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Birth Date7-17-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age35 years, 2 months, 28 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2.02014
1.92015
-0.82016
1.72017
0.82018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 TOR 22 18 65 60 8 22 8 0 2 36 5 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 .367 .415 .600 .335 4.9 0.1 0.5
2007 TOR 23 89 311 290 34 69 14 0 11 116 16 65 1 2 2 46 1 2 .238 .278 .400 .242 0.7 -2.4 -0.2
2008 TOR 24 88 349 326 48 92 16 4 9 143 16 59 2 4 1 40 2 0 .282 .316 .439 .263 13.1 -2.6 1.1
2009 TOR 25 151 654 587 93 179 46 0 35 330 58 110 5 4 0 114 1 1 .305 .370 .562 .307 44.1 -8.7 3.6
2010 TOR 26 150 613 569 57 135 32 3 23 242 38 144 3 3 0 72 0 0 .237 .287 .425 .237 -9.9 -2.2 -1.3
2011 TOR 27 125 542 499 56 125 16 0 26 219 32 107 3 8 0 87 1 1 .251 .295 .439 .260 7.1 -6.1 0.1
2012 TOR 28 93 353 321 28 82 14 2 11 133 29 61 0 3 0 45 0 0 .256 .314 .414 .256 2.0 -5.1 -0.3
2013 TOR 29 143 521 465 67 134 26 1 23 231 51 103 1 4 0 67 1 0 .288 .357 .497 .301 22.1 -1.4 2.3
2014 TOR 30 96 318 290 38 93 24 2 6 139 28 48 0 0 40 0 0 .321 .381 .479 .306 19.6 -1.2 2.0
2015 MIL 31 149 572 502 72 139 32 0 20 231 66 100 1 3 0 87 0 0 .277 .360 .460 .294 24.6 -6.9 1.9
2016 SEA 32 126 430 401 48 96 17 0 20 173 26 89 1 2 0 58 0 1 .239 .286 .431 .240 -4.6 -3.2 -0.8
2017 WAS 33 116 301 267 39 81 14 0 14 137 28 47 0 6 0 59 1 0 .303 .362 .513 .303 17.6 -1.0 1.7
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2004 AUB A- 70 295 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .335 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 126 554 .367 .276 .347 .411 .275 .352 100 9.4 2.4 -0.6 -0.8 0.2 11.3 1.1 11.3 1.1
2006 TOR MLB 18 65 .335 .272 .338 .446 .261 .435 105 5.5 2.0 -1.1 0.1 -1.4 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5
2006 NHP AA 91 378 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SYR AAA 34 137 .361 .253 .328 .379 .253 .442 107 14.6 3.9 -0.9 7.4 1.0 18.5 2.6 18.5 2.6
2007 TOR MLB 89 311 .242 .273 .343 .426 .267 .269 94 -6.1 9.2 -2.1 -2.4 -0.3 0.7 -0.2 0.7 -0.2
2007 SYR AAA 46 190 .278 .267 .337 .410 .267 .365 96 3.8 5.7 -1.7 -1.9 -0.1 7.7 0.6 7.7 0.6
2008 TOR MLB 88 349 .263 .266 .330 .421 .259 .317 99 1.3 10.1 -3.2 -2.6 4.9 13.1 1.1 13.1 1.1
2008 SYR AAA 51 213 .331 .268 .337 .416 .270 .381 90 17.1 6.5 -2.1 -6.7 1.3 22.9 1.6 22.9 1.6
2009 TOR MLB 151 654 .307 .265 .331 .423 .259 .323 105 32.6 18.8 -9.2 -8.7 1.9 44.1 3.6 44.1 3.6
2010 TOR MLB 150 613 .237 .259 .326 .409 .257 .277 112 -14.1 16.9 -10.1 -2.2 -2.6 -9.9 -1.3 -9.9 -1.3
2011 TOR MLB 125 542 .260 .254 .317 .404 .259 .265 108 -0.1 14.6 -9.4 -6.1 2.0 7.1 0.1 7.1 0.1
2011 DUN A+ 3 12 .467 .270 .348 .398 .271 .667 114 2.8 0.4 -0.2 -0.0 0.2 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2012 TOR MLB 93 353 .256 .250 .315 .401 .258 .282 107 -1.4 9.7 -6.1 -5.1 -0.1 2.0 -0.3 2.0 -0.3
2012 NHP AA 3 13 .464 .268 .329 .408 .269 .833 102 2.7 0.4 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2012 LVG AAA 32 143 .356 .291 .354 .446 .273 .436 109 15.4 4.3 -2.7 -2.3 -3.7 13.3 1.1 13.3 1.1
