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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 […]


What We Already Know About the 2016 Blue Jays

The beginning of the regular season is always full of the stories that emerged throughout spring training. Some of these stories hint at breakthroughs, adjustments, and developments that have the potential to bode very well for the 2016 Blue Jays; Aaron Sanchez has developed his secondary stuff and put on weight (so why are we […]

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Artificial Turf Wars Ep. 2: This Goose is Cooked

R.J. Anderson of Baseball Prospectus stops by Artificial Turf Wars to discuss the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the AL East Division preview series. The guys also discuss Jose Bautista‘s contract situation, Marco Estrada‘s health, Aaron Sanchez‘ great stuff, Josh’s notes from Dunedin, and the one year anniversary of Marcus Stroman‘s “season-ending” injury. The […]

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 […]