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"The bottom line is you obviously haven’t acquired my taste in pitching yet." --Kevin Gregg

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"The bottom line is you obviously haven’t acquired my taste in pitching yet." --Kevin Gregg

Jeff Zrebiec, Orioles Insider, Baltimore Sun

I wonder, Should I Get Up and Fix Myself a Drink?: Blue Jays Drop Another One to Yankees, 6-4

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Recap of the Toronto Blue Jays -- New York Yankees game 3 Sept 2011 from the perspective of Jays fans. The Jays lost 6-4.

Let's Forget It for the Meantime: Let's Pass on Jose Reyes

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An analysis of whether or not the Toronto Blue Jays should hold onto Kelly Johnson or try to sign Jose Reyes and move Yunel Escobar to second base.

Read It to Yourself Again, Stories Always End the Same: Jays lose to Rays 6-5

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Recap of the 27 August 2011 game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays from the perspective of Blue Jays fans. The Jays lost 6-5.

Long Nights, Hard Times, Everything That Makes You Feel Tired: Jays Drop Game to Athletics 5-1

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recap of the 20 August 2011 game between the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays from the perspective of Blue Jays fans. The A's won 5-1.

Finger Lickin', Finger Lickin' Good, Y'all: Ricky Romero or Clayton Kershaw?

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A sabr-friendly comparison of Ricky Romero and Clayton Kershaw and an analysis of their relative trade values.

Complete Control, That's a Laugh: Pitching Strategy is the Result of a Series of Tradeoffs

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A brief look at the tradeoffs implicit in pitching strategy.

I Could Spit on a Stranger: Jays Lose to Mariners 6-5

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Recap of the 15 August game between the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays from the perspective of Blue Jays fans. The Jays lost 6-5.

FanPost
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jays - mariners overflow

jays up 5-4 thanks to lawrie's homerun

Despite the Grief that You Get From Everyone You Meet: Edwin Encarnacion Rules

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A short look at the ups and downs of Edwin Encarnacion's 2011 season.

The Power of These Beautiful Simple Moments: Jays Beat Angels 5-4 in 10 Innings

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Recap of the baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and California Angels on 14 August 2011 from the perspective of Jays fans. The Jays won the game 5-4 in 10 innings.

FanPost
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Jays - Angels, overflow thread

Angels up 4-3 in the ninth

Fangraphs Piece on Strikeouts

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There was a fairly long discussion last week on how important strikeouts were for hitters. Serendipitously, Steve Slowinski addresses it in a good post here.

We Still Haven't Walked in the Glow of Each Other's Majestic Presence: xFIP-based Pitcher WAR Rankings Update

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xFIP-based WAR rankings updated for 17 July 2011; the method of calculation was explained at...

GameThread
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Some Things Will Always Be Great: GameThread for New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays, 16 Jul 2011, 1:07 PM EDT

After taking the first two games against the Yankees in convincing fashion, the Blue Jays look to secure the four game series win this afternoon and get back above .500.  It won't be easy, as they...

You're Leaping from the Windows, Saying . . . : Jays Beat Indians 11-7

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A recap of the 8 Jul 2011 game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Cleveland Indians from the perspective of Jays fans. The Jays won the game 11-7.

GameThread
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My Eyeballs Feel Like Pinballs and My Tongue Feels Like a Fish: GameThread for Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians, 8 Jul 2011, 7:05 PM EDT

Well, after last night's horrid finish, the Jays look to rebound tonight.  On the hill for Toronto tonight will be Jojo Reyes.  The Indians counter with righty junkballer Mitch Talbot, who is not...

Opinions Were Like Kittens, I Was Giving Them Away: Should WAR Be Based on xFIP?

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Basing pitcher Wins Above Replacement on xFIP instead of FIP or Run Average -- a discussion and method.

A Lovely, Lovely Feeling, It Makes You Want to Shout: Ricky Romero and Blue Jays Shut Out Cardinals 5-0

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A recap of the 26 June 2011 game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays from the perspective of Blue Jays fans.

When I Say Wife, It's 'Cause I Can't Find Another Word: Are Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero Aces?

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A short piece discussing ace status for two of pitchers on the Toronto Blue Jays staff, Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero.

GameThread
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Having to Hold Back Taught You a Lot About Control: GameThread for Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins, 13 May 2011, 8:10 PM EDT

Well, after surviving a harrowing day off, the Jays are back in action and look to hold the momentum from their sweep of the Red Sox tonight in Minnesota to take on the Twins, who may play the game...

Now I Know How It All Breaks, Are You Feeling That, Too?: Justin Verlander and Tigers No-Hit Blue Jays 9-0

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Short recap of Justin Verlander's no-hitter from the perspective of a Blue Jays fan

GameThread
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Twin Peaks and David Lynch, On Your House in Syracuse: GameThread for Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays, 3 May 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

After a brief layoff, the Jays are back in action tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Coming off a couple of tough losses to the Yankees, the Jays will send JoJo Reyes to the hill (possibly for...

No More Smiles, It's Just Teardrops Falling from the Sky: Blue Jays Mount Comeback but Lose to Rays 6-4

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Recap of the Blue Jays vs. Rays baseball game 23 April 2011 from the Jays' perspective

You Can Never Quarantine the Past: Stop Starting John McDonald

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Why John McDonald shouldn't be starting. I'm still not sure why I bothered to write this.

The Universe Works on a Math Equation: Extra Bases Taken Percentage Is Not Only Meaningless, It's Misleading

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An discussion of why baseball-reference's "Extra Bases Taken Percentage" is a bad statistic.

Don't Mean to Damn You With the Faintest Praise: Will Vernon Wells Be Any Good Next Season?

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Writeup on Vernon Wells and what we might expect in 2011

You're Innocent When You Dream: Will Octavio Dotel Be Worth It?

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A brief look at the Octavio Dotel contract

On Your Request, I Compile a List: Jays Can Compete in 2011

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Analysis of the Blue Jays playoffs potential for 2011.

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