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Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 30 - The year in review!

Catching up: Dome renovation thoughts, links, and more!

I wrote a letter to the editor about the lockout

Mail bag: Lockout schmockout

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Gausman speaks!: On choosing Toronto, returning to the AL East, Roy Halladay, his splitter, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 29 - Gausman in, Semien and Ray out

Jays sign Kevin Gausman!!!

Things are happening!: Marcus Semien signs with Texas, the Jays add a reliever, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 28 - Selling the team?

News, notes, and links: Matz fallout, vaccine rule changes, Moreno hype, and more!

Today in MLBTR: Steven Matz chooses the Cardinals

Are the Blue Jays up for sale?

Atkins speaks!: On Berríos, Ray, Manoah, Moreno, and more!

The Jays add four to their 40-man, claim a pitcher on waivers, plus: Walker speaks!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 27 - Awards, and extension, and the AFL

News and notes: Berríos speaks! Ray wins the Cy! Vlad's MVP runner-up! Verlander and Syndergaard are off the board!

Jays extend José Berríos!!

Today in MLBTR: Monday, November 15th

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 26 - The (temporarily) hot stove!

Today in MLBTR: Wednesday, November 10th

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 25 - You can't predict baseball (with guest Ben Nicholson-Smith!)

Atkins speaks! (To Ben and Arden)

Quick thoughts: The offseason begins

Blue Jays prospect stock watch (and Rogers drama update!)

On the Jays' 2022 payroll and the drama at Rogers

Shapiro speaks!: The state of the franchise

Mail bag: Runnin' down a dream

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Blue Jays trade tiers: From the untouchable to the Randal Grichuk

Atkins speaks!: The end of 2021

Three up, three down: The 2021 Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 24 - Now what?

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 23 - Thank you, Orioles?

The Jays blew a big opportunity, now must sweep Baltimore and get help

Jays vs. Yankees: Two heart-stopping games down, another one still to go

Jays vs. Yankees: An unfortunate series opener of events, and a difficult game two on its way

Reviewing the weekend, previewing game one of the biggest series in five years!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 22 - Temperature rising (with guest Joe Siddall!)

(The) Twin('s Are) Killing (Me)

Never in doubt!

The Jays get Trop'd in a recurring nightmare

The Twins have been dispatched, now the Trop awaits

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 21 - Scoreboard watching!

Ray's K's: Breaking down all 13 strikeouts from Robbie Ray's magnificent Wednesday

The Jays beat Tampa, but the wild card race remains as tight as Robbie Ray's pants

Breaking down all 10 of Alek Manoah's strikeout pitches from Monday night

Brilliant Manoah, brilliant bats, Jays win

A wild weekend and a tough week ahead for your new AL Wild Card leaders!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 20 - Good Vibrations

Eight straight! How sweep it is!

Introducing The Polar Leadoff!

Another won!

Six straight wins!


Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 19 - Meaningful September baseball? (with guest Kaitlyn McGrath!)

By the skin of their teeth

Keeping hope alive? The Jays pull out a series win in Detroit

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 18 - Trying to remain upbeat!

Ray Day!


Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 17 - Checkpoint Charlie

The Springer news is relatively good

George Springer lands on the injured list with a knee sprain

Salvaged in Seattle

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 16 - West Coast Best Coast

The Blue Jays keep rolling

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 15 - The Glorious Return (with guest David Singh!)

On the second half of the Cleveland series, the 2022 schedule, Atkins Speaks!, links and more!

Toronto finally gets to watch the masterful Ryu (Plus: Monday's loss, Biggio to the IL, links, and more!)

The Jays' return was perfection (Plus: the week ahead, Atkins speaks!, and more!)

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 14 - Trade Deadline Instant Reaction!

Today in MLBTR: Friday, July 30

José Berríos to the Blue Jays!

Today in MLBTR: Thursday, July 29 (UPDATED)

Jays Acquire LHP Brad Hand from the Nationals

Today in MLBTR: Wednesday, July 28

Yes, the Blue Jays should be buyers

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 13 - A History of Deadlines

Atkins Speaks: On culture, the trade deadline, Pearson, catching, and more!

Mail bag: On a Vladdy contract, extending Semien, Joel Payamps, trade candidates, catchers, and more!

The Blue Jays are coming home July 30

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 12 - Gettin' drafty (with guest Kevin Goldstein!)

