Toronto Blue Jays Analysis

Earliest Returns: Mid-April MLB Awards

by John Watson

Apr 14, 2017 1:23 PM

Oh, the joys of early-season baseballing. An average player morphs into a baseball deity before your very eyes. Read more »

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays, IQ

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Predictions For The 2017 MLB Season (Bold, Tepid & Otherwise)

by John Watson

Mar 31, 2017 1:59 PM

Here are some predictions for the 2017 season, organized by team. If we make enough; some safe, some crazy, surely, we'll get some right, right? Cue: the rumbling laughter of the baseball gods. Read more »

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Grading The Offseason: AL East

by John Watson

Mar 10, 2017 12:47 PM

After an aggressive offseason, the Red Sox are the favorites to win the toughest division in the MLB even though any of the four teams could reach the playoffs. Read more »

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, IQ

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Grading The Deal: Jose Bautista Stays With Toronto On One-Year Deal

by John Watson

Jose Bautista was surely underpaid during his previous time in Toronto, but there's no denying the fact that age is more than just a number when it comes to contracts. Read more »
2016 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The Cubs won the 2016 World Series but they rank behind the Dodgers and Red Sox in terms of the value of their collective assets. Read more »
ALCS Preview: The Case For The Indians

by John Watson

The Indians can't match Toronto's starting pitching but they have an excellent bullpen and can also manufacture runs. Read more »
ALCS Preview: The Case For The Blue Jays

by Andrew Perna

Timing is every in the postseason and much like the offense; the Blue Jaysí rotation is rounding into form at the perfect time. Read more »
The Morning After: What Was Buck Showalter Thinking?

by John Watson

An old-school train of thought on closers was on full display in Toronto. While it's not true that Zach Britton could have won the game for the Orioles, it's certainly true that he gave them the best chance to stay alive long enough to win it. Read more »
One-Run And Done: The Most Lucky And Unlucky AL Contenders

by John Watson

Individual teams' records in one-run games are having a profound effect on the playoff races in the AL this season, and it's worth taking a look at, because itís pretty wild. Read more »
Halfway To Home: Midseason Meanderings On AL Contenders

by John Watson

With a few more teams being little more than a sweep of a fellow Wild Card wannabe away from a playoff spot, there's more intrigue in the standings in the AL (eight teams fighting for two spots!!!), even if it means less excitement in the form of bodies on the block before the trade deadline. Read more »
Addicted To Chaos: On Steven Wright And Knuckleballin'

by John Watson

In a time when pitchers are throwing harder and harder, when teams are always on the lookout for the next Moneyball-style advantage, we'll see more pitchers joining this exclusive club and bringing a little more chaos to the masses. Read more »
Ranking MLB's Best Hitter-Pitcher Combinations

by Andrew Perna

It's difficult to win a World Series on the strength of just two stars, but having a superstar hitter and pitcher is as good a place as any to start building a contender. Read more »
Toronto Should Cringe At Long-Term Deal For Edwin Encarnacion

by Andrew Perna

The Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion couldn't agree on the length of a potential contract extension and that's a very good thing for the team's long-term future. Read more »
Grading The Offseason: AL East

by Andrew Perna

Breaking down the moves made by the Orioles, Red Sox, Yankees, Rays and Blue Jays. Read more »
2015 Year-End MLB Team Portfolio Rankings

by Andrew Perna & John Watson

The MLB has an ever-changing landscape but this creation of a hierarchal ranking gives a look to how we would choose their collective situations at the end of 2015. Read more »
ALCS Preview: Feisty Blue Jays Face Battle-Tested Royals

by Andrew Perna

The Royals, without the same bullpen they rode to the World Series last year, face the most explosive offense in baseball against the Blue Jays. Unless there is a power outage in Toronto, Kansas City faces a tall task in the ALCS. Read more »
Cardinals End Season Atop OPSERA Rankings

by Scott McCourtney

Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina go down, but the Cardinals remain the class of baseball. Can they make yet another extended playoff run? Read more »
Blue Jays Rocket Into Top Five

by Scott McCourtney

The Blue Jays have been red-hot since acquiring Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, moving into the top five for the first time all season. Read more »
NL Dominates OPSERA Rankings For August 18th

by Scott McCourtney

The National League reigns supreme this week with the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates sitting atop our rankings. Read more »
A Look At What Buyers Might Look To Buy

by Andrew Perna

There are more Major League teams in contention than not as the two-Wild Card Era continues to provide hope well into the summer. If teams are going to buy, they'll need a shopping list. Read more »

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