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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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12

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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18

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

10-13

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9

Playoff Prospectus: The Greatest Mop-Up Man In Playoff History: ALDS Game 4
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Kate Morrison

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: Oh, *Those* Toronto Blue Jays: ALDS Game 3
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Kate Morrison

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: The Rougned Show Goes Long: ALDS Game 2
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Kate Morrison

10-08

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Transaction Analysis: How the AL Division Champs Got Here
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BP Staff

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rangers vs. Blue Jays
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R.J. Anderson

05-04

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Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth
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R.J. Anderson

03-30

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Every Team's Moneyball: Toronto Blue Jays: I Gotta Sell High, All The Time
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Chris Mosch

03-20

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Rumor Roundup: Aaron-Starting Era Starting
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Chris Mosch

03-04

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Rumor Roundup: Don't Call It A Committee!
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Daniel Rathman

03-02

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Transaction Analysis: It's the Latest Johan Santana Comeback
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R.J. Anderson

02-27

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Prospectus Feature: A.J. Preller's Offseason and the Toronto Precedent
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Steven Jacobson

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter
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Daniel Rathman

02-09

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Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon
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R.J. Anderson

01-29

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Rumor Roundup: Aaron Sanchez Is This Close To Saving 38 Games and Winning Rookie of the Year
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Chris Mosch

01-23

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Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man
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Daniel Rathman

12-30

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Rumor Roundup: Blue Jays Interested in This Francisco Rodriguez Fun Fact
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Daniel Rathman

12-18

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Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium
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Chris Mosch

12-05

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2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy
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R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

12-01

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Transaction Analysis: On Trading a Superstar With Two Years Service Time
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R.J. Anderson, Wilson Karaman, Bret Sayre and Nick J. Faleris

11-18

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Transaction Analysis: Russell Martin Gets That McCann Cash
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Mauricio Rubio

11-18

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Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?
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Daniel Rathman

11-17

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Rumor Roundup: Will Cubs Rustle Martin?
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Daniel Rathman

11-14

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Transaction Analysis: Jays Leggo Their A. Gose
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R.J. Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Jordan Gorosh

11-10

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Fantasy Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
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Wilson Karaman

11-05

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Transaction Analysis: Lind Blows Out of Toronto
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

09-11

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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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What's Next
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Nick J. Faleris and Chris Mellen

09-02

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The Call-Up: Daniel Norris
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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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BP Top 50
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Nick J. Faleris, Chris King and Jeff Moore

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Is it really possible to build a great team in one winter?

By the end of the 2012 season, the Blue Jays had secured their place in baseball as the definition of middling. After their 1992-1993 heyday—the culmination of 11 straight seasons of 86 wins or more—the Jays ripped off a string of seasons that would make a centrist very happy: Only twice in the next 19 years did Toronto finish in last place in the American League East, but just once did they manage to finish within 10 games of the division winner.

Once the Rays found respectability, Toronto dropped from its usual third place, finishing in fourth each year from 2008 to 2012. This was despite a respectable 400-410 record over that span, with three seasons at or above .500.

The time had come for the Blue Jays to do something big. “I’m not going to live through what we went through this season again,” general manager Alex Anthopolous told employees in October 2012, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun.

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February 24, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Baseball Player Fatter

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Daniel Rathman

Two stories of players putting on weight, and one of an unrequited trade demand in Toronto.

Rays’ Jake Odorizzi packed on weight this offseason
Jake Odorizzi gained 17 pounds this offseason. Jake Odorizzi claims he’s in the best pitching shape of his life. These facts are not contradictory.

At least, so says the right-hander, who told reporters that he gulped down “six or seven” meals each day—comprised chiefly of a mountain of protein—to reach his desired weight. He’s at 197 pounds now, up from around 180 last year (he was listed at 185, but that figure is a touch off from the numbers in the afore-linked story by Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times), more in line with what might be expected of a 6-foot-2 hurler aiming to reach 200 innings for the first time in his major-league career.


