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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

10-13

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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

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Nothing in the seventh inning of Toronto-Texas is as it seems, until Jose Bautista shows up.

A good rule of thumb in storytelling is to start as close to the end as possible. When it comes to Game Five of the ALDS between the Rangers and Blue Jays, that means skipping the first six innings.

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Although we've come to the end of the road, still I can't let go.

The Blue Jays and Rangers play each other for the fifth straight time. Wow.

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Two late season "additions" will battle to send their teams onward.

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With a six-run lead and a game to go, the Blue Jays call on the man who might win this year's Cy Young award. What gives?

The Texas Rangers attempted to finish off the Toronto Blue Jays again, and failed, again. In the battle between a talented lefty and a crafty knuckleballer, the knuckleballer won, but didn’t get the win.

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October 12, 2015 6:00 am

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

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Kate Morrison

Toronto hits and pitches and generally outplays Texas to push the ALDS to Game Four.

No one was surprised that the Toronto Blue Jays weren’t going to go down without a fight after losing the first two ALDS games at home. On Sunday night, they came out ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter for every run they could possibly find—and this plan worked, as they took game 5-1 to send the series to Monday.

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October 10, 2015 12:11 am

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

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Kate Morrison

The Rangers win both on the road, as Toronto's right-handed sluggers fail to slug.

The Rangers weren’t supposed to be here. Not in the playoffs and not a game up in the American League Divisional Series against the mighty Blue Jays (who, if you go back just far enough but not too far, weren’t supposed to be here, either). And the Rangers were certainly not supposed to be the winners of a 14-inning marathon that looked like it would be a blowout in the first few frames.

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Remembering when the Rangers got Beltre, the Blue Jays got Bautista, the Royals got Cain, and more.

Revisiting our reactions, at the time, to the moves that proved key to the Rangers, Blue Jays and Royals making this year's postseason.

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October 8, 2015 12:01 am

Playoff Prospectus: ALDS Preview: Rangers vs. Blue Jays

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R.J. Anderson

The two best teams in the second half meet up in a surprisingly lopsided matchup.

Back on July 27th, the Blue Jays and Rangers were both in third place and more than seven games out in their divisions. The following day, the Blue Jays acquired Troy Tulowitzki; a few days later, the Rangers secured Cole Hamels; then, right before the deadline, the Blue Jays struck again, landing David Price. The flurry of big-name additions helped these teams do more than grab headlines. From thereon they compiled the best records in the American League, posting a collective 84-42 mark—equal to a 108-win pace over an entire season. Those runs were good enough for both teams to overcome the odds and steal their divisions. Now they'll match up for the right to advance to the ALCS.

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May 4, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Baby Blue Jays Crash To Earth

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R.J. Anderson

Toronto gives quick demotions to two of its brightest young prospects. Meanwhile, Dom Brown will join them in Triple-A.

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How Alex Anthopolous drafts and deals high-upside prospects before they get a chance to bust.

Every day until Opening Day, Baseball Prospectus authors will preview two teams—one from the AL, one from the NL—identifying strategies those teams employ to gain an advantage. Today: the drafting philosophies of the Phillies and Blue Jays.

Week 1 previews: Giants | Royals | Dodgers | Rays | Padres | Astros | Rockies | Athletics | Mets | Yankees

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March 20, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Aaron-Starting Era Starting

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Chris Mosch

The Blue Jays appear to have committed to Aaron Sanchez in the rotation, while the Red Sox consider committing to Mookie Betts for the better part of a decade.

John Gibbons indicates Aaron Sanchez is locked into rotation spot
It was universally expected that Aaron Sanchez would slide into the Blue Jays rotation after Marcus Stroman’s season-ending ACL tear last week. In case anyone still had doubts about the right-hander’s role come the start of the season, manager John Gibbons on Thursday all but officially confirmed that Sanchez will end up in the rotation. The Jays skipper told members of the media, including Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star, that the 22-year-old is "pretty much locked into where he is now.”

The Barstow, California native proceeded to pitch into the sixth inning, striking out three and issuing one free pass while generating eight grounders versus a single fly. Getting opposing hitters to beat the ball into ground was the key to Sanchez’s success out of the pen in the second half last year, as he heavily relied on a two-seam fastball that averaged 97 mph and resulted in a groundball percentage just a shade under 66 percent.


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March 4, 2015 6:00 am

Rumor Roundup: Don't Call It A Committee!

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Daniel Rathman

The Blue Jays might have multiple closers. Chris Young is weighing options.

Manager John Gibbons refuses to commit to closer
Perhaps the most intriguing element of the Blue Jays’ pitching depth chart, reinforced only slightly this offseason with the additions of Marco Estrada and Johan Santana, is the wealth of options it gives its skipper.


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