BFMD Episode 231 – Blue Jays Outfield Preview

Summary

Justin and Patrick are back with the final preview episode as they tackle the outfield and utility options. The guys discuss the World Baseball Classic and Canada’s pool play result. 

What will the Blue Jays get from Kevin Kiermaier? 

Can George Springer stay healthy for the full season? 

Will Whit Merrifield and Cavan Biggio recapture their peak performances of years gone by? 

BFMD Episode 230 – Blue Jays Infield Preview

Summary

Justin & Patrick are back with the third of four preview shows. This time the guys discuss the catchers and primary infielders. 

Was 2022 Vladdy’s floor? Are the knee issues concerning?

Will Bo be able to capture the magic of last September and unleash it over a full season? 

How much will Espinal play?

Will Brandon Belt contribute meaningfully with the bat?

BFMD Episode 229 – Bullpen a.k.a. Arm Barn Preview

Summary

After breaking down the rotation last episode Justin and Patrick return to chat about the bulllpen. Or is it the Arm Barn? Hurler House perhaps? 

The ‘pen is deeper than in recent years, but the low leverage spots could be vulnerable depending on how Trevor Richards and Mitch White perfom this spring. 

What can we expect from Erik Swanson? Will Tim Mayza be the only left hander all season? Where does Chad Green eventually slot in?

Will Drew Hutchison make this team somehow? What about Zach Pop? 

We’ll start looking at the batters next time! 

BFMD Episode 228 – Breaking Down the Rotation

Summary

Justin and Patrick are back to do a deep dive into the 2023 Blue Jays starting rotation. The guys look back at what each pitcher has done over the past couple of years, their pitch mixes, and what to expect this year. 

Manoah or Gausman on Opening Day? 

Will Berrios bounce back? 

Can Kikuchi find consistency? 

BFMD Episode 227 – Vladdy Dingers are BACK

Summary

With Grapefruit League action underway Justin & Patrick highight a handful of performances from the first two games. Vladdy has 2 HR, Kikuchi struck out 5 Pirates, and Addison Barger is making a case for the 26th roster spot. 

The guys break down Barger’s history with the organization and why he could make the team. 

Alejandro Kirk won’t be at the WBC, and Manny Machado signing a long term deal in San Diego means that Matt Chapman will get PAID next winter in free agency. 

BFMD Episode 226 – Projecting the Batting Order

Summary

With Spring Training in full swing, Justin & Patrick bring you up to speed on notes from camp. 

The guys debate and discuss how they would construct their lineups vs RHP and LHP. Who hits 2nd? Do you stick a leftie in the top 4? 

Grapefruit League action starts Saturday!

BFMD Episode 225 – WBC Preview & Early Jays Camp News

Summary

Justin & Patrick are back with the first episode of Spring Training 2023. 

The guys cover the early news stories from camp including Gausman being forced to adjust his delivery, Kikuchi throwing a curveball, and Danny Jansen looking shredded. 

Patrick tees up the World Baseball Classic pools, and the guys talk about Canada’s chances and make predictions on the pool round. 

BFMD Episode 224 – Bo Says No to Arbitration

Summary

The Blue Jays and Bo Bichette have agreed to a multi-year extension and will avoid going to arbitration. The terms of the deal remain unannounced. 

Justin & Patrick discuss what this means for the next few seasons. 

The guys discuss the changes to Sportsnet’s broadcast crew and spring training tv schedule. 

Wrapping up the show, the guys dive into the new rules for 2023 and the impact they will have on the game.

BFMD Episode 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays

Summary

Justin and Patrick discuss the impact of adding Chad Green to the roster mid-season once his recovery from Tommy John surgery is complete. 

The guys highlight the non-roster invitees to spring training which includes top prospect Ricky Tiedemann.

The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced members of the 2023 class headlined by Jesse Barfield. 

BFMD Episode 222 – Whit Merrifield Renaissance

Summary

Justin and Patrick bring you another episode of BFMD as spring training looms ever closer!

The guys discuss the Hall of Fame vote and a couple of Blue Jays legends who made it in. 

Buck Martinez will return to the booth in 2023! The guys discuss the possible broadcasting combinations. 

To wrap up the show, Justin pitches Whit Merrifield’s value to the team and the guys discuss who playing time will be split at second base.