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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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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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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Vlad Jr. Will Be Just Fine

They say there are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and baseball fans freaking out over small sample sizes. Ok, no one says that....
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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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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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Shohei Ohtani Signs, Jays Wild Card Hopes Plummet

https://twitter.com/Angels/status/939239236514955264 The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes are finally over, and he's chosen the Los Angeles Angels. This is not good news for the Blue Jays. I...
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Kendrys Morales Chases History

As September nears, most of the defining moments of the 2018 Toronto Blue Jays' season have already occurred. And it's been a forgettable one...
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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...