Baseballistic
All Things Baseball

Archive for the ‘Toronto Blue Jays’ Category

Deal or No Deal?

November 29, 2006

This offseason has been unique in the riduculous amount of money being thrown around by teams, and in the horrible decision-making by baseball’s GMs.  Much of this has been caused by the awfully shallow free agent class of 2006, requiring teams to overspend in order to fill their holes, because of the huge advantage players […]

Maybe Shea Hillenbrand Was Right

August 21, 2006

   Maybe Shea Hillenbrand was right… It was just about a month ago that the Blue Jays lost a player because he didn’t see eye-to-eye with Manager John Gibbons.  That player was Shea Hillenbrand.  He was traded after being kept out of the starting lineup by Gibbons, for no apparent reason, causing a rift between […]

Hillenbrand a Giant Acquisition for SF

July 23, 2006

For quite a while now, the San Francisco Giants have been looking for another power-hitter to go along with Barry Bonds and Moises Alou.  More recently, the Giants have been on the hunt for an everyday first-baseman, now that Lance Niekro’s injury woes and defensive issues seem to be long-term, and Mark Sweeney just doesn’t cut […]

Blue Jays Outfield Best in Awhile

June 25, 2006

The Blue Jays have had their woes with injuries and offensive troubles, but one aspect of their team has made Toronto a contender.  That aspect is the Blue Jays outfield, which has been nothing short of spectacular at the plate and very good on defense.  It is also one of the league's youngest outfields, which […]

Rookie Starting Pitchers Having Big Impact On Their Teams

June 9, 2006

This season, the starting pitching for many teams that were considered contenders has been shaky, due to both injuries and ineffectiveness.  A few of these teams, such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Philadelphia Phillies, and Toronto Blue Jays, have solved their problems with rookie starting pitchers.  Jered Weaver, called up two weeks ago […]