to 35.  RHP Taylor Guerrieri was claimed after being left off of Tampa's roster, bringing … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Moves in Advance of the 40-man Deadline

Blue Jays Face Decisions Ahead of Rule 5 Draft

The Blue Jays have some heavy thinking to do as they prepare to finalize their 40-man roster later this month in advance of next month's Rule 5 draft. Senior executives and scouts from the organization converged on Toronto last week for meetings to plot the club's future, with the deadline for finalizing their 40 man … Continue reading Blue Jays Face Decisions Ahead of Rule 5 Draft