Baseball Central

With Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker

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

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Lower velocity means Blue Jays should expect more variety from Chris Tillman
Originally aired May 19 2017
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Baseball Central - July 21 - Friday
July 21 2017
Buck Martinez spoke with the guys to discuss the Jays' current situation
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Baseball Central - July 20 - Thursday
July 20 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk about the Jays ahead of their game with the Red Sox. Joe Siddall appears as a guest.
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Baseball Central - July 19, 2017
July 19 2017
Jeff and Kevin talk about the Jays series vs. the Red Sox, if the Jays should be sellers and what a rebuild would really mean
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - July 18 - Tuesday
July 18 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker discuss the effectiveness of team meetings and Marcus Stroman's rare collapse; Former MLB player, Cliff Floyd joins the show, he shares his insight on what the second half of the season might bring for the rookie Aaron Judge
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - Jul 17th - Monday
July 17 2017
Kevin Barker and Jeff Blair talk about what the Jays are gonna do before the trade deadline and how starting pitching has sucked; Bruce Levine from 670 the score in Chicago talks about the Cubs and if they still have moves to make before trade deadline
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Baseball Central - July 14 - Friday
July 14 2017
Setting up the second half of the MLB season; Blue Jays voice Jerry Howarth on the outlook for the squad for remainder of 2017.
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Baseball Central - July 13 - Thursday
July 13 2017
Blair and Barker talk about the Quintana deal and ask callers which Blue Jay is the most likely to be traded; Anthony Alford, Outfielder/DH for the Dunedin Blue Jays, talks about his return to action seven weeks after suffering a hamate fracture.
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Anthony Alford feeling good with rehab progress
July 13 2017
The Blue Jays prospect guests on Baseball Central to discuss his return to action with the Dunedin Blue Jays after missing seven weeks due to a hamate fracture sustained in a May 23rd contest against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Baseball Central - July 12 - Wednesday
July 12 2017
Noah Naylor, Canadian Junior National Baseball Team Catcher, talked with Jeff to discuss his weekend at the MLB All-Star Game
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Noah Naylor loved every moment of his All-Star experience
July 12 2017
The Canadian Junior National Team Catcher discusses participating in the Junior home run derby at Marlins Park as part of the All-Star Game festivities, some of the conversations he had with Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton & Salvador Pérez, how he compares vs. his brother Josh (a Padres prospect), and keeping his success in perspective.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - July 10 -Monday
July 10 2017
Jeff and Blair talked about tonight's homerun derby, as well as how the Blue Jays should approach the next couple of weeks
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Count Jeff Passan as another person who can't figure out the Jays
July 10 2017
The Yahoo! Sports MLB columnist joins Baseball Central to share his takes on the amount of home runs & strikeouts during the first half of the season, the use of shifts, whether the Blue Jays should be a significant seller, the stunning fall of the Cubs, and teams which may be active before the trade deadline.
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Baseball Central - July 7 - Friday
July 07 2017
Jays beat MLB-leading Astros in series opener; Jays management thinks window to win is still open?; Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick on team's success.
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Jake Marisnick on his league-leading Astros
July 07 2017
The Houston Astros outfielder guests on Baseball Central to discuss his club's success on the road, the impact of adding Brian McCann & Carlos Beltran, being part of the blockbuster Marlins-Blue Jays trade in 2012, the club's heavy use of analytics, the talent that is Jose Altuve, and his versatility.
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After a year of rehab, Cal Quantrill's MLB dream back on track
July 06 2017
The Canadian pitcher chats with Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker about his participation in the 2017 MLB Futures Game, his solid ERA this season despite playing a hitter's league & coming off of Tommy John surgery, his timetable for making the majors, and appreciating what his father Paul had to go through in his journey to the big leagues.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - July 6 - Thursday
July 06 2017
Jeff & Kevin took calls from listeners. Cal Quantrill joined the show to discuss playing in the MLB Futures Game
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What's with all these pitchers getting blister injuries?
