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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 188 - Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays? Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price? The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend!


BFMD Episode 187 - Terrible Time at the Trop

Another disappointing weekend of Blue Jays baseball has come to an end. The team dropped two of three to the Rays and now returns home for a series with Seattle. The good news is that the team has everyone from their Opening Day lineup back minus Cavan Biggio, so hopefully a consistent lineup will help them heat up. Justin and Patrick recap the series and preview the three game set that starts Monday against Seattle.


BFMD Episode 186 - Time to Change the Lineup?

After two tough games in the Bronx, the Jays head to Florida to take on the Tampa Bay Rays for the first time this season. Hyun-jin Ryu will return on Saturday to join the rotation, with Kevin Gausman and Alek Manoah starting Friday and Sunday. The guys discuss lineup configurations and how they would change the batting order if given the chance. Could Espinal bat 2nd? Where would you stick Bo? We'll be back on Sunday!


BFMD Episode 185 - Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update

After a rough week of games against the Yankees and Guardians, Justin and Patrick break down where it all went wrong and what to look for as the Jays head to the Bronx for two games. The guys also dive into the farm system to bring you up to speed on who is standing out in early in the minor league season. We'll be back to recap the two games in New York and to preview the Blue Jays series against the Rays.


BFMD Episode 184 - Springer & Romano Save Series Win

Bo Bichette is heating up at the right time because hits are at a premium for the Toronto Blue Jays these days. The Jays were able to escape with a series win on the strength of a HR from Bo and a great catch by George Springer. The Jays prepare to welcome to red hot Yankees to Toronto before heading out to Cleveland later in the week. Justin and Patrick break down the series, discuss Espinal's offensive emergence, and preview the upcoming games.


BFMD Episode 183 - Bo Blast & Springer Dinger Beat Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays have not lost a series so far in 2021. The bats have yet to heat up but they are finding ways to win games with great pitching and timely home runs. Justin and Patrick break down the series with Boston and tee up the upcoming series with Houston. The guys also provide injury updates, discuss air fryers, and Mike Trout. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 182 - Houston, We Have a SantiaGOAT

Behind a stellar series from Santiago Espinal, and pitching from Alek Manoah and the bullpen the Toronto Blue Jays were able to keep the Houston Astros on the launchpad after a series win. What's going on with Bo Bichette? Justin and Patrick dive into the numbers to see if they can solve the puzzling start he's had. Also on the show: Vladdy hit a bundle of singles, Zack Collins sent a baseball to the moon, and Lourdes Gurriel had an odyssey in left field. After a 4-2 road trip the Jays...


BFMD Episode 181 - Gausman Baffles Boston

Behind strong pitching from Kevin Gausman, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to take two of three games at Fenway Park. The Jays also got a quality start from Jose Berrios, and a solid outing from Yusei Kikuchi as the rotation attempts to stabilize. The Jays head to Houston for the weekend and will meet up with Justin Verlander and the Astros for three games. Also on the show: Blue Jays Star Wars day promotion, cheese, rare Mets W, Miggy Watch


BFMD Episode 180 - Gurriel & Manoah Lead Jays to Series Win

The Toronto Blue Jays took two of three games from the Oakland Athletics over the weekend. The guys lead off the episode with news about Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez. In this episode we discuss Ross Stripling, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Alek Manoah, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Zack Collins and their contributions this weekend. The guys also preview the Red Sox series and discuss what the Jays need to do over their next 20 games in order to call it a successful stretch. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 179 - Early Season Split in the Bronx

The Toronto Blue Jays have left the Bronx with 2 wins and a series split against the New York Yankees. Vladdy had a 3 HR game, Alek Manoah was dealing, and Kevin Gausman showed fans why he is worth big money! The bats also went cold for two games, and the Jays lost Teoscar Hernandez to injury. Justin and Patrick break down the series, tee up the weekend at home against Oakland, and discuss Jackie Robinson Day which takes place on Friday! Thanks for listening! If you like us, leave a...


BFMD Episode 178 - Berrios Bombs, Jays Hit Dingers

The Blue Jays opened their season with a series win against the Rangers in Toronto. The crowds were awesome all weekend! Jose Berrios was only able to get 1 out in the Home Opener, and Hyun-jin Ryu got rocked in his start too. The pitching definitely needs to catch up to the hitting, as both teams combined for over 40 runs. Justin and Patrick break down the series, the Zimmer trade, and preview the Yankees series.


