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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 48: A Little Bird-Calling

We have launched a Patreon account! If you like what we do, and are able to help us out, please click the button below to become an Artificial Turf Wars Patron. Every little bit goes a long way. Episode 48 Jake English of Birds Eye View stops by to preview the Baltimore Orioles are part […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 44: A Canadian Classic

Greg Hamilton, coach and director of national teams for Baseball Canada, stops by to discuss Canada’s World Baseball Classic team. He details the selection process for the roster, the need for a blend of youth and experience, and how the team reacted to the absence of so many top players. Greg and Josh also break […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 40: A Long Winter’s Nap

Greg and Josh discuss the latest news surrounding Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista, the extremely slow offseason, and the apparently Blue Jays strategies to fill their remaining roster holes. They also give out a Do Over, take a trip down memory lane to visit a man temporarily called Ralph, and answer a bunch of listener […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 39: A Pearce-ing Winter Wind

Greg, Josh, and Nick break down the happenings (and not) from the Winter Meetings in Washington, D.C. They start by discussing the value of recent Blue Jays signing Steve Pearce, then look at the fallout from the Chris Sale trade, Edwin Encarnacion’s market crash, Dexter Fowler rumours, Ian Desmond’s bizarre contract from the Rockies, and […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 15: Aardsma on Arms

Free agent relief pitcher David Aardsma stops by the podcast to discuss the decision-making process that comes with opting out of a contract, what’s next in his job search, analytics and how they can make a pitcher better, the draft and college pitcher usage, and why steroid testing procedures are very important. Josh and Greg […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 11: A Minor (League) Detour

The voices of the minor leagues make their appearance on Artificial Turf Wars, as Jesse Goldberg-Strassler of the Lansing Lugnuts and Ben Wagner of the Buffalo Bisons stop by to discuss Andy Burns, top prospects and life at various levels of the minors. Greg, Josh, and Chris also run through the recent stories surrounding the […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 10: Jonah Keri and Wish Lists for Winning Streaks

Jonah Keri of Sports Illustrated, CBS, and Sportsnet stops by to talk about writing for a living, analytics on the Blue Jays broadcast, and fighting the steroid stigma. The boys also discuss booing Brett Cecil, the recent walkoff wins, Drew Storen’s resurgence, 8-man bullpens, and the brewing position battle between Ryan Goins and Darwin Barney. […]

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Artifical Turf Wars Ep. 9: It’s Getting Hard to Colabelieve

Greg, Josh, and Chris discuss the Chris Colabello suspension (and give themselves a Do-Over in the process), the offensive and bullpen woes, the strong starting pitching, and a confusing situation involving Marco Estrada’s shoulder. They also answer listener questions, give out a Cliché of the Week and tackle one of Justin Smoak’s defensive quirks. Note: […]