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The Padres have long held a competitive advantage in that San Diego is a desirable place to play baseball, specifically with a large, pitcher-friendly ballpark. They can often sign free agent starting pitchers without making the highest bid, as was the case with their one-year, $8MM deal for righty Josh Johnson.
Nov 20, 2013, 12:29 am EST via mlbtraderumors.com
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The Blue Jays will not be making a qualifying offer to righty Josh Johnson, MLBTR has learned. Even after a lost season wrecked by injuries, there was a small chance that the Jays would overpay to get the 29-year-old under contract for 2014. Had the Blue Jays made the $14.1MM qualifying offer,...
Nov 4, 2013, 1:50 pm EST via mlbtraderumors.com
Nov 4, 2013, 1:50 pm
This is the third year for our free agent prediction contest, which allows you to test your prognostication abilities against those of the MLBTR writing team as well as other readers. Last year 5,239 people entered, with Josh Larabee taking home the batting title with 20 correct picks and a .400 average.
Nov 3, 2013, 11:07 pm EST via mlbtraderumors.com
Nov 3, 2013, 11:07 pm
Before the season began, Blue Jays righty Josh Johnson ranked third on my Free Agent Power Rankings, which serves as an example of how tantalizing his abilities can be. He lasted four starts before hitting the DL with triceps tightness. He returned over a month later and made another dozen starts before...
Oct 14, 2013, 10:57 pm EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Oct 14, 2013, 10:57 pm
Matt Swartz has developed a very accurate model that MLBTR uses to project arbitration salaries, as explained in this series of posts. We've heard from many MLB teams and agencies that reference the projections in their work. The Blue Jays are next in our series. Estimated service time is in parentheses, and...
Oct 3, 2013, 3:46 pm EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Oct 3, 2013, 3:46 pm
Righty Josh Johnson underwent minor elbow surgery this morning to remove bone spurs, agent Matt Sosnick tells MLBTR. Dr. James Andrews performed the procedure, telling Johnson he feels the discomfort caused by the spurs was the cause of his struggles with the Blue Jays this year. No issues were found with Johnson's...
Oct 1, 2013, 12:21 pm EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Oct 1, 2013, 12:21 pm
The Blue Jays designated righty Michael Schwimer for assignment to open a 40-man roster spot for southpaw J.A. Happ, tweeted Mike Wilner of the Fan 590 last night. Happ will take on the Mariners in Seattle Wednesday afternoon, his first start since being struck on the head by a line drive in a May 7th outing against the Rays. Schwimer,...
Aug 6, 2013, 9:27 am EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Aug 6, 2013, 9:27 am
The Tigers have been in contact with the Blue Jays regarding bullpen arms, tweets Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. It was previously reported they were talking to the Giants about Javier Lopez, and the Jays have their own veteran southpaw in Darren Oliver. ...
Jul 31, 2013, 1:23 pm EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Jul 31, 2013, 1:23 pm
Utility man Emilio Bonifacio is the most likely player to be traded by the Blue Jays, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Jays are also shopping outfielder Melky Cabrera, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Bonifacio, 28, came over from the Marlins in the November blockbuster. He's limped to a .214/.254/.314 line on the season. Cabrera, 28, inked...
Jul 30, 2013, 3:55 pm EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Jul 30, 2013, 3:55 pm
The latest out of the AL East... The Red Sox "may be willing to part with whatever it takes" in hopes of acquiring the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton, a league source tells MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Still, the Marlins have pretty much closed the door on trading Stanton for now. The Red Sox should trade top prospect Xander Bogaerts and more to...
Jul 30, 2013, 10:47 am EDT via mlbtraderumors.com
Jul 30, 2013, 10:47 am
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