Toronto Blue Jays News and Rumors
Here are the latest news and rumors about the Toronto Blue Jays.
Jim Callis at MLB.com was live tweeting from the Arizona Fall League yesterday and provides a recap at MLB.com from the elite pitching matchup between Aaron Sanchez and Kyle Crick. Sanchez appears to be the more polished of the two but Crick was throwing heat upwards to 98 MPH.
One scout who doesn't have Salt Lake or Scotsdale coverage came today because he just wanted to see Sanchez vs Crick
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) November 14, 2013
Josh Jackson at MiLB.com shares that Blue Jays prospect Andy Burns has been named one of the 2013 Dernell Stenson Sportsmanship Award nominees, which “is given at the end of each autumn campaign to the player in the league who best carried himself according to Stenson’s core values of unselfishness, hard work and leadership.” Congrats to Andy for the nod and for a great AFL season overall.
Shi Davidi at Sportsnet shares that Toronto Blue Jays President Paul Beeston would love to see baseball back in Montreal. Currently there is a feasibility study called the Montreal Baseball Project, which has the goal of showing MLB there is enough support in the city to bring back a big-league team.
Gregor Chisholm at BlueJays.com looks at some of the potential options Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos has to shed salary. I’ve mentioned it before but I feel J.A. Happ is the most viable trade candidate to provide at least a bit payroll relief.
A young fan wrote an entertaining letter to Jose Bautista in hopes of luring him to Texas, which was published on Yahoo’s Big League Stew. Jose posted it on his Instagram account yesterday but please, let’s not read too much into this.