No baseball? No problem. The Jays Nest Podcast is back to get you through the Blue Jays drought.
The Toronto Blue Jays still have Wednesday and Thursday nights off before resuming their season on Friday night in Oakland, but The Jays Nest Podcast featuring Shaun Doyle of Jays From the Couch and myself rolls on with episode number 82.
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The July 31st non-waiver trade deadline will continue to be the topic that dominates Blue Jays talk in the coming weeks as Toronto looks for a way to efficiently bolster their roster for not just 2016, but perhaps the seasons beyond as well.
If there’s going to be trade action, though, something needs to go in the other direction. The majority of Toronto’s prospect value is at the single-A to advanced-A levels, with Rowdy Tellez and Dalton Pompey representing the two positional “prospect” types from the upper-minors. Given the price of 2015’s playoff run, how eager will Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins be to move top-20 pieces following their first draft.
Also on deck for this week’s podcast is the All-Star Game. Everybody loves the Home Run Derby, but is it time for fan voting to stop impacting home field advantage at the world series?
Your viewer questions always add a few points to our batting average by the end of the show, too, and you’re welcome to keep those coming throughout the week. We’ll continue with full podcast coverage of the trade deadline and all Blue Jays stories in the weeks ahead.