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Blue Jays Infield: Appreciating Encarnacion and Reyes

By J.P. Breen

Published: Feb 17, 2014, 12:15 pm EST

Between unforeseen injuries and under-performances, the Blue Jays slogged through a season below expectations. The team won only 74 games after being a popular postseason selection in most preseason projections. Jose Reyes only played a half-season due to injury, while guys like R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle were unable to post ERAs under 4.00. In […]

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Edwin Encarnacion Could Be Special Next Year

By J.P. Breen

Published: Nov 4, 2013, 12:15 pm EST

Over the past couple years, Edwin Encarnacion has transformed himself into a legitimate offensive superstar in Major League Baseball. He was the Reds’ top prospect when he made his major-league debut in 2005, but he ultimately wore out his welcome in Cincinnati with poor defense and inconsistent performance. The 30-year-old even scuffled for a couple […]

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Patience Pays Off For Adam Lind … Kinda

By J.P. Breen

Published: Oct 25, 2013, 11:15 am EDT

Over the summer, Mike Petriello wrote a wonderful article outlining the improvements shown by Adam Lind in the first half of the season. The Blue Jays’ first baseman had consciously chosen to become more patient at the plate, and Mike broke down the numbers to illustrate the point. Indeed, Lind was swinging at fewer pitches […]

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Early Trends To Watch At Second Base

By J.P. Breen

Published: Apr 8, 2013, 12:15 pm EDT

A week into the regular season, fantasy baseball owners already have much to analyze and discuss. From the unexpected struggles of R.A. Dickey to the scorching-hot start of Chris Davis, early performances often leave lasting impressions. Early-season struggles can poison the well and cause owners to overlook quality midseason production, and vice versa. With that said, [...]

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Exercising Caution With Brandon Morrow

By J.P. Breen

Published: Feb 7, 2013, 1:15 pm EST

Right-hander Brandon Morrow has been a fantasy sleeper since transitioning to the starting rotation full-time in 2010. He’s always been a guy with electric stuff, huge strikeout rates and solid FIPs/SIERAs — but his ERA has never seemingly lived up to the billing due to low strand rates and poor command. For many owners, he [...]

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Quality vs. Quantity: The Blue Jays’ Draft Strategy

By J.P. Breen

Published: Jul 9, 2012, 11:04 am EDT

Ever since the new collective bargaining agreement was announced in November 2011, people speculated as to how the newly-formulated signing bonus budgets for the MLB Draft would affect draft strategy. Signability became extremely important. Teams could not afford to fail to sign a pick because it caused them to forfeit their pick and the bonus [...]

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