Vlad Religion

Putting Vladimir Guerrero Jr's career under the microscope because there's never been a young player quite like him before.
Created 11 Apr 2019
  • This is why
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    It is perversely emblematic of the 2021 Toronto Blue Jays that Vladimir Guerrero Jr did something incredible last night that is memorable for what it wasn’t as much for what it was. Guerrero blasted a...
  • Championship leverage
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    How many times, in your mind, has Vladimir Guerrero Jr. come up with The Big Hit for the Blue Jays in 2021? Have their been moments during this rollercoaster of a season that you can remember saying t...
  • Superlative Deficit
    14 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    There are only so many ways to say “this guy is very good.” There are only so many adjectives to describe one of the best seasons in club history. But that’s what we’re seeing and what we should proba...
  • Phoenix in flight
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    dustinsatloff A post shared by @dustinsatloff A little more than two years ago, Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Aroldis Chapman engaged in a batter/pitcher matchup for the ages. The precocious Guerrero, just...
  • Too bright to live, too bright to die
    07 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Above you will find the complete list of players to hit 40 home runs in one season as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays. There are 10 names on that list. On Monday morning there were only nine. Vladim...
  • First in drops and then in rivers
    31 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    For Vladimir Guerrero Jr, the signs were there. The positives, the markers of breakout and key indicators that things were going to be OK and soon. Those signs are even easier to see if you do nothing...
  • Wholesome hours at Vlad Jr central
    24 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    If Blue Jays games getting relegated to YouTube is the price to pay for more mic’d up Vladimir Guerrero Jr, well then throw my Sportsnet Now1 sub into the ocean because I’m all-in on the internet’s fo...
  • Meltdown hours at Vlad Jr central
    23 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Three times during Sunday’s demoralizing, soul-crushing loss to the Detroit Tigers, Vladimir Guerrero Jr came to the plate with the game on the line. First, he faced reliever José Cisnero came up with...
  • Two people on the pavement, never be the same again
    13 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    Because I am a very big nerd, Thursday night’s game between the Blue Jays and Angels was, personally, the most anticipated regular season Blue Jays game I can remember. Many fans don’t pay much attent...
  • Got a wishbone drying on the windowsill in my kitchen
    12 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    After this space tried to look a little deeper into Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s recent struggles, the Blue Jays first baseman responded with a glimmer of positivity. While he went 0-4, he didn’t strikeout...
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