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Rule 5 Draft Preview: Options for the Blue Jays at #5 Part 2

Part one of this Rule 5 draft preview profiled pitchers who could be ready to step in and contribute in the majors next season. Those pitchers all had one elite skill whether that be spin rate or high velocity. This post is going to feature pitchers who maybe aren’t quite ready to be contributors in…

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Looking back at Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s load management regimen

The status of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be one of the most hotly contested Blue Jays storylines this winter. Judging by some of his latest workout videos, it looks like Vladdy’s already well on his way to being in the “best shape of his life.™” Regardless, all eyes will be on the 20-year-old when spring…

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Rule 5 Draft Preview: Options for the Blue Jays at #5 Part 1

I have to admit something. I am a sucker for the Rule 5 Draft. I love the idea of adding players to your Major League team so essentially free. The Blue Jays have been wildly successful at selecting players in the Rule 5 Draft and then keeping them on the big league roster for a…

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Analyzing the declining tradability of Randal Grichuk’s contract

When the Blue Jays signed Randal Grichuk to a five-year, $52 million contract extension in April, many were surprised by the parameters and length of the deal, which was considered to be wholly unnecessary to begin with. Granted, the team acquired him for almost nothing and slotted him in immediately upon his arrival. Regardless, Grichuk…

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On the Bubble: Forrest Wall & Josh Palacios

  #BlueJays expected to add RHP Thomas Hatch (return for David Phelps) by Wednesday. Other candidates: Santiago Espinal (return for Steve Pearce), Josh Palacios (OF who posted .787 OPS at AA this year) & Forrest Wall (part of return for Seung-hwan Oh) — Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) November 18, 2019 One of the most intriguing Rule…

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How much is your Blue Jays memorabilia really worth?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In the world of sports collectables, value is in the eye of the buyer. Items are worth as much as someone will pay for it. Every fan has at least one sentimental sports item in their collection, whether it’s a baseball card, a ticket stub or bobblehead….