SOT6 Podcast - Episode 141 w/Craig Borden

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EPISODE 141

"Future“

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TALK

Weekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • Host Adam Corsair is joined by Craig Borden - host of the Jay Bird Watching Podcast - to discuss a variety of Blue Jays & baseball related topics, including:

    • Vlad’s HRD Perfromance

    • Trade Deadline

    • Juiced Ball

    • Robot Umps

    • Predictions

and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 137

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EPISODE 137

"REVISIT“

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TALK

Weekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • Host Adam Corsair takes this one solo as he recaps the Toronto Blue Jays' season thus far and gauge the trade talk surrounding Marcus Stroman.

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Music:
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Written, Produced, & Edited: Adam Corsair
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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 119

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EPISODE 119

"COULD THEY?“

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Weekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • Now that we’ve had a couple of games to digest the arrival of Vladimir Guerrero Jr., it’s fair to reflect on the impact that he’s able to provide for this team. As it stands, even prior to his arrival, the Jays were exceeding expectations; going so far as almost getting to that .500 mark. With his help, however, they were able to do it, albeit briefly. Still, there is a lot to be both satisfied and excited with when it comes to this Jays squad.

  • That being said, even though the month of April has concluded and small sample sizes being unreliable in terms of evaluating how the talent will be heading into the dog days of summer, I think it’s fair to wonder whether or not this team could possibly contend for a Wild Card spot. With the Red Sox not finding their groove and the Yankees experiencing injury woes of their own, perhaps it’s not so outlandish that the Jays could find themselves in an unlikely position of contention. Could it be?

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined by the host of the TSV Podcast, Connor Chambers. Connor & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the Jays, such as:

    • Vlad’s Debut

    • Drury’s Place

    • Trades?

    • Predictions

… and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
Scott Holmes - “Mountains All Around Us”

Written, Produced, & Edited: Adam Corsair


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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 116

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EPISODE 116

"VLAD BEGINS“

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TALK

WWeekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • After winning their first series in Minnesota by taking 3 out of 4 games, followed by a series sweep on the road against the Athletics in Oakland, as well as the team being ever-so-close to the .500 mark, you would think that fan morale would be at an all time high. Yet, with Matt Shoemaker tearing his ACL, effectively ending his season, Aaron Sanchez battling fingernail issues, Freddy Galvis battling a leg injury, and Ryan Borucki being placed on the 60 day IL, it seems as though the injury bug is spreading quickly. How the Jays respond to this will be a true test of adversity.

  • But it is not all doom and gloom for this Jays team as the Number 1 prospect in all of baseball, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., will be joining the team for the start of the home-stand against the Oakland Athletics. The wait is finally over. Just how much of an impact Vlad will make remains to be seen. However I, like many of you, think that it will be substantial. The wait is finally over. The future of your Toronto Blue Jays is here.

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined by the host of the Take 6ix Podcast, Hunter Surphlis. Hunter & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the Jays, such as:

    • Vlad’s Arrival

    • Pillar’s Return

    • Injury Bug

    • Predictions

… and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 114

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EPISODE 114

"Let ‘Em Play“

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TALK

Weekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • The Blue Jays continue to be a frustrating team throughout the first month of the season. We are shown glimmers of talent that make us believe that they could turn into something, but immediately we’re brought back down to earth with performances that make us scream at our televisions (or radios). That being said, there are a few positives to take away, such as…. hey, they aren’t in last! Smoak’s been on a tear! And Shoemaker is still pretty awesome! The bullpen hasn’t been nearly as bad as we anticipated (OK, maybe it was just me). What exactly are we dealing with when it comes to our Blue Jays?

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined by the host and founder of the Jay Bird Watching Podcast, Craig Borden. Craig & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the Jays, such as:

    • Pimpin’ Home Runs

    • Lourdes Demoted

    • Socrates

    • Vlad Watch

    • Predictions

and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 112

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EPISODE 112

"The Shoe Fits“

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Weekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • Still within the early stages of the season, the Jays have been mostly underwhelming on the offensive side of the diamond. With the team coughing up two games against a terrible squad in the Baltimore Orioles, as well as getting swept by the Cleveland Indians, Blue Jays fans had a taste of what will probably be another lackluster season. However, hope was restored in the most delicious of ways, as the Jays took down the reigning World Series Champions in the Red Sox on their Opening Day/Ring Ceremony. It leaves Jays fans wondering, what is the true identity of this team?

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined by the co-host of the Jay Bird Watching Podcast, Brendan Panikkar. Brendan & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the upcoming season for the Jays, such as:

    • Shoemaker’s Starts

    • Pillar’s Comments

    • Buchholz Starting

    • Biggest Surprise

    • Predictions

and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
Scott Holmes - “Mountains All Around Us”


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Randal Grichuk's Extension for the Blue Jays

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Article Written by Hudson Stewart (@hudson_stewart6)


Tuesday was a busy day for the Blue Jays to say the least.

