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Blue Jays, Cubs, Dodgers, Yankees Were Waiting For Price To Hit Market

Jul 29, 2015 4:14 PM

The Detroit Tigers are now in sell-mode, which adds elite starter David Price to the trade market.

The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees are among the teams that were hoping Price would become available.

In the wake of reports that Price is available, the San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros have also been linked to the left-hander.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sources: Blue Jays Considering Mike Leake

Jul 29, 2015 2:08 PM

Mike Leake of the Cincinnati Reds is one of the starting pitchers the Toronto Blue Jays are considering, according to sources.

Toronto is looking for the best trade in terms of pitcher and acquisition cost.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Cincinnati Reds, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Troy Tulowitzki 'Blindsided' By Trade To Blue Jays

Jul 29, 2015 6:57 AM

Troy Tulowitzki was shocked to learn that the Colorado Rockies had traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.

"I felt like I got blindsided a bit. I thought I was in the loop, in the conversation," Tulowitzki told The Denver Post. "So it definitely caught me by surprise. I was shocked, and it caught me off guard. I think maybe I was a little naive to think I would be so connected to the [trade] process."

Tulowitzki, 30, had spent his entire nine-year career in Colorado after he was drafted seventh overall in 2005. He was pulled in the ninth inning on Monday night's game against the Chicago Cubs as a deal was finalized.

"They told me they would keep [me] in the loop, and that if anything got serious, they would talk to me about it," Tulowitzki added. "So, to get pulled out of the game in the ninth inning and be told I was traded, I was shocked."

Walt Weiss, who also was caught off guard by the move, delivered the news to Tulowitzki, and the two spent an hour together in the manager's office after the game.

"I knew their GM [Alex Anthopoulos] had kept tabs on me for a long time, so it feels good to know they wanted me this much," Tulowitzki said, according to the Post. "I had heard all the media reports, and I never heard Toronto. You always hear the Mets, or the Cardinals, but to hear I'd been traded to Toronto was surprising."

ESPN

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Sources: Cardinals Discussed Tulowitzki With Rockies

Jul 28, 2015 12:28 PM

The St. Louis Cardinals discussed acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies before the shortstop was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Tulowitzki is very friendly with Matt Holliday.

St. Louis could have played Tulowitzki at shortstop, Johnny Peralta at third and Matt Carpenter at first base.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jays, Rockies Began Discussing Tulowitzki During Offseason

Jul 28, 2015 11:11 AM

While the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays came as a surprise, it may have been in the making for quite some time.

According to sources, the Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies began discussing a possible Tulowitzki trade during this past offseason.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Working On Trade For Starter; Ian Kennedy An Option

Jul 28, 2015 10:58 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are currently working on a trade for a starting pitcher.

One of the many options they're considering is Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres.

Toronto made headlines late Monday night when they dealt for Troy Tulowitzki, but they don't appear done.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees

Jul 28, 2015 7:07 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals and New York Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Houston, however, is concerned with the financial commitment that Kimbrel carries. He is owed a total of $24 million over the next two seasons.

The Yankees may have faded from the picture a bit as they remain hesitant to deal any of their top prospects.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Don't Have Deal In Place To Move Jose Reyes Elsewhere

Jul 28, 2015 7:01 AM

The Colorado Rockies don't currently have another trade in place to move Jose Reyes, who they acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays as part of the Troy Tulowitzki swap.

It would make sense if Colorado flipped Reyes before the non-waiver deadline on Friday.

The Rockies have prospect Trevor Story playing well at Triple-A and just used the third overall pick on prep star Brendan Rodgers in June.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Won't Pay Portion Of Tulowitzki's Contract In Trade

Jul 28, 2015 6:57 AM

No money is changing hands between the Colorado Rockies and Toronto Blue Jays other than the differences in the contracts involved in the Troy Tulowitzki trade.

Tulowitzki picks up a $2 million assignment bonus and a full no-trade clause by virtue of being dealt. He is owed $20 million annually through 2019 and $14 million in 2020. His deal has a team option ($4 million buyout) for 2021 at $15 million.

