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Once-lofty Zobrist comparison becoming fitting for Blue Jays' Biggio
Nick Ashbourne
The Toronto Blue Jays continue to use Cavan Biggio as though he's their own Ben Zobrist. Lately, mentioning the two players in the same sentence has now gone from absurd to reasonable as Biggio continues to produce in the majors.
Blue Jays' Merryweather in uncharted waters with unique pitch velocity gap
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Examining which Blue Jays will help decide series fate vs. Yankees
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It was once fair to assume the Toronto Blue Jays were simply fighting to hold on to the eighth seed in the American League. Now the upcoming games against the New York Yankees look like the battle for second spot in the AL East, and so it's worth examining which Blue Jays have the best chance to help decide their fate in this matchup.
Strong Blue Jays debut shows why bulk relief role is intriguing for Ray
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There may be a way to build Robbie Ray back into a consistent starter, but the Blue Jays are short on time, and could find better ways to deploy their struggling rental. If they want to maximize his value, keeping him in the bullpen — even in a bulk role — seems a wise approach.
8 starting pitchers Blue Jays could target in next trade
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Breaking down the ongoing evolution of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s bat
Nick Ashbourne
While the issues hindering the development of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s bat are important, a closer look suggests the 21-year-old is becoming a better hitter overall. For now those differences are subtle. By the end of the year, they might not be.
Blue Jays' Travis Shaw bouncing back from dismal 2019 in some significant ways
Nick Ashbourne
It’s still too early to render a hard verdict on Travis Shaw’s 2020, but it seems like the Toronto Blue Jays are getting what they paid for, a guy in between the dramatic poles of his prior production.
What expected stats tell us about Blue Jays' early season performances
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Blue Jays' Hatch showing he has weapons to be impact reliever already
Nick Ashbourne
When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Thomas Hatch just over a year ago, the righty looked like a lottery ticket at best. Just three games into his MLB career, it’s already clear he’s more than that.