Today's guest is Dr. Paul Gausman, superintendent at Lincoln Public Schools. Dr. Gausman has a long-standing tradition of educational excellence and rigorous academic achievement.Welcome to Agency for Change Podcast!
Just like last offseason, the San Francisco Giants are faced with whether or not to bring back a free-agent ace. Carlos Rodón re-enters the market after one season with the SF Giants, and there's good chance the Giants let him walk just like they did with Kevin Gausman. ESPN and FanGraphs predict Rodón to receive a five-year deal worth about $25 million per year (about $125 million in total). That's very similar to the 5/$110M deal Kevin Gausman received from the Blue Jays last offseason. If the San Francisco Giants choose to let Rodón get his big deal from another team, what should they do? They've been clear that they intend to pair Logan Webb with another top-of-the-rotation arm. Even after letting Gausman leave, the Giants managed to replace his production beautifully in the form of Rodón, who got the same AAV as Gausman but over far fewer years. The alternatives on the market include Jacob deGrom, who's expected to land a short-term deal worth $40+ million, Justin Verlander, who's expected to come in around 2/$70 million, and Clayton Kershaw, who may be willing to accept a one-year deal but almost certainly wouldn't sign with the San Francisco Giants. Among those options, Verlander may be the most appealing because it's a nice middle ground between the absurd AAV deGrom may command and the five-plus years Rodón may command. Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
PostMedia's Blue Jays beat writer Rob Longley joins Steve and Graham to provide a feel for the buzz in Toronto, Edwin Encarnacion throwing out the first pitch, question marks with the pitching staff, Gausman's status, Stripling vs Berrios, lineup notes, Espinal being activated, Gurriel's recovery lagging, Kikuchi on the roster, leaders providing a strong voice, and gauging the Mariners' chances of pulling off an upset.
With Alek Manoah tapped to start Game 1, Jeff and Kevin debate which game Kevin Gausman should pitch in the Wild Card Series against Seattle. The guys then discuss if Toronto would be in this position if a managerial change wasn't made during the season and look back at the key moments and performances from this team in 2022. In Barker's Back Leg Bits, the guys ask fans for their confidence level ahead of the Mariners series, which Blue Jays they're expecting big series from, and which players could be unsung heroes (31:50). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Blake Murphy is joined by host of The JD Bunkis Podcast, JD Bunkis, to discuss the trust and excitement levels for Alek Manoah's first playoff start in the Wild Card series opener, the correlation between the faith in David Price's first playoff start for Toronto and Manoah's, and the concerns with Kevin Gausman's finger issues, before revisiting the debate between Robbie Ray and Gausman this past offseason (01:17). Then, the guys take a look at the betting odds heading into the 3-game series, and focus in on why centerfielders George Springer and Julio Rodríguez can be the x-factors this weekend (28:06). Afterward, FanGraphs' Ben Clemens chats about how he'll consume the first few series of the 2022 playoffs, why Seattle isn't benefiting from a matchup against Toronto, the strength of the Mariners' bullpen, Bo Bichette's ceiling as a hitter, and the other focal points of the series (54:25). Finally, former analyst for the Maple Leafs and current contributor at The Athletic Cam Charron jumps on to share where his fandom lies between the Mariners and Blue Jays, what stands out between baseball and hockey analytics, and why Robbie Ray scares him the most heading into this series (01:15:00). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Former Mets GM and TSN MLB insider Steve Phillips joins First Up to discuss the Blue Jays making the playoffs, Gausman leaving his start early, how he would round out the Blue Jays rotation in the playoffs, importance of having home field in the playoffs and more!
Blake Murphy is joined by Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith to discuss Kevin Gausman's finger issue, if this changes the team's pitching rotation in a Wild Card series, what he's paying attention to in the final series of the season against Baltimore, and which pitchers from the bullpen could be effective against a potential matchup against Seattle (02:20). Then, the guys fill out their Wild Card roster for the Jays while debating which catcher should be in the lineup every day, Ramiel Tapia's role into the playoffs, the reasoning behind keeping Gabriel Moreno on the roster, and whether they would prefer Gausman or Ross Stripling to pitch in Game 2 (24:14). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 10/2/2022 by Tony T. Red Sox at Blue Jays—Michael Wacha the starter for the Red Sox. Wacha in 22 starts produces an ERA 3.06 with WHIP 1.09. The righthander is fanning 20.1% with 6% walks. Ground balls sit 40.8% with 1.09 home runs per nine innings. A FIP 3.89 an indicator of a rising ERA based on his numbers. Kevin Gausman will start for Toronto. Gausman has 30 starts posts an ERA 3.30 and WHIP 1.23. The veteran strikes out 28.2% with 3.9% walks.
