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Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 2-4 ET during the baseball season.

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    • 4.7 • 743 Ratings

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 2-4 ET during the baseball season.

    Blake & Barker After a Win in KC

    Blake & Barker After a Win in KC

    Guest host Blake Murphy and Kevin Barker recap Toronto’s 5-3 win over the Kansas City Royals; where Bo Bichette and Daulton Varsho provided the offence and Jordan Romano locked down his 100th career save. The guys welcome Sportsnet’s Dan Shulman on the show after his call of Monday’s game to discuss the Blue Jays’ recent play and look ahead to tonight’s matchup at Kauffman Stadium with Kevin Gausman on the hill (24:55). With Varsho on an absolute tear offensively, Blake and Kevin call-up his dad, former MLBer Gary Varsho, to discuss the work he put into the offseason and how to stay consistent at the plate and in the field (49:50). To end the show, the guys go around the majors with Hall of Famer Tim Kurkjian, notably Heston Kjerstad being the latest prospect promoted in Baltimore and his honest thoughts on Toronto’s offence in the early-going (01:15:12).

    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 39 min
    San Diego Survives the Sweep + Sights and Sounds of Kansas City

    San Diego Survives the Sweep + Sights and Sounds of Kansas City

    Jeff and Kevin kick off a new week on the program looking back on the Blue Jays' near sweep of the San Diego Padres; what we've seen from Toronto's starters, the bullpen management at the tail end of Sunday's game, and which bats in the lineup are finding their stride. Blue Jays Central analyst Caleb Joseph shares his takeaways from the series and previews Yusei Kikuchi's start in Kansas City tonight (25:52). Buffalo Bisons announcer Pat Malacaro updates us on the Jays' farm system including Orelvis Martinez' red-hot stretch and Addison Barger's upside (49:56). Later on, Royals colour commentator Rex Hudler weighs in on Bobby Witt Jr.'s breakout and the keys to Kansas City's strong start to the 2024 season (01:14:36).

    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 39 min
    Getting Ready to Play the Padres

    Getting Ready to Play the Padres

    Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker open up the Back Leg line for their usual fan interaction on Friday. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi checks-in from San Diego with an update on prospect Ricky Tiedemann after being placed on the IL (32:07). Blue Jays manager John Schneider joins the show for his weekly hit to reflect on his club’s 6-3 homestand before heading west (49:47). Padres TV analyst Mark Grant previews the Jays' weekend series with a scouting report on Friday’s starter Matt Waldron, before discussing young phenom Jackson Merrill and Manny Machado continuing to play at an elite level (01:15:42).

    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 39 min
    Blue Jay Bats, Bullpens and Battleships with John Schneider

    Blue Jay Bats, Bullpens and Battleships with John Schneider

    Blue Jays Manager John Schneider joins Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker for his weekly visit to discuss his team's offence, bullpen deployment, Daulton Varsho's strong homestand, Alek Manoah's next steps 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.

    • 14 min
    A Nervous Ninth Inning + Prospect Report with JJ Cooper

    A Nervous Ninth Inning + Prospect Report with JJ Cooper

    Blair and Barker discuss the Blue Jays' bullpen use in the series finale vs. the New York Yankees, and the notion that they should have activated Jordan Romano and Erik Swanson in a more staggered approach, and not demoted Nate Pearson. MLB insider Jeff Passan talks about umpire Angel Hernandez’s strike zone, if the Royals are for real, and more across the big leagues (27:02). Baseball America’s JJ Cooper talks about Jack Leiter’s promotion to the Texas Rangers and how he views Toronto's prospects overall (49:47). To end the show, Blair and Barker react to Rays reliever Pete Fairbanks' post-game comments after blowing the save against the Angels, before looking ahead to the pitching matchups for Toronto’s weekend series against the Padres (01:21:37).

    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 39 min
    Kikuchi: The Yankees Kryptonite

    Kikuchi: The Yankees Kryptonite

    Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker examine Yusei Kikuchi’s standout performance over the Yankees. Later, they react to Aaron Judge’s post-game comments on facing the Blue Jays’ lefty; and look forward to Wednesday’s series finale where ex-Jay Marcus Stroman and Kevin Gausman will be taking the mound. To end the show, the guys go around the majors with MLB Network analyst and former General Manager Dan O'Dowd and ask him about when the time is right to commit long-term to certain players (24:07).

    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.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

reject6540 ,

Never miss a show

Only one beef
Can you guys get someone to master the ad volume
Recent Fan pregame ad volume is damaging to ears of every living human and maybe some dead people too!

CJCAD ,

TV show

I love the radio show but how is it a tv show.? A tv show about baseball should have pictures of plays not 2 or 3 guys talking to mics. How cheap of Sportsnet. So typical of them. OBTW I prefer Sho
Ali and the gang doing Jays Talk. Why the heck you guys have to do that is beyond me. Stick to Blair and Barker Show for 2 hours everyday. Perhaps in your free time you could record a real TV show about baseball.

getthedoggie ,

A dedicated fan, but ..

Watch / listen often, however Jeff and Barker don't always address a caller’s main question, opinions are sometimes inconsistent, use the same buzzwords often

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