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Recapping Toronto Blue Jays action after ever game and fielding listener texts with hosts Jeff Blair, Kevin Barker and Sho Alli! Don't miss Jays Talk Plus from Monday to Friday with Blake Murphy at 10am-12pm.

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Toronto, ON

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Recapping Toronto Blue Jays action after ever game and fielding listener texts with hosts Jeff Blair, Kevin Barker and Sho Alli! Don't miss Jays Talk Plus from Monday to Friday with Blake Murphy at 10am-12pm.

Language:

English

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One Ted Rogers Way Toronto, Ontario M4Y 3B7 416 870 0590


Episodes
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JTP: What’s The Core & Blue Jay Awards

7/18/2024
Guest hosts Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz talk to Keegan Matheson about who the core of the Blue Jays is going forward (1:15). Manny Randhawa discusses how the postseason has changed with extra wild card spots (28:33). Kennedi Landry provides the state of the Rangers (50:32). In the final segment, Sho and Julia dish out the Blue Jay awards (1:20:37). 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.

Duration:01:39:39

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JTP: Who’s Getting Moved + the AL Playoff Race

7/17/2024
Guest hosts Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz recap the MLB All-Star Game and why this year fell flat. Nick Mingione, head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats, joins to discuss the character and talent of Emilien Pitre and the history of Canadian baseball players at Kentucky (28:14). Dan Shulman ponders which Blue Jays will be dealt ahead of the trade deadline (50:53). In the final segment, Brandon Wile dives in on the playoff race in the American League (1:19:10). 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.

Duration:01:39:57

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JTP: Vladdy’s Future + Micah Nori

7/16/2024
Guest hosts Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz are joined by Shi Davidi (6:27) to recap the Home Run Derby and discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Afterwards, Micah Nori, Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach and father of Phillies prospect Dante Nori, discusses his son’s journey to the big leagues and the importance of being a multi-sport athlete (27:56). Also, Eric Longenhagen catches you up with all the prospects that have entered the Blue Jays farm system (50:56). 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.

Duration:01:39:43

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JTP: The Season So Far + New Blue Jays

7/15/2024
Guest hosts Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz review the Blue Jays season so far and get Ben Shulman’s help looking ahead to management's possible decisions at the trade deadline (29:31). Afterwards, Geoff Pontes (50:33) joins to discuss Trey Yesavage, Khal Stephen and the Canadians drafted in the first few rounds of the MLB Draft. In the final segment, Sho and Julia give their predictions for the Home Run Derby (1:19:15). 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.

Duration:01:39:41

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Vladdy Jr. Leads Jays Into All-Star Break w/ Win + Second Half Bold Predictions

7/14/2024
Sho Alli and Jesse Rubinoff break down the Blue Jays' 8-7 win to wrap up both the series vs. the Diamondbacks and the first half of the season! They take your calls and texts, and get into Yusei Kikuchi's outing - did a fifth inning to forget damage his trade value at all? They discuss DeMarlo Hale's deployment of Chad Green following John Schneider's ejection - does that suggest a different method of managing at play between him and Schneider? Plus, with the All-Star Break upon us, they discuss what to expect from All-Star Week in Texas, and make some second half bold predictions. 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.

Duration:00:47:12

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Snakebitten Jays Get Blown Out in the Desert

7/14/2024
Sho Alli breaks down the Blue Jays' 12-1 blowout loss to the Diamondbacks to lose the series in Arizona at Chase Field. He takes your calls and texts, and chats about the change that likely awaits the Jays in the offseason. Who wears the blame: John Schneider, Ross Atkins, Mark Shapiro, the hitting coaches, the players...or all of the above? Would firing the manager make a difference at this stage? Is a managerial change the last card this front office has to play? Afterwards, he discusses another uneven start from José Berríos and gets into the bullpen getting smoked once again. 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.

Duration:00:49:39

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Jays Blow It Late 2.0, Circle of Trust Shrinks Even Further

7/13/2024
Sho Alli breaks down the Blue Jays' 5-4 walk-off loss to the Diamondbacks to open the three-game series in Arizona. He takes your calls and texts, and gets to Trevor Richards blowing it once more - is he out of the bullpen 'circle of trust'? Is Chad Green, despite his struggles in this game, the only member? Does Génesis Cabrera deserve to replace Richards in that ever-shrinking circle? He gets to the four innings of two-run ball from Yariel Rodríguez - even with the uneven start, how much faith should everyone have in him? Plus, he discusses the small ball offence (from both teams), gets an update on Yimi García, and chats where fans are at when it comes to acceptance of the team's current state. 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.

