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Comerica Park and Strikeouts

Sometimes I’ll write a post I know is going to be popular. Like, some weeks back, I wrote about how the Cubs seem like the best team in baseball, and that was obviously going to be big. Sometimes the popularity of a post takes me by surprise. A good example would be when I wrote over the summer about Ryan Goins taking pitches and hitting other pitches hard. And then there are the...
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Blue Jays players rally around Goins heading into Game 3

Nobody felt worse than Ryan Goins following the Toronto Blue Jays' ALCS Game 2 loss against the Kansas City Royals.The second baseman appeared to call of right fielder Jose Bautista on a routine pop fly, the ball dropped and the flood gates opened. The Royals ended up beating the Jays 6-3 and went up 2-0 in the series heading back to Toronto.On that plane ride back, though, his teammates...
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays surprise nine-year-old fan who lost father to cancer

Nine-year-old Toronto Blue Jays fan Jack Blunt received quite the surprise after being summoned to the library at his school only to find Ryan Goins and Kevin Pillar waiting there to meet him. With hats and shirts in hand, the two Blue Jays stars were at the school specifically to spend time with Jack … and to give him four tickets to Thursday’s Game 1 of the ALDS against...
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October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis is almost unrecognizable

I’ve written about a few changes like this lately. I wrote about Ryan Goins, whose hot streak coincided with a new unwillingness to swing the bat. I wrote about Joey Votto, whose Bonds-esque second half has come with greater discipline and a preference for very particular strikes. In Goins’ case, the analysis was done in response to improved performance. In Votto’s case, the...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Goins: Another reason we'll never understand baseball

By Jeff Sullivan So, I’m browsing around Twitter. I’m not looking for anything in particular, but then something catches my eye. It isn’t a tweet — it’s a trend, based on a series of tweets, happening somewhere outside of my circle. You know how trends work. The thing I saw Tuesday evening: I’m not unaccustomed to seeing baseball topics pop up over there. They tend...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays’ Ryan Goins Makes Great Catch, Also Hits Walk-Off Home Run (Video)

Your Tuesday probably paled in comparison to that of Ryan Goins. The Toronto Blue Jays second baseman had one of the best games of his young career Tuesday night against the Cleveland Indians, as he played the role of hero in the Blue Jays’ torrid march to the playoffs. Goins’ heroics began in the second inning. Cleveland’s Lonnie Chisenhall got out in front of a pitch from...
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ryan Goins Two-Run Home Run Gives Blue Jays Walk-Off Win Over Indians

The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting on top of the AL East in a spot that used to belong to the New York Yankees. Now they are fighting hard in order to keep the Yankees out of it. They were put to the test against the Cleveland Indians, but in the end, thanks to a two-run shot by Ryan Goins, the Blue Jays came away a winner in extra innings.Well done Mr. Goins. Well done indeed.Read more »
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Goins makes fantastic catch after long run, hits walk off homer

Everything is going right for the Toronto Blue Jays.Their offense is on fire. Pitching has been good. And their defense has been great.Second baseman Ryan Goins made his case for longest play of the year during Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Indians:We're going to have to guess he approximately ran one thousand feet to catch that.To top off his already-great evening, Goins...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Goins rejoins the Buffalo Bisons

On Monday, April 28th, the Toronto Blue Jays relegated Ryan Goins to the Buffalo Bisons. While Ryan Goins was slotted as the
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Goins: Journey To The MLB Interview

Ryan Goins figures to make the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays I recently had the privilege of interviewing Toronto Blue Jays 2nd basemen, Ryan Goins. Goins played in 34 games this season with the Blue Jays and figures to open the 2014 season with the major league club barring any major roster acquisitions. The following answers reveal the journey to the majors for Goins and the impactful...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

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