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The Shapkins Defender – 6 to 8 Breakout Men

Welcome to The Shapkins Defender, where I inhale your toxic screeds and spit out the fresh oxygen of optimism, like a tree that kind of understands WAR. (Just don’t ask me to explain it.) Well, the offseason is winding down. The coldest days of the year are now behind us and most of the free…

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Blue Jays sign former NPB pitcher Rafael Dolis

According to Scott Mitchell of TSN, the Blue Jays are signing RHP Rafael Dolis to a one-year deal plus a team option. Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet confirmed the report shortly after. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that Dolis will earn $1 million plus performance bonuses in 2020, and that the 2021 option is worth $1.5 million…

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Here’s how the Blue Jays’ Steamer projections look for 2020

One year ago, most projection models predicted Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would be the biggest contributor for the Blue Jays in 2019. In actuality, Cavan Biggio led all Blue Jays position players with 2.4 fWAR last season. Vladdy finished tenth on the team with 0.4 WAR. 2020 is a new season and a fresh opportunity for…

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Blue Jays sign catcher Caleb Joseph to MiLB deal

According to Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays have signed former Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph to a minor-league deal. Mike Wilner of Sportsnet The Fan 590 suggests that Joseph will likely take Luke Maile’s spot on the roster after he was non-tendered and signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates in December. The signing was…

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20 Things: Finding a role for Teoscar Hernandez

Welcome to Blue Jays Nation’s Season In Review. Instead of doing boring-ass, standard player-by-player reviews or handing out some arbitrary report cards, I’m going to talk about 20 things that are on my mind heading into 2020. Today, we have Teoscar Hernandez’s role on the team.