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20 Things: Pitching depth has become a legitimate organizational strength

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 the impressive stockpiling of pitching depth up and down the system. 

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Let’s not forget how good Danny Jansen is

There has been plenty of talk this off-season about the Blue Jays catching tandem of Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire. The Blue Jays were rumoured to be interested in Yasmani Grandal leading to speculation that one of the back-stops could be moved via trade. Adding to that was the fact that the Blue Jays have…

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Digging into Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s defensive struggles

Earlier this week, MLB Statcast released its Infield Outs Above Average Leaderboard, and along with it, a treasure chest of defensive metrics. If you scroll to the end of the page, you’ll find one name at the very bottom of the list: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. In his first full season at third base, Vladdy ranked…

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Who’s still out there?

The Blue Jays have already made their big free-agent splash of the off-season, adding Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year deal. But there’s still a month-and-a-half left until the beginning of spring training and plenty of names left on the open market. Are there any fits that make sense?