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 […]
Buying A Bullpen: How Do The Jays Compare?
It’s a common refrain of the sabermetrically inclined that you shouldn’t spend money on bullpens. It’s easy to see why this is: a pitcher that can throw 180-200 innings in a season (a starter) will usually be more valuable than someone whose peak is around 70 innings (a reliever). Even accounting for leverage and situations, the best […]
On the NHL-Sized Elephant in the Blue Jays Room
The National Hockey League playoffs are starting this week, and they are going to look a little different this year; all seven Canadian teams will be sitting out and watching from home. You may be wondering why I’m writing about the NHL playoffs on a strictly baseball site, but that’s because of the lack of Canadian […]