Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

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Fanpost: The Inevitable regression of Colby Rasmus

Note: I originally wrote this piece on my blog, but figured I'd post it over here as well to get a wider audience. Thanks for reading! This has been a roller coaster ride of a baseball season....

Breaking Up the Dynamic Dominican Duo

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Batting Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion back-to-back seems like a good intimidation tactic, but it might not be a good baseball tactic.

Dioner Navarro: Quiet Disaster

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Dioner Navarro has been such an upgrade over J.P. Arencibia, he's gotten something of a free pass from Jays fans. It's not a free pass he's deserved.

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

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A quick look at how our batter have been doing over the past couple of weeks.

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

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A quick look at how our pitchers did over the last couple of weeks.

Jose Bautista learns to channel his inner Kawasaki

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There are very few things that Jose Bautista should look to steal from Munenori Kawasaki's game. That doesn't mean there are none.

Blue Jays in July: Pitchers

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July was a pretty good month for our pitchers. As a group they had a 3.94 ERA. Our starters were 10-9 with a 4.19 ERA, the relievers 5-2 with 9 saves and a 3.43 ERA. R.A. Dickey had his best month...

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Blue Jays in July: Batters

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The bats that were so so cold in June, came to life in July. The Jays hit .281/.340/.430 in July after a .248/.315/.392 line in June. We scored 4.6 runs per game, much better than the 3.9 in June...

Hope, Logic, and Juan Francisco

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Blue Jays fans are often hoping that Juan Francisco won't strikeout, but when really falls behind in the count, hoping may not be worth your time any more.

The Blue Jays have better reinforcements in 2014

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Every team begins the season with a 25 man roster, but it takes more than 25 men to have a successful year.

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Casey Janssen Has Hitters Hacking

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Casey Janssen has always been a crafty one, but in 2014 he's fooling hitters differently than he has in the past.

After 14 Years, Dustin McGowan Has Found His Role

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Back in June of the year 2000 at a time when Britney Spears was releasing her second album, the Blue Jays drafted a right-hander out of high school in Georgia with the #33 pick. Young Dustin...

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

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Over the past two weeks, the Blue Jays are 3-9. It really isn't fault of the pitchers, they have a ERA of 3.22 over the past 2 weeks. If we were hitting at all, life would be good. Too bad we...

Gregg Zaun, The Blue Jays, and the "Fundamentals"

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To hear Gregg Zaun spin it, it would appear that the Blue Jays are out to lunch when it comes to playing "fundamental baseball". With the team struggling it's an appealing narrative, but it's not a...

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

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A quick look at how the Blue Jays batters have done over the past two weeks.

Melky Cabrera Is Who We Thought He Was

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When Melky Cabrera was signed it was hard to know exactly what to expect given his PED use, but in 2014 he is proving to come as advertised.

Blue Jays in June: Starting Pitchers

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After a terrific May, June wasn't great. We went 12-15 in June (same record as April), but any month that we finish in first place is a good month, in my humble opinion. Our pitchers put up a 3.93...

Anthony Gose Keeps Putting Himself in a Hole

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Anthony Gose has hit better than expected in 2014, but he's doing it hitting from behind in the count.

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

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A look at how the Blue Jays pitchers performed over the past two weeks.

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

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A look at how the Blue Jays batters have been doing over the past two weeks.

Home Runs May Come To Haunt Blue Jays Rotation

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The Blue Jays rotation has been far better in 2014 than 2013, but so far it has mainly come down to keeping the ball in the park.

Aaron Loup is Losing Control

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Aaron Loup came into the 2014 season as a guy known for throwing strikes, this year it's been a different story.

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

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Over the past 2 weeks the Blue Jays are 8-4, so you might expect a lot of up arrows but there are a few of our guys that weren't hitting over the past 2 weeks, fortunately others were amazing.. The...

The Blue Jays and the "Green Light"

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Whether it is by accident or by design the Blue Jays are swinging at a lot more 3-0 pitches in 2014.

Blue Jays in May: Batters

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Our batters had a great month. As a group they hit .277/.344/.487, hitting 48 home runs and scoring 165, averaging 5.5 runs a game. up from 4.5 in April. Update: I was sure Francisco was in...

The Blue Jays in May: Pitchers

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A look at how the Blue Jays pitchers did in May.

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