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Is one-year pact best move for Encarnacion? (1:14)
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Martin, Osuna confirmed for WBC

Blue Jays All-Star catcher Russell Martin and pitcher Roberto Osuna have both been confirmed to participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Martin will suit up for Canada, while Osuna will play for the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Story

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The qualifying offer (& 1st-round pick attached) is having a big impact on Edwin Encarnacion's market. The Astros' & Yankees' deals this weekend with Carlos Beltran & Matt Holliday took 2 of Encarnacion's prime suitors off the board. And he's no longer a priority for the Blue Jays after their signing of Kendrys Morales. Encarnacion's agent, Paul Kinzer, is still projecting confidence and telling teams he has interest from "2 or 3 teams" whose identity hasn't surfaced. But Encarnacion is becoming a textbook case for why the union made eliminating first-round draft-pick compensation such a top priority in these labor talks.

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Marcus Stroman opts to play for Team USA in WBC

Much to the dismay of his mother, who is of Puerto Rican descent, Marcus Stroman announced he will play for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

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How does the Blue Jays' front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Blue Jays' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

Where do Jays stand for winter meetings?

What are the Blue Jays' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

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Don't be surprised by Bautista return

Other teams seem to prefer Edwin Encarnacion and Carlos Beltran over Jose Bautista, making the possibility of the 36-year-old lowering his expectations and returning to Toronto appear more likely. Bowden: Bold December predictions (Insider)

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Jose Bautista should seek a deal ASAP

Citing the dynamics of the current free-agent market, Dan Szymborski identifies four free agents that should sign as soon as possible. Bautista, who risks losing money and job availability, is one. FAs who should sign quick (Insider)

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Blue Jays want their guys back

Signing both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista appears unlikely for the Jays, but that doesn't mean they won't try. Plenty of other options are out there as alternatives. Bowden: Top targets, fallbacks (Insider)

David Schoenfield SweetSpot blogger 

The Brewers have non-tendered Chris Carter, who tied for the NL lead with 41 home runs, but struck out 206 times and is best suited for DH. Bottom five teams in first base production in 2016: Marlins, Rangers, Astros, Yankees, Nationals. Could also land in Toronto if Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista both end up signing elsewhere.

Blue Jays sign two to minor deals

Toronto inked RHP Jarrett Grube and C Michael Ohlman to minor league contracts on Monday with invites to major league spring training. Grube, 35, posted a 3.92 ERA in 26 minor league outings this year. Ohlman, 25, hit .287 with seven homers and 44 RBIs between two St. Louis minor league affiliates.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Robinson Canó, José Bautista, Nelson Cruz and Fernando Rodney are among the Latin American players who will attend the MLB-MLBPA bargaining session to speak against the establishment of an international draft.

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Stroman shows off his rap game

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman spits rhymes on a new track from hip-hop artist Mike Stud, who was a teammate of his at Duke University.

What's the status of the Blue Jays?

With the winter meetings approaching, where do the Blue Jays stand? And what is their current big-picture objective? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Status check for all 30 teams (Insider)

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Could the Blue Jays land Cespedes?

The Jays have at least one opening in the corner outfield and could use another big bat in their lineup. Yoenis Cespedes fits that bill, but Toronto might not be willing to meet his asking price. Could the free-agent slugger end up a Blue Jay? David Schoenfield discusses. Potential landing spots for Cespdes (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs7599th
Batting Average.24823rd
On Base Percentage.3306th
Slugging Percentage.42612th
Earned Run Average3.786th
Quality Starts100Tied-1st
WHIP1.235th
BAA.2424th

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