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The Blue Jays hit the ball harder than anyone … so what?

The 2018 Toronto Blue Jays are a deeply flawed baseball team. They’re the worst baserunning team in baseball, they’re the third-worst fielding team (according to defensive runs saved) and their starting rotation is among the bottom-third in MLB in most categories.

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How do Grichuk, Diaz, and Solarte factor into the Blue Jays’ future?

“Raise the floor”; it was the unofficial M.O. of the Blue Jays offseason. The three players which personified that mantra: Randal Grichuk, Aledmys Diaz and Yangervis Solarte. In essence, they were infield backup plans for Devon Travis and Troy Tulowitzki and an outfield replacement for a departing Jose Bautista. Grichuk and Diaz have exceeded expectations…

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Wait, another rumour linking Mark Shapiro to the Mets?

In the aftermath of the Josh Donaldson trade and in the midst of a lost season, being a member of the Blue Jays front office can’t be an uplifting exercise right now. Sure, things look promising for the future with players like Vlad Jr. and Bo Bichette in the farm system.

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Looking back at the Blue Jays’ last #HugWatch: So long, Snider

In the pantheon of Blue Jays trades, the Travis Snider for Brad Lincoln swap of 2012 is easily among the least earth-shattering moves in franchise history. But it was meaningful for two reasons; one, it was the end of an era for one of the franchise’s most-hyped prospects. That trade was also the last #HugWatch…

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The Blue Jays’ top 5 relief appearances of 2018 (so far)

The Blue Jays’ bullpen has been a bit of a mess this year. In early May, they suddenly lost their closer, which forced every other Blue Jays reliever to adopt a new role. It’s been an exercise of “trial and error” for John Gibbons as he attempts to navigate his relief corps and find the…

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On feeling conflicted about Marcus Stroman

Everybody seems to have a take on Marcus Stroman. They range from “let the Stro Show be the Stro Show” to “his act is wearing thin and the Jays need to trade him”. After his latest transgressions in over the weekend in Boston, those Stroman takes – whether positive or negative – are front and…