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.
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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Check out our previous episodes below:
- Jays Journal Podcast- Feb 14th– “Hope Springs Eternal”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Feb 1st– “Collusion of Common Sense”
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive with Tony Fernandez
- Jays Journal Podcast- Year in review 2017
- Jays Journal Podcast- Dec 19th- “Soft Resets and Intellectual Exercises”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Dec 13th– “New School & Nostalgia”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Dec 7th– “Perception is Reality”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Nov 16th– “Dare to Dream”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Nov 1st– “Struggling for Legitimacy”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Oct 25th– “Contending and Rebuilding”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Oct 21st- “Wise Men Sing”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Oct 10th– “Standards of Excellence”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Oct 5th– “Don’t You Forget About Me”
- Jays Journal Podcast- Oct 2nd– “Only the Young Can Say”
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive with Jesse Barfield
- Jays Journal Podcast- Aug 3rd– “Three Wise Men” (Zwelling, Goldberg-Strassler, Henderson)
- Jays Journal Podcast exclusive with the Tao of Stieb
- Jays Journal Exclusive with Jackie Redmond
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 30th– With Sportnet’s Arden Zwelling
- Jays Journal Podcast- June 28th- Todd Stottlemyre, relentlessly candid
- Jays Journal Podcast- featuring guest, Ben Nicholson-Smith
- Jays Journal Podcast Exclusive- The Todd Stottlemyre Interview
- And many, many more…