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Unlocking Derek Fisher’s Potential

The Blue Jays trade deadline was widely underwhelming. Cam covered the overall returns very well in his piece. One of the key players the Blue Jays received in these trades was Derek Fisher. Thomas covered Fisher and what the Blue Jays have in him in his excellent post Thursday. What the Blue Jays have in…

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Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini had a really, really good Astros debut

At the trade deadline earlier this week, the Blue Jays came out of nowhere and traded Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini to the Houston Astros in exchange for reclamation project Derek Fisher. While this was a change of scenery type of deal for both key players involved, it seemed a little puzzling that the Jays…

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Bo Bichette’s beautiful swing gets some major love on MLB Network

Does Bo Bichette’s swing remind you of anyone’s? Aside from his father Dante, when Bo hacks at the plate, his swing takes a page out the book of Josh Donaldson, Javier Baez and to a lesser degree, Jose Bautista. There are worse swings to emulate, right? There are many working parts to Bichette’s swing, but…

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On Pitching Prospect Depth

As the dust begins to settle from the house-clearing trade deadline deals, it fell of course to Ross Atkins to explain, justify, defend, and expand upon his rational for the deals he made. The most prominent theme, apart from how much the team apparently loves the potential of CF Derek Fisher, is their obsession with…

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Series Preview: The day after the storm

The Blue Jays have cleared house over the past couple of days. In doing so, there are now just two remaining players from their 2016 playoff run. Justin Smoak and Ryan Tepera are the last ones standing from the team that claimed the hearts of a nation just a few seasons ago. But, this also…

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Blue Jays at Orioles 08/01/19 – Odds and MLB Betting Trends

by OddsShark (@OddsShark) – Sponsored Post The Toronto Blue Jays are scoring in bunches on the road during a run of games against fellow also-rans, but they’re also relying on a pitcher who’s on an OVER streak on the MLB odds at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Looking for their first four-win streak of the season,…

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The fire sale came as expected, but the return wasn’t what we hoped

The trade deadline has passed and we’ve officially been catapulted into a new era. For the first time in the Mark Shapiro era, the front office has a team comprised fully of their guys as everyone (apologies to Justin Smoak, Dalton Pompey, Ryan Tepera, and Devon Travis) from the previous regime has been let go.

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Thoughts on Where the Blue Jays Go from Here After the Deadline

The one true trade deadline is gone, and so are 24% of the players who made up the Blue Jays 25-man roster last week. Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Eric Sogard, Daniel Hudson, David Phelps, and Joe Biagini have all been traded for returns that have left the fanbase divided, but that is all in the…

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What the Blue Jays have in Derek Fisher

In the very last moments of the trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Derek Fisher from the Houston Astros for Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini, and prospect Cal Stevenson. No matter what is the perceived value of those players, Fisher is now in Toronto and will play out the rest of the 2019 season.