Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “The Value of April Perspectives”

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Jays Journal Podcast – April 23. “The Value of April Perspectives.”

Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter; writer and blogger with Sporting News MLB & Blue Jays Nation) addresses the issue of fans rationalizing early season success with RISP and clutch hitting, along with his candid thoughts on Jose Bautista joining the Braves and what impact the Josh Donaldson DL stint will have on the team moving forward. (4:51-14:22)

Tony Ambrogio (@Tony_Ambrogio; sportscaster with TSN & TSN Radio) offers his take on the legitimacy of the Blue Jays as a contending team, how John Gibbons is treating this team differently with his aggressive posture, and what exactly is the glue that’s keeping everything together to reflect a palpable sense of baseball chemistry and clubhouse camaraderie. (15:17-20:41) 

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Marshall Auerback (@Mauerback; market practitioner and analyst with The Levy Institute) drops by to tackle the emotions behind a quick start in April, why it’s a challenge to accommodate Teoscar Hernandez in this lineup, and his impressions on the ignominy that Bautista experienced in taking a minor league contract to continue his flagging baseball career. (21:51-28:07)

Richard Birfer & Dan Seguin (@richardbirfs & @danseguin23) are on the scene to offer their latest minor league perspective on behalf of the CBBSN (@CBScoutingNet) regarding the progress of Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette down in New Hampshire. (28:55-32:58)

Craig Borden (@Craigers1221; minor league guru at the Jays Journal) brings us an exclusive interview with Blue Jays farmhand Patrick Murphy (@patrickmurphyy) drafted in the third round of the 2013 MLB draft. (34:01-58:29)

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