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Report: Blue Jays sign RHP Jake Petricka to MiLB deal

According to Robert Murray (formerly of The Athletic), the Blue Jays have signed reliever Jake Petricka to a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi confirmed Murray’s report, adding that Petricka will make $950,000 should he crack the major league roster. Scott Mitchell of TSN reports that Petricka can earn up…

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Guerrero and Shaw: The launch angle outliers

On the surface, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Travis Shaw have little in common. Two hitters at two completely different points in their careers, on opposite sides of the diamond (although Guerrero’s future is arguably at the first base position). As dissimilar as they are, both Vladdy and Shaw struggled mightily at the plate in 2019,…