Blake Murphy

  • joined Sep 24, 2012
  • last login Apr 24, 2014
  • posts 144
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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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BTB Podcast #44 - Rany on the Yankees

Rany Jazayerli takes off his "Rany on the Royals" cap to discuss the demise of the Evil Empire in New York.

The Blue Jays and Roster Flexibility

A recent study tried to quantify the value of roster flexibility. How flexible are the Jays?

Sloan React: Injury Analytics

Injury analysis and concussion protocol were both discussed on an Injury Analytics panel.

Reflections from Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

I attended #SSAC13 and took in a few hockey-related presentations.

BTB Podcast #43

BTB's new Managing Editor Bryan Grosnick and the editor of Baseball Prospectus 2013 join this week.

Reflections from Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

I attended #SSAC13 and took in a few baseball-related panels and presentations.

BTB Podcast 42 - Rob Neyer

SB Nation's National Baseball Editor chats 42, SABR and more!

What to do with Lind?

Adam Lind can't hit lefties but might be allowed to. Panic?

BTB Podcast #41 - Jonah Keri Talks Sloan, Over/Und

I was joined by Grantland's Jonah Keri to discuss the Sloan Sports Analytic Conference, over/unders, Archer and much more!

Adjusting the New Starters for Toronto

The league environment, park factors and team defence are all changing. How will all of these factors affect the trio of new starters?

Marginal Save Percentage & Canucks Goalies

Do teams with elite goaltending succeed more often than teams with great goaltending? Does recent history show the Canucks might be best served hanging on to both keepers?

BTB Podcast #40 - Prospectin'

Three guests join to discuss Law and Sickels farm system rankings, Top 100 prospects and more!

Stephen Strasburg, "Workhorse"

Can Strasburg safely hit the 200-inning marker like he hopes?

2013 Blue Jays Attendance Expectations

The franchise has shelled out a lot more money. Will the fans respond in kind?

Joe Maddon: The AL's Most Active Manager

With more PHs, PRs and quick-hooks than anyone else except maybe Joe Girardi.

Jays' System Ranked 24th by KLaw

Their 2013 ranking has fallen 21 spots from 2012.

BTB Podcast #39 - Losers

Offseason winners and losers and the worst player in baseball.

Expert Mock Auction Reflections

Reflections from my first auction as an 'expert'

Figuring Out Rasmus

One of the most inconsistent and frustrating players in baseball has a wide range of possible outcomes in 2013.

NHL Stats: Small Sample Application Example

Four games is a tiny sample size, but it's a good time to learn to apply advanced stats to the Canucks.

BTB Podcast #38

Eno Sarris joins the podcast to discuss a new metric for evaluating beer and get in some early Roto discussion.

Gibbons' Bullpen Management

Looking for trends in John Gibbons' previous bullpen management.

BTB Podcast #37

Hitter and team volatility, fancy new Edge %, how to identify closer candidates and more.

Optimizing the Blue Jays Batting Order

Based on ZIPS projections, what should the Toronto Blue Jays 2013 batting order look like?


Applying the Primer to the Second Line Centre

The other day, I made my first Fanpost here at Nucks Misconduct, laying out a primer for advanced stats that we can use this year to guide our analysis of the Canucks. I thought it would be a good...


NHL Advanced Stats: 2012-13 Season Primer

I’m going to be dropping in here at Nucks Misconduct every so often, usually talking stats. I know Advanced Stats aren’t for everyone, especially in the hockey world where they’ve been a little...

Excitement for "42"

The Jackie Robinson biopic looks like a can't-miss.


The creator of the Hall of Stats and a very vocal BTBer speak out on the HOF results.

BTB Podcast #35

The original host returns and the gang discusses being an international fan and more.

BTB Podcast #34 New Year's Edition

Eight different guests appear to discuss their favorite moments from 2012 and what they're looking forward to in 2013.

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