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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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Mar 10, 2015, 8:30 am

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Podcast – We Talkin’ bout Prospects!? (and more!)

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Published: Mar 5, 2015, 6:34 pm EST

The guys from the Your Van C’s podcast, Charlie Caskey and Greg Balloch invited yours truly on to talk Blue Jays baseball last night. Topics include Marcus Stroman (because of course!), Russell Martin’s pitching framing and game calling, Miguel Castro… Continue reading →

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Mar 5, 2015, 6:34 pm

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The Impact of Bullpen Construction and the Toronto Blue Jays

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Published: Mar 2, 2015, 8:22 am EST

Erratic, unstable, mercurial; words synonymous with volatile and interchangeable in most descriptions of a major league bullpen. It’s often said that relief pitchers are of this ilk by nature, as not only are their outing-to-outing and season-to-season sample sizes typically… Continue reading →

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Marcus Stroman under the Microscope

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Published: Feb 16, 2015, 8:00 am EST

[I’d be a horrible person and a worse writer if I didn’t first mention that on Friday, Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs.com wrote an extremely similar article. I was already finished the research and well into the writing by that time,… Continue reading →

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Feb 16, 2015, 8:00 am

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The Russell Martin Influence

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Published: Feb 3, 2015, 9:00 am EST

In one of the biggest and most surprising moves of the early off-season, the Toronto Blue Jays signed catcher Russell Martin to a massive five year contract. Due in no small part to the sabermetric revolution, baseball has undergone a… Continue reading →

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Feb 3, 2015, 9:00 am

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Marcus Stroman and the Roy Halladay Parallels

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Published: Jan 26, 2015, 9:06 am EST

It would be an understatement to say that Marcus Stroman has been the darling of the off-season for Blue Jays fans. After opening the season as a member of the Buffalo Bisons, Stroman finally received the call to join the… Continue reading →

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Jan 26, 2015, 9:06 am

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An Alternative Method to Blue Jays Prospect Ranking: Part Two

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Published: Jan 17, 2015, 12:40 pm EST

In Part one of this article, the groundwork was laid for an alternative method to prospect ranking. As a brief refresher, five criteria were identified for evaluation, the weighted sum of which offers a numerical value from which rankings can… Continue reading →

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