Will the Blue Jays extend Vladimir Guerrero Jr?
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by Karen Soutar
2d ago
The Toronto Blue Jays are in a position where an extension for Vladdy is on everyone’s mind. There is no reason why a deal can’t be done   The Blue Jays Winter Tour returned to Canada for the first time in years in January, due to COVID 19 restrictions and last year the lockout. Select Blue Jays players came to Vancouver and Toronto to interact with fans, and get people thinking about baseball with spring training approaching soon. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.was one of the players at the Toronto events. He spoke to the media and among other things, mentioned that he is open to discussin ..read more
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Blue Jays Pitchers & the New Outfield Dimensions
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by Shaun Doyle
2d ago
Much has been made of the Blue Jays’ renovations impacting hitters, but how will the hometown pitchers handle the walls?   The Toronto Blue Jays are doing some pretty big things in their outfield. More specifically, they’re improving the fan experience by redesigning the spaces just beyond the walls. In doing so, they’re making some interesting changes to the walls themselves, changes that could see more home runs. Blue Jays Nation highlighted some hometown hitters that could benefit from the changes. While it is a well done examination, I wanted to look at the pitching side of th ..read more
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Blue Jays: More expected from Johnny Aiello in 2023
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by Ryan Mueller
4d ago
Johnny Aiello took a giant step forward in his development in 2022 after missing an entire season in 2021 — JFtC Featured Images Courtesy Of DaveMe Images. Prints Available For Purchase —   Johnny Aiello turns 26-yr-old on February 14th. This might be considered old to still be labeled a budding prospect; however, he should definitely be categorized as a late bloomer.   Here’s why.   History The Blue Jays selected Aiello in the 14th round of the 2018 Draft out of Wake Forest University. In his pre-Draft scouting report, Aiello was praised for his strong arm ..read more
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Have Blue Jays Left Enough in the Cupboards?
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by Shaun Doyle
5d ago
The Toronto Blue Jays may soon run up against the cost of ‘winning now’. Just how empty are their prospect cupboards? — JFtC Featured Images Courtesy Of DaveMe Images. Prints Available For Purchase —   Blue Jays RC- Credit: DaveMe Images The Toronto Blue Jays have taken the steps to improve their team in multiple ways. They’ve spent money in free agency, simultaneously silencing the ‘Rogers is cheap’ crowd. However, they’ve also pulled some significant trades, which has left them with a farm system that The Board on Fangraphs has ranked 21st in MLB.   The ranking is based on an ..read more
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Where Does Blue Jays’ Infield Stand in the Division?
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by Shaun Doyle
5d ago
JFtC continues a series comparing the Blue Jays to their AL East rivals. This time, we look at how the infield stacks up JFtC Featured Images Courtesy Of DaveMe Images. Prints Available For Purchase       The Toronto Blue Jays to date have left their infield in tact from last season. The only different face will be Brandon Belt, who signed for $9.3m. The infield was not the focus for Ross Atkins and Co, which seems like a logical idea, even if Bo Bichette is still playing shortstop in 2023, but more on that in a bit. Let’s see if the decision to roll with practically t ..read more
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Is Blue Jays’ Pitching Better?
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by Shaun Doyle
1w ago
JFtC presents Sunny Side of the Dome, hosted by Karen Soutar. This week Karen discusses the Blue Jays’ attempts to improve their pitching   JFtC presents Sunny Side of the Dome, hosted by Karen Soutar. This week, Karen looks at the moves the #BlueJays have made to address their pitching needs. With Chris Bassitt and Erik Swanson added, has Ross Atkins done enough to win in 2023? LISTEN HERE:       Jays From The Couch streams our podcast live Mondays at 6pmET. You can watch on any of the following outlets: YouTube Facebook Twitter If you miss the live stream, you ca ..read more
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Blue Jays, Bo Bichette & Really Bad Takes
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by Shaun Doyle
1w ago
JFtC presents Ep318 of our podcast. This week: the Toronto Blue Jays, Bo Bichette and Really Bad Takes   Episode 318 of the Jays From the Couch podcast will dive into all of the story lines surrounding the Blue Jays and Bo Bichette. From his arbitration situation to his defensive play, there’s lots to talk about, including all of the bad takes out there.   LISTEN HERE:     Jays From The Couch streams our podcast live Mondays at 6pmET. You can watch on any of the following outlets: YouTube Facebook Twitter If you miss the live stream, you can always check the archiv ..read more
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Why the Toronto Blue Jays Need to Add Another Bullpen Arm
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by Bob Ritchie
2w ago
The Toronto Blue Jays made significant player moves after their playoff loss to the Seattle Mariners. Erik Swanson is a welcomed addition to the bullpen, but another late-inning bullpen arm is needed. JFtC Featured Images Courtesy Of DaveMe Images. Prints Available For Purchase     Erik Swanson is the notable bullpen-arm addition among the many players acquired this offseason. Swanson had a terrific 2022 with Seattle: his xERA, K%, BB%, K%-BB% and Barrel%+BB%-K% ranked no lower than 94th percentile among the 253 MLB relievers who pitched a minimum of 30 innings in 2022. Of ..read more
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Where Does Blue Jays’ OF Stand in the Division?
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by Shaun Doyle
2w ago
Expectations are high for the Blue Jays in 2023. Will the moves made to address the outfield make them better than division rivals? JFtC Featured Images Courtesy Of DaveMe Images. Prints Available For Purchase   The Toronto Blue Jays made their outfield a priority this offseason as evidenced by the trade they made to acquire Daulton Varsho and the signing of Kevin Kiermaier. The offseason moves may leave a sour taste in the mouths of a lot of people as very popular players were surrendered to pull these deals off. Of course, if everything works as planned, the aftertaste may ..read more
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Can Otto Lopez help Blue Jays in 2023?
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by Ryan Mueller
3w ago
The Blue Jays Otto Lopez could play an important role for Toronto in 2023 JFtC Featured Images Courtesy Of DaveMe Images. Prints Available For Purchase   Otto Lopez made his major league debut in 2021. He failed to collect a hit, facing just 6 pitches. He did much better when given a chance in 2022. Lopez faced 36 pitches, putting 8 balls in play. In his 8 games in a Blue Jays uniform, Lopez collected 6 singles while driving in 3RBI and posting a .700 batting average and .599 wOBA.   Signed in 2016 out of the Dominican Republic, the speedy Lopez averaged 85.5 exit velocity ..read more
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