Blue Jays: Jays Journal Podcast- “Gambling Debts and Evil Empires”

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DETROIT, MI - JUNE 3: Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons #5 walks to the mound to replace Danny Barnes #24 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 3, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JUNE 3: Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons #5 walks to the mound to replace Danny Barnes #24 of the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth inning of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 3, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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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.

Jays Journal Podcast- June 5th- “Gambling Debts and Evil Empires”

The Blue Jays find themselves facing American League East opponents over the next nine days beginning with a six-game soiree against the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles. Although the season has proven to be a colossal disappointment to many, I invite you to check out my latest intrepid foray into the hearts and minds of faithful bloggers, writers, and true baseball experts whose wizened perspectives may help mold the way you’ll perceive the future of this team.

Joining me on this episode is one of the most esteemed and dynamic baseball writers across Canada, the Tao of Stieb (@taooftstieb) from Rogers Sportsnet, who offers up exclusively candid takes on a multitude of pressing Blue Jays issues: his thoughts on the team’s gruesome May, if Vlad Guerrero Jr. is on borrowed time in the minors, thoughts on the real legacy of John Gibbons, if the chemistry in April could be bottled and replicated in June, on the surreal rise and fall of Joe Biagini, why Kendrys Morales and Russell Martin remain stalwarts in a struggling lineup, and how Randal Grichuk is his choice for true cavalry salvation. (0:45-38:10)

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If that doesn’t whet your palate enough, I urge you to keep listening for an action-packed round table consisting of podcaster Sam Mendelsohn (@Mendy_Island), producer Jon Reid (@JonReid590), and sportscaster Colin Teskey (@TeskeyRadio). Together, we explore if the Blue Jays season is salvageable, what really happened to Marcus Stroman, why Pete Walker and Brook Jacoby are still employed, if the criticism being levied against Gibby is fair, why delaying a rebuild may come back to haunt Mark Shapiro, and the growing dilemma that is Josh Donaldson’s horrific season. (38:10-90:19)

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