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Bleacher Report’s Tim Mackay – Are the Jays a World Series-Calibre Team? – The Dugout Show #16

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Tim Mackay of Bleacher Report Talks Blue Jays

Click here to listen to: The Dugout Show #16: Bleacher Report’s Tim Mackay

Tim Mackay, two-time #2 Blue Jays Top Writer (April, May 2012) for the Bleacher Report joins Brock Picken on The Dugout, to talk about what the statistical make-up of a World Championship team looks like, based on 8 key criteria, as written about by Zachary Rymer. They also discussed the current situation of the AL East, touching on key points of focus for the Yankees, Red Sox, Orioles, and Rays.

In mid-April, Tim took an in-depth look at the criteria for the World Championship statistical requirements as laid out by Rymer, and applied the Blue Jays current squad to see if they have “what it takes”.

While some criteria are as simple as having starters who can log high innings or rack up the K’s, there are also more in-depth requirements taking a look at some of the lesser known stats to the average baseball fan, such as a pitcher’s WPA and a fielder’s WAR.

Take a listen, as Tim discusses what criteria the Jays will likely meet, what they’re going to struggle to hit, and what’s a toss-up.

To read Tim’s article discussed in this podcast, click here.

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Jeff Sammut Sportsnet Fan 590 on Ricky Romero, RA Dickey, & John Gibbons – The Dugout Show #15

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Jeff Sammut from Sportsnet talks Toronto Blue Jays

Click here to listen to: The Dugout Show #15: Jeff Sammut on The Dugout: Ricky Romero, John Gibbons, R A Dickey

Jeff Sammut from The Fan 590 joins Brock Picken on The Dugout for a second time to talk about the Jays continuing struggles. They discuss the strong starting pitching from Brandon Morrow, and series of hits in the most recent game vs Seattle. They discuss Ricky Romero’s return to the big leagues, R A Dickey’s rough outing, and the controversy surrounding John Gibbons managerial decisions.