Douglas Fox

Douglas Fox

Doug Fox has played, watched, studied, and generally obsessed about baseball for decades, and once played in the Toronto Star Pee-Wee Baseball tournament. He writes about Blue Jays prospects and minor league baseball at clutchlings.blogspot.ca Follow him on Twitter @Clutchlings77.

By Douglas Fox On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
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The Time is Right for Aaron Sanchez

USA Today photo Tall pitchers (we’re talking 6’4″ and over), generally speaking, have multiple advantages over shorter pitchers.   Their height allows them to get more of a downward plane on their More...

By Douglas Fox On Thursday, March 10th, 2016
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Who Closes for the Blue Jays? Who Cares?

CBC photo Major League Baseball first introduced the Save statistic in 1952.   The only rule defining the new metric was that it be given to a pitcher who finished a game but was not credited with a win -regardless More...

By Douglas Fox On Friday, February 5th, 2016
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On Speed, Stolen Bases, and Lead Off Hitters

In his excellent treatise on the history of scouting,  Dollar Sign on the Muscle,  author Kevin Kerrane devoted considerable attention to the pioneering ways of Branch Rickey, who not only invented the modern-day More...

By Douglas Fox On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
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El Presidente Heads Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Former Expos pitcher Dennis (El Presidente) Martinez heads a class of six inductees into  the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame for 2016. Joining Martinez were pitcher Pat Hentgen, former player and Blue Jays More...

Drew Storen
By Douglas Fox On Saturday, January 9th, 2016
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What To Expect From Drew Storen

The Toronto Blue Jays filled a major hole in their bullpen Friday night when the acquired right-hander Drew Storen from Washington for outfielder Ben Revere. Storen had what has been described as a tumultuous More...

By Douglas Fox On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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Five Reasons To Be Worried (And Excited) About The 2016 Blue Jays

Heading into the 2016 MLB season, there are plenty of questions surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays, who had a memorable 2015.  A slumbering fan base was awakened by the bold trade deadline moves of GM Alex Anthopoulos, More...

By Douglas Fox On Monday, December 14th, 2015
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Toronto Blue Jays: A Large Market Team?

During the Toronto Blue Jays wonderful run to the playoffs this fall, many fans flooded sports talk radio and social media with their thoughts about how the team would be able to go on a free agent shopping spree More...

David Price
By Douglas Fox On Sunday, December 6th, 2015
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Growing The David Price Brand

Despite media reports that suggested he was happy in Toronto and willing to stay there, David Price, whose signing of a 7-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox was made official on Friday, had no intentions More...

By Douglas Fox On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
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Alex Anthopoulos And Rogers: A Case Of Terrible Timing

Even though the season ended short of the World Series promise it held for the last half of the season, Rogers Communications, the Canadian multi-media giant which owns the Blue Jays, the stadium they play in, More...

By Douglas Fox On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
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Alex Anthopoulos’ Off-Season To-Do List

The Toronto Blue Jays demise this season is less than a week old, but it’s highly likely that GM Alex Anthopoulos and his brain trust of senior executives are busily working on plans for when this group re-convenes More...

By Douglas Fox On Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
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How Does Marco Estrada Do It?

“Hitting is Timing.  Pitching is upsetting timing.” -Hall of Famer Warren Spahn “Today he was absolutely dynamite,” said Royals manager Ned Yost. “He didn’t miss spots. His More...

By Douglas Fox On Thursday, October 15th, 2015
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Blue Jays Pitching Future In Good Hands

In a game that should be locked in a time capsule for future generations, the Toronto Blue Jays relied on a trio of prized young arms to lead them to victory in the deciding game of their Best of Five American More...

By Douglas Fox On Saturday, October 10th, 2015
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Confessions Of A Life-Long Fan

Let’s just get this out of the way. I am one of those 38-year Blue Jays fans.  My parents even let me come home from school at lunch one cold day in April, 1977 so that I could watch that snowy Home Opener. And More...

By Douglas Fox On Monday, October 5th, 2015
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Mark Buehrle’s Place In History Is Secure

This isn’t how it was supposed to end for Mark Buehrle. Pitching on two days rest against Tampa in the season finale, the veteran southpaw was just 2 innings shy of 200 for the 15th consecutive season.  45 More...

By Douglas Fox On Saturday, September 26th, 2015
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What Does Kevin Pillar Have To Do To Stay An MLB Regular?

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar has carved out quite a niche in the hearts of the team’s fans. Pillar has held down center-field more than adequately this year, and has played perhaps the most spectacular More...








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