BFMD Episode 177 - 2022 Season Preview with Chris Henderson

Chris Henderson makes his return to the mic on BFMD in what has become a tradition for us: the annual season preview show! Justin, Patrick and Chris dive into the Blue Jays roster and go position by position to tell you what to expect, who to watch for to make noise, and areas of weakness for the club. As always, the guys make their annual predictions for overall record, awards, and breakout players. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 176 - Trade Kirk?

Spring Training games are underway! Justin and Patrick bring you the latest Blue Jays news and also discuss the Correa and Story signings. The guys dive in to the latest Jose Ramirez rumours. The Guardians have a scout shadowing Alejandro Kirk currently and the guys debate whether or not moving Kirk is a good idea. They also discuss DH usage, and if it makes financial sense to trade for Ramirez. Thanks for listening! Please leave us a review or a rating if your listening platform allows!


BFMD Episode 175 - Jays Trade for Chapman, Don't Sign Freeman

Matt Chapman is a Toronto Blue Jay! The team traded 4 prospects including Kevin Smith and Gunnar Hoglund to Oakland for the platinum glove third baseman. This gives Toronto an elite defender and adds another 25+ HR hitter to the already deep lineup. Justin and Patrick break down the trade and discuss the benefits of having a vacuum cleaner at the hot corner in the AL East. The Jays did miss out on Freddie Freeman, who signed with the Dodgers. Watch out for that lineup! Kris Bryant went to...


BFMD Episode 174 - Kikuchi Signs, Can Espinal Start at 3B?

The Blue Jays have signed Yusei Kikuchi to a 3-year deal worth $36 million. The move solidifies the rotation and gives the Jays one of the best rotations in baseball. The Jays have been linked to Freeman, Correa, and Bryant and are said to want to sign one of the three. The big needs are still on the infield, particularly at third base. Justin and Patrick break down the signings, rumours, and debate whether or not Santiago Espinal can start at 3B full time.


BFMD Episode 173 - Baseball is BACK & Blue Jays Needs

Major League Baseball and the Major League Players Association have reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement! That means that Baseball is BACK! Justin and Patrick highlight the details of the CBA and what it means for the next five years. The guys then dive into the Blue Jays needs as free agency and trades are now open! Thanks for sticking with us through the lockout! We'll have lots of content coming your way this year.


BFMD Episode 172 - Manfred Cancels Opening Day

After 10 days of negotiations in Florida and no new deal between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, MLB has officially cancelled Opening Day and the first two series of the season. The blame almost solely rests on the owners and MLB, with the MLBPA being far more flexible in their asks during negotiations. Do not believe the MLB PR spinning. They are the ones who imposed the lockout and they are the ones who could lift it at any time. Justin and...


BFMD Episode 171 - Lockout Update & Blue Jays Roster Holes

Justin and Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD! The guys start off with Super Bowl predictions and their thoughts on The Book of Boba Fett. MLB owners and the MLBPA have about two weeks left to come to an agreement before the start of the regular season would be delayed. The easiest way forward is for the two sides to come to an agreement. The Blue Jays depth chart is shaping up to be pretty solid. The guys discuss the biggest holes, and talk about minor leaguers who would be at...


BFMD Episode 170 - Blue Jays Top Prospects - Part 2

In part 2 of the prospects series, Justin and Patrick count down the Toronto Blue Jays top 15 prospects according to FanGraphs. The top of the system isn't as jammed as it once was but there are still some very big names near the top. On base god Leo Jimenez tore up the Florida League this past year, and Jordan Groshans put together a very good season in New Hampshire. The star of the system is Gabriel Moreno who could help the Blue Jays in 2022. The biggest riser was Orelvis Martinez who...


BFMD Episode 169 - Blue Jays Top Prospects - Part 1

In the first part of a two-part series, Justin and Patrick to get you up to speed on the Toronto Blue Jays top 37 prospects according to FanGraphs. The guys start the countdown from 37-16 in this episode and also touch on some off the list players to keep an eye on. Why is Samad Taylor ranked so low? Can Adam Kloffenstein rebound in 2022? Will Kevin Smith take the third base job? Tune in next week for the top 15!