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February 9, 2015 6:04 am

Transaction Analysis: Texas' New Platoon

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R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox extend Wade Miley, the Reds land Burke Badenhop, and the Rangers sign both halves of a left-field platoon.

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Alex Anthopolous gives some hints as to who'll be collecting saves in Toronto this year.

Anthopoulos sheds light on bullpen situation
Jonathan Papelbon trade rumors started gaining steam over the weekend, with the Phillies closer being mentioned as a potential fit in Milwaukee and more recently linked to Toronto. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Tuesday that Toronto’s interest in Papelbon is “extremely limited” and that any potential trade would have to come with minimal financial risk. On Wednesday, general manager Alex Anthopoulos was a guest on Sportsnet590 The Fan and effectively confirmed Rosenthal’s report, hinting that acquiring Papelbon was not very realistic.

“I can say that we are not going to be in the market for relievers making $10 million or more,” Anthopoulos told Bob McCown and Ken Reid. “It’s just not something that’s going to fit for us. So any rumors that people would see of us being in that price range for a reliever (are) strongly false.”


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January 23, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Everth Cabrera is a Wanted Man

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Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays might be interested in an infielder with legal troubles, while the Orioles might demand a substantial return if they let Dan Duquette go.

Jays might look at Everth Cabrera to play second base
The Jays have a new catcher, a new third baseman, a new first baseman, a new left fielder, and possibly a new second baseman, if Devon Travis, who came over from the Tigers for Anthony Gose, wins the job out of spring training. For all of general manager Alex Anthopoulos’ efforts, though, the keystone might still come down to a competition between Ryan Goins, Maicer Izturis, and Steve Tolleson, if Travis—whose prospect stock varies depending on whose opinion you seek—fails to impress in Grapefruit League play.

Adding another veteran option with upside might thus be tempting. The Jays have some recent history of buying low on players with makeup concerns (Colby Rasmus) or performance-enhancing drug ties (Melky Cabrera), and CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman tweeted Thursday that they might be prepared to go bargain hunting in the same bin.


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Toronto has K-Rod and Japanese veteran shortstop Takashi Toritani on its radar, while Stephen Drew gets a token rumor.

Blue Jays, Padres interested in Takashi Toritani
While the spotlight for infielders across the Pacific has recently been on Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang, for whom the Pirates won negotiating rights, a Japanese veteran might join him in the majors next year. According to Brendan Kennedy, who covers the Blue Jays for the Toronto Star, the club is one of two eyeing Toritani, a shortstop with the Hanshin Tigers.


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December 18, 2014 9:56 am

Rumor Roundup: Pitching at a Premium

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Chris Mosch

The secondary pitching market has little remaining, with a glut in the outfield, the Padres aren't done making moves, and the Blue Jay may look to the Far East to fix their second-base hole.

When the Cubs locked up Jon Lester to a six-year deal last week at the Winter Meetings, the expectation was that would set off a series of signings in the starting pitcher market. There has yet to be much movement in the courtship of either Max Scherzer or James Shields, but things may soon pick up for teams looking for a cheaper alternative:

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December 5, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Despite numerous big trades over the years, Toronto has impact talent ready to help and up-and-coming kids filling out a deep system.

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December 5, 2014 12:01 am

Transaction Analysis: The Mariners Get Happy

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R.J. Anderson and Wilson Karaman

The Mariners swap Michael Saunders for J.A. Happ in a trade that was preceded by a beef, and might itself precede another trade.

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Billy Beane trades another star, though the package he got in return is different than we're used to. Plus: Prospect breakdowns and fantasy implications.

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The Blue Jays, not the Cubs, sign Russell Martin; The Cubs, not the Braves, now employ Tommy La Stella.

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November 18, 2014 4:14 am

Rumor Roundup: Are the Jays Preparing to Splurge?

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Daniel Rathman

2014 Blue Jays : Free Agency :: 2012 Blue Jays : Trading ?

Russell Martin is already in tow. But if there’s fire to go with the smoke below, there might be a whole lot more to come.

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