May 1, 1991: The day two MLB records were broken

Through almost 200 years of baseball, records have been set and records have been broken. But how many times did it happen that two records were set on the same day by two different players?  It happened on May 1st, 1991. May 1st, 1991 was a day on which all eyes were focused on Rickey …

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Blue Jays and Bisons extend PDC

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Buffalo Bisons have extended their player development contract with two more years. The extension runs through the 2020 season. The Blue Jays and the Bisons (AAA, International League) have been partners since 2013 after the Blue Jays fled Las Vegas as the team was not happy with the distance …

Blue Jays extend PDC with Lugnuts

The Toronto Blue Jays and their A Full Season farm team, the Lansing Lugnuts, have extended their player development contract (PDC) through the 2018 season. The current contract will end after the 2018 season. The Lugnuts and the Blue Jays work together since 2005 so 2018 will be the fourteenth season of their affiliation. “We …

Blue Jays and Canadians extend PDC

The only Canadian MLb club and the only affiliated minor league club in Canada have announced to extend their player development contract through 2022. The agreement was announced by Vancouver Canadians owner Jake Kerr and Toronto Blue Jays Executive Vice President, Baseball Operations & General Manager Ross Atkins. The two teams have been affiliated since the 2011 season. …

Ozhaino Albies gets invitation for Spring Training

Ozzie Albies, the talented infielder from Curacao, who just turned 20,  has received an invitation for Spring Training Camp as a non-roster invitee by the Atlanta Braves. Ozzie has to report at the Braves Spring Training complex at ESPN Wide World of Sport complex on February 18. This will be the third time that Albies will …

Nationals PDC news

Once again an MLB club extended the Player Development Contract with its minor league affiliate with two more years through 2018. The number of two years seems to be rather standard. Extensions for longer terms only seem to happen halfway the contracts. Anyhow, the Washington Nationals and their A Full Season affiliate of the Sally League (South …

Montero claimed off waivers. Heading to Toronto

Earlier today you could read here that the Mariners had placed Jesus Montero on waivers after a very disappointing Spring Training in which he only hit .237. In the previous years Montero did not only struggle at the plate at MLB level, he als struggled with his weight. But it must be said that he …

All Canadian PDC extension

The only affiliated minor league club in Canada, the Vancouver Canadians (A Short Season, Northwest League) has signed a PDC extension with the only MLB club in Canada, the Toronto Blue Jays through the 2018 season. In the past season, the Canadians set an attendance record with 215,595 fans that passed the turnstiles of Nat …

Was making the playoffs worth the dismantling of the Blue Jays’ farm system?

The Toronto Blue Jays were already considered contenders this season, but they wanted to ensure a playoff berth so bad, they willingly gave up some of the most promising players from their farm system. Perhaps the biggest acquisition of the season was the addition of David Price from the Detroit Tigers, who no doubt played …

Toronto and Boston to play exhibition in Montreal in 2016

After two previous years in which the Toronto Blue Jays played a couple of exhibition games in Montreal, it looks like it starts to become a tradition for the Blue Jays to there before the regular season starts. Next year the Blue Jays will take on the Boston Red Sox to conclude the 2016 Spring …

Here we go again: Yankees reportedly interested in Jose Reyes

Several baseball websites state that the Yankees have shown interest for shortstop Jose Reyes, who was recently acquired by the Rockies in the Troy Tulowitzky trade. The other day it was announced that Reyes cleared waivers, so he can be traded to any team. And when news like that is vented, any newspaper and new …

Six game losing streak? Relax!

This moring I read an article of the New York Post about the Yankees and their new policy regarding trading for players. Now the Yankees have lost six in a row, many fans hit the panic button and shout for Cashman's release. The New York Post on the other hand has a different opinion. Of …