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Mariners erase 7-run deficit, sweep Blue Jays with 10-9 win
"Alan freezers RBI double in the 9th score Cal rally to give the Mariners an improbable ten 9 comeback win and the two game sweep of the Blue Jays Frazier's hit off Jordan Romano count the biggest road comeback in baseball postseason history which saw Seattle down 8 one after 5 innings The kind of moments you picture yourself in in the backyard and when you're a kid so that was trying to get some over the pipe focus swing on one Incredible Santana had a three run home run for the Mariners who scored four each in the 6th and 8th innings The Oscar Hernandez had two home runs of the loss as Seattle will play Houston in the American League division series John leathery Toronto
Manoah, Blue Jays vs Castillo, Mariners in playoff opener
"The Blue Jays are back in the postseason for the first time since 2020 with names like George Springer Vladimir Guerrero junior and Bo bouchet looking to do damage at the plate Alec manoa coming off as 16 win season gets the start in game one This is what it's all for the bright lights Postseason baseball you know So there's we dream of as a kid and for me I'm just going to go out there and have some fun and play some baseball Springer the former astral's World Series MVP as 19 postseason home runs in 63 career postseason games Guerrero junior finished with 32 home runs this season but led the American League for a second straight season and hits John leatherby Toronto
Ramirez's double in 11th, Rays top Guards, tighten WC race
"Ramirez second RBI double of the night helped Tampa Bay snap a two game skid and pull the raise within a game and a half of the wild card leading Blue Jays The rays used 8 relief pitchers while the guardians trotted out 5 José Ramírez went three for 6 with two RBIs for the AL central champion guardians who saw their 7 game winning streak come to an end
Arozarena 6 RBIs, Rays beat Blue Jays, tie for AL WC lead
"The rays have caught the Blue Jays in the AL wild card standings by blasting Toronto ten to 6 Randy of rose arena did the heavy lifting by slamming his 20th home run and collecting 6 RBIs A rose arena is three run Homer gave Tampa Bay a 6 four lead in the 5th inning He added a two run single in the 8th for insurance Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero junior hit RBI singles during a four run 5th that put the Blue Jays ahead four to three The outcome allows the race to clinch the season series and move into a tie with the Blue Jays for the first AL wild card I'm Dave ferry
Wander Franco drives in 3 as Rays beat Blue Jays 10-5
"The rays doubled up the Blue Jays tend to 5 to pull within one game of Toronto for the first AL wild card Randy or rosarina had three hits collected to RBIs and stole his 32nd base for the rays who tagged Jose barrios for 6 runs and 7 hits over two winnings Wander Franco had three RBIs and Jonathan Aranda homeward for a Tampa Bay team that scored just twice while being swept by the Astros this week The rays have a magic number of 9 for clinching a playoff birth while Toronto's remained 7 Whit merrifield Homer twice and Tasker Hernandez also went deep for Toronto I'm Dave ferry
Vierling's RBI single in 10th lifts Phillies past Blue Jays
"Matt really instructed RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning to give the come from behind four three win over the Blue Jays Philadelphia trail three nothing when they tied the game scoring three runs in the bottom of the 8th The walk off game winner by Verily was the first of his major league career he finished with 5 hits in the win Definitely found some holes tonight Then hit all the balls hard but they found him But yeah no I'm just I'm happy for the team half we got the wound happy that I could contribute to the win Vladimir Guerrero junior Homer for Toronto Michael luongo Philadelphia
Matt Chapman homers twice, Blue Jays beat Orioles 6-3
"Match up and had two home runs on George Springer at a three run shot as Tom double up the Orioles 6 three and roger center The third baseman hit his 25th of the season of Baltimore starter and losing pitcher Jordan lyles in the second inning then belted his 26th of the campaign in the 6th Tonight where I felt like I was in control and able to find the barrel consistently is a good sign and you know we got our most important baseball left to play The loss was costly for Baltimore and keeps the Orioles four and a half games back of the final wild card in the American League John Luther
Rays start 9 Latin American position players, rout Jays 11-0
"Yandy Diaz and Isaac paredes Homer and Shane mcclanahan went 5 innings as the raised demolished the Blue Jays 11 nothing at Rogers center Mclenna had coming off the 15 day injured list struck out 5 and gave up just three hits despite working his way through a 23 pitch first inning Felt like usually I can put it wherever I wanted I was struggling I was spiking fastballs I was home changeups I was I wasn't that wasn't doing a good job The wind keeps the razor half game back of Seattle and the Jays in the American League wild card race John let there be Toronto
Guerrero hits 100th homer at age 23, Blue Jays beat Rays 5-1
"Vladimir Guerrero junior hit his 28th home run of the season and Ron stripling pitched into the 7th as Toronto beat the rays 5 one at roger center Guerrero junior's first earning solo shot off Tampa Bay starter and losing pitcher drew Rasmussen was the 100th of his major league career stripling scattered three hits and struck out four for his 8th win of the season Change up sororities and lefties curveballs to get ahead You know sliders been good and then fastball and out up and down just kind of keeping guys off balance The wood moves the Jays and the top spot of the American League wild card a half game ahead of Seattle John leathery to run
Bichette late HR, Jays edge Rays in testy contender matchup
"Boulevards two run home run on the bottom of the 8th gave Toronto a comfort behind three two men over the rays of roger center Bishop the writing America league player of the week took a full count offering over the left field wall off reliever Jason Adam for his 24th Homer of the season And definitely focused I think the time of the year helps a lot of big games and we need all of them So yeah that's my focus when games In his last 8 games behcet has 6 home runs and 15 RBI the wind moves the Blue Jays into a tie with the idol Seattle for the top American League wild card spot John leatherbee Toronto
AP Sports SummaryBrief at 2:03 a.m. EDT
"AP's board time Josh rowntree we start in baseball where rain postponed one of the day's biggest games between the Yankees and twins But in Kansas City the guardians got a second straight victory more from correspondent Greg eklund Shane Bieber pitched 8 strong innings and gave up only four hits in the Cleveland guardians four one win over the Kansas City Royals Innings is the ultimate indicator of success The longer longer you pitch the probably probably the better you're doing So I'd say going deep into the ball game is the most important for me And probably the rest of the staff as well The only run off Bieber was a solo home run by Salvador Perez at a pitch that was outside the strike zone and the right handed Perez went to the opposite field A two run single by José Ramírez in the third gave the guardians the lead for good He has driven in 108 runs this year A big series in the AL east Baltimore got past Toronto 9 6 as the Orioles pulled to three and a half games behind the Blue Jays for the AL's final wild card spot The Cardinals topped the nationals four one Jose Quintana allowed a run over 5 innings as St. Louis leads the NL central now by 8 and a half games We need this wing really important to try this series and you know keep going The race At the U.S. open Caroline Garcia defeated 18 year old American coco golf 6 three 6 four to reach her first Grand Slam semifinal at age 28 The 17th seeded Garcia had lost both of her two previous matches against the 12th seed goth but stretched her winning streak to 13 matches In the NFL Mike Tomlin announced that Mitch trubisky will be the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their season opener and Cincinnati with rookie Kenny Pickett the top back up And in college football the new AP poll is out with Georgia bypassing Ohio State for the number two spot Alabama remained the top team Josh rowntree AP sports
