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Saturday Bantering: Floyd signed, Jenkins DFA, Wedge hired

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Published: Feb 6, 2016, 4:00 pm EST

Little bits of Blue Jays news: They have officially announced the Gavin Floyd signing, he is getting a major league deal, worth $1 million for the year. And the press release tells us that the Jays have DFAed Chad Jenkins. Jenkins was out of options, so it is likely he'd...

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Transaction Friday: Jays sign David Aardsma

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Published: Feb 5, 2016, 1:02 pm EST

It is Friday, so there is a Blue Jays transaction. Unfortunately, I was out all morning, so I'm slow getting to it. Jays signed David Aardsma, a right-handed reliever, to a minor league contract. He's 34, has had 9 seasons in the majors. Has a 4.27 ERA in 331 relief...

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What question would you ask Mark Shapiro?

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Published: Feb 4, 2016, 1:28 pm EST

Tonight is the State of the Franchise The Leadoff, that fun time when season ticket holders, get to ask questions of the powers that be in the Blue Jays front office (very carefully vetted and read out, at least last year, read out by Buck Martinez). So I figured I'd...

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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Darwin Barney

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Published: Feb 3, 2016, 12:17 pm EST

With just a couple of months until the 2016 Blue Jays season starts, I thought we'd take a look at the Blue Jays 40-man roster,one at a time. Try to figure out where they fit with the team and see what the important question is for each. I was going...

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Blue Jays acquire Darrell Ceciliani from the Mets

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Published: Feb 2, 2016, 3:58 pm EST

It's that time of year when teams look at their depth charts and say 'hey, we are short an outfielder/infielder/pitcher/bat boy' for one of the minor league teams, so they look to grab someone cheap. In the Blue Jays' case, they picked up outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from the New York...

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The 2016 Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 36-40

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Published: Feb 2, 2016, 8:10 am EST

It's time for our annual look at the Blue Jays top prospects. It's the time of year where we unveil our prospect list. I always enjoy picking through the Blue Jays system, trying to figure out who should make our list and who misses out. My first year on the...

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Blue Jays sign Maicer Izturis to minor league contract

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Published: Jan 29, 2016, 6:41 pm EST

I just received a Blue Jays press release saying the Jays had signed free agent Maicer Izturis and I figured I must have gone into my deleted items box by mistake. But no, this is new. The Jays signed Izturis to a minor league contract, with an invite to spring training....

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Jays spring training caps and jerseys

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Published: Jan 28, 2016, 12:50 pm EST

Sportslogos has pictures of this year's spring training caps and jerseys. The Blue Jays one is a little different....at least in color: I'm not a fan of that. They don't have a large photo of the Jays jersey, but it is included in this shot (if you click the link above...

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Sportsnet spring broadcast schedule

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Published: Jan 28, 2016, 11:59 am EST

Sportsnet will have all the Blue Jays spring training games on radio broadcast streaming live on Sportsnet.ca and they will have 10 games shown live on TV.  We are only a bit more than a month away from actual baseball!!! The two games in Montreal will be on TV, on...

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Two Blue Jays on Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospect list

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Published: Jan 27, 2016, 12:00 pm EST

Ahead of the release of of their annual guide, Baseball Prospectus has shared their 2016 Top 101 Prospects list and,even after all the trades of last year, there are two Blue Jays on the list. Anthony Alford, after his first full season playing in the Jays minor league system, jumps...

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