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March 17, 2017 6:00 am

Rubbing Mud: Roberto Osuna's Complicated Relationships

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Matthew Trueblood

Toronto's young closer has a potentially dominant cutter, if he can just figure out how to use it.

Earlier this week BP Toronto ran an excellent article by Kyle Matte about Roberto Osuna’s evolving array of breaking stuff. Specifically, Matte wrote about Osuna’s development of a cutter in 2016, and the way (as he observed, providing considerable evidence) it somewhat cannibalized his slider. Whenever a pitcher adds a new pitch to his arsenal there’s reason to hope that it will add a new dimension to his game, but there’s also cause to worry that it might eat into the effectiveness of one or more of his other pitches.

Last week, I wrote about Dan Straily’s effort to flesh out his two-seam fastball this winter and about his expressed concern that doing so would compromise his changeup or slider. As I did with Straily’s sinker, though, I thought I'd dig into Osuna’s tunneling numbers to see whether the cutter offered a benefit that might make the tradeoffs worthwhile. What I found was pretty interesting, so I thought I would briefly share it here.

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October 4, 2016 8:30 am

Closer Report: It's Award Season!

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Matt Collins

Time to hand out the hardware for those who brought home the bacon, and other metaphors.

Well, the regular season is over and with it goes the fantasy season. Hopefully you were able to take home a championship or two, and hopefully my advice didn’t cost you too badly in the standings. Like last year, I’m finishing things up with a review of all things closer. I’ll hand out a handful of totally subjective awards that are voted on by a one-man panel.

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It was just a single. Until it wasn't.

There are two sequence of events that everyone will remember from Game Six of the American League Championship Series.

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June 10, 2013 3:10 am

Minor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9

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Zach Mortimer

Dozens of prospect notes to get you caught up on all the action from the last four days.

Games of Thursday, June 6

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The Jays sent off a prospect package to Miami that would have left other systems barren, but Toronto's remains loaded with high-upside arms.

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