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Jeff Blair & ex-MLBer Kevin Barker discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

Jeff Blair & ex-MLBer Kevin Barker discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.
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Toronto, ON

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Jeff Blair & ex-MLBer Kevin Barker discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

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@TheGarfoose

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English

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One Ted Rogers Way Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3B7 416 870 0590


Episodes

Sept. 28: Ask Barker!

9/28/2018
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Jeff & Kevin answer the fans' burning questions on the season finale of Baseball Central (4:31)!; Barker's Bundesliga Picks (40:24)!

Duration:00:44:18

Sept. 27: 100 Miles Giles

9/27/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss John Gibbons' final home game as Blue Jays manager (2:37); Blue Jays closer Ken Giles discusses his time in Toronto thus far, and his optimism surrounding the potential of the club's young players (14:00); We look at the surprises and disappointments of the Blue Jays' season (34:22).

Duration:00:44:19

Sept. 26: Gibby gets set to say goodbye

9/26/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss the reported announcement that the Blue Jays will move on from manager John Gibbons (0:47); Sportsnet & MLB Network's Cliff Floyd on Gibbons' looming exit, and on where the Blue Jays will go from here (28:25).

Duration:00:44:22

Sept. 25: Roberto O-BOO-na

9/25/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss the Blue Jays' series-opening loss to the Astros, what was potentially Marco Estrada's final home start in a Blue Jays uniform, and the crowd's reaction to the return of Roberto Osuna (1:22); St. Louis Cardinals OF (and Maple Ridge, BC native) Tyler O'Neill on his rookie campaign and his club's Postseason push (28:04); Barker's Bundesliga Picks (40:27)!

Duration:00:44:23

Sept. 24: Roberto returns

9/24/2018
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We recap the Blue Jays' weekend set with the Rays (1:06); Astros radio analyst Steve Sparks discusses Houston's Postseason-bound squad as they arrive at Rogers Centre this week (31:56).

Duration:00:44:17

Sept. 21: Comeback win!

9/21/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss Thursday's wild, come-from-behind Blue Jays win over the Rays (0:25); The Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin discusses Tampa Bay's success this season, especially with the use of "Openers" (18:43); The Red Sox clinch the AL East (34:15); Barker's Bundesliga Picks w/ special bonus picks from Sportsnet's Hazel Mae (39:27)!

Duration:00:44:21

Sept. 20: Opening Ray

9/20/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss the Tampa Bay Rays - in town for the weekend - and their success using the unconventional "Opener" strategy this season (0:35); SportsNet LA analyst (and former Dodgers GM) Ned Colletti discusses the Dodgers and their recent play as the postseason looms (23:12).

Duration:00:44:31

Sept. 19: Jays win despite Sanchez's struggles

9/19/2018
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Jeff & Kevin recap another Blue Jays win in Baltimore, despite a rough start from Aaron Sanchez (2:26); Ken Giles has thrived since being traded to Blue Jays (9:20); Blue Jays Central's Cliff Floyd discusses the team's September thus far, and takes a look at the Postseason races (28:15).

Duration:00:44:20

Sept. 18: Billy McKinney adjusts to the Big Leagues

9/18/2018
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Jeff & Kevin recap a great night for Ryan Borucki and Danny Jansen as the Blue Jays top the Orioles (2:10); Blue Jays OF Billy McKinney discusses his time with the club thus far (16:06); We take a look around the Majors, including another high point in a great season for Brewers OF Christian Yelich (30:57).

Duration:00:44:20

Sept. 17: The Jays take two in New York

9/17/2018
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Jeff & Kevin recap the Blue Jays' weekend in the Bronx, including another ejection for John Gibbons, and strong outings from Sean Reid-Foley & Thomas Pannone (1:25); New Hampshire Fisher Cats manager John Schneider discusses the team's championship season (28:00).

Duration:00:44:24

Sept. 14: Blue Jays head to the Big Apple

9/14/2018
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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker discuss: The Jays losing three straight to the Boston Red Sox, including Yangervis Solarte dropping the ball to seal the loss (1:19); Sam Gaviglio's struggles over the season, and how the experiment needs to end (6:09); how the Jays are last in singles, but 3rd overall in extra base hits (14:52); SN's Shi Davidi joins Blair and Barker to discuss his latest piece on SN.ca that breaks down the Blue Jays roster from top to bottom (26:19); Barker's Bundesliga Picks...

