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28-year old father, lawyer for Uncle Sam, and singer/guitarist based in Washington D.C. Thanks for stopping by Bluebird Banter!

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Pleased To Meet Me: Introductions!

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Putting this back up top for a bit. Hi everyone.  Once a year, right before the season begins we do an introduction post for members of the community to introduce themselves so we can all get to...

Fangraphs Breaks Down Jays' New Defensive Alignment

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They like it: "On the other side of the coin is Encarnacion. To be modest, he has had his share of ups and downs throughout his career, but he did post some pretty strong numbers last season offensively – the best ISO of his career combined with the lowest BABIP of his career as well. Now, some of that is surely attributable to the small sample size, but if you look at the last three seasons in aggregate, Encarnacion’s .214 ISO ranks sixth among all third basemen (min. 1200 PA). In addition, his glove has steadily improved – both in UZR and DRS – the past three seasons, to the point where he was essentially neutral last year. While a one-year defensive sample can be dangerous, when you combine the fact that his UZR/150 at third was a full eight runs better than Bautista’s in 2010 with Farrell’s positive endorsement of Encarnacion’s newfound agility at the hot corner, you see that this decision really does have some legs."

Lost in the Dangling Conversation: 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part 9

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Lost in the Dangling Conversation: 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part 9

Blue Jays Spring Training Two Week Checkup

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So, about two weeks into games, I thought it'd be worth checking in as to how our players are doing in their bids for roster spots.  I excluded guys who are already settled into their roles and so...

And We Note Our Place With Bookmarkers: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation, Part VIII

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And We Note Our Place With Bookmarkers: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation, Part VIII

And You Read Your Emily Dickinson and I, My Robert Frost: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation Part VII

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And You Read Your Emily Dickinson and I, My Robert Frost: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation Part VII

Couched in Our Indifference Like Shells Upon the Shore: 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Offseason Dangling Conversation, Part VI

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Couched in Our Indifference Like Shells Upon the Shore: 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Offseason Dangling Conversation, Part VI

Travis Snider Sidelined With Rib Injury

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Travis Snider Sidelined With Rib Injury

And We Sit and Sip Our Coffee: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation, Part V

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And We Sit and Sip Our Coffee: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation, Part V

Is Scott Podsednik An Upgrade Over Corey Patterson?

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Is Scott Podsednik An Upgrade Over Corey Patterson?

Blue Jays Sign Scott Podsednik

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Minor league deal with a spring training invite. Can't hurt, I guess. He and Rajai Davis probably wouldn't be the worst platoon, though his defense in centre (or left, for that matter) isn't what I'd like.

And Shadows Wash the Room: The 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part IV

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And Shadows Wash the Room: The 2011 Toronto Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part IV

The Sun Shines Through the Curtain Lace: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation, Part III

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The Sun Shines Through the Curtain Lace: Toronto Blue Jays 2011 Dangling Conversation, Part III

Of the Now Late Afternoon: The 2011 Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part II

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Of the Now Late Afternoon: The 2011 Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part II

It's a Still Life Watercolor: The 2011 Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part I

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It's a Still Life Watercolor: The 2011 Blue Jays Dangling Conversation, Part I

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Jays, Janssen Settle

Jays, Janssen Settle

Blue Jays Sign Jon Rauch

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Blue Jays Sign Jon Rauch

Finally, the Grey Lady Comes Calling

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Check out the link to Dirk Hayhurst's The Bullpen Gospels in this New York Times article about Trevor Hoffman. For someone who grew up reading the Times, I'm not going to lie, it's pretty cool.

When We Two Parted: Will Aaron Hill and/or Adam Lind Bounce Back in 2011? (Lind Edition)

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When We Two Parted: Will Aaron Hill and/or Adam Lind Bounce Back in 2011? (Lind Edition)

When We Two Parted: Will Aaron Hill and/or Adam Lind Bounce Back in 2011?

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When We Two Parted: Will Aaron Hill and/or Adam Lind Bounce Back in 2011?

Buon Cappo d'Anno

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Happy New Year everyone!  Hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year's Eve.  I'm not big on resolutions, but I do love New Year's day and I have some longstanding New Year's traditions.  I go for a...

Blue Jays to Sign Octavio Dotel

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Looks like it's for reals this time. Some small disagreement on the number, with ESPN Deportes saying $3.5 million for 2011 (the number we heard before) and Jon Paul Morosi saying $2.75 for 2011. Both agree the Jays will have a club option for Dotel in 2012, which Morosi says is for $3.75 million (with a $750k buyout, which makes the total deal $3.5 million in any event).

If I Said I'd Lost My Way, Would You Sympathize?

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If I Said I'd Lost My Way, Would You Sympathize?

Brewers Acquire Zack Greinke

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The Royals send Grienke, Yuniesky Betancourt, and $2 million to Milwaukee in exchange for shortstop Alcides Escobar, outfielder Lorenzo Cain, and pitching prospects Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi. Milwaukee is really going for it while they still have Prince Fielder under contract, and by adding Marcum and Grienke they have really improved their rotation. Replacing Escobar with Yuniesky Betancourt is going to hurt, though. Also, now we can stop hearing the silly rumours about Drabek and Snider plus.

What Led Me To This Town: The Jays Resign Edwin Encarnacion

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What Led Me To This Town: The Jays Resign Edwin Encarnacion

Baltimore Orioles Sign Jeremy Accardo

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The Baltimore Orioles and Accardo have reached a 1 year deal worth just over $1 million. Good luck to Jeremy, who filled in admirably as Jays' closer back in 2007 but has had a bit of a strange tenure with the Jays since then, as well as struggling with injuries, command, and the split-finger fastball that served as his out pitch during his tenure as a late-inning reliever with Toronto. I expect the Orioles will have some meaningful innings for him this season.

In the Dark, In the Back of the Van: Top 40 Blue Jays Prospects, Hugo's Just Missed Out List

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In the Dark, In the Back of the Van: Top 40 Blue Jays Prospects, Hugo's Just Missed Out List

Bluebird Banter Top 40 Blue Jays Prospects Countdown: #20-11

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Bluebird Banter Top 40 Blue Jays Prospects Countdown: #20-11

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