Monthly Archives: December 2015

Blue Jays 2015: Drew Hutchison

I keep staring at Hutchison’s home-road splits in fascination, as I didn’t think that this kind of extreme difference was possible. On the road, Hutchison’s ERA was 9.83 in 13 starts; in 57.2 road innings, he gave up 95 hits and … Continue reading

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Blue Jays 2015: Ryan Tepera

His story can be told with two numbers: 6 and 8. He walked only six batters in 33 innings of work, but he gave up eight home runs. This suggests a pitcher who is throwing it in there and hoping … Continue reading

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Blue Jays 2015: Mark Lowe

Career consultants always say that it is the first impression that matters the most, and unfortunately Lowe’s first impression as a Blue Jay was disastrous. Called in to pitch the eighth inning with the Jays up 5-4, he got Alcides … Continue reading

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Blue Jays 2015: R.A. Dickey

His strikeouts per nine innings was way down this year – from 7.1 in 2013 and 7.2 in 2014 to 5.3 in 2015. For an ordinary pitcher, this would be a huge warning sign – it would mean that his … Continue reading

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The Disappointment Index

A while back, I looked up the list of signed free agents on ESPN’s Free Agent Tracker. The site allows you to sort the list by team spending. Looking at it this way, the Blue Jays rank surprisingly high on … Continue reading

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