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José Berríos Finds Success with Mechanical Adjustment 

There is no way around it, José Berríos was in a slump. In three starts from August 12th to 24th, he had an 8.76 ERA in just 12.1 innings. He was only able to get through five innings once in that stretch, and that was the game in Washington where he removed himself due to…

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Blue Jays make Big Bullpen Improvement with Small Trade

The Blue Jays bullpen has had an up and down season to say the least. They were great in April, you could argue even the best bullpen in the league, at least by Win Probability Added (WPA). Then injuries happened as those key arms in April (Merryweather, Phelps, Borucki) started getting hurt and missing significant…

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Good Ross Stripling Has Arrived

Ross Stripling’s Blue Jays career did not start as expected after he was acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers at the 2020 Trade Deadline. In 15.2 innings in 2020, Stripling had a 6.32 ERA. The underlying numbers were better, a 3.70 FIP and 4.10 xFIP, but, given the cost of acquisition, this left a sour…

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Blue Jays Front Office Conference Call Agenda

Kevin Goldstein of FanGraphs has been writing some excellent pieces bringing insight into how Major League front offices operate. His recent post “Front Office Conference Call Agenda: American League” focuses on each AL team and what they are talking about on their monthly conference call with the team leadership group. This is a time where…

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More fastballs, more strikes, more success for Robbie Ray

Robbie Ray has had a strong start to the season for the Blue Jays. His first two starts were very Robbie Ray-esque. Ray allowed two runs in 10 innings against the Yankees and Royals, with nine walks versus just six strikeouts. Ray limited the damage as he only allowed one home run in those two…