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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 - May 23 - Tuesday
May 23 2017
Arden Zwelling and Mike Wilner are today's hosts and talk about the Jay's starting rotation, Jay's injury updates and also take calls from listeners. Brewers hitting coach Darnell Coles joins the show ahead of tonight's game against the Jays.
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Baseball Central
Blue Jays face the bats of Thames & Co.
May 23 2017
Brewers hitting coach Darnell Coles chats with Arden Zwelling & Mike Wilner about who was on the on deck circle when Joe Carter hit his World Series home run, his time as a Blue Jay, advice on facing Marcus Stroman, dealing with a reliever-turned-starter in Joe Biagini, and the tremendous season Eric Thames is enjoying thus far.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 22 - Monday
May 22 2017
Blue Jays avoid sweep vs. Orioles; Farm report from Blue Jays Director of Player Development, Gil Kim; MLB news & notes.
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Checking in on the Blue Jays farm system with Gil Kim
May 22 2017
The Blue Jays' Director of Player Development joins Arden Zwelling & Shi Davidi to provide a scouting report on some of the club's top prospects, including Anthony Alford, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. & Bo Bichette, and discusses the challenge of knowing when to promote players.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 19 - Friday
May 19 2017
Kevin Barker and Ben Ennis are the hosts of Baseball Central today and recap the Jay's 9-0 win yesterday over the Braves that included a Stroman home run. Mike Bordick joins the show to preview the Jay's and Oriole's series that starts tonight.
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Baseball Central
Lower velocity means Blue Jays should expect more variety from Chris Tillman
May 19 2017
Orioles TV analyst Mike Bordick on the club's recent run of one run losses, Chris Tillman's adjustments since his return from injury, expectations for ex-Jays prospect Miguel Castro, Seth Smith's play, the prognosis for Manny Machado, and his assessment of the AL East thus far.
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Baseball Central - May 18 - Thursday
May 18 2017
Jays continue their ugly play in Atlanta; Strange timing for a bat flip Jose Bautista; Tough schedule ahead for Toronto makes it that much tougher to get head above water; May we see Anthony Alford get called up this year?
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Baseball Central
Kevin Barker's Bundesliga picks: Week 34
May 17 2017
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
Baseball Central - May 17 - Wednesday
May 17 2017
Blair and Barker recap the Jay's loss to the Braves yesterday by talking about Travis bunting with two men on and Osuna coming into the game in a non-save situation. They also look ahead to Jay's who could be returning to the line up soon.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 16 - Tuesday
May 16 2017
Jeff and Kevin discuss the Toronto Blue Jays recent play & loss to the Braves featuring a bad start by Mike Bolsinger. Cliff Corcoran then joins the show to talk about Bryce Harper's new deal and what it means for the Nationals.
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Baseball Central
Joe Biagini: Trying not to overload myself with info
May 15 2017
The Blue Jays pitcher talks to Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker about having to hit when he starts in Atlanta this week, making the adjustment of going from the bullpen to the rotation, if he'll throw from the windup or stretch, and the mindset with his changeup.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 15 - Monday
May 15 2017
How much longer can Jays' backups continue their winning ways?; Jays pitcher Joe Biagini on making the adjustment from reliever to starter.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 12 - Friday
May 12 2017
Jays get a win vs. fellow limping squad Seattle; Mariners 3rd base coach Manny Acta on team's rash of injuries, the affable Nelson Cruz, Felix Hernandez adjusting his game; Barker's Bundesliga picks.
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Chatting Segura, Cruz & King Felix with Manny Acta
May 12 2017
The Mariners 3rd base coach joins Baseball Central to provide his views on the offensive value of Jean Segura, the type of person & hitter Nelson Cruz is, dealing with the club's significant amount of injuries, Felix Hernandez's need to adjust with his lower velocity, & how determining how aggressive to be based on the lineup.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 11 - Thursday
May 11 2017
Cliff Floyd joins the show to talk about how valuable Ryan Goins is and how Matt Harvey is being unreasonable. Jeff and Kevin then discuss the difficulty of hitting against a pitcher you've never seen before.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 10 - Wednesday
May 10 2017
Blue Jays lost another significant piece to the DL; Jays lose but Mike Bolsinger ws solid in his debut for team; Indians radio broadcaster Jim Rosenhaus on season thus far for the team.
