Toronto Blue Jays Wiretap

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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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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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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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 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

Jul 27, 2015 8:39 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays are showing the strongest interest of any team looking at Jeff Samardzija.

The San Francisco Giants have also recently checked in on Samardzija.

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

Dan Hayes/CSN Chicago

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals Have Interest In Kimbrel

Jul 27, 2015 3:40 PM

The San Diego Padres have gotten calls from the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals about reliever Craig Kimbrel.

The Astros, however, are concerned with the money Kimbrel is owed going forward.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Blue Jays, Indians Nearly Completed Carlos Carrasco Trade

Jul 27, 2015 7:13 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to hunt for pitching as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches.

They are still in talks with the San Diego Padres about both starters and relievers.

Toronto nearly completed a trade with the Cleveland Indians for Carlos Carrasco recently. 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

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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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

Oklahoma Leads All Schools With 11 Drafted Players
The University of Oklahoma had 11 players selected in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week, the most of any school.

RealGM Staff Report

Pitchers Represent 52 Percent Of 2015 Draft Picks
Overall, pitchers made up more than 52 percent of the selections. 633 hurlers were drafted (462 right-handers and 171 lefties). Positions players were taken with 582 picks.

RealGM Staff Report

Blue Jays, Cubs Have Discussed Papelbon With Phillies
The Phillies are prepared to trade Jonathan Papelbon and have discussed the closer with the Blue Jays and Cubs, according to a report.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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