The Blue Jays have come to a Minor League agreement with free agent Ronald Belisario, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Belisario, 32, posted a 5.56 ERA over 66 1/3 innings with the White Sox last season. According to Bowden, Belisario’s deal will pay him $1.7m if he makes... Read more
The headline was simple and succinct—the Toronto Blue Jays announce that Paul Beeston will remain as the club’s president and CEO for the 2015 season. The issue of course is that the announcement came months after it should have been made and after the organization went swimming with the... Read more
Each and every one of us fans thinks we have the fix for our beloved team — as Blue Jays fans, it’s our God-given right! I would like to take a moment and share my “ace in the hole” solution. There have been no shortage of rumors this off-season,... Read more
The Phillies would like to move him and he would welcome a move! Words are circulating that the Blue Jays have made inquiries to the Phillies regarding the acquisition of RP Jonathan Papelbon. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki wrote on Tuesday that “Two sources this evening said that talks were alive,”... Read more
This could be true at any point in life, and it’s also true for the Toronto Blue Jays. The club has been searching for a new President and CEO to replace Paul Beeston for some time now. Beeston, who has been president of the Jays twice, dating back to 1989 and was re-hired in 2008, has made it clear he will retire following the 2015 season. His contract also expired sometime in October.
Salary arbitration comes into play when a player and club cannot agree on a contract prior to the player accumulating the six years of service and their contract ending. Thought there have been some close calls over the years, the Blue Jays have not taken a player to arbitration since Bill Risley in 1997.