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Around The Nest - Blue Jays Minor League Podcast - Week 2

Week 2: Play Ball, Buffalo!

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This week’s Around The Nest will be broadcast as scheduled at 4 pm Eastern—we don’t expect that our broadcaster’s booths will be affected by rain, snow, or ice crashing through the roof.

Unfortunately the Blue Jays’ farm teams (and big league club themselves) were not that lucky this week, running into various weather events this week that disrupted play. Since the last Around The Nest episode, the Bisons played just one game, Fisher Cats and D-Jays five, and the Lugnuts four. This past Sunday and Monday, no games were played in the Blue Jays organization at all due to cancellations, postponements, and scheduled off days—I don’t remember the last time that happened.

Click here for the live podcast at 4 pm ET or the archived version later on.

Despite the reduced number of ballgames there is still a lot to talk about this week as host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler is joined by the radio voices from single-A up to triple-A to discuss the latest on Blue Jays prospects beyond what we get on the boxscores. Here’s this episode’s description from Jesse:

Pat Malacaro’s Buffalo Bisons are about to be joined by Anthony Alford and Dalton Pompey... and they’re well rested crew in Buffalo, with eight days of scheduled baseball wiped out by weather. Tyler Murray’s New Hampshire Fisher Cats are seeing Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. steal the headlines on his way to Eastern League Player of the Week. Jim Tarabocchia’s Dunedin Blue Jays enjoyed a gem from first-rounder T.J. Zeuch. And Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Dante De Caria’s Lansing Lugnuts are walking this way, led by free-pass machines Kacy Clemens and Ryan Noda. All of this and more on Around the Nest, Jay-talking around the Blue Jays’ system!

As always we welcome your questions in the comments below. I have two questions this week:

  • First is for Tyler Murray: how has Lourdes Gurriel Jr. looked at the plate and in the field this year versus in 2017?
  • And second is for Jim Tarabocchia: how did the rehabbing Anthony Alford and Dalton Pompey look on the field?