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7th Inning Stretch Podcast #27: Man Gushing

podcast itunesAs the Blue Jays creep closer to .500, Asher & Matt discuss the new injuries and what it means for the situations in left field and at second base. Who are some names to consider to fill in at those positions? Should we be worried about Marco Estrada? Does the rise of Dwight Smith Jr mean the demise of Chris Coghlan? We take a quick look at the Kendrys vs Edwin debate, and give some seldom-voiced praise to Josh Donaldson & Roberto Osuna.

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7th Inning Stretch Podcast #26: A Good Problem To Have

podcast itunesAhead of J.A. Happ’s return to the rotation, Matt & Asher discuss the return to health of the Blue Jays’ pitching staff. What to do when everyone is healthy? Does Joe Biagini go back to the bullpen, or start at AAA? What about Francisco Liriano? We also apologize to Justin Smoak, and tip our cap to some under-the-radar achievers.

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7th Inning Stretch Podcast #25: Go-Go Gadget

podcast itunesIn their milestone 25th episode, Asher and Matt reflect on yet ANOTHER Blue Jays injury and lament what to do moving forward. In doing so, they reveal a surprising opinion about Ryan Goins, but also ponder potential roster changes and other musings about later in the season.

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The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #24: April Showers

podcast itunesHours before Marcus Stroman’s reported injury and panic starts anew, Matt and Asher (finally)break down the Blue Jays’ slow start to the season, and who is to blame. What are realistic expectations for the club for the rest of the season? And, as uncomfortable as it is, is it time to start talking about trading Josh Donaldson? Continue Reading »

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On Deck: Blue Jays visit Tampa Bay

The Toronto Blue Jays open a four-game set in Tampa Bay on Thursday night. Here’s everything you need to know to get you set for the matchup. Continue Reading »

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Matt’s Five Fearless Predictions

We started this activity last season, throwing caution to the wind, trying to boldly forecast production for various Blue Jays players in the 2016 season. The results were, uhh, varied, for myself. But pretty good for Asher. So you can probably completely ignore everything I’m predicting below. Continue Reading »

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Meet Your 2017 Toronto Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have named their 25-man Opening Day roster. Now, remember, this is just the group of guys who will suit up on April 3rd in Baltimore. There’s going to be some flux all season due to performance and injury. But the players insist it’s a huge honour to be named to the roster for the first day of the season.

The big news is Roberto Osuna heading to the 10-day disabled list, and Melvin Upton Jr, being outright released.  Let’s take a look at all 25, highlighting both the positives they bring to the club, and the issues that uncertainties that surround them. Continue Reading »