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Chris Getz Retires, Outlasting Teahen and Fields

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Published: May 16, 2014, 4:00 pm EDT

Chris Getz announced his retirement yesterday. The former White Sox and Royals second baseman was outrighted by the Blue Jays after 28 plate appearances (16 wRC+). In his statement, Getz makes clear that he is ready to move on with his life. Given his performance on the field the last few years, that life probably […]

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May 16, 2014, 4:00 pm

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The 2013 Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

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Published: Nov 4, 2013, 12:06 pm EST

The Carter-Batista Award recognizes those players who, like Joe Carter and Tony Batista, have RBI numbers that overstate their actual offensive contribution. The top performers of 2013 heavily feature the National League Central

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Nov 4, 2013, 12:06 pm

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Iannetta, Conger, and the End of the Arencibia Era

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Published: Oct 21, 2013, 3:00 pm EDT

The Blue Jays are reportedly interested in Angels catchers Hank Conger and Chris Ianetta to replace the dreadful J. P. Arencibia. How do these catchers stack up?

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Oct 21, 2013, 3:00 pm

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Colby Rasmus Turns Back the Clock

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Published: Aug 19, 2013, 2:30 pm EDT

After two terrible seasons, Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus is hitting in a manner reminiscent of his 2013 breakout.

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Aug 19, 2013, 2:30 pm

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Fogging the Measure: A Fun Evening With Uncle Buck and Company

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Published: Apr 18, 2013, 4:04 pm EDT

"Some times you're going to be in a dog fight, and you just have to roll up your sleeves and get in there." The wisdom of Buck Martinez has never been truer than when I listened to his analysis during the Blue Jays-Royals game on April 12.

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Apr 18, 2013, 4:04 pm

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Does Adam Lind Have a Purpose?

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Published: Feb 20, 2013, 1:30 pm EST

Last summer, I wrote a little post titled 2009 Was a Million Years Ago that discussed how fortunes had changed greatly for a few players over just three years. Obviously, I could not cover everything, but I really missed something by not including the Blue Jays’ Adam Lind. In 2009, Lind finally got full season [...]

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Feb 20, 2013, 1:30 pm

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Trading Yunel as a Test Case

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Published: Oct 22, 2012, 1:57 pm EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays are rumored to be interested in trading "talented-but-troubled" shortstop Yunel Escobar. How much will his personality issues devalue him?

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Oct 22, 2012, 1:57 pm

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The Mathis Mystique

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Published: Aug 15, 2012, 3:00 pm EDT

The Blue Jays not only re-signed Jeff Mathis, one of the worst hitters in baseball, but gave him more than one guaranteed year. This happens sometimes, and while it is not a big deal, it does take some effort to try and figure out how this could make sense.

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Aug 15, 2012, 3:00 pm

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Fogging the Measure: The Hammel Variations

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Published: May 31, 2012, 2:45 pm EDT

Jason Hammel is off to a great start for the Orioles this season. Is there any reason to think he will continue, or will he just... regress?

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May 31, 2012, 2:45 pm

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The Bourjos Inquires

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Published: May 11, 2012, 1:30 pm EDT

Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos is supposedly on the trade block again. The Nationals, Royals, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays are all rumored to have inquired after him. What does this say about how those teams see themselves, and why are the Angels selling low?

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