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Recap: White Sox 7, Blue Jays 5; The Bullpen Coughs it Up Again

By Dave Church

Published: Apr 25, 2016, 10:49 pm EDT

Though the Jays got to the White Sox early, their late inning woes returned, as the bullpen hacked up a four-run lead in their 7-5 loss to the White Sox. The Jays did get to Miguel Gonzalez quickly, notching multiple runs in the first and third innings. The White Sox starter wasn’t fooling the Jays, as […]

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Birds in the Hand: Orioles Series Preview

By Dave Church and Molly Tissenbaum

Published: Apr 19, 2016, 9:43 am EDT

Toronto Blue Jays @ Baltimore Orioles April 19th – April 21st The Blue Jays continue their tour of the American League East, as they head to Baltimore to face the Orioles, the only team in their division they’ve yet to face. Picked by many pundits to finish last in a very competitive division, the Orioles […]

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Buying A Bullpen: How Do The Jays Compare?

By Dave Church

Published: Apr 19, 2016, 6:15 am EDT

It’s a common refrain of the sabermetrically inclined that you shouldn’t spend money on bullpens. It’s easy to see why this is: a pitcher that can throw 180-200 innings in a season (a starter) will usually be more valuable than someone whose peak is around 70 innings (a reliever). Even accounting for leverage and situations, the best […]

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Recap: Red Sox 4, Jays 2; Token David Price Pun

By Dave Church

Published: Apr 16, 2016, 7:02 pm EDT

Reunions can be bittersweet, can’t they? The Jays faced last year’s trade deadline acquisition David Price, and ended up losing. The Red Sox’ new ace was excellent, starting to earn that big money contract they lavished on him in the off-season. He struck out eight over seven solid innings, with just two earned...

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Blue Jays Recall Pat Venditte, Designate Arnold Leon for Assignment

By Dave Church

Published: Apr 13, 2016, 2:29 pm EDT

Everyone’s favourite switch-pitcher is now on the Blue Jays active roster. The @BlueJays have recalled L/RHP Pat Venditte from @BuffaloBisons. RHP Arnold Leon has been DFA. — Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 13, 2016 With Franklin Morales injured and Brett Cecil struggling, the addition of a second left-handed option to the Jays’ bullpen makes […]

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Recap: Rays 3, Blue Jays 2; Jays Lose After Controversial Replay Review

By Dave Church

Published: Apr 5, 2016, 10:37 pm EDT

A great start from Aaron Sanchez was undone by a late Rays rally, as the Blue Jays picked up their first loss of the season, dropping this game 3-2 to the Rays. Aaron Sanchez had a great outing, going seven strong innings, and it was the usually excellent Brett Cecil who picked up the loss, […]

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Recap: Blue Jays 5, Rays 3; Dickey Dances and Saunders Smashes

By Dave Church

Published: Apr 4, 2016, 10:19 pm EDT

Didn’t we just do this? The Blue Jays won another 5-3 game, though they took a bit of a different path to get there today. Dingers, umpires, knuckleballs, and the Blue Jays going to the bullpen early rather than the Rays. R.A. Dickey picked up the win, going the minimum five innings but getting the job […]

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Blue Jays Claim Jesus Montero Off Waivers from Mariners

By Dave Church

Published: Mar 28, 2016, 3:23 pm EDT

In a mildly surprising move, the Blue Jays claimed Jesus Montero off waivers from the Seattle Mariners today, per beat writer Ryan Divish: Montero claimed by the Blue Jays — Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 28, 2016 In a corresponding move, the team designated catcher A.J. Jimenez for assignment. #BlueJays DFA A.J. Jimenez, who's out of […]

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Why We Should Better Appreciate R.A. Dickey

By Dave Church

Published: Mar 22, 2016, 6:09 am EDT

The Blue Jays have a great many decisions to make at the end of the 2016 season, with several free agents on the roster. While most of the focus has been on the two sluggers, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, one player, who arrived with such fanfare, carries very little debate: R.A. Dickey, knuckleballer, and […]

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Revisiting J.A. Happ’s Offseason Contract

By Dave Church

Published: Mar 10, 2016, 4:00 am EST

When the Blue Jays signed J.A. Happ to a three year, $36 million deal in late November, the reaction from the fan base was mixed. Happ was a familiar face for Jays fans; they had seen him bounce in and out of the rotation over two-and-a-half mostly forgettable seasons. Both injuries and ineffectiveness kept him […]

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