Category Archives: Baseball

Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA

Title: Reddit Toronto Raptors AMA
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: R/TorontoRaptors
Synopsis: I hosted a Reddit Ask Me Anything, answering all things Toronto Raptors (and more).
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A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup

Title: A Closer Look At The Raptors Roster Makeup
Date: October 18, 2017
Original Source: Raptors.com
Synopsis: I’m going to be helping Raptors.com out a bit this year. In my first piece for them, I explain how the 17-man roster is constructed.
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Brett Anderson Is Comfortable Being Unconventional

Title: Brett Anderson Is Comfortable Being Unconventional
Date: September 29, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Brett Anderson’s latest comeback attempt, and employing some self-deprecation to help fight his way through the ups and downs.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E18 – Large Mashing Teens

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E18 – Large Mashing Teens
Date: July 13, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I answer some listener questions.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E17 – The brink of a retool?

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E17 – The brink of a retool?
Date: July 6, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I discuss where it’s time for the Blue Jays to retool.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E16 – Bounce back

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E16 – Bounce back
Date: June 29, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Israel Fehr, Eric Koreen, and I get the pulse of the Jays and talk about Roberto Osuna’s brave coming forward about his mental well-being.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E15 – A podcast that can do neither

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E15 – A podcast that can do neither
Date: June 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Drew Fairservice and I discuss potential deadline acquisitions for the Jays, some struggling hitters, and a bunch more.
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Baseball’s Most Underappreciated Star Joey Votto Continues to Evolve

Title: Baseball’s Most Underappreciated Star Joey Votto Continues to Evolve
Date: June 1, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Joey Votto’s return to Toronto and his battle to provide as much value to a tough situation as he possibly can, even if that means growing outside of his comfort zone.
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Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?

Title: Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?
Date: May 31, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ catcher Luke Maile, his excellent defense, and whether that defense is enough to keep his job secure given his limitations on offense.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E14 – Returns and returns to form

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E14 – Returns and returns to form
Date: May 25, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I discuss reasons for Blue Jays optimism as they return to health. Somewhat.
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