Evaluating The Jays First Quarter

Analysis

As you may recall, back in January I tried to estimate how many games the 2013 Blue Jays would win based on each player’s WAR, ultimately deciding this was a Jays team that could produce 92 wins. With 40 games now under their belt I thought it would be a good time to take a [...]

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Retrometrics: Mark Eichhorn

Feature

The second instalment in our ongoing Retrometrics series focuses on former Blue Jays sidearm reliever, Mark Eichhorn. More specifically, we’re going to dig into the numbers to evaluate the truly historic nature of his 1986 season. Eichhorn was originally drafted back in 1979 in the second round (30th overall) by the Blue Jays. He was [...]

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January 28-February 3, 2013 in Review

It was another slow week as we edge our way towards the first spring training workout for Blue Jays pitchers and catchers on February 13th. The Miami Times published a report linking numerous athletes, including Melky Cabrera, to Biogenesis, a clinic that provided performance enhancing drugs. Cabrera was suspended last year for elevated testosterone levels. Other [...]

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Retrometrics: Joe Carter

Feature

Retrometrics will be an ongoing feature here at Blue Jays Way. From time to time, we will use the lens of modern analytics to look back at the players of yore. Numbers have always been a big part of the game of baseball. It is a game of one-on-one matchups with discrete outcomes and thus [...]

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How Good Are The 2013 Jays? (Part Three): Recent Winners

Analysis

In the final part of our three part series looking at the 2013 Blue Jays, we will once again use WAR (wins above replacement) to project how this team compares to recent playoff teams and World Series champions. We’ll start with last year’s playoff teams: One of the first thing that is noticeable is how much variability [...]

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