Bo Bichette launches three home runs against the Orioles
"Bo Bichette hit three home runs and drove in 5 runs to lead the Blue Jays to an 8 four win over the Orioles and a sweep of their double header The Jays won game one 7 to three with behcet going three for 5 with two RBI He has a 5 game hitting streak with four homers and 12 RBI during that stretch It's a good thing at this time of year especially in this series so we got two more and then obviously the rest of the month and we'll just continue to come here and put our best foot forward and see what we can accomplish The Blue Jays now lead the Orioles by four and a half games for the final
Reyes, Hoerner help Cubs beat Blue Jays 7-5, avoid sweep
"Zach McKinsey had two hits and friendville Reyes belted a solo home run as the Chicago Cubs down the Blue Jays 7 5 at roger center McKinsey's triple part of a three run four hit third off starter and losing pitcher Mitch white while reya's 13th home run of the season came off white in the 5th The first to about he drove me a lot of sliders away But you can notice that the second page was middle in Toronto got a three run home run from Alejandro Kirk and a two run shot from Kevin BGO and will Rodriguez one and out of the pen while Rowan wick picked up his 9th save John leathery to run
Springer 3 hits, RBI double in 10th as Blue Jays top Red Sox
"The Blue Jays needed extra innings to keep up their winning ways beating the Red Sox three to two in ten innings George Springer hit a tie breaking RBI double off the green monster in the tenth to play the winning run starter Jose berrios allowed two runs and struck out 6 over 6 innings pitching Toronto to its 6th win in 7 games That's why we wore it That's why we came here to the ballpark who was so hard to get as well the way I get tonight Branchy Cordero had a two run Homer for the Red Sox who dropped to three and 12 against Toronto Gethin cool bob Boston
Sagging Yankees win for just 10th time in 30 games, top Jays
"Andrew benintendi slammed the tie breaking two run Homer in the 7th inning giving the Yankees just the tenth win in their last 30 games Four two versus the Blue Jays You definitely never want to get swept and to win this last one's big Hopefully this can kickstart a little streak here and obviously it's not ideal but we're still in a great spot The Homer allowed the yanks to avoid a four game sweep on an afternoon GM Brian cashman was booed during a ceremony to retire Paul O'Neill's number 21 The outcome reestablishes the Yankees 8 game lead over the Jays and the AL east I'm Dave ferry
Kemp scores winning run on defensive misplay, A's beat M's
"The Mariners four game winning streak has ended with a four three ten inning loss to the a's Tony camp scored the winning run after pitcher Diego Castillo mishandled the high chopper in the tenth inning Camp also provided a two run single in the 5th but a eugenia Suarez tied it with a single only 8 for Seattle Ty France and Adam Frazier lifted sac flies for the Mariners who were tied with the Blue Jays for the first two AL wild card slots Staked to a two zero lead Logan Gilbert saw his winless streak extend to 8 starts I'm Dave ferry
Cole's frustration shows as scuffling Yanks fall to Jays 5-2
"The Blue Jays put together a four run 5th and received 5 strong innings from their bullpen in a 5 two win over the Yankees New York led one zero until Jackie Bradley junior and Alejandro Kirk had two run doubles in the 5th sending the yanks to their 20th loss in 29 games since the all star break Yankees manager Aaron Boone is frustrated by his team's skid We got a play better Period And the great thing is it's right in front of us It's right here And we can fix it The Yankees lead in the AL east is down to 7 games over Toronto I'm Dave fairy
Yankees blanked again, Gausman pitches Blue Jays to 4-0 win
"Kevin gausman through 7 shutout endings as the Blue Jays became the latest team to blank the Yankees in a four zero win in The Bronx teoscar Hernandez has two run Homer in the fourth gave the Jays the cushion they needed as gossman struck out 7 and retired 20 of the 25 batters that he faced on Friday night The wind closed the gap between the bombers and Jays to 8 games and it has Hernandez and the Jays cooking Who was going for a couple of weeks really tough On the road at home and we just tried to stay together and do a thing the AKs lost for the 14th time in the last 18 games and were held without a run for the second time this home stand Krishna Arnold New York
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"Or <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Silence> <Speech_Female> Canada to <Speech_Female> play games here. <Speech_Female> This seems like <Speech_Female> it could <Speech_Female> especially impact some of the <Silence> Blue Jays top rivals, <Speech_Female> right? <Speech_Female> Yeah, I mean, it's <Speech_Female> hard to say because <Speech_Female> obviously <Speech_Female> there was players on the Yankees <Speech_Female> that <Speech_Female> were not vaccinated last <Speech_Female> year, there could be players on the <Speech_Female> Red Sox. So we're not vaccinated <Speech_Female> last year. And so <Speech_Female> it's unclear <Speech_Female> how <Speech_Female> many are on each team <Speech_Female> and maybe we won't <Speech_Female> really even find out <Speech_Female> until those first games <Speech_Female> happen in Toronto. 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And so <Speech_Female> I think it's still kind of unclear <Speech_Female> to say how <Speech_Female> much it'll impact <Speech_Female> opposing teams <Speech_Female> until we actually see <Speech_Female> those games come because <Speech_Female> there's still enough <Speech_Female> of a window that players <Speech_Female> could be in <Speech_Female> the process of getting vaccinated <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> now. <Speech_Female> What if <Speech_Female> the Blue Jays <Speech_Female> had to say about this <Speech_Female> whole thing and <Speech_Female> whether it could be <Speech_Female> a competitive <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> advantage for them? 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And so <Speech_Female> the way that <Speech_Female> they're viewing it is these <Speech_Female> are the rules and we <Speech_Female> had to follow the rules <Speech_Female> that <Speech_Female> Canada laid out for the <Speech_Female> last two <Speech_Female> years <Speech_Female> and I think <Speech_Female> another way to view it <Speech_Female> is, of course, if the <Speech_Female> Yankees aren't <Speech_Female> bringing a full squad <Speech_Female> to Toronto, <Speech_Female> yeah, <Speech_Female> maybe that is a home <Speech_Female> field advantage for the <Speech_Female> Blue Jays. 