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Random 2013 Blue Jays fact that probably interests only me

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I was playing around on Fangraphs today and ended up looking at the career "standard" pitching stats of all active MLB starting pitchers (no minimum IP limit). After poking around enough, I discovered the following fact about our 2013 Blue Jays: The 2013 Blue Jays have 2 players among the top 10 active SPs who have committed the most balks: Mark Buehrle (3rd - 15) and Darren Oliver (7th - 10). The Yankees also have 2 in the top 10: CC Sabathia (4th - 14) and Andy Pettite (t-5th - 11). The active leader is former Jay Ted Lilly with 28, nearly double the 2nd place finisher Justin Verlander (15). The all time leader is Steve Carlton with 88.

Bonifacio, Izturis, and skills in isolation

The Blue Jays’ first acquisition of this offseason was signing Maicer Izturis to a 3 year contract for about $10M, presumably to replace now-Ray Kelly Johnson at second base. You might have heard...

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Brett Lawrie's historic defensive prowess

Recently, bluejaysstatsgeek posted a FanShot describing how Brett Lawrie is on an historic defensive pace in 2012. BBref's metrics (TZ and dWAR) absolutely love Lawrie so far this year (and...

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Game Thread: Tim Horton's Brier Final: Ontario vs Alberta

Game Thread: Tim Horton's Brier Final: Ontario vs Alberta

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Can we geographically define Major League Baseball as per the 2013 realignment?

In a recent thread, a comment was made by FanInJapan about a different divisional alignment that would be favourable to the Jays. In a response, MjwW posited that defining West, Central, and East...

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Analysis of Video Bautista

Thanks to Redonred for alerting us to the news that Jose Bautista is on the cover of the upcoming Canadian release of MLB12: The Show. Jose twoot a link to a commercial featuring him that the...

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Are big free agent contracts worth it?

Editors note: Promoted from fanposts. There have been lots of Blue Jays rumours so far this off season and they have spurred tons of discussion. Though purported Jays' targets like Yu Darvish, C...

Good article and good trade possibility?

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I liked reading this article from Grantland.com reflecting on the aftermath of the Red Sox collapse. Basically, I agree with what this guy is saying a lot, the gist being that Boston is freaking out and driving their excellent manager, GM, and possibly players, out of town on a rail. It's just going to put them in a worse spot than they are in even now. But my favourite part is the end of the 8th paragraph. This is super-mega-baseless speculation, but if the player in question actually ends up being shopped, this could be the next great AA guy-who-is-being-run-out-of-town-for-no-reason-so-is-cheap trade.

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Poll: Where does Moneyball fall on the nerd continuum?

You may have noticed that the banner ads atop some of the SBNation blogs, including Bluebird Banter, are carrying an advertisement for the upcoming Moneyball film. I am seriously considering...

The "Don't Boo VW" Campaign

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By now, many of you have read my recent Fanpost arguing that Vernon Wells should receive hearty applause during his return to Toronto this weekend. So far, all comments have been supportive. However, I fear that there will still be an overwhelming anti-VW, pro-booing sentiment at this weekend's games which will reflect badly on Blue Jays fans. I think the responsible Jays fan community should do something about this. Per Bowling_Guy25's suggestion, I have started a Twitter campaign to get people to cheer, not boo, Wells during the upcoming weekend series. I am using the hashtag #dontbooVW. I am new to Twitter, so to make this a success, I need your help. Any BBBers who use Twitter and agree that VW deserves applause, send out thwips using the #dontbooVW tag over the next few days. If you feel it appropriate, you can link to my Fanpost above. If any of you are regulars on other Blue Jays fan sites, spread the word to them, too! Time is of the essence, so start now. If we can get this topic trending, maybe the boo birds will be drowned out by cheers over the weekend!

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Please Do Not Boo Vernon Wells

EDIT August 9 13:45 - Per Bowling_Guy25's suggestion, I have started a Twitter campaign to get people to cheer, not boo, Wells during the upcoming weekend series. I am using the hashtag #dontbooVW....

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Where do we go from here?

  By now, unless you have been under a rock for the entire day (or at work, I suppose), you know that the AA and the Jays pulled off 2 trades that culminated in the Jays acquiring Colby Rasmus for J...

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Post-Vernon Trade reaction: Is AA finished making moves? Are the Jays finished in the standings?

  I have a nagging feeling that this still isn't the end of the Jays' offseason moves. I'm completely bummed about the Manny non-signing (we couldn't front $3M for a 4WAR hitter?!?!?!?), but I'm...

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2011: Year of the Platoon?

The Blue Jays have been fairly active this offseason retooling their lineup and organization both for 2011 and beyond, though perhaps not as active as some would like. As dedicated readers of this...

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Encarnacion throwing to Lind instead of Overbay: disaster?

There has been much discussion lately around these here parts about whether to bring back Edwin Encarnacion (which is now a moot point, since we just resigned him) and what to do with him in 2011....

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The Myth of Wells in RF: Rebunked!!!

  Recently, a fanpost by Sivvi raised the question of whether moving Vernon Wells to RF would actually be beneficial to the Blue Jays. He came down in the negative, saying Vernon would not be a...

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Jays financial situation for 2011

  There’s been a lot of talk lately about the Jays’ offseason, what should be done, and how much money the team will have to spend on acquiring new players. Unfortunately, it seems like not...

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McGowan out for season, at least

Bluejays.com reported today that Dustin McGowan will have season-ending surgery on his pitching shoulder. That's the bad news. The worse news is that rather than going under the knife to repair...

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