Toronto Blue Jays Wiretap

Blue Jays End Pursuit Of Dan Duquette

Jan 26, 2015 7:28 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have broken off talks with the Baltimore Orioles for executive Dan Duquette after refusing to part with Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation.

Toronto has reportedly been interested in hiring Duquette to replace Paul Beeston as team president since December.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Brewers In Talks To Acquire Papelbon

Jan 23, 2015 8:49 AM

The Milwaukee Brewers are in serious talks to acquire Jonathan Papelbon, according to a report.

The Philadelphia Phillies would send money to Milwaukee a part of the deal.

Milwaukee is on Papelbon's no-trade list, but that doesn't rule out a swap if the reliever feels he has a better chance to win.

The Toronto Blue Jays have also had interest in Papelbon recently.

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Tags: Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays Closing In On Deal For Duquette

Jan 23, 2015 8:39 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles are nearing a deal that would send executive Dan Duquette to Canada, according to sources.

If a deal is reached, Duquette's compensation with Toronto will be substantial.

Orioles owner Peter Angelos recently told the Baltimore Sun that he expects Duquette to remain in his current role with the club.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Orioles Will Receive 'Substantial' If Duquette Goes To Blue Jays

Jan 22, 2015 1:41 PM

If the Toronto Blue Jays are able to wrestle Dan Duquette away from the Baltimore Orioles, his incumbent club will receive "substantial" compensation.

Jeff Hoffman, a right-hander, is a name that has been mentioned in rumors.

The Blue Jays selected Hoffman with the No. 9 pick in the 2014 draft.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor

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Angelos: Duquette Won't Be Leaving Orioles For Blue Jays

Jan 15, 2015 8:50 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have expressed interest in acquiring executive Dan Duquette from the Baltimore Orioles, but managing partner Peter Angelos says that won't happen.

Angelos said representatives of the Blue Jays have contacted the Orioles about acquiring Duquette to be their president and CEO, but Angelos said Wednesday night that Duquette isn't going anywhere.

Duquette is signed through 2018.

"That is not going to happen. There have not been any changes in the status of Dan Duquette. He is our GM and he is going to remain our GM," Angelos said. "He is concentrating on his efforts to determine the composition of our team for 2015. That is the answer. Period."

Dan Connolly/Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Blue Jays, Orioles Discussing Duquette Trade

Jan 14, 2015 4:44 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles are discussing a trade that would send Dan Duquette north of the border.

The Orioles and Blue Jays have discussed a compensation package that would allow Duquette, currently Baltimore's executive vice president of baseball operations, to become Toronto's president and chief executive officer, according to a report.

The same report said the two sides are not close to a deal, but they are talking.

Toronto's reported interest in Duquette dates back at least a couple of months. He was one of several high-profile team executives to catch the attention of someone in the Blue Jays organization as a possible replacement for Paul Beeston.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Diamondbacks Reach Out To Jays About Navarro

Jan 12, 2015 11:46 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten calls from the Arizona Diamondbacks regarding Dioner Navarro, according to a report.

The talks have yet to get past the initial stage.

Navarro has been mentioned in trade rumors since Toronto signed Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million contract.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Market For Axford Picking Up, Blue Jays Interested

Jan 9, 2015 4:20 PM

The market for free-agent reliever John Axford is reportedly picking up.

The Toronto Blue Jays are one of four clubs believed to be pursuing Axford.

The former Milwaukee Brewers closer spilt last season between the Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays Aren't Negotiating With Shields

Jan 6, 2015 4:20 PM

The Toronto Blue Jays aren't currently negotiating with free-agent pitcher James Shields, according to a report.

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports has reported that Toronto may enter the fray if the right-hander's price drops.

Shields is expected to receive a nine-figure contract.

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Tags: Toronto Blue Jays, Kansas City Royals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Angels, Blue Jays, Mets Showing Interest In Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Jan 6, 2015 7:56 AM

The Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are already showing interest in Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Guerrero Jr. won't be eligible to sign with a Major League club until July 2.

Vladimir Guerrero Sr. won an MVP with the Angels in 2004 and made nine All-Star teams in his 16-year career.

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Tags: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Blue Jays Finalize Coaching Staff
The Blue Jays added Dane Johnson and Eric Owens to their coaching staff on Friday.

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John Gibbons' 2016 Salary Now Guaranteed
Gibbons, 52, has guided the Blue Jays to a 462-472 record over parts of seven seasons.

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Orioles Looking At Rasmus, Swisher
Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis both departed via free agency.

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Blue Jays Interested In K-Rod, Trade Options For Closer
Casey Janssen worked the ninth inning for the Blue Jays the last three seasons but is now a free agent.

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Cabrera Drawing Interest From Jays, Rays, Royals, Yankees
The 29-year-old infielder hit .241/.307/.387 in 616 plate appearances split between the Indians and Nationals in 2014.

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Blue Jays Seeking Closer Via Trade
They will look at free agent relievers if a trade can't be worked out, but those options are decreasing.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Source: Melky Cabrera To Join White Sox
Melky Cabrera hit .301 in 139 games for the Jays last season.

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Jays Express Interest In Rizzo To Replace Beeston
The Blue Jays are actively searching for a replacement for Paul Beeston.

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Blue Jays Pursuing Greg Holland
Greg Holland had a 1.44 ERA for the Royals, converting 46 of 48 save opportunities in 65 games.

Bob Elliott/Toronto Sun

Blue Jays Seek Replacement For CEO Paul Beeston
The Jays ownership group is seeking a replacement for longtime president and CEO Paul Beeston.

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Mariners Trade Saunders To Blue Jays For Happ
Seattle had been looking to trade Michael Saunders since the end of the season.

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Blue Jays, Reds, Royals In Mix For Melky Cabrera
The Royals have been in contact with Melky Cabrera as they look for offense, although he may prove to be too expensive.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Lawrie Blames Toronto's Turf For Injuries
Brett Lawrie has missed 184 games since the start of the 2012 season.

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Executive: Robertson Has $39M Offer On Table
The Yankees hope to re-sign the closer, but they don't want to go to four years and David Robertson may be waiting for such an offer.

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Jays Acquire Josh Donaldson From A's For Four Players
The Blue Jays have dealt Brett Lawrie, Kendall Graveman, Sean Nolin and Franklin Barreto to the A's for Josh Donaldson.

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Blue Jays Discussing Jay Bruce Internally
Bruce is a .251 career hitter with 182 homers in seven Major League seasons.

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Orioles View Melky Cabrera As 'Fallback Option'
If the Orioles can't re-sign Nick Markakis, they view Melky Cabrera as a "fallback option," according to sources.

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Padres Make Pablo Sandoval 'Competitive Offer'
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Padres have presented the highest offer for Pablo Sandoval.

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Agent: Sandoval Will Decide Next Week
Free-agent Pablo Sandoval will take the weekend to decide on his baseball future.

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Report: Red Sox Offer Sandoval Five-Year, $95M Deal
The Giants, Padres, and Blue Jays also have interest in Pablo Sandoval.

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