2013 TOR MLB 143 521 .301 .252 .315 .402 .264 .324 101 20.3 13.7 -8.6 -1.4 -3.2 22.1 2.3 22.1 2.3
2014 TOR MLB 96 318 .306 .252 .314 .385 .262 .369 104 13.6 8.2 -5 -1.2 2.9 19.6 2.0 19.6 2.0
2014 DUN A+ 4 16 .262 .259 .336 .362 .257 .364 117 0 0.5 -0.3 0.2 0.3 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2014 BLJ Rk 1 2 .891 .259 .353 .449 .296 1.000 111 1.4 0.1 0 0.0 -0.3 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2015 MIL MLB 149 572 .294 .255 .315 .402 .263 .309 101 19 15.4 -9.7 -6.9 -0.2 24.6 1.9 24.6 1.9
2016 SEA MLB 126 430 .240 .255 .318 .417 .257 .259 102 -8.7 12.2 -7.4 -3.2 -0.7 -4.6 -0.8 -4.6 -0.8
2017 WAS MLB 116 301 .303 .259 .330 .433 .272 .316 98 13.6 8.8 -3.7 -1.0 -1.2 17.6 1.7 17.6 1.7
2018 TAM A+ 8 31 .365 .264 .330 .375 .258 .478 105 3.4 0.9 -0.6 -0.4 -0.8 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2018 PAW AAA 47 189 .245 .248 .314 .384 .253 .221 94 -3 5.5 -3.5 1.1 -1.0 -2.0 -0.1 -2.0 -0.1
2018 SWB AAA 16 63 .246 .246 .312 .384 .255 .279 95 -1 1.8 -1.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2004 AUB A- 295 43 82 23 0 7 50 24 36 1 0 .308 .369 .474 .165 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 DUN A+ 554 80 155 42 4 12 84 49 77 2 1 .313 .380 .487 .174 .367 11.3 -0.8 1.1
2006 SYR AAA 137 20 43 7 0 5 18 23 18 1 0 .394 .507 .596 .202 .361 18.5 7.4 2.6
2006 TOR MLB 65 8 22 8 0 2 8 5 12 0 0 .367 .415 .600 .233 .335 4.9 0.1 0.5
2006 NHP AA 378 43 108 24 0 19 71 25 87 2 1 .310 .360 .543 .233 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SYR AAA 190 20 52 8 2 6 28 14 42 0 0 .299 .354 .471 .172 .278 7.7 -1.9 0.6
2007 TOR MLB 311 34 69 14 0 11 46 16 65 1 2 .238 .278 .400 .162 .242 0.7 -2.4 -0.2
2008 SYR AAA 213 24 62 17 2 6 50 19 36 1 1 .328 .398 .534 .206 .331 22.9 -6.7 1.6
2008 TOR MLB 349 48 92 16 4 9 40 16 59 2 0 .282 .316 .439 .156 .263 13.1 -2.6 1.1
2009 TOR MLB 654 93 179 46 0 35 114 58 110 1 1 .305 .370 .562 .257 .307 44.1 -8.7 3.6
2010 TOR MLB 613 57 135 32 3 23 72 38 144 0 0 .237 .287 .425 .188 .237 -9.9 -2.2 -1.3
2011 DUN A+ 12 2 6 3 0 0 4 2 1 2 0 .600 .667 .900 .300 .467 3.1 -0.0 0.3
2011 TOR MLB 542 56 125 16 0 26 87 32 107 1 1 .251 .295 .439 .188 .260 7.1 -6.1 0.1
2012 LVG AAA 143 24 49 10 0 8 29 15 26 1 0 .392 .448 .664 .272 .356 13.3 -2.3 1.1
2012 TOR MLB 353 28 82 14 2 11 45 29 61 0 0 .256 .314 .414 .159 .256 2.0 -5.1 -0.3
2012 NHP AA 13 2 6 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 .545 .615 .818 .273 .464 2.7 0.1 0.3
2013 TOR MLB 521 67 134 26 1 23 67 51 103 1 0 .288 .357 .497 .209 .301 22.1 -1.4 2.3
2014 TOR MLB 318 38 93 24 2 6 40 28 48 0 0 .321 .381 .479 .159 .306 19.6 -1.2 2.0
2014 DUN A+ 16 5 4 2 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .143 .262 0.5 0.2 0.1
2014 BLJ Rk 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 1.000 .891 1.1 0.0 0.1
2015 MIL MLB 572 72 139 32 0 20 87 66 100 0 0 .277 .360 .460 .183 .294 24.6 -6.9 1.9
2016 SEA MLB 430 48 96 17 0 20 58 26 89 0 1 .239 .286 .431 .192 .240 -4.6 -3.2 -0.8
2017 WAS MLB 301 39 81 14 0 14 59 28 47 1 0 .303 .362 .513 .210 .303 17.6 -1.0 1.7
