Blue Jays Talk

Recapping Toronto Blue Jays action and fielding listener texts with hosts Jeff Blair, Kevin Barker, Sho Alli & Blake Murphy.

Recent Episodes
Aug 16, 2022
Wild Card Tightens After Battle of the Birds

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 4-2 loss to the Orioles at Rogers Centre. They take your calls and texts, and they discuss the continuing downwards trend the team has been on, both with the pitching staff and the offence. What does - or can - John Schneider or the front office do about it?

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 16, 2022
Jays Talk Plus: Pitch Development With Mitch White + Explain It Black Returns

Blake Murphy is joined by Blue Jays pitcher Mitch White, who shares his reaction to getting the news that he was being shipped to Toronto, comparisons with Ross Stripling, future plans from the front office and coaching staff, philosophy differences between the Dodgers and Jays, developing and improving his slider, and whether he feels more comfortable as a starter or as a reliever (5:00). Then, Sportsnet's Chris Black returns for another edition of Explain It Black to break down Bo Bichette moving down to bat in the 7th slot, the downward trend for Alek Manoah with his pitches, the increased amount of innings he's pitching, why José Berríos' fastball might not be working, and if it's finally time to move Yusei Kikuchi to the bullpen (32:00). Afterward, The Athletic's Eric Koreen joins the show to touch on the parallels between George Springer's injury and Kyle Lowry's injury back in 2018 when he was with the Raptors, his pressure index, and why it includes Berrios, GM Ross Atkins, and Bichette (01:00:00).

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
Jays Talk Plus: Beyond the Mound with Mitch White

Blake Murphy is joined by Blue Jays pitcher Mitch White to chat about how he received the news of his trade to Toronto, his similarities with Ross Stripling, the plans the front office and pitching coaches have for his future, the differences in philosophy between the Dodgers and Jays, the process in developing and improving his slider, his assessment of his first two outings with the Jays, and what role he feels most comfortable in.

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
Kikuchi Unravels at Home...Again

Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 7-3 loss to the Orioles at Rogers Centre. They take your calls and texts, and get once again to Yusei Kikuchi, who unraveled in front of the home crowd. If he doesn't pitch going forward, who takes that spot? How does that get resolved with the trade deadline in the rearview? Plus, a discussion on the bats staying quiet once again, despite a home run from Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

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
Jays Talk Plus: Vibe Check, Another Series vs. O's + '92 World Series Trivia

Sportsnet's Arden Zwelling joins Blake Murphy to chat about the Jays' weekend series against the Guardians, the vibe around the team, the bullpen usage, the team's approach to Yusei Kikuchi and Ross Stripling's upcoming starts and the future plan for Mitch White (04:07). Geoff Arnold of the Orioles Radio Network previews another series against Toronto, the shift into competitive games between the two division rivals, the O's pitching staff finding ways to exploit the Jays' lineup, and Brandon Hyde's potential to win AL manager of the year (28:55). Then, Tas Melas of the "No Dunks" and "No Bunts" podcasts jumps on to discuss getting into a baseball podcast during the NBA offseason and his Blue Jays fandom, before we play some trivia revolving around the Jays' 92 World Series team (51:26). Afterward, Blake focuses on how Kikuchi should approach his next start, the changes in the types of pitches he throws, and shares the scouting report on Orioles' starter Kyle Bradish (01:13:21)

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.