Blue Jays TV play-by-play voice Dan Shulman joins Blake Murphy to discuss Aaron Judge's pursuit of making history, John Schneider's decision to let Adam Cimber pitch over Anthony Bass in the 10th inning during Wednesday's loss to the Phillies, why Matt Gage has not been called up from the Minors, how the Jays' starting rotation in Tampa Bay could dictate their approach to the upcoming Yankees series, and if Mitch White is in consideration for the playoff roster (04:40). The Athletic's Kaitlyn McGrath jumps on to lay her case for the 2022 Blue Jays MVP, who'd she choose between Kevin Gausman or Alek Manoah, if we should contemplate giving the award to a position player, and if there are any concerns with Jordan Romano blowing back-to-back saves (30:18). MLB.com's Mike Petriello weighs in on the Jays decreasing their usage of the shift behind Gausman, if it has a positive effect, and how he would utilize both Alejandro Kirk and Danny Jansen in a post-season lineup (51:03). To wrap up, Robert Orr of Baseball Prospectus stops by to chat about how Bo Bichette brought back the power in his batting approach, how Vlad Jr. can add Bo's improvement into his game, and Judge's historic home run chase this season (01:14:03). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Sports Betting Host & Analyst for Yahoo Sportsbook Ariel Epstein joins Game Play to chat about Wednesday's MLB slate. Epstein shares her thoughts on the Blue Jays providing starter Kevin Gausman with elite run support all year, how to find value when betting during the final weeks of the season, her favourite bets for Wednesday's MLB slate, and more.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 9/21/2022 by Tony T. Blue Jays at Phillies—Kevin Gausman to start for Toronto. Gausman in 28 starts has an ERA 3.45 with WHIP 1.24. The righthander a strikeout rate of 28.1% with 3.8% walks. Ground balls dealt at 38.6% with 0.79 home runs per nine innings. A FIP 2.40 suggests a lowering of his ERA based on these numbers.
ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney joins First Up to chat about the Blue Jays playoff chances and if its time for the Jays to get their roster ready for the post season, why its time to pull the reins back on some players, how would he setup the rotation in the playoffs, Aaron Judge's historic season and more!
The San Francisco Giants will enter the offseason motivated to fix what went wrong in 2022. They'll have money to spend and talent on which to spend it. Which of the free-agent shortstops will the SF Giants prioritize? Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, and Dansby Swanson all figure to hit the open market (Bogaerts and Correa have opt-outs that will need to be exercised first). The Giants really can't go wrong with this group of players, but the priorities should be one of Turner, Bogaerts, and Correa. Not only are these three able to impact the game defensively, but they're also middle-of-the-order bats. Was 2021 the aberration or was 2022 the aberration? The boring answer is that neither was an aberration. The Giants got what they deserved in 2021 and they've deserved their record in 2022 as well. The issue appears to be that the 2021 performance was not sustainable; so in a way, last year was more of an aberration than this year. But they got legitimately great performances out of many players last year, and a lot of those players have regressed and gotten older in 2022. The Giants will need to upgrade their team in the offseason if they hope to contend in 2023. Why aren't the SF Giants linked to Justin Verlander more often? He would make a lot of sense on a short-term deal but smart money would have him returning to Houston. Will the San Francisco Giants do what it takes to bring back Carlos Rodón? After what happened with Kevin Gausman last offseason (the Giants didn't make him an offer, per Gausman), it's not a safe assumption that they will pony up for Rodón. Short-term deals for pitchers may continue to be the Giants' preference, and there are options (Jacob deGrom, Verlander). Also discussed: do Giants chairman Greg Johnson's comments suggest the team is more interested in being a middling playoff team than a World Series contender? Who are four position players who won't be back on the Giants next season? Find and follow Locked On Giants on your favorite podcast platforms:
The BlueJays have me a bit worried despite the fact that they took 3 of 5 from Tampa. I hope Kirk is OK, and I'm concerned that Gausman might not have enough in the tank after throwing 103 pitches in a blowout loss. Do I worry too much? Will Vladdy sign a long-term deal and how much would you pay him? How about Alek Manoah coming to his teammate's rescue on Twitter? The Loonie Dog Tuesdays are a farce: Kids can't spend their loonies at a cashless venue. Roger Federer retires at age 41. He is the greatest, not Serena. He never retired from a match. Ever. More troubles for Hockey Canada, more English Premier games cancelled because there's not enough security, what with the Queen's passing and all. More changes at the Fan590, golf, tennis and more. Enjoy!
