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With the Blue Jays continuing to dwell in the AL East basement Justin and Patrick vent some frustrations about how the season has gone. Justin discusses the positives like Spencer Horwitz and hopes the team will play their prospects more. Patrick discusses who is to blame for this season's shortcomings and the guys wrap up with some trivia.…
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After 10 days away Justin and Patrick return to discuss the dumpster fire of a season that the Blue Jays are having. Since we last talked: Addison Barger was called up. Bo Bichette hit the IL. Yimi Garcia hit the IL. Orelvis Martinez was called up. Orelvis Martinez was suspended. The guys discuss the current losing streak and where the team can go …
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In the 300th episode of BFMD, Justin and Patrick reminisce about where the podcast began and why they are still doing it. The guys discuss Alek Manoah's strong performance and how much more they need to see to regain trust. Ross Atkins met with the media and was asked some very pointed questions. The guys discuss his responses. Lastly, if things do…
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Even though the Toronto Blue Jays lost 2 of 3 to the Los Angeles Dodgers there are some positive takeaways. Justin and Patrick discuss Kevin Gausman's winning start in game 3, Alejandro Kirk hitting the ball hard 3 times in one game, and the defense continuing to shine. Justin shares his thoughts on why the Jays may be hesitant to change personnel …
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After a soggy end to a tough series loss in Kansas City, Justin and Patrick return to assess the situation. Justin breaks down the team's inability to hit with runners on base, who has struggled the most, and the guys offer suggestions on how to shake up the batting order. The show wraps up with a preview of what to watch for as the Los Angeles Dod…
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The Blue Jays won their 4th series in a row by taking two of three from the Padres. Yariel Rodriguez and Jose Berrios both had strong starts, and Daulton Varsho stayed hot. The concern for the Jays continues to be hitting with runners on base and with the team headed to the cavernous confines of Kansas City they will need to start stringing hits to…
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Justin and Patrick are back to recap a series win against the Yankees that could and probably should have been a sweep for the Blue Jays. The guys share their thoughts on the dismal RISP numbers and on the decision to use Erik Swanson in the 9th inning in game 3. The Jays head out on the road to San Diego and the guys tell you who and what to watch…
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The Blue Jays won the series against the Rockies, and if you ignore the thumping in game 1 things are looking pretty good! Justin and Patrick get into it over why Daniel Vogelbach is on the roster instead of Horwitz, Barger, or Robertson. The guys discuss Yariel Rodriguez, Jose Berrios, and Justin Turner before previewing the upcoming series agains…
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The Blue Jays came close to sweeping the Seattle Mariners in the first home series of 2024 but lost game 3 in extra innings. Justin and Patrick discuss the strong performances from the starting pitchers, Justin Turner, Cavan Biggio, and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. Danny Jansen, Jordan Romano, and Erik Swanson are rehabbing for Buffalo, and Tim Mayza, Aleja…
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After a series split to open the season Justin and Patrick get together to dicuss the good and the bad from the first 4 games. The at bats look competitive, Vladdy is taking walks, and Justin Turner is doing what the Blue Jays signed him to do. The matchups are set for the series against the Astros who lost 4 games to the Yankees to start the seaso…
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In the finale of the 2024 season preview Justin and Patrick discuss the bullpen and what impact the injuries to Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson will have. The guys break down expectations for each reliever and highlight specific areas that will determine their success or failure. Patrick takes us through the lightning round where he and Justin name …
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In part 3 of the BFMD 2024 Blue Jays preview series Justin and Patrick discuss the rotation. What is the concern level with Gausman's health going into the season? How many starts might he miss? Can Berrios and Bassitt deliver repeat years of 2023? Will Yusei Kikuchi put an awful spring behind him? How much can we expect from Bowden Francis, Mitch …
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In part 2 of the season preview series Justin and Patrick discuss what the rest of the position players bring to the lineup after covering the every day players in part 1. Can IKF do enough with the glove to make up for his below average hitting? Will Cavan Biggio or Davis Schneider claim every day roles? Is Ernie Clement a full season big leaguer …
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With the 2024 season around the corner Justin and Patrick bring you a BFMD tradition with their season preview series. This year we are doing things a bit different and dedicating 4 (maybe 5) episodes to adequately discuss each player that will break camp and look to make an impact with the Jays this year. In this episode the guys dicuss the positi…
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Joey Votto is a Blue Jay, and Justin & Patrick are back to break down the signing, the BFMD lore, and the impact Votto could make. The battle for the bench is heating up with both Nathan Lukes and Ernie Clement playing very well so far this spring. Kevin Gausman is back on the mound, and the Jays did take a late run at re-signing Matt Chapman.…
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Justin and Patrick are back to discuss all things Blue Jays. Alek Manoah had a wild start to his spring while Jose Berrios looked solid. Both have added Patrick's favourite pitch to their arsenals ahead of the new season. The guys discuss Vladdy's arbitration and contract comments, and dive into a news story about MLB potentially reducing the numbe…
