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Baseless Speculation: The Framework of a Carlos Gomez Trade

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Published: May 25, 2015, 8:40 am EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation has not been very good. After Aaron Sanchez led the team to a nerve-easing win over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon, the rotation had been worth a grand total of 0.3 WAR in their 46… Continue reading →

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Aaron Sanchez: Pitch FX, Joe Kelly, and a Truly Unique Changeup

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Published: May 19, 2015, 8:11 am EDT

My very first article at Drunk Jays Fans back in January of 2014 looked at Aaron Sanchez “Through the Lens of Pitch F/X”, where, using the limited data available from the Arizona Fall League, I attempted to find the pitchers… Continue reading →

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The Blue Jays and Batted Balls, Part Two: Ball Hardness

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Published: May 12, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

Last Thursday, I took a peek at the Blue Jays’ directional hitting through the season’s first five weeks using the newly released data on FanGraphs. In short; when looking at 2014 as a benchmark year, the data suggested that hitters… Continue reading →

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The Blue Jays and Batted Balls, Part One: Directional Hitting

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Published: May 7, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

On Tuesday, FanGraphs introduced brand new data to their batted ball sections: directional hitting and speed classifications. While the former is basically a hitter’s spray chart broken down in three quick and easy-to-digest percentages, the latter, the data for which… Continue reading →

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The Blue Jays, Vlad Jr., and International Budgets

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Published: Apr 29, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

While the deal’s specifics remain hidden under the shroud of mystery, it’s long been widely reported that come July, 16-year old Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be signing his first professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s an exciting but… Continue reading →

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The Reinvented Liam Hendriks

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Published: Apr 21, 2015, 9:26 am EDT

Two weeks ago, the Blue Jays opened the season with an eight man bullpen. Liam Hendriks was one of those eight, and most considered his inclusion on the Opening Day roster as a means by which to try and sneak… Continue reading →

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Daniel Norris and his Evasive Release Point

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Published: Apr 17, 2015, 8:54 am EDT

Daniel Norris has made two starts for the Toronto Blue Jays, and they represent a perfect microcosm of his professional career to date; pants-tightening stuff combined with a maddening level of inconsistency. He features a legitimate four-pitch mix with his… Continue reading →

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A Reliever Venn Diagram and the Blue Jays

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Published: Apr 15, 2015, 8:41 am EDT

During the 2014 baseball season, a total of 537 pitchers made an appearance in relief; an average of nearly 18 per team. That sample contains a ton of noise, as of the 537, just 260 (48%) pitched 30 or more… Continue reading →

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Why Worrying About Miguel Castro’s 2016 is Absurd

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Published: Mar 26, 2015, 8:15 am EDT

Two weeks ago, Marcus Stroman tore his ACL during a fielding drill and many of the Blue Jays plans with respect to the setup of the pitching staff went up in flames. Manager John Gibbons had really sounded like he… Continue reading →

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Capital Retrospection: The J.A. Happ Trade (July 2012)

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Published: Mar 10, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

[Capital Retrospection is a series I’m going to run on occasion during slow periods; whether they be inactivity in Blue Jays land or in the contours of my brain. Each retrospective will look back at a transaction made in the… Continue reading →

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