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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: […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 8: The Big 50 Moments that Didn’t Happen Recently

Shi Davidi of Sportsnet stops by to discuss his upcoming book, “The Big 50: Toronto Blue Jays,” and some early season trends. The guys then tackle the recent week that was, with a focus on the incredible performance of the starting rotation, the odd bullpen usage, some lackluster hitting, and an odd start to the […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 7: Starters, Small Samples, and Switching Splits

Greg and Josh discuss the noteworthy stories from the last week of games for the Blue Jays, with a focus on the exemplary work of the starting rotation, the slugging of Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista, and the call up of switch-pitcher Pat Venditte. They also take a humorous look at some early season statistics, […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 6: The High Performance Week that Was

Biomechanist Dr. Thomas Karakolis stops by the podcast to discuss the new High Performance Department, as well as the new rule allowing MLB players to use “wearables” and how they can help prevent future injury. Also, Greg and Josh discuss the Franklin Morales signing and break down the first slate of games with a focus […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 3: Encarnacion, The Evil Empire, and Exchanged Souls

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated stops by to preview the New York Yankees in the final installment of the AL East Preview Series. The boys also discuss Edwin Encarnacion’s injuries/contract talks, Marco Estrada’s return to health, the signing of Randy Choate, and address the state of the battle for the final spot in the rotation. […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 1: David Aardsma, Debuts, And Dingers

Welcome to the debut episode of Artificial Turf Wars! Blue Jays RP David Aardsma stops by to give his views on bullpen battles, his career, the Blue Jays, and how to handle social media. In addition, Greg and Josh discuss Marcus Stroman’s “new pitch,” Bautista and Estrada getting into action, Michael Saunders looking healthy, and Aaron […]