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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. 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

Aug. 30: Where's Josh Going?

8/31/2018
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Elliott Price & Kevin Barker host: We look ahead to a pivotal day for the Blue Jays on the Josh Donaldson front (0:56); Legendary Expos & Marlins voice Dave Van Horne discusses this weekend's Blue Jays' opposition (15:24); We discuss possible landing spots for Josh Donaldson and Curtis Granderson ahead of tonight's deadline, and take a look at the pennant races (25:03).

Duration:00:44:18

Aug. 30: Another Turn in the Josh Donaldson saga

8/30/2018
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Jeff & Kevin continue to discuss what's going on with Josh Donaldson, and delve into Ryan Borucki's struggles in Wednesday's loss in Baltimore (1:21); The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold discusses the Cardinals' remarkable turnaround into the thick of the Postseason race (29:53); A day earlier than normal, we get Barker's Bundesliga Picks (40:44)!

Duration:00:44:14

Aug. 29: The Donaldson decision looms

8/29/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss what the Blue Jays should do with Josh Donaldson, and how exactly they expect the offence to line up around Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for most of 2019 (9:24); Kevin discusses his experience in rookie ball (28:17); Bluefield Blue Jays manager Dennis Holmberg discusses the organization's approach to working with rookie ball players, and the organization's Brazilian teenage pitching phenom, Eric Pardinho (35:06).

Duration:00:44:14

Aug. 28: The Morales streak ends

8/28/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss Sam Gaviglio's struggles and the end of Kendrys Morales' home run streak in Monday's Blue Jays loss in Baltimore (0:59); MLB.com's Richard Justice discusses this week's big Astros-A's series in Houston (27:18).

Duration:00:44:23

Aug. 27: Aaron Sanchez on his return to the mound

8/27/2018
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Jeff & Kevin delve into the Blue Jays' weekend, and get heated in regards to Kendrys Morales' hot streak (0:37); Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez discusses his return to the team on Saturday, and his hopes going forward this season (32:56).

Duration:00:44:24

Aug. 24: Players' Weekend

8/24/2018
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Jeff & Kevin discuss the Blue Jays facing the Phillies this weekend (2:35); NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury on the Phillies' Postseason push ahead of this weekend at Rogers Centre (18:20); We discuss David Price's recent performance, and take a look at the pennant races around baseball (31:48); Barker's Bundesliga Picks returns (38:35)!!!!!!

Duration:00:44:22