Know Thine Enemy 2009: Toronto Blue Jays

It wasn’t long ago that the Toronto Blue Jays were expected to be in the position now occupied by the Tampa Bay Rays as the third wheel atop the American League East. ¬†While there is some strong young talent in Toronto, J.P. Riccardi’s five year plan is...

Know Thy Enemy: 2008 Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are being picked as the team to upset the Red Sox and the Yankees. At least Bob Ryan thinks so. I think otherwise and here is why. Vernon Wells is not the same player of old and the pitching has to stay healthy which I do not think it will. Most...

2007 Saves per Inning Pitched

Every year, I run a feature here at Fire Brand called Saves per Inning Pitched (SIP). It’s a little statistic I made up that in the general scheme of things, probably means nothing. But I like doing it because it tells me what teams utilize their closer as a...

Know Thy Enemy 2007: Toronto Blue Jays

The Toronto Blue Jays are looking to take the next step. The team that leapfrogged the Red Sox for second place at the deep end of last season is now focusing their attention on a first place crown and a much awaited playoff appearance. Life for Toronto...