BFMD Episode 119 – 2021 Blue Jays Season Preview Show

Summary

Chris Henderson of Jays Journal returns to the show to join Justin and Patrick for a Blue Jays season preview discussion. The guys get heated discussing Nate Pearson’s role of the team, confidence level in the rotation, lineup construction, the closer role, and season predictions for the team’s record. Which of us has the Jays missing the playoffs? 

Make sure to give Chris a follow @Baseball4Brains on Twitter and read his content on jaysjournal.com. Thanks again Chris! 

Justin and Patrick put a bow on Spring Training by recapping the last handful of games to tee up Opening Day vs the Yankees on Thursday.

We did it Jays fans! We survived the offseason. Enjoy meaningful baseball for the next 6 months!

BFMD Episode 118 – The Hurt Locker: Yates Gone, Springer Sidelined

After a horrifying 24 hours of Blue Jays injury news, Justin and Patrick sit down to dissect the situation and what it means for the team going forward. 

Without their closer, who fills the 9th inning void? Will Springer and Ray be out long term? What does this mean for a rotation that already lost Nate Pearson? 

With one week to go until Opening Day the guys give their opinions on who should earn the final roster spots. Has Josh Palacios passed Jonathan Davis, and will Trent Thornton snag a rotation spot? 

This team is still VERY good but the injury bug is concerning. Stay tuned in the coming days for our next episode. 

Episode 117 – Ray and Matz Steal the Show

BFMD Episode 162 – Berríos Extension & Ray Wins AL Cy Young Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Robbie Ray is your 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner!  Justin and Patrick discuss Ray's win, Vladdy and Semien finishing 2nd & 3rd in MVP voting and then get into the JUICY news.  José Berríos is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays through his age 34 season after agreeing to a seven year deal worth $131 million. He slots in as the #1 starter currently on the roster and will provide stability of the team for years to come.  Justin brings you up to speed on the Rule 5 Draft and discusses the players that were added to the 40-man roster as well as those, like Samad Taylor, who will be exposed.  Finally the guys chat the latest in Blue Jays rumours. Are the Jays aiming to sign Kevin Gausman? Will they trade Cavan Biggio? When will Ray and Matz make their decisions?  We'll be back with a new episode next weekend! Stay tuned. 
  1. BFMD Episode 162 – Berríos Extension & Ray Wins AL Cy Young
  2. BFMD Episode 161 – Pitching Autopsy
  3. BFMD Episode 160 – The Offseason Begins
  4. BFMD Episode 159 – End of the Road
  5. BFMD Episode 158 – Every Game is Must Win

It’s a jam packed episode of BFMD!

Robbie Ray and Steven Matz are making the Blue Jays look like geniuses so far this spring. Justin and Patrick break down their performances along with the rest of the Jays over the past 3 days. 

Tanner Roark delivered a stinker, Trent Thornton had a strong debut, and Vladdy kept on hitting. 

Jonathan Davis and Josh Palacios continue to battle for the 5th outfielder role, and Tim Mayza makes his case for a bullpen spot. 

Mike Trout is wasted, Salvador Perez got paid, you can buy a suite for Bitcoin in Oakland, Cubs prospect caught with a bunch of meth, and Jack Leiter threw a 16 strikeout no-hitter for Vanderbilt. 

BFMD Episode 116 – Our Bullpen is…Good?

Justin and Patrick are back with another episode! 

Who needs umpires? Not the Giants and Indians. 

Thomas Hatch left today’s game with a right elbow injury. MRI coming but it didn’t look good. 

Charlie Montoyo’s 2022 contract option was picked up meaning he will remain in charge for at least one more season beyond 2021.

T.J. Zeuch has a power sinker, Hyun-Jin Ryu is in mid-season form and the bullpen is looking like a huge strength. 

We are TWO WEEKS from Opening Day! Get HYPE. 