2018 PAW AAA 189 21 37 7 0 8 32 14 36 0 0 .216 .270 .398 .181 .245 -2.0 1.1 -0.1
2018 SWB AAA 63 7 14 4 0 2 7 5 13 0 1 .241 .302 .414 .172 .246 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1
2018 TAM A+ 31 5 12 2 0 1 7 3 4 0 0 .429 .484 .607 .179 .365 3.0 -0.4 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1238 0.5097 0.4960 0.8257 0.6197 0.3674 0.8849 0.7220 0.1743 506 0.008589
2009 2599 0.5017 0.4329 0.8213 0.5882 0.2764 0.8605 0.7374 0.1787 1185 0.011972
2010 2313 0.5041 0.4898 0.7599 0.6372 0.3400 0.8129 0.6590 0.2401 915 0.012812
2011 1896 0.4715 0.5005 0.7756 0.6477 0.3693 0.8463 0.6649 0.2244 732 0.007919
2012 1387 0.4701 0.4398 0.8311 0.5813 0.3143 0.8945 0.7273 0.1689 608 0.015167
2013 2109 0.4514 0.4111 0.7866 0.5525 0.2947 0.8631 0.6686 0.2134 990 0.011644
2014 1257 0.4487 0.4368 0.8033 0.5922 0.3102 0.8683 0.7023 0.1967 558 0.010225
2015 2211 0.4469 0.4527 0.7882 0.5648 0.3622 0.8620 0.6953 0.2118 1035 -0.002795
2016 1601 0.4822 0.4791 0.7718 0.5816 0.3836 0.8575 0.6509 0.2282 0 0.000000
2017 1177 0.4919 0.4444 0.8184 0.5682 0.3244 0.8754 0.7216 0.1816 0 0.000000
Career177880.4780.45750.79540.59380.33190.85890.69290.2046738.22280.0078

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-08 2014-08-12 15-DL 35 29 Right Foot Fracture -
2014-06-15 2014-06-19 DTD 4 3 Right Foot Contusion -
2014-04-16 2014-05-08 15-DL 22 20 - Low Back Tightness - -
2013-09-29 2013-09-30 DTD 1 1 - Mid Back Soreness - -
2013-09-26 2013-09-28 DTD 2 2 - Back Soreness - -
2013-07-01 2013-07-03 DTD 2 2 - Mid Back Soreness - -
2012-07-26 2012-08-26 15-DL 31 29 - Mid Back Strain - -
2012-03-26 2012-04-01 Camp 6 0 - Low Back Tightness - -
2011-05-08 2011-06-04 15-DL 27 24 Low Back Spasms -
2010-09-19 2010-09-22 DTD 3 2 Face Dental -
2009-09-30 2009-10-05 DTD 5 4 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2009-09-12 2009-09-13 DTD 1 1 Lower Leg Contusion HBP -
2007-03-07 2007-03-14 Camp 7 0 Right Fingers Sprain Ring Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 BOS $
2017 WAS $1,000,000
2016 SEA $8,000,000
2015 MIL $7,500,000
2014 TOR $7,000,000
2013 TOR $5,150,000
2012 TOR $5,150,000
2011 TOR $5,150,000
2010 TOR $550,000
2009 TOR $411,800
YearsDescriptionSalary
9 yrPrevious$39,911,800
9 yrTotal$39,911,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 58 dISE Baseball1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/2/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $2M in majors. May opt out of contract near end of Spring Training if not on Major League roster. Released by NY Yankees 3/14/18. Signed by Boston as a free agent 6/2/18 (minor-league contract). Released by Boston 8/1/18 (exercised right to opt out of contract).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2017), plus 2018 mutual option. Signed by Washington as a free agent 2/17. 17:$1M, 18:$5M mutual option ($0.5M buyout). Performance bonuses: $0.15M for 80 games. $0.2M each for 90, 100 games. $0.25M each for 110, 120 games. $0.2M for 130 games. Washington declined 2018 option 11/2/17.
