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Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Won't Participate in 2021 MLB Home Run Derby

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will not take part in the 2021 Home Run Derby, per comments he made to television sports broadcaster...

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Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won't participate in Home Run Derby

The current MLB home run leader won't participate in the long-ball event. 

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Baby Jays Weekend Update - Zach Logue sparkles in his AAA debut

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Strong weekend from the affiliates as they go 9-4

Buffalo (22-18) - 3rd in AAA East Northeast Division - 6.5 GB - Currently on 4 game win streak
Win 5-0 Friday
Win 8-6 Saturday
Win 7-1 Sunday

New Hampshire (17-24) - 3rd in AA Northeast Northeast Division - 10.0 GB - Currently on 3 game win streak
Win 3-1 Friday
Win 15-2 Saturday
Win 8-5 Sunday

Vancouver (24-18) - 3rd in High A West - 2 GB - Currently on 1 game winning streak
Loss 8-2 Friday
Loss 12-4...

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Off-Day Bantering: Baseball on the radio

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And other Jays stuff

Update: Just I pressed publish we get the news that Vladimir Guerrero has decided not to compete in the home run derby. As much as I might actually watch it if he was in it, I get his decision. I think it is the right move for him.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has decided not participate at this year's Home Run Derby.

He's looking forward to being at the All Star Game in Colorado but told me he'd like to use the time to regroup, refresh...

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Today in Blue Jays history: Encarnacion DFAed

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Eleven years ago today.

The Blue Jays DFAed Edwin Encarnacion.

On June 21, 2010, Edwin was hitting .200/.298/.467. Just a month earlier, he had hit 3 home runs in a game against the Diamondbacks. The team had talked about sending him down to the minors, but they wanted a spot on the 40-man roster for Scott Richmond, who was coming off the 60-day DL.

Could you imagine we could have lost Edwin because we wanted Richmond on the roster? And that’s not...

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Sticky Fingers: The Rolling Stones, MLB and the Toronto Blue Jays

MLB recently announced a new policy concerning pitchers’ use of foreign substances on baseballs. Commissioner Rob Manfred stated that new enforcement is needed to address the use of sticky substances that have produced much higher spin rates.

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June 20th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Moreno homers for 3rd straight game

Join Jays From The Couch Each And Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap. You’ll Also Be Treated To Updates On The System’s Top-Rated Prospects.

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Reliever John Axford signs minor league contract with the Blue Jays

John Axford #49 of Team Canada pitches during the 2021 WBSC Baseball America Qualifier on Saturday, June 5, 2021. | Photo by Rhona Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The 38-year-old Canadian reliever reportedly re-signs with the Toronto Blue Jays

A week ago today, John Axford was a Sportsnet commentator who spoke about the Blue Jays’ bullpen woes in a pre-game show. Today, he is on the other side, with his now-former colleague Jamie Campbell reporting that he has signed a contract to...

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Ryu and Reese power 7-4 win over Baltimore to take the series

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McGuire’s four hits support Ryu’s seven strong innings

Blue Jays 7 at Orioles 4

The battery of Hyun-Jin Ryu and Reese McGuire powered the Jays to victory and a much needed divisional series win Sunday afternoon. The former went seven innings of one-run ball to limit the exposure to the soft underbelly of the bullpen, while the latter was hitting laser beams all over the field with three doubles among four hard his to speerhead a balanced 14-hit...

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Minor MLB Transactions: 6/20/21

The latest minor moves from around baseball… The Blue Jays reinstated Teoscar Hernandez from the paternity list, optioned outfielder Jared Hoying to Triple-A

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Game #70 Preview: Ryu vs Harvey

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Blue Jays (34-35) vs Orioles (23-47)

After an amazing come back win yesterday, the Blue Jays will try to take the series this afternoon against the Orioles. Gametime is at 1:05 ET.

