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2016 Broadcaster Rankings (TV): Intro and #31-32

By Carson Cistulli

Published: May 16, 2016, 9:00 am EDT

Roughly four years ago now, the present author facilitated a crowdsourcing project designed to place a “grade” on each of the league’s television and radio broadcast teams. The results weren’t intended to represent the objective quality or skill of the relevant announcers, but rather to provide a clue as to...

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2016 ZiPS Projections – Toronto Blue Jays

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Dec 7, 2015, 9:28 am EST

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Toronto Blue Jays...

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Neverending Footage of Jose Bautista’s Bat Flip

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Oct 14, 2015, 7:41 pm EDT

Because Homer provides little in the way of psychological commentary and also because Achilles isn’t a real person, it’s hard to know precisely how the latter feels during Book XXI of the Iliad while avenging the death of Patroclus by filling the River Scamander with so many Trojan dead that the river itself is compelled […]

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Human Behavior GIF: Liam Hendriks Exhibiting Pleasure

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Sep 22, 2015, 9:43 pm EDT

While some people take for granted the ability to comprehend and decode signifiers of nonverbal communication, there’s a not insubstantial segment of the population who, for any numbers of reasons, lack those particular skills. The purpose of this post at is to provide an example of how a human might exhibit intense pleasure by […]

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Projecting the Prospects in the Troy Tulowitzki Trade

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Jul 28, 2015, 11:00 am EDT

While many of you were snuggled up in your beds last night, Alex Anthopoulos and his henchmen were hard at work acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies. You can read Dave Cameron’s piping hot take on the trade here and Kiley McDaniel’s scouting-oriented contribution on the three pitching prospects going from Toronto to Colorado here. […]

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NERD Games Scores: Matt Boyd Debut Event

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Jun 27, 2015, 12:17 pm EDT

Devised originally in response to a challenge issued by viscount of the internet Rob Neyer, and expanded at the request of nobody, NERD scores represent an attempt to summarize in one number (and on a scale of 0-10) the likely aesthetic appeal or watchability, for the learned fan, of a player or team or game. […]

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The Fringe Five: Baseball’s Most Compelling Fringe Prospects

By Carson Cistulli

Published: May 28, 2015, 2:21 pm EDT

The Fringe Five is a weekly regular-season exercise, introduced a couple years ago by the present author, wherein that same author utilizes regressed stats, scouting reports, and also his own fallible intuition to identify and/or continue monitoring the most compelling fringe prospects in all of baseball. Central to the exercise, of course, is a definition […]

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FanGraphs Audio: Prospects Nick Gordon and Jeff Hoffman

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Apr 7, 2015, 10:45 pm EDT

Episode 548 Nick Gordon is the Minnesota shortstop prospect selected fifth overall in the most recent draft. Jeff Hoffman is a right-hander, also among the top-10 selections of the 2014 draft, who’s currently at the end of his recovery from a Tommy John procedure. This edition of FanGraphs Audio features both of them, in conversation […]

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Urgent News Footage: Edwin Encarnacion Still Baseball T-Rex

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Apr 6, 2015, 2:19 pm EDT

At some level, Opening Day represents the birth of a new season and facilitates all the optimism associated with new beginnings. At the same time, however, that new season is also embedded within a perpetual cycle of recurring baseball seasons and their attendant narratives and symbols. Pursuant to that latter point, one finds that while […]

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The Top-Five Blue Jays Prospects by Projected WAR

By Carson Cistulli

Published: Mar 9, 2015, 2:05 pm EDT

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Toronto Blue Jays. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Toronto’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Jays’ system who are most ready to produce […]

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