Duration:00:46:07

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JTP: Inside the Blue Jays’ Draft Process + Joe Hendry

7/12/2024
Blake Murphy is joined by Madison Shipman to discuss the win vs. the Giants, Ernie Clement and more. Afterwards, Russell Dorsey (22:59) explains what he learned about Vladimir Guerrero through his 1on1 interview and how he would approach Toronto’s trade deadline. WWE/TNA Joe Hendry reflects on his rise in the WWE. Nick Piecoro discusses the state of the Arizona Diamondbacks (45:18). In the final segment, Shane Farrell, Director of Amateur Scouting for the Blue Jays, takes us inside the draft operation of the team (1:16:53). 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 affiliate.

Duration:01:39:52

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Gausman Shoves for Seven in San Francisco, Jays Grab Series Win

7/11/2024
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 5-3 win over the Giants to grab a series win out west in San Francisco! They take your calls, and discuss the seven innings from Kevin Gausman - has he righted the ship with two great starts in a row? They get into the injuries to Bo Bichette and Daulton Varsho, how the Buffalo Brigade needs to continue to play more, and what Don Mattingly has brought (or not) to the Jays' offence. 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.

Duration:00:28:57

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JTP: Holy Injuries + Blue Jays Options at #20

7/11/2024
Blake Murphy is joined by Chris Black to recap an injury-riddled win vs. the Giants and discuss what a Blue Jays sell at the trade deadline looks like (26:27). Kiley McDaniel discusses the quality of the MLB Draft and the best prospects for the Blue Jays at 20th (40:06). Meg Rowley gives her thoughts on the Mariners and Blue Jays ahead of the trade deadline and provides a mini preview of the Home Run Derby (1:17:37). 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 affiliate.

Duration:01:39:43

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Clement Drives Home Four, Jays Smoke Giants w/ Massive Sixth Inning

7/11/2024
Sho Alli breaks down the Blue Jays' 10-6 win over the Giants to even this series at one game apiece! He takes your calls and texts, and gets into the sixth inning in which the Jays scored six runs with seven straight hits - was that the best offensive inning of the whole season? He discusses the uneven outing from Chris Bassitt - five innings of three run ball - and gets into the bullpen Circle of Trust. Plus, the Buffalo Brigade continues to play well, including a second straight night featuring a three-run bomb from Ernie Clement - how important is it that Leo Jiménez (if Bo Bichette is injured for a longer period of time) plays more frequently alongside Clement, Davis Schneider, and Spencer Horwitz? 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.

Duration:00:40:10

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JTP: A New Way To Lose & MLB Draft Prep

7/10/2024
Blake Murphy is joined by Shi Davidi to recap the 9th-inning collapse vs. the Giants and look ahead to the trade deadline. Carlos Collazo (25:00) gets you ready for the MLB Draft including who the Blue Jays could grab 20th overall. Michael Baumann (49:44) explains how a new generation of baseball players are utilizing analytics tools to get better. In the final segment, Travis Sawchik participates in a thought exercise: How to rebuild the Blue Jays (1:17:12). 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 affiliate.

Duration:01:39:36

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Kikuchi Carves Giants for 13 Ks, Jays Blow It Late

7/10/2024
Sho Alli breaks down the Blue Jays' 4-3 walk-off loss to the Giants at Oracle Park in San Francisco to kick off this three-game series. He takes your calls and texts, and gets right to Trevor Richards blowing the save in the ninth - why no Chad Green? If Green was unavailable, was Richards the right guy? Did he get hosed by the umpire vs. Tyler Fitzgerald, or does it not matter? Sho also gets into Yusei Kikuchi's 13 Ks (a career-high), and whether or not he should be traded to maximize value before the trade deadline at the end of July. Plus, he chats about Spencer Horwitz needing to play every day, Ernie Clement's three-run shot, and what kind of contract would keep Vladimir Guerrero Jr. a Blue Jay long-term. 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.

Duration:00:35:35

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JTP: Springer’s Turnaround + Updated Jays Top 30

7/9/2024
Blake Murphy is joined by Keegan Matheson to look at George Springer’s journey to finding a groove at the plate and Yariel Rodriguez’s strong recent outings. Geoff Pontes (30:32) discusses Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects including the Blue Jays’ latest top 30. Craig Goldstein (56:32)provides the state of the Dodgers and how Bo Bichette would hypothetically fit. In the final segment, Davy Andrews (1:19:43) analyzes the surging Minnesota Twins and what he’s learned using the MLB’s new bat-tracking data. 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 affiliate.

Duration:01:39:41

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JTP: A Series Win + Ryan Dempster

7/8/2024
Blake Murphy is joined by Chris Leroux to recap the weekend series vs. the Mariners and the bullpens performance. Ben Clemens tosses around some Blue Jays trade ideas (28:01). Ryan Dempster discusses the Cubs, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s hitting and Bo Bichette’s struggles at the plate (49:35). In the final segment, Marney Gellner joins the show ahead of her debut at play-by-by for the Twins to look at the state of the team and touch on the Minnesota Lynx (1:13:45). 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 affiliate.

Duration:01:39:16

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Springer Stays Hot, Jays Win Sea-ries at Rogers Centre West

7/7/2024
Sho Alli and Jesse Rubinoff break down the Blue Jays' 5-4 extra-innings win over the Mariners to take the series in Seattle! They take your calls and texts, and get to the three-run bomb from George Springer - he has been one of baseball's hottest hitters recently, can he keep it going? They discuss the bullpen holding it down for four innings - is Génesis Cabrera now in the Circle of Trust? Plus, they get into what they've liked from Spencer Horwitz, both the good and bad from Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at 3B, Leo Jiménez with his first two MLB hits, and Daulton Varsho driving home the game-winning run in extras. 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.

Duration:00:43:25

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Y-Rod Shoves, Jays Even Series in Seattle

7/6/2024
Sho Alli and Jesse Rubinoff break down the Blue Jays' 5-4 win over the Mariners to even the series at one game apiece in Seattle! They take your calls and texts, and discuss another great outing from Yariel Rodríguez, who allowed just one hit and no runs over six innings of work - is it something he can keep up going forward? They chat about Daulton Varsho turning a terrific double play and his value as a glove-first outfielder, the trusted relievers in Trevor Richards and Chad Green getting hit a bit in the later innings, and which members of the starting rotation should be included in trade proposals going forward. 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.

Duration:00:45:43

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Jays Lose Pitchers' Duel, Fall 10 Games Under .500

7/6/2024
Sho Alli breaks down the Blue Jays' 2-1 loss vs. the Mariners to open the three-game series at T-Mobile Park. He takes your calls and texts, and gets to the six innings of one-run ball from Kevin Gausman - how important is it that he bounced back after his previous outing? Does it really matter when the team is ten games under .500? He gets into the bullpen, including more of Nate Pearson's sinker and Génesis Cabrera continuing to play well, and discusses Luis Castillo carving up the Jays offence as usual. Plus, which players need to be traded at the deadline - beyond the upcoming UFAs, does anyone else carry a lot of trade value? 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.

Duration:00:35:18

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JTP: Who’s Getting Traded Where + Brent Lavallee

7/5/2024
Blake Murphy is joined by Ben Nicholson-Smith to go through teams that could show interest in Blue Jays players (20:19). Brent Lavallee discusses his Vancouver Canadians roster and what’s behind their 10-3 start to the season. Andrea Arcadipane previews the Seattle Mariners and breaks down what is behind Julio Rodriguez's struggles at the plate. (49:52). In the final block, Kevin Michie discusses the state of the Blue Jays and previews WWE’s Money in the Bank event in Toronto this weekend (1:20:31). 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 affiliate.

Duration:01:39:50

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Jays Lose Series vs. Astros, Slip Nine Games Below .500

7/4/2024
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 5-3 loss in the series finale vs. the Astros to wrap up a series loss. They take your calls, and get into the start from Chris Bassitt, who allowed three earned runs over five innings of work - what was up Bassitt's strange outing? They discuss the terrific work Spencer Horwitz has been doing with the bat, and get into the bullpen's performance as well. Plus, they chat about the team being nine games under .500, and how a rebuild is now impossible to ignore. 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.

Duration:00:58:34