Blue Jays news, notes and offseason rumours

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Ryan Goins
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 19: Ryan Goins /

The Toronto Blue Jays offseason is still for the most part dormant as the same rumours and speculation continue to surface with nothing of real substance being leaked thus far. In saying that, here are some of more recent news and notes surrounding your Blue Jays.

Delabar Headed To The Lone Star State

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Steve Delabar has signed a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training with the Texas Rangers. The 34-year old did not pitch last season after getting tagged with an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.

Delabar is best remembered for his 2013 campaign with the Jays, that is the same season where he won the All-Star fan vote with the hashtag #RaiseThe Bar earning the final spot on the American League squad for the mid-summer classic.

Royals Expressing Interest In Go-Go

According to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports, the Kansas City Royals have expressed some level of interest in signing free agent Ryan Goins.

The infielder has spent parts of the last five seasons with the Jays reaching career highs in most offensive related statistical categories while still hitting .237 last season.

Jays Could Do Four Years For Cain

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Sticking with Jon Heyman, his latest piece on where the Top 10 free agents currently stand opines that the Blue Jays would be willing to potentially commit to four-years for Cain, however, he does mention the Jays have shown more interest in Jay Bruce, J.D. Martinez, and Carlos Gonzalez to this point in the offseason.

There is nothing in the article to suggest that talks are ongoing or fluid with any of these free agents.

Blue Jays Announce Players For Winter Fest

The Jays formally announced the contingent of prospects who will be in attendance for the first ever Winter Fest event which kicks off in a few weeks. The prospect lineup is deep with the likes of Bo Bichette, Vladdy Guerrero Jr, Ryan Borucki and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. among some of the names who will be in attendance.

Barfield Once Again Endorses The Stro-Show

Blue Jays alumni Jesse Barfield showed his unwavering support for Marcus Stroman on social media recently. Barfield followed up an earlier tweet punctuating that he loves Stroman’s spunk and his ability to pitch all the while forecasting a bounce-back season for the Jays in 2018.

Never change Jesse, we love you.

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That’s it for now on the Blue Jays front but the moves should be coming fast and furious any day now……right. I have a feeling we have all said this once or twice at some point in the offseason already.