Episodes
Sho Alli and Nick Ashbourne break down the Blue Jays' 5-0 win over the Rockies to take the series at Rogers Centre! They take your calls and texts, and discuss another terrific outing from José Berríos, who didn't allow a run over seven scoreless innings. What is the view on Berríos when it comes to the 'ace' conversation? They chat Justin Turner knocking home three runs - is he, without a doubt, the team's best hitter right now? Plus, they chat Nate Pearson's role in the bullpen, who gets...
Published 04/14/24
Sho Alli and Nick Ashbourne break down the Blue Jays' 5-3 win over the Rockies at the Rogers Centre! They take your calls and texts, and get right to the debut of Yariel Rodríguez, who notched six strikeouts while allowing just one run over 3.2 IP - how impressive was it for a guy who had never set foot on a Major League mound before? They discuss the dominance shown by Yimi Garcia - is there any way he unseats Jordan Romano as the closer of this team, or is it simply a good problem to have?...
Published 04/13/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 12-4 loss to the Rockies at the Rogers Centre. They take your calls and discuss another bizarre outing from Kevin Gausman, who allowed six earned runs and 10 hits on 3.2 IP. Is there something to be concerned about after now two subpar outings? They get into the offence underperforming yet again, and chat about Daulton Varsho and his place on the team after clubbing his first home run of 2024. Plus, Yariel Rodriguez is tabbed for...
Published 04/13/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 6-1 extra innings loss to the Mariners at Rogers Centre. They take your calls and texts, and get to the bullpen usage - Yimi Garcia, Tim Mayza, and Mitch White all made appearances with varying results. Should Garcia have pitched more? What's up with Mayza so far this season? They discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s mammoth home run, the rest of the offence (Vladdy included), and Yusei Kikuchi allowing one run along with nine strikeouts over...
Published 04/10/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 5-3 win over the Mariners to guarantee their first series win of the season! They take your calls, and get right to the 115 pitches hurled by Chris Bassitt over 6.2 IP - after two so-so starts to begin the year, is it a good sign he can go so deep this early? They get into how it helped out the bullpen, and how both Trevor Richards and Chad Green closed things out. Plus, Bo Bichette smashed his first homer of the season - how does Bo's...
Published 04/10/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 5-2 win over the Mariners in the first home game of 2024! They take your calls and get right to the 6.2 IP from José Berríos - is he still, somehow, an underrated member of this starting rotation? They get into the bullpen usage, big plays from Davis Schneider and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and also discuss the new digs for both the Blue Jays themselves and the fans down at the Rogers Centre. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast...
Published 04/09/24
Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz break down the Blue Jays' 8-3 loss to the Yankees, a defeat that brings them back to Toronto at 4-6 on the season. They take your calls and texts, and discuss the offensive power outage once again - what are the key differences between the Jays and most teams across MLB? They chat about Bowden Francis giving up a grand slam to Giancarlo Stanton, the play of Alejandro Kirk (especially cleaning up), and how the offence improves with a lengthy homestand coming up. The...
Published 04/07/24
Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz break down the Blue Jays' 9-8 loss vs. the Yankees in New York. They take your texts, and get right to the 1.1 IP from Kevin Gausman, the shortest of his Blue Jays career - what happened? Did the cold truly affect his outing that much? They chat about the offence scoring eight runs, and whether or not that's a good sign going forward. Plus, they discuss Ernie Clement and Davis Schneider needing to play every day, the late-game situation with Daniel Vogelbach and...
Published 04/07/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 3-0 win over the Yankees in New York! They take your calls and texts, and discuss the decision from John Schneider to pinch-hit Ernie Clement late in this game for an offensive spark - should he play more? What's up with the overall offensive power outages throughout the season so far? Plus, they get to Yusei Kikuchi's 5.1 IP of zero-run, seven-strikeout ball, and chat about Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s swing decisions as of late. The views...
Published 04/05/24
Blake Murphy is joined by The FAN's Blue Jays radio voice, Ben Shulman, to preview the upcoming Yankees series with a look back on Yusei Kikuchi’s performance in his first start of the year. Afterwards, Paul Sporer of Fangraphs discusses what goes into his Starting Pitcher Chart, expectations for Marcus Stroman, breakout candidates on the hill and the anticipated pitching duel in the Blue Jays-Yankees series (20:24). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and...
Published 04/05/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 8-0 loss to the Astros at Minute Maid Park. They take your calls, and get right to the offence, which leaves Houston having scored two runs in three games. Does this go beyond analytics at this point? Is the offence's sample size truly these seven games in 2024 alongside the 162 games in 2023? Should Marcus Stroman practice throwing a changeup ahead of Friday's series opener against the Yankees? Plus, they discuss how to divvy up blame at...
Published 04/04/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 2-1 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park! They take your calls, and get right to the two-run bomb from Davis Schneider with the Jays down to their final out - should he get more playing time? They discuss the pitch from Josh Hader that Schneider smoked, and chat about the job that the Jays bullpen did late, including from Yimi Garcia and Chad Green. Plus, they get into the start from José Berríos and his work in navigating a tough...
