Zachary Rotman

Zachary Rotman is the Site Expert for Halo Hangout and a contributor for Rising Apple Blog. He's a recent graduate of Drexel University with a Sport Management degree.

Aug 23, 2022; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ross Stripling (48) throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

What should the Blue Jays do with Ross Stripling this offseason?

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Aug 4, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) celebrates after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays should follow the Mariners footsteps and extend their star

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TORONTO, ON - JULY 30: Yusei Kikuchi #16, Alek Manoah #6, Kevin Gausman #34, and Jose Berrios #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays walk to the dugout before playing the Detroit Tigers in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 30, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

Who would start a three-game Wild Card series for the Blue Jays right now?

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Aug 3, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) reacts during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays: Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the AL East

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Jul 29, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) gestures to the St. Louis Cardinals dugout prior to his at-bat during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Why a Juan Soto trade makes perfect sense for the Blue Jays

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Jul 29, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Alek Manoah (6) looks on against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

How many pitchers do the Blue Jays have to trade for?

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Apr 9, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays left fielder Raimel Tapia (15) hits a single on a fielder's choice against the Texas Rangers in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Why the Blue Jays don’t need to prioritize a lefty bat

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Jul 11, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly (29) pitches the ball against the San Francisco Giants during the eighth inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays: Three under the radar starting pitching trade options to consider

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Sep 28, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu (99) during the fifth inning against the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Hyun Jin Ryu’s large contract was still worth it for the Blue Jays

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May 25, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago White Sox cap and glove in the dugout against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Why the upcoming Chicago White Sox series is vital for Blue Jays to win

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Apr 24, 2022; Houston, Texas, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi (16) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

An overview of Yusei Kikuchi’s first month with the Blue Jays

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Apr 16, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Trent Thornton (57) throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays: Projecting the 2 players that will be sent down on May 1st

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Sep 17, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Nate Pearson (24) reacts after striking out Minnesota Twins left fielder Jake Cave (not pictured) in the seventh inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Where Nate Pearson fits in the Blue Jays future plans

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Mar 21, 2022; Lakeland, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) looks on in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during spring training at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The Blue Jays cannot make the same mistake as the Yankees

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Sep 30, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) hits an RBI single during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays: Randal Grichuk trade opens up a spot for Michael Conforto

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Jun 26, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Oakland Athletics third baseman Matt Chapman (26) reacts after hitting a two-run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the seventh inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays made the right decision trading for Matt Chapman

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