Moments after non-tendering Ryan Goins, the Toronto Blue Jays traded for St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Aledmys Diaz. Heading to St Louis is 22-year-old outfield prospect J.B. Woodman. The former second round pick was ranked the 28th best Jays prospect by MLB.com for the 2016 NL All Star. With the 27-year-old Diaz, Toronto now has insurance […]
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3 Things to Watch for Against the Cubs
Written by Mike Passador, Matt Gwin, and Cole Nefsky Judicious Use of the Bullpen’s Southpaws The Blue Jays will be making their final trip to an NL ballpark this season (well, hopefully there’s one more), and it’ll put the team’s late-game maneuvers under a bit of a spotlight. In their previous seven trips to the […]
What Ticket Sale Data can Tell us About Future Blue Jays Attendance
In an article last month arguing that the Blue Jays shouldn’t trade Josh Donaldson, Jonah Keri leaned heavily on a financial argument: “Losing games would be one thing. Losing games and trading Donaldson could signal to fans that a full teardown is underway, and that the next several years of Blue Jays baseball might be […]
Which Blue Jays are Putting the Barrel on the Ball?
Back in February I wrote an article around the Statcast ‘Barrels’ metric and how the Blue Jays (new and returning) stacked up in regards to that metric. If you haven’t heard much about Barrels and their ‘official’ definition, that article would be a great spot to brush up on them. You can see the leaderboard here. Just […]
Why are Blue Jays Fans Masochists?
Here is a fact: The 2017 Toronto Blue Jays have been very, very bad. Here is another fact: I am a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays – including their very, very bad 2017 iteration. Why? I’ve been thinking a lot lately, watching the Jays dig themselves deeper and deeper into the grave of early-season […]
Mark Your Calendar: Important Games on the 2017 Blue Jays Schedule
The baseball season is officially underway. That means that for the next six (and hopefully seven) months, we will have the Blue Jays to keep us company. As ticket prices are rising and TV packages becoming more expensive, we’re all spending more money on baseball than ever before (obligatory “thanks, Rogers!”). With 162 games on […]
BP Toronto’s Bold Predictions for 2017
It’s that time again! All of us here at BP Toronto have dusted off our crystal balls and attempted to predict the future of the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays. Qualms? Questions? Comments? Be sure to let us know what you think of our picks in the comments below. Record in 2017 Andrew Munn – 89-73 […]
Russell Martin on the Art of Pitch Calling: A Masters in Communication
“If you believe your catcher is intelligent and you know that he has considerable experience, it is a good thing to leave the game almost entirely in his hands.” – Bob Feller DUNEDIN – Catcher defense is an interesting thing. When trying to evaluate it, most of the talk has shifted towards pitch framing (or […]
Breaking Down the Blue Jays Strong Pitching Depth
The oft expressed concern about almost any pitching staff, no matter how seemingly talented, is depth. It is a truism in baseball that you can never have too much pitching. In particular Blue Jays fans have been muttering all winter about the lack of starting pitching depth behind their admirable rotation, but also many were […]
What does PECOTA have to say about the Blue Jays?
With spring training just around the corner and the bullpen finally taking form we’re starting to get a real sense of how the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays will look come Opening Day. Part of the fun of the offseason’s final days is looking through the myriad projections that find their way onto our screens and […]