Blue Jays’ Starter

Hyun Jin Ryu will bring his 5-4 with a 3.43 ERA into the game, hoping to improve on both. While those season numbers are still fairly good, he has been struggling lately. Over his last 3 starts, he has allowed 13 runs (12 earned) over 17.2 innings. Quite...

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GameThread Game #70: Blue Jays at Orioles

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

We have a rubber match today on Father’s Day (Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!). Dear Jays, please win for the dads. Thank you.

Hopefully the team can ride the energy of that 9th inning comeback to a new lengthy streak, fueled by a George Springer return on Tuesday.

Before we get into our updates from Ross Atkins, this seems noteworthy:

Gabriel Moreno, hitting .375 with a 1.080 OPS at AA, and who was a SS growing up before he became a...

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June 19th Blue Jays Minor League Recap: Austin Martin and Samad Taylor go bonkers

Join Jays From The Couch Each And Every Morning For Your Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Recap. You’ll Also Be Treated To Updates On The System’s Top-Rated Prospects.

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What Might A Blue Jays Selloff Look Like?

In the scenario where the Blue Jays find themselves sellers at the trade deadline, how might they handle the process? It’ OK – you can start hating me

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A WIN!

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A five run ninth inning gets the Jays a needed win

Blue Jays 10 Orioles 7

Thank you, Jays. I needed that. There will be all sorts of narratives about the bench-clearing turning things around for the Jays, but they looked lifeless after the clearing. But, I’m happy to buy into those narratives, since we got the win.

We have been waiting for an inning like that ninth inning for days now. Just short of a miracle.

In the ninth:

Joe Panik flew...

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Jacob Barnes acquired to bolster Blue Jays bullpen

Jacob Barnes #40 of the New York Mets checks the runner at first during the seventh inning against the Colorado Rockies during game two of a double header at Citi Field on May 27, 2021. | Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Fisher Cats’ Troy Miller sent to Mets to complete trade.

With eight relievers on the injured list and the Blue Jays’ bullpen having had a rough go for the past month, the front office completed a trade on Saturday, sending double-A starter Troy Miller to the New York...

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GameThread Game #69: Blue Jays at Orioles

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

I opted to see A Quiet Place 2 last night, and I somehow feel as if I picked the less frightening choice between that and the Jays.

A new winning streak needs to start with a win, so let’s get it done. Oh, and it’s Manoah Day!

Today's Lineups Marcus Semien - SS Cedric Mullins - CF Bo Bichette - DH Freddy Galvis - SS Vladimir Guerrero - 1B Trey Mancini - 1B Randal Grichuk - CF Anthony Santander - RF Cavan Biggio - RF Ryan Mountcastle - DH Joe...

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Blue Jays acquire Jacob Barnes from Mets for fellow righty Troy Miller

The Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Jacob Barnes from the Mets for fellow righty Troy Miller, per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com (via Twitter). The Mets only recently designated Barnes for assignment.

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Game #69 Preview: Manoah vs Kremer

This is as close as the Jays got to making an out on defense yesterday. | Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays (33-35) vs Orioles (23-46)

Happy Manoah Day! We’ll see if the Blue Jays can bust out of this 5 game losing streak. Gametime is 4:05 ET.

Blue Jays’ Starter

Alek Manoah brings his 1-0 record and 2.66 ERA through 4 games and 20.1 innings into today’s game. He has looked great, and has been very enjoyable to watch. His fastball has been good, and his slider has lived up to the...

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Around the Nest Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - 2021 Episode 6: Views from The Six(th Episode)

Top left: Andrew Thriffiley of the Dunedin Blue Jays (low-A), top right: Pat Malacaro of the Buffalo Bisons (triple-A), bottom left: host Tyler Zickel of the Vancouver Canadians (high-A), bottom right: Tyler Murray (front) and Bob Lipman (back) of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats (double-A),

Blue Jays minor league updates from four guys who see the prospects play every day down on the farm.

Around The Nest is the weekly Toronto Blue Jays minor league podcast hosted by the Voice of the Vancouver...

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