Matt Di Nicolantonio & Asher Roth bring you their take on everything around the Toronto Blue Jays & Major League Baseball.
#37: A New Nest
For the first time in 15 months, Matt & Asher are talking about Blue Jays baseball, teeing up what is sure to be a bizarre 2020 season. The guys share their thoughts on the Canadian government's decision to reject MLB's plan, and how a home away from home will impact the players on the field. They also discuss Nate Pearson's potential service time manipulation, Vladimir Guerrero Jr's move to first base, and whether the Jays can be a playoff team this season.
#36: Call Him Vladdy
All Vladdy, all the time! Everything that happens with the Blue Jays this season is now in the scope of Vladimir Guerrero Jr opening the team's competitive window. Matt & Asher discuss expectations for the 20-year old phenom ahead of his debut. Where will he bat? How much third base will he play? What's the impact of his arrival in incumbent third baseman Brandon Drury?
Mixed in is some talk of Matt Shoemaker's injury, the early-season success of Stroman & Sanchez, and re-open the debate of whether to trade or sign them.
After a short detour to discuss all the injuries to the Yankees, we conclude with some over/unders for Vlad rest of the way, and salute Kevin Pillar.
#35: Tomorrow Starts Today (plus Over/Unders)
On the eve of the 2019 MLB season, Matt and Asher discuss a wide range of Blue Jays topics, from the timing and impact of Vladimir Guerrero Jr's arrival, the versatility of the young players on the roster, and the options presented to the front office if Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez deliver strong seasons.
It's the second annual instalment of Over/Unders, where the hosts see things a little differently.
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7th Inning Stretch Podcast #34: New Beginnings
In the debut episode of 2019, Matt & Asher dive into all things Blue Jays. Vladdy's service time manipulation and weight have caused a stir, as have Marcus Stroman's comments about veteran leadership, and the front office's decisions to address that. Plus, the fates of Devon Travis, Dalton Pompey, and a glut of other players will be decided over the next 3 weeks. Our thoughts on Tulo, Morales, and much more!
The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #33: The DH - 05/07/18
Despite what the intro says, we've decided to skip Episode 32 in honour of Roy Halladay.
Matt & Asher kick things off by talking about the mess that is the starting rotation (5:55)
The current DH [Designated Handcuff] Kendrys Morales is becoming a problem, and might find himself off the roster soon (15:30)
Devon Travis' struggles have found him in AAA. With other options up the middle, he might be nothing more than a part-time player(23:15)
As the season goes on, the decision to keep Vladimir Guerrero Jr in the minor leagues might prove difficult if he continues to rake (37:20)
Or maybe an old friend currently manning the hot corner in Hotlanta?(46:25)
The 7th Inning Stretch Podcast #31: Told Ya So! - 04/11/18
For the first time in four years, Asher & Matt record the podcast LIVE AND IN PERSON. What resulted was a chat shoving it to some of the doubters who thought the Blue Jays would be terrible this year, discussing the team's deck of aces, how much rope should be given to struggling players like Randal Grichuk & Devon Travis, and a live home run call. Plus, Name That Jay like you've never heard it before.