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Justin and Patrick return with the first episode of 2024 Grapefruit League action. Cody Bellinger re-signed with the Cubs. What does this mean for Matt Chapman? After Nate Pearson and Yosver Zulueta both had blow ups in their first spring appearences, the guys list out their bullpen power rankings based on trust and confidence. Where will mainstays…
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Justin and Patrick are back AND in the best shape of their lives. Okay maybe not, but the guys are thriving off of the news out of Blue Jays camp. Nate Pearson added a splitter, Ricky T added muscle, and the Jays signed a couple of MLB vets to minor league deals. The guys discuss the remaining free agents and Mike Trout saying that he does not want…
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Spring Training has officially opened with pitchers and catchers reporting today in Dunedin. Alek Manoah is in better shape, Don Mattingly grew a beard, Cavan Biggio has tendonitis, and the Jays still don't have a full time third baseman. Justin and Patrick break down everything in the news and discuss the 2024 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame class …
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Justin and Patrick return to recap the three players the Blue Jays have signed so far this month. Kevin Kiermaier is back. Isiah Kiner-Falefa swapped his pinstripes for a blue bird. Yariel Rodriguez of the Cuban national team wants to be a starter and the Jays will give him a chance. The guys also discuss the playing time at 3rd base and starting p…
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Justin and Patrick bring you traditional offseason content with the Blue Jays top prospects report. Using FanGraphs the guys work their way down the list and tell you who they have their eyes on. Do any of these guys have what it takes to make an impact at the MLB level in 2024? In this episode: #31 to #11…
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The Toronto Blue Jays did not sign Shohei Ohtani. He was not on board that plane. He was in Southern California. After losing out on baseball's unicorn the Toronto Blue Jays need to pivot to fill the large holes in their lineup. Justin and Patrick discuss what happened and where they think the Jays should go from here.…
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Justin & Patrick are taking a break from the grading series to give you an update on current news. Sportsnet is parting ways with radio host Ben Wagner. The 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot is out. The Blue Jays are rumoured to be among the final teams in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes. Bo Bichette trade rumours are circulating. The guys give their…
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Justin & Patrick are back with the 2nd of 4 grading episodes. This time the guys are talking relief pitching. The Jays used quite a few options out of the arm barn in 2023 and a lot of them were very effective. Where do the guys rank Jordan Romano among MLB closers? What is Patrick's hot take on Tim Mayza?! Next up: the bats…
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Justin and Patrick return from a three week hiatus to discuss the fact that Guillermo Martinez was not fired. Dave Hudgens was reassigned to Florida and Don Mattingly is now the offensive coordinator. The Jays have offered Matt Chapman a qualifying offer, declined Whit Merrifield's option, and are said to be looking to sign or acquire position play…
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Mark Shapiro spoke on Thursday and while there was some substance to his conference there was also nothing major that was concrete. Justin & Patrick break down what he said, what it means, and what is next for the team. The guys look throw the 2024 roster and offer their thoughts on potential outcomes for players.…
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After a series win at the Trop the Blue Jays find themselves in control of the second Wild Card spot heading into the final week of the season. It will be a repeat week against the Yankees and Rays but all six hames will be in Toronto. Vladdy came alive on Sunday and George Springer was involved with the bat and the glove. Can the Jays lock up thei…
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After a hurricane stopped them from recording last weekend Justin and Patrick return to cover the past week of Blue Jays games. From the lows of the sweep against Texas to the highs of the current 5 game win streak the guys cover it all. Updates on Vladdy's knee are positive, another wrinkle in the Manoah saga adds even more intrigue.…
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After a sweep of the Royals the Jays now find themselves in the second Wild Card position in the American League. Justin and Patrick break down the weekend's games and preview the biggest series of the year to date against the Texas Rangers. The guys look at the pitching matchups, discuss Jose Berrios' turnaround year, and highlight some key injuri…
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The Toronto Blue Jays head to Oakland for a three game set after taking two of three in Denver. Bo Bichette is nearing a return but the Jays will be without Danny Jansen after the catch suffered a broken finger on a foul ball. Spencer Horwitz, Ernie Clement, and Davis Schneider all chipped in big time for the Jays. The offence will need everyone to…
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After a week of .500 baseball the Blue Jays find themselves 2.5 games out of a playoff spot. As they head out on the road for 6 games against two of MLB's worst teams Justin and Patrick discuss what's happened recently and what is to come. The guys discuss the future of Matt Chapman and speculate on who the team will add to the roster when it expan…
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Justin & Patrick discuss Vladdy's potential injury, Ryu's brilliance, Bo's return, and other tidbits from a series win in Cincy. Genesis Cabrera has turned it around since he was traded to the Jays. The guys discuss what the biggest changes have been. It's a huge series against the division leading Orioles. With the Jays on the outside looking in t…
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With the Blue Jays trading wins and losses over the past week they find themselves only a half game ahead of a surging Mariners team for the final Wild Card position. Justin & Patrick discuss the latest games and preview what needs to happen over the remaining 40 on the schedule. The Jays will get a quartet of reinforcements this weekend as Bo Bich…
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