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The Lede with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt
Episode 11: Generational Talent
August 14 2018
Episode 11: Generational Talent
August 14 2018
He's the greatest homegrown Blue Jays prospect in a generation, and maybe the best in franchise history. Jeff and Stephen discuss Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and how best to handle his development, as well as that of the rest of the farm system, which hasn't been in better shape in years. Audio credit: SN and TBS.The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
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Episode 10: Clubhouse Culture
August 08 2018
When a team is out of playoff contention, does its clubhouse culture change? Thirteen-year MLB vet and Kansas City Royals colour commentator, Rex Hudler, joins Jeff and Stephen to discuss just that. What did he do to keep his teammates motivated when losing? How does an in-season managerial change impact a club? And how do teams handle negativity in the clubhouse? Audio Credits: FAN 590, FOX Sports, MLB TV and Sportsnet. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
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Episode 9: Cold Calculation
July 31 2018
By trading DeMar DeRozan for Kawhi Leonard, the Toronto Raptors changed the way the franchise is viewed around the NBA. Jeff and Stephen are joined by long-time beat reporter Doug Smith of The Toronto Star to discuss how the business of winning now rules the Raptors' roost. Former Raptor Alvin Williams also shares his thoughts on why the team has trouble luring players north and how once they get to Toronto, they quickly change their tunes. Audio credit: 680 News, CBC, ESPN and Sportsnet 590. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
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Episode 8: Dealing With Domestic Violence
July 24 2018
Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post joins the show to examine the varying ways major sports leagues have reacted to domestic violence incidents and delve into the Roberto Osuna situation and what the Toronto Blue Jays could do once the pitcher has served his MLB suspension. Jeff and Stephen also discuss the possibility of Slava Voynov returning to the NHL and go deeper on the notion of second chances. Audio credit: CityNews, Global, Tim and Sid and Sportsnet. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.
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