Who Will Represent the Blue Jays in the 2019 All-Star Game?

Changes to the All-Star Game starter selection process effective for 2019 mean that all starting position players are chosen in a final vote on a field of finalists who received the most fan votes during an initial "Primary" phase. No Blue Jays position players made it to the final round of fan voting. This means…

Who Will Take Matt Shoemaker’s Spot in the Jays Rotation?

Jays fans received devastating news on Sunday when it was revealed that SP Matt Shoemaker, who had been placed on the 10-day IL following an injury sustained during a rundown on Saturday versus the Oakland Athletics, had been diagnosed with a season-ending ACL tear. Shoemaker had gotten off to an outstanding start for the Jays,…

Struggling Jays Offense Needs Vlad Jr.

On Sunday, the Cleveland Baseball Club completed a four-game series sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, which dropped the Jays to a 3-8 record to begin the second full week of MLB action. While the Jays have gotten good outings from their starting pitching, their bats have been frozen.┬áToronto was nearly no-hit by MLB's #1…

Blue Jays Rotation Off to an Impressive Start – but Will It Hold?

The Toronto Blue Jays split their opening four-game series against the Detroit Tigers. Although the results weren't exactly weren't the best against another expected bottom-dweller in the American League, the Jays' starting rotation, which I had expected to be questionable based on past history and inexperience, has gotten off to a great start: Marcus Stroman…

Hypothetical Offseason Cubs-Jays Trade

With the exception of noted shithead Addison Russell, no player was more frustrating to Cubs fans in 2018 than SP Tyler Chatwood. Chatwood was signed in the 2017-2018 offseason to a three-year, US$38 million contract with the Northsiders. He finished the year with a record of 4-6, a 5.30 ERA and an MLB-worst 95 walks…

Updated 2018 Blue Jays Acquisitions Status Report

Now that we are about two-thirds of the way into the season, it's time to take another look at how the Blue Jays' new acquisitions have been doing this year. There have been some changes to the roster since my original post, namely trades due to the Jays' poor performance this season (51-60, 26.5 games…

My Hypothetical Cubs-Blue Jays Trade Proposal

Pre-trade deadline talks are currently in full swing around Major League Baseball. The 59-42 Chicago Cubs, currently holding first place in the NL Central by 2.5 games, are buyers looking to solidify their division lead, while the 46-55 Toronto Blue Jays are well out of the AL playoff picture and expected to be sellers. The…