Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

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.

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...

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.

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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.

To IBB or not to IBB?

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In the bottom of the 6th inning of last night's game, Jose Bautista came to the plate to face Cesar Ramos with 2 out, Melky Cabrera on 1st and the Jays up 7-3. Despite there not being a base open,...

J.A. Happ's New Toy

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J.A. Happ is dialling up the heat this year with interesting results.

Blue Jays Pitchers Have Struggled in the Clutch

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The Jays have generally gotten fairly good pitching in 2014, but the staff has allowed hits at the least opportune moments.

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

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Meant to post this yesterday, but with all the roster moves, it got pushed back a day. Over the last two weeks the Blue Jays were 8-5. The pitchers had an ERA of 4.46. Pitchers ...

Mark Buehrle and the Called Strikeout

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Mark Buehrle is having a special season so far in 2014 and one of the reasons has been his ability to set down hitters looking.

The Suddenly Interesting Juan Francisco

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When the Blue Jays signed Juan Francisco, it was thought to be a trivial roster depth move, but when pressed into action Francisco has turned heads.

Inning-by-Inning: The 2014 Jays

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With last night's 3-0 shutout in Game #32, the Jays have hit the 20% mark of an already up-and-down 2014 season. The dominant storyline of the season thus far has been the bullpen, and they've...

The Blue Jays in April: Batters

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I meant to get this done on the weekend but there was so much for news and so much for bad baseball that I didn't get to it. Our bats were ok through April, picking it up as the month went on (much...

The Blue Jays in April: Relief Pitchers

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The relievers were 3-6 with 6 saves, a 5.03 ERA, in 91.1 innings. The allowed a .254/.357/.423 batting line.  They walked 5.1 per 9 and struck out 9.4. The relievers were great for the first 3...

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