Jays Journal has recently launched a new podcast, which is hosted by our own Ari Shapiro, and can be found on blogtalkradio.com. Tune in regularly to hear Ari and a wide range of guests talk about current issues, have roundtable discussions, and regularly take your calls to discuss all things Blue Jays.
As the dust settled on a largely uneventful trade deadline for the Toronto Blue Jays, fans of the team were privy to an MVP calibre performance by their perennial MVP candidate, Josh Donaldson, as he led the charge in a convincing 8-4 win over the rebuilding Chicago White Sox. Marcus Stroman continued to demonstrate his value as an elite, big game pitcher in the American League with the kind of swagger that is nearly aligned with his consistent results.
On the podcast today, we’re thrilled to bring you a dynamic round table with the likes of Jays Journal minor league specialist Craig Borden (@Craigers1221), motivational speaker and coach Diamyn Hall (@DiamynHall), and podcaster and blogger Adam Corsair (@SouthOfThe6ix), all gathered to engage host Ari Shapiro in some of the best baseball exchanges you’ll find since social media was invented.
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So buckle up and tune in as we discuss: the inevitability of ticket price increases and dubious personnel choices (4:01), if faith in this current management group is warranted (5:38), are the Blue Jays having their cake and eating it in terms of fan treatment (8:31), on the implicit expectation of spending beyond a $160 million dollar payroll (12:35), understanding what the core of this baseball club really is and where the money should be spent (13:35), if 2018 is a realistic year of competitive baseball in the AL East (16:21), if the role of player agents can derail bona fide talent on this team (20:06), on the metamorphosis of a rudderless team into real chemistry in the clubhouse (24:29), and on the diminishing value of key positions across the organization (28:41).
Follow us @jaysjournal, the host Ari Shapiro (@ari_shapiro), and check back regularly for an exciting new addition to the website. Be sure to watch these accounts for your next opportunity to phone in at 1-646-787-8521. The show features a variety of formats including 1 on1 interviews, roundtable discussions, phone in shows, former player interviews and much more.
Check out our previous episodes below:
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 31– “The More Things Change”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 24th– “Strength of Will”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 19- “Hope and Misery”
- Jays Journal Podcast exclusive with the Tao of Stieb
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 15– “Motor City Melancholy”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 11th– “Judgement Day is Coming”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 10th– “Houston, we have a problem”
- Jays Journal Exclusive with Jackie Redmond
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 5th– “Start Spreading the News”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 4th– “Back in a New York Minute”
- Jays Journal Podcast- July 3rd– “Sunday, bloody Sunday”
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 30th– With Sportnet’s Arden Zwelling
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 28th- Todd Stottlemyre, relentlessly candid
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 24th– Dr. Kristina Reihl, Mathew Tsang, Colin Tesky
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 23rd– Scott MacArthur, Chris Henderson, Mark Hebscher
- Jays Journal Podcast- featuring guest, Ben Nicholson-Smith
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive- The Todd Stottlemyre Interview
- And many more..
“Ari Shapiro is the host and creative director of the Jays Journal radio podcast and is a freelance writer, interviewer, and producer. He’s appeared on the Fan 590 Sportsnet radio, 90.5 FM Extra Talk Sports radio, and is a proud contributor with FanSided.”