This past offseason, a number of rule changes were introduced to Major League Baseball to tackle numerous aspects of the game including introducing pitch clocks, increasing base size to help prevent injury, and limiting the shift across the diamond (amongst other rules).
The Blue Jays Double-A club will have plenty of potential back-of-the-rotation prospects, along with the system’s top pitching prospect. The New Hampshire Fisher Cats’ depth for their rotation in 2023 is very impressive.
The Jays lost 9-5 to the Yankees on Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look at who stood out. The biggest standout in the game for the Blue Jays was LJ Talley, who hit a mammoth three-run shot to cut the lead in half.
Out of the five “Position by Position” articles, the infielders have seen the least amount of changes. The infield was rather solidified coming into the off-season, but the Jays did manage to add an exciting piece at first base.
A Blue Jay has withdrawn from the World Baseball Classic. According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, catcher Alejandro Kirk has withdrawn from Team Mexico in the upcoming World Baseball Classic (article here).
It’s not a stretch to say that the Blue Jays have one of the best, if not the best, catching tandems in the league. When we last looked at the backstop in the last Position by Position article, it seemed a remote possibility that the Jays could roll with three catchers.
A few club legends have returned to the Blue Jays in non-player roles! According to Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi, former Blue Jays pitchers Paul Quantrill, Pat Hentgen, and fan-favourite designated hitter Edwin Encarnación are joining the organization in non-player roles.
The off-season is all but done, which means that it’s time to look at the Blue Jays, position by position, once again. Four months ago, I took a look at the bullpen, the starting rotation, the catching situation, the infield, and the outfield situation (which we’ll look at today).
We’re approaching the start of spring training games, which means that top prospect lists are coming out! In recent days, Prospects Live and Fangraphs have released their Top 100 lists, which have three different Blue Jays prospects on them.
There is nothing like the pop of the glove or the crack of the bat to get a new Spring Training started for another season of Major League Baseball. We have a ton of arm talent in the American League, but OddsChecker's Josh Weil thinks three people could end the season with some hardware.
JFtC Continues Its Series Looking At The Blue Jays’ 2023 Projections. This Time, We’re Focusing On Some Bullpen Arms The Toronto Blue Jays emphasized run prevention this past offseason, which resulted in an overhauled outfield.
Meeting with reports on Saturday, Schneider revealed that, while at lunch with his wife the previous day in Dunedin, Florida, he had performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking woman, saving her life.
The Blue Jays are hiring a five-time All-Star as a special assistant in their front office. The longtime big league catcher has connections to Toronto president/CEO Mark Shapiro and general manager Ross Atkins dating back to their time together in the Cleveland organization during the 2000s.