Bat Flips and Maple Dips - A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast

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Baseball podcast from a couple of guys who love the game. The main focus will be on the Toronto Blue Jays, but we will dabble in the league as a whole and touch on other subjects occasionally.




Baseball podcast from a couple of guys who love the game. The main focus will be on the Toronto Blue Jays, but we will dabble in the league as a whole and touch on other subjects occasionally.








BFMD Episode 223 - The Toronto Chad Jays

Justin and Patrick discuss the impact of adding Chad Green to the roster mid-season once his recovery from Tommy John surgery is complete. The guys highlight the non-roster invitees to spring training which includes top prospect Ricky Tiedemann. The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced members of the 2023 class headlined by Jesse Barfield.


BFMD Episode 222 - Whit Merrifield Renaissance

Justin and Patrick bring you another episode of BFMD as spring training looms ever closer! The guys discuss the Hall of Fame vote and a couple of Blue Jays legends who made it in. Buck Martinez will return to the booth in 2023! The guys discuss the possible broadcasting combinations. To wrap up the show, Justin pitches Whit Merrifield's value to the team and the guys discuss who playing time will be split at second base.


BFMD Episode 221 - Bo Money, Bo Problems?

Justin and Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The guys wish David Phelps a happy retirement. After a recap of arbitration numbers the guys discuss whether or not the Jays and Bo Bichette not settling is an issue. If it keeps happening year after year could it lead to a rift between Bo and the organization? Could it eventually lead to a trade? The guys each highlight three prospects that they are looking forward to watching this year.


BFMD Episode 220 - Belt a Blue Jay & 26-Man Roster Debate

Justin and Patrick bring you another action packed episode of BFMD. The guys break down the Brandon Belt signing and what it means for the playing time at DH. Zach Thompson was acquired for starting pitching depth. An argument breaks out about the final bullpen spot and who it should belong to, and the guys discuss how Biggio, Merrifield, and Espinal will split playing time.


BFMD Episode 219 - Welcome to the Varsho

After taking a break over the holidays and completely missing the Daulton Varsho trade, Justin and Patrick return with a new episode of BFMD. The guys break down the trade and discuss how it will impact the Blue Jays both on offence and defence. Who are the clubhouse leaders? Is this Bo's team? 6 weeks until the start of Spring Training!


BFMD Episode 218 - Bassitt Boosts Blue Jays Rotation

Justin and Patrick break down the latest Jays news. Chris Bassitt signed a 3-year day. Kevin Kiermaier is weirdly a Blue Jay, but not officially. The Jays still have 3 catchers. Who should they trade? And for what return? Ross Stripling is a Giant. The bullpen is surprisingly deep.


BFMD Episode 217 - Teo Traded

Teoscar Hernandez has been traded. Justin and Patrick are here to discuss the return and the impact of losing Teo's bat in the lineup. Alek Manoah finished 3rd in AL Cy Young voting, and the Jays made some 40-man roster moves.


BFMD Episode 216 - Catcher Trade Rumours & Free Agent Pitching

After a month off, Justin and Patrick are BACK. The guys discuss the World Series, John Schneider, catcher trades, roster moves, and free agents. Will the Jays move one of their three MLB catchers? Will Ross Stripling return? Which pitchers should the Jays target in free agency?


BFMD Episode 215 - Season Over, Springer Hurt, Atkins & Schneider

After letting the dust settle on the Blue Jays season Justin and Patrick are back to break down the questionable decisions and unfortunate injuries that played a part in the losses to Seattle. The guys discuss John Schneider's future, Ross Atkins' media session, what the top priorities are, and what to expect this winter.


BFMD Episode 214 - 2022 Wild Card Preview

It's time for postseason baseball! Justin & Patrick go over the bracket and make their wild card round predictions. The guys dive deep into the starting pitching matchups between the Blue Jays and Mariners, and key in on a few crucial players for each time offensively. Should be a fun ride this weekend!


BFMD Episode 213 - Bats Beat Up Boston

The Toronto Blue Jays ended their regular season home schedule with a sweep of the Boston Red Sox. Justin and Patrick break down the highlights, provide updates on the standings, and updates on Espinal and Gurriel Jr. The guys tee up the Baltimore series and look forward to the postseason which will start on Friday!


BFMD Episode 212 - Blue Jays Clinch & Manoah Gives Back

Thanks to the Boston Red Sox the Toronto Blue Jays have clinched a postseason berth! The Jays currently hold the top wild card spot with 6 games remaining and control their own destiny. Justin and Patrick break down the standings, the upcoming series against Boston, and talk about Alek Manoah's charitable efforts.


BFMD Episode 211 - Manoah in Postseason Form

Alek Manoah and Ross Stripling helped the Blue Jays get a split with the Rays. Whit Merrifield and George Springer provided timely home runs as the Jays inch closer to clinching a Wild Card spot. Albert Pujols hit 700. Justin and Patrick break it all down and preview the final regular season matchup against the Yankees.


BFMD Episode 210 - Jays Jockeying for Position

After another winning week of baseball the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves leading the AL Wild Card Race. Justin & Patrick break down the standings, remaining games, and potential playoff matchups. Who pitches in the playoff rotation?


BFMD Episode 209 - Bring on the Rays

The Blue Jays capped off an 8-2 road trip with a loss to the Rangers but still won the series. Up next is a FIVE game series against the Tampa Bays Rays including a Loonie Dogs double header. Can Espinal win a gold glove? What's going on with Vladdy?


BFMD Episode 208 - Manoah Sits Down Orioles

chirp chirp After a 6-1 start to the road trip, Justin and Patrick break down the MLB standings and what it means for the Blue Jays. The guys discuss Texas, Bo Bichette, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and the schedule ahead.


BFMD Episode 207 - Zimmer, Bo, Crucial Games

Justin and Patrick return to discuss what was an eventful week and month for the Blue Jays. The team swept the Red Sox, got swept by the Angels, and took two of three against the Cubs. They still hold a playoff spot but it isn't comfortable. Bradley Zimmer is back and the guys try (not really) to find the reason why that is. It's going to be a difficult schedule for the team in September!


BFMD Episode 206 - Berrios & Gausman Dominate Yankees

Winners of 3 out of 4 games in the Bronx, the Blue Jays now head to Boston for 3 games at Fenway. Justin and Patrick break down what went right for the Jays against the Yankees including great starting pitching, some timely hitting, and a couple of temper tantrums for Gerrit Cole. Pujols is 8 HR away from 700. Can he get there? Ohtani or Judge for AL MVP. Updates on Orelvis and Moreno. We'll be off for a bit due to some travelling. Enjoy meaningful baseball!


BFMD Episode 205 - State of the Blue Jays Union

The Blue Jays bats woke up for one inning and they were able to salvage a win against Baltimore. Ross Stripling returned from the IL and was dominant. Should we be worried about Manoah's innings count? Kikuchi is in the bullpen. Is he a lost cause or can he be re-invented?


BFMD Episode 204 - Prospect Highlights & Jays Slumping

Justin and Patrick are BACK with an update on some of their favourite prospects in the Blue Jays system. The guys discuss the disappointing weekend against Cleveland, preview another Baltimore series, and debate whether or not the Jays can go with 3 catchers again next season assuming Moreno is ready. Thanks for listening!