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Short, scribbled thoughts on 20 wins

September 25, 2016

Jack Morris, Pat Hentgen, Roger Clemens, David Wells, Roy Halladay, J.A. Happ.

Six starters who reached the 20-win mark while wearing a Blue Jays uniform. Six starters over 40 seasons. Some won 20+ games more than once; three capturing Cy Young awards for their efforts. 

Oddly enough, I have no recollection of David Wells winning 20 games in 2000. I remember him having a great first half. I remember him starting for the American League at the All-Star game. Yet I don’t remember him actually winning 20 games. I vividly remember the other five reaching that mark, but not Boomer for some reason. 

And sure, pitching wins aren’t in vogue as they use to be. Still, 20 wins are an accomplishment not to be ignored. It says something about how effective the starter and his teammates are; maybe not as thorough as other traditional stats and sabermetrics, but it still gets the message across. 

So congrats to Mr. Happ! Not bad for a guy fans weren’t too thrilled about just a few months ago 😉

[Full disclosure: I liked the signing, but wasn’t crazy about the contract and its monetary value.]

ER

Retro Blue Jays – How things looked in 1996

April 7, 2016

Posted by rskhtv.

The 1996 Blue Jays were…nothing special. Coming off an ugly showing the previous season, the team was in transition. Arguably, it was the first time fans such as myself heard the term “rebuild.”

But there were some good things that came out of the 1996 season. For example, Pat Hentgen became the second Blue Jay pitcher to win 20 games and topped things off by winning the Cy Young award – first in team history.

The Jays also showed off their musical skills.

But all of that had yet to occur as the team prepared for their 20th home opener.

As Rob Sinclair reported, the Jays were celebrating 20 seasons and starting fresh at the same time.

ER

 

Episode 26: Gibby, You Are Safe

August 29, 2013

There’s one month left in the regular season. Unfortunately, it won’t be the type of September Blue Jay fans had hoped for.

Regardless, there are lots of items to talk about.

Toronto radio personality Dan Deeley shares his thoughts on John Gibbons and what the future holds for certain players and coaches.

Episode 26 Direct MP3 Download


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