300 episodes

Greg Wisniewski, Joshua Howsam and occasional guests from around the baseball World talk about everything you want to know about the Blue Jays and noteworthy developments in the game, with a little bit of added fun.

Artificial Turf Wars Bret Sayre

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    • 4.7 • 60 Ratings

Greg Wisniewski, Joshua Howsam and occasional guests from around the baseball World talk about everything you want to know about the Blue Jays and noteworthy developments in the game, with a little bit of added fun.

    ATW Episode 288: Payroll Priorities

    ATW Episode 288: Payroll Priorities

    Josh and Nick discuss the Jays offseason so far including the odd slow pace to the whole league, the somewhat confusing additions of Kevin Kiermaier and Isiah Kiner-Falefa and what they bring to the table, the depth signing of Yariel Rodriguez and his value to the club, Ross Atkins fanning the flames of the fanbase and finally, what comes next.
    They also answer listener questions.
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    • 47 min
    ATW Episode 287: Lousy Transaction Monkeys

    ATW Episode 287: Lousy Transaction Monkeys

    Josh is joined by former player agent Joshua Kusnick (11:05) to discuss the winter meetings and the bizarre Ohtani situation the led to him joining the Dodgers, including how JP Hoornstra's article was instrumental in sealing the deal for Los Angeles.
    Josh also discusses the frenzy that led up to the signing and the emotional impact it has on the fanbase, as well as the very real holes it leaves on the roster as they attempt to compete in 2024.
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    • 33 min
    ATW Episode 286: The 2023 Season Review

    ATW Episode 286: The 2023 Season Review

    In Greg's final episode as the host of Artificial Turf Wars, he, Josh and Nick give out season ending awards in categories ranging from the obvious (best pitcher, favourite moment, team MVP, etc.) to the unusual (most unfairly maligned, bona fide or Bonifaco, etc.) including submissions from the listeners.
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    ATW Episode 285: A Fond Farewell

    ATW Episode 285: A Fond Farewell

    Greg and Josh discuss the failed foray into the postseason for the Blue Jays, with looks at the pitching performances, good and less good, that were overshadowed by the hitting, outs on the bases and a manager's decision that became a lightning rod for criticism. They also compare the P.R. approaches of the two people tasked with leading the club, Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro, and how they handled their year-end press conferences.
    They also answer a full mailbag worth of listener questions before Greg shares an important final thought.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    ATW Episode 284: Twins WC preview

    ATW Episode 284: Twins WC preview

    Brandon Warne of Access Twins and Locked on Twins joins the podcast (11:00) to preview the upcoming Wild Card series between Toronto and Minnesota. He goes over the changes to the roster since the Jays saw them earlier in the year, how the lineup stacks up even with some key players possibly unavailable due to injury and how the rotation and bullpen have been reshaped to provide support for a hot offence.
    Greg and Josh also talk about the end of the season notes and signs from the final two games as well as how the roster will look for the first round of the postseason. They also answer listener questions.
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    • 33 min
    ATW Episode 283: One is the Loneliest (Magic) Number

    ATW Episode 283: One is the Loneliest (Magic) Number

    Greg and Josh look at the state of the Jays heading into the final weekend of play. They discuss the solid series in Tampa Bay before laying two goose eggs to start the Yankees series, with a problem that has been occurring all season rearing its ugly head again: the inability to hit good pitching. They also look at the incredible work of Bassitt to get to 200 innings and the circumstances required to get there, Gausman setting a career high in strikeouts, Chapman and Belt showing a bit of power as part of the new lineup structure, and the weird results that have led to the Jays being where they are in the postseason race and what has to happen to get in.
    They also answer listener questions and give out both a Gold Star and a Do Over.
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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
60 Ratings

60 Ratings

zzdot ,

Great show

And still going strong. Could not recommend more

Dragbunter ,

Top Notch

Love the banter and insights you guys bring to the show! Always fun and informative. Keep it up!

b2sum ,

Great listen!

Always enjoy the insight these two bring to the blue jays and baseball in general

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