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07-18

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Transaction Analysis: Cahilling Time
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R.J. Anderson

07-11

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Transaction Analysis: A Pierz to be Missing
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R.J. Anderson

06-25

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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris King and Jeff Moore

06-13

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Pebble Hunting: Alex Anthopoulos' Amazing Offseason
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Sam Miller

06-09

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
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Daniel Rathman

06-06

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What You Need to Know: Soaring Jays
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Chris Mosch

06-02

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Notes from the Field: Studying Aaron Sanchez
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Chris Mellen

05-21

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Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

05-05

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The Call-Up: Marcus Stroman
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Nick J. Faleris and Ben Carsley

04-28

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 28, 2014
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

04-18

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What You Need to Know: Meltdown in Minnesota
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Daniel Rathman

04-14

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: April 14, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

03-26

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Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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10

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview
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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

02-24

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 392: 2014 Season Preview Series: Toronto Blue Jays
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-20

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Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?
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Daniel Rathman

02-14

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez
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Doug Thorburn

12-13

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 348: Robot GMs, Bartolo at Bat, and Other Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-09

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Prospect Debate: Stroman vs. Sanchez
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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

12-06

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

12-04

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Transaction Analysis: Kratz All, Folks
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R.J. Anderson

11-26

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Rumor Roundup: Beltran to the Bronx?
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Daniel Rathman

11-06

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One Move: American League East
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Ben Carsley

09-05

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Transaction Analysis: Will Amenable
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R.J. Anderson

08-15

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Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face
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R.J. Anderson

07-24

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What You Need to Know: Another Bad Night for the Blue Jays
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Daniel Rathman

07-19

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TINSTAAPP: TINSTAAPP Episode 9: Erlin vs. Strasburg
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Paul Sporer and Doug Thorburn

06-28

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Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass
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R.J. Anderson

06-24

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Painting the Black: Birds Song
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R.J. Anderson

06-19

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Painting the Black: The Improbability of the Closer
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R.J. Anderson

03-05

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MLBDepthCharts: Toronto Blue Jays
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Jason Martinez

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

12-13

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

11-16

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Transaction Analysis: Melky Flees To Canada
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Sam Miller

11-14

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Overthinking It: The Moves Alex Anthopoulos Made Before the Blockbuster
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Ben Lindbergh

09-11

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Out of Left Field: Case Study: What Makes a Bad Baseball Game
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Matthew Kory

09-07

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Overthinking It: Feasting on the East
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Ben Lindbergh

08-23

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Painting the Black: Broken Romero
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R.J. Anderson

08-14

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

07-31

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Transaction Analysis: Snider and Lincoln Change Scenery, LA Adds League, and Thames Joins the M's
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Ben Lindbergh and Kevin Goldstein

07-26

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The Process: When Will We Know Who Won the 10-Player Trade?
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Bradley Ankrom

07-20

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BP Unfiltered: Alex Anthopoulos Always Checks His Math
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Ben Lindbergh

06-27

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Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, June 27
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Corey Dawkins

06-04

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The Week in Quotes: May 28-June 3
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Hudson Belinsky, Jonah Birenbaum, Andrew Koo and Matthew Rocco

05-30

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10

Manufactured Runs: Who Gives a Shift?
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Colin Wyers

05-24

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What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 24
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Daniel Rathman

05-16

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What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 16
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Daniel Rathman

05-10

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On the Beat: Harping on Harper
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John Perrotto

05-04

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What You Need to Know: Friday, May 4
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Daniel Rathman

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March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Dombrowski Gone Wild

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R.J. Anderson

A flurry of moves as teams pack their buses: Ortiz gets an extension, the Braves get a new sixth starter, the Tigers extend the Doug Fister trade tree, and more.

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March 25, 2014 6:00 am

Prospectus Preview: AL East 2014 Preseason Preview

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Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine

The second installment in a division-by-division dialogue leading up to Opening Day.

In the week leading up to Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus is conducting a division-by-division dialogue, asking and answering five questions about each team. Below, Andrew Koo and Zachary Levine discuss the American League East.

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Ben and Sam preview the Blue Jays' season with Adam Sobsey, and Nick talks to Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi (at 22:49).

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February 20, 2014 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Whither Santana?

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Daniel Rathman

Ervin Santana might not be Toronto-bound, plus news about Raul Ibanez' ongoing defensive adventures and Nick Franklin's future home.

