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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.




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 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!


BFMD Episode 203 - Is Kikuchi Done as a Starter?

Justin and Patrick are back after a week off to discuss all things Blue Jays. The guys talk about what should be done with the rotation when Stripling returns, the Teoscar resurgence, and provide and in depth look at the standings. With the Guardians coming to town, the guys dissect the potential pitching matchups and let you know which players will be key for both teams. Thanks for listening!


BFMD Episode 202 - Deadline Boosts Bullpen & Bench

The Toronto Blue Jays acquired Antony Bass, Zach Pop, Mitch White, and Whit Merrifield on what turned out to be a busy trade deadline. Juan Soto was dealt to the Padres for a bucket of prospects, Eric Hosmer caused chaos, and Montas ended up with the Yankees. Justin & Patrick break down the trades, recap the series in Tampa, and preview the upcoming games against the Twins. Rest in peace Vin Scully. You will be missed.


BFMD Episode 201 - Chapman Hits Dingers & Cold Stove

Justin & Patrick are back to recap the Blue Jays series win against the Tigers and to discuss all of the trades that haven't been made. The guys dive into the latest Jays trade rumours for Montas and Quintana, discuss the stellar weekend from Matt Chapman, and preview the two games coming up in Tampa. We'll be back Wednesday evening to recap the trade deadline and Rays series before the Jays head the Minnesota.


BFMD Episode 200 - Shift Hurting Gausman & Stupid Trades

It's episode 200 of BFMD! Justin and Patrick provide updates on the planned renovations at Rogers Centre, whether to qualify Ross Stripling, recap the Cardinals series, and preview the Tigers. Patrick proposes a couple of trades and Justin dives deep in Kevin Gausman & the shift. Thanks for sticking with us over the past 4+ years!


BFMD Episode 199 - Beat Down in Boston

What a weekend in Boston! Justin and Patrick discuss the record setting weekend for the Blue Jays that included a 28 run scoring performance and a sweep at Fenway. The guys recap the Hall of Fame inductees and preview the two game series with the St. Louis Cardinals who will be missing their two best players due to their vaccination choices. Tune in to hear what we expect to see against the Cards and our thoughts on promoting bullpen options from within vs trading for them.


BFMD Episode 198 - Heading Into the Break

Justin and Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The Blue Jays are heading into the All-Star break in a playoff spot and are coming off of a 5-1 homestand. The team has 6 All-Stars and will send 5 of them to LA this week. The guys talk MLB Draft, Lourdes Gurriel Jr, and Raimel Tapia.


BFMD Episode 197 - Montoyo Out, Schneider In

The Toronto Blue Jays have fired Charlie Montoyo amid the recent struggles of the team in a surprising(?) move. Justin and Patrick talk about the move, the justification for and against, and what it means for the future of the team.


BFMD Episode 196 - Spicy Series in Chicago

Doug Eddings is an awful umpire. Justin and Patrick go off on what was the worst called game of the 2022 season, and start a GoFundMe to get Doug Eddings laser eye surgery. The guys then briefly review the rest of the series with the White Sox before previewing the Brewers starters for the weekend.


BFMD Episode 195 - Home Run Cycle Salvages Series

The Blue Jays managed to salvage the third game of the series against the mighty Yankees over the weekend. Pitching was the key difference in the first two games with the Yankees holding the Jays to a combined 3 runs. Justin and Patrick preview the upcoming trip to Chicago for 3 games against a White Sox team that now has both Lance Lynn and perhaps Tim Anderson back and healthy. It should be a fun series! We'll be back on Thursday to preview the series with the Brew Crew!


BFMD Episode 194 - What's Up With Kikuchi?

Justin & Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The guys discuss the past week and dive into the numbers for the starting pitchers to highlight areas of strength and weakness. Why won't Kikuchi throw more changeups? What's up with Gausman? Also on the show: Vladdy is okay, the Jays are fine, Ryu is done for the season (maybe next year too), CFL & F1 Thank you for listening!


BFMD Episode 193 - It's Moreno Time

The Blue Jays are promoting MLB's 4th best prospect this weekend with Gabriel Moreno joining the team in Detroit. Justin and Patrick discuss what that means for the Blue Jays catching situation, and what Moreno brings to the table. The guys then dive into the bullpen where the Jays will need to cut the roster down by one. Who is safe? Who is on the bubble?


BFMD Episode 192 - Rose Coloured Sunglasses

The Blue Jays left their sunglasses in the dugout and lost the series to the Twins this weekend. Plenty of runs were scored over the weekend, with home runs and defensive issues leading to two losses for the Jays. Justin and Patrick talk Berrios, the bench, Ricky Tiedemann, the Royals, and more!


BFMD Episode 191 - Blue Jays Catchers Can't Stop Hitting

Winners of eight games in a row, the Jays are getting outstanding production from their catchers. Justin and Patrick break that down along with the White Sox series sweeeeeeeeep. The guys also preview the Twins series and talk about plant-based cooking.


BFMD Episode 190 - When do You Call Up Groshans?

The Blue Jays have swept the Angels and the bats have awakened! Justin and Patrick break down the offensive and pitching numbers from the past 7 days, and discuss the strength of schedule rankings. The guys talk Jordan Groshans and what needs to happen for him to get the call to the Show. The White Sox are coming to town without Tim Anderson who is hitting the IL. Can they hang with the Jays?


BFMD Episode 189 - Danny Jansen is the GOAT

Danny Jansen hit two home runs in a game and solidified his place as the greatest player of all time this week. Long time BFMD listeners will also know that the feat means that Justin has to buy a Jano jersey! Justin and Patrick discuss the past 5 games, preview the Angels series, dive into Santiago Espinal's season, the bullpen, and whether or not the bats are back. Also, Star Wars!


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.