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Roy Halladay is a Hall of Famer

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America says that throughout the Hall of Fame voting process, a player’s “record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played” will all come into question to determine whether or not they’re a HoF-worthy talent. 

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Blue Jays trade Russell Martin to Dodgers

You kind of knew this was coming, but that doesn’t mean that it hurts any less. The Blue Jays have sent C Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor leaguers 2B/SS Ronny Brito and SP Andrew Sopko. The team will also be eating a “significant portion” of the remaining $20M owed to Martin,…

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This Elvis Luciano pick is kind of intriguing

The Blue Jays have selected Royals’ RHP Elvis Luciano with the tenth pick of this afternoon’s Rule 5 Draft. It’s a bit of a head scratcher. Luciano is only 18, and the highest level he’s played in his career thus far is rookie ball. This season, he threw just 67 innings with a 4.16 ERA,…

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Early Hall of Fame voters have been very kind to Roy Halladay

Look, we know Roy Halladay is going to Cooperstown at some point, but thanks to Twitter, we can look at (almost) real time updates on the 2019 Hall of Fame ballot. Baseball fan Ryan Thibodaux, aka @NotMrTibbs, has been consolidating Hall of Fame ballots through his own work, or tips being directed his way. He…

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Roy Halladay deserves to be a first ballot Hall of Famer

On Monday, the 2019 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot was announced, and a familiar name was added. After his untimely death at the too-young age of 40 last year, the Blue Jays took swift action, making the decision to honour Roy Halladay with a spot on the Level of Excellence as well as sending his…

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Vlad Jr’s Steamer projections are potentially NSFW

We’re now into November, which means hot stove talk is going to heat up. The best and worst thing about these coming weeks will be the incessant paper championships being handed out and then revoked because baseball is perfect and predictable. Pitchers and catchers are still approximately 15 years away from reporting, so something has…

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Blue Jays pick up Justin Smoak’s option

Hot stove season! The Blue Jays have picked up Justin Smoak’s $8 million team option for 2019, Jon Morosi reports. His initial deal two-year, $8.25 million dollar deal that was signed back during the 2016 season was met with fury, but it’s turned out to be a steal for the team. Between the 2017 and…

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Roberto Osuna booed in Rogers Centre return

Houston Astro Roberto Osuna returned to the Rogers Centre to a cold reception. The closer came into Monday night’s game to put the finishing touches on a 5-3 Astros victory. It was Osuna’s 19th save of the season. Osuna became a fan favourite during the 2015 season when, less than two years after undergoing Tommy…

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Ken Giles has been one of the best closers in the league

Was that title clickbait? Kind of, but not really. When it comes to closers, one stat sticks out in the minds of baseball fans. Even the most progressive, forward thinking follower of this game equates closers to saves, whether it’s intentional or not. As opposed to say, the win, the save holds at least some…