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker recap the Blue Jays' 5-1 victory over the Rays where starting pitcher Ross Stripling once again proved his worth. Rays analyst and friend of the show Brian Anderson previews today's series finale and the standout pitching matchup between Shane McClanahan and Kevin Gausman (27:19). Afterwards, Toronto Blue Jays Program Manager of Amateur baseball T.J. Burton discusses this year's upcoming Canadian Futures Showcase – the biggest amateur baseball tournament in the country (35:45). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Longtime MLB Executive & SiriusXM Host Jim Duquette joined OverDrive earlier today and got into a number of things including the start for Alek Manoah last night, his potential long-term & what he makes of the home run chases for Albert Pujols and Aaron Judge.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 9/10/2022 by Tony T. Blue Jays at Rangers—Kevin Gausman to start for Toronto. Gausman in 26 starts has an ERA 3.12 with WHIP 1.24. The veteran fans 27.9% with 3.8% walks. Grounders 38.6% with limited home run damage. A FIP 2.17 suggests a drop in ERA based on his numbers.
TSN MLB Analyst Steve Phillips joined OverDrive earlier today following the Jays impressive double-header sweep of the Orioles. He touched on that, Bo Bichette's big day at the plate & what he's made of the power stroke of Aaron Judge in 2022.
Blake Murphy breaks down a pair of wins for the Blue Jays as they sweep the Orioles in a doubleheader at Camden Yards! He takes your calls and texts, and first gets to the performance from Kevin Gausman against his former team, including just exactly what was up with the called balk (and Gausman's fiery reaction). He breaks down the barrage of runs in the ninth inning, and later on, gets to the second win of the day - including a three-home run performance from Bo Bichette, who is heating up at exactly the right time. Plus, more on home runs from Cavan Biggio and Teoscar Hernandez, and a chat on the great start from José Berríos (before the rain began to fall). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Apologies for the phone audio, but my PC is kaput. Today's episode features much ranting, raving and snark when it comes to the Toronto BlueJays. Yes, they are in a playoff position, but it's up to guys like Springer and Gausman to carry them through September. As well, the front office is dreaming if they think Nate Pearson is going to help this team. We get into Looney Hot Dog nights, which should be discontinued, and the Wave, which should be banned unless the home team is at the plate. We get into the US Open, a.k.a the Serena Williams show. Not enough coverage of Canadians by Canadian media. That includes golf and tennis. Join me and Toronto Mike for all the fun. Enjoy!
MLB Network host Robert Flores joins First Up to discuss the Blue Jays season so far, why he thinks they can catch fire, Gausman and Manoah's Cy Young chances, Rays and Astros dealing with injuries to aces, Aaron Judge vs Shohei Ohtani and more!
Longtime MLB Pitcher & Marquee Sports Network Analyst Ryan Dempster joined OverDrive earlier today in the midst of the Jays 3-game set versus the Cubs. He touched on that, Gausman's outing & what he makes of the new-look schedule for MLB in 2023.
Chicago Cubs vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 8/30/2022 by Tony T. Cubs at Blue Jays—Marcus Stroman will start for Chicago. Stroman in 18 starts an ERA 4.10 plus WHIP 1.22. The righty strikes out 20.9% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls sit at 50.5% with 1.12 home runs per nine innings. Kevin Gausman starts for Toronto. Gausman has 24 starts producing an ERA 3.15 and WHIP 1.26.
