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1/28/2015 | Inbox: Did Blue Jays consider re-signing Janssen?

Why didn't the Blue Jays bring back reliever Casey Janssen? What's the plan for the bullpen? Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers these questions and more in the latest Inbox.


1/26/2015 | Blue Jays president Beeston signs extension, to retire after season

Blue Jays president and CEO Paul Beeston has signed a one-year extension with the club and will retire after the 2015 season, Rogers Communications announced on Monday.


1/26/2015 | Loup's role in 'pen amplified after offseason shuffle

Aaron Loup had another effective season out of the Blue Jays' bullpen in 2014, but if there was one cause for concern, it was his occasional loss of command.


1/26/2015 | 2015 Prospect Watch: Top 10 second basemen

Leading the array of new faces among top second-base prospects is Jose Peraza, who could soon be part of a formidable double-play combination with Andrelton Simmons in Atlanta. Micah Johnson of the White Sox and the Blue Jays' Devon Travis are the two players who remain from last year's list.


1/24/2015 | Blue Jays find plenty of fans in BC

During the last two events of the 2015 Blue Jays Winter Tour, the team managed to excite and give back to many of the Blue Jays fans out on the west coast of Canada. On Friday evening, the team hosted a baseball clinic at the Richmond Olympic Oval in partnership with Baseball BC, and on Saturday they held an autograph session at Metropolis at Metrotown in Burnaby.


1/23/2015 | Blue Jays visit Vancouver to support worthy cause

The final stop of the Blue Jays Winter Tour kicked off in Vancouver on Friday, and the afternoon's festivities saw the coming together of Canada's only two professional baseball teams. The Vancouver Canadians, the short-season A affiliate of the Jays, hosted their fifth annual Scotiabank Hot Stove Luncheon at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver to support the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation.


1/23/2015 | Pieces in place for Blue Jays to make run in 2015

The Blue Jays made two major splashes in November -- orchestrated by general manager Alex Anthopoulos -- that compare in potential impact with any moves made over this highly active winter.


1/22/2015 | Blue Jays end Calgary tour with luncheon

The Toronto Blue Jays concluded the Calgary leg of Winter Tour 2015 presented by TD Canada on Thursday taking part in the Calgary Baseball Luncheon hosted by Borden Ladner Gervais LLC at the Fairmont Palliser in downtown Calgary.


1/17/2015 | Autograph session a family affair for Pompey

As Ken and Valerie Pompey watched their eldest son, Blue Jays center fielder Dalton, sign autographs for hundreds of fans at the Eaton Centre on Saturday as a part of Toronto's fifth annual Winter Tour, the family reminisced about a time not too long ago when they were the ones in line trying to do the same.


1/17/2015 | Dickey looking forward to working with Martin

For the third time in three years, R.A. Dickey will arrive at Spring Training with the goal of helping a new face learn how to catch his trademark knuckleball. Russell Martin, who signed a five-year contract worth $82 million earlier this offseason, has been very open about his desire to catch Dickey. With Spring Training just over a month away, Dickey is looking forward to getting started.


1/16/2015 | Blue Jays are big hit at Ronald McDonald House

The Blue Jays did their best to put some big league cooking skills on display on Friday night, finishing out the first day of their fifth annual Winter Tour by cooking and serving dinner to many of the residents at their local Ronald McDonald House.


1/16/2015 | Blue Jays visit students to open Winter Tour

The Blue Jays kicked off their fifth annual Winter Tour on Friday afternoon with an incredibly warm welcome and an extremely enjoyable visit to a very enthusiastic Joshua Creek Public School.


1/16/2015 | Bautista: Blue Jays primed for success

The Blue Jays' offseason makeover isn't necessarily over, and even though some parts of the roster remain a work in progress, Jose Bautista is confident in the changes that already have been made.


1/16/2015 | Blue Jays re-sign Kawasaki to Minor League deal

The Blue Jays re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday afternoon.


1/16/2015 | Arbitration figures exchanged with Donaldson, Valencia

The Blue Jays appear headed to salary arbitration for the first time since 1997 after they were unable to reach agreements with Josh Donaldson and Danny Valencia prior to Friday's deadline. They did avoid arbitration with outfielder Michael Saunders, right-hander Marco Estrada and left-hander Brett Cecil.


1/15/2015 | Blue Jays sign to Dirks to Minor League contract

The Blue Jays added some depth to their outfield on Thursday afternoon by signing Andy Dirks to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.


1/15/2015 | Cecil, Blue Jays avoid arbitration with 1-year, $2.475 million deal

The Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Brett Cecil by signing the left-hander to a one-year, $2.475 million contract on Thursday afternoon.


1/14/2015 | Blue Jays claim reliever West from Rangers

The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Matt West off waivers from the Rangers on Wednesday and designated righty Cory Burns for assignment.


1/14/2015 | Blue Jays, Orioles reportedly discussing Duquette deal

The ongoing story surrounding the Blue Jays' presidency took yet another twist on Wednesday when a report said the club has been engaged in talks with the Orioles about Dan Duquette. Neither club has commented on or confirmed the report.


1/13/2015 | Buehrle building path to Cooperstown consideration

Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle, who will be 36 when the 2015 season starts, is very quietly putting himself on the fringes of serious Hall of Fame discussion by going to the mound every fifth game, year after year after year.


1/12/2015 | Veteran closer Axford could boost Toronto's bullpen

The Blue Jays continue to search for help in the bullpen, and while a lot of prominent arms have recently gone off the board, right-hander John Axford is one option that remains available.


1/11/2015 | Blue Jays wrap up coaching clinic at Rogers Centre

More than 500 amateur baseball coaches from across Canada took part in the third annual Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic at Rogers Centre.


1/9/2015 | Annual Blue Jays Coaching Clinic opens in style

It's become a winter tradition for the Canadian amateur baseball community -- a cold-weather gathering for individuals and associations whose contributions are made largely during the summer months. The 3rd Annual Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic, taking place this weekend, is an opportunity for coaches from coast to coast to meet on the field at Rogers Centre and participate in drills while working toward their NCCP Professional Development credits.


1/9/2015 | How will Minors options affect 25-man roster?

Every spring, teams from across Major League Baseball insist they will take the best 25 players, but more often than not, the business of baseball factors into the final decision. Toronto is no different, and over the past several years, options have been front and center in which players head north. Here's a closer look at the Blue Jays who would have to go through waivers before getting sent to the Minors.


1/8/2015 | Spring workout dates announced for all clubs

Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and Reds -- will be the first to work out, with a Feb. 19 start date. Thirteen other clubs will work out pitchers and catchers for the first time the following day.




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