What are the chances the Blue Jays trade Josh Donaldson? Could the club go in the opposite direction and look to deal prospects for Major League talent? Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers those questions and more in the Inbox.
Sabermetrics have become an integral part of evaluating baseball players, but Russ Bove is proof that the traditional way of discovering young talent is still alive and well. In fact, it’s what helped the Blue Jays land top prospect Bo Bichette.
The Blue Jays have proceeded cautiously this offseason, but then again, so has almost every other team in the Major Leagues. Patience has been the name of the game so far, and the lack of movement meant Toronto used the Winter Meetings to set the groundwork for future moves instead of making official transactions.
The Blue Jays continue to insist that they are not shopping star third baseman Josh Donaldson, but that hasn’t stopped other teams from calling.
The Blue Jays are casting a wide net in their search for a No. 5 starter, and one name being considered is veteran free-agent lefty CC Sabathia.
Toronto has not lost a player in the Rule 5 Draft since infielder Brad Emaus in 2010 but that might change Thursday morning. The Blue Jays have several players at risk of being selected because of a 40-man roster that had a limited number of open spots.
Grady Fuson was the West Coast honoree at Scout of the Year reception Wednesday night.. Russ Bove of the Blue Jays (East Coast) and Todd “Tiny” Thomas of the Giants (Midwest) also received awards at the 34th annual event, a highlight of the Winter Meetings.
Ross Atkins has a lot of “opportunities and alternatives” to improve his roster, but the Blue Jays’ general manager does not appear to be in a rush to get something done during this slow-moving market.
The Blue Jays are stepping up to support the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund by auctioning off a unique game experience for the 2018 season.
The American League East got a whole lot more competitive on Day 1 of the Winter Meetings, but the Blue Jays insist the rest of the division loading up on talent will not impact their plans for 2018.
The Blue Jays have arrived at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings with the Hot Stove in full swing. Rivals are already making big moves, and now it’s up to Toronto to respond.