Blue Jays Morning Brew: Johnson, Bautista, Sanchez, Stroman


We’ve gotten out of the habit of doing these but in case you are new here, or haven’t seen this feature before, the morning brew brings you links to the latest news and rumours about the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays ended a horrific 0-17 streak at Yankee Stadium yesterday with a 6-4 victory. John Lott of the National Post recaps as Dan Johnson came through with a big home run in the ninth inning to give the Blue Jays what became some required insurance.

Video courtesy of Sportsnet.

Jake Kring-Schreifels of previews today’s game as the Blue Jays go for the series victory in New York. J.A. Happ (8-5, 4.55 ERA) faces off against rookie Shane Greene (2-1, 2.79 ERA) at 1:05 PM.

Jose Bautista tackled many issues including beards, umpires and feminism in a recent interview with David Brown of Yahoo’s Big League Stew. Jose handled himself beautifully and received plenty of praise on Twitter but unfortunately one of the ramifications of his interview was the voluntary cease and desist of Feminist Jose Bautista Tumblr page.

Mike Wilner of Sportsnet writes about the glimpse into the future Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez gave the Blue Jays pitching on back-to-back days. John Gibbons shared praise for the dynamic duo but made a poor choice of words when he said “they’re not a couple of thugs” in an interview after the game.

The quote was for the most part given a pass here in Canada but as David Brown of Big League Stew nails “Gibbons might not have meant anything harmful by saying Stroman and Sanchez weren’t thugs but, by using that word, he’s done the opposite.”

Following the Houston Astros draft fiasco, Jim Callis of opines the Blue Jays ended up with the most talent in the 2014 MLB Draft. The Jays cleaned up in the first five rounds and were able to infuse their system with a plethora of promising young players including Jeff Hoffman, Max Pentecost, Sean Reid-Foley, Nick Wells and Lane Thomas.

And closing things out, Bob Elliott was able to get his hands on Baseball America’s midseason Blue Jays top 10 prospects, which he shares at the Toronto Sun