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Finally, <Speech_Female> Caitlin, somewhat <Speech_Female> along these lines, <Speech_Female> as you <Speech_Female> wrote this team will be <Speech_Female> hitting a pretty big home field <Speech_Female> milestone really soon. <Speech_Female> On April <Speech_Female> 8th, the Blue Jays <Speech_Female> will be playing in <Speech_Female> front of a packed house <Speech_Female> at roger center for <Speech_Female> the first time since <Silence> 2019. <Speech_Female> Given <Speech_Female> all the expectations <Speech_Female> for this team <Speech_Female> and how long it's <Speech_Female> been since they've <Speech_Female> had a full house in Toronto, <Speech_Female> what do you <Speech_Female> expect the <SpeakerChange> atmosphere <Speech_Female> to be like at that game? <Speech_Female> Yeah, I think it's <Speech_Female> going to be really <Speech_Female> special to be there. 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"That's the best and Major League Baseball and you see the package not to put any sort of pressure on Matt Chapman to have the season that Marcus Simeon had, but Matt Chapman is an elite third baseman and that's gonna do a lot for the Blue Jays infield. He really solves that problem for them and he'll be around this year and next year as well. So after last year's disappointment and all the turnover, it seems like the expectations are pretty high in Toronto and maybe nothing sums that up better than a quote this spring from Vlad, junior for anyone who hasn't heard it. Can you tell us what he said? Yes, so Vladimir gives a lot of time to the media. He talks to us quite often, but he can be somewhat guarded in what he'll say. And he wants to make sure that the team is at the forefront of everything that he says. But this year he had some good quotes and of course one that stuck out was vladdy saying something along the lines of what we did last year was the trailer and this year what we're going to do is the movie. I think what we did what we did last year was a trailer. Now you guys want to see the movie. This, of course, is already a T-shirt. So I also have to ask this. What should we title this movie? Yeah, I wonder. It's like you said, I mean, it's a quote that could go on a T-shirt. It's a quote that certainly could be painted on the walls at the blue days facility, but I think a lot of us loved it. And it's fun to see Vlad's personality coming out more and more. He's always the center of attention on the Blue Jays. He loves to joke around with his teammates and have fun and he's a jokester, prankster around his team. Mimicking what Romano does on the mound. Now that's funny. Tell you he has fun, nothing. Both swiveling back and forth, bending his knees. Now Romano doesn't know he's doing it, but I bet you a bunch of the other guys on the blue J team know he's doing it. And so he has a ton of personality and it's really fun to see that come up a little bit more in some media appearances with him and I'm sure it's something that's going to continue as he builds his star in the major leagues and of course as the Blue Jays become more of a prominent team in the major leagues. Well, along those lines grower junior just turned 23 and there was actually a video recently on.
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"So Caitlin, right now you're talking to us from Toronto, but you were recently in dunedin, Florida, where the Blue Jays hold spring training. And that was there actual home for a bunch of last season due to COVID restrictions in Canada. Is it strange to be there now that it's back to being just their spring training home and not their actual home or is this whole thing like a bit confusing? It's actually been cool to be back there because I haven't been back to dunedin Florida since 2020 when I was down there for spring training and then of course the world kind of changed before our eyes and so it was exciting for me to finally get back there. It's been a long time and just having those spring training vibes those relaxed vibes again and kind of just starting to enjoy and ease myself back into the baseball schedule. Well, before we get into what's ahead for this team, we wanted to ask you about the latest move among many for the Blue Jays. And that's a trade about fielders. Blue Jays, Twitter is in a bit of a ruckus right now. This is a pretty big trade. Randall Grisham is going to the Colorado Rockies for rymel Tapia. Why do you think they made this deal? Randall Gretchen, you know, he was a player for the Blue Jays that hit a lot of home runs, but especially when they signed George Springer, Randall was kind of an awkward fit on the roster in the sense that he was more so the fourth outfielder and his qualities and his abilities kind of were a bit redundant in the sense that he hit for a lot of power, but he didn't get on base and the Blue Jays have a lot of power hit on their team. He hit from the right side. They really needed that left handed hitter. And so that's what they get in this trade. One of the sort of question marks I have about this trade is what are the Blue Jays do in terms of their center field depth because now there's a lot of pressure on George Springer to play every day in center field because Randall Gretchen was their sort of best backup center Fielder, but what they get with this rocky straight as they get another left handed bat in there and I think that he gives them a lot of different skill sets, the arm base, some speed, some things that they're team didn't have a lot of and this is just gives them another sort of like weapon to diversify their lineup a little bit. That's just one of many moves the J is made to retool for this season, but before we get to that, can you remind us why they felt the need to retool in the first place? How did things end down the stretch for the Jays last year? Yeah, I mean, the Blue Jays last season was definitely exciting. It was one of the better seasons that they've had in a long time for this team is this team has kind of gone through competitive eras and then they've gone through a rebuild and then they were coming out of it last year. I mean, it was really an incredible season for Vlad junior just because it really kind of showed that he lived up to all that potential that was waiting for him when he made his major league debut a couple of years ago. Swinging a drive, get up and out of here and Grand Slam for Vladimir Guerrero junior. Obviously he finished with 48 home runs, which was tied for the most in the league. Breaking ball hit high indeed to left field. Tyga. The best hitter on the planet right now has done it again and it's a brand new ball game at Fenway. He was really the Blue Jays MVP for the entire season. He was nearly the league MVP. Obviously just getting beaten out by Shohei Ohtani and because Vlad does not pitch, that's the one thing that he does not do. So close. If it wasn't for shohei, definitely probably would have gotten that MVP. Exactly. So of course we all remember that the Blue Jays finished with 91 wins last year. Usually that's good enough to get on the playoffs, but it fell one win short. It was very disappointing for a lot of players because they really turned it on down the stretch, which kind of coincided with their return to Toronto as well. But at the same time, being so close being at 91 wins also gives you a lot of hope for the future. And so essentially the Blue Jays had a lot to build upon heading into this off season. Let's live in this moment after they missed out on the playoffs. How did Vlad and the rest of the team respond to that disappointment of coming up just short? When you have that much sort of tension and energy and then you fall a little bit short, it is quite deflating. We heard Vlad say to us a couple weeks ago that he couldn't even immediately go back home to the Dominican Republic. He just couldn't really accept that his season was