Blake Murphy is joined by Blue Jays analyst and former catcher, Caleb Joseph, to discuss what is sustainable about the Jays recent success, what Ross Stripling's return has meant, how Kevin Gausman can steer through waves of bad luck, initial impressions of Mitch White, and the challenges of being a back-up catcher (8:00). Former Jays manager, John Gibbons, joins Blake to break down what convinced him to get Twitter and start “The Gibby Show”, gauging the importance of analytics, where the Jays focus is or should be, thoughts on the MLB's new schedule, and what he misses about Toronto (25:00). Riley Breckenridge joins Blake and chats about how music has spurred connections with baseball, the Shohei Ohtani spectacle and upcoming duel with Alek Manoah, and gripes with the lowly Angels (50:00). FanGraphs managing editor, Meg Rowley, joins Blake to talk about the new Julio Rodriguez extension and long-term contract structures, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette having down years, Gausman's quirky season, and the direction of the FanGraphs mobile app (01:16:15).The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/25/2022 by Tony T. Blue Jays at Red Sox—Kevin Gausman to start for Toronto. Gausman has 23 starts posting an ERA 2.99 plus WHIP 1.24. The veteran a strikeout mark of 27.7% with 4.1% walks. Ground balls dealt at 38.4% with limited home runs damage. Kutter Crawford to the mound for Boston.
Winners of 3 out of 4 games in the Bronx, the Blue Jays now head to Boston for 3 games at Fenway. Justin and Patrick break down what went right for the Jays against the Yankees including great starting pitching, some timely hitting, and a couple of temper tantrums for Gerrit Cole. Pujols is 8 HR away from 700. Can he get there? Ohtani or Judge for AL MVP. Updates on Orelvis and Moreno. We'll be off for a bit due to some travelling. Enjoy meaningful baseball!
Sho Alli and Julia Kreuz break down the Blue Jays' 4-0 win over the Yankees in New York! They take your calls and texts, and discuss Kevin Gausman's seven innings of four-hit, shutout baseball against the Bronx Bombers. They get to his place in the rotation hierarchy, and who (after Gausman himself and Alek Manoah) you'd take as a third starter in a three-game series. They also break down Teoscar Hernandez smashing a two-run homer, his place as the cleanup hitter, and Bo Bichette continuing to scuffle. Plus, a conversation on Jordan Romano coming in to close out the game in a non-save situation. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022 by Tony T. Blue Jays at Yankees—Kevin Gausman starts for Toronto. Gausman started 22 games with an ERA 3.16 with WHIP 1.27. The veteran a strikeout rate of 27.7% with 4.1% walks. Ground balls sit at 38.6% with limited home run damage. A FIP of 2.07 suggests a drop in ERA if these numbers hold.
It's Game 114 of the 2022 Season and the Cleveland Guardians take another series in this second half, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 in the finale. On today's show we're talking about Gausman's reverse splits, Bieber's Fastball velocity, Hedges getting some great bounces, and naming our MVP on the day. If you want to share your thoughts on the game or anything Cleveland baseball you can find me on Twitter @daveyberris, you can email the show ClevelandBaseballMornings@gmail.com, or leave a message on the anchor app and we'll play it back on the show. Merchandise is now available at https://clevelandbaseballmornings.myspreadshop.com/ for T-shirts, Hoodies, Coffee Mugs, and More!!! Now available on iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-cleveland-baseball-morning-70571254/ Now available on Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/17e3d70a-dd9e-4ed3-a6fc-2ef5d6f58bb8/Cleveland-Baseball-Mornings-An-Indians-Fan-Podcast --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/clevelandbaseballmornings/message
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays series loss to the Guardians – a three-game set where Toronto's bats went silent and Cleveland was able to find success against José Berríos and Kevin Gausman. As always on Monday, the guys examine how the Blue Jays' divisional opponents fared over the weekend in “In The East” (29:39); before commenting on the news that shook the baseball world over the weekend: Padres' star Fernando Tatis Jr. being suspended 80 games for PED use (42:05). