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Digging In with J.P. Arencibia
45 minutes | Sep 30, 2019
Reese McGuire - The 2019 season comes to a close
The Toronto Blue Jays officially saw their 2019 season come to an end on Sunday. Toronto Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire talks about bonding with the team's other young players, making the jump to the majors, and his plans for the offseason. Plus, we hand out roses and thorns for the 2019 season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Sep 24, 2019
T.J. Zeuch - Making the majors, pitching style, and late-season storylines
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher T.J. Zeuch threw a no-hitter in Triple-A, and now he's a part of a major league rotation. He breaks down his pitching style and explains why nobody would answer his call when he tried to share the news that he made the big leagues. Plus, a definitive ranking of the most exciting storylines left in the season. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Sep 17, 2019
Anthony Kay - Donuts, Canadian snacks, and catcher rotations
Toronto Blue Jays rookie Anthony Kay has endeared himself to the fanbase in a short time with his adventures in Canadian snack food culture. He gives some insights on his favourites, as well as the secret world of MLB donuts. Plus, the Blue Jays have a good problem on their hands with two young catchers. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | Sep 10, 2019
Anthony Alford - Football, big league pitching, and 100 losses
Toronto Blue Jays outfield prospect Anthony Alford is back in the major leagues, looking to make his mark and solidify his spot on the club. After making the choice to pursue a career in baseball over football, JP throws a series of 'would you rather' questions at him to see if there are any moments he wishes he could still pull off while wearing the pads. Plus, the Red Sox firing of Dave Dombrowski, and whether a 100-loss season will feel like a complete failure in Toronto. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Jacob Waguespack - Nicknames, staying private, and tailgating season.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Jacob Waguespack is another young member of the team that has made his major league debut in the 2019 season. He shares the details of his journey from being undrafted all the way to the big leagues, stakes his claim to many nicknames, and describes how he's managed to master six different pitches. Plus, J.P. and Nick talk about the value of players understanding analytics, and first-hand accounts of Justin Verlander's latest no-hitter. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
Bullpen Coach Matt Buschmann - Developing players, learning the ropes, high performance.
Toronto Blue Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschmann has made a quick transition from being a major league pitcher to landing on a major league coaching staff. He shares some of his philosophies on player development, pitching, and the game at large. Plus, does Keon Broxton's suspension make sense for an incident that is pretty clearly an accident, and how will we ever know if a high performance department does a good job. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
Bo Bichette - Making the majors, starting off hot, and facing Kershaw.
Nobody has exploded onto the baseball scene in the last month in a bigger way than Bo Bichette. He takes us through his whirlwind run to the major leagues, which include getting the call in the middle of a game, facing one of the best in the game, and looking back on the road that got him here. Plus, as the season winds down, MLB awards talk begins to take shape. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Aug 12, 2019
Thomas Pannone - Starting, relieving, hitting, and Dumb & Dumber.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Thomas Pannone has already played a lot of roles this season for the club. He's started games, pitched in relief, shuffled between the majors and minors, played local tour guide, and even showed the other pitchers how to hit. Now he's also acting as a great guest to fill out his rookie season. Plus, what does a game at the Field of Dreams field really mean for the MLB, and how great was that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at-bat against the Yankees? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
Derek Fisher - Faceball, a new team, and Bo Bichette arrives.
