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As Vladimir Guerrero Jr. quietly shifts approach, power returns for Blue Jays
Nick Ashbourne
In a season where a lack of power has been the Blue Jays’ most significant shortcoming, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s decline in power production has been tough to miss, writes Nick Ashbourne.
When would Guerrero Jr. be most useful at third base for Blue Jays?
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Danny Jansen's importance to Blue Jays grows as bat keeps improving
Nick Ashbourne
While the Toronto Blue Jays haven’t experienced many pleasant surprises in the opening stretch of 2024, Danny Jansen’s offensive excellence certainly qualifies. Nick Ashbourne examine Jansen's power surge and how it may affect his future with the club.
Daulton Varsho pushes Blue Jays toward elite team defence
Nick Ashbourne
When MLB teams are said to be built around pitching and defence the second part of that description tends to overshadow the first. Nick Ashbourne writes about why the second part is so essential for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Why home runs will determine Blue Jays’ fate in 2024
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Which Blue Jays prospects could impress in Spring Breakout game
Nick Ashbourne
Beyond getting a sense of less familiar Blue Jays prospects, there will be a few specific storylines worth tuning into on Saturday during the inaugural Spring Breakout game. Here are a few things to watch.
What would have to happen for Vogelbach, Escobar to make Blue Jays' bench
Nick Ashbourne
Daniel Vogelbach and Eduardo Escobar don’t fundamentally break the mold, but their skill sets fit well with the Blue Jays’ needs, writes Nick Ashbourne.
What it would (and wouldn't) mean if '24 Blue Jays strike out less
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How Brandon Woodruff, other non-tendered players fit Blue Jays’ plans
Nick Ashbourne
The success of the Blue Jays’ off-season is unlikely to come down to the non-tendered players who’ve recently become available — but there are a few interesting options for the club to consider, writes Nick Ashbourne.