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Beltran signs with Cardinals


Another rumor that was likely inaccurate turns out to be ... inaccurate. What a shock.

Solid Starting Pitchers with Bad Fastballs


Looking at a few pitchers who have seen their fastballs end up in the seats quite often. Is predictability a factor?

Scouting Report: Ricky Romero


A profile of Ricky Romero, the Blue Jays' top starter.

How Realistic Is Playoff Contention in 2012?


Do the 2012 Toronto Blue Jays have what it takes to get to the playoffs? What if they add Fielder, Darvish and Gio Gonzalez?

The 2012 Blue Jays and Hitting Fastballs


An examination of the Blue Jays' hitters: are they stronger against fastballs than against other pitches?

Yankees apparently win Nakajima bidding


So no Japanese second baseman for the Jays then. That leaves few other options.

MLB 2012 Draft Order "Tracker"


Taking a look at the 2012 MLB draft order, updated to reflect the latest signings.

Rule 5 Draft Preview


Here's a great preview of the Rule 5 draft over at the Pirates' SBNation site, Bucs Dugout. There seem to be a few interesting players available, although the most interesting will probably be picked up before the Jays pick. I think the Jays could be interested in Tyler Cloyd (RHP), T.J. McFarland (LHP), Cesar Cabral (LHP) and possibly others to stash in the bullpen for a year or forever. Personally I'd take a look at Thommy Pham (OF), Gorman Erickson (C) and Ryan Flaherty (2B/3B): they could all be platoon guys. Who would you want to drop to the Jays?

Possible Future Relief Stars from the Jays' Farm


As I promised in my previous article, I'm going to write about who could potentially develop into a nice reliever for the Blue Jays. Obviously, guys like Drew Hutchison, Deck McGuire, Justin...

The Jays Do Not Need a Closer


Rebuking the idea that the Blue Jays apparently are desperate for a closer.

Scouting Report: Shaun Marcum


Taking a look at Shaun Marcum's pitch repertoire and its effectiveness.

Early speculation on what the new CBA means for the Jays


Overall spending on the draft will decrease The slot recommendations will change, as they will be negotiated between MLB and the union (source), but exactly how high the new "limits" on draft...

Scouting Report: Chris Carpenter


Taking a look at Chris Carpenter's repertoire: what kind of movement do his pitches have? What are his most effective pitches?

Scouting Report: Roy Halladay


An extensive look at two-time Cy Young winner Roy Halladay, and specifically, his pitch repertoire.

Let's Map these Pitches: Ricky's Changeup is Nuts!


An article on pitch movement, looking at the pitches with the most rise, cut, run and sink. And some notable pitches inbetween.

'Give him the Heater!', On the Movement of Right-handed Pitchers' Fastballs


Taking a look at fastball movement. Risers, runners, cutters, sinkers, what kind of fastballs are out there?

The Changeup and BABIP: does throwing changeups help you lower your BABIP?


We take a look at some BABIP over- and underperformers, and how the use of the changeup relates to lowering a pitcher's BABIP.

Red Sox @ Yankees - Discuss the Wild Card battle here


A game thread was requested, a game thread was made. Enjoy, I can't watch it, unfortunately, so I won't be here to keep you company.

Minor League Recap: Bluefield loses Championship, Hutchison wins


Bluefield (lost 1-4) Bluefield's season is over, after the Jays lost by a score of four to one to Johnson City. Deivy Estrada pitched a decent game for Bluefield, giving up one earned in 5 innings,...

Minor League Recap: Oh, the Pitching!


Reporting on some very dominant pitching performances by Jays' prospects.

Minor League Recap: Five Inning Madness


There were some very dominant performances in the Jays' minor league system last night.

Minor League Recap: we've had our eye on you for some time now, Mr. Anderson


Jacob Anderson hits a homer in his first game, Adeiny Hechavarria enjoys the PCL.

Jays' 2011 Draft Haul: Norris, Comer, but no Beede


Analyzing the 2011 draft of the Toronto Blue Jays by comparing it to their 2010 draft.

It's Draft Picks Signing Day!


The day of the draft deadline has come, promising many presents for Jays fans in the form of new prospects. But it could also be a day of some disappointments, if the prospects fans wanted go to...

Who is this guy?


Will the Adam Lind from 2009 ever come back or are we stuck with the 2010 version?

Minor League Recap: Knowns and unknowns


Recapping the latest action on the Blue Jays' farm.

Minor League Recap: Who's in Beast Mode?


Looking at the most impressive performances by Jays' prospects in the month of July.

Minor League Recap: Lawrie destroys Reno, d'Arnaud gets slam


A minor league recap featuring some very good performance from Jays prospects.

More News: Gabryszwski, Burns sign, strong Edwin Jackson trade rumors


The latest news on Blue Jays transactions and trades.

Jays sign 35th overall pick Jacob Anderson


As reported by Kendall Rogers from Perfect Game, the Jays have signed outfielder Jacob Anderson for $990,000. Jacob Anderson was selected by the Blue Jays in the supplemental first round in the MLB...

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