BFMD Episode 177 – 2022 Season Preview with Chris Henderson

Summary

Chris Henderson makes his return to the mic on BFMD in what has become a tradition for us: the annual season preview show!

Justin, Patrick and Chris dive into the Blue Jays roster and go position by position to tell you what to expect, who to watch for to make noise, and areas of weakness for the club. 

As always, the guys make their annual predictions for overall record, awards, and breakout players. 

Thanks for listening!

BFMD Episode 175 – Jays Trade for Chapman, Don’t Sign Freeman

Summary

Matt Chapman is a Toronto Blue Jay! The team traded 4 prospects including Kevin Smith and Gunnar Hoglund to Oakland for the platinum glove third baseman. This gives Toronto an elite defender and adds another 25+ HR hitter to the already deep lineup. 

Justin and Patrick break down the trade and discuss the benefits of having a vacuum cleaner at the hot corner in the AL East. 

The Jays did miss out on Freddie Freeman, who signed with the Dodgers. Watch out for that lineup! Kris Bryant went to the Rockies and Matt Olson was dealt to Atlanta where he signed a long term extension. 

Also on the show: notes from Spring Training, Tatis Jr. is an idiot, and free Joey Votto! 

Best wishes to Jamie Campbell as he battles cancer. You’ve got this, Jamie! 

BFMD Episode 165 – 2021 Blue Jays Hitting & Fielding Grades

Summary

Justin and Patrick are back with the 2021 hitting and fielding grades for the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Unlike previous years where we struggled to hand out As and Bs, this year is full of them! Which catcher got the best grade? What did we think about Grichuk and Springer? 

Tune in to hear all of the grades and a teaser for our next episode!

BFMD Episode 157 – Berrios Baffles Twins

BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay? Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays?  Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price?  The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend! 
  1. BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?
  2. BFMD Episode 187 – Terrible Time at the Trop
  3. BFMD Episode 186 – Time to Change the Lineup?
  4. BFMD Episode 185 – Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update
  5. BFMD Episode 184 – Springer & Romano Save Series Win

Coming off of a weekend series win against the Twins, the Blue Jays find themselves 1.5 games clear of the New York Yankees for the 2nd Wild Card spot in the American League. They trail the Boston Red Sox by 1 game for the 1st Wild Card spot. 

Jose Berrios was dialed in against his former team on Sunday after the bats staked him to a 5 run lead. Vladdy has his average up to .321 with 46 HR and 105 RBI as he chases the Triple Crown and MVP. 

The Jays placed the struggling Hyun-jin Ryu on the IL with a neck strain as they hope the rest will help him sort out the command issues that have plagued him in the 2nd half. 

It’s on to Tampa for one final regular season series with the 1st place Rays. 

Justin and Patrick will be back at the conclusion of Wednesday’s game with another episode of BFMD! 

BFMD Episode 155 – A Crazy Weekend in Baltimore

BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay? Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays?  Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price?  The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend! 
  1. BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?
  2. BFMD Episode 187 – Terrible Time at the Trop
  3. BFMD Episode 186 – Time to Change the Lineup?
  4. BFMD Episode 185 – Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update
  5. BFMD Episode 184 – Springer & Romano Save Series Win

Justin and Patrick a back to break down a WILD weekend in Baltimore and to highlight Teoscar’s magnificent season. 

On Friday night the Baltimore Orioles ended the Toronto Blue Jays 8-game winning streak. 

On Sunday the Jays left no doubt and racked up 22 runs in a 22-7 win of the first Sunday of the NFL season. 

In between was a WILD doubleheader the likes of which we may never see again. 

After the dust settled the Jays now find themselves in a tie for the first Wild Card spot with the Red Sox and have 2 games in hand. A difficult series  against the first place Tampa Bay Rays looms. 

Will the Blue Jays keep winning? 

BFMD Episode 154 – Semien & Gurriel Power Winning Streak

BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay? Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays?  Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price?  The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend! 
  1. BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?
  2. BFMD Episode 187 – Terrible Time at the Trop
  3. BFMD Episode 186 – Time to Change the Lineup?
  4. BFMD Episode 185 – Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update
  5. BFMD Episode 184 – Springer & Romano Save Series Win

Triple Crown Watch! Vladdy is now leading the AL in average and is only 3 HR and 5 RBI behind the leaders. 

