227 episodes

Weekly discussion of Toronto Blue Jays baseball with The Athletic's Andrew Stoeten and Drew Fairservice, creators of the seminal Jays blogs Drunk Jays Fans and Ghostrunner On First.

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Weekly discussion of Toronto Blue Jays baseball with The Athletic's Andrew Stoeten and Drew Fairservice, creators of the seminal Jays blogs Drunk Jays Fans and Ghostrunner On First.

    Easy, Tony: Remembering Tony Fernandez + Nate Pearson expectations & Jonah Birenbaum from Dunedin

    Easy, Tony: Remembering Tony Fernandez + Nate Pearson expectations & Jonah Birenbaum from Dunedin

    The thick of the thin! Jonah Birenbaum, Senior MLB writer for theScore joins from Dunedin to discuss his takeaways from first week in camp and first impressions of Nate Pearson. We discuss the tragic passing of Blue Jays legend Tony Fernandez and what he meant to a generation of fans, as well as where he ranks on the team's all-time list of infielders. Plus, a look at some of the early projections for the Blue Jays, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the Astros scandal, and Joe Panik's chances of making the team.

    • 48 min
    Spring Training Preview with Kaitlyn McGrath + Reese McGuire's Arrest & Astros Self-Destruction

    Spring Training Preview with Kaitlyn McGrath + Reese McGuire's Arrest & Astros Self-Destruction

    With Spring Training upon us, we discuss an eventful week surrounding the Blue Jays, on and off the field. Kaitlyn McGrath checks in from Dunedin to set the scene and discuss some of the biggest stories coming out of the first week of camp, including the first bullpen sessions with pitchers and catchers reporting; an increased media presence to see Hyun-jin Ryu, and the battle for the Blue Jays fifth starter job. Plus, we discuss some of the details being reported about the alleged incident involving Reese McGuire, the continuing reaction from the Astros sign stealing scandal, and baseball's proposed changes to playoff structure.

    • 1 hr
    Aesthetic Athletics! Ben Nicholson-Smith Talks Astros Fallout + New Blues, Larry Walker, Brock Holt & more!

    Aesthetic Athletics! Ben Nicholson-Smith Talks Astros Fallout + New Blues, Larry Walker, Brock Holt & more!

    We're winding up! Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet's baseball editor and co-host of the At the Letters podcast joins this week to chat about the latest in the Astros sign-stealing saga and some new information about a particular series against the Blue Jays in 2017. Ben discusses the ongoing dialogue around the story and what any of this means for the Blue Jays past and present, as well as his thoughts on positions of vulnerability on the Jays, and how much he expects to see Vlad Guerrero Jr. at DH with less than a month before the start of Spring Training. Plus, we look back at some notable news around baseball over the last few weeks, including Larry Walker being voted into Cooperstown, Baseball America releasing its Top 100 prospects list, expectations for Rafael Dolis, Brock Holt rumours, and takeaways from the Blue Jays annual Winter Fest.

    • 57 min
    Fan Census Results!

    Fan Census Results!

    Strap in! After (almost) 1,200 people responded to Birds All Day's Blue Jays Fan Census, Kaitlyn McGrath returns to help us sort through the results and what they tell us about Blue Jays fans and BAD listeners. This week, subscribers to The Athletic also get a bonus episode with reaction to the Houston Astros cheating scandal. Go to theathletic.com/birdsallday for 40% off an annual subscription.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    2020 Blue Jays Fan Census

    2020 Blue Jays Fan Census

    We want to hear from you! To kick off 2020, Birds All Day is asking listeners to fill out our 2020 Blue Jays Fan Census - a for-fun exercise that can help shine a light on who Blue Jays fans are and how they feel about the team going into 2020. Andrew Zuber of Yahoo! Sports Canada returns to the show to help us sort through the questions and offer some predictions for the results. Click the link below to take part - all responses will be anonymous!

    Census link: https://forms.gle/5PUdZ8iQjEYReMcn6

    • 58 min
    They're Trying! Ryu reaction, Yamaguchi signing + Best of Anthopoulos, Shapiro & Atkins

    They're Trying! Ryu reaction, Yamaguchi signing + Best of Anthopoulos, Shapiro & Atkins

    Final edition of BAD in 2019! We react to the Blue Jays making a splash in the free agent market by signing Hyun-jin Ryu, expectations for him in the American League, and what the move means going into next year and beyond. We also discuss the earlier signings including Shun Yamaguchi out of Japan, as well as what Travis Shaw could bring coming off a tough season, and what the acquisitions say about the bigger picture. Plus, looking back at some of our best interviews from 2019, including Alex Anthopoulos discussing the Jose Bautista extension, Ross Atkins on player acquisition and identifying talent, as well as Mark Shapiro on the Blue Jays new facility in Dunedin and how it will impact player development.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

The bright red mud ,

Best Jays Podcast

An honest, fun and informative podcast on the Blue Jays. Great chemistry and no ad reads. I look forward to it every week.

MurphAndo99 ,

Painful

Spend more time telling bad jokes and stories, no one is listening for bad stand up comedy, i listened to hear Jays analysis and had to turn it off

MC Natural Twenty ,

Entertaining, every time

I love the rapport that these two Blue Jay aficionados have with each other. It is like butter on toast for my ears: a delicious combination. Well worth the listen!

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