Articles by Jared Macdonald

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Jeff Mathis: Fitting in wherever he goes

When the Toronto Blue Jays acquired Jeff Mathis from the Los Angeles Angels back in December, the catcher didn’t exactly represent the kind of blockbuster offseason acquisition that their fan base was hoping for. After all, Mathis, having long been criticized for his limited offensive skills, brought with him a career .194 average and .557 OPS to Toronto. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, however, didn’t go after him because of his bat. Having been…

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Lonnie Chisenhall leads youth movement in Cleveland

Lonnie Chisenhall is no stranger to pressure. As a first-round pick he really has no other choice. Since debuting with the Cleveland Indians in June, however, he’s shown that living up to hype and expectations isn’t going to be such a big deal. TheGP Baseball caught up with the first-year stud who joined a struggling team in the middle of a heated division race.

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The evolution of Doug Fister

Call it appreciation or adoration, The Good Point has a soft-spot for Doug Fister. After an August feature following the man’s debut at Comerica Park, Jared Macdonald followed up with the hurler to get a thorough account of how he’s changed his game. Now as he stars for the Tigers in the ALCS, there’s no looking back.