Greg and Josh discuss recent news in Blue Jays land. They discuss the 40-man roster additions ahead of the Rule 5 draft, coaching staff changes, Russell Martin trade rumours, the upcoming tender deadline, and the Blue Jays’ recently announced promotional schedule. They also answer a couple of listener questions, give out a Do Over to the MLBPA, and give a Gold Star to a recent MLB player.
Greg and Josh break down the news from the early parts of the offseason. They discuss the trade of Aledmys Diaz for Trent Thornthon, the Blue Jays’ 40-man decisions and what some of them could mean for future choices, the changes to the coaching staff, and the new TV deal between Fox Sports and MLB. Finally, they answer listener questions, induct a former player into the Gold Star Hall of Fame, and decline to give a third chance to an ESPN personality.
Greg and Josh discuss the end of the World Series and Steve Pearce’s heroics, the Blue Jays hiring of manager, Charlie Montoyo, and what he could bring to the table, Ross Atkins’ comments about offseason direction and Statcast data use, the Arizona Fall League, Justin Smoak’s Gold Glove nomination, and the Mets hiring Brodie Van Wagenen as their new general manager. Finally, they give out a trio of Do Over and answer listener questions.
Greg, Josh, and Nick wrap up the season by pick winners in multiple categories including biggest surprise, most surreal moment, rock bottom point, favourite players to watch, best walk up song, and many more. They also give out award for best/worst hitter, best/worst pitcher, team MVP, and the Do Over of the year.
A huge thanks to all the listeners for sticking it out with us during this dreadful season. We really appreciate it!
Greg and Josh say goodbye to a disappointing Jays season with a look back at the news from the end of the season and the press conferences that followed. They discuss John Gibbons’ departure and what type of manager the Jays are apparently looking at going forward, Aaron Sanchez’ diagnosis, Ken Giles’ “perfect” season, the team’s depth in position players and how that will be used in the offseason, how the position players can be upgraded simply with improved defence, the 40-man roster crunch, and Bo Bichette being pulled from the AFL. They also answer listener questions and give a Gold Star to the now-former manager.
Jay Jaffe of Fangraphs stops by to discuss Team Entropy and the chances for chaos as the rest of the MLB slate unfolds. He takes a specific look at the very tightly-packed National League which currently has five teams battling for three playoff spots. Greg and Josh also discuss the injuries to Aaron Sanchez and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Roberto Osuna’s return to Toronto, continued solid performances from Thomas Pannone and Ryan Borucki, some rookie success, Aledmys Diaz looking like a useful member of 2019’s team, and the uninspiring bullpen depth. Finally, they answer listener questions and give out a Do-Over to a former Blue Jay.
Greg and Josh go over the noteworthy stories from the last week. They discuss the latest good start for Aaron Sanchez and the encouraging signs for the future, the good starts from Sean Reid-Foley and Tom Pannone in New York, Randal Grichuk’s quietly very solid season, Teoscar Hernández’ continued fielding struggles, the massive roster for the team right now that doesn’t include Dalton Pompey, and the return of “100 Miles Giles.” They also answer listener questions and give out a Do-Over to Mike Wilbon of ESPN.
Greg, Josh, and Nick take a look at the last week and a half of the Blue Jays season. They discuss the Josh Donaldson trade in depth, including looking at the legality of it, the emotional reaction, and the quality of the return: Julian “PTBNL” Merryweather. They also discuss the Curtis Granderson trade, Rowdy Tellez’ incredible debut run, playing time and outlook for other Jays callups, a mini-debate about calling up Vlad Jr., a look at John Gibbons’ future, and the lack of useful projections for Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez going forward. They also answer listener questions and give a Gold Star to Todd Frazier.
Greg and Josh discuss the latest news in Blue Jays land including just missing Jose Bautista with the Phillies, Kendrys Morales’ incredible run, Aaron Sanchez’ return struggles, Arizona Fall League assignments, and Josh Donaldson’s confusing rehab stint. They also play Swing and a Drive and answer listener questions.
Greg and Josh discuss the latest Blue Jays News and Notes. They go over Thomas Pannone’s sparkling first MLB start and some of the things that stood out about it, Aaron Sanchez’ return and Marcus Stroman’s injury, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. coming back to chase history, Kendrys Morales’ solid numbers, and the competitive balance of the AL East and the rest of baseball. Finally, they answer listener questions, decline to give out a Do Over, and talk about the relationship between David Price and the Boston media.