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Athletics thrilled with new-look bullpen heading into season

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) As Sean Doolittle scoured the room and chatted up some of his new teammates, Oakland's bearded closer couldn't help but envision the potential of an experienced, new-look bullpen for the Athletics going into 2016. From offseason acquisitions John Axford and Ryan Madson to Marc Rzepczynski and Liam Hendriks, manager Bob Melvin has a long list of relievers to...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What a relief: A's new-look bullpen coming together for 2016

The Oakland Athletics set out to fix their bullpen this offseason – and they’ve done just that. The A’s ‘relief’ corps didn’t provide very much of it in 2015, as their late-inning ineffectiveness was a big factor in their 68-94 record and last place finish in the AL West. The 2015 A’s were just 19-35 in one-run contests, and their combined staff ERA was 4.14 – good...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The Disaster A’s Bullpen Might Not Be a Disaster Anymore

Are you tired of reading about reliever signings yet? If you are, well then I’m sorry for this post, but at least it’s almost over. There’s only a couple good relievers left now, because they’ve seemingly all signed in the last 24 hours. The Athletics did some work on their bullpen when they acquired Liam Hendriks from Toronto for Jesse Chavez a few weeks back, and last night...
Via Fangraphs
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Better bullpen should lead to better results for A's in 2016

Let's be clear about what's being said here: The A's aren't anyone's division favorites. Not now, and not in March, I'm going to guess. The Astros are no longer up and coming; they're up and they've come. The Rangers are coming off a huge bounce-back season, the Mariners are surrounding their core with more depth, and the Angels have baseball's best player. The AL West is going to...
Via Fox Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Blue Jays Pitching Staff Good Enough Without Price?

On Friday afternoon, the Toronto Blue Jays made yet another move to bolster their starting rotation with the signing of left-hander J.A. Happ. The contract is a three-year deal worth $36 million with a $10 million salary for 2016 and $13 million salaries in 2017 and 2018. This signing followed the trade of Liam Hendriks […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics offseason update

So far, the Oakland Athletics have already had a relatively busy offseason. First order of business was signing free agent starting pitcher Rich Hill and giving him a guaranteed spot in the rotation. Also, right hander A.J. Griffin was released from the roster. The A’s also traded Jesse Chavez in order to bolster their bullpen. In return, Oakland received right handed relief pitcher...
Via isportsweb.com
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Quantity over quality, Blue Jays deal Liam Hendriks

On November 21st Toronto made a move that still has many scratching their head. They swapped pitchers with the Oakland Athletics, trading one of their best arms out of the bullpen, 26-year-old Liam Hendriks, for Jesse Chavez. Hendriks was reliable throughout the 2015 campaign and into the postseason. An arm like that is hard to find, […]
Via Baseball Essential
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Toronto Blue Jays Welcome Back Jesse Chavez

Jesse Chavez returns to the Toronto Blue Jays better than when he left. The Toronto Blue Jays welcomed back an old friend on Friday night when the Blue Jays sent 2015 breakout reliever Liam Hendriks to the Oakland Athletics for right hander Jesse Chavez. Chavez appeared in 9 games and started 2 of them with the Blue Jays in 2012. Chavez wasn’t exactly a bright spot when he...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Liam Hendriks Experience by R.J. Anderson, Dustin Palmateer, Bret Sayre and Brendan Gawlowski

A reliever-turned-starter gets dealt for a starter-turned reliever, the Dodgers continue to make it rain internationally, and the Brewers continue to deal.
Via Baseball Prospectus
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

A's not done revamping bullpen after adding Hendriks to mix

Last week, the Oakland Athletics took a flier on veteran lefty Rich Hill, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal for 2016. The addition of Hill to a rotation that didn't have much extra room created a bit of a surplus for the A's, and shortly therefter they dealt right-hander Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reliever Liam Hendriks. As Susan Slusser of the San...
Via Fox Sports
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Athletics-Toronto Blue Jays trade makes sense for Oakland

On Friday, the Oakland Athletics traded pitcher Jesse Chavez to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for pitcher Liam Hendriks. The move is not a major game-changer, but will make an impact on both rosters. Oakland is giving up a pitcher who started out as a relief pitcher and is now a starter. In return, the A’s are receiving a pitcher who started out as a starting pitcher and has...
Via isportsweb.com
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A's acquire RHP Hendriks from Blue Jays for Chavez

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Oakland Athletics have acquired Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays for fellow pitcher Jesse Chavez.Hendriks became a full-time reliever for the first time with Toronto last season and went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances. His fastball velocity spiked when he moved to the bullpen, and the 26-year-old right-hander struck out a career-best 9.9 batters...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Facts About Blue Jays Newest Pitcher Jesse Chavez

Interim General Manager Tony LaCava pulled off his first deal at the helm of the Blue Jays ship today swapping pitchers Liam Hendriks for Jesse Chavez. The transaction signifies the Blue Jays need to shore up some starting pitching depth however the cost was a younger, more controllable bullpen arm in Hendriks. Here are 5 interesting facts about the Blue Jays newest player:...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

