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08-05

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BP Unfiltered: Let's Always Know The Longest Baseball Play [Updated!]
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Sam Miller

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: The Penny-Pinching Pirates Pitching Parade
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Jeff Quinton, Ben Carsley, Joshua Howsam, Gideon Turk, Craig Goldstein, Adam McInturff, Jeffrey Paternostro and Bryan Grosnick

07-28

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Transaction Analysis: Reliever Swap, Starring Storen and Benoit
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Bryan Grosnick and Wilson Karaman

07-27

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Transaction Analysis: Blue Jays Add Rejuvenated Upton
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Joshua Howsam, Adam McInturff and George Bissell

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: Made For Joaquin
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Bryan Grosnick

07-23

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BP Toronto
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Nick Dika

07-20

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Transaction Analysis: Where Does Yuliesky Gurriel Fit?
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Bryan Grosnick

07-10

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BP Toronto
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Joshua Howsam

06-28

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Prospectus Feature: Tulo's Bat Is As Cold As The Rockies
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Aaron Gleeman

06-27

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What You Need to Know: Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Hit Seven Homers and Lose
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Ashley Varela

06-26

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BP Toronto
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Dave Church

06-07

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Life at the Margins: Stuff Your Scouting Report
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Rian Watt

06-02

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Prospectus Feature: The One Who Got Away
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Aaron Gleeman

06-02

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Transaction Analysis: Walsh Revolution
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Rian Watt, James Fegan and Matthew Trueblood

05-24

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BP Toronto
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Tammy Rainey

05-20

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What You Need to Know: So This Is Matt Harvey?
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Nicolas Stellini

05-20

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Transaction Analysis: Nathan Trying To Be Famous Again
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Bryan Grosnick

05-16

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Pebble Hunting: The 14 Heroes Of Sunday's Odor/Bautista Brawl
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Sam Miller

05-16

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What You Need to Know: Papi Endings
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Ashley Varela

05-15

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BP Toronto
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Eric Mercer

05-11

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What You Need to Know: I Have Seen The Royals, And That Team Last Night Was Not The Royals
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Nicolas Stellini

05-06

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What You Need to Know: Yankees Find a New Way to Lose
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Emma Baccellieri

05-02

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Players Prefer Presentation: Upon Further Review, We Will Never Be Happy
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Meg Rowley

04-19

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What You Need to Know: Let's Roll It Up
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Daniel Rathman

04-14

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Tools of the Trade
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Jeff Long

04-06

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What You Need to Know: Noah Syndergaard and the 95 mph Slider
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Emma Baccellieri

04-04

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What You Need to Know: The Race is Long, And in the End It's Only With Yourself
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Ashley Varela

03-31

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Fifth Column: Freedom Brown
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Michael Baumann

03-29

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Rumor Roundup: The Two Most Exciting Fifth Starters Named
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Daniel Rathman

03-23

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Rubbing Mud: Injuries to Boston's Lefties Might Turn Out All Right
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Matthew Trueblood

03-14

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Rumor Roundup: The Big Bad Bautista Extension
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Ashley Varela

03-11

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BP Toronto
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Michael Bradburn

03-07

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BP Toronto
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Gideon Turk

03-03

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Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Get Extendy
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Demetrius Bell

03-01

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Life at the Margins: Things Are Looking Upside
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Rian Watt

02-26

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Winter Is Leaving
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Joshua Howsam and Matt Gwin

01-22

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Internet Baseball Awards: The Jokester-Free AL Player of the Year
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Tom Tango

01-12

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Baseball Therapy: Put Russell In the Hall of Fame
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Russell A. Carleton

01-11

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Transaction Analysis: Jays, Storen Each Get Relief
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Bryan Grosnick and J.P. Breen

01-08

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Rubbing Mud: A's Who Are Jays Who Like A's To Be Jays
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Matthew Trueblood

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Shapiro Gets His Cleveland Fix
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Rian Watt

11-20

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Ducks on the Pond: Last Year's Best Starter-To-Reliever Transition
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Chris Mosch

11-09

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Prospectus Feature: Passed Balls and Wild Pitches: Getting It Right
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Jonathan Judge

10-22

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Playoff Prospectus: Holy Cow It Almost Happened Again: ALCS Game 5
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Sam Miller

10-20

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and Tuesday LCS Previews
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Mike Gianella and Chris Mosch

10-19

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game 3 Preview
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Matthew Trueblood

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Preview: Royals vs. Blue Jays
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R.J. Anderson

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: We Are All Dead: ALDS Game 5
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R.J. Anderson

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Game 5 Previews and PECOTA Odds
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Jeff Quinton and Matthew Trueblood

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Win Or Go Home: Hamels Vs. Stroman
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Doug Thorburn

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I once saw a baseball stay live for 21 seconds. Can you do better?

