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07-08

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BP Unfiltered: Analyzing Rogers Centre's Roof
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Rob Pettapiece

06-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 233: Munenori Kawasaki and Clubhouse Chemistry/The Tigers, Strikeouts, and Defense
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 225: Missing Out on Mariano Rivera/Scouting Scouts
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

05-24

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The Call-Up: Sean Nolin
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

05-22

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Skewed Left: A Somewhat Happy 40th for the Immortal Ramon Ortiz
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Zachary Levine

05-21

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Skewed Left: The Shift's PR Problem
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Zachary Levine

05-06

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BP Unfiltered: Why The Angels, Blue Jays, and Dodgers Have Non-Zero Playoff Odds
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Sam Miller

04-29

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 191: The Significance of the Blue Jays' Slow Start/Justin Upton and Internet Gloating
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-22

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 186: Deceptive Starters/Matt Harvey's Improvement/The Blue Jays and Waiver Claims
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-14

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BP Unfiltered: Morosi on the Blue Jays
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R.J. Anderson

03-27

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Cautiously Optimistic
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Matthew Kory and Paul Sporer

03-27

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 168: Projections for the Yankees and Blue Jays/If the Amateur Draft Were an Auction/Lifetime Contracts for Generational Talents
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

03-02

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BP Unfiltered: Grapefruit League Journal: Toronto Blue Jays
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Mike Ferrin

01-31

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 130: 2013 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-26

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Prospectus Perspective: Could Jose Bautista Be Damaged Goods?
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Jonah Birenbaum

12-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 105: Will R.A. Dickey's Knuckleball Be Better in the Dome?/Do the Red Sox Have a Consistent Philosophy?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-17

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Transaction Analysis: The Mets Deal Dickey to Toronto? UPDATED
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Ben Lindbergh and Jason Parks

12-17

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 103: The R.A. Dickey Deal and Trading Top Prospects (With Jason Parks)
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-04

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Anatomy of a Trade: The 1990 Padres-Blue Jays Blockbuster
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Brent S. Gambill

12-03

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 93: Behind the Scenes of the Blue Jays-Marlins Blockbuster
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-20

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 86: Should the Commissioner Have the Ability to Overturn a Trade?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 85: Manny Acta and the Blue Jays' Managerial Job
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 82: The Marlins-Blue Jays Blockbuster
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: The Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Most of the Remaining Miami Marlins
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R.J. Anderson, Derek Carty, Jason Parks and Mark Anderson

09-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 50: Travis Snider Tells All/Should the Giants Bring Melky Back in October?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-21

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 47: Is the Alex Anthopoulos Honeymoon Over?/Why Can't We Figure Out What Works in the Playoffs?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 38: The Greatness of Yadier Molina and the Not-So-Greatness of Omar Vizquel
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-15

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 21: Typewriter
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

08-14

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Overthinking It: Anthony Gose is Not Ready Right Now
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Ben Lindbergh

07-20

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Anthopoulos Always Checks His Math
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Ben Lindbergh

06-13

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Pebble Hunting: Swinging from His Toes to His Nose
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Sam Miller

05-30

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Manufactured Runs: Who Gives a Shift?
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Colin Wyers

05-16

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Overthinking It: Brett Lawrie Was Framed
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Ben Lindbergh

01-25

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Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras' First Time
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Sam Miller

07-11

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On the Beat: Digging the Long Ball
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John Perrotto

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-07

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Expanded Horizons: Jay Another Day
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Tommy Bennett

11-03

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Prospectus Q&A: Jerry Howarth, Part II
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David Laurila

06-09

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Prospectus Hit and Run: High-flying Birds
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Jay Jaffe

06-04

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Ahead in the Count: No Turnover Standings Breakdown
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Matt Swartz

04-04

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-17

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Ahead in the Count: Anatomy of a Blockbuster
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Matt Swartz

12-08

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Baseball Therapy: A Halladay Ultimatum
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Russell A. Carleton

07-27

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Ahead in the Count: Aces and Attendance
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Matt Swartz

04-06

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

10-07

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You Could Look It Up: The Best-Worst Blue Jays versus the Best-Worst Pirates
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Steven Goldman

04-21

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Prospectus Today: Big Hurt Banishment
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Joe Sheehan

04-03

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-09

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Every Given Sunday: A Different Feather
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John Perrotto

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

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Does Rogers Centre's retractable roof have a significant impact on scoring?

Earlier this year, there was some talk in the Toronto papers about Rogers Centre and its status as a new “home-run haven.” The linked article is mostly a case of failing to stop writing once you have to say “it’s early, but...” However, the ideas described within it are consistent with conventional wisdom surrounding the stadium. Namely, that there are differences in batted-ball outcomes depending on whether the roof is open or closed.