over. I just couldn't believe it. It was so bad that I stayed in Toronto for 30 days because I just couldn't believe it. So he stayed in Toronto a few extra days just to kind of decompress and relax. He said he watched a lot of TV. I think it was a bit just like trying to slowly accept that the season was over and that was disappointing for him, especially because as much as we talk about Vlad's individual skills and I think that he is sort of headed toward a career where he's going to win a lot of individual accolades. He is very much all about the team. And so as much as it was deflating last year for them to fall just short, I think it also has served as fuel and motivation for them. Well, Guerrero junior eventually did board a flight back to the Dominican Republic back home. And at this point, the J is in general manager Ross Atkins got extremely busy. Can you take us through their big additions, both before and after the lockout? Yeah, so basically, I mean, they needed to build their starting rotation again because of the guys that they lost out of the rotation. We all know that Robbie ray had an excellent year last year with the Blue Jays obviously winning the Cy Young. He didn't resign with them though. He went to Seattle. Stephen Matt went to St. Louis. So the Blue Jays had to fill some holes in their rotation. The first big signing for them was Kevin gausman. Right hander, Kevin gausman, and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a 5 year $110 million contract, the 30 year old struck out 227 batters in a 192 innings with a two 8 one ERA. He will kind of take the place of Robbie ray in terms of being the leader of the rotation. One thing I should also note as well as the Blue Jays extended Jose burritos. But Jose barrios signed the second largest contract in the history of the organization. 7 years, a $131 million, they acquired him at the trade deadline on July 30th. They traded for him last year. It was a big blockbuster trade, and he was going to be with them this year, but was kind of unsure would he be walking away from the scene when he hit free agency, but him signing a 7 year extension means that he's going to be a core piece of those rotation for years and years on. And then kikuchi was someone that they signed post lockout. And this is news. You say kikuchi, three years, 36 million bucks. Going north to the border to the Toronto Blue Jays. He's a guy that they've liked for a long time, especially since they see a lot of upside in what he can do. Marcus Simeon also was an incredible player for them last year and was a near MVP candidate as well. He went to Texas. And so the booties had to find a way to make up for what they lost in semi and they brought in Matt Chapman. Matt Chapman are not coming off his best year, but he is a defensive standout. You see 63 defensive runs saved at third base since 2018..
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"Rbi vladimir grow junior to eleven to doubles so both of were doubles in. Both of them were pretty. Big doubles both drove in. Rbi but one walk for him. And this is the kicker. I think to oscar over eleven. One walk for strikeouts. So when you have george springer doing all these things at the top of the line up within the next three guys are i guess. Three of the next four guys including boba are pretty cold. The offense isn't going to do anything. And i think that's the reason why the blue jays losses series. Is that three of the top five guys in your lineup or cold. You aren't being able to drive in runs or leaving guys scoring position and even as much as the bottom line. Didn't they series. I think they did especially the last game. You of corey dickerson. Having a good night of the plate you have santiago espinel doing his best help the blue jays out. It doesn't matter what the bottom in the lineup does. If the top supposedly three of the best hid five hitters in your lineup are going ice cold when the season is on the line. So that is pretty much exclusively who i blame for the losses in this series We'll get into a little bit later about some of the frustrations with game one. And how you know. You can't totally blame the blue jays for lack of execution but The offense is really what it comes down to in this series. Who and you look at Look at the yankees. Big is home runs in that last game or the first game the jay was they were leading. I think at one point are tighter..
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"Caitlyn as you said. It seems like that return home. Really kind of jump started the blue jays. They won eight out of their first nine games during their first real homestand in two years and one guy who really took his game to another level around that time was left. Hander robbie ray.
"blue jay" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast
"The Yankees had my brain. What did they have? They don't have anything. So you don't know yourself Romano yesterday. The art director for mad men. They were like, we gotta Jameson ty owns on the IL. We've got all these guys to activate. We've got Michael king, we need to find room for. We've got Domingo Herman who seems ready severino in a couple of Sauron mono's coming up. Steven riding is going to the minor league IL really hurt this team. Can't believe those words came out of my mouth. Apparently it's not a serious injury, but you'd have to think he'd be here if not for that. And so salamander comes in, the art director for mad men in a two two game, all of a sudden goes, I don't like what I'm seeing here. I actually, this is not my color palette. I have to be honest with you. And just gets the first two outs of an inning single single bang bang bang lead surrendered two days in a row, by the way. We said they didn't hold a lead in this entire four game series. They didn't. It's true. They never had a lead. But the first two games completely non competitive, just no chance didn't do anything. Nothing worthwhile. Next two games, booth, Boone puts a three spot on the board in the third game. Does he does that himself? Then a brick Garner hits an all time season turning three run Homer, which would have been a momentum changer for anybody else, not us, Andrew Velasquez error clay homes gives up the run green gives up a run, Chapman gives up runs. That game ends up not close. And it was, at one time, a three three game with all the momentum in the Yankees corner. Joy Rodriguez came out after that and with the side basically, you know, throw it away. Yesterday again, to nothing, Nestor great start, the starting pitching is almost never the problem with this team. Seriously, literally almost never. Every day, 6 innings two runs, 7 ins three runs. This is the New York Yankees. That is good enough to win for most teams in baseball. For this one, that should be just fine. These are not the aces. This is Nestor Cortez junior. 6 innings two runs against the Toronto Blue Jays at the band box that is Yankee Stadium is fine. Leaves the game, Rizzo ties it with a tour on her again, the momentum has turned. You win that game. It's two and a half game lead over Toronto with an easy schedule coming up. That's not so bad. It's not great. It's not so bad. They were at a safe enough place entering this series. All they really had to do was beat Toronto once. All they really had to do. Honestly, you want to beat them three times. You want to get them out of here. You want them to go away, but all you really had to do was be the ones maintain that two and a half game lead. Keep pace with the Red Sox. And if they'd won one of the games they'd still be ahead of the Red Sox, by the way, now they're not. They're basically those two teams are even in the lost column. So they're a game behind again in the.