Last year, baseball gave us one of the weirdest triple plays ever, a 3-6-2 job that involved much confusion, fits and starts, and a promising rally torched. But what most interested me about this play

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The Pirates trade two starters, get back two more, and come out two prospects shallower than they were at the start of the day.

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Toronto and Seattle exchange disappointing veteran relievers, Texas brings in some pitching depth, and Joey Gallo gets a chance to let it fly.

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Toronto needs outfield depth in the short and long term, so the Blue Jays took Melvin Upton off the Padres' hands at a discount.

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July 26, 2016 11:17 am

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July 23, 2016 6:00 am

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Nick Dika

Digging into the wrong ways to think about the Blue Jays.

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Michael Conforto returns to New York, Justin Smoak stays in Toronto, and Yuliesky Gurriel might be an odd fit in Houston.

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July 10, 2016 6:00 am

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Joshua Howsam

If you're gonna talk about a Bugs Bunny changeup, you'd best bring Bugs Bunny gifs.

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Troy Tulowitzki is still searching for his missing production 11 months after leaving Coors Field.

Troy Tulowitzki returned to Coors Field last night for the first time as a visiting player, facing the Rockies nearly 11 months after the blockbuster trade that sent the five-time All-Star shortstop from Colorado to Toronto. Because the Blue Jays went 31-10 with Tulowitzki in their lineup last season and made the playoffs for the first time since 1993 the trade was immediately labeled a success, but Tulowitzki didn’t actually play all that well in those 41 games and his contract meant neither team involved was viewing the deal as strictly a short-term move. Tulowitzki’s mediocre performance has continued this season, which has to be worrisome for the Blue Jays given that he’s 31 years old and signed through 2020 at an average annual salary of around $20 million.

When the Blue Jays acquired Tulowitzki they did so knowing that his raw hitting numbers would decline because that’s just how things work with Rockies hitters. Coors Field undeniably boosts offense, often to extreme degrees, and hitters departing the Rockies can generally be counted on to post less gaudy raw numbers in their new homes. However, projecting how Rockies hitters will fare elsewhere can be tricky due to a potential “hangover” effect playing home games at altitude can have on a player’s performance in road games. In other words, it’s not always as simple as taking a longtime Rockies hitter’s road numbers and penciling those in as his overall numbers, because the road numbers might be underrepresenting his true, non-Coors Field talent level.

Tulowitzki spent the first decade of his career calling Coors Field home and took full advantage, hitting .321/.394/.558 in 526 games there compared to .276/.349/.468 in 522 road games. Even with a hangover effect possibly dragging them down those road numbers alone would have made Tulowitzki the best-hitting shortstop in baseball from 2006-2015, so the Blue Jays gladly would have signed up for .276/.349/.468. Instead he’s hit just .226/.306/.405 in 95 games following the trade, including .214/.294/.423 in 54 games this year. Once the king of good-hitting shortstops, his .717 OPS ranks 15th among the 26 players who’ve logged at least 50 games at the position this season and Tulowitzki is the third-oldest player in that group. His post-trade fall is magnified even further by the emergence of a potentially historic group of young shortstops.

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The White Sox hit seven home runs, Kevin Gausman and Carlos Carrasco toss four-hitters, and Jose Altuve goes for the cycle.

The Weekend Takeaway

There are no givens in baseball. A 10-run lead can evaporate under the misdirection of a tired bullpen, a no-hitter can be lost on a misplayed fly ball, and a ninth-inning tie can be broken on a walk-off balk. Still, there are certain markers which, once they are passed, provide a feeling of security.

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June 26, 2016 6:13 am

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Dave Church

The Blue Jays' 'ace' has been horrible. Is it time for something drastic?

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Why pitchers' gameplan starts with the pitcher.

Sometimes, a hitter adjusts so quickly that it’s hard to tell exactly what he’s doing, as he’s doing it. Perhaps it’s a new front-foot tap that’s helped him get his timing down on that tough fastball, and he debuts it on a Sunday and sees success with it right away. Perhaps it’s a sudden recognition of a particular pitch, out of a particular arm slot, that allows him to start crushing before anybody really notices how it’s happening. Perhaps. It doesn’t often happen that fast.

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