What Makes for a Good Blue Jays Draft?

What is the value a major league team can expect a draft class to produce? This is the question that had been bouncing around my head for the past few weeks, since an offhand Twitter discussion between myself, Joshua Howsam (BP Toronto Co-Editor-in-Chief), and Jesse Goldberg-Strassler (Lansing Lugnuts broadcaster) got my brain spinning on the topic. […]


Team Canada WBC Notebook

In Thursday’s game against the Dominican Republic, there was but a single Canadian player who stood out from the pack and had legitimately impressive performance. That player was pitcher Andrew Albers, who threw two shutout innings in relief, giving up just a solitary hit and needing just 28 pitches to get through the incredibly stacked Dominican […]


Takeaways from Team Canada vs. Toronto Blue Jays

I just have a few thoughts after watching Team Canada’s exhibition vs. the Blue Jays Tuesday afternoon, as well as the first few days of action in the Tokyo and Seoul. Canada Roster Changes Canada has officially announced three changes to their roster. First, Blue Jays farmhand Mike Reeves has replaced Rangers prospect Kellin Deglan […]


WBC Preview: Team Canada Pitchers

After dealing with the hitters late last week, and taking a look at the disappointing lack of roster direction earlier in the week, it’s now time to turn our attention to the pitching staff. Unlike on the hitting I will not be providing PECOTA projections, because with the exception of big league relievers Henderson & […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays-Press Conference

Ross Atkins Speaks: Change to Gibbons Contract, Pitching, Pompey, and More

Sunday night, Sirius XM’s MLB Network’s Spring Training Tour reached Dunedin and the Blue Jays camp. As part of that program MLB Network hosts Todd Hollandsworth & Steve Phillips interviewed new Toronto GM, Ross Atkins. You can listen to the Gibbons portion of the audio here, but I’ve pulled a few extra notable quotes to come out […]

Spring Training

Non-Roster Invites in Blue Jays Camp: The Prospects

Every year at spring training, there there are a numbers of non-roster invitees (NRIs) that may seem surprising; some are there more as instructors and mentors while others are projects returning from injuries or just looking for another shot at the big leagues. This year the Blue Jays have 29 players in camp who aren’t on […]