The Blue Jays’ offseason of uncertainty finally came to an end on Friday morning as the club officially introduced Ross Atkins as its new executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager.
It has been an offseason of transition for the Blue Jays’ front office. Despite the turnover, manager John Gibbons insists he’s not concerned about his long-term job security.
The Blue Jays have yet to engage in serious contract negotiations with designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion but remain open to the idea of signing him to a long-term extension.
The Blue Jays need to add at least a couple of relievers this offseason, but to date they have come away empty-handed as a series of top free-agent pitchers signed deals elsewhere.
The Blue Jays added some depth to their pitching staff on Thursday morning by selecting right-hander Joe Biagini in the Rule 5 Draft.
The Blue Jays’ payroll has become a hot-button issue this offseason, and even though the figures appear similar to last year’s, president Mark Shapiro insisted his team’s expenses have gone up.
The Blue Jays have remained very quiet during this week’s Winter Meetings, but general manager Ross Aktins believes his team is getting closer to making a move.
The Blue Jays overhauled the upper levels of their Minor League system on Friday afternoon by officially coming to terms with five pitchers and claiming an outfielder off waivers. The group of pitchers is headlined by veterans Roberto Hernandez and Brad Penny.
The Blue Jays have signed infielder Darwin Barney to a one-year contract worth $1.05 million.
The Blue Jays accomplished most of their offseason goals before the start of the Winter Meetings, and the end result was a very quiet week at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Major League Baseball’s Hot Stove season is still in full swing, but the Blue Jays appear to be have hit a bit of a lull in their preparations for 2016.
Jeff Francis, 34, who went 72-82 over 11 seasons with six teams, is retiring. He finished his career with 14 relief appearances this past season for the Blue Jays (1-2, 6.14 ERA). But the left-hander is remembered best for the early part of his career with the Rockies, who drafted him in the first round […]