Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Fight the good fight”

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 10: Roberto Osuna
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Jays Journal Podcast – August 11. “Fight The Good Fight.”

The Toronto Blue Jays continued their 2017 tradition of following horrendously disappointing losses with encouragingly inspiring victories like shutting out the New York Yankees, 4-0, in winning a key series against the wild card leaders. Marco Estrada put on an exquisite display of pitching that handcuffed the Bronx Bombers and easily resembled his previous two years of success, while Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista reminded fans why this team remains competitive when their best players show up.

On tonight’s show, host Ari Shapiro is proud to bring you a dynamic and gregarious round table consisting of Sportsnet’s Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb), Jays Journal site expert Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains) and minor league guru Craig Borden (@Craigers1221), who are all eager to explore the virtues of looking at this team from multiple and not always comfortable baseball perspectives, including:

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What to make of all these injuries and the patchwork quilt of players that have kept this season together (3:45), why this year has featured an abnormal number of one-sided debacles (10:07),should the Blue Jays continue with Pillar as part of their rebuild-and-compete-strategy in 2018 (13:11), on throwing caution to the wind with “can’t miss” elite prospects and what happens if they don’t pan out (19:01). 

They also discuss why investing in free agents is key to their future (26:15), which starters should sit over the next 6 weeks for farm prospects (31:01), if John Gibbons, Peter Walker, and Brook Jacoby are the three wise men that should lead them in 2018 (34:45), and why this franchise has always struggled to find established managerial leadership (39:30).

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.

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“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.”