Duration:00:44:09

Sept. 13: David Price powers Boston to 100 wins

9/13/2018
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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker discuss the AL Wild Card race including whether or not Seattle will make it into the playoffs, Aaron Sanchez' fantastic night vs. the Red Sox (even in a loss), how Troy Tulowitzki's return will impact the Blue Jays infield in a massive way (0:35); Ben Wagner, Blue Jays PxP voice for SN590 The FAN, on wrapping up in Boston and looking ahead to the matchup vs. the Yankees in the Big Apple (24:20); Kicking around some news regarding Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero...

Duration:00:43:57

Sept. 12: What do you do with Marcus Stroman?

9/12/2018
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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker recap the Blue Jays' loss to the Boston Red Sox (1:39); What's Marcus Stroman's future with the Jays? (11:05); WFAN's Ed Coleman on Jacob deGrom's Cy Young chances (29:59).

Duration:00:44:04

Sept. 11: Red Sox still tweaking and Don Cherry's a Billy McKinney fan

9/11/2018
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Blue Jays have important roster decisions to make soon (1:28); Setting up the Blue Jays' series vs. the powerhouse Red Sox with WEEI's Rob Bradford (19:14); HNIC's Don Cherry on why Billy McKinney should be a regular with the Jays next season (40:14).

Duration:00:44:04

Sept. 10: Young Jays need to take advantage of opportunities

9/10/2018
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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Toronto Blue Jays' weekend series with the Cleveland Indians, with the team getting contributions from a number of youngsters (1:34); MLB Network/Blue Jays Central's Cliff Floyd on instant replay, JD Martinez's MVP-calibre season, Gary Sanchez's defensive issues (16:37); Jacob deGrom had a great season, but he's not beating Max Scherzer for the NL Cy Young (32:03); Who gets the AL Cy (39:09)?

Duration:00:44:20

Sept. 7: Faith in Atkins and Shapiro?

9/7/2018
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Listeners answer the question: How confident are you in the Blue Jays' front office?

Duration:00:44:18

Sept. 6: Should Shohei Ohtani still swing?

9/6/2018
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Rowdy Tellez makes an impact in his big league debut, Billy McKinney making his case to be a regular outfielder, Blue Jays pitchers don't have much when it comes to velocity (2:42); Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna on the plan for Shohei Ohtani after Tommy John surgery, the plan for Mike Trout, who will lead the Angels from the bench next season (27:13).

Duration:00:44:00

Sept. 5: A solid year for the Fisher Cats

9/5/2018
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The train is coming off the tracks in Seattle (2:19); Fisher Cats manager John Schneider on Max Pentecost, Cavan Biggio, going to the postseason (18:23); Ryan Borucki, Sean Reid-Foley & Marcus Stroman don't throw in the high 90s. Is that concerning (29:24)?

Duration:00:44:03

Sept. 4: Ross Atkins on Josh Donaldson's departure

9/4/2018
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Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins discusses the circumstances surrounding Josh Donaldson's trade to Cleveland, the misconceptions about the high performance department, their willingness to let players be in charge of their own conditiong processes, whether the team is considering shutting Marcus Stroman down for the year, and the club's different approach to Spetember call-ups this season (5:50); What now for Blue Jays with Donaldson no longer on the Jays (28:28)?

Duration:00:44:02

Sept. 3: A Cleveland Perspective on the Donaldson deal

9/3/2018
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George Rusic and Chris Leroux hosting: The guys give their thoughts on the news that Josh Donaldson will be placed on the DL, and Sean Reid-Foley's fantastic start, (1:04);The Athletic Cleveland's Zack Meisel on the status of Josh Donaldson's calf, how fits into the Indians' roster, the rumoured player going back to the Blue Jays, (16:29); Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith on how nothing clicked for the Blue Jays this season, how this is a "win" for Josh Donaldson, Vlad Jr.'s MLB readiness,...

Duration:00:44:01