It’s the first edition of Deep Left Field Daily! We take you through the Blue Jays’ 2-0 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday, touching on the silent bats, the great start by Kevin Gausman, and Jordan Romano’s second straight rough outing. Also, we answer your emails to [email protected]
Guests: Blue Jays legend Joe Carter, utilityman Cavan Biggio and infielder Ernie Clement
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner reminisces with all-time Jay Joe Carter about his World Series-winning home run and gets his thoughts about this season's club, chats with Cavan Biggio about playing all over the place and coming into his own offensively, and introduces you to Ernie Clement, who grew up right on the other side of Lake Ontario.
Guests: Blue Jays right-hander Kevin Gausman, catcher Danny Jansen, closer Jordan Romano and rookie sensation Davis Schneider.
This week in Deep Left Field, we take you right into the dugout and get to the heart of the Jays' playoff predicament with Kevin Gausman, check in with Danny Jansen and Jordan Romano about heading into a third straight tight, tense September race and catch up with Davis Schneider, who spent the month of August rewriting the Jays' rookie record book.
Guest: Former Blue Jays left-hander and all-star Ricky Romero.
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner goes deep with Ricky Romero about the Blue Jays as they head into the final stretch: How pitchers deal with the tear-your-hair-out frustrations of the Jays' offence, what needs to change the rest of the way and how every game needs to be treated with the urgency of a playoff game from here on out. Plus, his experience at Bautistapalooza!
Guests: Blue Jays legend Jose Bautista, reliever Jay Jackson and Phillies reliever Jeff Hoffman
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Jose Bautista about being elevated to the Level of Excellence, checks in with Jay Jackson about the bullpen, the baby and the stretch run and sits down with Jeff Hoffman, who was traded to Colorado in 2015 to kick off the greatest trade deadline in baseball history!
Guests: Blue Jays 1B/OF coach Mark Budzinski, Jays SS Paul DeJong, Red Sox 1B/DH Justin Turner
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Jays’ coach Mark Budzinski for his assessment of the team at the 2/3 point of the season, introduces you to the newest Jay, Paul DeJong, and catches up with Justin Turner on his lengthy career and being college roommates with Ricky Romero.
Guest: Canadian Icon Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, star of Kim’s Convenience, The Mandalorian, Avatar; The Last Airbender
In this special Trade Deadline Extra edition of Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee discuss what the Blue Jays did (and didn’t) do at the MLB Trade Deadline and how they’re set up for the stretch run.
Guests: Blue Jays starter Jose Berrios, reliever Chad Green, New Hampshire Fisher Cats starter Adam Kolffenstein
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Jose Berrios about bouncing back from a very rough 2022, introduces you to rehabbing righty Chad Green, who is on his way back from Tommy John surgery, and checks in with 2018 draftee Adam Kloffenstein as he makes his way through the Jays' system.
Guests: Blue Jays centrefielder Kevin Kiermaier, reliever Jay Jackson, Arizona coach/former Jays 2B Orlando Hudson
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner takes you right into the dugout with our regular monthly visit with Kevin Kiermaier, checks in with Jay Jackson about balancing work and a newborn in hospital and talks about the old days with Orlando Hudson.
Guests: Former Blue Jays right fielder Shawn Green, ex-Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi, New Hampshire Fisher Cats pitcher Sem Robberse
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Shawn Green about his days with the Jays in the late-90s, catches up with J.P. Ricciardi about running the show in Toronto over the decade after that and looks ahead to the next decade with Sem Robberse, who represented the Jays in the All-Star Futures Game this year.
Guests: Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette, manager John Schneider and pitcher Alek Manoah
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Bo Bichette about his season so far and whether he has his sights set on Derek Jeter's career numbers, checks in with John Schneider for a state-of-the-team as he approaches one full year as a big-league skipper and catches up with Alek Manoah in New Hampshire as he comes off the start that got him called back up to the bigs.