Brand new Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Derek Fisher didn't make the greatest first impression on field with his new team, but he makes up for it in a big way by being a great interview. He acknowledges the gaffe in right field, but also talks about the process of joining a new franchise and what he has done with his Houston Astros World Series ring. Plus, Bo Bichette has officially arrived with the team and looks the part of a major league stud. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Ned Colletti - Trade deadline insight and the Marcus Stroman deal
Former General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers Ned Colletti provides plenty of insight around the most intriguing few days of the season for a baseball front office, as the MLB Trade Deadline approaches. Plus, a look at the return the Toronto Blue Jays got from the Marcus Stroman trade and whether or not the move to the Mets was one final parting shot from the front office. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
Ricky Romero - Roy Halladay enters the Hall of Fame
With Roy Halladay officially enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame, former teammate Ricky Romero shares some memories of playing with Doc on the Toronto Blue Jays. Plus, debate about who will be a part of the next class to make the Hall. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Jul 17, 2019
John Schneider - The World's Greatest BP Pitcher
Thanks to Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays Major League Coach John Schneider is now the record holder for most home runs ever given up in a single Home Run Derby. He shares his secrets for throwing good BP, plus sheds light on his 18-year career in the team's system in various roles. Plus, a debate about the Atlantic League being used for experimentation and whether Bo Bichette is ready to step up to the bigs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Jul 8, 2019
Adam Jones - Home Run Derby picks and predictions
The MLB All-Star festivities are upon us, and former All-Star outfielder and Home Run Derby participant Adam Jones of the Arizona Diamondbacks gives an inside look at how stars prepare for and perform during the big event. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. represents the Toronto Blue Jays, and Jones shares some stories of playing with and against Guerrero's Hall of Fame father. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Jul 1, 2019
Joe Biagini - Finding stability, Would You Rather, and media altercations
Toronto Blue Jays reliever Joe Biagini has found his footing as a staple of the bullpen, so it is time to take a step back and soak in what it all means and how he can help fellow Rule 5 pick Elvis Luciano. Plus, Joe fields a rapid fire succession of hypothetical scenarios that involves a banana gun that shoots smaller bananas. And in the wake of the New York Mets media dust up, JP shares some thoughts on dealing with the media when you're in a bad spot. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
Rowdy Tellez - Fan favourite, clutch hitter, and rookie sensation
Toronto Blue Jays slugger Rowdy Tellez has looked comfortable in his first full season in the major leagues, and he attributes a lot of his success to the veteran guidance on the roster. He also has adjusted to hitting lefties, being named a fan favourite, and reveals a connection to the entire Guerrero family. Plus, with all the talk of power and home run derbies, is the ball really juiced? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Jordan Romano - Growing up a Jays fan, being a Rule 5 pick, Yankees get Encarnacion
Toronto Blue Jays rookie pitcher Jordan Romano grew up cheering for the team he now gets to play for. He went through a few organizations after the Rule 5 draft to land back home, but now he is ready to pitch in front of his family in the major leagues. Plus, the Yankees acquire Edwin Encarnacion, and JP relates to the feeling of playing through a hand injury. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Guillermo Martinez - Bumgarner vs Muncy, the coaching journey, Blue Jays experiments
Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Guillermo Martinez is in his first season in the major leagues, and is learning along with the team's young hitters how to have success at the highest level. Plus, sorting through the Madison Bumgarner vs Max Muncy war of words, and looking for answers in the positional experiments the Blue Jays are launching all over the field. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | Jun 5, 2019
Cavan Biggio - Making the majors, Dad's game face, and staying patient
Toronto Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio has arrived the big leagues, bringing his excellent approach at the plate and positional versatility with him. Biggio covers his dad's game face in the stands, how it felt to hit a major league home run, and how football helped him become a better baseball player. Plus, is the Tampa Bay Rays success good for the game? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51 minutes | May 29, 2019
Danny Jansen - A rookie catcher's burden, Carter Stewart's journey and deadly snails
Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen joins the show to talk about his defensive evolution and his deceptive wheels, while J.P. and Nick discuss whether Carter Stewart is a game changer for baseball and the value of peace of mind. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | May 20, 2019
Eric Sogard - Vladdy breaks out, Nerd Power, and conspiracy theories
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Eric Sogard has found his swing on a new team while hitting ahead of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. He's made adjustments on and off the field, including accepting the Nerd Power nickname, and his controversial runner-up placing in the Face of MLB voting conspiracy. Plus, JP gives some insight on the Giants using as 'fake injury' to manipulate the injured list. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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