Vlad's star turn at the All-Star game: A retrospective

Reflections on the end of the first half, the draft, the "return to Canada" proposal, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 11 - Rowdy, Richards, and the Rays

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Rainout reading: Orioles thoughts, obligatory Vlad content, the Rowdy deal, the Cruz rumour, Mic'd up Jays, Ryu's catcher, and more!

It's coming home? Plus: Sunday's disaster, Saturday's win, talkin' trades, the week ahead, and more!

A midweek stumble, Manoah vs. the Rays, All-Star selections, reliever rumours, Ryu's struggles, Atkins speaks, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour - Episode 10: New month, new reliever, same bullpen (with guest Rob Wong!)

The Blue Jays have made a trade!

Weekend review, Charlie's choices, Vlad to the bone, the week ahead, Shapiro Speaks!, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 9 - Thank goodness for bad teams!

Weekend thoughts, Tuesday's win, suspensions, acquisitions, Springer returns, Pearson hurt, Atkins speaks!

Some thoughts on the last two games before flushing the memory of them forever...

Blue Jays Happy Hour - Episode 8: "People are in a good mood" (with guest Mike Wilner!)

On bullpen woes, silver linings, links, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 7 - Bullpen Gut Check

On missed opportunities, a bullpen blow-up, Riley Adams, Spider Tack, prospects, humidors, Atkins Speaks!, and more!

Weekend up, weekend down: On the Chatwood implosion, Vlad, Pearson, Astros discourse, injury news, border issues, bad umpiring, prospects, catching, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 6 - Hot takes with Benny Fresh!

Never in Doubt

Vlad returns triumphantly to Sahlen Field, Semien is the AL PotM, Shapiro speaks!, and more

Let's step into The Charlie Discourse

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 5 - Manoah, Vlad, and Tyler talking out his Glasnow

Mail bag: On bullpen woes, extension talk, Manoah vs. SWR, prospect trades, Thomas Hatch, Vlad celebrations, and more!

Remembering what a win feels like, Large adult sons, the Cry Baby Rays, Manoah Day links, and more!

They're calling him up, and it's the right move at the right time

Don't go breakin' my heart

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Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 4 - Manoahmentum! (With Guest Dan Shulman!)

What would the Blue Jays' 40-man roster look like if (mostly) everyone was healthy?

Regarding the weekend, the Jays' strength of schedule, Alek Manoah, Atkins speaks!, the radio broadcast and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 3 - Living Up To Our Name!

More fun in Atlanta, Stripling soars, the NL sucks, Manoah & Pearson, Rogers & Trump, Borucki, and more!

A lucky(?) win, Pearson demoted, Vlad rebounds, Chatwood's secret, injury updates, and more!

Pearson's bad day, Kirk's shifting timeline, Randal Grichuk, Gurriel's laser, Tanner Roark, Atkins speaks!, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 2 - Manoah and the Springer Mess

Why there won't be an argument to hold Alek Manoah back for much longer

Anatomy of an eighth inning rally, plus: Springer is hurt (as we all knew), and Ross Atkins spoke about it

Everything's coming up Vladdy; The Springer situation; Minor league baseball returns; Gil Kim speaks; and more!

On Saturday's win, injuries, freeing Manoah (and Martin!), Groshans, Alomar, and more!

Jesus Christ, Edward Rogers

Mail bag: On infield defence, pitching extensions, Montoyo's choices, Alek Manoah, terrible umpires, and more!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 1 - Goodbye April!

Blue Jays Happy Hour: Episode 0 - The Teaser!!

Vlad had himself a night

A series win a the Trop, the week ahead, the Jays becoming a 'behemoth', links, and more!

Two straight wins!; The Bichette question; the Biggio question; Saturday scuttlebutt; Manoah and minor league intrigue; Atkins Speaks!; More!

The good, the Vlad, and the ugly: What the numbers can tell us about Blue Jays hitters so far

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Jays-Red Sox reactions; The Manoah question; Pearson's injury; Thornton starts; Walker Speaks!; more

Ugh. The Jays lose three of four in Kansas City.

Doubleheader day thoughts!; Injury updates; Links!

Early season ups and downs!

Well that sucked; Is Roark Roarked?; Injury updates; Bisons displaced; Atkins' tenure so far; Links and more!

Tanner gets Roarked; Atkins gets extended; Another Springer injury; more!

Reflections on a series win; a look at the week ahead; the return of Scuttlebutt; Walker Speaks!

Opening Day overreactions, injury updates, the All-Star Game gets moved, Atkins Speaks!