July 05 2017
Rob Neyer, co-author of the "The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers," guests on Baseball Central to discuss the amount of pitchers suffering through blisters this season, and the record setting pace of home runs.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - July 5 - Wednesday
July 05 2017
Marco Estrada having mechanical issues?; Why can't Josh Donaldon hit?; A couple of trade destinations for Justin Smoak; Rob Neyer, co-author of the 'The Neyer/James Guide to Pitchers,' on the amount of pitchers suffering through blisters.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - July 4th - 12pm
July 04 2017
Joe Siddall spoke about the Jays' matchup against the Yankees
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Joe Siddall: MLB needs to listen to Stroman's concern
July 04 2017
The Blue Jays radio analyst (and ex-MLB catcher) provides his insights on Marcus Stroman's allegation that there's an "epidemic" of blister issues with pitchers, the record pace of home runs, the batting lineup, Josh Donaldson's struggles at the plate, why it appeared Kendrys Morales was chasing the same pitch vs. Masahiro Tanaka, and umpire Angel Hernandez suing MLB.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - July 3rd, Monday
July 03 2017
Mike Wilner and Shi Davidi host; Ross Atkins talks about the status of injured players and Montero joining the team; Ben Badler talks Jays farm system and international signings
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Blue Jays aggressive in the international talent market
July 03 2017
Baseball America's Ben Badler joins Baseball Central to provide his assessment on how the Blue Jays did on the first day of the international signing period, what trends he's noticed from teams scouting outside of North America, and the difficulty of projecting success for these players.
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Ross Atkins: Our players were embarrassed, but they're keeping perspective
July 03 2017
The Blue Jays GM talks about the decision to acquire Miguel Montero, his club's brutal weekend vs. the Red Sox, an offence largely not performing up to career averages, the impact of losing Devon Travis, when Aaron Sanchez will return to Toronto, his plan ahead of trade deadline, and the development of Bo Bichette & Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - June 30 - Friday
June 30 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk about the Blue Jays and Orioles series where Orioles won 2 of three; Dan Shulman, Blue Jays play-by-play, talks about players criticizing team mates, baseballs being loaded and the Blue Jays needing to get younger.
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Acceptance of failure key part of Justin Smoak's success
June 29 2017
The Blue Jays' first baseman talks about what led to his All-Star calibre season thus far, his defensive game, the support he's received for his bid to go to the All-Star Game, and adjusting to his new lineup spot.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - June 29th, 2017
June 29 2017
Jeff Blair, David Barker talk about the Jays series with the Orioles; Jays first baseman Justin Smoak talks about playing in the all statr game
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Baseball Central - June 28 - Wednesday
June 28 2017
Jeff & Kevin are joined by Baltimore Orioles play-by-play man Gary Thorne as the Jays and Orioles' series continues.
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Will the Orioles deal the face of their franchise?
June 28 2017
Orioles' TV voice Gary Thorne talks to Baseball Central about the team's concerns with its starters, the AL East being up for grabs, the leadership of Adam Jones, the talent that is Jonathan Schoop, whether Manny Machado will be dealt anytime soon, and the relief provided by Mychal Givens.
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Baseball Central - June 27 - Tuesday
June 27 2017
Listeners call in with any baseball-related questions for Kevin Barker.
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Baseball Central - June 26 - Monday
June 26 2017
Blair and Barker talk about the Blue Jays next series and talks about their picks for each division in the MLB; Arash Madani, Sportsnet Reporter, talks about Roberto Osuna feeling anxious, not relying on the home run and the changes in the line up.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - June 23 - Friday
June 23 2017
Baseball Central with Ben Ennis, who is in for Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker and talk about the Blue Jays not getting to .500; Jonah Keri, MLB Insider for Sportsnet, talks about the competitive AL East and about Troy Tulowitzki's time in Toronto.
