Baseball Central

With Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker

Seasonal - Monday to Friday 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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baseballcentral@sportsnet590.ca
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - Jul 17th - Monday
Originally aired July 17 2017
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 21 - Thursday
September 21 2017
Ben Wagner joins Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker to discuss calling his first Blue Jays game and the development of prospect Teoscar Hernandez.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 20 - Wednesday
September 20 2017
Jeff & Kevin discuss the pending Marco Estrada contract extension, and have a chat with Blue Jays releif pitcher Carlos Ramirez.
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Carlos Ramirez flourishing after frustration
September 20 2017
The reliever talks about being converted from a position player to a pitcher, when he started to become comfortable with his new role, how much work is done on his delivery, how being a former hitter aides him, developing his pitches, and the key to his successful transition from the minors to majors.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 19 - Tuesday
September 19 2017
MLB about to set a single season home run record; Sportsnet.ca MLB columnist Shi Davidi on pace of play.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 18, 2017
September 18 2017
Jeff and Stephen talk Jays, Cliff Floyd calls in to talk NL race, wild card race and Josh Donaldson's contract
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 15 - Friday
September 15 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' struggles at the plate, and are joined by Minnesota Twins Sr. VP/GM Thad Levine!
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Baseball Central
Twins GM: Guidance from vets keeping team in playoff race
September 15 2017
Thad Levine discusses his mindset when it came to his trade deadline moves, the value of having Bartolo Colon, the talent that is Byron Buxton, Paul Molitor's role in the squad's success, and if his team went through a philosophical shift this season.
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Baseball Central
Vancouver Canadians manager on bringing a baseball title to Canada
September 14 2017
Rich Miller, manager of the Blue Jays' Class A short season affiliate, joins Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker to discuss what led his club to win the Northwest League championship, and to provide a scouting report on some of the players who may be part of the MLB club's future.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 14 - Thursday
September 14 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' loss to the Orioles last night, and look back on Marcus Stroman's season; Rich Milller, manager of the Vancouver Canadians, joins the show to discuss the team's fourth NWL title in seven years!
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 13 - Wednesday
September 13 2017
Richard Urena impressing with his September call-up; What's the role for Joe Biagini?; Shohei Otani to join MLB next season; Dodgers break losing streak; Indians going for 21 straight wins.
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Baseball Central
Diamondbacks president & CEO finds success a season later than expected
September 12 2017
Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker place a call to Derrick Hall to touch on the impact J. D. Martinez has had since joining the club, when his group finally put it together on the field, Zack Greinke's improvement this season, and possibly facing the Dodgers in the postseason.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 12 - Tuesday
September 12 2017
Blair and Barker talk the Jays' 2018 schedule, plus talk to Derrick Hall, Diamondbacks CEO!
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 11 - Monday
September 11 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker are joined by Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker to discuss Aaron Sanchez's off-season plan, Roberto Osuna's struggles, & more; Indians radio voice Jim Rosenhaus joins the show to discuss the team's 18 game win streak.
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Baseball Central
Pete Walker: Currently Anderson is "Mark Buehrle with better stuff"
September 11 2017
Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker ring up the Blue Jays pitching coach to chat about Aaron Sanchez's off-season plan, the makeup of the baseballs in 2017, Roberto Osuna's rollercoaster season, Brett Anderson's solid performances thus far, and how much more Marcus Stroman can improve.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 8 - Friday
September 08 2017
Jonah Keri spoke with Jeff and Kevin to discuss how the Jays will look if they dont address their issues "externally" this offseason, says that the Jays should trade Osuna, and explains why the Dodgers are just going through a regression at a bad time
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Baseball Central
Not much to smile about with the big club, but pretty sunny with Jays prospects
September 07 2017
Gil Kim, Director of Player Development for the Blue Jays, talks about whether the struggles of the MLB club introduces a sense of urgency when it comes to bringing up prospects, if 3B is the spot for Vladimir Guerrero Jr., how Guerrero & Bo Bichette have handled all the attention, the philosophical take of his department, Rowdy Tellez taking a step back, the value of winning in the minors, and the scouting report on Nate Pearson.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 7 - Thursday
September 07 2017
Gil Kim joins Jeff and Barker to talk some baseball.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 6 - Wednesday
September 06 2017
Blair and Barker break down the Blue Jays 19 inning loss and chat with Alex Speier of the Boston Globe
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 5 - Tuesday
September 05 2017
Assessing Teoscar Hernandez after a few games with the Jays; Jays-Orioles series was about pitching; Ex-MLB All-Star Shawn Green on difficulty of hitting 4 HRs in a game.
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Baseball Central
Shawn Green on why there's more perfect games than 4 homer ones
September 05 2017
Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker talk to the former MLB All-Star about being one of only 18 players to hit 4 HRs in a game, the art of hitting to the opposite field, the application of the defensive shift, and the Dodgers hitting a wall.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 4 - Monday
September 04 2017
Dan Riccio and Arden Zwelling are joined by the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond to take a look around MLB, discuss Wild Card races, and the Dodgers' dominance; Vancouver Canadians' manager Rich Miller talks being named NWL manager of the year!
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Baseball Central
Blue Jays farm report: Vancouver Canadians
September 04 2017
Rich Miller, the manager of the Blue Jays' Short-Season A affiliate, talks about his club's success this season, expectations for RHP Nate Pearson, SS Logan Warmoth, C Riley Adams & 1B Kacy Clemens, and the challenge of getting a team to bond in just a few dozen games.