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"Is going to be and Yeah there really. Isn't anybody else i told you. There's about two guys. Not even maybe just jordan romano who you have complete complete utter confidence and in terms of closing out a game for this team so i mean that's the way it is. I'm just saying to what a story would be The can somehow get back into this. Of course it's still possible but basin we already. We went over this already. It doesn't look good but of course you can never rule anything out in a. It's funny too because you talk about a strength of schedule you talk about an easy schedule coming up. You talk about easy games and You know this is the trap series for the jason get swept by washington and now this weekend. I'm not sure how confident. I feel against a team. Like detroit either way. Because i know you're at home but look with jesus did in washington and it's kind of funny too because it it turns out the jays weren't the only ones Pretty much this week with a an easy match up to i guess blow at earned terms of disappointing at its finest so the padres of course they gets what by the rockies the reds also gets wet by the cubs or lose two straight and the phillies lost to the diamondbacks last night. There was a tweet of that that just came Came out but you know for a team like the jays who have all these opportunities ahead of them. We talked about at the beginning of the year. The schedules the hardest in baseball. Yes and all the sudden it turns into one of the easier ones down the road but it's easier said than done. These guys neither games. We swede literally went live about this yesterday before the game happened in washington where i said a sweep was the only outcome of this and it turns out completed a complete slap in the face back to me because it was a suite. We got you left. It was for the wrong team. And now when you look at it your four and a half games out. So that's why. I i'm not sure what else to think of. Of course you can't rule anything out. Of course people are going to watch and be excited. I mean you want to a reason to watch as well we'll get someone hernandez and who is completely Was the story of this road trip in terms of keeping this team somewhat afloat trying to keep or trying to do anything they can to kind of keep the steam alive and he goes to for forte homerun in double. I mean obviously marcus semi also homered. I mean those are guys that have tried to keep us alive. We we we know about the simeon. Had the go ahead home run today and the pitching couldn't back it up so i mean it's been the same story all year. We'll see what happens. I guess as we head into these next series is as we close out the month of august. September there's lots of baseball left but you're going to have to rely on a lot of teams to lose on top of expecting jails to win these games so that's where we're at right now..
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"To watch. I'm still going to cheer probably gonna lose my voice a couple times watching any of the potential comebacks that we see but it it does. I think come with a bit of a the realization that yeah this team. It's probably where the two thousand fourteen was where it's still fun to watch. It's still a very exciting. There's definitely huge upside and there's a lot of stuff to come. I think are probably a world series trophy within the next two or three years but as of this season way too many things have to go right and for that reason as shark tank would say i'm out on them all right. Well there you have it not a great picture from us and what's gonna happen with the blues is there is a best case scenario where the blue jays make the postseason like there is still a chance because you oakland slumping. You got that series against oakland. Maybe they come out. They win two of three of those. You picked up a game on oakland you start rattling off a few wins. You get hot a little bit. You put up that whatever was twenty five and fourteen twenty five and thirteen stretch. That gets you in the conversation for those last few series against the yankees so blue jays. Second last series. This season is against new york so that just goes to show at the end of september. They could have the potential. I know you were saying you think the yankees are going to be squarely in that. First wildcard spot but bluejays could have that potential. Take that spot. In the last few days of the season there is a world where that happens. It's just everything has to go right. You gotta get julian. Mary weather back in the majors. You gotta get ryan burrow back in the majors. You gotta get george springer back you know hopefully only missing twenty games. You've got to win that series against oakland. You've got to win all those series that you have against new york you've gotta run the table in the next few games and you can't afford to keep losing games like these to the washington nationals of all team so like that things have to go the best possible way over the next forty three games in order for the blue jays to make the poses and and the odds of that happening to me are five percent and that's why i am on this season. I'll be pleasantly surprised. I'll cheering my heart out. If the blue jays make it to the postseason but the odds are so incredibly slim. That i'm not gonna pin my hat and hang my hat all that so So many people as you alluded to brazen blaming a lot of these games on charlie montoya. It's nothing new. We come here every week. And we say the exact same things about charlie montoya just so happens that he rolls out in a happens to happen in every single game where it seems like you can blame charlie montolio and i don't i'm i'm just fed up with it like i'm fed up with people blaming charlie montoya for all these mistakes If you have a good bullpen. You're gonna look like a good manager if you have a bad bullpen. You're gonna look like a bad manager at some point. You have to stop making excuses for the guys that the blue jays have in their bullpen. There's no one to throw. There's no good pitchers in the bullpen. To brad hand. Good to trevor richards who screwed up before. You don't wanna go to brad. Hand good adam. Silver who put some guys on base ahead of brad hand who loaded the bases previously before brad hand came in and that seattle series and walked in the winning run..
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"I don't know if you guys feel the same way but to me it's over like if you lose two games to the washington nationals and fall five games back of a wild card with forty games to play like you're out of it there. There's no chance and on top of that. You lose george springer for the remainder of the season. I know last episode. I said that if springer goes to the ten day. I l at all even if he comes back immediately after those ten days. You're done this year. And looks like springer could be out for the season so i stand by that assessment. I think they're done and i hate to say that. Obviously i don't take any joy declaring the blue jays dead. Because i am a blue jay fan. But it's as simple as that. The odds of you going on a run in this situation without george springer to me. It's slim if not impossible and you look at the numbers for like you said jay take up for making the postseason The blue jays are probably going to need at least ninety. Two wins to make the postseason. That's what it's looking like right now with the yankees surging you know. You got oakland slumping. You got boston's lumping but right now it's looking like ninety two wins. The best forty four game stretch of the season. They forty three games left before the end of the season. But the best forty four game stretch that they've been on this year is twenty eight They have to win. Twenty-nine winds to get to the end of the season. And make the postseason so and you're looking at doing all that. They're george springer if he's on the injured list with the momentum that the team has right now i just don't see it possible. I mean the the best forty four game stretchable bluejays have had this season with george springer was twenty five and nineteen. So i. i really don't see it as possible if you've got to win. Twenty nine games including some head to head matchups against oakland against new york. That got seven games against new york left. Four games are three games against oakland. Like i just. I don't see it as possible. I don't think the blue jays can do it. And it's unfortunate. But i think they're out of it and i'm willing to write off this season so definitively for you guys do you think like are you in or are you out on this team. Are they sticking around and do they have a chance or are you. Kind of the ship has sailed for you. You're done with the blue jays air because they'll still watch games. of course. i'll be cheering for them. But i i really do not see that happening. Listen it's tough because you go back and forth. While the i i've been going back and forth over is not of course. Here's the thing i'm not going to. My expectations are pretty much zero. I'm going to make it clear to you. Guys there is zero however is the do they still have a chance. I of course they do. They need a lot of things to go right..
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"So that's why you hope. He's back hopefully friday at the earliest. Well what's look forward to what happens from this point on because like you said people are panicking. Some people are panicking. Some people saying days won't make the postseason panicking. Maybe that's an honest assessment as we stand now for enough games back to the second wildcard spot there two games back of new york one game ahead of seattle like you said five and five in the last ten sixty three and fifty four overall the postseason odds for them on fan graphs. On baseball reference on fivethirtyeight they're not crate fivethirtyeight and fan graphs. Both put it around thirty one percent chance to make the postseason thirty one point six percent on fan graphs. fivethirtyeight doesn't do decimal point social thirty one percent. You look at baseball reference. It's a bit better. Their forty four point three percent chance to make the postseason. That's a one day improvement of seven point six percent from what was at the start of yesterday before that loss that wind to seattle story. But you look at the eighteen. The change over the last seven days negative eighteen percent so they've lost eighteen percent chance of making the postseason over the last seven days just based on their bad run against seattle and against los angeles Maybe this is a hot take. But i think george springer goes to the injured list. The blue jays have no chance of making the postseason. I think they're out of it if that happens because like we've said he's so essential to this team and if you lose him not only. Is that a huge impact off the field. His impact in the clubhouse his impact on momentum of the team. i think you're screwed. If you lose short springer for to the ten day i'll even if it is really just ten days. I still think you're done and i hate to say that. But i think this is huge phil bluejays and i already think to be honest. It's a longshot is yes you have thirty one percent chance. According to these websites before and after games is a lot to make up yes you have a month and a half left of the season but this is different than the division if your four and a half games back in the division you have those head games and yes. The blue jays have had games against oakland. They have a couple games. Left against the yankees..
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"And jacob power guys doing all right mark Not the greatest weekend for the blue jays. But you know they're still in it somewhat you know. Some people have different feelings on if they're still in it or not. But that's why we're gonna talk about it today. Yeah it was a doozy of a series over the weekend. We were talking about that. La series didn't go the way you wanted. You got to come out and win. Two of three against seattle and then seems like seattle. This year's tampa bay rays are the blue jays always have trouble against the raise. They're still having trouble against the raise but just add seattle to that list. They lost two of three. In the first series they played against the mariners. Now they lose two or three in this series against the mariners jacob power. I wish i was better weekend series for the blue jays and funny enough. Their record is actually pretty bad against the seattle mariners at not safeco field anymore but in seattle the record is under five hundred twenty seven forty or something like that so the the seattle takeovers not always the most enjoyable. If you're looking for wins but they needed wins this this This weekend they didn't get it. And well i got one point is. I'm not as happy about the series. As i wish i could be your the one win. They did get. Who's kind of like a last ditch effort like at that point. You have to win this game and we talk about must win games all the time but that one really felt like a must win game if you get swept by the mariners when you're in the playoff race you're trying to make the wildcard spot and then if you swept by them the mariners are going to overtake you in the standings like that's just disaster if they win that game so thankfully the blue jays polo with the last one. Let's talk about the worst loss of that series. I and it was of course game one. The blue jays are tied to heading into the ninth inning. They try to score in the top of the ninth breivik flare tags on a foul out at goes just over the first baseman. He's called the play. There's called safe at the plate review. It he's called outlawed. People have an issue with that view in the bottom half of the inning. Adam cimber comes in have his has is kind of first or second rough outing as a blue jay. You bring in brad hand. He walks a guy with the bases loaded to lose the game When we talked about disaster that's just absolute disaster for the blue jays. He can't throw a strike against jared kalmyk. Who's hitting like one fifty league. Is the number one prospect in baseball. But he's also not having a good year in the majors a. I don't know that was just absolute disaster..
"blue jay" Discussed on The Big Story
"You know really tipped scales last question on this before. I wanna ask you a few about the actual onfield team before. I let you go but in terms of the decision. I know the boarder doesn't open to regular fully vaccinated. Americans until august ninth and the baseball team gets to allow non-vaccinated americans albeit in quarantine in as of july thirtieth has there been any blowback about this. I'm sure that in some quarters has been. Look you know everything that's happening ch- in these days seems to draw some criticism in some level of complaint. But i haven't seen any substantial Complaining about this. And i just this one is is so. I think on the list of grievances that people can have. This one's got to be small list. Only a of the reaction. I've tended to see him and certainly that's probably limited a little bit in the scope of sports fans but people are really excited about this. You know people want to see life returning back to normal. I believe and you know this is a small little sign of it and it's something that hasn't been in the community for a long time It's one of the most high profile businesses. It's been disrupted because of the pandemic and to see it coming back to toronto there being some excitement about the team. They're they're being some optimism around it. I think all those pieces you know a largely drowned out anybody. Who's who sort of you know taking issue with With some of the points of the plan. So you mentioned at the beginning of this conversation Justin smoak last game as a j being the last time the jays played in toronto. How different will the team that plays on. July thirtieth be from that team from september twenty. Nineteen while it's just about half the roster right now has never played a home game in toronto so you feel wanted to sort of put it into context. I think that one really frames it. You know before the twenty twenty season the The big free agent edition for the blue jays was Left-handed start starter. Engine review and he got the biggest contract ever given to a pitcher by the franchise and he hasn't thrown one pitch in toronto's a number of the blue jays just yet George springer. Who was the major addition. This time around. You know he. He's been here as a as a visiting player but he hasn't even been able to come visit toronto because You know the border has been closed so he made. He made the decision to sign here. Based on the fact that his experience previous player and believing the team believing in the fragile is one hundred fifty million dollars over over. Six seasons probably helps too. But there's certainly a bit of a leap of faith. There for a lot of these players coming home is going to be a bit of a new experience. But it tells you what how much change there's been The twenty nine thousand nine season was In many ways the bottom of the of the of the fall for obliges team had been in the ploughs in two thousand fifteen sixteen another lost ninety five games that season and that was really a transitionary year. Since the rebound has begun. You know the blue jays hadn't gotten home yet so you know the the team that is coming back to. Toronto is one that you know. Blues fans haven't gotten a chance to see in person and become familiar with in person the last time. The blue jays plead in toronto. We were discussing whether or not in vlad. Guerrero junior would ever live up to expectations. Pretty funny right How dumb deals conversation seemed now. I think that his emergence is a really important reminder for sports fans about why you have to have patience and it's difficult to have patients write us. You want your team to do well. I understand that in. It's emotional but vladimir