Blair & Barker

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker talk all things Blue Jays and MLB. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET during the baseball season and 10am-12pm ET during the offseason.

Recent Episodes
May 20, 2022
Getting Ready for the Reds

Cincinnati Reds TV analyst and former Major League pitcher Chris Welch previews this weekend’s CIN-TOR series at Rogers Centre and discusses Joey Votto’s tenure and future within the organization, if SP Luis Castillo will be traded before the deadline, and if rookie Hunter Greene’s ceiling will live up to the hype surrounding him (03:53). To end of the show, Blair and Barker head into the weekend answering your questions on another edition of Barker’s Back Leg Bits (38:59)!

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.

May 20, 2022
When Will the Bats Break Out?

Jeff Blair & Kevin Barker open the show examining Pete Alonso of the Mets’ post-game comments about his approach and compare it to what they’re seeing from the Blue Jays at the plate. Afterwards, they discuss how former Blue Jays Brandon Drury, Connor Overton, and Jeff Hoffman are off to strong starts for the Reds as they visit Rogers Centre this weekend, and preview the Blue Jays starters for the series: Ryu, Manoah, and Kikuchi (31:12).

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.

May 19, 2022
Scanning the Trade Market with Dan Shulman & Ken Rosenthal

Blue Jays play-by-play voice Dan Shulman joins the guys with his thoughts on the team’s recent stretch of games, the bullpen, and if he expects Toronto to be active on the trade market as the season goes on (01:22). The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal discusses his recent feature on how the Blue Jays decided to draft Alek Manoah, before shifting his attention to the trade market and who Toronto could pursue as they search for a lefty bat and Juan Soto’s future in Washington (28:28).

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.

May 19, 2022
A Loss for Gaus & Rob Dibble

The Blue Jays were unable to earn a sweep against the Seattle Mariners as they dropped the final game of the series 5-1. Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker assess Kevin Gausman’s outing, the bullpen’s performance in relief, and the Blue Jays' top hitters continuing to struggle with runners in scoring position. World Series Champion and radio host Rob Dibble joins the show to share his views on the Blue Jays, the Yankees impressive season to date, and how the mechanics of young pitchers have evolved over the years from when he played (28:41).

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.

May 18, 2022
Can Toronto Sweep Away Seattle?

Manny Acta, longtime MLB Manager and current Mariners' third-base coach, discusses the Toronto-Seattle series from his point of view, what he did as a manager when his teams were struggling at the plate, what Robbie Ray has brought to the rotation, and gives a scouting report on tonight’s starter Marco Gonzales as Toronto looks for the series sweep (02:35). We wrap up with an extended edition of Barker’s Back Leg Bits concentrated on the Blue Jays’ need for left-handed bat and if the Washington Nationals could be forced to deal phenom Juan Soto if he doesn’t agree to a long-term extension with the club (30:36).

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.