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11/21/2014 | Blue Jays put Navarro on block after Martin signing

Alex Anthopoulos rarely shows his hand, but even Toronto's general manager must have realized there's no point in hiding that Dioner Navarro is on the trading block.


11/20/2014 | Blue Jays 'moving forward' but no offers imminent

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos did his best on Thursday afternoon to pour cold water on the rumors that Toronto could be on the verge of landing another big-name free agent.


11/20/2014 | New catcher Martin officially joins Blue Jays

Toronto introduced the biggest signing of general manager Alex Anthopoulos' tenure on Thursday as catcher Russell Martin donned a Blue Jays jersey for the first time.


11/20/2014 | Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.


11/19/2014 | Blue Jays may get involved in talks with Sandoval

On the same day Pablo Sandoval left Boston, reports are surfacing that the Blue Jays may have interest in the free-agent third baseman.


11/19/2014 | Navarro out to prove critics wrong again

Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro proved a lot of his critics wrong in 2014, but now he'll have to do it all over again.


11/18/2014 | Martin's backloaded deal gives Toronto payroll flexibility

The Blue Jays opened the vault this week by signing free-agent catcher Russell Martin to a five-year contract worth $82 million, but it's the structure of his deal that's of equal importance to the overall value. Martin's contract is heavily backloaded to provide Toronto with additional flexibility over the next two years.


11/17/2014 | Martin signing necessary, corrects past mistake

For a born-and-bred Canuck, for easily the top catcher in the free-agent class (if not the only viable everyday option in the free-agent class), for a guy whose pitch-framing, game-calling prowess, offensive impact and conditioning diligence make him a better bet than most to age gracefully behind the plate, for an organization that needs to have a win-now mentality, the reported five-year, $82 million commitment the Blue Jays are making to Russell Martin makes sense.


11/17/2014 | Source: Blue Jays land free-agent catcher Martin

The Blue Jays took the baseball world by surprise on Monday morning by agreeing to terms with free-agent catcher Russell Martin, according to a source.


11/17/2014 | Blue Jays hire Jacoby as new hitting coach

For the fourth time in as many years, the Blue Jays hired a new hitting coach, officially coming to terms with Brook Jacoby on Monday morning. Jacoby spent seven seasons as the hitting coach in Cincinnati from 2007-13.


11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League

The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.


11/13/2014 | Fall League observations: Nolin looks sharp in AFL start

Nothing of consequence was on the line in the third game on Thursday, which ended in a 4-4 deadlock between the Glendale Desert Dogs and Mesa Solar Sox after 11 innings. But that contest did feature five innings of work from two of the most promising left-handers in the AFL, Mesa's Sean Nolin (Blue Jays) and Glendale's Wei-Chung Wang (Brewers).


11/13/2014 | Jays' Berti homers in final Fall League game

Although Jon Berti wasn't able to win the game, he did leave his mark on it as he went 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.


11/13/2014 | Travis excited for chance to start at second in '15

Devon Travis' path to the Major Leagues was blocked in Detroit, but Wednesday night's trade to the Blue Jays has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for the promising infield prospect. Travis appears to be Toronto's second baseman of the future -- and possibly even the present -- after he was dealt to the Blue Jays in exchange for center fielder Anthony Gose.


11/13/2014 | Toronto sends Gose to Tigers for prospect Travis

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos pulled off his first deal of the General Managers Meetings by acquiring second-base prospect Devon Travis from the Tigers in exchange for center fielder Anthony Gose on Wednesday night.


11/12/2014 | Tigers acquire hopeful starting center fielder Gose for Travis

The Blue Jays and Tigers swapped young players on Wednesday night, with Toronto sending center fielder Anthony Gose to Detroit for second-base prospect Devon Travis.


11/12/2014 | Blue Jays announce Spring Training schedule

The Blue Jays will open their 2015 Grapefruit League season on March 3 with a home game against the Pirates.


11/12/2014 | Blue Jays sign four pitchers to Minor League deals

The Blue Jays announced Tuesday that they have signed right-hander Scott Copeland to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Toronto also signed right-handers Bobby Korecky, Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Mike Lee to Minor League contracts.


11/10/2014 | Melky rejects Blue Jays' qualifying offer

Melky Cabrera officially rejected the Blue Jays' $15.3 million qualifying offer for the 2015 season on Monday afternoon.


11/7/2014 | Lind trade gives Blue Jays freedom to fill holes

Toronto is currently in the market for at least one outfielder, a second or third baseman and multiple relievers. It's going to be difficult to get everything accomplished, but trading Adam Lind does provide Alex Anthopoulos with some additional options he might not have had otherwise.


11/6/2014 | Bautista picks up third career Silver Slugger Award

Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista has been honored with a Silver Slugger Award for the third time in his career. The Silver Slugger is handed out annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American and National Leagues.


11/6/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Pompey best speedster in Arizona

Blue Jays center-field prospect Dalton Pompey is the most talented speedster and the best all-around player in the Arizona Fall League.


11/5/2014 | Jays' Berti gets bat going in Fall League play

After scoring a total of three runs in its past two games, the Mesa Solar Sox offense broke out in a big way Wednesday.


11/5/2014 | Blue Jays, Double-A Fisher Cats extend deal

Toronto has extended their player development contract with Double-A New Hampshire through the 2018 season. The Fisher Cats have been a Blue Jays affiliate since '04.


11/4/2014 | Blue Jays, Reds to play exhibitions in Montreal

The Blue Jays will host the Reds at Olympic Stadium on April 3-4 for a pair of exhibition games at the end of Spring Training. The two-game set was officially announced on Tuesday afternoon, and it comes on the heels of a very successful series between the Blue Jays and Mets earlier this year.




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