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09-11

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8

Pitching Backward: The Dangerous Business of Comparing Stroman to Maddux
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Jeff Long

09-04

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The Call-Up: The Others
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Mauricio Rubio, Tucker Blair, Jordan Gorosh, Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley, Bret Sayre and Jeff Moore

09-03

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The Call-Up: Dalton Pompey
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Jeff Moore and Ben Carsley

09-03

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19

What's Next
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Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
by
Craig Goldstein and Mark Anderson

08-20

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Transaction Analysis: Red Sox Place Their Betts
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R.J. Anderson

07-29

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Transaction Analysis: The Migration of the Backups
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Sam Miller

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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19

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

06-13

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11

Pebble Hunting: Alex Anthopoulos' Amazing Offseason
by
Sam Miller

06-09

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17

What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/9
by
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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5

Eyewitness Accounts: May 21, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

05-05

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8

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

04-28

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23

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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9

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
by
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
by
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
by
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?
by
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
by
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
by
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
by
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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11

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
by
Ben Lindbergh

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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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August 15, 2013 6:11 am

Transaction Analysis: The Royals Add a Pretty Face

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R.J. Anderson

Bonifacio joins Kansas City, Miguel Tejada's season is over, Manny Ramirez loses his shot and Travis Blackley heads to Texas.

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July 24, 2013 6:00 am

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

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Daniel Rathman

Toronto's nightmare season continues with a blown lead against Los Angeles.

The Tuesday Takeaway
Ben Lindbergh wrote on Monday that while “Toronto is still disappointing … the Dodgers are on their way to being about as good as expected.” Never was that more evident than in the middle match between those teams on Tuesday night.

The Blue Jays jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, on an RBI double by Jose Reyes and a run-scoring single by Jose Bautista. The Dodgers charged back in the top of the third, on an RBI double by Andre Ethier and a run-scoring single by Mark Ellis. But the Blue Jays countered those equalizers with two more runs, on a homer by Mark DeRosa and a sacrifice fly by Brett Lawrie, in the ensuing half-inning.


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Paul & Doug discuss what is wrong with Jon Lester since mid-May and dive into Strasburg's season. Next GOTW: Francisco Liriano at Mike Leake

Stephen Strasburg gives the guys a very interesting start to discuss as he shows flashes of brilliance in a start that ended up rather mediocre statistically speaking. Robbie Erlin suffers a tough day, but the outlook isn't quite as grim.

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June 28, 2013 5:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Marmol Gets a Free Pass

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R.J. Anderson

The Cubs will let Marmol walk (or be claimed), Kawasaki's down and up, and David Ross is concussed.

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The Blue Jays are on fire. What credit does John Gibbons deserve?

On Sunday afternoon the Blue Jays won their 11th game in a row. The win, which pushed Toronto's record to 38-36, assured them a share of fourth place and another day of an above-.500 record.

What may have seemed like small beans compared to preseason expectations amounts to large beans now. Consider this: the Jays had not spent a night this season with a better-than-.500 record until last weekend. Entering the final week in June, the Blue Jays are within three games of a Wild Card spot and five games of the American League East lead. The burden of responsibility placed on manager John Gibbons has eased. It's a good thing, too, because Gibbons has done a solid job throughout the season.

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