Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Winter’s Wrath & Spring’s Inspiration”

CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 22: Josh Donaldson
CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 22: Josh Donaldson /

The Jays Journal Podcast is hosted by our own Ari Shapiro, and can be found on 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 – January 12. “Winter’s Wrath & Spring’s Inspiration.”

I’m thrilled to be back this year with a brand new, super-sized podcast episode filled with glorious baseball perspectives, delightful anecdotes, and nostalgic commiseration bound to keep you glued to your seat over the next hour.

First, we take you one step closer to spring training with an exclusive interview of former Blue Jays player and uber designated hitter from the 1980’s, Garth Iorg. We discussed his thoughts on the 1985 & 1987 teams, his unorthodox batting stance, which superstars and villains impressed him most during his playing days, and the powerful legacy of Paul Beeston. (1:21)  

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Next, we’re visited by the Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network as Richard Birfer (@richardbirfs)Dan Seguin (@danseguin23) offer us a quick glance at the top pitching prospects across the organization. (35:15)

Finally, I’m proud to deliver a sterling round table featuring three brilliant baseball minds: Emily Waldon (@EmilyCWaldon) from The Athletic MLB, Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback) of The Levy Institute, and sports journalist Shawn W. Smith (shawn_w_smith). Together, they tackle: Donaldson’s looming arbitration, the true impact of the Diaz & Solarte acquisitions, and if the 2018 roster will be strong enough to complete for a playoff spot. (40:01)

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