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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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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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Farewell, Jason Grilli

Yesterday the Blue Jays announced they were designating Jason Grilli for assignment, marking the end of his tenure in Toronto. Grilli, being all class,...
Teoscar Hernandez, sort of an outfielder

What Will The Blue Jays Outfield Look Like in 2020?

Like many kids in the late 80s and early 90s, I collected sports cards. Some were baseball, but most were hockey. I would walk...
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Paying Attention To Foul Balls Is Not Enough

Ballpark netting and fan safety is unfortunately a hot topic once again. In a game between the Cubs and Astros on Wednesday night, a...
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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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Is Signing Jay Bruce A Good Idea?

Since the Blue Jays tried and failed to acquire Jay Bruce during the 2016 offseason, his name has remained linked to the team. The...
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Tanner Roark Sinks Towards Mediocrity

Tanner Roark has struggled in 2020, to put it mildly. This isn't the pitcher the Jays expected to get when they signed him to...
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Offseason Needs: Starting Pitching Depth

This is Part One in our Offseason Needs series. Other parts will be added to this space as they are written. Part Two: Backup Catcher   The...
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Five Bold Predictions for 2018

Exercises like these are fun to do but usually end up in embarrassing fashion a year later. Still, that’s not going to stop us...