One of the first writers to join the Sportsnet magazine publishing team in 2011, Arden Zwelling has become a permanent fixture on Sportsnet’s multiplatform MLB and Toronto Blue Jays coverage. Zwelling currently contributes to sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet magazine as a staff writer, breaking down the latest news, trades and rumours from the Toronto Blue Jays clubhouse.
Blue Jays' Berrios latest starter unable to pull his weight in loss to Brewers
Here the Toronto Blue Jays are, not even halfway through the season, with seven pitchers on the injured list, a bullpen half made up of guys that were in triple-A last month, and two-fifths of a rotation struggling to provide innings — let alone put the team in position to win.
Supported by family, All-Star vote-leading catcher Kirk quietly strives for greatness
Alejandro Kirk has a 112 wRC+ in two-strike counts, the 12th highest across MLB. He has a 139 wRC+ in plate appearance made in the sixth inning or later, an 80th percentile mark. He’s got a 166 wRC+ with two out, 24th in MLB; a 215 wRC+ with two out and runners in scoring position, which sits 20th. The higher you dial the leverage, the less he feels it. Or at least, that’s how it appears.
Chaotic finish overshadows Gausman's improvements as Blue Jays fall to White Sox
All the conditions pre-game were setting Kevin Gausman up to fail, but the Toronto Blue Jays starter responded with a much improved performance. But all of that was overshadowed by a game that went off the rails once the bullpens started to empty.
The untapped potential of 29-year-old Blue Jays rookie Matt Gage
Matt Gage had been hitting his head against the wall for the five seasons since he’d been drafted, trying to incorporate the teachings of old school developers into his game. Matt Buschmann's advice was a little different and now, at 29, he's on the Blue Jays — with potential left to tap into.