Randal Grichuk, June 7th, 2019

What’s Behind Randal Grichuk’s Struggles?

By most measures, Randal Grichuk is not having a good season. He's on pace to set new career lows in AVG, OBP, SLG, wOBA,...
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Midseason Position Player Rankings and 2nd Half Outlook

Every year the All Star break gives us a chance to look back and reflect on the season’s first half. It’s been a tough...
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Building a Good Bullpen on a Shoestring Budget

Since the Blue Jays hired Mark Shapiro in 2015, the team has avoided handing out big contracts to relief pitchers. The largest commitments to...
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A Trio Of Prospects I’m Watching In 2019

Last offseason I profiled some prospects to watch in 2018. The focus was on players who were close to the major league level, or who...
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An Exercise in Offseason Patience and Perspective

There's no sugar coating it. This offseason has been the worst. It it weren’t for Shohei Ohtani’s posting and the Giancarlo Stanton trade, one...
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Why The Blue Jays Will Make The Postseason

The Blue Jays will qualify for the postseason in 2018. After last season ended, such a prediction would have been deemed foolhardy. Perhaps some may...
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Shapiro and Atkins and the Concept of Value

Value is not a word some fans like to hear. To them, it represents cheapness. It’s an excuse peddled by a front office when...
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Aaron Sanchez Is A House Of Cards

Aaron Sanchez has produced some good numbers this season. His ERA sits just under four, with a batting average against of .257, and a...
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What Should We Expect From Richard Urena?

One of the newest Blue Jays, 21-year old shortstop Richard Urena, went 3-for-5 last night and won the game on a walk-off single in...
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Decision Looms For The Blue Jays And Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman is in line to reach free agency after the 2020 season and the Blue Jays have to determine if he fits into...