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Toronto Blue Jays: The Impact of Goins and Pillar

Blue Jays’ Utilityman Ryan Goins Beside all the big-name stars that have conquered the Toronto Blue Jays’ roster this season, two players that have silently dominated within the team have been 27-year old utilityman Ryan Goins, and 26-year old outfielder Kevin Pillar. Since entering the majors in 2013, Ryan Goins has had an upward-trending career. This year, especially, has...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Statcast breaks down ridiculous play by Blue Jays' Goins

Sometimes you watch a play and think, "how is that physically possible?"That was the general reaction in this play by Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins on Wednesday night.Nick Markakis of the Atlanta Braves hit a ball in the hole, busted out of the box and was thrown out by half a step by Goins, ranging far to his right.The throw traveled over 100 feet across the diamond, causing...
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19 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ball Played: Pain in the Goins

Tuesday should have simply been known for The Slide. The title above should be “Ball Played: The Slide” and the majority of the discussion should be centered around that magnificent play. When Francisco Lindor in-advisably attempted to stretch a single into a double and used Matrix-level moves to pull back half of his body to maneuver safely into the base, the resulting outcome...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Goins: Another reason we'll never understand baseball

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 to mirror the ongoing...
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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

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: 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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