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Report: Blue Jays have extended an offer to Brad Hand

Free-agent reliever Brad Hand has received interest from several teams since Cleveland unexpectedly cut ties with him in late October. The Blue Jays are among the clubs that have been linked to Hand.

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Michael Brantley is not a Toronto Blue Jay

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The outfielder is returning to the Astros, according to reports

In the waning minutes of the Trump administration, it was reported that the Blue Jays had inked Michael Brantley to a three-year contract.

Michael Brantley in agreement on a 3 year deal with #BlueJays per source.

— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) January 20, 2021

Source confirms: Free-agent Michael Brantley in agreement with Blue Jays on a three-year contract, pending physical. First:...

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Kyle Thele

Reacts: Most want universal DH

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Toronto Blue Jays fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts.

Despite the baseball season being just a few months away, there are still major decisions left to be made.

Last season, among the many other changes to the shortened season, every team in MLB featured a designated hitter for the first time in league history. That decision was made just for the 2020...

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Blue Jays to sign four-time All-Star Michael Brantley to three-year deal

Springer and Brantley will become anchors in a lineup that already boasts an impressive collection of young talent.

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Tom Dakers

Wednesday Bantering: Jays Sign Brantley

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What a lovely morning.

I’ll admit, 6 years is longer than I would have wanted to sign a 31-year-old, but then that’s what it took. And, hopefully, 6 years from now, we’ll be looking back on some great baseball.

In the Athletic, Keith Law writes that the Jays are “finally acting like a large-market team”. I don’t really feel that’s fair. They acted like a large-market team in the middle of the last decade when they added needed pieces to get to...

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Report: Michael Brantley, Blue Jays Agree to 3-Year Contract After Astros Stint

Outfielder Michael Brantley will continue his MLB career with the Toronto Blue Jays . The 33-year-old has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the club, according to Hazel Mae of Sportsnet...

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Michael Brantley agrees to three-year deal with Blue Jays

Brantley, a career .297 hitter, batted .300 with five home runs, 22 RBI and an OPS of .840 in 46 games last season.

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Blue Jays still pursuing four-time All-Star Michael Brantley

Beyond the relationship between Springer and Brantley, the Blue Jays’ front office knows exactly what type of player and teammate they’d be getting in Brantley.

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Report: Blue Jays targeting Micha el Brantley after George Springer deal

The Toronto Blue Jays were able to land one of the best players in baseball on Tuesday, reportedly agreeing to a six-year, $150 million deal with George Springer.

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Blue Jays' Projected Starting Lineup After George Springer Contract

The Toronto Blue Jays provided a major boost to their lineup Tuesday night by signing outfielder George Springer , one of the top free agents on the market, to a six-year, $150 million contract...

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Blue Jays Prospects: Baseball America #96, Orelvis Martinez

Baseball America recently published their 2021 pre-season list of the top 100 prospects in baseball.  There were six (!) Blue Jays on the list.  The sixth

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George Springer, Jays agree to six-year, $150M deal, pending physical

Springer had 3,567 plate appearances as an Astro and batted .270/.361/.491 (134 wRC+) with 174 home runs. He helped Houston to a pair of pennants and a World Series championship in the process.

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Blue Jays land George Springer

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Are you ready for some Springer Dingers?! (pending a physical)

I can’t believe I’m writing this, but George Springer is a Toronto Blue Jay (pending a physical).

The Blue Jays have been the runners up to other teams who have acquired exciting players all Winter. While all of the “Jays were in the mix” tweets felt like mini-gut punches, I held out hope for the one player I really hoped the Jays would sign.

the Blue Jays were reportedly or made...

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George Springer Rumors: Ex-Astros Star 'Impressed' with Blue Jays Amid Mets Buzz

The Toronto Blue Jays are making a "push" for free-agent outfielder George Springer, per Ben Nicholson-Smith and Shi Davidi of Sportsnet ...

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Today in Blue Jays History: Jays Trade for Grichuk

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The Blue Jays traded pitchers Conner Greene and Dominic Leone to the Cardinals for Randal Grichuk.

Greene had been a pretty good prospect. He was #100 on Baseball Prospectus’ Top 100 Prospect List in 2016. In 2017 Conner played in New Hampshire and had a 5.29 ERA in 132.2 innings. He was having trouble finding the strike zone; he walked 86 batters (with 92 strikeouts). Conner didn’t have a great time with the Cardinals and was DFAed after the season. The...

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Blue Jays sign Kirby Yates

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The Blue Jays are no longer ‘always a bridesmaid never a bride’. They have signed closer Kirby Yates. No word on the length or value of the contract.

Yates is 33, had a terrific 2019 season, had elbow issues this past year but surgery to remove bone chips, and should be healthy for spring training.

We’ll add to this when more details come out. Welcome to the Jays Kirby. Hope you enjoy your stay.

Also Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton has passed away....

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Kirby Yates Reportedly Agrees to Contract with Blue Jays in MLB Free Agency

Veteran closer Kirby Yates reportedly agreed to a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The 33-year-old enjoyed a career year in 2019, earning his first trip to the All-Star Game...

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Tom Dakers

Tuesday Bantering: Kirby Yates

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Happy Tuesday. I’m having a very slow morning. And since I’m 2 hours behind most of you are in the afternoon by now.

Hope you are having a good day, I’m just awaiting my presidential pardon.

Today’s rumor is that the Blue Jays are talking to Kirby Yates. He is at Dunedin today. Kirby didn’t pitch much in 2020. He had surgery to remove bone chips back in August and Ken Rosenthal tells us that he's being examined by Jays’ doctors, so they must be...

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Blue Jays reportedly 'making a push' to sign George Springer

The Blue Jays’ front office has spoken openly about its desire to add top-tier talent this winter as the organization continues a shift from a rebuilding mode to a win-now mindset.

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Jays sign Tyler Chatwood

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The Blue Jays signed someone!

Former Cubs pitcher Tyler Chatwood is now a Jay.

Chatwood is 31, has pitched 9 seasons in the MLB, starting with the Dodgers, then the Rockies and Cubs. Career he has a 4.40 ERA in 197 games, 143 starts.

2020 he made 5 starts for the Cubs and had a 5.30 ERA in 18.2 innings, with 9 walks and 25 strikeouts. In 2019 he pitched mostly from the pen. 2018 he walked 95 batters in 103.2 innings.

Career Chatwood has walked 11.9% of...

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