BFMD Episode 115 – Alek Manoah is a Bad Man

Summary

With less than three weeks to go until Opening Day the action is starting to heat up in Florida. Young prospects Alek Manoah and Simeon Woods Richardson continue to impress with Manoah striking out 7 Yankees in his start. 

Alejandro Kirk is smashing baseballs while Robbie Ray and Steven Matz are raising confidence levels in the rotation. 

Will this be Vladimir Guerrero Jr’s breakout season? 

BFMD Episode 114 – RoboUmp

Summary

As Spring Training nears the halfway mark, Justin and Patrick recap the past three Blue Jays games. Vladdy is hitting missiles, Roark & Matz look good, and the bullpen is in midseason form! 

MLB announced several experimental rules for the minor leagues including larger bases in Triple-A, limited shifts in Double-A, step off rules in High-A, and RoboUmps in Low-A. 

The guys give their opinions on the rules, an update on Nate Pearson, the Rangers opening up at 100% capacity, and give a special message to Rheal Cormier who passed away this week. 

BFMD Episode 113 – Thornton and Palacios Making the Team?

BFMD Episode 162 – Berríos Extension & Ray Wins AL Cy Young Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Blue Jays Podcast

Robbie Ray is your 2021 American League Cy Young Award winner!  Justin and Patrick discuss Ray's win, Vladdy and Semien finishing 2nd & 3rd in MVP voting and then get into the JUICY news.  José Berríos is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays through his age 34 season after agreeing to a seven year deal worth $131 million. He slots in as the #1 starter currently on the roster and will provide stability of the team for years to come.  Justin brings you up to speed on the Rule 5 Draft and discusses the players that were added to the 40-man roster as well as those, like Samad Taylor, who will be exposed.  Finally the guys chat the latest in Blue Jays rumours. Are the Jays aiming to sign Kevin Gausman? Will they trade Cavan Biggio? When will Ray and Matz make their decisions?  We'll be back with a new episode next weekend! Stay tuned. 
  1. BFMD Episode 162 – Berríos Extension & Ray Wins AL Cy Young
  2. BFMD Episode 161 – Pitching Autopsy
  3. BFMD Episode 160 – The Offseason Begins
  4. BFMD Episode 159 – End of the Road
  5. BFMD Episode 158 – Every Game is Must Win

Summary

Justin and Patrick are back again to keep you up to date on all Blue Jays spring training news and results. 

We have launched a website! Check it out here.

Should Trent Thornton be considered for the 5th starter role? 

Does Josh Palacios move past Jonathan Davis as 5th outfielder if he keeps up his strong play? 

Did the Jays miss out on Jake Odorizzi?

How much leash does Elvis Luciano have this spring before he is sent to the minor league site? 

BFMD Episode 112 – Down Goes Big Nate!

Summary

Nate Pearson has a grade 1 right groin strain. With no timetable for his return Ross Stripling may be next in line for the rotation. 

Simeon Woods Richardson and Alex Manoah both tossed 2 scoreless innings against the Yankees in their Blue Jays spring debuts, and Rowdy Tellez continues to swing a hot bat. 

Jonathan Davis reminded everyone that he is one of the best defenders in baseball against the Tigers, but only those in attendance were able to see the catch…

We’ll be back to recap the weekend’s games on Monday! 

BFMD Episode 110 – On the Cusp

Summary

With the first game of Spring Training coming up, Justin and Patrick break down the news out of Blue Jays camp in Dunedin. 

Will the Jays give Bo Bichette a big contract offer? Will Tyler Chatwood be an effective late inning reliever? Pete Walker thinks Thomas Hatch can be a major league starter, and Ross Stripling is a new father! 

BFMD Episode 109 – New Beginning

Summary

Pitchers and Catchers are reporting! 

The Blue Jays are still in need of a number 2 starter as the season approaches. Will they sign Jake Odorizzi or Taijuan Walker, or will they make a trade? 

Who will be the Blue Jays MVP? Cy Young? Most Improved? 

Justin and Patrick also give their Top Five power rankings to start the season.