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The 5 most rewatchable Blue Jays games of all-time

It’s hard to believe that Opening Day was originally scheduled to take place this week, because baseball is indefinitely on hold. Unless you’re playing MLB The Show and playing through the 2020 campaign, there’s no facsimile of Major League Baseball going on right now. To help fill the void, Sportsnet is re-airing some of the…

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Simulating the Blue Jays’ 2020 season with MLB The Show

The Blue Jays 2020 schedule has been pushed back to mid-May at the earliest. There’s a remote possibility there might not be Major League Baseball at all this season. But at least we have video games to keep us occupied in the meantime. Chances are, most people have a lot of free time over the…

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The oldest players in Toronto Blue Jays history

Baseball is a young person’s sport, but it’s just as much a veteran’s sport, too. No team has experienced these highs and lows more recently than the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2017, they had the oldest average age of position players in baseball at 31-years-old. Last year, they had the youngest average age of position…

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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…

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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,…

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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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The rotting, layered onion that is the Astros sign stealing scandal

Anybody who says “baseball is boring” hasn’t been paying attention this offseason. What typically is a dormant period for Major League Baseball has been a tire fire of epic proportions, stoked by the Houston Astros sign stealing scandal. And just when it seems like things are dying down, new revelations are unearthed on a weekly…

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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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Scott Boras’ fractured history with the Toronto Blue Jays

If someone described this scene to you, you might think it was a fever dream. There’s Charlie Montoyo wailing away on a set of bongos while super agent Scott Boras bobs his head to the beat and Hyun-Jin Ryu and his wife wonder what they’ve signed themselves up for. Everything about the setting seemed made…

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How genuine was the Blue Jays’ pursuit of Gerrit Cole?

The Blue Jays landed their monster free agent fish in the form of Hyun-Jin Ryu, but Gerrit Cole may have been “the one that got away.” The Yankees signed the 29-year-old to a staggering nine-year, $324 million contract, and it’s hard to imagine any other team coming close to what the Bronx Bombers offered Cole….

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Let’s make a deal for David Price and Andrew Benintendi

Starting pitching and the outfield are the two most glaring needs on the Blue Jays roster this offseason. If they get creative, they could fill both voids (or at least part of that void) in one fell swoop. Meanwhile, the Boston Red Sox are reportedly a team looking to subtract. Yes, it’s this bizarre phenomenon…