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A Correlation Between Travel and Pitcher Performance, Part I

Travis Sawchik (author of the must-read book, Big Data Baseball) penned a fantastic article at Fangraphs recently about jet lag having a negative effect...
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Examining Teoscar Hernandez’s Fielding Abilities

Not since the days of Reed Johnson have the Toronto Blue Jays been blessed with a plus, every day left fielder. Rajai Davis turned...
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Offseason Needs: Corner Outfield

Previous parts of our Offseason Needs series are below Part One: Starting Pitching Depth Part Two: Backup Catcher Part Three: Relief Pitching The Blue Jays are in an...
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Where Will Josh Donaldson Finish Playing in 2018?

Today, the Blue Jays got swept by a team with no starting pitchers. That's a sentence I never thought I'd have to write, but...
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Managing Expectations For Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

At the risk of raining on the parade of those who expect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to become baseball's next superstar, we need to pump the...
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Luke Maile Is A Changed Hitter

Sign a free agent. Call up Danny Jansen or Reese McGuire. Trade for a part-time catcher. Heading into the 2018 season, it was not a...
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Danny Barnes Is Elite At One Thing

The role of a relief pitcher can be one of thanklessness and irrelevance. The former can manifest in mundane contract considerations like service time or...
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Potential Trade Targets at Second Base

With the news that Devon Travis’ season may be all but over as he recovers from another knee surgery, the Jays will need to turn...
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Projecting Kevin Pillar’s 2017 Season

According to the projection systems, Kevin Pillar's 2017 will look a lot like his 2016 season with a slight increase in offense and a slight...
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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...