Sports Briefing | Baseball: Blue Jays Pursued Executivenytimes.com 18 hours agoDan Duquette, the Baltimore Orioles’ president for baseball operations, acknowledged that “there was substance” to reports that the Toronto Blue Jays were in pursuit of him this off-season to be their club president.Upvote Share TweetA week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Spring Training, adding another solid late-innings option in former Blue Jays closer Casey Jansse…Upvote Share Tweet
Brewers, Jays both said to remain in play for Papelbon tradeMLB.com Jan 27 (5 days ago)Talks between the Phillies, Blue Jays and Brewers regarding a Jonathan Papelbon trade continue, although the seriousness of those discussions is unclear.Upvote Share TweetThe Blue Jays say Paul Beeston will remain as team president through the end of this season.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 24VANCOUVER — While Russell Martin has said he's prepared to catch R.A. Dickey's knuckleball, the work he puts in with the Blue Jays' promising young arms will be the 31-year-old's most rewarding challenge in his first year in Toronto. Drew Hutchison, 24,…Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Duquette close to leaving O's for JaysESPN.com Jan 22Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette and the Blue Jays are closing in on a much-discussed deal that would send Duquette to Toronto, sources told ESPN.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 21Your browser does not support iframes. The beautiful thing about professional baseball players is that no two of them are wired the same way. Though they all obviously share the same goal, which is to reach the major leagues and stay there for as long a…Upvote Share TweetColby Rasmus never really took to living in Toronto in the 3 1/2 seasons he played for the Blue Jays.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays visit students to open Winter TourMLB.com Jan 16The Blue Jays kicked off their fifth annual Winter Tour on Friday afternoon with an incredibly warm welcome and an extremely enjoyable visit to a very enthusiastic Joshua Creek Public School.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays re-sign Kawasaki to Minor League dealMLB.com Jan 16The Blue Jays re-signed infielder Munenori Kawasaki to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Friday afternoon.Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Jan 15The Blue Jays avoided arbitration with Brett Cecil by signing the left-hander to a one-year, $2.475 million contract on Thursday afternoon.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays claim reliever West from RangersMLB.com Jan 14The Blue Jays claimed right-hander Matt West off waivers from the Rangers on Wednesday and designated righty Cory Burns for assignment.Upvote Share Tweet
Blue Jays, Orioles reportedly discussing Duquette dealMLB.com Jan 14The ongoing story surrounding the Blue Jays' presidency took yet another twist on Wednesday when a report said the club has been engaged in talks with the Orioles about Dan Duquette. Neither club has commented on or confirmed the report.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 10Like most of the baseball world, Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick was struggling to connect the dots after general manager Billy Beane dealt his friend and arguably Oakland's best player, Josh Donaldson, to the Toronto Blue Jays back on Nov. 28. Redd…Upvote Share Tweet
Perseverant Johnny Mac leaves legacy in retirementMLB.com Jan 7On Wednesday afternoon, four Major League clubs simultaneously used their official Twitter accounts to spread the news of John McDonald's official retirement from the big leagues. Think about that. Four clubs -- the Indians, D-backs, Angels and Blue Jay…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jan 7The Oakland Athletics have gone to great lengths to win over a new fan. Thanks to a thoughtful gift from the ball club, it appears 6-year-old Amelia Lyttle is abandoning her former beloved Toronto Blue Jays for the Athletics. The young baseball fan beca…Upvote Share Tweet
Inbox: Navarro part-time option at first base?MLB.com Jan 3Can Dioner Navarro fill in at first base? Why do the Blue Jays avoid giving out incentives to free agents? Why hasn't Maicer Izturis been mentioned as an option for second base? Beat reporter Gregor Chisholm answers those questions and others in his Inb…Upvote Share Tweet
New look Blue Jays aim for elusive postseason returnMLB.com Jan 1The Blue Jays fully admit that 2014 ended in disappointment, but instead of trying to rebuild, the club decided to retool with the expectation of a better outcome next year.Upvote Share Tweet
Gibbons' 2016 salary kicks in with new yearESPN.com Jan 1The transition to a new year brought good news for Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, whose 2016 salary automatically became guaranteed Thursday with the passage of midnight and the arrival of 2015.Upvote Share Tweet
Buster's Blog: AL East OutlookDec 2Despite the moves by the Red Sox and Blue Jays, Buster Olney explains why there are still major holes to fill with those and every team in the AL East.
Donaldson Traded To TorontoNov 28ESPN.com senior writer Jerry Crasnick discusses the trade between the Blue Jays and Athletics that sends 3B Josh Donaldson to Toronto for Brett Lawrie and others.
Buster's Blog: Cubs Miss MartinNov 20Buster Olney discusses Russell Martin signing with the Blue Jays and, in light of this, whether the Cubs will still prioritize signing a catcher in the offseason.
Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year DealNov 17Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss why signing catcher Russell Martin was a good move for the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays.
Sources: Pistons plan to sign guard Lucas IIIFeb 1The Detroit Pistons plan to sign veteran guard John Lucas III to a 10-day contract this week, according to league sources.
Rajon Rondo of Dallas Mavericks won't play vs. Minnesota TimberwolvesFeb 1Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo will not play Monday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a facial injury, league sources told ESPN.
Houston Rockets fear Dwight Howard will be out for 'weeks' with knee probl…Jan 31The Houston Rockets are bracing for the loss of Dwight Howard for at least a month due to persistent trouble with his right knee, according to league sources.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday