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Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

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Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

    Reflecting on the Nazem Kadri Trade and the Events That Led to It

    Reflecting on the Nazem Kadri Trade and the Events That Led to It

    Ben and Stephen are joined by David Samson, former MLB executive on the eve of the lockout. He lets us know how players and teams circumvent rules that prevent contact, owners and players all appear at the negotiating table but it's mainly optics as the league and union lead are the only ones making the deal (1:40). The guys discuss the WTA cancelling all tournaments in China and how they have been tougher on China than most world governments. Mike Zeisberger checks in from Scotiabank Arena on the night of Nazem Kadri's return and how he feels his actions warranted the Leafs giving up on him after suspensions against the Boston Bruins in the playoffs - twice (29:01).

    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 affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Blue Jays Introduce Kevin Gausman Ahead of Lockout

    Blue Jays Introduce Kevin Gausman Ahead of Lockout

    Ben and Stephen open the show chatting about former Blue Jays Marcus Semien and Robbie Ray being introduced by their new teams, and the Jays introducing Kevin Gausman earlier today. Next, a visit from Ben Nicholson-Smith to discuss the Gausman introduction and the likelihood of the Jays adding another pitcher (13:21). Adnan Virk checks in just hours ahead of the lockout, why MLB Network is already airing movies and giving the league credit for going 27 years without a work stoppage (31:42).

    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 affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Former Jays GM Reveals What It’s Like to Sell Toronto to Free Agents

    Former Jays GM Reveals What It’s Like to Sell Toronto to Free Agents

    Ben and Stephen are joined by former Blue Jays general manager JP Ricciardi, who is currently with the SF Giants, to give us a preview of what to expect from Kevin Gausman, reflects on his time in Toronto, what it's like pitching Toronto to free agents, his views on MLB expansion and the need for the league to address tanking (1:57). John Clayton from ESPN Seattle stops by to chat the potential end of an era for the Seattle Seahawks in the midst of a disappointing season (28:45).

    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 affiliate.

    • 49 min
    NHL Covid Issues Putting Olympics in Jeopardy

    NHL Covid Issues Putting Olympics in Jeopardy

    Ben and Stephen open the show with Twitter rumours regarding Freddie Freeman and why him coming to Toronto would or would not make sense. Then, a quick look at MLB labour issues and why both sides are constantly obsessed with public opinion. Frank Seravalli drops by to discuss his report of the Covid outbreak in the NHL and how teams are cancelling practices, media appearances and organized events (13:16). Later, David Amber joins in-studio to talk the Leafs' hot streak, what Jack Campbell's next contract could look like and the open campaigning of Patrick Roy to become the next general manager of the Montreal Canadiens (30:23).

    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 affiliate.

    • 49 min
    Getting to Know Kevin Gausman with Buck Showalter

    Getting to Know Kevin Gausman with Buck Showalter

    Ben and Stephen speak with Ren Lavoie as the Montreal Canadiens fired Marc Bergevin as their general manager, why or why not the GM needs to speak french, and how they may need someone who speaks french to partner with Jeff Gorton (0:57). Buck Showalter, 3-time Manager of the Year and MLB Network analyst shares his thoughts on Kevin Gausman when they were together in Baltimore, how Gausman is not afraid of the AL East and he is likely to be a great fit with the Blue Jays (28:23). The guys close out the show with a chat about the MLB playoff format and the pros and cons of adding teams up to 14.

    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 affiliate.

    • 49 min
    MLB Free Agent Frenzy!

    MLB Free Agent Frenzy!

    Ben and Stephen open with how today has turned into baseball’s free agent frenzy. The Blue Jays saw Marcus Semien head to Texas and Robbie Ray join Seattle and Toronto spending $110m/5 years for Kevin Gausman. Later, Shi Davidi weighs in on the off-season, how there are holes to be filled in the Blue Jays' infield and how the solution may be in the trade market (11:48). Finally, MLB Network's Jon Morosi likes what he sees with the Jays, why the crazy signings are proving MLB is very healthy as we're headed into a work stoppage and the Texas Rangers making a big splash, spending over $500 million so far (30:26).

    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 affiliate.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
250 Ratings

250 Ratings

straightcashhomies ,

Skipping needs to stop

Come on people, keeps skipping. Let’s go. This doesn’t happen in other podcast I listen to. Too many options to stick around and listen to skipping!

Mr.Hurrell from Neepawa ,

Nowhere near as good as Primetime Sports

Very disappointed to see Richard Deitsch let go but I love listenting to Stephen Brunt. Glad thst Jeff Mr. Blair is gone.He was almost unlistenable!. Ben Ennis has been toned down after the first week. Not a fan; would rather hear Brunt and the guests talk. The guests aren’t quite as good as was on Primetime. And way too much hockey for me. What happened to Bob Ryan? 4 stars only because of Brunt.

Shan616 ,

The Champagne of Raptors Podcasts

I listen to every Raptors podcast out there and this one is the absolute best. It’s a must listen. I haven’t missed an episode and I never plan to. I’ve followed Will and Alex for YEARS, and always loved and respected their content. I am so grateful to Sportsnet for giving them this mainstream platform so that many others get to enjoy them too.

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