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On the Humanity of Being Irrational

On Sunday night, Ken Rosenthal wrote a provocative piece over at FoxSports, based on an experience he had at a PITCH Talks event up in Toronto last week. Given the recent success of the Blue Jays and the impending free agency of both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, the question of whether or not the organization would re-sign either naturally came up. I’ll let Rosenthal take...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Another MVP Come Out Of Toronto?

Troy Tulowitzki will win the 2016 AL MVP 2015 marked the return to the playoffs for the first time since 1993 for the Toronto Blue Jays. It was a welcome sight for fans of all ages to see playoff baseball return to Toronto, including being just 2 10 innings shy of a berth in the World Series. While the usual suspects of Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion continued to do Jose...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Jose Abreu vs. Edwin Encarnacion by Matt Collins

Power is the name of the game at first base, and these two supply it in spades.
Via Baseball Prospectus
22 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball First Base Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (300 PA min) Miguel Cabrera had the best batting average at 1B - .338 Chris Colabello, Paul Goldschmidt, Buster Posey and Joey Votto all hit better than .300 Paul Goldschmidt and Anthony Rizzo led all first baseman with 38 doubles 10 others hit at least 31, but no more than 34 2Bs Chris Davis (47) and Albert Pujols (40) were...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays have a decision to make with Bautista and Encarnacion’s pending free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays will be in somewhat of a tough position after the 2016 season as both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are due to hit free agency. Toronto president Mark Shapiro will likely attempt to re-sign both of them, and given the team’s win-now window, trading one of them over the next six months would simply would be insane. Still, for Blue Jays fans, the idea...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

The Blue Jays have a decision to make with Bautista and Encarnacion’s pending free agency

The Toronto Blue Jays will be in somewhat of a tough position after the 2016 season as both Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista are due to hit free agency. Toronto president Mark Shapiro will likely attempt to re-sign both of them, and given the team’s win-now window, trading one of them over the next six months would simply would be insane. Still, for Blue Jays fans, the idea...
Via Bloguin Best
29 days ago  |  Discuss

FG on Fox: Toronto’s Altered Offensive Approach at Home

Going into the 2015 season, we had a pretty good idea that the Toronto Blue Jays were going to hit a lot of home runs. After all, they hit the third-most home runs in baseball during 2014, and then added Josh Donaldson; the pieces were there for a huge offensive season from the entire team. But even with the talented personnel and a hitter-friendly home stadium, 2015 was the kind...
Via Fangraphs
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Meet the secret source behind the Blue Jays' power surge

Going into the 2015 season, we had a pretty good idea that the Toronto Blue Jays were going to hit a lot of home runs. After all, they hit the third-most home runs in baseball during 2014, and then added Josh Donaldson. The pieces were there for a huge offensive season from the entire team. But even with the talented personnel and a hitter-friendly home stadium, 2015 was the kind...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Pick One: Extend Jose Bautista Or Edwin Encarnacion?

Jose Bautista is the guy I extend over Edwin Encarnacion The Toronto Blue Jays front office has been relatively quiet over the course of the off-season. We all know who the new bosses are in charge so let’s not go down that road. The road we need to discuss is the upcoming free agency of both Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion. The decisions need to be acted upon rather quickly...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Edwin Encarnacion: Robbed Of A Silver Slugger Award

Edwin Encarnacion was robbed of a 2015 Silver Slugger Is there a power hitter that is more undervalued or under-appreciated than Edwin Encarnacion? It is definitely possible. Encarnacion was robbed of a Silver Slugger Award when Kansas City Royals DH Kendrys Morales won the award. Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays are upset over Kevin Pillar not winning a gold glove. However, Kevin...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Jays pick up 2016 options on Bautista, Encarnacion, Dickey

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised 2016 options on right fielder Jose Bautista, first baseman/DH Edwin Encarnacion and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, while declining an option on infielder Maicer Izturis.The moves Tuesday are the first by the 2015 AL East champions since general manager Alex Anthopoulos left the team last week. Longtime Indians executive Mark Shapiro took...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays exercise options on Bautista, Encarnacion, Dickey

TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have exercised 2016 options on sluggers Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, while declining an option on infielder Maicer Izturis. The moves Tuesday are the first by the 2015 AL East champions since general manager Alex Anthopoulos left the team last week. Longtime Indians executive Mark Shapiro took over as president...
Via AP on Fox
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays expected to pick up option on three big-name players

According to a report from Jon Heyman at CBS Sports, three big-name players will be coming back to the Toronto Blue Jays on their team options:"Toronto will exercise the $14-million option of Jose Bautista, the $12-million option of R.A. Dickey and the $10-million option of Edwin Encarnacion, sources said. Dickey would be the only one really in question there, as Bautista and Encarnacion...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays slugger Encarnacion has surgery for sports hernia

 Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia.Toronto said Tuesday the designated hitter/first baseman is expected to recover in time for spring training.Encarnacion hit .277 with 39 homers and 111 RBI for the Blue Jays, who lost to Kansas City in the AL Championship Series.
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion has surgery for sports hernia

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has undergone surgery to repair a sports hernia. Toronto said Tuesday the designated hitter/first baseman is expected to recover in time for spring training. Encarnacion hit .333 with 39 homers and 111 RBIs for the Blue Jays, who lost to Kansas City in the AL Championship Series.
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Encarnacion to play hurt in Game 2 of ALCS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Manager John Gibbons says Edwin Encarnacion is back in Toronto's lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS, determined to ''deal with the pain.'' Batting fourth as the designated hitter, Encarnacion was removed in the eighth inning of Kansas City's 5-0 win on Friday night when his left middle finger swelled up again. Gibbons said Encarnacion underwent an MRI before deciding...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Latest: Encarnacion to play; Cub-Mets rosters for NLCS

The latest on the League Championship Series. The Blue Jays and Royals play Game 2 in Kansas City with a first pitch set for 4:07 p.m. The Cubs and Mets play the opener of the NL best-of-seven at 8 p.m. Here's a look at what's happening (all times EDT) : --- 2:15 p.m. Toronto manager John Gibbons said Edwin Encarnacion is back in Toronto's lineup for Game 2 of the ALCS, determined...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Encarnacion back in lineup at DH for Game 2 of ALCS

Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is back in the lineup at DH for Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday afternoon.Encarnacion left Friday's night Game 1 loss to the Royals in the eighth inning to have precautionary X-rays on the middle finger on his left hand. The X-rays were negative, but he was diagnosed with a sprained ligament in that finger.Toronto certainly could use Encarnacion...
Via Fox Sports
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Volquez, Royals overwhelm Blue Jays 5-0, take 1-0 ALCS lead

The Kansas City Royals drew first blood in their ALCS matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays, wearing down the Jays and earning a 5-0 win. The Royals now have a 1-0 lead in the series. The two teams felt each other out in the early going. The Jays couldn’t make anything of a two-out walk in the first, while the Royals squandered a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar in the bottom half...
Via The Outside Corner
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

JABO: Attacking the Heart of the Blue Jays Lineup

The mission for the Royals is actually complicated. They need to be able to score, of course, which means they’ll need to score against pitchers like David Price and Marcus Stroman. They’ll need to contain every member of the Blue Jays lineup, because it’s not like you can ever afford to take a hitter off in the playoffs. But let’s be real — as far as the focus is concerned...
Via Fangraphs
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Sam Dyson picks fight with Edwin Encarnacion after home run

The Toronto Blue Jays and Texas Rangers got into a fight after Sam Dyson misinterpreted some gestures by Edwin Encarnacion following Jose Bautista’s monstrous home run. Bautista crushed a 3-run home run to break a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh that sent the Rogers Centre into a frenzy. Fans were going nuts,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays fans litter field with debris after controversial call gives Rangers lead

The Toronto Blue Jays tied the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the sixth inning thanks to a solo homer by Edwin Encarnacion. In the seventh, the Rangers took the lead back…on one of the most ridiculous plays you’ll ever see. With a 1-2 count, Aaron Sanchez threw ball two to Shin-Soo Choo. Russell Martin threw the ball back to the mound. It hit off the bat of Choo, standing in...
Via Bloguin Best
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 in our ongoing series highlighting the best hitters and pitchers of the previous week. The final week of the season was last week. We’re featuring two playoff bound players and two that have gone home by now. By chance all of them come from the East though not all from the same league. We also feature what might have been one of the all time great pitching performances...
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Best hitters and pitchers: Week 25

Welcome to Week 25 in our ongoing series highlighting the best hitters and pitchers of the previous week. The final week of the season was last week. We’re featuring two playoff bound players and two that have gone home by now. By chance all of them come from the East though not all from the same league. We also feature what might have been one of the all time great pitching performances...
Via Bloguin Best
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays clinch first AL East title since 1993

The Toronto Blue Jays were already assured of their first postseason since 1993, having clinched a wild-card playoff spot on Saturday. But the team won the AL East title on Wednesday with a 15-2 win over the Orioles, ensuring a postseason series and likely home-field advantage throughout the AL playoffs. (The Jays would win a tiebreaker over the Royals for the league’s best record...
Via The Outside Corner
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss
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