  • 4 years/$18M (2010-13), plus 2014-16 club options. Signed extension with Toronto 4/3/10 (replacing 1 year/$0.41M contract signed 3/10). $0.6M signing bonus. 10:$0.4M, 11-13:$5M/year. 14:$7M club option, $2M buyout, 15:$7.5M club option, $1M buyout, 16:$8M club option, $0.5M buyout. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 5/31/12. Contract purchased 6/25/12. Toronto exercised 2014 option 11/1/13. Toronto exercised 2015 option 11/1/14. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Toronto 11/1/14. Milwaukee exercised 2016 option 11/3/15. Acquired by Seattle in trade from Milwaukee 12/9/15.
  • 1 year/$0.4118M (2009). Re-signed 2/13/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Optioned to Triple-A 3/15/08. Optioned to Triple-A 5/7/08. Recalled 6/21/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Toronto 3/07. Optioned to Triple-A 3/07. Recalled 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 7/6/07. Recalled 9/1/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased by Toronto 9/06.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2004 (3-83) (South Alabama). $0.44M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .216 .264 .312 .207
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .335 .476 .279
18 Split (Multi) .055 .071 .164 .072
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .240 .278 .360 .227
31 vs R (2016) .239 .287 .442 .242
38 Split (2016) -.001 .009 .082 .015
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Will Rowdy Tellez solve his issues Vs. LH to allow him a chance to play everyday in Toronto? or Adam Lind type?
(Jeb from Johnson City)
There's just so much pressure on his bat to be special. I don't think he projects to be an everyday guy. As you said, he's only hitting .245/.328/.382 against southpaws, and that doesn't project to get better as the quality of left-handers improve. (J.P. Breen)
2016-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should we be excited about Dalton Pompey? Toronto doesn't exactly have the best track record of developing hitters internally. Last noteworthy bat they developed was maybe Adam Lind.
(J.P. from Toronto)
It's less about development and more about preparation and maintenance now, isn't it? (Harry Pavlidis)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Could you justify cutting Pujols for any of Valencia, Lind, Pearce, Forsythe, Bird?
(Bill from Ohio)
Not only could I justify cutting Pujols for Adam Lind, but I'd recommend it. Lind has been a better fantasy first baseman than Pujols this year. All members of the #AdamLindAppreciationSociety step forward. (Bret Sayre)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for believing in me
(Adam Lind from MIL)
Bro, I'm the co-founder of the #AdamLindAppreciationSociety with our fearless leader, Bret Sayre. You shouldn't be thanking me. We should be thanking you. And for all you unbelievers out there, Adam Lind has a 130 wRC+ through his first 210 plate appearances. Get on the bandwagon or gtfo. (J.P. Breen)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jimmy Paredes? Rather own him or Adam Lind in a shallow re-draft? Thanks!
(Kolten from Seattle)
I think myself, JP Breen and the rest of the Adam Lind Admiration Society need to have a word with you privately. Paredes is a flavor of the week. Don't get attached. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)R.J. - Can you explain Adam Lind? No power, all patience. Both are unprecedented. Can it last and can it be valuable? Thanks
(R.A. Wagman from Toronto)
Lind does have a weird stat line: 21 percent walks, nine percent strikeouts, and a .068 ISO. We all know the walk rate s going to deflate as the year goes on. Frankly I don't buy into high-walk, low-everything else guys until they prove they can do it multiple times. It's hard to take a lot of walks without burning pitchers now and again. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-01-14 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Delmon Young is a fit for the Blue Jays as a platoon partner for Adam Lind?