Jose Reyes, sent to the Rockies along with young right-handers Jeff Hoffman and Miguel Castro, is set to make $22 million annually through 2017. His contract has a $22 million club option for 2018 with a $4 million buyout.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rockies Trade Troy Tulowitzki To Blue Jays For Jose Reyes

Jul 28, 2015 2:39 AM

The Blue Jays have acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki in a trade with the Rockies for shortstop Jose Reyes and minor leaguers, according to a Fox Sports report.

Tulowitzki is owed $113.7 million through 2020, according to MLB.com, and would receive a $2 million bonus for being traded. 

ESPN.com

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Colorado Rockies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Showing Strongest Interest In Jeff Samardzija
It was reported last week that the White Sox have become "increasingly willing" to move Jeff Samardzija, who is owed $9.8 million this season and will become a free agent this winter.

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals Have Interest In Kimbrel
The Astros, however, are concerned with the money Craig Kimbrel is owed going forward.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Blue Jays, Indians Nearly Completed Carlos Carrasco Trade
Carlos Carrasco could have been a long-term fix for the Blue Jays. He's signed through 2018 with team options for the next two seasons.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

Blue Jays Don't Have Interest In Latos, But May Consider Haren
The Blue Jays have been linked to a few of the pitchers the Marlins might deal before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, but the seriousness of their interest varies.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Trade Market For Papelbon Appears To Be Cooling
Jonathan Papelbon, who has expressed his desire to be traded multiple times, is no longer being actively pursued by the Blue Jays, Cubs and Dodgers, according to sources.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Blue Jays Sign Joba Chamberlain To Minor League Deal
Chamberlain, 29, was released by the Tigers on July 10.

ESPN

Blue Jays Have 'Strong Interest' In Mike Fiers
No deal is close and the Milwaukee Brewers aren't especially motivated to move the right-hander.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Teams Scouting Toronto's Pitching Prospects
Jeff Hoffman and Daniel Norris both pitched for Toronto's Minor League affiliates on Tuesday.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Phillies May Have Been Close To Papelbon Trade In June
The Phillies were close to dealing Jonathan Papelbon last month before ending talks, according to other Major League clubs.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Blue Jays Open To Dealing From Major League Roster
The Blue Jays are open to dealing from their Major League roster in order to fortify their pitching staff.

Jeff Simmons/Sportsnet

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Blue Jays Sign Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
The 16-year-old is the son of 2004 American League MVP Vladimir Guerrero.

Associated Press

Encarnacion Achieves 10 And 5 Rights With Blue Jays
Edwin Encarnacion has 10 years of service time in the big-leagues, the last five with the same team.

Shi Davidi/Sportsnet

Astros, Blue Jays Are Front-Runners For Samardzija
The White Sox have disappointed this season and Jeff Samardzija is expected to be discussed in trades this summer.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Red Sox Inquired About Donaldson, Were Told He Wasn't Available
The Red Sox inquired about Josh Donaldson before signing Pablo Sandoval last offseason, according to the Boston Herald.

Jason Mastrodonato/Boston Herald

Blue Jays Will Be Active On Pitching Market
The Blue Jays may be able to win the American League East if they acquire pitching.

Ben Nicholson-Smith/Sportsnet

Johan Santana Suspends Comeback Bid
Johan Santana, 36, will try again in 2016 to pitch in the majors.

ESPN.com

Prince Fielder Joins Dad In 300-Homer Club
Prince Fielder homered in the first inning Friday night to join dad Cecil in the 300-homer club.

ESPN.com

Marco Estrada Makes History With Consecutive No-Hit Bids
Marco Estrada retired the first 22 batters he faced for the Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon, following up another no-hit bid in his previous start.

Elias Sports Bureau

Gibbons Praises Donaldson, Martin As 'Uniters' With Blue Jays
A pair of offseason additions, Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin, have been praised for Toronto's success.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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