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Jonah Keri on the trouble with Tulo & Estrada
June 23 2017
After some BBQ talk, the Sportsnet.ca contributor shares his takes on Troy Tulowitzki's offensive numbers this season, Marco Estrada's rough month, the Yankees recent slide, and the Orioles approaching an unfortunate record.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - June 22 - Thursday
June 22 2017
Dwight Smith Jr., Toronto Blue Jays outfielder talks to Blair and Barker about his leg kick while batting; Cliff Floyd, MLB analyst for MLB Network, talks about the Blue Jays shaking up the line up and their chances of making playoffs.
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Spending a few minutes with Blue Jay Dwight Smith Jr.
June 22 2017
The Blue Jays outfielder provides his insights on the mood of the club with the batting lineup change instituted Wednesday, his employment of the leg kick, adapting to the Big Leagues, and the advice he received from his father (who played 8 years in MLB).
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Baseball Central - June 21st Wednesday
June 21 2017
Ben Ennis filling in for Jeff Blair talks all things Jays and the what has happened and is going to happen in this series with the Rangers. Pat Tabbler joins to talk aboutthe Jays who are struggling right now
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Getting a scouting report on the likely NL ROY from Alex Anthopoulos
June 20 2017
The Dodgers VP of Baseball Operations joins Baseball Central @ Noon to discuss the fantastic rookie season Cody Bellinger is enjoying thus far, what stands out about the 1B/DH, and if he would be OK with Bellinger partaking in the home run derby.
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Baseball Central - June 20 - Tuesday
June 20 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk about the Blue Jays as they try and reach .500 for the eighth time this season, they also weigh in on the Justin Smoak debate: should he be moved up in the order?; Alex Anthopolous, LA Dodgers baseball executive, joins the
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Baseball Central - June 19 - Monday
June 19 2017
Blair and Barker take calls during Baseball Central; In the second half, Evan Grant, Rangers Writer at Dallas Morning News, talks about the Toronto Blue Jays series against the Texas Rangers.
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Blue Jays very familiar with Mississauga's Cooper Davis
June 16 2017
The Jays draft pick & GTA native talks to Baseball Central about when he first knew Toronto was interested in his talents, his abilities when it comes to bunting & stealing, having to decide whether to go pro, his favourite MLB player, and when he believed he had what it took to make baseball a career.
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Baseball Central - June 16 - Friday
June 16 2017
Bruce Levine, baseball analyst for WSCR-AM, talks about the Chicago White Sox rebuilding their team; Cooper Davis, Toronto Blue Jays 25th Round Draft Pick, talks to Blair and Barker about being drafted by the Blue Jays and what's next for him.
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What pieces will depart the White Sox soon?
June 16 2017
The Score 670's Bruce Levine joins Baseball Central to discuss how people in Chicago are viewing the rebuild with the White Sox, and the trade values for starter José Quintana, closer David Robertson & 3B Todd Frazier.
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Baseball Central - June 15 - Thursday
June 15 2017
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk about bunting, hitting the ball and Dwight Smith Jr.; Dan Shulman, Toronto Blue Jays broadcaster talks about the Blue Jays and about Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher, and his work in the community.
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National Team experience gave Adam Hall a step up
June 14 2017
The Canadian Junior National Team SS joins Baseball Central to share his thoughts about being drafted 60th overall by the Baltimore Orioles, his journey to becoming a baseball player, whether his plans to attend Texas A&M, and how playing for the national team helped his stock.
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Baseball Central - June 14 - Wednesday
June 14 2017
Kevin Barker and Jeff Blair discuss the Blue Jays struggling offense versus the Tampa Bay Rays; Baltimore Oriole's newest prospect, Adam Hall, from London, ON joins the show and talks about being selected 60th overall in the MLB draft.
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Reviewing the Blue Jays performance at the draft
June 13 2017
Baseball America's Hudson Belinsky joins Ben Ennis & Kevin Barker to provide his thoughts on the Blue Jays' picks from last night's MLB Draft.
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