Which Edition of the Toronto Blue Jays Is Better?

A Comparison of the 2015 Team with Its 1992 Predecessor Part Five: Examining the Starting Pitching: Back-end of the Rotation Traditionally speaking, the back-end of the starting rotation is where General Managers (GMs) can go “bargain hunting” for cheap options via non-tendered players and/or wavier claims. Why? With the front and middle of the rotation …

How J. P. Ricciardi Got Sidetracked From Executing Moneyball in Toronto

When J. P. Ricciardi was hired as the General Manager (GM) of the Toronto Blue Jays, he was given the initial mandate to slash payroll because his predecessor Gord Ash had constructed an eighty-eight million dollar roster that failed to make the postseason. More importantly, Ricciardi was supposed to create “mini-Oaklands” by following the “Moneyball” …