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Is it bad juju or bad defense that's terrorizing Kevin Gausman? Drew and Kaitlyn chat about Gausman's odd spell, the Blue Jays and Guardians' offenses, Mitch White, and the Orioles series. Oh, and, of course, the Bradley Zimmer news breaks right after we record. Still, listen about JBJ! Follow Drew on Twitter: @DrewGROF Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter: @kaitlyncmcgrath Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down the Blue Jays' 3-1 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field. They take your calls and texts, get into the eight innings of work from Kevin Gausman, and the two-run insurance single from Danny Jansen. They discuss the trade deadline, and chat about whether it was exactly what the team needed at this stage, or if it was underwhelming. Where will Whit Merrifield play, and does that imply an IL stint for George Springer? Do the additions of Zach Pop and Anthony Bass re-order the bullpen enough? Blair and Barker discuss on Jays Talk. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Ricky is the campaign manager for 'crafty pitchers'. An archetype, descriptor that suits Adam Wainwright aptly, and who, despite his age, seems ageless. Drew and Ricky discuss Wainwright, Albert Pujols, and the series split vs. the Cardinals. The guys also hit on Benintendi to the Yankees, bullpen options for the Blue Jays, Kikuchi, Gausman, and John Schneider's performance thus far. Follow Drew on Twitter: @DrewGROF Follow Ricky on Twitter: @Ricky_Ro24 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
It's episode 200 of BFMD! Justin and Patrick provide updates on the planned renovations at Rogers Centre, whether to qualify Ross Stripling, recap the Cardinals series, and preview the Tigers. Patrick proposes a couple of trades and Justin dives deep in Kevin Gausman & the shift. Thanks for sticking with us over the past 4+ years!
Blake Murphy is joined by The Athletic's Kaitlyn McGrath to discuss how players in the clubhouse reacted to the news of manager Charlie Montoyo being let go, what could be John Schneider's biggest hurdle as their interim manager, if the front office and Ross Atkins are feeling a sense of urgency, Ross Stripling's outing in their finale against the Phillies and looks ahead to Kevin Gausman's return from an ankle injury (05:21). Sports Illustrated's Stephanie Apstein stop by to chat about the Kansas City Royals not having 10 of their players travelling to Toronto due to being unvaccinated, and how this affects the competitive aspect of sports and the trade market (26:18). Sportsnet's Caleb Joseph shares his thought on Montoyo's release, his time playing under him in 2020, how a veteran would handle a mid-season managerial change, his expectations from Schneider for the rest of the year, what he makes of tonight's changes in the batting order, and what he's looking forward to in Gausman's return to the mound (51:15). Finally, Blake previews the Jays' upcoming series against the Royals and shares who Kansas City is calling up from the minors (01:15:43). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
The Jays kick off their west coast swing after a miserable three-game stretch against the Rays. Drew and Kaitlyn share cliff notes from the Tampa Bay series before honing in on Kevin Gausman's injury. Though Gausman's future isn't totally in question, his absence still highlights Toronto's dearth of pitching depth. Is a left-handed bat still a need at the trade deadline? Berrios and Kikuchi deliver bounce-back performances. Pancakes the Dog chimes in about George Springer's mic'd up segment in the Jays game on YouTube before the crew wraps up the show by discussing the Canada Day festivities and the team's west coast trip. Our thoughts go out to Mark Budzinski and the Budzinski family. Follow Drew on Twitter: @DrewGROF Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter: @kaitlyncmcgrath Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Blake Murphy is joined by The Athletic's Kaitlyn McGrath to chat about the most disappointing aspect of the Blue Jays' weekend series against the Rays, the importance of bolstering their pitching staff after Kevin Gausman suffered an ankle contusion, and who the team can look to target in the trade market (04:28). The Athletic's Melissa Lockard stops by to discuss what makes Frankie Montas a special pitcher for Oakland, how the return packages for Matt Chapman are performing, and previews what to look for from A's starter Cole Irvin in their series opener (27:11). Afterward, Ben Shulman of the "Locked on Jays" podcast recaps the rare doubleheader at Rogers Centre, takeaways from Casey Lawrence's relief appearance after Gausman left the game, and the state of the AL East (50:02). To wrap up the show, Blake answers your texts about Yusei Kikuchi, Danny Jansen, and the pitching woes (01:14:53). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Joe and Taylor invite Drew (@aok_fan) onto the show to chat about their early picks for MVP and Cy Young and run through a laundry list of excellent listener questions. Thanks for the submissions!As always, be nice to yourself, be good to each other, and go get some cake. See you next week.