(Cam from Waterloo)
I'm not even sure if Delmon is good enough to be an asset as the short half of a platoon. Last year he had a .271 TAv against lefties, with a multi-year weighted TAv against them of .281. (You can see that in the "Splits" section of his player card.) Compare that to say, Scott Hairston, whom I'd rather have (.315 last year, .300 multi-year). Even if .281 is Delmon's true talent against southpaws, once you subtract his defense, his baserunning, and the fact that he'd be taking up a roster spot in a limited role, there's just not a lot of value left there. (Ben Lindbergh)
2012-03-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Of the Jays three failed players in 2011 Travis Snider, Colby Rasmus, Kyle Drabek, and Adam Lind, who do you think will put out the most production in 2012?
(Steve from Canada)
I was surprised to see Snider go down this week, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Drabek this week, as he looked really good. I'll go with Drabek. I see little reason to be optimistic about Rasmus or Lind. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-09-06 14:00:00 (link to chat) Can the Jays get up there with the Yankees/Sox/Rays? Lawrie looks great, but they're still short pitching, would Darvish get them there?
(Steve R from Waterloo, ON)
It depends if you believe that Darvish is a #1, or that they'll be up for spending Darvish money. I have doubts about both. Either way, he's not enough. They still need additional help for the rotation, the bullpen, and the lineup. You would, in particular, like them to figure out whether Adam Lind and Travis Snider are ever going to join the first ranks of offensive players. (Steven Goldman)
2011-07-21 16:00:00 (link to chat)I fantasize of trading Yunel Escobar for Adam Lind...should I try to make it a reality or is it too far fetched of a dream?
(Justin from Tinley Park)
Unless I'm really desperate for a shortstop, I am not making that deal. The worse the guy can say is no, but that's a run production drop-off he/she might not want to take in the stats at this point of the season. (Jason Collette)
2011-02-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Adam Lind return to his 2009 form?
(Tony from Albuquerque)
It just wouldn't be a BP chat without an Adam Lind question. No, probably not, but stranger things have happened, and 25 is pretty early to peak. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-01-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Marc, 2 Scoresheet keeper league questions. Team 1: Protect Tim Hudson or Sean Marshall? Team 2: Pick one from among Vernon Wells, Travis Snider, Adam Lind and Felix Pie. Thanks for the chat!
(rrydelek from Maryland)
You might want to ask Rob McQuown for help on this one. I'm still just learning Scoresheet and I expect to get destroyed this year. Rob knows what he's doing. (Marc Normandin)
2010-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Eric, I drafted Adam Lind this year in my fantasy league. Coming off a 36 hr run year, I was expecting a top 15-of performance from him (so was ESPN). What happened? 22 hrs and a 229 avg is not what I had in mind when i laid down a high pick on him.
(bill from fargo, north dakota)
Well, for starters, his strikeout rate has increased substantially and he isn't walking as frequently. He isn't being as patient this year, and despite hitting more flyballs, his HR/FB has dropped off significantly. I don't know much about his batting mechanics, admittedly, but Lind's statistical line this season suggests to me that he is having problems seeing the ball, and is trying to compensate for it in the wrong ways. He isn't this bad but he probably isn't as good as he was last year. If he can be a bit more patient at the plate and cut back on swings out of the zone, he should be able to get into the .350 OBP/.480 SLG range, which is where expectations should stay moving forward. (Eric Seidman)
2010-08-24 14:30:00 (link to chat)What can you do with Aaorn Hill and Adam Lind between now and the end of the season? Is it better for them to sit or do they just have to keep flailing in the hope that something will suddenly click?
(garethbluejays2 from Newcastle, UK)
Given that the Jays are out of contention, continued flailing is probably preferable. Lind has actually hit quite well this month. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)When you have a roster that includes aramis ramirez, nate mclouth, gordon beckham, zach grienke and yunel escobar, is there anything you can do but cry a little and wait 'til next year? I mean I don't think you can go negative in roto, but my team is sure trrying.
