The Curious Case of Omar Linares

The offseason of 1992-93 was a weird time for the Blue Jays. They had, obviously, just won a World Series, so things were on the whole looking pretty sunny. At the same time, they were losing many of the players who had made that World Series victory possible: Gone were Jimmy Key, Dave Winfield, Tom […]

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What to Expect Out of the Blue Jays Infield

Nearly everything that could go wrong did go wrong for the Blue Jays last season. An absurd number of injuries combined with below-average depth players colluded to derail the Blue Jays’ 2017 season. With the exception of losing Aaron Sanchez for all but eight starts, leaving a gaping hole in the Jays’ rotation, these injuries […]

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Is the Rogers Centre Really a Hitter Friendly Ballpark?

One of baseball’s most distinct characteristics is the varying dimensions of each individual field of play. Things like the Green Monster, McCovey Cove, and Tal’s Hill (the former ridiculous outfield incline at Minute Maid Park) all bring unique quirks to ballparks that aren’t found anywhere else. The implications of these distinctive dimensions is that a […]

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The Offseason Was Worth the Wait

More speed. More versatility. More left-handers. More depth. Those were the talking points from the winter of 2016/17, as the Blue Jays tried to navigate an offseason full of change. The highest-profile signings that followed? Kendrys Morales, Steve Pearce, Joe Smith, J.P. Howell, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Jeff Beliveau, Mat Latos and Chris Coghlan. Of course, there […]

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