Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays: Batters

The Blue Jays are 5-5 in their first ten games. The offense has been kind of slow to get going, but we have jumped from last in the AL in runs scored per game to 10th in the last 3 days. Playing...

Who's up, Who's down: Blue Jays pitchers

We aren't quite a full two weeks into the season but let's take a look at how the Jays pitchers are doing. At 5-4 things are going pretty good, but the pitching has been up and down. The starters...

Are Brandon Morrow's Days as a Strikeout King Over

Brandon Morrow used to be a dominant strikeout pitcher, but his K rate hasn't been close to the league leaders in three years.

The Case of Colby Rasmus and the High Heat

It has been alleged that Mr. Rasmus cannot handle the high fastball, but does the evidence support that claim?

Brett Lawrie's Glove: Fool's Gold?

The idea that Brett Lawrie is an unbelievable fielder is rarely questioned by Jays fans, but perhaps it should be.

How Much Have The Blue Jays Upgraded At Catcher?

The Blue Jays did very little to remodel their roster going into the 2014 season, but they did spring for a completely new catching tandem.

Is the Drew Hutchison Optimism Justified?

Coming off some strong spring training performances Drew Hutchison is everybody's favorite rotation candidate, but is he worthy of that designation?

Who's up, Who's down: Infielders

Back on Tuesday, we took at look at how our potential starting pitchers fared after the first few spring games, I thought we'd also look at how our infielders at doing. Infielders ...

Todd Redmond Shouldn't Be An Option

As a pitcher without options who fared admirably in 2013, Todd Redmond has a real chance to be Toronto's fifth starter. If he does get that chance, things could get ugly.

Does Edwin Encarnacion Have Another Gear?

Edwin Encarnacion has already broken out to become an elite offensive force over the last two seasons. Is it possible he has a little bit more breaking out to do?

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Jose Reyes Will Not Be Cheated

If Jose Reyes is going to strikeout, not something he is in the habit of doing, he's going to go down swinging.

The Fog of Rajai Davis

The presence of Rajai Davis has made it very difficult to see the struggles the Blue Jays have had on the base paths in recent years.

Adam Lind and Rajai Davis: Separated at Birth

On a surface level Adam Lind and Rajai Davis don't have a lot in common. However, if you are willing to ignore a lot of obvious differences they are essentially clones.

The Blue Jays Young Players Aren't Producing

Last season Blue Jays were disappointed by the contributions of known quantities like Melky Cabrera, Maicer Izturis, and Josh Johnson, but the young guns haven't been much good of late either.

Blue Jays ZiPS Projections

Fangraphs has post the ZiPS projections for the Blue Jays. They figure our top batters to be: Jose Bautista: 4.0 WAR Brett Lawrie: 3.3 WAR Edwin Encarnacion: 3.2 WAR Jose Reyes: 3.1 WAR Colby...

The Not-So-Secret Weapon of Sergio Santos

Sergio Santos was unbelievable when he pitched in 2013. What can we expect in 2014?

How Did John Gibbons Manage His Bullpen in 2013?

When John Gibbons was hired to be the manager of the 2013 Blue Jays he was advertised as a savvy bullpen handler. How did he do on that front last season?

Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Ervin Santana: The Debate Rages

The Blue Jays have been linked to Ubaldo Jimenez and Ervin Santana, which pitcher would be a better choice for the club?

Esmil Rogers Needs To Feature His Sinker

When Esmil Rogers first arrived as a starter in 2013 there was a lot of buzz about his new sinker. If he wants to be successful in 2014 he'll need to go back to relying on that pitch.

Josh Thole's No Good Very Bad Season

Josh Thole was a complete and utter train wreck in 2013. What, exactly, went wrong?

Did Dioner Navarro's 2013 Mean Something?

The Blue Jays don't need Dioner Navarro to recreate his 2013 production to justify his contract, but they need him to show flashes of what made him so effective as a Cub.

A Scouting Report on Dioner Navarro

Al Yellon provides us with a report on our new catcher.

Dioner Arencibia (or is it J.P. Navarro?)

More on the events of the day. YAY NEWS. We are going to milk this for days, you know

What to do with J.P. Arencibia?

With the Dioner Navarro signing, what to do with JP?

Why the Jays need a second baseman

The idea that Ryan Goins can start at second base for the Blue Jays is a romantic notion. Like most romantic notions it's also hogwash.

The Walks that Weren't: Swinging in 3 Ball Counts

The Blue Jays walked 510 times last year, but how many opportunities for the free pass did they throw away?

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