Toronto Blue Jays Interviews

McGowan will ramp up slowly in spring training

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Dustin McGowan will try to get a spot in the Blue Jays rotation this spring, but will have to work in a separate program from the other starters to ramp his arm up slowly.

Interview: Todd Redmond

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Blue Jays swingman Todd Redmond speaks about being on the "weighted-ball" program, arm health, and his goals for 2014.

Interview: Changes in player development staffing

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Last Monday, the Blue Jays announced their minor league coaching staff for 2014. One of the more significant moves was the promotion of Clayton McCullough to the position of "Coordinator of...

Interview with Bisons' GM Mike Buczkowski

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The Toronto Blue Jays and Buffalo Bisons have just extended their affiliation through the 2016 season. Bluebird Banter sat down with the Bisons's GM to discuss what has gone right with this...

Daniel Norris Dealing With Lansing

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Two years ago, Daniel Norris waited patiently to see how the next chapter of his life would play out. The top high school left-hander in the 2011 draft class, Norris was considered a tough sign...

18 years ago today: Paul Menhart loses one-hitter

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Bluebird Banter tells the story behind Paul Menhart's one-hitter loss back on August 2, 1995.

Interview with Shirley Cheek

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Shirley Cheek will be receiving the Ford C. Frick Award on Saturday on behalf of her late husband Tom Cheek, who called 4306-straight games for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Has Neil Wagner found "it"?

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I had an opportunity to speak with former Buffalo Bisons closer Neil Wagner this Sunday before the Bisons game, and that interview could not have been better timed.

Thursday BBB Links:Another Romero Disaster Edition

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That was far from ideal, to say the least. Today's links include J.A Happ's condition, Matt Harvey's dominance and Canada's future in space.

Interview with Bisons' GM - Part 2

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Back in February, I had a chance to speak with Buffalo Bisons general manager Mike Buczkowski. He doesn't tweet too much, but you can follow him @BuffaloBisonsGM. Because it was a lengthy chat, I...

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Interview with Bisons' GM - Part 1

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Many of us are looking forward to the Toronto Blue Jays' Opening Day on April 2, but we should also pay attention to the Buffalo Bisons' Opening Day a couple days later on April 4 when they play...

Alex Anthopoulos On Prime Time Sports

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Alex Anthopoulos was on Prime Time Sports today for two segments - Here are some highlights!

The Two Canadian MLB Fan Cave Finalists

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This past weekend, I had the pleasure to speak to the two Canadian MLB Fan Cave finalists, April Whitzman (@AlleyCat17) and Evan "October" Wansbrough (@theIsotopes). April and Evan are both in the...

Updated: R.A. Dickey's Conversation on the Fan 590

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For those who want to hear from the newest Jay. PTS on Rogers Sportsnet or FAN590 in Toronto or any local affiliate who carries the 5pm hour of PTS. UPDATE: Quick Summary (Minor Leaguer) - R.A....

Interview With Jeremy Jeffress

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I talked with new Blue Jay Jeremy Jeffress last Friday. Unfortunately, for some reason, I had a very loud humming noise on my recording of the talk, making some it impossible to hear some of it...

Interview With Jeremy Jeffress' Agent Joshua Kusni

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Joshua Kusnick, Jeremy Jeffress' agent talks to us about his client.

Talking About Buffalo With Ben Wagner - Part 2

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An interview with Ben Wagner, the Voice of the Buffalo Bisons, the new AAA affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. In this second part, Ben talks about what to look forward to when travelling to...

Interview With The Voice Of The Buffalo Bisons

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Bluebird Banter chatted with Ben Wagner, the Voice of the AAA Buffalo Bisons, the new affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. In this first part of the interview, Ben introduces himself and talks a bit...

Interview With Blue Jays Hitting Coach Dwayne Murphy: Part Two

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The second half of my interview with Jays hitting coach Dwayne Murphy. It was starting to get noisier and busier around us as we went on and the game was getting closer. Murphy was very nice to let...

Interview With Blue Jays Hitting Coach Dwayne Murphy: Part One

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When I was in Toronto the Jays PR department was nice enough to let me talk to hitting coach Dwayne Murphy. We talked after batting practice before the game on Sunday June 17th. He didn't have a...

Interview with Blue Jays Assistant General Manager Tony LaCava

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Yesterday I had a massive headache, I could barely function for most of the day. Well, for a good part of the day, I didn't function. So, when the phone rang, I almost didn't answer. It was an out...

Interview with Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus

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One of my favorite signs of spring is when the Baseball Prospectus Annual comes out. My wife makes fun of me reading phone books. The book is 500+ pages, with essays on each major league team...

Interview with Blue Jays Pitching Coach Bruce Walton: Part Five

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The final part of our interview with Bruce Walton. Thanks so much to Bruce for doing this for us. So the starting rotations is Romero, Cecil, Morrow, Alvarez and McGowan? That's about what we have...

Interview with Blue Jays Pitching Coach Bruce Walton: Part Four

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The second last part of our talk with Bruce Walton. If you missed any of it; part one is here, two here and three here. I'm not sure how much it comes across in the text of this, but I really had...

Interview with Blue Jays Pitching Coach Bruce Walton: Part Three

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On to the third part of our interview with Bruce Walton. There was some conversation before the recorder was turned on. Bruce was wrong in guessing Prince Fielder would sign with the Rangers. He...

Interview with Blue Jays Pitching Coach Bruce Walton: Part Two

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Here is the second part of my chat with Bruce Walton. It was very nice of him to do this. I didn't mention, with the first part, that I solicited questions from, well, everybody. All the folks...

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