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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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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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Jun 9, 2015, 11:28 am

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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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Jun 8, 2015, 8:30 am

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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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May 25, 2015, 8:40 am

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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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May 19, 2015, 8:11 am

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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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