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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. 12: This Week had a Rough Odor

Eno Sarris of Fangraphs stops by to discuss his recent interviews with Blue Jays players and to talk about the clubhouse feel. The Boys then break down the handling of “The Brawl,” discuss the awful play from the week, and talk about the pending return of Devon Travis, the addition of Jimmy Paredes, and the […]

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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 […]

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at San Francisco Giants

Blue Jays Rotation Review: Is This Even Legal?

Since they say starting pitching wins championships, each time through the rotation we’re going to break down each individual start to see what the pitchers did well and what they didn’t, with an attempt to go a little bit deeper than just the box score. You can read all past Rotation Reviews here. Last time […]

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The Blue Jays “Stuff” Report – Volume 2

The Blue Jays Stuff Report will be appearing in this space every two weeks. The metric was created by Dr. Mike Sonne, who has a PhD in biomechanics from McMaster University. For his work on pitcher fatigue, injury, and other baseball related research, please visit his website over at www.mikesonne.ca. Welcome back to the Stuff report! […]

MLB: Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays Rotation Review: The Return of Drew

Since they say starting pitching wins championships, each time through the rotation we’re going to break down each individual start to see what the pitchers did well and what they didn’t, with an attempt to go a little bit deeper than just the box score. You can read all past Rotation Reviews here. The last […]

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So There IS Another Division: Athletics Series Preview

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics Friday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 24th Preview written by Jenn Smith and Sean Addis. The Blue Jays head home after completing a disappointing road trip through Boston and Baltimore, finishing with two one-run heartbreaking losses. The offence continues to struggle if your name isn’t Donaldson, Bautista, Encarnacion or the […]

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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 […]