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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 360 weekdays from 11am-12pm ET during the baseball season.

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    • 4.6 • 469 Ratings

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 360 weekdays from 11am-12pm ET during the baseball season.

    Rogers Centre Renos & Rolen Into Cooperstown

    Rogers Centre Renos & Rolen Into Cooperstown

    Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker are joined by Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi (17:27) who shares the low down on the renovations and new outfield dimensions that Blue Jays fans and players can expect at Rogers Centre. The Athletic’s Jayson Stark discusses Scott Rolen punching his ticket to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, covering him while he was with the Phillies, and the players remaining on the ballot who missed the call to the hall in 2023 (26:47).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Bo Knows Arbitration & Inside the Carlos Correa Signing with Thad Levine

    Bo Knows Arbitration & Inside the Carlos Correa Signing with Thad Levine

    Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker are back and welcome Thad Levine, Minnesota Twins’ Senior Vice President & General Manager to the show! Levine discusses how the Twins ended up re-signing star shortstop Carlos Correa, why they were comfortable moving forward after the Giants and Mets had medical concerns, and what the arbitration process is like for both players and management (05:20). Afterwards, Jeff and Kevin share their thoughts on Bo Bichette and the Blue Jays going to salary arbitration, before answering listener questions with the offseason winding down (18:53).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 46 min
    Welcoming Daulton Varsho to Toronto

    Welcoming Daulton Varsho to Toronto

    Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker are back for 2023! The guys weigh-in on the Blue Jays-Diamondbacks trade that saw Gabriel Moreno and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. go to Arizona for outfielder Daulton Varsho; notably the decision to trade Moreno, who was considered by many as the organization’s top prospect. Afterwards, Daulton Varsho himself joins the show to discuss the surprise of being dealt to Toronto, what he brings to the team, and the excitement of competing in the AL East (14:18). Following Varsho, Jeff & Kevin talk about Rafael Devers contract extension with the Boston Red Sox, if Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s future deal could be comparable to it, and what else the Blue Jays could do this offseason to improve the roster (28:16).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 50 min
    Seasons Greetings with Kevin Kiermaier!

    Seasons Greetings with Kevin Kiermaier!

    New Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier joins Jeff and Kevin to explain his excitement about joining the team before opening up about what the free agent process was like for him, why he chose Toronto, and bouncing back after hip surgery. Following Kevin, Blair & Barker give out gifts to members of the Blue Jays for the holiday season (23:22).

    Happy New Year - see you in 2023!

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 45 min
    Blue Jays Sign Chris Bassitt

    Blue Jays Sign Chris Bassitt

    The Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Chris Bassitt on a three-year deal! Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker call up Mets reporter John Harper to discuss the type of pitcher and personality the Blue Jays are acquiring, and New York’s ever-expanding payroll under owner Steve Cohen (11:00). MLB insider Jeff Passan broke the Bassitt signing and joins the guys to talk about how the deal came to be and the Blue Jays’ next steps this offseason (23:40).

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 40 min
    Emergency Kevin Kiermaier Podcast

    Emergency Kevin Kiermaier Podcast

    The Blue Jays have finally made a free agent signing! 32-year-old centerfielder, Kevin Kiermaier is reportedly coming to Canada! Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down Kiermaier’s game, what the move means for the Jays future plans this offseason, what the move means for George Springer, and more.

    The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
469 Ratings

469 Ratings

DTcalgary1 ,

Great show!

Jeff and Kevin are two of my most favorite people on the planet!

Bob Lethbridge ,

Outstanding

These two are the best can’t get enough keep it up.Can not wait until the next one.THANKS.

BLUE JAYS FANGURRL ,

GRAND SLAM

BLAIR AND BARKER IS ONE OF THE BEST BASEBALL PODCAST/RADIO PROGRAMME ANY BLUE JAYS FAN COULD LISTEN TO. JEFF BLAIR IS UNMATCHED WHEN IT COMES TO SHARING INSIGHTS FROM A LIFETIME AS A CANADIAN BASEBALL HALL OF FAME JOURNALIST, ASKING INTELLIGENT BASEBALL QUESTIONS OF BOTH KEVIN BARKER AND THE MANY INTERESTING GUESTS. KEVIN BARKER BRINGS HIS WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE ABOUT BASEBALL (AS A FORMER BIG LEAGUER HE’S DONE AND SEEN IT ALL), AND DOESN’T PULL ANY PUNCHES. YOU GET HONEST, INFORMED BASEBALL TALK (ANALYSIS, PERSONAL STORIES ETC.) AND MORE THAN A FEW LAUGHS FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS EVERY DAY DURING THE SEASON AND DURING THE OFF SEASON. QCAN’T BEAT IT!

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