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The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 10-6


Who makes this year's installment of the Bluebird Banter top prospect list's top 10? Who will be the future star of the franchise?

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 20-16


We delve into our top 20 prospects for 2013, looking for the future stars of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 30-26


We continue our sweep of the farm system with numbers 30 through 26. Will they determine the future of the Toronto Blue Jays? Or are they just organizational filler?

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 40-36


As in previous years, Bluebird Banter ranks the Toronto Blue Jays' top prospects. We'll explain why we ranked these players where we did, but we can't guarantee you'll agree. Food for thought while...

What you didn't know yet about Mark Buehrle


You might know that Mark Buehrle is left-handed. You might know that he has a variety of pitches. You might know that he is very good defensively and at holding runners on. But do you know...

A profile of Cy Young Dickey's pitching style.


How does Dickey do it? It's time for Bluebird Banter to take a look at how Dickey won the Cy Young by continuing to baffle hitters with his unorthodox brand of pitching.

Chipper Jones: how should he be remembered?


Chipper Jones has seen his very long and productive career come to an end. His throwing error played a huge part in his team's wildcard playoff game, but is that really how we should remember...

The Blue Jays and Boring Baseball Players


A piece lamenting the decidedly uninteresting 2012 Blue Jays. What went wrong with this initially promising looking team?

So you want to know about J.A. Happ?


J.A. Happ has been a controversial pickup for the Blue Jays. What kind of pitcher is he, and what can Jays fans expect from him going forward?

Did you know that...


Some interesting Blue Jays facts, both regarding the big club and its minor league teams.

Draft Day 2: Blue Jays Make A Mockery Out Of New Draft Rules


A report from a Blue Jays' perspective on the second day of the draft.

MLB Draft: Day One Recap


A recap of the first day of the 2012 MLB draft, from a Toronto Blue Jays perspective.

MLB First-Year Player Draft 2012: The Final Preview


Previewing the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft from a Toronto Blue Jays' perspective. Including predictions for Toronto's first six picks.

The 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft - Preview Part 2


In the second part of our MLB Draft Preview, we take a look at some lesser known players who fit with the Jays' draft philosophy/

The 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft - Preview Part 1


Previewing the MLB First-Year Player draft

Yu Be Pitching Today - Not Your Yusual Scouting Report


A scouting report on Yu Darvish, who faces Kyle Drabek in the first game of the series between the Jays and the Rangers.


Bluebirdbanter League at Fangraphs the Game

Hello Banterers, Over at Fangraps they have something called The Game, a game in which you can pick a player daily to accumulate WAR for you. You can compete in the categories Catcher, Shortstop,...

Minor League Recap: Here come D'Arnaud, Marisnick


A look at the best prospects in the Jays' farm system, highlighted by Travis d'Arnaud and Jake Marisnick. Both homered and had multiple hits.

10% Done: Hitters Update


An analysis of the nine regular starting hitters for the Jays.

The Best and Worst Fastballs, and Hard and Weak Flyballs


An analysis of the relation between the quality of a pitcher's fastball and the quality of the flyballs he allows.

Minor League Recap: Marcus the first to Knecht


It was opening day for the minor leagues as well. Marcus Knecht, a "local kid" hit his first bomb of the season.

Opening Day Scouting Report: Justin Masterson


A look at the Indians' opening day starter, Justin Masterson. What can the Jays expect from their first opponent?

Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects, Woodman's Just Missed Out List


A list of Blue Jays prospects who didn't quite make it into our top 50.

FIP and xFIP and the rejection of 'in-between results'


Taking a look at xFIP, FIP and how well they do on pitchers with odd batted ball profiles.

Bluebird Banter Top 50 Jays Prospects: 6-10


The Bluebird Banter top 50 Jays prospects dives into the top 10.

Bluebird Banter Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects: 21-25


The newest installment of Bluebird Banter's yearly Jays prospect list, this time with numbers 25 through 21.

Pitching Prospects and K-rates


Did successful big league pitchers get a lot of Ks in the minor leagues? What kinds of pitchers don't?

Bluebird Banter Top 50 Blue Jays Prospects: 40-36


Numbers 40-36 of our Bluebird Banter's yearly prospect list.

Brandon McCarthy as "the new Bautista"


A comparison of Brandon McCarthy with two Blue Jay legends. Two comparisons you might not have made yourself.

Into 2012 with a new record!


Ladies and gentlemen, let me wish you a Happy New Year from my mother's basement my room here in the Netherlands, where there's no snow or cold, but a lot of litter from all the fireworks....

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