BFMD Episode 184 – Springer & Romano Save Series Win

Summary

Bo Bichette is heating up at the right time because hits are at a premium for the Toronto Blue Jays these days. 

The Jays were able to escape with a series win on the strength of a HR from Bo and a great catch by George Springer. The Jays prepare to welcome to red hot Yankees to Toronto before heading out to Cleveland later in the week. 

Justin and Patrick break down the series, discuss Espinal’s offensive emergence, and preview the upcoming games. 

BFMD Episode 183 – Bo Blast & Springer Dinger Beat Red Sox

Summary

The Toronto Blue Jays have not lost a series so far in 2021. The bats have yet to heat up but they are finding ways to win games with great pitching and timely home runs. 

Justin and Patrick break down the series with Boston and tee up the upcoming series with Houston. 

The guys also provide injury updates, discuss air fryers, and Mike Trout. 

Thanks for listening! 

BFMD Episode 182 – Houston, We Have a SantiaGOAT

Summary

Behind a stellar series from Santiago Espinal, and pitching from Alek Manoah and the bullpen the Toronto Blue Jays were able to keep the Houston Astros on the launchpad after a series win. 

What’s going on with Bo Bichette? Justin and Patrick dive into the numbers to see if they can solve the puzzling start he’s had. 

Also on the show: Vladdy hit a bundle of singles, Zack Collins sent a baseball to the moon, and Lourdes Gurriel had an odyssey in left field. 

After a 4-2 road trip the Jays return to Toronto for 4 games against the Boston Red Sox. We will finally find out with Sox players are not vaccinated and I guarantee that they will be ridiculed! 

Thanks for listening!

BFMD Episode 181 – Gausman Baffles Boston

Summary

Behind strong pitching from Kevin Gausman, the Toronto Blue Jays were able to take two of three games at Fenway Park. 

The Jays also got a quality start from Jose Berrios, and a solid outing from Yusei Kikuchi as the rotation attempts to stabilize. 

The Jays head to Houston for the weekend and will meet up with Justin Verlander and the Astros for three games. 

Also on the show: Blue Jays Star Wars day promotion, cheese, rare Mets W, Miggy Watch

BFMD Episode 180 – Gurriel & Manoah Lead Jays to Series Win

Summary

The Toronto Blue Jays took two of three games from the Oakland Athletics over the weekend. 

The guys lead off the episode with news about Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez. 

In this episode we discuss Ross Stripling, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Alek Manoah, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Zack Collins and their contributions this weekend.

The guys also preview the Red Sox series and discuss what the Jays need to do over their next 20 games in order to call it a successful stretch. 

Thanks for listening! 

BFMD Episode 179 – Early Season Split in the Bronx

Summary

The Toronto Blue Jays have left the Bronx with 2 wins and a series split against the New York Yankees. 

Vladdy had a 3 HR game, Alek Manoah was dealing, and Kevin Gausman showed fans why he is worth big money! 

The bats also went cold for two games, and the Jays lost Teoscar Hernandez to injury. 

Justin and Patrick break down the series, tee up the weekend at home against Oakland, and discuss Jackie Robinson Day which takes place on Friday! 

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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

Teoscar Hernandez has been traded.  Justin and Patrick are here to discuss the return and the impact of losing Teo's bat in the lineup.  Alek Manoah finished 3rd in AL Cy Young voting, and the Jays made some 40-man roster moves. 
  1. BFMD Episode 217 – Teo Traded
  2. BFMD Episode 216 – Catcher Trade Rumours & Free Agent Pitching
  3. BFMD Episode 215 – Season Over, Springer Hurt, Atkins & Schneider
  4. BFMD Episode 214 – 2022 Wild Card Preview
  5. BFMD Episode 213 – Bats Beat Up Boston

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!