Blue Jays Talk

Sportsnet

Recapping Toronto Blue Jays action and fielding listener calls and texts with hosts Jeff Blair, Kevin Barker, Sho Alli & Blake Murphy. Plus: Stay ahead of the trends on everything Blue Jays with Jays Talk Plus hosted by Blake Murphy, airing weekdays from 3-5pm ET on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.

Jays Talk Plus: Confidence Rankings + Women in Baseball with Kelly McCormack & Jaida Lee
3d ago
Jays Talk Plus: Confidence Rankings + Women in Baseball with Kelly McCormack & Jaida Lee
Blake Murphy is joined in-studio by JD Bunkis and Ben Ennis to discuss the future of the Jays' starting rotation, where Yusei Kikuchi fits in the schedule ahead of the post-season and maintaining Alek Manoah's outings, before re-igniting the concern index on Manoah's current workload, José Berríos' home and away splits, and George Springer's elbow injury (01:24). Afterward, the guys share their confidence rankings on which hitter they want at the dish to win a game, the best defensive fielder, if Teoscar Hernandez or Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is most valuable on the roster (30:08). Then, award winning writer and actress Kelly McCormack jumps on to discuss the Amazon Prime series "A League of Their Own", what attracted her to be part of the series and play a character from Canada, the comparisons between the series and the film, the opportunities to explore race, gender, and sexuality, and her excitement in throwing out the first pitch in Toronto (49:45). Team Newfoundland's Jaida Lee jumps on to chat about participating at the Canada Summer Games, what got her into the sport of baseball, what it meant to her being the first female to pitch at the games, competing against males, and what's next in her career (01:13:10). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Jays Talk Plus: Zach Pop & Anthony Bass to Toronto!
Aug 2 2022
Jays Talk Plus: Zach Pop & Anthony Bass to Toronto!
Blake Murphy is joined by Sportsnet's Chris Black and Joe Siddall to weigh in on how the Blue Jays should address their bullpen issues, why it's essential to get pitchers that have swing and miss pitches, and if the team would consider rolling a 6-man starting rotation (01:48). Sportsnet.ca's Shi Davidi gives his thoughts on the Jays acquiring Zach Pop and Anthony Bass from the Marlins, why they're welcoming a return for Bass, and if a starting pitcher would've been involved in the negotiations (21:53). Drew Fairservice of the Spin Rate podcast shares his initial reaction to Jordan Groshans' departure to Miami, and how a potential deal for Ian Happ could affect their current outfielder crop (34:47). MLB.com's Christina De Nicola joins us from Miami to share the reaction in the Marlins' clubhouse on today's trade with Toronto, Zach Pop getting to play for his hometown team, and what kind of pitchers the Jays are receiving in both Pop and Bass (51:54). Blue Jays radio voice Ben Wagner discusses when the team could expect their new relief pitchers to arrive and if the front office is still diving into the trade market late in the day (01:05:11). Finally, Arden Zwelling of At The Letters jumps in to chat about a good opportunity for Jordan Groshans within the Marlins system, and who is left on the board that would be a great addition to Toronto's rotation or bullpen (01:20:32). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.