Podcast

The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #28: A Dose of Optimism

The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #28: A Dose of Optimism

After a long hiatus, Matt & Asher are back to discuss September call-ups like Teoscar Hernandez and Richard Urena, as well as other prospects in the Blue Jays’ system. Which young players might be around next season? What role will players like Joe Biagini, Lourdes Gurriel Jr and Carlos Ramirez play? And it’s a September-themed […]

7th Inning Stretch Podcast #27: Man Gushing

7th Inning Stretch Podcast #27: Man Gushing

As 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 […]

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

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

Ahead 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 […]

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

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

In 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.

The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #24: April Showers

Hours 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 […]

The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #23 – Okay Blue Jays, Let’s Play Ball

The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #23 – Okay Blue Jays, Let’s Play Ball

As Spring Training (finally) draws to a close, Asher & Matt discuss some of the Jays injured players and fringe roster decisions. Some players have shown cause for concern—so Dr. DiNic stops by to instruct how worried we should be. And Name That Jay takes an Opening Day twist.

7th Inning Stretch Podcast #21: Spring In Our Step

With Spring Training under way and most of the roster set, Matt & Asher discuss what roles we might expect from Justin Smoak, Steve Pearce, Melvin Upton and Dalton Pompey. Are there any surprises in the bullpen? And which early-21st century catcher does Matt remember so well in Name That Jay?