Raptors: OG Anunoby injury comes at worst possible time

Raptors: OG Anunoby injury comes at worst possible time

The Toronto Raptors are fighting as hard as they can to make sure that they can stay alive in the Eastern Conference. Despite going into their matchup against the Golden State Warriors relatively healthy, the latest OG Anunoby injury update sandblasted all of their positive vibes away. Anunoby was fouled hard while going up for […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors’ win vs. Hornets proved Precious Achiuwa is the biggest X-factor

Raptors’ win vs. Hornets proved Precious Achiuwa is the biggest X-factor

The Toronto Raptors are getting prepared to make one last earnest charge at a postseason spot with this roster, as key names like Precious Achiuwa haven’t always been available due to injuries. With one of the easiest remaining schedules in the second half, they had a golden opportunity to start hot against the Charlotte Hornets. […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

This Raptors trade target may be a better fit than Jakob Poeltl

This Raptors trade target may be a better fit than Jakob Poeltl

The Toronto Raptors will likely make some move of note in the next few months, as the club’s 2-7 record in the last nine games is a painful illustration of how the roster has stagnated. Home wins against the Kings and Nets were choked away in brutal fashion. The Raptors’ two biggest issues are a […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Digging into eight proposed trades involving Blue Jays catchers!

It’s the time of year when we all make hypothetical trade suggestions. It doesn’t help that this off-season has felt incredibly slow. Grab a snack and get curled up, this article is going to be a long one.

A few days ago, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic wrote an article pitching eight trades involving Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk. She spoke with the other team’s beat writers of The Athletic to compile these trades, while former general manager Jim Bowden gave his assessment.
As a somewhat rational Jay fan, I also wanted to take a look at these trades and give my opinion. The fact of the matter is that some of these trades actually make sense, and I want to dig into those ones in particular.
We’ll start by looking at Danny Jansen and Alejandro Kirk by the numbers and attempt to gauge their value.
Danny Jansen:
The 2022 season was a career year for the 27-year-old catcher, at least with the bat. He slashed .260/.339/.516 in 248 plate appearances and had a 10.1 K% and 17.7 BB% during that time.
Where he really impressed though, was the fact that he hit a career-high 15 homers in such a short span, which was good enough for a 140 wRC+ and 2.6 fWAR.

FREE TIP: To shift Danny Jansen, place your outfielders BEHIND the wall pic.twitter.com/N7y35YnNoG
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 27, 2022

Defensively, he just hasn’t been the same as his 2019, whe …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

5 very bold predictions ahead of Raptors’ 2022-23 season debut

5 very bold predictions ahead of Raptors’ 2022-23 season debut

Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors are finally set to make their 2022-23 season debut against Donovan Mitchell and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers. Winning 48 games was an exceptionally high total, given the preseason expectations placed on this team last year, but they won’t be viewed as surprise darlings this year. Siakam, 2021 All-Star Fred […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Thad Young’s speech at basketball camp will hype up Raptors fans

Thad Young’s speech at basketball camp will hype up Raptors fans

The Toronto Raptors were able to make some noise in the Eastern Conference last year thanks to a very unique collection of young stars that played their role expertly. Still, Masai Ujiri was willing to trade for Thad Young in order to get some experienced backbone. Young, who was acquired for the San Antonio Spurs […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Who is Gabe Brown? Meet the Raptors’ newest Exhibit 10 signing

Who is Gabe Brown? Meet the Raptors’ newest Exhibit 10 signing

The Toronto Raptors needed to make one more training camp addition after the waiving of guard Armoni Brooks. In traditional Raptors fashion, Masai Ujiri decided to fill that vacated spot with a 6-8 forward that can defend multiple positions with ease in Gabe Brown. Brown signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Raptors, meaning that […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

TLN’s Leafs draft day predictions

It’s draft day and Sonny Weaver better make a splash or else Anthony Molina is gonna have his ass.
It also means that our expectations are high and we are on the first day of the offseason where something is guaranteed to happen. The Leafs have a first round pick, at the very least they are trading down into the second round (please don’t do this, the draft is so insufferably slow, you can’t do this to us, Kyle.) A much more exciting outcome is that the Leafs actually make their pick or do literally anything in addition to making that pick. History has taught us that is probably asking too much, but with 32 GMs horny for upgrading their rosters, I want to believe something interesting can happen.
It’s in the spirit of that we have our TLN draft predictions post. We’ll have another one shortly looking at free agency. I feel like we are a bit all over the place in our opinions so let’s dive in. We had 9 writers participating, but only I gave …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation