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Justin Smoak: Every day we feel like it's gonna turn
Originally aired April 19 2017
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Blue Jays facing a "discombobulated" Cardinals squad
April 26 2017
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold talks to Baseball Central about the likelihood of tonight's game being postponed, the state of the Cardinals on the field, Mike Matheny's job security, how Dexter Fowler is fitting in with the club, and if Carlos Martinez has what it takes to be an ace.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 26 - Wednesday
April 26 2017
Blair and Barker reflect on the Jay's crazy win last night in St. Louis and look ahead to tonight when they play game 2 of the 3 game series. The Jays and Cardinals conversation continues when they talk with Cardinals Beat Writer, Derrick Goold.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 25 - Tuesday
April 25 2017
Blair and Barker open the phone lines to get your opinion on the Blue Jays abysmal start to the season. They also take a look at the farm system and where this team can find it's help.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 24 - Monday
April 24 2017
Blair and Barker discuss Marcus Stroman's CG vs. the Angels and the controversy surrounding his post-game emotional outburst; Buck Martinez also joins them to talk the strange umpiring decisions in yesterdays game.
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Baseball Central
Will the Blue Jays finally get a win streak started?
April 24 2017
Blue Jays' TV voice Buck Martinez provides his insights on Marcus Stroman's "illegal pitch" on Sunday, Stroman's emotional celebration, why tonight the team may string together a pair of wins for the first time this season, and Kevin Pillar's improved bat.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - Monday - April 24
April 24 2017
Blair and Barker discuss Marcus Stroman's CG vs. the Angels and the controvery surrounding his post-game emotional outburts; Buck Martinez also joins them to talk the strange umpiring decisions in yesterdays game.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 21 - Friday
April 21 2017
The guys talk about the Jays series loss to the Red Sox and preview their upcoming road trip.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 20 - Thursday
April 20 2017
Joe Siddall joined Blair & Kevin Barker on Baseball Central to talk about how the Blue Jays can beat Chris Sale today, the trio also talked about the late struggles of Jose Bautista.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 19 - Wednesday
April 19 2017
The guys discuss the Jays loss to the Red Sox and their continuing struggles. Then Justin Smoak comes on to talk about the Jays mindset and how he became a switch hitter.
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Baseball Central
Justin Smoak: Every day we feel like it's gonna turn
April 19 2017
The Blue Jays' 1B discusses the clubhouse atmosphere for his 2-11 team, the influence Chipper Jones had on his career, making the decision to switch from one side of the plate to the other during a game, his mindset when he comes up to the plate.
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Blue Jays get their first taste of the AL East favourite tonight
April 18 2017
The Boston Globe's Alex Speier provides his insights on the Red Sox going with lefty Brian Johnson in the series opener vs. the Jays, how Chris Sale has fit in with the club, Craig Kimbrel's hot start, Pablo Sandoval's bat, and if Boston can win the division without the long ball.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 18, 2017 - Tuesday
April 18 2017
During this hour of Baseball Central Barker, Blair and Brunt chat about the struggling Toronto Blue Jays including the statuses of Donaldson and Happ. Alex Speier joins the show in the second half of the hour to talk about the Boston Red Sox.
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Are the 2017 Blue Jays the 2012 Phillies/2008 Tigers?
April 17 2017
MLB Network's Jon Morosi shares his thoughts on when the Jays would change their approach from trade deadline buyer to seller, how John Gibbons can help turn the team's fortunes around, if fans should be concerned that Toronto just lost it "overnight," and if Joe Biagini's role may change.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 17, 2017 - Monday
April 17 2017
Blair and Barker start the show by talking about the Jay's struggles and everything contributing to it. Jay's talk continues with, Jon Paul Morosi, who says their best trade pieces are fan favourites and touches on Happ's injury among other topics.
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Baseball Central
Kevin Barker's Bundesliga picks: Week 29
April 14 2017
Hey soccer fans! Baseball Central's Kevin Barker does all the research for you when it comes to which clubs will emerge victorious in the German league this week.
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Baseball Central - April 14, 2017 - Friday
April 14 2017
Blair and Barker take phone calls regarding the Jays during the first half of the hour. Blue Jay's first base prospect, Rowdy Tellez, joins the show to share his experiences so far with the team.
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Baseball Central
Rowdy Tellez on getting one step closer to the Big Leagues
April 14 2017
The Jays' 1B prospect chats to Baseball Central about the MLB club's poor start, mindset of starting the year in AAA, the biggest difference from AA ball, his conversations with Troy Tulowitzki, and what he learned from Tim Raines about base running.
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Baseball Central - April 13 - Thursday
April 13 2017
The guys talk about the continuing slump the Jays are in and their approach at the plate. Then Jon Paul Morosi comes on to talk about the Blue Jays and if all hope is lost.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 12 - Wednesday
April 12 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker recap the Jays Opening Day loss to the Brewers and discuss how guys like Jose Bautista and Russell Martin need to fix their approach in order to rebound after their slow start.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 11 -Tuesday
April 11 2017
Setting up the Blue Jays' Home Opener vs. the Brewers; Concerns about 1-5 Jays; Brewers TV analyst Bill Schroeder with his assessment of the rebuilding club in the young season.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 11 -Tuesday
April 11 2017
Setting up the Blue Jays' Home Opener vs. the Brewers; Concerns about 1-5 Jays; Brewers TV analyst Bill Schroeder with his assessment of the rebuilding club in the young season.
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Baseball Central
Blue Jays hosting a Brewers club in the middle of a rebuild
April 11 2017
Brewers' TV analyst Bill Schroeder joins Baseball Central to assess the club ahead of their series vs. the Blue Jays, why the team took a chance on Eric Thames, Wily Peralta heading the rotation, and Ryan Braun keeping his talent in Wisconsin.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 10, 2017 - Monday
April 10 2017
Radio voice of the Toronto Blue Jays, Jerry Howarth, joins the show and talks about the team's early season struggles. The Jay's conversation continues after their talk as they touch on other stories surrounding the team.
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Baseball Central
Let the Blue Jays settle in at home before you read too much into their rough start
April 10 2017
Blue Jays' radio voice Jerry Howarth joins Baseball Central to provide his take on the Blue Jays' 1-5 record, the lineup's inability to come through with key hits, Josh Donaldson's health, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia catching Francisco Liriano.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 7, 2017 - Friday
April 07 2017
MLB Insider, Shi Davidi, joins Blair and Barker to talk about the Jays; Stroman verses Sanchez and if Biagini can be a closer. The Jay's conversation continued into the second half of the show when they touch on other topics surrounding the team.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 6 - Thursday
April 06 2017
Re-cap on Jays opening series with Baltimore. Tom Foley joins the show to discuss why the Rays have had success against the Jays in the past, Longoria and how he's still elite, and what the Jays will face Snell.
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Baseball Central
Getting an overview of the Rays from their bench coach
April 06 2017
Tom Foley guests on Baseball Central to share his thoughts on why his club has owned the Jays over the past several years, a quick assessment of the team, expectations for Corey Dickerson, getting more innings out of Blake Snell, the person that is Evan Longoria, where to bat Kevin Kiermaier, and Brad Miller finding a home at second base.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 5 - Wednesday (revised)
April 05 2017
Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada recaps his Opening Day start & discusses how he prepares himself for games; A look around the MLB; The league's elite teams seem to have gotten better.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 5 - Wednesday
April 05 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker are joined by Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada to recap his opening day start and how he prepares himself for games. They also look around the MLB and talk the improvement of the leagues elite teams.
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Baseball Central
Marco Estrada firm in belief that Blue Jays have the best rotation
April 05 2017
The Jays pitcher talks about pitching Opening Day, his routine before a game, changing the mindset from spring training to regular season, readjusting in Monday's game after giving up a couple of runs, the high expectations for the starting roster, and controlling the speed of his fastball.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 4 - Tuesday
April 04 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker are joined by Jays pitching coach Pete Walker to talk the incredible consistancy of Marco Estrada and the poise under pressure by Joe Biagini. They also debate if the Jays should be bunting more and what changes could be coming
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central prognosticates the 2017 MLB season
April 03 2017
Kevin Barker, Jeff Blair & Stephen Brunt share their predictions regarding division winners, wild card teams, LCS & World Series matchups, individual award winners, and managers who may have a short leash.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 3, 2017 - Monday
April 03 2017
The Toronto Blue Jays open their season this afternoon against the Orioles in Baltimore. Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker along with Stephen Brunt talk about the new baseball campaign on the season debut of the show.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Canada's Greg Hamilton with Mike Wilner
January 14 2017
Head Coach and Director of Baseball Canada Greg Hamilton talks to Blue Jays play-by-play man Mike Wilner about the new roster, and about some returning veterans.
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Podcast
Baseball Central - October 21 - Friday
October 21 2016
It's the final Baseball Central of the season! Jeff and Kevin are joined by MLB Network's Cliff Floyd and Joey Vendetta.
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Baseball Central - October 21 - Friday
October 21 2016
It's the final Baseball Central of the season! Jeff and Kevin are joined by MLB Network's Cliff Floyd and Joey Vendetta.
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Baseball Central
Cliff Floyd on NLCS, Blue Jays' off-season
October 21 2016
MLB Network analyst Cliff Floyd says we've seen a different Clayton Kershaw this postseason, and he expects another strong performance from the left-hander in Game 6 of the NLCS.
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Baseball Central - Ocotber 20 - Thursday
October 20 2016
Tribe eliminates the Blue Jays in 5 games in the ALCS; Putting a bow on the Jays' season with FOX Sports/MLB Network's Jon Morosi.
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Baseball Central
Putting a bow on the 2016 Toronto Blue Jays
October 20 2016
FOX Sports' MLB insider Jon Morosi believes Jose Bautista's subpar season might mean that the Jays' $17.2 million option on the slugger may be his best bet - but isn't sure if retaining the slugger is ideal for the team.
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Baseball Central - October 19 - Wednesday
October 19 2016
Blue Jays stay alive in the ALCS; Dodgers executive Ned Colletti on the factors that has his club up 2-1 in the NLCS; Jose Bautista gives the Indians some fuel for fire with his comments about their Game 5 starter.
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Ned Colletti: Dodgers playing like their manager
October 19 2016
Dodgers' executive Ned Colletti shares his thoughts on why Dave Roberts should be the NL Manager of the Year, Clayton Kershaw's stellar postseason, the impact of young SS Corey Seager & the value of Justin Turner.
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Baseball Central - October 18 - Tuesday
October 18 2016
MLB.com columnist Richard Justice on Tribe on the verge of sweeping Jays thanks in large part to Terry Francona's bullpen management; What does John Gibbons & Co. need to do in order to extend the ALCS?
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Baseball Central
What's fuelling the Cleveland Indians postseason run?
October 18 2016
MLB.com's Richard Justice discusses the bullpen management by Terry Francona in Game 3 of the ALCS, the scouting job done by the Indians on the Blue Jays, and the decisions ahead for Mark Shapiro.
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Baseball Central
Andrew Miller flummoxing the Blue Jays' bats
October 17 2016
Fangraphs' Eno Sarris guests on Baseball Central to discuss Cleveland Indians' relief pitcher Andrew Miller's ability to shut down the Toronto Blue Jays in the first two games of the ALCS.
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Baseball Central - October 17 - Monday
October 17 2016
Jays rotation solid in Cleveland but team heads back to Toronto down 0-2 in ALCS thanks to inability to score; Fangraphs' Eno Sarris on Andrew Miller's ability to shut down the Jays.
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