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! 

Thanks for listening! If you like us, leave a review or star rating and tell a friend! 

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 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast

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. 
  1. BFMD Episode 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays
  2. BFMD Episode 222 – Whit Merrifield Renaissance
  3. BFMD Episode 221 – Bo Money, Bo Problems?
  4. BFMD Episode 220 – Belt a Blue Jay & 26-Man Roster Debate
  5. BFMD Episode 219 – Welcome to the Varsho

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 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast

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. 
  1. BFMD Episode 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays
  2. BFMD Episode 222 – Whit Merrifield Renaissance
  3. BFMD Episode 221 – Bo Money, Bo Problems?
  4. BFMD Episode 220 – Belt a Blue Jay & 26-Man Roster Debate
  5. BFMD Episode 219 – Welcome to the Varsho

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 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast

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. 
  1. BFMD Episode 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays
  2. BFMD Episode 222 – Whit Merrifield Renaissance
  3. BFMD Episode 221 – Bo Money, Bo Problems?
  4. BFMD Episode 220 – Belt a Blue Jay & 26-Man Roster Debate
  5. BFMD Episode 219 – Welcome to the Varsho

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 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast

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. 
  1. BFMD Episode 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays
  2. BFMD Episode 222 – Whit Merrifield Renaissance
  3. BFMD Episode 221 – Bo Money, Bo Problems?
  4. BFMD Episode 220 – Belt a Blue Jay & 26-Man Roster Debate
  5. BFMD Episode 219 – Welcome to the Varsho

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 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays Bat Flips and Maple Dips – A Toronto Blue Jays Podcast

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. 
  1. BFMD Episode 223 – The Toronto Chad Jays
  2. BFMD Episode 222 – Whit Merrifield Renaissance
  3. BFMD Episode 221 – Bo Money, Bo Problems?
  4. BFMD Episode 220 – Belt a Blue Jay & 26-Man Roster Debate
  5. BFMD Episode 219 – Welcome to the Varsho

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!