Mike Passador

Writer based in southern Ontario, Canada.

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My Work

Links to all of my professionally published work, spanning the worlds of basketball, baseball and hockey.


Player profiles, quick-hit news, game recaps, editorials and more at SportsEthos; covering the entire NBA from both a journalistic and fantasy basketball perspective.


Focus on the Toronto Blue Jays, including in-person interviews, at Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Prospectus Toronto. (Bet you didn't see that second one coming.)


Articles from Today's SlapShot, focused on all things Toronto Maple Leafs -- all the sadness you expect is included, free of charge!

What's the Deal?

Born in New York, schooled in Boston, working from wherever.

Education, work experience, skills, my life story; it's all here.

My Favorite Articles

(I don't actually have favorites; my articles are all loved equally except for the ones that featured bad predictions. Those aren't even mine, ignore the byline.)

Prospectus Feature: How to Catch a Record 39 Pitchers

The 2019 season saw a record number of pitchers take the mound. That shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise given the recent emphasis on bullpen production and the fact that nearly half the league was basically intent on punting the year before it even began, forgoing wins to pursue years of control and hitting the bargain bin for value deals, potential trade chips and reclamation projects. Count the Blue Jays among such teams.

Toronto went through a healthy amount of roster churn, especially

Maple Leafs Take Good Gamble With Trevor Moore - Today's Slapshot

The Maple Leafs dipped back into the NCAA free agent pool last week by signing Trevor Moore out of the University of Denver. College free agents have emerged as a cost effective way of filling out organizational depth charts across the league, as most lack the cachet to command guaranteed roles and don’t necessarily require as many developmental resources as a typical draft pick.

It’s a route the Leafs have pursued before, signing the likes of Tyler Bozak, Christian Hanson, Brady Irwin, Casey B