Ervin Santana probably won’t land north of the border
Once word leaked that Ubaldo Jimenez was going to become an Oriole, some presumed that the Blue Jays would ante up and reel in the other remaining high-profile free agent starting pitcher. But ESPN’s Jayson Stark has heard from multiple sources that general manager Alex Anthopoulos does not intend to break the bank for Ervin Santana.

Stark wrote on Wednesday that the Blue Jays will come away with Santana only if his asking price falls into the range they have in mind. If agent Bean Stringfellow sticks to his guns, industry sources—both in other organizations and on the player-representation side—don’t believe that the Blue Jays will budge.


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February 14, 2014 6:43 am

Raising Aces: Bush League: Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez

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Doug Thorburn

Mechanical breakdowns of two top Toronto arms.

The Bush League series takes a slight turn this week, doubling up to tackle a pair of pitchers from the Baseball Prospectus Top 101 Prospects list. I broke down the mechanics of a total of 21 pitchers from the Top 101 in the newly-released 2014 Starting Pitcher Guide, including each of the top 18, and all 47 arms from the big list were covered by Paul Sporer within the guide. I’d like to cover a number of those top pitchers at BP before the season begins, so let's make a dent with the top two prospects in the Toronto system.

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Ben and Sam answer listener emails about trading within the division, stats on baseball broadcasts, Mike Trout, and more.

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December 9, 2013 6:00 am

Prospect Debate: Stroman vs. Sanchez

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Jason Parks and BP Prospect Staff

The prospect team debates the no. 1 young pitcher in the Blue Jays system.

The subjective nature of prospect prognostication is equal parts fascination and frustration, as the prejudices and partialities of the evaluation process can limit what we see and how we go about compartmentalizing that information. I’m a registered bullpen box offender; a recidivist when it comes to placing radically short arms, radically tall arms, slim and slender arms, and most arms of Dominican provenance into a future bullpen role before the developmental process has played out. I recognize that this particular bias is often incongruent to the nature of the process itself, and it paints me as a hypocrite when I preach against binary logic and then participate in such black and white developmental tropes. I’m working on it.

Perhaps my newfound developmental liberalism pushed me toward Marcus Stroman as the top prospect in the Jays system, or perhaps he’s just the best candidate for the spot, regardless of his ultimate role. Outside of a few arms, the historical record isn’t littered with sub 5’10’’ righty starters that found sustainable success at the major-league level, and that fact alone could give even the most strident supporters a valid reason to question Stroman’s long-term future in a rotation. But I was eventually persuaded to believe the diminutive arm was not only a starter but a superior prospect, one with an upside similar to Aaron Sanchez, with a more mature arsenal, better all-around feel, and a low risk/high floor if the rotation projection failed to actualize. I feel confident in the outcome of the list, but it took a healthy debate and opinions from all sides to carve out the conclusion. This is how the sausage is made.

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The Blue Jays, just a year after supposedly emptying their system, are strong and deep again.

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December 4, 2013 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Kratz All, Folks

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R.J. Anderson

The Blue Jays get their second catcher of the week.

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November 26, 2013 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Beltran to the Bronx?

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Daniel Rathman

Carlos Beltran is the Yankees' top target, and the Blue Jays are eyeing available starters, including Jeff Samardzija.

Carlos Beltran is Yankees’ top target
General manager Brian Cashman nabbed his first free agent last week, when Brian McCann agreed to a five-year, $85 million hitch with the Yankees that includes a vesting option for the 2019 season. If Cashman has his way, Beltran will soon join McCann in the Bronx.


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In the debut edition of this new series, Ben looks at the most impactful decision each AL East team could make this offseason.

A few days back, Craig Goldstein and I engaged in a simple Twitter argument over Stephen Drew and the Cardinals. This devolved into an hour-long Gchat battle over draft picks, organizational philosophy, the current free agent market, and Ryan Jackson.

In the end we still largely disagreed, but we did align on one point: the debate itself was quite fun. That led to this column idea, in which Craig and I will bring you one move each team should (or shouldn’t) make this offseason.

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September 5, 2013 6:30 am

Transaction Analysis: Will Amenable

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R.J. Anderson

The Padres extend Venable, Bard gets a fresh start, Aaron Harang latches on, and Mauro Gomez faces a crossroads.

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