Opening Day Threat!: Jays (0-0) @ Yankees (0-0)

Opening Day Eve Roster Updates and Linkstravaganza!

Making sense of the Jays' roster as spring training comes to a close

Saturday notes: Ray to miss a start (#FreeManoah), Davis makes the club, Springer still uncertain, and more!

Mail bag: On Thornton's role, El Receptor de Tijuana, Tanner Roark, banning the shift, and more!

Yates injury fallout, Ray injury fallout, Springer injury fallout, (deep breath) Biggio injury fallout, and more!

Monday Notes: Kirby Yates out "multiple weeks," links, and possibly-but-not-likely more!

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Sunday Notes: Broadcast news, Shapiro Speaks!, Walker Speaks!, Roark Stinks!, and more!

Atkins speaks: On Kirk, Pearson, Guerrero, Hatch, Roark, workloads, and more!

Team up, team down: How every single member of the Blue Jays is trending so far spring

Atkins speaks!: On Pearson's setback, Montoyo's extension, Merryweather's role, McGuire v. Kirk, and more!

Spring Notes: Sunday, March 14th

Spring Notes: Thursday, March 11th

Late Night Notes: March 10th

Spring Notes: Thursday, March 4th

Mail bag: On the Jays' broadcast mess, Tellez vs. Grichuk, Cavan Biggio, Charlie Montoyo, lineups, and more!

Spring Notes: Tuesday, March 2

Spring Notes: Monday, March 1st

Spring Threat: Jays vs. Yankees in their Grapefruit League Opener!

It's good news and bad news as Sportsnet announces their Blue Jays spring training broadcast schedule

The Blue Jays and the taxpayers of Florida have built quite a facility!

Spring notes: Wednesday, February 24th

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No Sportsnet spring training broadcasts, Atkins speaks, links, and more!

Taijuan Walker signs with the Mets

Thursday rumours and thoughts: Dunedin it is, Tatis implications, Sanch Francisco, and more!

Mail bag: On signing a starter, Teoscar's breakout, ranking the rotation, predicting the future, next winter's free agent market, projection systems, and more!

Blue Jays rumours and things: Saturday, February 13th

The Yamaguchi Era ends, the Phelps Era begins anew, and the Jays' roster is better off for it

Blue Jays rumours and links: Wednesday, February 10th

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Fixing the Jays' roster in light of MLB's updated roster rules (and PECOTA's projected standings!)

Rumours and links: Monday, February 8

The pros and cons of the top remaining free agent starting pitchers (and David Price!)

Mail bag: On Vlad's future, Biggio's role, pitcher usage, roster building, labour strife, future free agents, and more!

Wednesday rumours and things: Liriano's return, Semien signs, rumblings of additional moves, and, uh, Yadi Molina?

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Rumours, thoughts, links: Monday, February 1

Shapiro speaks!: On "heavy lifting," ownership, next winter's free agent class, acting like a big club, where they'll play in 2021, clubhouse food, exponential offence, and more!

OK, so was Marcus Semien a one-year wonder or what?

The Blue Jays have traded for... Steven Matz?

Unpacking George Springer's introductory press conference

Jays sign infielder Marcus Semien to a one-year, $18 million deal!

Tuesday rumours: On payroll, the pitching market, labour strife, potential infielders, and more!

It's official: George Springer signs with the Jays

Mail bag: On Springer's signing, Martin's future, Realmuto, Vlad Jr., the pitching staff, TV ratings and more!

George Springer plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. So what have we learned?

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UPDATED: The Jays, in fact, have not added outfielder Michael Brantley on a three-year deal


Jays sign reliever Kirby Yates

The Blue Jays sign Tyler Chatwood!

Monday rumours, links, and things: January 18

Rumours, links, and things: Sunday, January 17

Rumours and links and things: Saturday, January 16

Mail bag!

Rumours and links and things: Wednesday, January 13

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Mark Shapiro gets a five year extension

After Lindor, can the Mets still compete with the Jays for George Springer?

Jays miss on another target as Liam Hendriks gets a big payday from the White Sox

Monday rumours: LeMahieu interest, Bryant rumblings, the third base market, and more!

Jays bring back A.J. Cole on a minor league deal

Mail bag!

The Mets add Lindor and Carrasco, live the dream. So, now what?

Rumours and links and things: Wednesday, January 6

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Today in MLBTR: Tuesday, January 5th

Off-season catch-up!