BFMD Episode 108 – This One’s for Hammer

Summary

Patrick begins this week’s episode with a message about Hank Aaron and what he meant to the game. 

Justin recaps a flurry of news including Nolan Arenado being traded to St. Louis, the Jays signing Marcus Semien, trading for Steven Matz, and the empty Hall of Fame class. 

The guys debate the likelihood of Nate Pearson seeing time in AAA, and go over some of the remaining free agent options for the starting rotation. 

With 2 weeks left until Spring Training begins there are still a lot of questions swirling around where the Jays will play this year, who starts behind Ryu, and where does Vladdy play defensively? 

BFMD Episode 107 – Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Summary

George Springer is a Toronto Blue Jay. 

Justin and Patrick are here to break down the franchise record deal of $150 million over 6 years. 

Springer wasn’t the only signing as the Jays also brought in former All Star closer Kirby Yates. 

The Jays will now look to fill the remaining holes in the rotation and at third base. 

BFMD Episode 106 – Close the Lindor

Summary

The Blue Jays didn’t pull the trigger on Francisco Lindor. The Mets did. 

Justin and Patrick discuss whether the Blue Jays made the right call and what this means for the remaining Free Agent class. 

The Sugano sweepstakes ended with the Japanese star returning to Japan. 

The guys also talk World Junior Hockey Championship and make NFL playoff predictions. 

Happy New Year to all! 

BFMD Episode 105 – Flying by the Seat of Our Pants

Summary

There continues to be little to no movement in the Free Agent market. 

Justin and Patrick are here to provide any Blue Jays updates. Jonathan Davis gives back, Charlie Montoyo is pumped about the team, and Vladdy is back at 3B in the Dominican League. 

Have a safe holiday season! 

BFMD Episode 104 – Speculation & Rotation Grades

Summary

Justin and Patrick are back for another round of breaking ne– just kidding. Nothing is happening! 

After a run through the rumour mill and all of the speculation surrounding free agents, the guys get to grading the 2020 Blue Jays rotation. 

OH BOY were they bad outside of Hyun-jin Ryu. Wow. 

Thanks as always for listening! 

BFMD Episode 103 – Is No News Good News?

Summary

Unlike the NBA, MLB free agency is spinning its tires. 

Justin and Patrick are hear to break down the rumours, update you on Vladdy’s offseason, and to talk Hall of Fame.

Will anyone be elected to the Hall this year?

Thanks for listening! Please leave us a review. 

BFMD Episode 102 – For Alex

Summary

We want to dedicate this episode to the life and memory of Alex Trebek. He meant a lot to Canada, to TV audiences around the world, and to us. 

Justin and Patrick comb through Blue Jays and MLB news including the Marlins amazing hire of Kim Ng as the first female general manager in MLB history. 

Will the Jays trade for Francisco Lindor? What would that package look like? 

The guys wrap up the episode by handing out grades to the starting outfielders. 

Next up: pitching staff grades, free agency

BFMD Episode 101 – 2020 Infield Grades

Summary

Justin and Patrick bring back a popular series to BFMD with their first edition of 2020 season grades. The guys start with the infield and lay down some shocking grades. 

Justin is worried about one of the young core members and Patrick makes a prediction about who will be a career .300 hitter. 

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing outfield, rotation, and bullpen grades. Stay tuned! 

If you enjoy the show, or don’t, please leave us a review or send in questions and comments via Twitter @BFMDpodcast

BFMD Episode 100 – The BIG One with Dan Shulman & Chris Henderson

Summary

Justin & Patrick bring you the 100th episode of Bat Flips and Maple Dips! 

We say thank you to our longtime co-host Clayton, give some backstory on how the show started, and then get into two of the best guest appearances in BFMD history.

First up, Chris Henderson of Jays Journal joins us to talk Blue Jays free agency needs and whether or not the Jays should break the bank. 

Next, Dan Shulman of ESPN Radio and Sportsnet makes his BFMD debut to talk all things Blue Jays. From the first ever game through to the 2020 season, Dan’s insight into the world of calling games is second to none. 

THANK YOU to everyone who has listened to us for the past 2+ years. We are looking forward to continuing to bring you Blue Jays baseball content. 

BFMD Lighting Round

Summary

Justin and Patrick are here with a quick hitter. 

Should the Jays sign Trevor Bauer? 

Would a reunion with Aaron Sanchez make sense?

Should people keep watching the playoffs? 

Episode 100 is coming SOON. Get hype.