Blake Murphy

  • joined Sep 24, 2012
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
  • posts 146
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Sports journalist - News Editor at The Score, Contributing writer for Beyond the Boxscore, Bluebird Banter, Raptors Republic, Rotographs and The Nation Network.

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  • MLB Toronto Blue Jays
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  • NFL Jacksonville Jaguars
  • NHL Toronto Maple Leafs
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On Advanced Stats and Short Series Variance

Why aren't possession numbers matching up with actual performance? Explaining the variance associated with a short series and why advanced stats still matter.

BtBS Podcast 56: Watch Your Step


The guys discuss the difference between "luck," "variance," and "regression, and much more.

Top Lines Reverse Roles in Game Two Loss

Looking at Corsi/Fenwick, zone starts and match-ups from Game 1.

BtBS Podcast #55: Pitching Backwards


The fellas discuss Harper/Strasburg values, first-strike freaks and much more.

Canucks Lose Despite Strong Possession Numbers

Looking at zone starts and match-ups from Game 1.

BtBS Podcast #54: Hair Game


The guys discuss the Blue Jays, Bryce Harper, Nolan Arenado and much more.

Blue Jays Early Season Questions and Answers


It's been a tough month, and the fanbase has questions. We have answers.

BtBS Podcast #53 - Decaffeinated


Talking Rosenthal, pitcher similarity, the declining value put on defense and more.

BtBS Podcast #52: The Letter W


The fellas discuss the weekend in baseball, the pitcher wins debate, the red hot Rockies and more.

BtBS Podcast #51 - Weird Looking Dudes


A full week of baseball to get through, including A.J. Burnett's ascension and face, the Marlins as the worst team ever, Jose Reyes tears and much more!

The Three True Outcome-iest Teams in History


Taking a look at the Three True Outcomes Rate for teams throughout history.

White Sox 4, Blue Jays 3: Return of the Mack


The return of Brett Lawrie wasn't enough to carry the Jays to victory.

Blue Jays 8, Royals 4: You probably don't care


The Jays won the game but lost Jose Reyes.

Jose Reyes Carted Off Field


Apparent left leg injury. Looked bad.

BTB Podcast #50 - Get Buck in Here


The guys sift through early hot and cold streaks and bemoan a terrible Sunday of match-ups.

BTB Podcast #49: Dave Bush League


As Bryan drives from NJ to Connecticut, he and Blake talk the weekend in baseball.

Adam Lind Through 18 Plate Appearances


It's a small sample, sure, but what can we learn from Lind's first 18 trips to the dish?

BTB Podcast #48 - Nap City, Trick


There's nothing snooze-worthy about the first week in baseball or this upcoming weekend.

BTB Podcast #47 - Opening Day


The first edition of the "new format" twice-weekly show, discussing Opening Day.

2013 Blue Jays Fantasy Preview


A look at how the Jays can provide value to your fantasy baseball team.

2013 Power Breakout Candidates


Aiming to improve on John Dewan's method, we figure quality of opponent into spring stats.

2013 Team Preview: Tampa Bay Rays


Beyond the Box Score previews the Tampa Bay Rays 2013 Season.

2013 Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates


Beyond the Box Score previews the Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season.

BTB Podcast 46 - MLB Season Preview


Three BTBers preview the season with division picks, sleepers/busts and predictions.

2013 Team Preview: Boston Red Sox


Beyond the Box Score previews the Boston Red Sox 2013 Season.

2013 Team Preview: Arizona Diamondbacks


Beyond the Box Score previews the Arizona Diamondbacks 2013 Season.

Comparing AL East Outfields


The AL East has had a tonne of turnover in the outfield - are the Jays an elite group?

When Should Reyes Run?


Jose Reyes is an excellent base stealer, but he also happens to be on base with sluggers at the plate.

2013 Team Preview: Toronto Blue Jays


Beyond the Box Score previews the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 Season.

BTB Podcast #45 - Jay Jaffe


We took off the "hit and run" sign for Jay Jaffe, allowing him to stick around and chat WBC and Spring Training.

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