Jays Jots: Adam Loewen, Jayson Nix, Kanye West, CBA


Here are a few Blue Jays links on this Friday morning, with some Jays-related reactions to the CBA and a Jays rap video at the bottom:

The Best Moustaches in Baseball: Part Four | The Blue Jay Hunter
In the spirit of Movember, Ian over at BJH looks at the best moustaches in baseball. Don’t worry, there are links enclosed to the first three parts of the series.

That’s The Ticket? Jays Season Pass Info Released | Drunk Jays Fans
Stoeten over at DJF with everything you need to know about the latest edition of the Blue Jays Fan Pass for next season, formerly known as the Toronto Star Season Pass.

Former Blue Jay Adam Loewen goes to Mets | Montreal Gazette
The Jays’ feel-good, pitcher-turned-position player story with Adam Loewen ended a few weeks ago, but he has a chance to make the Mets’ Opening Day roster on a minor league deal.

Yankees sign Nix to Minor League contract | MLB.com
Speaking of former Blue Jays and minor league signings, former third baseman with tight pants Jayson Nix inked a minor league deal with the Yankees that includes an invite to Spring Training.

Top 50 Prospects: Part 2 – the Top 25 | The Southpaw
Tammy over at The Southpaw reveals the best of her top 100 Jays prospects list.

The New Jays Hat Comes Yeezus Approved | Getting Blanked
With Kanye West and Jay-Z in town at the Air Canada Centre on Wednesday night, one fan threw his new Jays cap onto the stage and West wore it for part of the show. What’s cool, though, is that the Jays are going to replace his hat after he sent them a request on Twitter!

2012 Toronto Blue Jays looking to compete in AL East | Through the Fence Baseball
A rather early season preview of sorts, with odd suggestions like the Jays pursuing David Wright if Lawrie (never) moved back to second base, or signing Josh Willingham “if the Jays aren’t prepared to go with Eric Thames” in left field…


CBA – New rules and how they will affect the Blue Jays | JaysProspects
Outlining how changes to the draft, international free agency, and free agent compensation will affect the Jays.

Early speculation on what the new CBA means for the Jays | Bluebird Banter
A look specifically at the changes to the draft and how they could possibly affect the Jays.

New CBA a mix of good/bad for Blue Jays fans | CBCSports
A few notes on the CBA changes, but mainly a look at the Jays players that were arbitration-eligible. While I agree with signing Rich Harden to an incentive-laden relief deal, by no means should the Jays go after Kelly Shoppach as their backup catcher for 2012.

Food For Thought | 1 Blue Jays Way
A thought on how teams could work around the rules and taxing of the draft and international signings.


Blue Jays rap 2.0, brought to you by “the female Rance Mulliniks”, Kathy Anderson. Follow her on Twitter at @kathsport.


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