Blue Jays Podcast #53: A New Year is Upon Us


Episode 53 of the Jays’ Nest Podcast discusses the Toronto Blue Jays 2015 season and looks ahead to 2016 with some highlights and resolutions.

This episode of the Jays’ Nest Podcast features some reflection on the year that was for the Toronto Blue Jays and a look ahead at some resolutions. We take some questions about the future of the club, both immediate and distant. There is also big announcement about my new project. I will be leaving Jays Journal to pursue my own site:, which will go live on Jan 1! It won’t impact the podcast, though. Keegan and I will still get together for our weekly Blue Jays chats.

I want to thank all of the readers here at Jays Journal for the experience I had, first as a writer and then as Senior Editor. It is my hope that you will also head to for more great Blue Jays coverage.


The Jays’ Nest Podcast- Talking Toronto Blue Jays – Jays’ Nest #53- A New Year is Upon Us!

In this Week’s Episode:

  • We catch up on the holidays with no Blue Jays news. It is like the baseball world stopped working for a few days as though there is a world outside of MLB.
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  • We discussed the New York Yankees trading for closer, Aroldis Chapman and how that will create a formidable back end to their bullpen. However, it should not signal the end of the 2016 season as there is room for hope in Blue Jays Land.
  • In the spirit of the holidays, we reflect on the 2015 season and give you our thoughts on the best time to be a Blue Jays fan as well as the worst. The postseason offered a little of both, here. But, there was also some other moments that qualified.
  • There were some times when all you can do is say “Huh?”. The conversation look sat a few of those times. Goodness knows there is no shortage of moments that cause you to scratch your head when it comes to this club.
  • In a season full of amazing moments, we list the ones that made us say “O-M-G!” From amazing wall catches to dives this team certainly gave its fanbase plenty of situations that caused us to scream.
  • The turning of the calendar represents a look forward and it marks a time when folks make half hearted promises to themselves designed to bring improvement. We quickly run through some New Year’s resolutions for some Blue Jays.
  • This week’s reader questions ranged in seriousness. We were asked about the pronunciation of names and whether Mark Shapiro should be fired. There were also questions about the role of Chad Jenkins and the possibility of the dreaded “rebuild”.

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