Monthly Archives: March 2015

2014 Blue Jays: Miscellaneous hitters

Here’s some random notes on other hitters who played for the Blue Jays in 2014. Dioner Navarro just looks like a catcher – he’s short, and somewhat heavy. (Baseball Reference lists him as 5’9″ and 205.) He did as well … Continue reading

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2014 Blue Jays: Ryan Goins

Ryan Goins is an outstanding defensive middle infielder, by all reports. Jerry Howarth has called him the best fielding second baseman the Jays have had since Alomar, and everyone else seems to agree with this assessment. As an example, consider … Continue reading

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2014 Blue Jays: Jose Bautista

Some random Jose Bautista facts, thanks to the wonderful Baseball Reference web site: He hasn’t hit a triple since 2011. Uniform numbers he has worn in the majors: 14, 59, 27, 50, 7, 19, 23, and 19 again. 2014 was … Continue reading

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Below freezing

This past month, Toronto achieved a weather distinction of sorts: it never got above freezing. The warmest day was February 4th, when the high temperature at Pearson Airport was -1.4C. We haven’t had above zero temperatures since January 24; we … Continue reading

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2014 Blue Jays: Edwin Encarnacion

On June 1, 2014, Edwin Encarnacion homered as the Jays beat Kansas City 4-0 behind eight shutout innings from Mark Buehrle, who raised his record to 10-1. The Jays went to 10 games over .500, at 34-24, with that win; … Continue reading

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