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Daily Duce: Friday, March 31st

Daily??!?!? Some background from Morgan Campell of the Toronto Star on the announcement this week that the Jays will be partnering with StubHub — a deal making them the 29th team in the league to do so. Turns out the StubHub people think it’s great, but do consumers? I honestly have no idea. Keith Law…

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Birds All Day Podcast: 107. Season Preview Predictions!

It’s all happening! The Jays are in Montréal, and after a brief chat about that, Drew and Stoeten make with some “true or false” style predictions for the 2017 Blue Jays season. Mark this one down to later see how wrong we were about it all (except Rougie Odor being trash)! And so much more!…

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Obligatory Montréal Baseball Thoughts

It’s that time of year again. The Blue Jays have headed north for their annual baseball celebration/cock-teasing of Montréal. Shit, they can probably even milk this thing for a few more years by bringing the prodigal son, Vladito, with them next year and for the foreseeable future. Might baseball actually return to Montréal before the…

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Daily Duce: Thursday, March 30th

Daily??!?!? Over at FanGraphs, apparently they noticed the same thing we did: that the projections for the Blue Jays’ rotation are very light. The outstanding and prolific Travis Sawchik investigates. Speaking of starting depth, over at Sportsnet, Arden Zwelling tells us about Casey Lawrence, who may end up being the first starter to get the…

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FanGraphs Projections Rank the Jays’ Starting Pitchers the 16th Best in Baseball, And It Entirely Makes Sense

“This illustrates the large problems I have with the gospel of advanced stats and prediction systems. #Bluejays rotation ranked 16th in #MLB” – Mike Wilner This was Mike’s initial reaction this week to the release of the first half of the starting pitching segment of FanGraphs’ positional power rankings. The Blue Jays’ group of starting options…

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Today’s Blue Jays Lineup Suggests That They Might Actually Get It

If this was the lineup that the Jays were sending out against a left-handed pitcher I might not be so enthused, but as it is, with Opening Day starter Marco Estrada on the bump and the Jays showcasing a rather Opening Day-like lineup against Phillies right-handers Aaron Nola, um… hot damn! Sure, sure, we could…

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OK, So How About Gregor Blanco?

The Jays had better add a better option in left field soon, because it’s going to get tiresome writing a post like this after every. single. time. a team cuts a player who seems like a better fit for a left field platoon with Melvin Upton than Ezequiel Carrera. And yet here we are again,…