Monthly Archives: April 2015

“The bullpen couldn’t hold the lead”

Last night’s game against the Red Sox reminded me that sometimes we expect more from the bullpen than we do from starting pitchers. Starter Aaron Sanchez left the game after having given up four runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. The … Continue reading

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Kevin Pillar and the economics of baseball

If you follow Blue Jays baseball, you probably have heard about Kevin Pillar’s amazing catch in left field earlier this week. Except for Devon White’s famous World Series catch, this is probably the best grab ever made by a Blue Jays … Continue reading

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One week in

It’s still too early to determine how the Jays’ 2015 season will go, but 4-2 is a very good start when facing the Yankees and the Orioles on the road. The Jays’ radio broadcasters were in a rather odd head … Continue reading

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2015 Blue Jays: Predictions

To me, the 2015 Blue Jays are like a multi-course meal in an expensive restaurant, cooked by a chef who is new to the job. Most of the hitters are at their peak or even past it, as are two … Continue reading

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2015 Blue Jays: Russell Martin

When discussing Russell Martin, one of the topics that frequently comes up is pitch framing. This is a relatively new concept in baseball circles. The idea, as I understand it, is that if the catcher’s glove frames the outside edge … Continue reading

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2015 Blue Jays: Justin Smoak

Something interesting about Justin Smoak: when he was with Seattle, he didn’t hit well in his home park. Here are his batting averages, home and away, for the last three years: 2012: .195 home, .235 away 2013: .223 home, .253 away … Continue reading

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