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Remember when Ricky Romero was the Blue Jays' best starting pitcher? It wasn't actually that long ago: two years ago, Ricky Romero was an All-Star! Since Opening Day of 2012, Romero's 9-16 with a 5.92 in the majors ... and a lot worse in the minors, where he's been asked to completely revamp his pitching mechanics. Well, no more. From...
Jun 6, 2013, 4:34 pm EDT via baseballnation.com
12 days ago
Two and 55. Those numbers are the reasons you're reading this. They're the reason I'm writing this. J.P. Arencibia has started 37 of the Blue Jays' 47 games this year. He has 168 plate appearances through Thursday. He has walked twice and struck out 55 times. PA BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS 168 2 55 .230 .244 .479 .723...
May 24, 2013, 9:00 am EDT via baseballnation.com
25 days ago
So I had three ideas for baseball articles, but all three are about the Orioles and this isn't an Orioles blog or something, so instead I'm going to write one baseball article about three Baltimore Orioles. One short article about three regular-sized Baltimore Orioles. 1. Kevin Gausman pitched.It was his first start in the majors. He lost, and now has...
May 24, 2013, 8:26 am EDT via baseballnation.com
25 days ago
So I'm just sitting around in my pajamas Wednesday afternoon, fooling around on the Internets as usual, when this becomes a part of my life: Gonzales is now, essentially, starting this game. I blame the #Jays for this. Ricky was not ready, should hot have come up. #Mishandled. — Dirk Hayhurst (@TheGarfoose) May 8, 2013 What elicited this Twitterrific screed?...
May 8, 2013, 9:44 pm EDT via baseballnation.com
40 days ago
Today there's great news from St. Petersburg: Blue Jays right-hander J.A. Happ, knocked from the game by a line drive less than 24 hours ago, has been discharged from hospital and is in good spirits. Happ's incident, coming on the heels of serious injuries suffered on the mound by Juan Nicasio in 2011 and Brandon McCarthy in 2012, has of...
May 8, 2013, 3:54 pm EDT via baseballnation.com
41 days ago
All best wishes to J.A. Happ for a speedy and successful recovery. ...
May 8, 2013, 9:54 am EDT via baseballnation.com
41 days ago
Here's some News That Won't Surprise You: The Houston Astros own the worst run differential in the American League. Exactly as predicted. Here's some News That Might Surprise You: The Canada Jays and the Orange County Angels own the second- and third-worst run differentials in the American League. Exactly as not predicted by you, by me, or by anyone else...
May 7, 2013, 3:43 pm EDT via baseballnation.com
42 days ago
About 10 months ago, Melky Cabrera was on his way to a four-, five-, or even six-year deal. He was going to be the rare free agent who could help a team in the short term without sacrificing too much of the long term, as he would be just 32 or 33 on the back end of his new, monster...
May 7, 2013, 1:35 pm EDT via baseballnation.com
42 days ago
If you want to get to know R.A. Dickey, the best way is to read his book, now available in paperback with a sweet, sweet, Timothy Busfield-reminiscent cover. But if you don't have the "time" to read a whole book, Ben McGrath's profile in this week's New Yorker hits hits all the high points. And there's something to be said...
Apr 29, 2013, 4:27 pm EDT via baseballnation.com
50 days ago
It's a rare man who can look normal while throwing a projectile as hard as he can. That's the whole idea behind pitch face. Baseball players exert themselves when they play baseball. Pitchers of people exerting themselves are ridiculous. Ridiculous is good. By this mathematical proof, we've determined that pitch faces are the best thing about baseball. Each pitch face...
Apr 12, 2013, 10:00 am EDT via baseballnation.com
67 days ago
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