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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 72: The DA Rests

Episode 72 Former major league pitcher David Aardsma stops by to talk about playing out the string on a losing club, dealing with watching the game while injured from the sidelines, and MLB’s current issues with the juiced ball. Greg and guest host Nick Dika also discuss the debut of Brett Anderson, Joe Biagini’s attempt […]

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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 […]

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Detroit Tigers

Spring Training News Roundup: Tulo, EE, and the Bullpen

There were a few newsworthy pieces out of Blue Jays camp this afternoon as the team heads to Clearwater for a night game. The most important piece of news came when the lineup was posted, and a familiar face was back in it at shortstop: #BlueJays vs #Phillies — Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) March 25, […]

Spring Training

Non-Roster Invites In Blue Jays Camp: The Pitchers

Every year at spring training, there there are a numbers of non-roster invitees (NRIs) that may seem surprising; some are there more as instructors and mentors while others are projects returning from injuries or just looking for another shot at the big leagues. This year the Blue Jays have 29 players in camp who aren’t on […]

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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 […]