Winners of 5 in a row your Toronto Blue Jays have closed to within 3.5 games of the 1st Wild Card spot. 

Justin & Patrick are here to break down the sweep against the A’s and game 1 victory against the Yankees. 

George Springer is clearly playing hurt but does his presence still benefit the lineup? 

Nate Pearson is back with the club. Hear our reactions to that and to Bryan Baker’s debut. 

Marcus Semien is now the franchise record holder for HR by a 2nd baseman in a single season and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. just keeps producing runs. 

BFMD Episode 153 – Grichuk vs Gurriel

BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay? Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays?  Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price?  The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend! 
  1. BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?
  2. BFMD Episode 187 – Terrible Time at the Trop
  3. BFMD Episode 186 – Time to Change the Lineup?
  4. BFMD Episode 185 – Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update
  5. BFMD Episode 184 – Springer & Romano Save Series Win

There are 30 games left in the season. The Toronto Blue Jays need at least 22 wins. That’s going to be tough. 

Justin and Patrick talk about that, Robbie Ray being AL Pitcher of the Month, and provide roster and injury updates. 

The big topic on the day is Randal Grichuk vs Lourdes Gurriel Jr. They’ve both had consistent playing time over the past 75 games and their numbers are very different. 

Next up: 3 games vs the Oakland Athletics before a trip to the Bronx for 4. 

Make or break time. 

BFMD Episode 151 – Things Are Not Great

BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay? Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Could Juan Soto be a trade target for the Blue Jays?  Patrick built out a proposal for the slugger and he and Justin discuss what it would realistically take to acquire Soto. Would the Blue Jays be willing to pay the price?  The guys also recap the Seattle series win, preview the Reds series, and provide updates on Cavan Biggio, Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza, Gabriel Moreno and Ricky Tiedemann. Enjoy your May Long Weekend! 
  1. BFMD Episode 188 – Is Juan Soto a Future Blue Jay?
  2. BFMD Episode 187 – Terrible Time at the Trop
  3. BFMD Episode 186 – Time to Change the Lineup?
  4. BFMD Episode 185 – Jays Stumble in Cleveland & Farm Update
  5. BFMD Episode 184 – Springer & Romano Save Series Win

After losing 4 of 5 to the Nationals and Tigers the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves 4.5 games back of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. 

Things won’t be getting any easier as the Chicago White Sox come to town for 4 games this week. 

Justin and Patrick break down where it’s all going wrong for the Jays and talk about why it isn’t time to lose hope. 

There are 40 games left and those games include series against Oakland, New York and a bunch of teams with poor records. Assuming that the bats wake up this is still a dangerous baseball team! 

BFMD Episode 150 – Losing Ground

Summary

It’s BFMD 150! Thanks to all who have listened over the past 3+ years. You are all greatly appreciated. 

The Toronto Blue Jays went 4-5 on the west coast, and Justin and Patrick are hear to break down where it all went wrong. 

George Springer is day-to-day after suffering an ankle injury that looked scary. Cavan Biggio, Nate Pearson and Tim Mayza are all rehabbing in Buffalo, and Teoscar Hernandez won AL Player of the Week! 

The Jays are headed to D.C. for 2 games against the now rebuilding Nationals before starting a 7-game homestand. 

Currently 4.5 back of a Wild Card spot now is the time for a win streak to start! 

BFMD Episode 148 – Springer Stomps Sox

Summary

On the back of a clutch George Springer the Toronto Blue Jays took 3 of 4 games from their rival Boston Red Sox to cap a 9-2 homestand. The team is fired up and now head out to Anaheim and Seattle to take on two of the teams they are battling in the Wild Card race. 

Justin and Patrick break down the Boston series, tee up the Angels, and give the Canadian Olympic team a shoutout after a record breaking games. 

Will the Jays be able to keep their momentum? Will Tampa Bay ever lose again? 

We will be back LATE Thursday to record to keep an eye out for a new episode Friday morning.

Thank you for listening!