Blair & Barker

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN and Sportsnet 360 weekdays from 10am-12pm ET during the baseball season.

Recent Episodes
Aug 16, 2022
New Blue Jay Jackie Bradley Jr.

Jeff and Kevin discuss the Blue Jays’ record at this point in the season, and the expectations that were put on them in the Spring (1:00). New Blue Jays’ outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. discusses his decision to sign with the team, the impressions of the Blue Jays from the outside looking in, and his experience playing in the American League East (25:00). In ‘Barker’s Back Leg Bits’, the guys re-visit Fernando Tatis Jr.’s PED suspension, how his excuse did him no favours compared to others who have been busted, and if they’re noticing anything different from Danny Jansen’s approach at the plate (35:00).

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.

Aug 16, 2022
O’s Add to the Jays’ Woes

Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker recap the Blue Jays’ latest effort vs. the Baltimore Orioles – a 7-3 loss where Yusei Kikuchi’s struggles continued and manager John Schneider said all options are on the table when it comes to the left-hander. Former major-league pitcher and Orioles bullpen coach Darren Holmes talks about the Orioles’ “Animal Kingdom” and the importance of having velocity in the 'pen with the Orioles now only 1.5 games back of the Blue Jays (30:00).

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.

Aug 15, 2022
Blair, Barker, Buck & Bordick

Sportsnet’s Buck Martinez comments on the Blue Jays’ recent play, the location of José Berríos’ fastball, and if he expects George Springer to return to the lead off spot tonight after nursing his troublesome elbow (03:39). Later on, former Orioles & Blue Jays shortstop Mike Bordick previews the latest series between the AL East rivals and focuses in on Brandon Hyde's impact managing the club in Baltimore (25:44). In Barker’s Back Leg Bits, Jeff & Kevin concentrate on the Blue Jays’ bullpen to question if a Ken Giles reunion could help Toronto's postseason push, and share the latest on Julian Merryweather's injury rehab (39:00).

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.

Aug 15, 2022
Gausman & Berrios Let Their Guard Down

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays series loss to the Guardians – a three-game set where Toronto’s bats went silent and Cleveland was able to find success against José Berríos and Kevin Gausman. As always on Monday, the guys examine how the Blue Jays’ divisional opponents fared over the weekend in “In The East” (29:39); before commenting on the news that shook the baseball world over the weekend: Padres’ star Fernando Tatis Jr. being suspended 80 games for PED use (42:05).

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.

Aug 12, 2022
Jays-Guardians Preview with Shi Davidi & Tom Hamilton

Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi joins Blair and Barker to discuss some Blue Jays topics including his latest column on John Schneider, George Springer’s troublesome elbow, and Yusei Kikuchi’s role going forward with the ball club (03:44). Later on, Tom Hamilton, the voice of The Guardians, previews this weekend's series from a Cleveland perspective and touches on the job Terry Francona has done as Manager, reliever James Karinchak not making the trip, Steven Kwan’s standout season, and Mississauga’s Josh Naylor working his way back from injury (28:43).

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