Baseball Central

Jeff Blair and ex-MLBer Kevin Barker discuss all the news and stories on-and-off the major league and minor league diamonds.

Recent Episodes
Aug. 12: Undefeated At Home and Ross Atkins Joins The Show
Aug 12, 2020
Aug 12, 2020
Aug. 12: Undefeated At Home and Ross Atkins Joins The Show

Jeff and Kevin host. The guys discuss Hyun-Jin Ryu's performance in the Blue Jays' extra innings win over the Miami Marlins, the overall scene in Toronto's home opener and if the lighting will be a problem at Sahlen Field. Blue Jays radio play-by-play voice Ben Wagner weighed in on what changes he noticed to the Buffalo stadium, if he's seen a different style of offence from the players' at-bats and the shuffling of the batting lineup. Plus, Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins joins to chat about the adjustments made to their temporary home ball park, what have the players and staff members of both teams thought about the changes, and the potential for Danny Jansen on both the offence and defensive side of the game.

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

Aug 12, 2020
Headliner: Ross Atkins

The Toronto Blue Jays Executive VP of Baseball Operations/GM joined Jeff and Kevin to discuss the changes made to Sahlen Field, the reaction from players and staff from both teams on the adjustments, if there is a concern with the open bullpen concept and what he sees in his catcher Danny Jansen.

Aug 11, 2020
Aug. 11: Home Opener at Sahlen Field

Jeff and Kevin host. The guys discuss how Blue Jays players will attempt to make Buffalo a home-away-from-home once they step onto the field and their thoughts on GM Ross Atkins' comments to the criticisms of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. this season. The Buffalo News' Mike Harrington explains the biggest changes made to Sahlen Field and if the players will feel comfortable with the adjustments.

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

Aug 10, 2020
Aug. 10: Road Trip Over, Coming Home To Buffalo

Jeff and Kevin host. The guys give their assessment of the Blue Jays after their long road trip, and their ability to find competitive at-bats. Sportsnet.ca's Shi Davidi weighs in on Sahlen Field's setup for the Blue Jays home stadium, what's the identity of the team with a 5-8 record, and what Toronto hopes to get out of Travis Shaw in the lineup.

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

Aug 7, 2020
Aug. 7: Anthony Bass Joins The Show

Jeff and Kevin host. We discuss the line-up card snafu in Thursday's Blue Jays loss in Atlanta, and Nate Pearson's second career start. Blue Jays closer Anthony Bass discusses the season thus far and his adjustment to his new role. WEEI's Rob Bradford on the Red Sox's season-to-date ahead of this weekend's series with the Jays at Fenway.

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