TSN MLB Analyst Steve Phillips joins OverDrive to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays series loss against the Tampa Bay Rays, Kevin Gausman's ankle injury, the Blue Jays starting/relief pitchers to target ahead of MLB's Trade Deadline, why the Blue Jays must go into "all-in" mode, Freddie Freeman dismissing his agent story heightening, Juan Soto turning down extension and more.
Sho Alli breaks down the Blue Jays' 6-2 loss to the Rays at Rogers Centre. He takes your texts on an afternoon where starter Kevin Gausman takes a comebacker to his ankle, and was forced to depart the game after just two innings of work. Does this make the starting rotation the most pressing area of need come the trade deadline? Sho outlines a few pitchers who could be potentially available on the market, including someone from South Beach, Florida. Plus, a conversation on Casey Lawrence who let up six earned runs, but also saved the bullpen from being taxed too much ahead of the second game of the doubleheader. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker break down Kevin Gausman's strong outing against the Red Sox in the Blue Jays' 7-2 victory. They also discuss Alejandro Kirk's offensive output, working with Gausman behind the plate, and Matt Chapman looking more comfortable offensively. Former Blue Jays catcher Caleb Joseph joins the show and to discuss what made Gausman successful against Boston, and what's stood out to him about Jose Berrios and Yusei Kikuchi's recent form (31:31). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
TSN MLB Analyst Steve Phillips joined OverDrive earlier today ahead of the Jays 3-game set versus Boston. He touched on the need for Jose Berrios to throw "quality strikes", the pressure on Gausman to go deep tonight & why he is concerned about their bullpen.
Jeff Blair and Kevin Barker recap the Blue Jays 10-2 loss to the Baltimore Orioles which saw them split the four-game series. The guys discuss the tough loss, particularly what they saw out of Kevin Gausman on the hill. Later on, they open up the phone lines as Toronto prepares for an important three-game set against the MLB-leading New York Yankees (28:25). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.
Justin & Patrick are back with another episode of BFMD. The guys discuss the past week and dive into the numbers for the starting pitchers to highlight areas of strength and weakness. Why won't Kikuchi throw more changeups? What's up with Gausman? Also on the show: Vladdy is okay, the Jays are fine, Ryu is done for the season (maybe next year too), CFL & F1 Thank you for listening!
TSN MLB Analyst Steve Phillips joined the OverDrive guys earlier today and got into a number of things including the recent struggles of Kevin Gausman, Santiago Espinal being a full-time player & what he makes of the Angels' decision to fire Joe Maddon as their Manager.
The Minnesota Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in Sunday's series finale at the Rogers Centre. The Twins jumped on Jays starter Kevin Gausman, scoring five runs in the first two innings. Devin Smeltzer pitched four strong innings for Minnesota, and the bullpen helped ice the victory. The Twins are 32-24 and head home to play the Yankees starting Tuesday. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKED15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. LinkedIn LinkedIn Jobs helps you find the candidates you want to talk to, faster. Did you know every week, nearly 40 million job seekers visit LinkedIn? Post your job for free at LinkedIn.com/LOCKEDONMLB. Blue Nile Make your moment sparkle with jewelry from Bluenile.com, and LOCKED ON SPORTS listeners get $50 off purchases of $500 or more using code LOCKEDON. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
MLB.com Executive Reporter & MLB Network Insider Mark Feinsand joined OverDrive earlier today following the Jays win over St. Louis last night. He touched on Gausman's performance, if he expects the Jays to improve, Aaron Judge's next contract and the allure of Shohei Ohtani.
TSN MLB Analyst Steve Phillips joined OverDrive earlier today and got into a number of things including the Jays bats, Gausman's hot start, what MLB can do about the tanking Reds & whether Shohei Ohtani could win the AL MVP again.