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07-23

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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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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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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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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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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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Michael Bradburn

03-07

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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

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The bottom of the Red Sox rotation has taken hits this spring. It's not for the best, but it might not be for the worst.

Last year’s Mets wouldn’t have made it to October, but for the good fortune of playing in one of the worst divisions of the Wild Card era. They were 90-72 overall, but 47-29 in the 76 games they played against the Nationals, Marlins, Braves and Phillies. They had a +69 run differential in those 76 games, and a +70 run differential overall. In other words, against the league beyond the NL East, the Mets were a .500 team, with a .500 team’s run differential.

That’s not intended as a poke at the Mets, of course. Indeed, having a strong record against one’s division rivals is not only a good way to win a lot of games (since the unbalanced schedule MLB uses these days includes 19 games against each member of the division), but the surest way to answer the question the regular season now seems meant to answer: Who is the best team in each division? There’s even something to be said for teams who win a high percentage of those games, because the sample size of each season series is so much larger than it is between any given team and an interdivisional opponent, so each series result probably implies something closer to a real expression of relative team quality.

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The Mets are wheelin' and dealin' their way to the end of spring training, while the Blue Jays are gearing up for a long contract negotiation with Jose Bautista.

The Blue Jays aren’t keen on Jose Bautista’s high asking price
Edwin Encarnacion isn’t the only Blue Jay looking to finish off his career in Toronto. Jose Bautista threw down the gauntlet earlier this offseason when he announced his terms for a contract that would keep him in royal blue for the next six years. The Jays’ slugger has his sights set on an annual $30 million payout, but is reportedly more open to negotiating the terms of his contract than previously believed.


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March 11, 2016 6:00 am

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Michael Bradburn

Canada is an odd place... especially when it comes to American comparisons.

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March 7, 2016 5:04 pm

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Gideon Turk

If Toronto wants to keep its best pitcher cost-controlled, the Jays will have to extend him soon.

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Edwin Encarnacion could be due for a reup, while A.J. Ellis could lose his job, if not his actual job.

Edwin Encarnacion and the Blue Jays have started up contract extension talks
This week, we’ve seen Kolten Wong and Salvador Perez each receive contract extensions. One of the next players to join them could be Encarnacion, a very different sort of player in a very different sort of situation. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet, Toronto has extended inquiries; the extent of his interest is unknown; his extant commitment is through 2016; while an extenuating factor could be his age.

Even though Encarnacion is on the “wrong” side of 30, he’s done nothing but improve his most valuable asset—his power hitting. In the 2015 season, he hit .277/.372/.557 with a TAv of .324 and 39 home runs, up from .268/.354/.547, .310 TAv and 34 a year earlier. He might be just another weapon in a fearsome Blue Jays lineup, but he'd be good enough to be the best hitter in a championship-quality offense.


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March 1, 2016 6:00 am

Life at the Margins: Things Are Looking Upside

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Rian Watt

Finding upside in the AL's lesser rotations.

This all began with R.A. Dickey, who’s projected (by PECOTA) for just 0.4 WARP next year. On the face of it, that seems rather odd. Here are Dickey’s WARP totals since 2010, complete and unabridged:

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February 26, 2016 6:00 am

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Joshua Howsam and Matt Gwin

No, really: The Blue Jays mash.

A lot has changed in Toronto since their playoff run ended in October. Alex Anthopoulos has moved on to warmer places, David Price is taking the mound for Boston, and Ben Revere is suiting up for the Nats. The Jays have also made significant changes to the pitching staff, adding some desperately needed depth. While those additions are nice, they’re mostly window dressing, as the pitching is still only decent. Thankfully, the Jays only need mediocre pitching, because their hitters straight up mash.

The Blue Jays were a magnificent offensive team in 2015. We know it. You know it. Sam Dyson definitely knows it. But I don’t think many of us realized just how good Toronto’s hitters were last year. In addition to leading baseball in runs scored, the Jays led the league in HR, BB, SB%, TAv, and most other offensive statistics that you can think of. Basically, the offense could do it all. In order to fully visualize that, look no further than this fantastic tweet from Gideon Turk, which charts OBP against SLG.

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Did this year's IBA voters really prefer the player we said they preferred in a tight race?

I love crowdsourcing projects. I love them because they take virtually no effort to set up, and yet we get a huge amount of information out of them. They work because the voters are the ones doing all the work, and whatever biases they may have get cancelled out, so that we're left with a reasonable view of the perceived truth. That's if everyone is playing fair. Sometimes, the voters try to game the system.

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Start the bandwagon: The next criminally underrated HOF candidate is today's criminally underrated superstar.

I might be a little biased, but I think that if there’s something that last week’s Hall of Fame results needed, it was more inductees named Russell. With Russell Branyan not eligible for election (and in legal trouble), things have been looking kinda bleak. But something else happened in last week’s results that gives me hope. Other than that guy who’s going in with a backwards cap, catcher Mike Piazza finally got his spot in the Hall of Fame.

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January 11, 2016 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Jays, Storen Each Get Relief

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Bryan Grosnick and J.P. Breen

Ben Revere is reunited with Jon Papelbon in Washington; Drew Storen bids good riddance.



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January 8, 2016 6:00 am

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

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Matthew Trueblood

Why do these two teams like each other's pitchers so much?

The A’s sold Arnold Leon on Tuesday, a fairly forgettable transaction involving a fairly forgettable (I’m so sorry, Leon family) pitcher. Few things are as unremarkable as the A’s letting another team have a marginal talent in exchange for some much-needed cash. I might not have taken note of this deal at all, but for the identity of the team taking on Leon: the Blue Jays. That makes this move stand out to me a little bit, for a simple reason: the Jays and A’s sure seem to like one another’s pitchers.

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December 4, 2015 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Shapiro Gets His Cleveland Fix

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Rian Watt

The Toronto Blue Jays name a new GM.

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