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Bat Flips and Maple Dips - A 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.




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 168 - 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame - Part 3

In the third and final part of the BFMD Baseball Hall of Fame series, Justin and Patrick make cases for and against the final 15 players on the BBWAA ballot. Starting with Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez, the guys go over stats, suspensions, accusations, and character of the candidates. Should Curt Schilling ever get in to the Hall? What about Omar Vizquel? At the end of the show, the guys reveal who would be on their ballots if they were able to vote. Thanks for listening to this...


BFMD Episode 167 - 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame - Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of the BFMD 2022 Hall of Fame series. Justin and Patrick are here to break down the first 15 names on the BBWAA ballot and make a case for and against some of the more controversial players. Do the guys think Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens should get elected? What about David Ortiz? How seriously should candidacy of Mark Buehrle be taken? Can Andruw Jones gain the 40% he needs over the next 5 years? There are a lot of compelling cases to be made this year, and it could...


BFMD Episode 166 - 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame - Part 1

In the first episode of a 3-part series, Justin and Patrick highlight the players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Early Baseball Era and Golden Days Era Committees. The guys kick off the show with some holiday talk, Zelda Breath of the Wild, and some other ramblings. Stay tuned for part 2 when the guys will talk about the first 15 candidates on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot! Happy New Year!


BFMD Episode 165 - 2021 Blue Jays Hitting & Fielding Grades

Justin and Patrick are back with the 2021 hitting and fielding grades for the Toronto Blue Jays. Unlike previous years where we struggled to hand out As and Bs, this year is full of them! Which catcher got the best grade? What did we think about Grichuk and Springer? Tune in to hear all of the grades and a teaser for our next episode!


BFMD Episode 164 - Gausman is a Blue Jay

Kevin Gausman is officially a Toronto Blue Jay! He will wear #34 which was worn by his idol Roy Halladay as a member of the Phillies. The Jays have retired is #32 worn in Toronto. Justin and Patrick discuss the choice to go with Gausman over Robbie Ray who signed in Seattle. Marcus Semien and Corey Seager are Texas Rangers, Max Scherzer got PAID and the Mets also signed Starling Marte. With the lockout looming teams are scrambling to get players signed under the current CBA. Tune in to...


BFMD Episode 163 - Garcia Signs, Gausman Rumours

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed RHP Yimi Garcia to a 2 year deal to shore up their bullpen. They are still in pursuit of Robbie Ray, Marcus Semien and have been linked numerous times to Kevin Gausman. Justin and Patrick break down the signings and rumours and then each list 3 free agents that they would like to sign. We'll be back with any huge news as it breaks!


BFMD Episode 162 - Berríos Extension & Ray Wins AL Cy Young

Robbie Ray is your 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner! Justin and Patrick discuss Ray's win, Vladdy and Semien finishing 2nd & 3rd in MVP voting and then get into the JUICY news. José Berríos is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays through his age 34 season after agreeing to a seven year deal worth $131 million. He slots in as the #1 starter currently on the roster and will provide stability of the team for years to come. Justin brings you up to speed on the Rule 5 Draft and...


BFMD Episode 161 - Pitching Autopsy

Justin and Patrick are BACK with a new (long) episode of Bat Flips and Maple Dips. The guys begin with a chat about the CFL and talk Black Widow and Shang-Chi. Jumping into the MLB the guys talk Buster Posey's retirement, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Hank Aaron Award and World Series. The meat and potatoes of this episode is the annual tradition of player grading. In this episode the guys focus on pitching. Surprisingly there are more than a few top grades given out! We will be back with...


BFMD Episode 160 - The Offseason Begins

Justin and Patrick return after a few weeks off to begin the Blue Jays offseason. After a (very) brief postseason recap and World Series prediction the guys jump right into it. Mark Shapiro's end of season press conference revealed plans to increase payroll, openness to trade prospects, and the desire to make improvements to the Rogers Centre. His pup, Cleoh, was the real star as she appeared briefly on camera during the call. Good girl. The guys talk free agent pitching. Justin wants to...


BFMD Episode 159 - End of the Road

The season is over for the Toronto Blue Jays. They did what they needed to do by defeating the Baltimore Orioles in game 162 but did not receive any help from the Nationals or Rays. They finished at 91-71 which was an outstanding record considering where this team started. They finished 4th place in the AL East with the 9th best record in baseball. 3 home cities, numerous roster moves, and breakout seasons all around. Justin and Patrick bring you instant reaction after game 162 and their...


BFMD Episode 158 - Every Game is Must Win

6 games remain. When the dust settles tonight the Toronto Blue Jays will be 1 game back of either Boston or New York for the 2nd Wild Card spot. Justin and Patrick are back to break down a 3-4 week, the upcoming series against New York, and what needs to happen in order for the Blue Jays to play in the postseason. Springer has heated up and the rotation got back on track over the weekend. Vladdy and Bo didn't have the best weekend, and Marcus Semien tied the single season MLB record for HR...


