Tag Archives: 2014

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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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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2014 Blue Jays: Juan Francisco and Danny Valencia

Fun fact: did you know that both Juan Francisco and Edwin Encarnacion played third base for the Cincinnati Reds in 2009? At first, Francisco seemed like a steal. He crushed baseballs a long way. He more or less played third … Continue reading

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2014 Blue Jays: Aaron Loup

A late-inning reliever’s job isn’t always easy. Consider Aaron Loup: he pitched in 71 games last year, which is a lot. He gave up 24 earned runs, which isn’t too bad. But he gave up 10¬†of those 24 earned runs … Continue reading

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2014 Blue Jays: Brett Cecil

In 2012, Brett Cecil’s major league career was on the brink of extinction. After winning 15 games in 2010, Cecil fell to 4-11 in 2011, and slipped even further the next year: his ERA climbed to 5.72, and he started … Continue reading

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