(Mike from Chicago)
That's rough. I have a team with McLouth and Beckham on it, but thankfully McLouth was my fifth outfielder. It looks like you took a bullet for the rest of the fantasy baseball universe--about the only thing you're missing is Adam Lind. Some years just don't work, or at least they don't from the start. It's getting to that time of year where it's okay to feel antsy though, so make some moves if you can. (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the most important thing the Jays need to have happen to sneak into the playoffs?
(dtwhite from Toronto)
Adam Lind needs to raise his batting average, and Vernon Wells needs to keep being halfway decent. Fred Lewis was an inspired pick-up, and Jose Bautista is out of his mind right now.

But it's not gonna happen. Too many ifs, too few nahs, not enough heys. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any BABIP buy low candidates I can target in trades?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hitters or pitchers? For pitchers, I bow before the wisdom of Seidwartz.

For hitters, I'll say Adam Lind (.260, .307 career). (Tommy Bennett)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)What to do with Adam Lind? Snapped his 0-18 streak today (a single!) and looks like the player that was unnecessarily jerked around by Toronto for years before 2009. Thoughts?
(scott from chicago)
I like his bat too much to give up on him, especially after a month. Patience, patience! (Marc Normandin)
2010-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)In re the cover of BP 2010 and the blurb regarding Adam Lind taking a shot at Mike Jacobs: While I love the snarkiness that comes with the analysis found in the book and BP in general, I thought the question posing the aspirational comparison to Bay and the pejorative comparison Jacobs was a little biting. It seems to me it's one thing for your blurb about Jacobs to say that he's underperformed, not met expectactions, etc., and another to ask if one player -- on the cover no less-- "is going to disappoint like Jacobs?" I just thought the comment dipped a little too far into the negative and unnecessarily called out a player by comparing him to another, especially in the context of this being the cover of the book. Thoughts? Was this discussed amongst the staff?
(JDLloyd10 from Biscuits' Stadium, AL)
Let me put it this way: we spend so little time thinking about those blurbs that I had to pull the book out to see what you were talking about. I don't write them, we don't really write them. They're thrown together by a combination of people including the publisher and passed along very quickly. I find it very difficult to think up cover blurbs when I'm desperately trying to edit the book and I haven't seen more than a few chapters. I think your comment is fair, though; in the future we'll try to discourage those comparisons except maybe in a more broad historic sense, like "Is Jayson Heyward the next Dave Winfield?" or something like that. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Adam Lind? Seems to me he is peak Jason Bay without steals no?
(steve from Boston)
That sounds right to me. He's got a great, great bat, but sans steals. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Lind's performance in 2009, career year or is the best yet to come?
(Ron from Vancouver)
I think 2009 is a pretty good indicator of my expectations for him. I was optimistic about him for '09, but he did what I thought he would be capable of later on already. (Marc Normandin)
2009-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is it possible we've seen the best of Adam Lind?
(Rob from Alaska)
I don't see why he couldn't be a consistent .290/.360/.530 hitter for the next several seasons. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe, if you were JP Ricciardi, or his replacement, who you sign Adam Lind to an extension now, or wait and see 'til next season to see if he can even come close to producing this level of performance again. Ricciardi got burned by signing Hinske up to soon. Thanks.
(Shane from East Coast)
I don't think Lind is someone you need to make that kind of commitment to. DHs aren't building blocks, and he's a bit older, so if you can sign away arb at a reasonable price, fine, but don't sweat buying out FA years. And yeah, I'd probably make him do it twice anyway (I think he can). (Joe Sheehan)
2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do see Adam Lind putting up all star numbers again next season or do you see him regressing next year?
(Matt from Calgary)
All-Star numbers, I'd suspect. This is the type of hitter many scouts and statheads expected him to be, which is why there was so much screeching about J.P. Ricciardi keeping him on the farm for so long last year. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-08-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does Travis Snider have the ability to breakout like his fellow teammate Adam Lind, who experienced many of the same performance issues Snider has faced (K vs. LHP in particular) as a rookie?
(jaymoff from Salem, OR)
Yes, and maybe even more so. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-07-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Help, I'm a Jays fan. Ryan's contract, eaten. Halladay on the block. Entire starting rotation on DL. What are three good reasons I shouldn't permanently renounce baseball for lacrosse?
