Category Archives: Baseball

The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E18 – Large Mashing Teens

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E18 – Large Mashing Teens
Date: July 13, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I answer some listener questions.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E17 – The brink of a retool?

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E17 – The brink of a retool?
Date: July 6, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I discuss where it’s time for the Blue Jays to retool.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E16 – Bounce back

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E16 – Bounce back
Date: June 29, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Israel Fehr, Eric Koreen, and I get the pulse of the Jays and talk about Roberto Osuna’s brave coming forward about his mental well-being.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E15 – A podcast that can do neither

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E15 – A podcast that can do neither
Date: June 21, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Drew Fairservice and I discuss potential deadline acquisitions for the Jays, some struggling hitters, and a bunch more.
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Baseball’s Most Underappreciated Star Joey Votto Continues to Evolve

Title: Baseball’s Most Underappreciated Star Joey Votto Continues to Evolve
Date: June 1, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Joey Votto’s return to Toronto and his battle to provide as much value to a tough situation as he possibly can, even if that means growing outside of his comfort zone.
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Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?

Title: Blue Jays backup catcher Luke Maile’s defence is excellent. Is that enough?
Date: May 31, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In my latest for The Athletic Toronto, I wrote about Blue Jays’ catcher Luke Maile, his excellent defense, and whether that defense is enough to keep his job secure given his limitations on offense.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E14 – Returns and returns to form

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E14 – Returns and returns to form
Date: May 25, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Jonah Birenbaum and I discuss reasons for Blue Jays optimism as they return to health. Somewhat.
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Joey Bats Is Punishing Baseballs Again

Title: Joey Bats Is Punishing Baseballs Again
Date: May 25, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about Jose Bautista’s return to form at the plate over the past four weeks.
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The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E13 – Be better

Title: The 5th Deck Podcast – S1E13 – Be better
Date: May 18, 2017
Original Source: The Athletic
Synopsis: In the latest edition of The 5th Deck Podcast, Israel Fehr and I sort through a 6-14 start for the Blue Jays.
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Kevin Pillar’s Breakout Appears Legit

Title: Kevin Pillar’s Breakout Appears Legit
Date: May 17, 2017
Original Source: Vice
Synopsis: For my latest at Vice, I wrote about the improved plate discipline of Kevin Pillar and whether it’s enough for him to lock down the lead-off spot.
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