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Baseball Central
Brett Anderson on his speed, battling injuries, unusual hand, and Donaldson the catcher
September 01 2017
The Blue Jays starter discusses his quick pace on the mound, his objectives upon joining Toronto, the way he throws the breaking ball, managing his back issues, transitioning to a new organisation relatively late in the season, and how Josh Donaldson was as a catcher when they played together in Oakland.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - September 1 - Friday
September 01 2017
Dan Duquette, Executive VP of Baseball Operations for Baltimore Orioles, talks about bringing players up from the minors; Brett Anderson, pitcher for the Blue Jays, talks about making his way through the farm team to the Blue Jays team.
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Baseball Central
Starting pitching, young talent has Dan Duquette's squad in the Wild Card picture
September 01 2017
The executive VP of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles joins Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker to touch on what kept his club in the Wild Card race, September call-ups, the contributions from non-waiver trade deadline acquisition, and if Jonathan Schoop & Trey Mancini can maintain their level of play.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 31 - Thursday
August 31 2017
Jeff and Barker talk the day's action, the dismal Blue Jays game, and they take your calls!
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 30 - Wednesday
August 30 2017
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale reaches 1,500 strikeouts as he domininates the Blue Jays . . . again; Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan on the need for MLB to enact a DUI policy.
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Baseball Central
MLB should enact a policy when it comes to DUI
August 30 2017
Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan chats with Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker regarding how MLB deals with players involved with DUIs, and how current team penalties play out.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 29, 2017 - Tuesday
August 29 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker discuss how the Jays can improve for next season; Richard Justice joins the show and discusses how Hurricane Harvey can have mega implications on the Houston Astros bid for the playoffs
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Baseball Central
Maintaining AL lead not at the top of Astros' mind right now
August 29 2017
MLB.com national baseball writer Richard Justice talks to Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker about the thought process behind moving the Astros home games to Tropicana Field, the Rangers refusing to flip their home series with Houston, and Tropical Storm Harvey forcing A. J. Hinch's squad to hit one long road trip.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 28 - Monday
August 28 2017
Enough of Joe Biagini as a bullpen arm?; WEEI's Rob Bradford on on Red Sox not running away with the AL East as expected.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 25 - Friday
August 25 2017
Guest-host Ben Ennis and Kevin Barker breakdown the Yankees/Tigers brawl, and are joined by Blue Jays TV analyst Pat Tabler to recap the team's series vs. the Rays and look ahead to their three-game set against the Twins.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 24 - Thursday
August 24 2017
Miami Herald's Clark Spencer talks former Marlin and current Blue Jay Tom Koehler; JP Morosi talks general MLB news around the league!
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Baseball Central
Get to know newest Blue Jays pitcher Tom Koehler
August 24 2017
Clark Spencer, beat writer for the Miami Herald, joins Baseball Central with Mike Wilner and Ben Nicholson-Smith to talk about the latest pitcher to make a start for the Blue Jays, Tom Koehler, who used to play for the Miami Marlins.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 23 - Wednesday
August 23 2017
Ben Ennis (in for Jeff Blair) and Kevin Barker interview John Schneider, Manager of the Dunedin Blue Jays on the young players in the system!
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Dunedin Blue Jays manager John Schneider previews pipeline of young talent
August 23 2017
Manager of the Dunedin Blue Jays, John Schneider joined Ben Ennis and Kevin Barker on Baseball Central to talk about the young players in the minor league systems for the Blue Jays, including Max Pentecost, Vlad Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and when these players (and more) will be potentially called up to the big leagues.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 22 - Tuesday
August 22 2017
Rays radio voice Dave Wills joins Ben Ennis (who is in for Jeff Blair) and Kevin Barker to preview the Blue Jays-Rays series!
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 21 - Monday
August 21 2017
Ben Ennis is in for Jeff Blair, as he and Kevin Barker talk the latest developments in the baseball world!
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 18 - Friday
August 18 2017
Mark Gonzales, Cubs beat writer for the Chicago Tribune, joins Jeff and Kevin to talk the rare Cubs/Blue Jays series at Wrigley!
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Baseball Central
Expectations high, but Alex Anthopoulos appreciating what Dodgers already accomplished
August 17 2017
The Los Angeles Dodgers VP of baseball operations joins Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker to discuss the influence manager Dave Roberts has on the club, the timeline for Clayton Kershaw's return, staying motivated with the division pretty much wrapped up, Alex Wood's fantastic season, and what he learned about Yu Darvish since his acquisition.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 17 - Thursday
August 17 2017
Alex Anthopoulos, VP of Baseball Operations for the LA Dodgers, joins Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker to talk about his team's winning record, the playoffs being what matters and where Clayton Kershaw's recovery from injury.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 16 - Wednesday
August 16 2017
Jeff and Kevin talk about the Jays series with the Rays; The Miami Herald's Clark Spencer talks Giancarlo Stanton.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 15 - Tuesday
August 15 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker give their insight on the Blue Jays who now sit 3.5 games back of a playoff spot; Raffy Lopez, Jays catcher, talks about his recent call-up to the big club.
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Baseball Central
Perseverance and fun brought Raffy Lopez to Blue Jays
August 15 2017
The Blue Jays catcher provides his thoughts on dealing with established pitchers, the biggest adjustment when it comes to working with a new pitcher, the key to his defence, taking at-bats in the majors, his relationship with Chris Rowley, what makes Aaron Loup effective, and to provide a little bit of his personal background.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - August 14th - Monday
August 14 2017
Dewayne Staats talks about the Tampa Bay Rays and their recent strugles at the plate
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