(jerjapan from Toronto)
1. Cito Gaston (who should have never been let go). 2. Aaron Hill's amazing comeback (underreported in the U.S.), 3. Adam Lind emerging as an offensive force. (John Perrotto)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Obviously Travis Snider has more potential but do you see Adam Lind outperforming him this season? At it's best how does a outfield of Snider, Wells and Rios stack up around the league in 3 years?
(Bill from Toronto)
This year, probably but not certainly, but N+1 through forever belongs to Snider. I think the problem with the proposition is that Wells and Rios aren't going to get any better, so we can probably shelve those Barfield/Bell/Moseby comparisons now. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can we get a one-sentence 2009 Travis Snider preview/prediction?
(mschroeder14 from WI)
He could have enough trouble making contact that he has trouble hitting for average and gets into some frustrating slumps, but he's young enough to make big strides if the Jays show more patience than they have did Adam Lind. ...Switched to Squeeze at random. Does the guitar solo from "In Quintessence" ever get nominated as one of the best ever? (Steven Goldman)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I had a smoke with Adam Lind outside the Rogers Center just as he arrived from the airport. Not that I'm proud of the smoking part just wanted to point out one major league who does smoke.
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
So there's one. (Will Carroll)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Lind: buying or selling?
(Rob from Alaska)
If I could buy twice, I would. Lightning round folks, sorry to cut things short early, but I have a list of things to accomplish today. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Whats your two cents on Adam Lind? He was crushing AAA through half a year, and has remained pretty hot in the majors since his callup 6 weeks ago. Will he this good? Or come back to earth as like a .280 20 hr 80rbi guy?
(Chris from Toronto)
I think he'll come back to your earth as you describe it, but that's a pretty good player still, no? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Adam Lind has been raking lately...can he keep it up?
(uptick from St. Louis, MO)
Yes. He's Bobby Higginson or Geoff Jenkins with less defense. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should JP Riccardi be fired with all the problems he has opening his mouth and Toronto's lack of offense to match the greatness that the pitching staff has given the team?
(jlarsen from DRays Bay)
I don't like to suggest that anyone should lose their job - bad karma and all that - but ownership's patience with a team that has been running in place for so long is... impressive. The Jays often have some very nice components - good pitching, some great complimentary players - but they haven't been able to develop or acquire the MVP candidate on offense that they have needed to bring the club together. Maybe Travis Snider will be that guy... Assuming he gets more of a chance than Adam Lind. (Steven Goldman)
2008-06-20 13:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Joe, how long do you think the Blue Jays will let Adam Lind crush the ball in AAA before giving him a real shot in the bigs? I know he has struggled when they bring him up and play him once a week, but will he ever get a fair shot? Is there anybody who has been mishandled more than Mr. Lind?
(Steve from Cambridge)
Plenty of guys have been handled worse than Lind has. Willie Greene mocks his pain, for one. I just don't get how a team can choose Shannon Stewart, who's just a terrible baseball player now, over Lind. Or drag in Brad Wilkerson and Kevin Mench. Or play Joe Inglett. It just doesn't make sense. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-02 12:00:00 (link to chat)Would a Adam Lind and David Purcey for Bay deal workout well for both teams? Wouldn't Lind project as a lefthanded Bay with a little less power in his prime?
(Taylor from Toronto)
I think the Pirates would want some higher-end guys than Lind and Purcey. I don't think Lind is in Bay's class and Purcey doesn't excite me. (John Perrotto)
2008-05-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)What could JP Ricciardi do to lessen your (and not only your) general invective? He has made mistakes, but he seems to be learning on the job and has shown some ability to correct his mistakes. As long as you don't listen to his purposely misleading explanations, his recent actions have had purpose and make sense. Thanks
(rawagman from Work in Toronto)
You mean like when Adam Lind got 15 minutes to hold a job that he's been the Jay most qualified for since August 2006? Or when he released a player, based on 11 games, who's outhit his entire roster since he was cut? (Joe Sheehan)
2008-04-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)If I kidnapped Adam Lind and brought him down to Orlando the Jays would have to play him over Joe Inglett right?
(Taylor from Toronto)
You supply the van, and I'll drive. (Kevin Goldstein)


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