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Baseball Central
What's going on with the NY Mets?
May 09 2017
Marc Carig, Mets beat writer for Newsday, joins Baseball Central to provide some information regarding Matt Harvey's status with the Mets and Noah Syndergaard's health situation.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 9 - Tuesday
May 09 2017
Buck Martinez comes on to talk about Edwin Encarnacion's return and the latest amazing catch by Kevin Pillar. Then Mets Beat Writer, Marc Carig comes on to discuss the Matt Harvey situation.
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Baseball Central
Stroman, bullpen, defence combine to ruin EE's return
May 09 2017
Blue Jays TV voice Buck Martinez chats about Edwin Encarnacion's return to Rogers Centre, Marcus Stroman's solid performance after feeling some discomfort in his last outing, the impressive defence on display Monday, Toronto's bullpen putting together a streak of good innings, Russell Martin hitting the DL, & Kevin Pillar making another astonishing catch.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 8 - Monday
May 08 2017
Blair and Barker talk about the Toronto Blue Jays who will host the Cleveland Indians and former Jay, Edwin Encarnacion tonight and how the fans will react. The Jay's conversation continues as they take calls from their listeners.
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Baseball Central
Kevin Barker's Bundesliga picks: Week 32
May 05 2017
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
Baseball Central - May 1 - Friday
May 05 2017
Jays acquire Neil Ramirez; Does Joe Biagini join starting roster?; Nationals can run way with NL East; Joe Maddon had interesting advice for Javier Baez; Setting up Jays-Rays and discussing Biagini's role & Steve Pearce's turnaround with Shi Davidi.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 4 - Thursday
May 04 2017
Jeff and Kevin discuss the bad blood between the Red Sox and the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen. Cliff Floyd then joins the show to discuss the state of baseball and how there should be less violence and retribution.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 3 - Wednesday
May 03 2017
Blair and Barker kick off the show by talking about the the injured JA Happ and say that Joe Biagini becoming a starter could possibly be a solution. Ryan Goins joins the show and talks about his performance and says that he just wants to play.
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Baseball Central
Ryan Goins: We're not letting pitchers off easy
May 03 2017
The Jays infielder talks to Baseball Central about his club's bats finally waking up, whether his mindset has changed now that he's playing consistently, the team having to compensate for the loss of key producers, mentality going into spring training, and learning from Troy Tulowitzki.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 2 - Tuesday
May 02 2017
Blair and Barker talk about numerous story lines surrounding the Jays including Ryan Goins, Mat Latos, Marco Estrada's outings and the pitcher they go up against tonight in Tanaka. Arash Madani joins the conversation in the second half of the hour.
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Baseball Central
That Yankees rebuild looks like it's ahead of schedule
May 01 2017
Jack Curry, Yankees pre-& post-game analyst for the YES Network, shares his thoughts on Aaron Judge's hot start, the Yankees' team-first attitude, Greg Bird's struggles, and Luis Severino getting help from Pedro Martinez.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - May 1 - Monday
May 01 2017
Jeff and Kevin talk Jays, then Jack Curry of the YES Network comes on to discuss Aaron Judge and the Yankees.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 28 - Friday
April 28 2017
Hugely disappointing Thursday for Blue Jays after they get swept in the double-header by the Cardinals; What's wrong with Roberto Osuna?; Sportsnet.ca contributor Jonah Keri on Nationals' offence, starts by Diamondbacks & Giants, silver lining for Blue Ja
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Jonah Keri: Everything that could go wrong has gone wrong for Jays
April 28 2017
The Sportsnet.ca contributor the Nationals bashing the Rockies pitching in their series, the surprising starts for the Diamondbacks & Giants, if teams may be rushing their young prospects, health problems with the Mets, the silver lining for the Blue Jays, and if John Gibbons should adjust his bullpen order.
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Baseball Central
Baseball Central - April 27 - Thursday
April 27 2017
Setting up the Blue Jays-Cardinals double-header; The challenges of playing two games in one day; Jays' radio broadcaster Mike Wilner assesses the team's road trip thus far; A quick look around the league; A couple of top pitchers having health issues.
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Baseball Central
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 - 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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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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Baseball Central
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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Baseball Central
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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