guerrero. Junior was a kid when came up and had all the pressure in the world on him was supposed to set the world on fire and he simply needed the major leagues to show him what he didn't know he needed to understand what that meant for him. And how that impacted training routines his personal habits the way he prepared for baseball games all those things and because he wants to be the best player in the world he put in the work to make sure that it would happen. Once he realized what the gaps were in his game. You know to me it's a it's an affirmation of y. You have to have runway even for talented players. Incredibly talented players generational talented young players And you know he certainly rewarding that faith and it's full credit to him you know. He made the decision. He decided that he needed to be accountable to his teammates and he is having a season that is on track to be the greatest offensive season in blue jays history. And it's just absolutely special. What he's doing and it's it's a lot of fun to watch it last question for you. You'll be there. i assume. On july thirtieth. What do you think the atmosphere there is going to be like just based on what. I'm seeing on social media and from the players even. I think it'll be kind of emotional. Oh yeah it's definitely going to be that it's going to be a lot of things to write. Let's keep in mind that july thirtieth is also the trade deadline right and you know if they do something that captures the imagination people. A little bit as well You know it could be an absolutely incredible atmosphere. And you know i think back to twenty fifteen and the day that troy to a whiskey debuted you know. His acquisition was a shock. It just completely spun around the perception of what the blue were what they were trying to accomplish. And when he debuted. It wasn't a sellout crowd. It was fingers into in the thirties. Mid-thirties maybe But the crowd was as electric any that. I can remember because there was just sort of this moment where everybody was like. we've arrived. this is it. This is what we've been waiting for. And i can see there being a similar type of vibe on the thirtieth right you got people who have been locked down for the majority of the past year. Change having seen their baseball team in a long time. You've got a young team. That's seemingly emerging And then coming back for the first time this this reconnection with the club and then you throw him a move or two excitement into the mix. It can be pretty special. I'm excited shai. Thank you for this. And hopefully i see around the ballpark this summer. That's what everybody's hoping for the reconnection with everybody that we've been apart from for a long long time. Appreciate it shaida. Vdi of sports. That was the big story for more from us including all the other episodes make us do about the blue jays because baseball keeps me happy during a pandemic you can head to the big story. Podcast dot ca. You can find us anytime on twitter to chat at the big story f. Pin you can email us. Tell me to stop doing so. Many damn stories about the blue jays by emailing the big story. Podcast all one word at rci dot rogers dot com. If you've made it this far you probably like the show so you can go and show that love in your favorite podcast player apple or google or stitcher or spotify or whichever one you choose please leave a rating. Please do leave a review. Stephanie phillips is the lead producer of the big story ryan clark. Joseph fish are our associate producers. And i'm jordan heath rawlings. Thanks so much for listening. Have a great weekend. Go blue jays. We'll talk monday..
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"The jays had an opportunity to win the game or the other opportunity to tie the game. They ought to an opportunity to to win the game and nothing happened. So that's that's what. That's what frustrates me. I mean it just. It goes back to what we said a couple of weeks ago. I mean no matter if it's the bullpen. No matter if it's the offense right now it just seems like the jase find ways to lose games not one game sent. That's saying nicely as of now you're one game below five hundred and You know you have an opportunity presented like that in the ninth inning. Like that and you can't get none of them home. It's just it's frustrating. I mean we've seen it so many times. Where the jason missed out like that and i also have memories from that The game six in kansas city. Twenty fifteen ale. cs readopt pompeii at third base. Nobody out obviously different team and everything but you couldn't bring them home like it just. There's runners both they're like you. All you have to do is put the ball in play. Pass the pitcher. Obviously because that's been all did put it in play. Technically i don i. Maybe it is harder than it looks. I don't know but That's that's what frustrates me. I mean not not the review calls arm reviewable calls because of course you could make that argument absolutely you can. But they had the opportunity themselves and they didn't do it. That's that's all i. That's that's what i took away from it. That call should be review reviewable. In my opinion i understand that. That's not like the main point of this is found. The main failing of blue jays in the situation like the blue jays never should have been down to one foul tip to win the ball game like that should. It should never get to that point. This team is good enough that they don't have to win that way But in that situation is should have been reviewed. I understand that yes. You can't review every play. There's someplace that are just impossible to review. They're just pure judgment calls but at some point umpires in major league. Baseball hustle recognize the importance in the severity of the situation. Yes it's it's not like phalle tip and you know. I don't know the top of the third with no one on base. This is the bottom of the ninth. This is deciding whether the blue jays tie the game or whether they lose a game there has to be some understanding of the context of the situation. And i think major league baseball should say look. If you want to challenge a striker or ball call you. Want to challenge a foul tip. You wanna challenge whether a ball is foul or fair down the third or first base line go ahead you get one or two of those games so we don't slow it down. Obviously but you just get one of those plays that are supposed to be non reviewable but you just get one in an important situation that you can use and i think that would be a good way around this because of course you know also down the game but you need something to understand or at least maybe the empire's decide to maybe. It's not something where the managers decide to the empire say. Look we don't know what happened. This is a very important moment in this game we need to go to replay it..
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"Hello and welcome to episode one hundred twenty nine of section thirty eight like i'm at a loss for what we talked about with the blue jays right now. It's pretty brutal to be blue. Jay fan and i imagined to be on the team right now but as always joined by bryson jacomb. Yeah i'm not doing very good. You know these last three games as well. Just i don't even know that i'm out of loss for words. I'm shocked you know. Probably three important games. One of the most important games of the month for them before the schedule started to become more favorable on paper and Unfortunately the jays get zero wins out of it. So we'll see what happens from here but yeah Disappointing home sanfer scher. I really thought this would be an easy series. You heard me last time. I said i thought the blues tweet. This and the yankees would roll over but man. Oh man how are you. Jacob see i can take losses. I'm a fan of all the toronto team. So i know it. Losses are like but to lose in the way that they lost three straight days. Oh man that's just it's brutal and maybe this is the first time we see one of those players only meetings since what was it twenty seventeen because something's not right and this team it's embarrassing like i'll put it that way. You can't lose those three games way. You did and make all those mistakes. It just can't happen on a major league field. Yeah the blue jays after three blown leads of leading in the seventh inning or later Every single game of this series. They now lead baseball with ten games They they lose after leading in the seventh inning or later The yankees is the first time in yankees history that they've ever swept a three game series on the road despite trailing in the seventh inning or later in every game i i don't know i don't know there's just this team i i had faith in this too. I think i still have faith in this team. But it's really hard..
