Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Contending and Rebuilding”

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Josh Donaldson
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Josh Donaldson /

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Jays Journal Podcast – October 21. “Contending & Rebuilding.”

The passion for baseball never ends during the winter season, and this year is no exception. We’re overjoyed to have both site experts from the Jays Journal on the show today to help navigate these off-season waters of uncertainty with a comprehensive look at what was, what is, and what should be. Clayton Richer (@ClaytonRicher) and Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains) join your host, Ari Shapiro, in an exclusive round table that features:

Their thoughts on the recent public relations and marketing purge inside the organization (2:22), if Pete Walker and Brook Jacoby should share any responsibility for a lost year (6:01), their take on the future of Kevin Pillar and his maddening inconsistency (11:42), will Hernandez or Alford be left on the outside looking in (15:14), how a lack of preparation and terrible assumptions on roster depth conspired against the fans (21:19), the moment both site experts realized this year was in peril (24:33), on the lingering woes of legitimate catching resources (29:22).

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We also discuss if finishing with 76 wins can be viewed as inspirational in lieu of their trials and tribulations (31:45), on Marcus Stroman and the lack of respect he receives (33:31), if Josh Donaldson should remain on this team beyond 2018 (38:44), if September performances end up becoming a smoke screen for fans (45:12), which 3 players should make the team next year (48:19), and if there’s a legitimate reason to be concerned about the future of Bo & Vlad (52:21).

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