A's get Hendriks from Blue Jays for Chavez

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics have acquired Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays for fellow pitcher Jesse Chavez. Hendriks became a full-time reliever for the first time with Toronto last season and went 5-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 58 appearances. His fastball velocity spiked when he moved to the bullpen, and the 26-year-old right-hander struck out a career-best 9...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Blanton is awesome now, apparently

This is an oversimplification, but to be a successful starting pitcher in the current era, you have to maintain some reasonable level of effectiveness for something like 25 batters per start. If you can’t pitch into the sixth and seventh innings with regularity, you aren’t going to remain a starting pitcher for very long. In the past that number was higher and in the future it...
Via Fangraphs
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Who wins? ALCS game in Toronto up against Canadian election

TORONTO (AP) Besides runs, hits and errors, Toronto Blue Jays fans might have other numbers on their minds as they watch Game 3 of the AL Championship Series. While the Blue Jays are hosting Kansas City on Monday night, voters will be casting their ballots in Canada's 42nd federal election. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, is leading...
Via AP on Fox
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Liam Hendriks on his Evolution to Blue Jays Bullpen Stud

Liam Hendriks bombed as a starter. Pitching almost exclusively in that role prior to this season, he went 3-15 with a 5.92 ERA. The ineffectiveness turned him into a nomad. The 26-year-old Australian was property of five organizations – including Toronto twice – from December 2013 to October 2014. This year, he bolstered the Blue Jays bullpen. In 58 relief appearances, Hendriks...
Via Fangraphs
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays pitcher wears Canadiens gear to Maple Leafs game

The NHL began their season Wednesday night with the Toronto Maple Leafs hosting the Montreal Canadiens.Sure, the Toronto Blue Jays start their postseason run tomorrow in the ALDS, but that didn't stop them from supporting their local team. Well, almost everybody.Blue Jays pitcher Liam Hendriks, a native of Austrailia, sported Canadiens gear in Toronto:As you can see from the picture...
Via Fox Sports
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Human Behavior GIF: Liam Hendriks Exhibiting Pleasure

While some people take for granted the ability to comprehend and decode signifiers of nonverbal communication, there’s a not insubstantial segment of the population who, for any numbers of reasons, lack those particular skills. The purpose of this post at FanGraphs.com is to provide an example of how a human might exhibit intense pleasure by means only of physical cues. What one...
Via Fangraphs
September 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Donaldson flexes offensive muscles, bullpen falters in Phillies loss to Blue Jays

View image | gettyimages.com Final: Blue Jays 8, Phillies 5 WP: Liam Hendriks (4-0, 2.36 ERA) LP: Jeanmar Gomez (1-3, 3.25 ERA) SV: Roberto Osuna (14) Philadelphia, PA - The Philadelphia Phillies (46-74) fell for the fourth game in a row, while the Blue Jays won for the 13th time...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jays starter Boyd leaves without recording an out

TORONTO (AP) Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning. Boyd allowed seven runs and six hits, including back-to-back homers by David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez. He was replaced by Liam Hendriks after walking Mike Napoli. Hendriks didn't help out his teammate...
Via AP on Fox
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

The Evolution of Liam Hendriks

When Toronto Blue Jays reliever Liam Hendriks got out of a one-out, bases loaded jam in the 7th inning against the Boston Red Sox yesterday, his escape act seemed to signal a watershed moment in this transition from a starting pitcher to a reliever: http://baseballhotcorner.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Video-Hendriks-fans-Bogaerts-MLBcom.mp4 Hendriks was originally signed...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Valencia wins arbitration case, will earn $1.675 million

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Toronto infielder Danny Valencia won his salary arbitration case with the Blue Jays. Valencia was asking for $1,675,000 and the Blue Jays countered with $1.2 million. Last season, his salary was $532,500. The 30-year-old player was eligible for arbitration for the first time. Arbitrators James Oldham, Sylvia Skratek and Edna Francis ruled Friday, a day after...
Via AP on Fox
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Valencia, Blue Jays argue cases in salary arbitration

  Toronto and Danny Valencia have completed their arbitration hearing, with the infielder asking for $1,675,000 and the Blue Jays arguing for $1.2 million. Arbitrators James Oldham, Sylvia Skratek and Edna Francis are expected to issue their decision Friday, a day after hearing arguments. The 30-year-old, eligible for arbitration for the first time, batted .258 last season with...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Danny Valencia and Blue Jays argue cases in arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Toronto and Danny Valencia have completed their arbitration hearing, with the infielder asking for $1,675,000 and the Blue Jays arguing for $1.2 million. Arbitrators James Oldham, Sylvia Skratek and Edna Francis are expected to issue their decision Friday, a day after hearing arguments. The 30-year-old, eligible for arbitration for the first time, batted...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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