Published 04/03/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays getting no-hit by Ronel Blanco in a 10-0 defeat vs. the Astros at Minute Maid Park. They take your calls, and discuss the feeble offensive performance - why was there no response to Blanco's changeup over the course of the evening? They also get into Bowden Francis' start in which he gave up seven earned runs over 5.1 IP - was it nerves, was it the Astros batters, or both? The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the...
Published 04/02/24
Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz break down the Blue Jays' 9-2 win over the Rays to grab a series split at Tropicana Field! They take your calls and texts, and get right to the outing from Justin Turner, which saw him knock home four runs, including a solo shot. How important is it to have his bat in the middle of the Blue Jays order? They chat about Kevin Gausman's start, which saw him notch six strikeouts over 4.1 IP - how encouraging was it to see the fastball and splitter both working in tandem?...
Published 03/31/24
Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz break down the Blue Jays' 5-1 loss to the Rays at Tropicana Field. They take your calls and texts, and get to the lack of offence - are the echoes of 2023 too similar to what people have gotten through three games in 2024? They chat about the Génesis Cabrera scuffle with Jose Caballero, Justin Turner pinch-hitting late in the game, and Bo Bichette's defence through the first few games. Plus, Yusei Kikuchi only goes 4.1 IP, and Ernie Clement shines defensively - should...
Published 03/30/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 8-2 loss vs. the Rays at Tropicana Field. They discuss the start from Chris Bassitt - despite giving up a third-inning grand slam to Brandon Lowe, was he also let down by the defence behind him? As a part of that conversation, they discuss Bo Bichette's defence, and also factor in the play of Rays starter Aaron Civale. Plus, they get to George Springer hitting a home run in his second straight game, and the hitting of Vladimir Guerrero Jr....
Published 03/30/24
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 8-2 win over the Rays to kick off the 2024 MLB season! They take your calls, and discuss the moonshot from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - is that a harbinger of good things to come? They get into big bombs from George Springer and Cavan Biggio as well - should Biggio be in consideration for an everyday player (even if it's not always at second base)? Plus, José Berríos spins the ball well, as he gets through six innings of two-run ball. The...
Published 03/29/24
Blake Murphy is joined by Jonah Birenbaum of theScore to discuss upcoming roster decisions, reasons for optimism, how the bullpen will shake out and batting order curiosities. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Published 03/28/24
Blake Murphy is joined by Keegan Matheson to discuss the 40-man roster, who could have a Davis Schneider-type impact on Toronto and the bullpen depth on the team. Also, Keegan touches on why he’s optimistic Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will return to form. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Published 03/26/24
Blake Murphy and Ben Nicholson-Smith discuss John Schneider’s 40-man roster decisions and who the 5th starter will be going into Opening Day. Also, they analyze the competition for the final remaining reliever spots and who has looked the best in Spring Training. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Published 03/25/24
Sho Alli and Daniele Franceschi break down the Blue Jays' 2-0 loss to the Phillies in the penultimate Spring Training game of 2024. They take your texts, and discuss the outing from Chris Bassitt in his final Spring start, as well as the bullpen usage for Chad Green, Génesis Cabrera, and Yimi Garcia. Afterwards, with the regular season around the corner, it's time for some bold predictions - Sho and Daniele share some predictions of their own, get to some thoughts from the listeners, and hear...
Published 03/24/24
Sho Alli and Nick Ashbourne break down the Blue Jays' 10-7 loss to the Tigers in Spring Training action down in Dunedin. They take your texts, and get to an uneven performance from Yusei Kikuchi - is it fair to be worried about his spring outings despite a limited sample size? They discuss the bullpen showings from Nate Pearson and Zach Pop, and also ask the question: if Jordan Romano is forced to be out for any length of time, who gets the closing job? Plus, they get into Kevin Kiermaier...
Published 03/23/24
Sho Alli and Nick Ashbourne break down the Blue Jays' 9-4 win over the Twins in Spring Training action down in Dunedin! They take your texts, and get to the spring debut of Yariel Rodriguez - was his promising start something to get excited about? They chat about the outings from Mitch White and Nate Pearson, and discuss George Springer and Kevin Kiermaier blasting a few home runs. Plus, they discuss the 5-5 split squad tie between the Jays and Phillies in Clearwater, which featured a Joey...
Published 03/17/24
Sho Alli and Nick Ashbourne break down the Blue Jays' 10-9 loss to the Yankees in Spring Training action down in Tampa. They take your texts, and discuss what they saw from Daulton Varsho, who stole three bases and added a hit and a walk - how will Varsho acquit himself after a tough 2023? They also chat about Payton Henry, who is battling Brian Serven for the second catcher spot following Danny Jansen's wrist injury. Did he do enough to separate himself? Plus, they debate the final three...
Published 03/16/24
Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz break down the Blue Jays' 11-6 loss to the Orioles in Dunedin. They get into the start from Yusei Kikuchi, who gave up five earned runs early on before settling down - any worry there at this point in the spring? They chat about the bullpen, including Chad Green and Erik Swanson - how much does Green have to do in order to change his place in the bullpen order? With split squad action also happening in Sarasota, they get to Ernie Clement banging a three-run bomb off...
Published 03/10/24