There's just under a month left of the minor league regular season (time flies!) so there are just a few more Around The Nest episodes to go for the season. If you have yet to ask the Blue Jays' minor league radio broadcasters those itching questions, this is probably a good time to write them in the comments section below.
The link for this week's episode is right here. Tune live in this evening at 5 pm Eastern or download it at a later time to listen in.
Last week, I went to Manchester, New Hampshire to see the FIsher Cats play a four-game weekend series against the Reading Fightin' Phils, and managed to see both Daniel Norris's last start at double-A and Taylor Cole's first start at double-A. I'll let Bob Lipman tell you all about it on the show, but here was my scouting report on Norris after his start:
This year, the Blue Jays have had two pitchers who travelled most of the way around (actually, up) the nest: Norris started in Dunedin, then moved up to New Hampshire, and was recently promoted to Buffalo, joining Kendall Graveman, who moved up three levels after starting his 2014 season with the Lugnuts.
My questions for the week are about Daniel Norris. To Bob: Did Norris find out about his promotion after the 10-hour trip to Erie? And do you know how he found out? To Ben: I don't see him listed as one of Buffalo's starters this weekend (right now, Sean Nolin, P.J. Walters, and Raul Valdes are listed), so are there plans to move him to the bullpen to set him up for a potential September callup? Update: Ben reports that Norris will be making a start on Saturday.
To fill in the time between now and 5 pm, listen to last week's episode here:
Now it's your turn: what are your questions for the Around The Nest crew?