Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Inching Toward Respectability”

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Randal Grichuk
ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Randal Grichuk /

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Jays Journal Podcast – January 26. “Inching Towards Respectability.”

It’s hard to believe that as the glorious prospect of spring training continues to tantalize fans of the Toronto Blue Jays, we find ourselves searching for answers to perennial questions that will only be answered with the passage of time.

Will Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins keep this team competitive with roster moves that have been described as shrewd by some or and simply frugal by others? Will remaining payroll expectations include a significant free agent upgrade or will a home grown alternative rise to the surface? And will the impact of players like Diaz, Solarte, Grichuk, and Granderson translate into sustained success?

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First, were visited by the baseball editor at Rogers Sportsnet, Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bincholsonsmith), who drops in to discuss: why some of the biggest names in free agency 2018 haven’t signed yet, if we should put stock in reclamation projects, if an opportunity was lost with the Miami Marlins, how the Donaldson saga is likely to play out, impressions of Tony Fernandez, and the quagmire that is Morales. (4:21)

Next, Richard Birfer (@richardbirfs) and Dan Seguin (@danseguin23) of the Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network (@CBScoutingNet), offer us their weekly take on catching prospect Danny Jansen and what the future holds in store for this exciting young player. (35:01)

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