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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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It’s Been a Quiet Offseason, And That’s a Good Thing

The lack of activity by the Blue Jays this winter has been a source of frustration for the fan base. Without signings or trades...
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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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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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Offseason Needs: Relief Pitching

Previous parts of our Offseason Needs series are below Part One: Starting Pitching Depth Part Two: Backup Catcher Heading into 2018 it would appear that the Blue...
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Taking A Chance on Alex Cobb

When it comes to filling the 5th spot in the Blue Jays rotation this winter, a free agent like Alex Cobb might make sense. Cobb...
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Finding A Path To 88 Wins

If you're a fan of projection systems (I am) then you probably know that the Blue Jays are projected to win 83 games next...
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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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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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On Losing Edwin Encarnacion And Not Assigning Blame

Late on Thursday night reports came out that Edwin Encarnacion had signed with the Cleveland Indians for a guaranteed $60M over 3 years with...