Toronto Blue Jays

al east
Jeremy Breland - Apr 7, 2022

The AL East will be a dominant force in baseball this year. The division possesses four teams, all capable of winning 90 games or more this season. Just like in 2021, there figures to be a battle for playoff contention among the top four teams in this division. Only the lowly Baltimore Orioles figure to […]

biggio bounce back season
Ryleigh Mulvihill - Apr 2, 2022

A Cavan Biggio bounce back might be on the horizon. Biggio has not had the start he has wanted in his major league career. As a highly scouted trio of ballplayers, including Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Bo Bichette, he has not lived up to his teammates’ hype. It is hard to live up to […]

Blue Jays Prospects
Matt Graves - Mar 26, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays prospects have come and gone over the years. Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and first-round draft pick Alek Manoah have since graduated to the majors. The Blue Jays traded for Matt Chapman from the Oakland Athletics most recently. The rebuilding A’s received four minor league prospects- Toronto’s top pick in the […]

Ryleigh Mulvihill - Mar 24, 2022

Randal Grichuk has been traded to the Colorado Rockies along with cash for Raimel Tapia and minor league infielder Adrian Pinto. Grichuk has been a primary outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2018. Coming over in a trade from the St.Louis Cardinals, the Blue Jays were looking for a player to cover the outfield after trading away some […]

Justin Merrlles - Mar 23, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays Prospect Pyramid is interesting to navigate. The prospect pyramid is a tool to explore the method of measurement used for prospects for any team. The purpose of this ranking system is to forego the prospect list system. While lists may be more accessible for top prospects, any list will vary from […]

Oakland A's
Matt Graves - Mar 22, 2022

Matt Chapman and the Toronto Blue Jays agree on a contract extension. According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the third baseman will sign a two-year, $25 million contract extension. Chapman is set to hit free agency following the 2023 season. The deal with the Blue Jays will buy out his final two years of arbitration. […]

Matt Chapman
Matt Graves - Mar 16, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays finalized a trade for All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman from the Oakland Athletics. The 28-year old Gold Glover is under contract for the next two seasons. He’s expected to earn $9.5 million, according to Sportrac. In 2021, Chapman committed six errors with nine Rdrs (Defensive runs saved above average) to earn […]

Matt Graves - Mar 12, 2022

Yusei Kikuchi is heading to the Toronto Blue Jays. The left-hander agreed to a three-year, $36 million contract. MLB Insider Jon Heyman was the first to report the news on Twitter. Kikuchi earned his first All-Star nod in 2021 with the Seattle Mariners. Before the lockout, Heyman reported that Toronto made a “strong push” for […]

Toronto Blue Jays
Matt Graves - Mar 12, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays will play spring training games from March 18 to April 5. Toronto will kick off Grapefruit League action when they visit the Baltimore Orioles. Then, the Blue Jays will play their first game at TD Ballpark in Dunedin, Flordia, on March 20 against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Overall, their schedule spans 17 […]

Oakland Athletics
Matt Graves - Feb 28, 2022

Oakland Athletics 9, Toronto Blue Jays 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Oakland Athletics All-Time Team against the Toronto Blue Jays All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.)   Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Eddie Plank pitched a complete game while Jimmie Foxx went […]

Blue Jays All-Time Team
Matt Graves - Feb 24, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays all-time team is something else. The Blue Jays endured years of misery including their inaugural season in 1977. As a matter of fact, in the mid-to-late eighties, it was a completely different story. Toronto won two division titles in 1985 and 1989, only to fall short in the playoffs on both […]

Blue Jays Cy Young
Matt Graves - Feb 21, 2022

There are four Toronto Blue Jays Cy Young Award winners. Through 2021, 122 have been given out, and 21 pitchers have won it multiple times. But, for the Blue Jays, four players won it, with only one of them winning it twice. Since it’s rare for a pitcher to win the MVP, the Cy Young […]

Nate Pearson
Justin Merrlles - Feb 17, 2022

Nate Pearson has been a player that has excited Toronto Blue Jays fans for a long time. As most fans know, Pearson was the Blue Jays first-round pick in the 2017 MLB draft. However, they might be intrigued to see how the Blue Jays acquired that draft pick. Having played in the Blue Jays organization […]

Kenley Jansen
Matt Graves - Feb 7, 2022

Kenley Jansen is coming off one of the best seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2021, Jansen was the best closer in the NL, earning 38 saves with a 2.22 ERA in 69 appearances. Before his strong campaign, Jansen struggled. He’s never had an ERA higher than 3.70, and his 350 saves rank him […]

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 23: Santiago Espinal #5 of the Toronto Blue Jays scores a run during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Rogers Centre on August 23, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
Justin Merrlles - Jan 23, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays saw seven different players start at third base in 2021. After a stellar 91-71 season and the loss of Marcus Semien to free agency, many wonder if the Blue Jays will sign another infielder. Of the six infield positions, the area of improvement could be at third base. With the ongoing […]

Blue Jays pitchers
Matt Graves - Dec 8, 2021

Toronto Blue Jays pitchers gel together quite well with pitching coach Pete Walker. Walker, who used to be a big-league pitcher, played for four different teams in 12 seasons. From 2002-2006 he was a member of the Blue Jays pitching staff who seemed to have found his footing thereafter his career. For the last decade, […]

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Mike Ursery - Apr 7, 2022

Joe Musgrove will need a new contract after the 2022 MLB season. Keeping him in his current locale may not be all that easy for the San Diego Padres.  The seventh-year pitcher had yet another quality start over the weekend, pitching seven shutout innings in a 2-1 Padres win over the San Francisco Giants. Musgrove’s […]

Braden Herb - Apr 7, 2022

Going into the 2022 season, expectations for Jeremy Pena were very high. Those inside the Houston Astros organization were excited about the young prospect. Hopes were high for Pena, and they had to be, given that the team was content with letting Carlos Correa leave in free agency. Correa is one of the most revered […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on May 24. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Rays Closer Committee
Jim Marshall - Apr 7, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays‘ closer committee (bullpen-by-committee) is once again proving to be top notch. It is one of the things keeping this team in the race for a playoff spot. Also, the closer-by-committee they are using is once again proving naysayers wrong, as it shows they have mastered this strategy to their advantage. What […]

Pignatano's Passing
Joe Rini - Apr 7, 2022

Joe Pignatano’s passing caused a moment of reflection for  New York baseball fans. Nurturer of tomato plants and relief pitchers for the New York Mets, he passed away on May 23 in Naples, Florida. He was 92 years old. A veteran of six major league seasons, this former catcher coached for 20 years in the […]

Diamondbacks Royals

Diamondbacks 9, Royals 5 PHOENIX, May 23 — Down 4–0 after a half-inning, the Arizona Diamondbacks clubbed 10 hits en route to a come-from-behind 9–5 victory over the Kansas City Royals Monday night. This came in the return of starting pitcher Zack Greinke to Chase Field for the first time since the Diamondbacks traded him […]

Baltimore Orioles Adley Rutschman
Jim Marshall - Apr 7, 2022

The Baltimore Orioles have called up top prospect Adley Rutschman. He made his major league debut in front of the Orioles fans on Saturday. He tripled in his second at-bat of the day. Their overall top prospect hopes to be the team’s catcher for the next decade and lead an Orioles staff that has some […]

Chad Green Tommy John
Lewis Masella - Apr 7, 2022

The New York Yankees suffered a big blow to their relief corps this weekend. Veteran pitcher Chad Green is done for the season and likely beyond, as he requires Tommy John surgery. Green has been one of the team’s more reliable relief pitchers for several years. With Aroldis Chapman struggling again, the last thing that […]