15
JUN
2016

Height Doesn’t Measure Heart, But it Does Measure…

  Marcus Stroman isn’t very tall. That’s a fact. Marcus Stroman doesn’t let his lack of height impede his competitive desire. Also a fact. Marcus Stroman can throw sinkers just as good as any tall guy in the game… False. Height doesn’t measure...
31
MAY
2016

In Defense of Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey doesn’t get a lot of sympathies these days. Can’t say I don’t understand why. If you want to be the self-proclaimed superhero of a town like New York, you’re essentially setting the bar so high it requires perfection to reach, and...
08
SEP
2015

Stroman VS. Buehrle & Tulo VS. Martin

  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)   Here are six things Jays fans should be coming to terms with before the Jays head to New York. 1) The Jays don’t need Marcus Stroman to win. They haven’t needed him all season and they don’t need him to stay competitive...
27
AUG
2015

Stroman and The Minor League Playoff Hustle

Marcus Stroman… The Blue Jay world seems fixated upon his return. Will he be healthy, will he contribute, what do all his tweets about feeling better than ever mean? Lets review what we know and take the rest in due time, shall we? First, Stroman’s knee is feeling...
17
AUG
2015

Roster Shuffles and Tulo’s Struggles

Hutchison will head south to Buffalo so the Jays can keep him on his throwing program. The Jays have lots of off days coming up and when you’re having he kind of year Hutchison is, you get demoted so you can, “stay on schedule” instead of having the schedule rearranged for you....
15
AUG
2015

Price, Buehrle, and Why You Should Pitch Like Them

It’s a common misconception that, if you’re an older left-handed pitcher with less velocity, you have to throw more off-speed, aka, junk. The thinking goes that, because your fastball is slower, you must throw less of it as it’s easier to hit. Instead, throw...
09
DEC
2014

Bullish on Masterson and His Value Upside

I’m bullish on the prospect of the Red Sox signing Justin Masterson, and  I think Justin Masterson should dig it as well. He’s going to get a lot of run support, the upgrades to infielding make Boston a nice match for a sinker-baller, and he’ll be reunited with John Farrell. For...
16
DEC
2013

Halladay

I remember when I first took serious notice of Roy Halladay. I’d been called up by the Padres to start a few games until Chris Young came back from the DL. Starting…heh, that’s generous. In fact, what I ended up doing was getting my ass kicked. Repeatedly. My...
01
JUN
2013

RA Dickey VS Chaos Theory

Believe me, no one is more tired of hearing RA Dickey say he’s still trying to figure out his knuckleball than me. The whole, “it’s a process”, “it’s a journey”, “the knuckleball is a capricious animal”, shtick—I’m over it. At some point this has to stop being a...
24
MAY
2013

No Time To Think Twice, Sean Nolin.

When I heard the Jays were calling up Sean Nolin yesterday, I got pretty upset. “What is it with this organization and fast tracking young, inexperienced arms?” I railed against it on Baseball Central. I railed against it on Blue Jays Central. Today, however,...