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Blue Jays' starters have a 5.82 E.R.A. in starts following a 110+ pitch outing

Here are the stats for our current starting pitchers in games where they pitched 110+ pitches in their previous start: Happ - 20.1 IP, 13 ER - 5.75 ERA Stroman - 10.1 IP - 7 ER - 6.10 ERA D...

NY Times - Ball? Strike? It Depends: Is the Pitcher an All-Star?


Two researchers looked at the photographic evidence and found that umpires make more errors in favor of All-Star pitchers than pitchers who have never been selected for an All-Star Game — about 17 percent more.


Bautista to 3B? (+poll)

When he comes back we should ask Bautista to play third until Lawrie returns. Perhaps for the rest of the season as well, if we don't acquire an infielder. In the past Jose hasn't wanted frequent...


Does match fixing sometimes occur in baseball? (+poll)

The question isn't whether every game is fixed but rather if some games are fixed or manipulated in some way. This wouldn't necessarily be for a guaranteed result, it could even just be tilting...


Are we giving our regulars enough rest days?

This is just a short post meant as a conversation starter. We have a few regular players that don't receive any rest days and I'm curious what everyone here thinks about it. Two main questions: 1...


Should Brett Lawrie have more days off? (+poll)

Brett Lawrie has played every inning of every game since July 24. This includes some blowouts and one doubleheader. As discussed in yesterday's game thread he is also struggling offensively in...


Why Pitchers Can't Throw As Many Innings As They Used To

1. They are different pitchers. If at every level pitchers are required to pitch complete games, the resulting class of major leaguers will be very different than if pitchers are "babied" at every...

Let's Party Like it's 1989! (+poll)

It's time to look back at another 31-36 team, the 1989 Toronto Blue Jays. There are a lot of similarities with our current Jays team, namely that they were considered a pre-season playoff favorite...

Fangraphs - The True Dickey Effect


"Most people that try to analyze this Dickey effect tend to group all the pitchers that follow in to one grouping with one ERA and compare to the total ERA of the bullpen or rotation. This is a simplistic and non-descriptive way of analyzing the effect and does not look at the how often the pitchers are pitching not after Dickey."


Stan Musial links

Stan Musial died yesterday and there hasn't been written here about it so I thought I'd pass on a few links: Articles The Man, Forever - Joe Posnanski - A Sports Illustrated article from Nov,...


Should We Sign Michael Bourn?

There appears to be less than normal interest in Michael Bourn and this could result in a lower than expected free agent contract. Fangraphs has an article on this: Michael Bourn, Chopped Liver T...

Minor League Ball - Scouting Report - Roberto Osuna


Sounds good and he hasn't been included in the JA Happ trade yet...

Fangraphs Audio: Jerry Howarth, Voice of the Jays


"David Laurila, curator of FanGraphs’ Q&A Series, talks with longtime Blue Jays radio voice Jerry Howarth." The interview starts at 6:50

Dodgers Acquire Hanley Ramirez


"The Dodgers have acquired Hanley Ramirez and Randy Choate from the Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and a minor leaguer, reports Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports"


Is Brett Lawrie Already the Best Third Baseman in Blue Jays' History?

The Jays haven't really had a great third baseman before. The question wouldn't be worth asking at many other positions, but for third base the possibilities are: Garth Iorg Rance Mulliniks Kelly...

The Hardball Times - 80th anniversary: baseball’s wildest game: 18-17 (18)


"Rommel faced 87 batters – an all-time record for a reliever – and let 38 of them reach base (also a relief record), but he had the win."

Minor League Ball - Top 120 Prospect List For 2012 - Midseason Revision


7 Jays: 18) Travis D'Arnaud, C, Toronto Blue Jays (26) 40) Noah Syndergaard, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays (67) 45) Justin Nicolino, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays (68) 49) Aaron Sanchez, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays 51) Anthony Gose, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (51) 69) Jake Marisnick, OF, Toronto Blue Jays (48) 71) Daniel Norris, LHP, Toronto Blue Jays (70) Other Jays considered: Deck McGuire Joe Musgrove John Stilson

MLB Trade Rumors - Yasel Puig Declared Free Agent


No idea whether we are interested or even if we should be. He is apparently seeking Cespedes/Soler money. He was 5 days away from a 90% pay cut.

Top 10 Worst Baseball Cards Ever


"You don’t have to like baseball to appreciate the awfulness that is… the top 10 worst baseball cards of all time!"

NY Times - Blue Jays’ Morrow Is Trying to Channel the Ace Within


The best power pitcher in the league also has a spot in the clubhouse, but no such fanfare surrounds Brandon Morrow. He struck out 10.188 hitters per nine innings last season — a better rate than that of Justin Verlander, C. C. Sabathia, Felix Hernandez and every other starter in the league. The figure strongly suggests a breakout coming for Morrow, who could be the pitching equivalent of Bautista: a high-impact talent at a reasonable price who took time to become a star.

NY Times - Judge Deals a Financial Blow to Mets Owners


A federal judge in Manhattan on Monday cleared the way for a jury trial on March 19 that could put the owners of the Mets on the hook for hundreds of million of dollars.


How many extra pitches are required for ten defensive runs allowed?

For example, if Travis Snider was 10 runs better than Eric Thames defensively this year what would the effect on the bullpen be? Would the number of extra pitches be negligible or would it be a...

Brett Lawrie Twitter translator


Translates Brett Lawrie's tweets to English.

NY Times - Puerto Rico Traces Baseball’s Slide to the Draft


After decades of populating major league rosters with All-Stars at every position, Puerto Rico had only 20 players on opening day rosters last season.

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