"blue jay" Discussed on Jay Bird Watching
"I don't want to bury the lead but you know with with him in another addition in addition the pitching staff. Then i feel confident. In saying look we are at the raise level or a little bit exceeding it I think where prob. If i'm being honest with myself right and i again i hate to be that guy. I just don't know that right. Now we'd we'd win a seven game series against the raz mostly because the starting pitching that we lack offensively it would probably be a high scoring game. I it'd probably be a home run derby but it just who scores the most at that point on maybe if is trotting out game one you feel confident in there but after that it's kind of toss up as it stands right now so i'm a little uncomfortable saying that we're at the raise level. I disagree with that. I'd say we're about at yankee level right now. In terms of hallen in matching on. And i would put the blue jays right now. I think i series could go seven against the i don't even get is at this point. They do play well. That's for sure they have had their last year's outside the rays last year we had the american league is that you know the orioles play so but is i have a good time for you and i'm just going to throw this out here. Who recalls the nineteen ninety-five cleveland indians. Running all the way to the world series nothing but manny ramirez in. Our ballot is weighing at team. Didn't have a ton of pitching and found ways to bludgeon people to tap as far as it goes i looking at this lineup. Anxiety was pulling it off without my head. I couldn't remember who the heck was actually all in that lineup. Forget to go with it but eerily similar in some of the fashion and kenny lofton leading off. Which is you know more or less. I'm going to compare him to what we get when bogus shot more or less. Right speeds speedy player hits vol solid. Gets everything going and kevin video right there. You got those two guys equal in that and then you had manny ramirez rbis scall- jim thome and albert bell really rounded that out. You can make the argument that this lineup looks very scary..
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"The blue jay z. And it's just a very unfortunate situation. I think a lot of people through sports and espn all these other reporters. They've always basically said if you want a good team in canada you have to draft you have to trade or overpay and it just kind of is how it is you know you look at the blue jays. Most of their roster is from international signings or signings our draftkings or something in order to kinda not convinced the player but out of their control. You know obviously you can control if you sign with the team that drafted you but at the same time. They've already selected you so it's just unfortunately with free agency. I'm starting to get a little worried. I was very optimistic and the start of it. Even though even you'll go back to the summer. I didn't think we're going to have a very aggressive free agency. But they said they were optimistic that they would do something. But now as we're seeing. Is you know we thought the the yankees we're going to the blue jays we're going to snag. Dj lemay you from the yankees. Well he kind of you know. He ended up. Going back to the yankees. Even though the blue jays comparably offered him a better amount per year. So it's just is unfortunately we're to seal free agency goes. It's definitely a weird situation to be in because like you said mark. I want obviously the blue jays to be a good team and i think that they they do have the money to spend right now but at the same time. At what point do you draw the line. Saying this is an okay amount of money but anything more than that you know. Maybe it gets player. But it's not worth it in terms of you know the bottom line. Well let's create this like if if the blue jays miss out on george springer like what happens then do they just go all in on like trevor bauer or jt. Romeo like i guess. That's why i'm not totally freaking out yet. Because there's still so many other names on the market like i'm not even pitchers like james paxton. Jay z like these guys are still on the market. So that's why i'm like. It's not the end of the world. If they miss out on. George i get like. That's where i'm that's how. I'm trying to convince myself that that's true so that i don't get too disappointed with the news of springer signing with the mets which i honestly if i'm being honest i it kind of feels like it's inevitable at this point. Yeah exactly i'm not. I'm not panicking yet like you said there are. There is still time. I mean it's not like free or it's not like Spring training and whatnot. Starting next week there is time but it is still just a weird situation. I think the blue jays do miss out. On george springer the fans a lot of them will lose their mind on twitter You know people will say how dare you get us all hyped up for this entire off season and then do nothing as for me. I'm not gonna get angry. Like george springer is a great player..
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"Hello and welcome to episode one hundred of section one thirty eight staking us. I don't know four years to get here but we're finally here as always i'm joined by pricing and jacob power. You guys good thanks. How are you fr- first of all. It's very good to reach the century. Mark it's a pretty big milestone so special episode for sure. And how are you taking great. It's it's it's been a long time coming. It's it's definitely been fun. Well this week we were going to do special episode and then we decided you know. We're kind of rolling with everything happening in free agency. Of course lots of lots of news this week with a couple of guys that the blue jays were interested in signing So we decided just to keep things going. Keep talking 'bout Free agency everything. That's happening with the blue jays so We'll start things off with what we heard. Just a couple hours ago from ken rosenthal. He reported or suggested that the blue jays might be interested in not only signing george springer but also signing michael brantley as well because the two are very strong friends. And we've seen the blue jays interested in springer we've seen them interest in brantley cover ago but we've never seen Both of these rumors kind of intersect in the way they're intersecting now and i mean what do you guys think about the the need for the blue jays to get to outfielders because as it is already we know that the blue jays obviously want an improvement in the outfield. Obviously they have random brisk. They're not happy with. But if they got brantley and springer that would mean taking away at bats taking away playing time from guys like tasker hernandez guys from like lord girl junior maybe if you slide brantley into a designated hitter spot. You're taking away from someone like vladimir guerrero junior depending where he plays whether it's mostly at first base mostly at designated hitter split between the two so it seems like this might be a good idea on paper for the blue jays but it's a little bit flawed in the execution in that it could pose problems on the field. So what do you guys think about this report from. Ken rosenthal yes. I think the same thing that you just said mark this is going to take away time from you know other players whether it be the outfield specifically or you know as designated here i think michael brantley is a good player. Last year he did hit three hundred with a three sixty four basis showing me. He's not a. It's not a bad player by any means. But like you said if first of all i think of george springer or any outfielder comes he's going to take over randall..