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The Blue Jays are rumoured to be in on Mike Clevinger, Lance Lynn, Mike Minor (??), Johnathan Villar, Brian Goodwin and almost every other name on the market.
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The Blue Jays have acquired Taijuan Walker from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The fact itís a player to be named later means the player may not be in the 60-man player pool.
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Now that most sports are down for the count thanks to the virus it is time for the thread dedicated to it
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With a 4-year, $80 million contract, the Jays have signed the best free-agent pitcher still on the market.
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The Doc is in the hall of fame. While some might argue over his number of wins, he was without doubt a dominant pitcher for a long time.
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Yesterday, the Blue Jays announced the signing of Matt Shoemaker on a one-year contract for $3.5 million, plus incentives. Shoemaker is controllable through 2020, if the Blue Jays wish to retain him. It appears as if he will fit into the fourth spot in the rotation behind Stroman, Sanchez and Borucki, which currently leaves Reid-Foley and Pannone as the leading contenders for the fifth spot.
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Josh Donaldson has a new home and there's some new faces on the Blue Jays coaching staff for 2019.

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The Jays have a logjam of infielders and need pitching so today they traded Aledmys Diaz to the Astros for AAA RHP Trent Thornton. Thornton is a riser in the Astros system who wasn't a top 30 prospect a year ago but who had a break out 2018.
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Numerous reports say the Jays will hire Charlie Montoyo as their new manager. The hiring of Montoyo is a bit unexpected as he was the oldest candidate under consideration, 53 years old, and appeared to be the least up to date with modern analytics. Montoyo played four major league games and had five at-bats, all for the Expos. Montoyo had a long minor league career followed by a long minor league managing career.
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The non-waiver trade deadline has concluded. The Jays dealt two more relievers today, but Tyler Clippard and Curtis Granderson, as well as Yangervis Solarte and Josh Donaldson, stayed put (for now).
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