Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- Preventing Runs and Battling Injuries

TORONTO, ON - MAY 26: Devon Travis
TORONTO, ON - MAY 26: Devon Travis /

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 – March 10. “Preventing Runs & Battling Injuries.”

There’s nothing quite like finding yourself well into spring training without a legitimate clue as to what this Toronto Blue Jays squad has in store for 2018.

Will they be a defensive-oriented team rallying around their beleaguered starters and bullpen to eke out slim margins in their favour, or can they rely upon a fresh influx of speed and athleticism to help drive their fortunes to greater heights? For many long-suffering fans, this may be the most unpredictable team in decades…and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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I’m thrilled to bring you a dynamic round table comprised of three prodigious baseball writers whose passion for the game can be felt with every response: celebrated writer Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) joins the show along with our very own minor league guru Craig Borden (@Craigers1221) from the Jays Bird Watching Podcast (@BirdWatchingGC) and Cole Shelton (@ColeShelton91) from the Canadian Baseball Network (@CDNbaseball).

Together, these three wizards of the diamond join me to discuss: the perennial inevitability of Blue Jays injuries (6:51), the wondrous sight of a seemingly healthy Devon Travis (9:20), which spring training hopefuls will make the jump and change the paradigm (13:19), is this outfield good enough to compete with all the options available (17:44), on the psychology of elite prospect talent and why 2018 will be easily forgotten in the long-run (27:51), how the Blue Jays can stay relevant amidst the hockey and basketball playoffs (36:50), on the value of having virtually every player with something to prove (43:11), and their thoughts on chemistry and camaraderie right from the start (51:02).

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