Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Perception is Reality”

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 15: Ryan Goins
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 15: Ryan Goins /
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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.

Jays Journal Podcast – December 6. “Perception is Reality.” 

As we approach the dead of winter mired in what has been an off-season of general confusion, growing uncertainty, and profound sadness, it’s comforting to know that with the winter meetings only days away, we’ll finally get a chance to see what this Toronto Blue Jays front office is prepared to do next.

With the future of the club’s ownership ambitions now up in the air, one wonders what 2018 holds in store for a much maligned leadership group desperate to instill confidence in their increasingly embittered and largely cynical fanbase.

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On tonight’s episode we’re thrilled to be joined by Ainka Jess (@justbeingaj) of She’s 4 Sports (@Shes4Sports)Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback) from the Levy Institute, and our very own Jays Journal site expert and resident country music star, Chris Henderson (@Baseball4Brains). Together, they huddle around host Ari Shapiro and fearlessly tackle the following streams of baseball consciousness:

On the recent Stroman tweet regarding the departure of Goins (3:19), why the franchise seems to be struggling mightily when it comes to public relations and fan perception 101 (8:15), what needs to happen for Mark Shapiro to make this his team (13:01), on the issue of club likeability and how the Blue Jays are perceived relative to other Toronto pro sports franchises (19:41), the manner in which the club pursued the Japanese Babe Ruth (26:16), on the health of Tulowitzki and Travis (29:18), what if Guerrero Jr., Bichette and Alford stumble along the way to expected stardom (37:08), and how the Rogers brand has been weakened by the Gregg Zaun firing (44:01).

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