Guests: Blue Jays' closer Jordan Romano, Oakland 2B/OF Tony Kemp and Giants' pitcher Ross Stripling
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner gets Jordan Romano's thoughts on the Jays at the halfway point, checks in with Tony Kemp about the A's troubles on the field and off and celebrates the return of Long Toss With Ross as Ross Stripling visits from San Francisco!
Guests: Ex-Blue Jays and new Canadian Baseball Hall of Famers John Olerud and Denis Boucher, and Marla Barfield, wife of new Hall of Famer Jesse.
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner brings you to St. Marys for the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction and talks to new inductees and former Blue Jays John Olerud and Denis Boucher about receiving the honour, looking back at their time on the field. And Marla Barfield talks about the heavy lifting she did behind the scenes to...
Guests: Blue Jays World Series Champion architect Pat Gillick, Jays' 1980s centrefielder Lloyd Moseby, Twins' infielder Edouard Julien
This week in Deep Left Field, we celebrate both Tom Cheek's birthday and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Week by talking to Blue Jays' legends and Hall of Famers Pat Gillick and Lloyd Moseby, and we get a glimpse of the future of Canadian baseball with Canada's 2023 WBC star Edouard Julien.
Guests: Blue Jays centrefielder Kevin Kiermaier, former Jays pitcher Ricky Romero and Baseball legend Dusty Baker.
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner sits down with Kevin Kiermaier for his monthly visit, talking about the state of the Jays, the demotion of Alek Manoah and when fans boo the home team. Ricky Romero checks in to discuss his demotion all the way to A-ball in 2013 and Dusty Baker speaks with reverence about his former teammate Cito Gaston.
Guests: Blue Jays bench coach Don Mattingly and infielder/outfielder Whit Merrifield, Brewers first baseman Rowdy Tellez
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner gives his thoughts about Alek Manoah's struggles and the Anthony Bass controversy, then does a one-third-of-the-season check-up with bench coach Don Mattingly, checks in with Whit Merrifield about speed, defence and robot umpires and catches up with Rowdy Tellez on his first games in Toronto in almost four years.
Guests: Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen and closer Jordan Romano; Jays outfielder Nathan Lukes; Orioles manager Brandon Hyde
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner goes over the roller-coaster Jays' season with Danny Jansen and Jordan Romano in their regular monthly appearance, catches up with Brandon Hyde to talk about his surging Baltimore team, and checks in with Nathan Lukes on life on the bench in the bigs.
Guests: Blue Jays right-hander Nate Pearson, Yankees broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, Atlanta outfielder Kevin Pillar
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Nate Pearson about finally beginning to establish a foothold in the majors as a reliever, goes over this week's nonsense with the Yankees with Suzyn Waldman and catches up with Superman himself, Kevin Pillar, looking back on his Jays days.
Guests: Blue Jays starter Kevin Gausman, centrefielder Kevin Kiermaier, and reliever Jay Jackson.
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Kevin Gausman about his start to the season and about getting to know Toronto, living in midtown and enjoying the local food scene, has his monthly visit with Kevin Kiermaier and plays Meet The New Guy with Jay Jackson!
Guests: Former Blue Jays outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, Team Canada closer Matt Brash, Blue Jays bullpen catcher/catching coach Luis Hurtado
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner takes you right into the dugout, catching up with Teoscar Hernandez in his first trip back to Toronto since being traded to Seattle last November, checking in with Kingston, Ont.'s Matt Brash, who also came to town with the Mariners, and introduces you to Luis Hurtado, who started his managerial career in...
Guests: Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano and starting pitcher Chris Bassitt, White Sox reliever Kendall Graveman.
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Jordan Romano about his and Danny Jansen's bobblehead night - and more! - in the first of his regular monthly appearances; checks in with Chris Bassitt on his strong start and his thoughts about the A's potentially leaving Oakland, and catches up with Kendall Graveman, who was drafted and developed by the Jays before being...