BFMD Episode 157 - Berrios Baffles Twins

Coming off of a weekend series win against the Twins, the Blue Jays find themselves 1.5 games clear of the New York Yankees for the 2nd Wild Card spot in the American League. They trail the Boston Red Sox by 1 game for the 1st Wild Card spot. Jose Berrios was dialed in against his former team on Sunday after the bats staked him to a 5 run lead. Vladdy has his average up to .321 with 46 HR and 105 RBI as he chases the Triple Crown and MVP. The Jays placed the struggling Hyun-jin Ryu on the...


BFMD Episode 156 - Manoah & Jano Spotlight, Playoff Projections

Justin and Patrick are back to provide an update on the AL and NL Wild Card races. The Blue Jays are one of the hottest teams in baseball this month and are currently in a playoff spot. The guys go over the Fangraphs projections, scenarios in case of ties, and analyze the schedules of the remaining contenders. It's going to be a battle. Also in this episode: a spotlight on Danny Jansen and Alek Manoah who are two guys who could have a major impact down the stretch and in the...


BFMD Episode 155 - A Crazy Weekend in Baltimore

Justin and Patrick a back to break down a WILD weekend in Baltimore and to highlight Teoscar's magnificent season. On Friday night the Baltimore Orioles ended the Toronto Blue Jays 8-game winning streak. On Sunday the Jays left no doubt and racked up 22 runs in a 22-7 win of the first Sunday of the NFL season. In between was a WILD doubleheader the likes of which we may never see again. After the dust settled the Jays now find themselves in a tie for the first Wild Card spot with the Red...


BFMD Episode 154 - Semien & Gurriel Power Winning Streak

Triple Crown Watch! Vladdy is now leading the AL in average and is only 3 HR and 5 RBI behind the leaders. Winners of 5 in a row your Toronto Blue Jays have closed to within 3.5 games of the 1st Wild Card spot. Justin & Patrick are here to break down the sweep against the A's and game 1 victory against the Yankees. George Springer is clearly playing hurt but does his presence still benefit the lineup? Nate Pearson is back with the club. Hear our reactions to that and to Bryan Baker's...


BFMD Episode 153 - Grichuk vs Gurriel

There are 30 games left in the season. The Toronto Blue Jays need at least 22 wins. That's going to be tough. Justin and Patrick talk about that, Robbie Ray being AL Pitcher of the Month, and provide roster and injury updates. The big topic on the day is Randal Grichuk vs Lourdes Gurriel Jr. They've both had consistent playing time over the past 75 games and their numbers are very different. Next up: 3 games vs the Oakland Athletics before a trip to the Bronx for 4. Make or break time.


BFMD Episode 152 - Bats Stay Quiet & Berrios Bounces Back

The Toronto Blue Jays won the weekend series in Detroit against the Tigers and Justin & Patrick are here to tell you what it means for the playoff picture and for the rest of the season. Jose Berrios bounced back, Alek Manoah rolled, and Stephen Matz continued his string of strong starts. Combine that with strong performances out of the bullpen and the Jays allowed only 5 runs this weekend. The problem continues to be run production. Over the weekend the bats went 3-for-28 with runners in...


BFMD Episode 151 - Things Are Not Great

After losing 4 of 5 to the Nationals and Tigers the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves 4.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. Things won't be getting any easier as the Chicago White Sox come to town for 4 games this week. Justin and Patrick break down where it's all going wrong for the Jays and talk about why it isn't time to lose hope. There are 40 games left and those games include series against Oakland, New York and a bunch of teams with poor records....


BFMD Episode 150 - Losing Ground

It's BFMD 150! Thanks to all who have listened over the past 3+ years. You are all greatly appreciated. The Toronto Blue Jays went 4-5 on the west coast, and Justin and Patrick are hear to break down where it all went wrong. George Springer is day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury that looked scary. Cavan Biggio, Nate Pearson and Tim Mayza are all rehabbing in Buffalo, and Teoscar Hernandez won AL Player of the Week! The Jays are headed to D.C. for 2 games against the now rebuilding...


BFMD Episode 149 - Wild (Card) West Coast

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the midst of a long road trip through Anaheim, Seattle and Washington D.C. and have taken 2 of 3 so far against the Angels. With Jose Berrios set to face Shohei Ohtani, Justin and Patrick break down the first 3 games and also preview the upcoming weekend in Seattle. Also in this episode the guys talk injury list updates, Bo Bichette's shins, Gurriel Jr.'s last month, Manoah's dominance, and whether or not fans should worry about Vladdy. It's a big weekend ahead...