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How Blue Jays could fill biggest trade deadline needs
Nick Ashbourne
The Toronto Blue Jays approach the trade deadline with a set of needs that seems to shift on a daily basis. With the understanding that there’s a long way to go before we reach the finish line of trade season, lets look at the Blue Jays’ most pressing needs at this moment and do some shopping.
What recent MLB history says about Blue Jays' trade deadline approach
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Using past trade deadlines to predict Blue Jays' summer 2021 targets
Nick Ashbourne
As the Blue Jays approach the trade deadline with potent strengths, clear weaknesses, and playoff chances that hang in the balance, it seems fair to assume that they won’t be standing pat. As the best guide for determining what they’ll do on the trade market is to look at what they’ve already done, Nick Ashbourne looks to past trade deadlines to predict Toronto's summer 2021 targets.
How Tim Mayza has grown into a trusted arm in Blue Jays' bullpen
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As the Toronto Blue Jays' bullpen has floundered in recent weeks, the number of relievers manager Charlie Montoyo can count on has dwindled. But a rare bright spot has emerged in recent weeks in the form of Tim Mayza, who has developed a more effective sinker that hitters have struggled to make hard contact on.
Blue Jays' pitching reinforcements falling short so far this season
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Which Blue Jays hitters could benefit from MLB's new pitch grip rules?
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With the MLB now cracking down on pitchers' use of foreign substances, spin rates around the league are going to come down. Which Blue Jays batters could benefit? Nick Ashbourne explores.
Blue Jays' Ryu pitching well, but there are warning signs in peripherals
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Ahead of Hyun-Jin Ryu's start Thursday against the White Sox at 8:10 p.m. ET on Sportsnet ONE and SN Now, Nick Ashbourne looks at some of the warning signs around the periphery of the Blue Jays ace's performance in 2021.
Jump in opposite-field power contributing to Guerrero Jr.'s breakout
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Blue Jays' Hernandez adds unexpected element to latest offensive breakout
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Entering the 2021 season, it seemed like the best part of the Teoscar Hernandez story had already been written. But since he returned from the COVID-19 IL on April 30, Hernandez has had the most productive 24-game stretch of his career.