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Aug. 19: Nate Pearson now a Bison
August 19 2019
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Aug. 19: Nate Pearson now a Bison
August 19 2019
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker give their thoughts on Nate Pearson's promotion to Triple-A Buffalo, how close the pitcher is to joining the the big club, Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s knee injury and whether it's time for a position change; on the Blue Jays' west-coast roadtrip, their series vs. the Dodgers, L.A.'s rotation, and Barker's MLB debut that happened 20 years ago; Gil Kim, Blue Jays Director of Player Development, on Pearson's promotion, his slider, factors that impact a player's promotion, how defensive shifts have impacted player development, and the team's pitching prospects.
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Blue Jays Director of Player Development on sending Nate Pearson to Buffalo
August 19 2019
Gil Kim talks about on the decision to promote Nate Pearson to the Bisons, the biggest improvements the pitcher made during his time with the Fisher Cats, what he would like to see from Pearson at AAA, if the success of rookies at the MLB level has impacted the timing of promotions, if there's a "Blue Jay way" for bring up a position player, Alek Manoah's development, and pitching prospects that are flying under the radar.
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Aug. 16: How's that Orioles' rebuild going?
August 16 2019
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker expand on yesterday's Sean Reid-Foley's thoughts, Josh Donaldson's homer off of Marcus Stroman, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s play, how Donaldson has fared in Atlanta, the Cubs' season and Joe Maddon's future with the team, and the state of the Dodgers; the guys take a look at standings, and discuss the Mets' strong play, the Yankees' dominance over the Orioles; Orioles PXP voice Gary Thorne on his Gleyber Torres home run calls, the social media reaction to his calls, Chris Davis' struggles and how much he cares, the managing job Brandon Hyde has done thus far, and the hope for the team' future; Barker's Bundesliga Picks!
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Future of Blue Jays dependent of surrounding young core with talent
August 15 2019
ESPN baseball columnist Jeff Passan joins Baseball Central to discuss Albert Pujols legacy, why Manager of the Year is a worthless award, and why the future of the Toronto Blue Jays is dependent on the ability for the front office to surround the young core with role players.
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