The Jays Journal Podcast 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 Toronto Blue Jays closed out what will long be remembered as an easily forgotten season with a 2-1 victory over the Bronx Bombers, many important questions linger that will substantially influence the mindset of fans as they brace themselves for a 2018 season of serious transition and identity re-alignment.
We’re overjoyed in having two of the best baseball bloggers and writers you’ll find across North America; freelance writer and reporter for Metroland Media, Vice Sports, The Globe and Mail, and Sportsnet, Shawn W. Smith (@shawn_w_smith), along with the Jays Journal minor league guru and talent evaluator, Craig Borden (@Craigers1221). Together with host Ari Shapiro, the three find themselves in the think tank mulling over such issues as:
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If the Bautista era is truly at an end and what his future in MLB holds (2:10), are there really better options than Jose on the 2018 free agent market (5:30), should Anthony Alford be given a full opportunity to realize his place with this team in 2018 (7:46), will Teoscar Hernandez successfully turn his promising September into a meaningful April (11:58), could blister issues repeat themselves and haunt both Sanchez and Stroman next year (16:39), on the team’s depth and why too many reclamation projects is a recipe for failure (21:15), and why the Japanese Babe Ruth should be a serious consideration for this frugal front office (24:22).
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Check out our previous episodes below:
- Jays Journal Podcast- Sept 26th– “All Good Things”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Sept 19th– “Autumn’s Lament”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Sept 16th– “Remains of the day”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Sept 12th– “September Blues, April Joy”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Sept 8th- “In Youth We Trust”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Sept 1st- “Back to the Future”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 27th– “The Price of Nostalgia”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 24th– “An Unforgiving Season”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 18th– “Dog Days Be Damned”
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive with Jesse Barfield
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 7th– “Ruthless Baseball Gods”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 3rd– “Three Wise Men” (Zwelling, Goldberg-Strassler, Henderson)
- Jays Journal Podcast exclusive with the Tao of Stieb
- Jays Journal Exclusive with Jackie Redmond
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 30th– With Sportnet’s Arden Zwelling
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 28th- Todd Stottlemyre, relentlessly candid
- Jays Journal Podcast- featuring guest, Ben Nicholson-Smith
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive- The Todd Stottlemyre Interview
- And many more..