They started off the day by shipping off Kevin Pillar to San Francisco in exchange for infielder, Alen Hanson, relief pitcher, Derek Law, and pitching prospect, Juan De Paula. This was the biggest news of the day and a lot of people gave their take on it. Personally, I like the deal, since the Jays were able to get 3 pieces back for a player who is declining in basically all areas of his game right now. I’ll miss Pillar as a Blue Jay, but I’m happy with the return that the team got back for him.

In addition to that, the team announced Tuesday that they’d signed Randal Grichuk to a 5 year, $52 million contract extension. The extension will take Grichuk into his age 31 season (he’s 27 right now).

Grichuk backed up his new contract with a great day at the plate in Tuesday’s game. He went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and a double in the Blue Jays’ 5-3 win over Baltimore. He’s had a slow start to the season, so hopefully that jump starts him into a good couple of weeks here.

That game sort of encapsulated Grichuk career to this point. He’s a big hit-or-miss guy, meaning he has the potential to hit the ball as far as anyone in the league, but also strikes out quite a bit. He’s played 4 full seasons in the big leagues so far (3 with the Cardinals, 1 with the Blue Jays), and over that span, he’s averaged 22 home runs per season, 59 RBIs, and 127 strikeouts. It’s also worth noting that his strikeouts have gone down in each of the past 2 seasons, which is a good sign for the Blue Jays.

By giving him a 5-year deal, the Jays are banking on breaking out and surpassing some of his previous totals. They’d probably like to see him move up from a 20-25 homer, 60-65 RBI guy, to a 30 homer, 75-80 RBI guy. And I think that if he continues to hit this high in the order, those numbers are realistic. Grichuk’s batting average and on-base percentage are never going to blow anyone away. But if he can hit for power and provide some above-average defense in centre field, I still see him as an upgrade to Kevin Pillar, considering how little power Pillar brought to the lineup.

Another important thing to recognize here is that the Blue Jays have very little money committed to their players past this year. Grichuk’s extension puts him with only Lourdes Gurriel as players on the Jays' to have a long-term contract. They’ve got very little money committed to the team right now, so even if this is a slight over-payment, I don’t see it as being a big issue.


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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 110

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EPISODE 110

"PILLAR TRADE“

TORONTO BLUE JAYS TALK

Weekly Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • It was only a matter of time before the Jays pulled the trigger on trading the longest tenured player on the team, Kevin Pillar. Ever since Opening Day when Anthony Alford was seen in Toronto, fans were operating on the when and not if aspect of when a deal would come to fruition. Today, the Jays made the move as they engaged in trade conversations with the San Francisco Giants, who have long been reported to have an interest in Pillar. In return, the Jays get 2 RH Pitchers and a utility infielder in Derek Law, Juan De Paula, and Alen Hansen, respectively. The team is now down to just Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Justin Smoak, and Ryan Tepera as members of the 2015 & ‘16 teams that recharged the fanbase.

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined by Richard Birfer. Rich & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the upcoming season for the Jays, such as:

    • The Trade

    • The Return

    • Starting Pitching Staff

    • Predictions

and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
Scott Holmes - “Mountains All Around Us”


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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 108

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EPISODE 108

"OFFICIAL SEASON PREVIEW“

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Spring Training Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! The Jays have concluded their annual trip to Montreal with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers and some head turning plays to get us ready for the upcoming season. The lineups are more or less set and the Jays will begin this rebuilding season with much more optimism for the fans compared to the previous two years. With so many teams just starting the rebuilding process in the American League, it would not be at all surprising if the Jays were able to capitalize and walk away with more wins than they had last season (73).

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined by close friend Ryan Difrancesco - writer for Blue Jays Nation. Ryan & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the upcoming season for the Jays, such as:

    • Analyzing the Diamond

    • Starting Rotation

    • Bo Bichette & Service Time

    • BOLD Predictions

    • Win Total Predictions

and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!

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Music:
Scott Holmes - “Mountains All Around Us”


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SOT6 Podcast - Episode 107

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EPISODE 107

"Leaving Dunedin“

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Spring Training Toronto Blue Jays Talk

  • With the Jays' finishing up their Spring Training activities in Dunedin, they now head back for a pair of exhibition games in Montreal before kicking off the start of the season for Opening Day. The roster is just about finalized, but still is in need of some tweaking after a few notable injuries have recently plagued the team. Specifically, Ryan Borucki and Ryan Tepera are both battling elbow issues, but are said to be minor. John Axford has been released as a result of an elbow issue of his own, but the Jays plan on resigning him once his rehab is complete. Lastly, Dalton Pompey suffered yet another concussion which may jeopardize his tenure as a Blue Jay. To say that things are shaky even before the start of the season would be an understatement.

  • To discuss these and other topics, host Adam Corsair is joined Ryan Andrews - writer for Jays From The Couch and host of the Locked on Jays Podcast. Ryan & Adam get into a bunch of topics surrounding the Jays, such as:

    • Kevin Pillar Trade Rumors

    • How To Handle These Injuries

    • Alford Assigned to the Bisons

    • Win Total Predictions

and so much more!

It’s a Blue Jays show that you won’t want to miss!
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Music:
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