Union head praises Blue Jays for raising minor league pay by half

Union head Tony Clark lauded the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday for giving minor league players a 50 per cent raise, and he hopes other clubs do the same. Representatives from the players’ association visited the Blue Jays’ spring training camp a day after The Athletic reported the team planned to boost pay for all minor leaguers, some of whom […]

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Starstruck fans meet the Toronto Blue Jays in Halifax

Toronto Blue Jays fans of all ages met some of their favourite players on Friday during an exclusive autograph session at Halifax’s historic Pier 21. The signing was part of the team’s 2019 Winter Tour, which aims to bring the players closer to their fans from coast to coast and to give back to the communities where they live. Kevin […]

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New weevil species named after former Blue Jay Jose Bautista

Former Toronto Blue Jay Jose Bautista has a new namesake buzzing around, thanks to a scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature. Entomologist Bob Anderson has dubbed a newly discovered species of beetle Sicoderus bautistai after the MLB all-star. Anderson says he decided to name the insect — known as a weevil for its long snout — after Bautista because […]

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Mets and Blue Jays are mirror images, except for one striking thing

TORONTO — Maybe this Mets-Blue Jays series, with two games earlier at Citi Field and two games this week at Rogers Centre, is more significant than we realized. Should we call it the Separated At Birth Series? Behold the similarities: 1) Both teams hit a wall in the late 2000s and started fresh with new general managers. Alex Anthopoulos took […]

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This Angels-Braves trade worked out perfectly

The best sign a trade works for both teams is if you undid the deal, the players would be valuable to their old teams — yet their old teams still would not undo the trade. The November 2015 swap that sent Andrelton Simmons from the Braves to the Angels for Sean Newcomb is such a transaction. As badly as the […]

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Zack Wheeler stinker dooms Mets on dreary day at Citi Field

Zack Wheeler’s pattern of following a respectable start with a clunker continued Wednesday afternoon, but with the lineup the Mets put on the field it might not have mattered if the right-hander put seven innings of zeroes on the board. In an all-around flat performance, as disgusting as the soggy conditions, the Mets lost 12-1 to the Blue Jays at […]

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Why the wait for MLB’s top prospect goes on

The most intriguing member of the Blue Jays organization will not be at Citi Field on Tuesday night for a series opener against the Mets. The question if he should be, though, will be ever present. Toronto GM Ross Atkins mentioned he answers inquiries daily about the arrival date of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who turned 19 two months ago. Who […]

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