Blue Jay Hunter Podcast Episode 9: Blue Jays Tangle in the WBC

The World Baseball Classic is in full swing and the Blue Jays have fragmented off onto their own respective rosters. Thus far, its been fun watching Blue Jays players in a different format and representing their country.

In this week’s BJH Podcast, I delve into the Blue Jays and the WBC. In the case of Jose Bautista vs. Marcus Stroman, it was a match-up we would never see in regular play. Plus, talking about Josh Donaldson and Devon Travis being on the mend.

Also, the issues of Justin Smoak and Dalton Pompey come up – as they seem to on a weekly basis – in addition to the answers to your listener questions. This episode is 27 minutes and 24 seconds long.


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Show Topics

  • 1:23 | Checking in on Devon Travis and Josh Donaldson
  • 3:29 | The WBC is compelling again
  • 6:07 | Freddie Freeman’s feature
  • 6:54 | Jose Bautista looking better than ever
  • 10:25 | Justin Smoak tinkering with his swing
  • 11:55 | Vladimir Guerrero Jr cracks FanGraphs Top Prospects List


Articles Mentioned

  • Devon Travis, Josh Donaldson to play Tuesday, nearing full returns | Sportsnet
  • Freddie Freeman Feature – “Glowing Hearts” | TSN
  • Blue Jays’ Justin Smoak to ditch all-or-nothing approach | Toronto Sun
  • Blue Jays’ Smoak strikes out in search of better swing | Toronto Star
  • 2017 Top 100 Prospects | FanGraphs

Music: “Take Me Higher” by Jahzzar | “Please Listen Carefully” by Jahzzar | “The Wrong Way” by Jahzzar
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Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.