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Ben and Sam talk about whether Kawasaki being sent to the minors tells us anything about chemistry, then discuss how much the Tigers' defense hurts them.

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Ben and Sam discuss what Mariano Rivera's retirement might cost us, then talk about whether it's possible to evaluate scouts statistically.

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May 24, 2013 4:40 am

The Call-Up: Sean Nolin

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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

Desperate for a starter, the Jays call up their no. 2 pitching prospect from Double-A.

The Situation: After an active offseason that included the acquisition of starting pitchers Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, and Josh Johnson, the Blue Jays are now prepared to send their 10th starting pitcher of the season to the mound. In addition to Johnson’s injuries, J.A. Happ has been dealing with injuries of his own and Ricky Romero has been struggling through the first two months of the season. As if that weren’t enough, Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison are still several months away from returning to the mound and the club was forced to send Ramon Ortiz to the hill this week. All of that leads to the call-up of left-hander Sean Nolin, the team’s no. 2-rated pitching prospect.

Background: A sixth-round pick by the Blue Jays in 2010, Nolin has had little trouble motoring through the minor leagues. After a 6.05 ERA in six New York-Penn League starts during his professional debut, Nolin has improved at every stop. With Low-A Lansing in 2011 he posted a 3.49 ERA in 108-1/3 innings, allowing just 102 hits and 31 walks while fanning 113 batters. He followed up that strong performance with a dazzling 2.19 ERA in 17 games (15 starts) for High-A Dunedin in 2012 before being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire. In just three starts with New Hampshire, Nolin notched a 1.20 ERA and better than a strikeout per inning. After some missed time early this season due to a pulled groin, Nolin has continued his Double-A dominance with a 1.17 ERA in three more starts.

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Ramon Ortiz wasn't the starter the Blue Jays wanted, but he was the one they needed.

Ramon Ortiz turns 40 tomorrow, and I didn’t get him anything. That’s probably okay. Nobody else did, either, and that’s what makes the end for him so much harder to watch.

We remember the end for the great ones, whether they went out on top like Chipper Jones and seemingly Mariano Rivera, or with nothing left, like Willie Mays. And by the way, we got them something.

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May 21, 2013 5:00 am

Skewed Left: The Shift's PR Problem

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Zachary Levine

The shift is here to stay, but to be embraced, it has to be rebranded.

In 50 years, and that may be a conservatively distant estimate, we will hear much less talk about defensive shifts.

First of all, there might not be baseball in 50 years. It’s why I’m always hesitant to answer questions that start with “will we ever see,” because “ever” is a really, really long time compared to the current lifespan of baseball (unless it isn’t).

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Bad stretches happen.

I'm dumb, so when I see something like the Angels falling nine games out of first place after 31 games, I think "welp, that'll do it then." And then when I look at the playoff odds and see that they're still 20 percent likely to make the playoffs, I'm surprised. I understand the mechanisms at work -- the Angels are probably a good team, and so the odds expect them to play like a good team going forward -- but it's impossible to imagine any team making up an 11-20 stretch. It's impossible to imagine it because I'm dumb. It shouldn't be that hard to imagine.

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Ben and Sam discuss how deep a hole the Blue Jays have dug, then talk about whether it's fair for people to gloat about the Diamondbacks' decision to trade Justin Upton based on what's happened so far this season.



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Ben and Sam discuss the short-lived success of starters without great stuff who rely on deception, then talk about Matt Harvey and the Blue Jays' use (or abuse) of the waiver system.



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Is Toronto doomed due to their waiver claims?

The Blue Jays are dealing with a tumultuous start to their season. R.A. Dickey and Josh Johnson have endured rough starts, Jose Bautista's biggest blast involved umpires, and, on Friday night, Jose Reyes suffered a severely sprained ankle. The injury will cost Reyes potentially the next three months and opens a spot on the roster for Munenori Kawasaki, who hit .192/.257/.202 last season for the Mariners. Everything that could go wrong is seemingly going wrong. But were there warning signs about the quality of the Jays' roster even before Reyes' injury?

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The third installment of a five-part series on the pressing questions confronting each team in 2013.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, we're asking and answering three questions about each team in a five-part series ordered by descending Playoff Pct from the Playoff Odds Report. Today, we continue with a look at the group of six teams with the third-highest odds of winning at least a Wild Card. As a reminder, you can find links to our preview podcasts for each team here.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about PECOTA's projections for the Yankees and Blue Jays, how the amateur draft and free agency would work in an auction format, and whether teams should offer players like Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg $100 million lifetime contracts after drafting them.



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