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The Shapkins Defender – I Want My MLB TV

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.) This time, I really wanted to be writing about projections again. In a previous post, I had talked about projections and…

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2020 AL Pennant Odds: Yankees Move Past Astros

by OddsShark (@[email protected]) – Sponsored Post One consequence of the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal is a significant separation at the top of the board on the odds to win the American League Pennant. The New York Yankees have dropped to a +150 favorite in AL champion futures at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The tarnished Astros…

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Projecting the Blue Jays’ 2020 Opening Day bullpen

Bullpens are volatile by their very nature, but the cast of characters assembled at Blue Jays spring training might be the most volatile motley crew in recent memory. Shi Davidi of Sportsnet mentioned this last week during his appearance on Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s “Writer’s Bloc”, but the bridge from the starter to Ken Giles…

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The best headshots from Blue Jays spring training photo day

For most of us, the joy of photo day ended back in high school. But for professional athletes, the never-ending gift known as player photo day lives on. Every spring training, players parade themselves into a storage room lined with a coloured background and pose awkwardly in front of the camera. By now, some of…