Blue Jays News & Notes | September 14
Sep14

Blue Jays News & Notes | September 14

(Title photo of Darwin Barney courtesy of Brian Woychuk, https://www.flickr.com/photos/woychuk/) I haven’t published anything for the past couple weeks because I’ve been busy transitioning back to school, and because I’ve been working on a long Pitchf/x-centred article on pitchers, the count and the strike zone. Much of the research has been done so I hope to publish that article soon. In the meantime, the Blue Jays...

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Blue Jays News & Notes | September 1
Sep01

Blue Jays News & Notes | September 1

(Title photo courtesy of Arturo Pardavila III, https://www.flickr.com/photos/apardavila/) This is the second post in the Blue Jays News & Notes series, where I run down and offer opinion on the latest items that Blue Jays fans are talking about. – With both the Blue Jays and Yankees losing yesterday, the Blue Jays maintained their roughly 70-30 edge on winning the AL East, as evaluated by both Fangraphs and Baseball...

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Blue Jays News & Notes | August 24th
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Blue Jays News & Notes | August 24th

(Title photo courtesy James G, https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_in_to/) Breaking Blue hasn’t really covered this 2015 season from a game-to-game point of view, for a few reasons. We’re not going to be the ones providing the news (for that, there is Shi Davidi and the Sportsnet crew), or the ones quickly providing a forum for analysis and discussion of that news like bloggers such as Andrew Stoeten and fansites like...

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Aaron Sanchez Approaches Batters Differently As A Reliever
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Aaron Sanchez Approaches Batters Differently As A Reliever

(Title image courtesy of Arturo Pardavila, https://www.flickr.com/photos/apardavila/) The Blue Jays entered the 2015 season with Aaron Sanchez in their rotation, in large part due to Marcus Stroman’s devastating knee injury. That injury and the one to Michael Saunders triggered what became a confusing time for Blue Jays fans. What seemed a very promising team entering Spring Training was reduced to one that, according to pundits...

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Kevin Pillar Is What We Thought He Was, And That’s Okay
Aug14

Kevin Pillar Is What We Thought He Was, And That’s Okay

(Title photo credit to Keith Allison, https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/) Kevin Pillar has been a productive player for the Blue Jays this year, doing an admirable job filling what looked like a possible gaping hole in Spring Training. With two relatively untested players in Pillar and top prospect Dalton Pompey competing for playing time, it was a distinct possibility that both busted and the Jays would lose large swaths of...

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