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Josh Donaldson: Far More than a Rogers Centre Creation

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Published: Aug 21, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

When Toronto acquired third baseman Josh Donaldson from the Oakland Athletics over the winter, Blue Jays fans and baseball fans alike were fascinated at the concept of his big leg kick and powerful swing moving from the colossal reaches of… Continue reading →

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David Price: Blue Jays Ace and Jack of All Trades with Baseball’s Most Unique Arsenal

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Published: Aug 8, 2015, 8:33 am EDT

The Blue Jays acquired David Price from the Detroit Tigers on July 29th in exchange for three minor league arms (which we’re not going to talk about here), and on Monday, August 3rd, he made his first of twelve-or-so projected… Continue reading →

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Russell Martin’s Declining Walk Rate: What It Really Means

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Published: Aug 4, 2015, 8:00 am EDT

Russell Martin has been something of a revelation since signing the richest free agent contract in Blue Jays history over the winter. I mentioned in an article last month that the Blue Jays had only seen three 3-plus win seasons… Continue reading →

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Capital Retrospection: The Colby Rasmus Trade

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Published: Jul 21, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

In the previous (and to date, only other) Capital Retrospection, we took a look at the July 20th acquisition of pitcher J.A. Happ. With the 2015 trade deadline fast approaching, I felt now would be a good time to look… Continue reading →

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Jose Reyes: Historical Perspective and Realistic Expectations

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Published: Jul 15, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

Jose Reyes plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. Not long ago, that sentence was a source of pride for the entire fan base. Halladay and Delgado were developed, while Bautista was coached and transformed; the 29 year old Reyes was… Continue reading →

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Jul 15, 2015, 8:30 am

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Russell Martin and Pinch-Hitting Catchers

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Published: Jul 7, 2015, 2:47 pm EDT

It’s been less of a story since Dioner Navarro returned from the disabled list, but for the better part of six weeks, fans were aghast that Russell Martin didn’t pinch-hit for Josh Thole in the late innings of every game… Continue reading →

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The Toronto Blue Jays Most Deceptive Pitches

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Published: Jun 30, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

Keeping a hitter off-balance and uncomfortable is arguably the most important facet of being a pitcher in baseball, though it can be attained in a variety of ways. Raw velocity is the hot trend these days for obvious reasons; the… Continue reading →

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Jun 30, 2015, 8:30 am

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Justin Smoak: A Fresh Start, An Adjustment, and Exceeding Expectations

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Published: Jun 24, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

In an offseason that saw legitimate superstars Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin fly north, the Blue Jays’ acquisition of first baseman Justin Smoak stirred about as much enthusiasm as a roman candle fired off during a Canada Day celebration. At… Continue reading →

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Jun 24, 2015, 8:30 am

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Blue Jays Abbreviated Day Two Draft Preview

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Published: Jun 9, 2015, 11:28 am EDT

Kiley McDaniel’s Sortable Draft Board Capital Jays Day One Draft Preview Well, from the perspective of both a Blue Jays fan as well as a biased blogger/writer/would-be-analyst, the results of the opening night of the 2015 draft were quite satisfying.… Continue reading →

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Blue Jays MLB Draft Preview: 2015 Edition

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Published: Jun 8, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

The 2015 MLB Draft starts tonight, and if you honestly had no idea, I can’t blame you. The Blue Jays forfeited their first round selection in order to sign catcher Russell Martin, pushing the club’s highest pick to 29th overall… Continue reading →

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