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Thursday, March 03, 2016

Peter Gammons: Jose Bautista and the future of athletic preparation and longevity - GammonsDaily.com

He has studied all the aging metrics, and defies them the way he defied his projected career path of being a utility player. When Jose was 30, he led the league in homers (43), walks, slugging, OPS and OPS+.

At 40? “I am preparing to be physically capable of doing the same,” Bautista says. “I am preparing to defy those aging curves by my strict adherence to physical, mental and nutritional routines. When I missed time (at 31) with hip problems, I changed everything,” he says. “I studied, I learned about my body, and how to keep it at peak performance levels, and how to maintain it. I study how Chip Kelly prepares his players. I do what he teaches. I do what Tom Brady does. It is about discipline and diet and strive for physical and mental states that defy aging. I love a good steak; I cannot eat red meat. There are a lot of things I love, but I cannot be who and what I want to be and eat and drink them.

“It has been suggested that when I told the Blue Jays what it would take for me to sign an extension and pass up free agency (next November), it was because I absolutely believe that I will perform at my expected level past the age of 40.”

And, oh, by the way, he wants six years, not five.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 03, 2016 at 02:20 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, jose bautista

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sources: Bautista’s demand is five years, $150M - Article - TSN

OK, so where will Bautista end up playing next season for less money?

Toronto Blue Jays’ all-star outfielder Jose Bautista is demanding a five-year contract extension worth more than $30 million per year, two sources familiar with the matter told TSN.

Bautista turns 36 in October and a $150-million contract, were he able to secure it, would make him among baseball’s top-paid players.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 23, 2016 at 03:09 PM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, jose bautista

Monday, February 22, 2016

Jose Bautista: Jays asked about deal, I gave them ‘number’

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista said Monday that he has given the team “a number” on what it would take to sign him to an extension and he isn’t willing to negotiate further.

“I did not go to them. They asked me a question, ‘What would it take to get it done?’ and I gave them an answer. It’s not an adamant, drawn lines in the sand or anything. Simply questions were asked, I felt like for this process to go down smoothly there didn’t need to be any time wasted and efforts wasted for either party. If this is going to happen, they should know what it takes, and I told them the number because they asked me,” he told ESPN’s Britt McHenry.

In comments to reporters Monday, Bautista said the Blue Jays came to him with their question two weeks ago. He said he is “not willing to negotiate.”

“I’m not going to sit here and bargain for a couple of dollars,” adding later, “They either meet it or it is what it is.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 22, 2016 at 08:01 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, jose bautista, negotiations

Friday, February 05, 2016


Sunday, January 03, 2016

Reuniting Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, and David Price…. with the Red Sox? - Bluebird Banter

I agree. Not gonna happen.

vacation from baseball was rudely interrupted by a tweet pointing to a post by Ian over at The Blue Jay Hunter, which, in turn, points to Jerry Crasnick’s “MLB Most Interesting People in 2016” column at ESPN that had this juicy nugget buried in the part where he named Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion the 10th and 11th most interesting persons in Major League Baseball (emphasis mine):
“But much of the attention in Toronto will focus on Bautista and Encarnacion, who combined for 79 homers and 225 RBIs and helped scare the daylights out of visiting pitchers at Rogers Centre in 2015. Both sluggers are eligible for free agency in November, and their hazy futures will be an inevitable piece of the narrative this summer in Toronto. The buzz is already building that one of the two will eventually land in Boston as Ortiz’s DH heir at Fenway.”

Jim Furtado Posted: January 03, 2016 at 09:17 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: blue jays, edwin encarnacion, jose bautista, red sox

Monday, November 09, 2015

Bautista: Are You Flipping Kidding Me?

Jose Bautista writing about his game 5 home run and subsequent bat flip; as well as the culture clash and how the game is celebrated.

mathesond Posted: November 09, 2015 at 12:35 PM | 88 comment(s)
  Beats: bat flip, blue jays, jose bautista, players' tribune

 

 

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