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Around the Nest, Week 22, 2017: The Season Finale
September 14, 2017 09:10 AM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 22

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
1:28 – The story of Dunedin’s FSL co-championship
¬8:00 – The key ingredients to the D-Jays’ success
10:35 – How is everyone staying safe from Irma?

AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
12:42 – 2017 Highlights: Anthony Alford, Chris Rowley
13:55 – The walk-off wild-pitch wins
15:12 – Next year, watch out for L. Gurriel and H. Ramirez
16:52 – The Cats have never had a year with such MLB impact
18:18 – Next year to the Majors: Jansen, Greene and Reid-Foley

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
19:57 – Ben goes to Cooperstown
21:09 – Ian Parmley, Christian Lopes, Jason Leblebijian
24:05 – Anticipation for 2018
25:45 – Christian Lopes is quietly impressive

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Bailey Angle
29:02 – Bailey’s observations: Ryan Noda and Kevin Smith
30:50 – What’s new to Bailey after a year away?
31:44 – Summing up the 2017 Bluefield season

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
34:02 – Nick Sinay’s HBP history, told in three highlights
36:55 – Summing up the 2017 Lansing season
40:08 – How does J.B. Woodman fare next year?
40:43 – Thinking about Bo and Vlad’s season
41:53 – Blue Jays pitching depth
43:28 – Otto Lopez, Davis Schneider, Emerson Jimenez

Interview
46:02 – Maverik Buffo, Lansing Lugnuts pitcher

Week 21, 2017: Celery's Show
September 06, 2017 07:36 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 21

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
1:00 – Celery goes out with a victory
1:42 – The Bisons’ final home game was an epic night
3:20 – Where was Ben as Celery won?
3:49 – Ryan Borucki oozes professionalism
5:19 – Borucki’s comp?
6:26 – Danny Jansen plays like an International League All-Star
7:59 – Carlos Ramirez, standing out among the Sept. call-ups
11:52 – Did Roemon Fields earn a spot on the 40-man?

AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Zickel
13:56 – Richard Urena gets the call
14:30 – Fisher Cats headlines
15:37 – Which players are finishing strong?
17:13 – Arizona Fall League reaction

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
20:10 – Dunedin is into the playoffs, and Jim celebrated
¬21:16 – Connor Panas’s inside-the-park home run
23:07 – Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.’s amazing August
25:07 – Who could/should be added to Dunedin’s roster?
26:25 – Dunedin’s playoff rotation

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
28:24 – Naming the Vancouver Pitcher of the Year was tough
30:49 – The Nat’s remarkable capacity rate
31:42 – Is the roster locked in?
32:27 – Vancouver’s playoff rotation
33:20 – Rob’s championship memories
34:36 – Samad Taylor is absolutely electric

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
36:10 – The latest with the Lugnuts
36:51 – Jake Fishman’s two-inning, seven-strikeout outing
37:28 – Juliandry Higuera’s strong spot start
38:09 – The Lugnuts’ two victories at Lake County
39:23 – Luis De Los Santos is coming up from the GCL

Interview
40:16 – Bobby Eveld, Lansing Lugnuts pitcher

Week 20, 2017: Minor Leaguer LIVE from the GCL!
August 26, 2017 03:06 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 20

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
0:24 – Thoughts on how much the fans love the C’s/Jays
1:40 – Nate Pearson screams into his glove and dominates
4:15 – Riley “the Sensei” Adams is the team MVP
5:18 – Zach Logue is a cool customer
6:18 – Rob’s special Vancouver Expos broadcast

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
9:52 – Bo Bichette is back in the Dunedin lineup
¬11:19 – Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.’s hot week
13:13 – Dunedin gains momentum with a whale of a win
1526 – Jim’s Tim Tebow experience

AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray & Tyler Zickel
17:48 – Headlines: Sean Reid-Foley’s start
18:30 – NH has not played a nine-inning game in a while
19:24 – The Fisher Cats’ tradition of winning on wild pitches
20:03 – Lourdes Gurriel’s defensive brilliance
22:28 – The Plymouth Rock Assurance Cup

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
24:10 – The groundswell of support behind Celery!
25:10 – Buffalo’s 30th season celebration game
26:35 – Danny Jansen and Teoscar Hernandez’s near cycles
27:46 – Joe Biagini is giving you everything you need to see
29:07 – Brett Anderson never stopped throwing

Interview – Minor Leaguer
30:56 – Luis Hurtado, GCL Blue Jays manager
34:06 – Hagen Danner is one of the smartest guys on the team
35:24 – High praise for Maverik Buffo
36:40 – Dominic Abbadessa has been doing really well
37:53 – You can hear D.J. Neal’s swing from the dugout
38:30 – Claudio Galva forms a fine 1-2 punch with Buffo

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
43:00 – Who should we keep an eye on in Lansing?
45:32 – Nash Knight is making his at-bats count
46:54 – Lugnuts team goals for the rest of the year
48:18 – Griffin Glaude’s season
50:57 – Big games remaining in the Lugnuts season

Around the Nest, Week 19, 2017: Bo the Real MVP
August 24, 2017 05:31 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 19

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
0:50 – The surprising Nick Tepesch
2:26 – The ways that the Blue Jays use Buffalo
3:45 – Joe Biagini’s conversion to starting
5:16 – The latest on Michael Saunders
6:52 – The Bisons walk off!

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Bob Lipman
8:48 – The Fisher Cats walk off!
10:22 – A report on New Hampshire’s offense
11:10 – Thomas Pannone’s arrival
12:22 – Reese McGuire is making up for lost time
13:44 – Tim Lopes and Anthony Alford updates

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
15:23 – The D-Jays walk off!
17:08 – The Florida State League playoff picture

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
20:50 – The C’s are going to become the Expos
22:23 – Rob’s thoughts on five-game series
23:33 – The Canadians are playing their best baseball
25:10 – Rich Miller, the ol’ battle axe
26:12 – The college picks have caught a second wind

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
28:22 – Bluefield’s playoff picture
29:38 – Fourth-rounder Kevin Smith has picked it up
30:22 – Mc Gregory Contreras is young and talented
31:39 – Bluefield will make the playoffs… and they hate Pulaski

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
34:06 – Bo Bichette is named MWL MVP / Prospect of the Year

Interview
36:26 – Donnie Murphy, Lansing Lugnuts hitting coach

Week 18, 2017: 1st Lt. Rowley and Encino Man
August 17, 2017 03:28 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 18

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
0:32 – All about Chris Rowley
3:08 – Daniel Norris cameo
3:31 – Okay, back to Rowley
5:14 – Tim Mayza is a breath of fresh air
6:17 – Danny “Wrecking Ball” Jansen is oozing with confidence
8:05 – 1st impression of Carlos Ramirez: power forward!
9:07 – Ben loves the Buffalo clubhouse

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Zickel
10:57 – Why are the Fisher Cats playing strong baseball?
13:06 – Ryan Borucki is New Hampshire’s best pitching prospect
14:34 – Richard Urena’s putting together a nice second half

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
16:56 – All-Stars: Riley Adams, Orlando Pascual, Will Ouellette
17:40 – Orlando Pascual’s nickname, “40-Man”
18:16 – The Canadians have 21 pitchers, and use them
20:36 – Justin Dillon reminds Rob of Tim Hudson
21:36 – The C’s terrific quartet of southpaws
22:38 – Mark Prior likes Colton Laws’s makeup
24:06 – Rob ranks Nate Pearson as No. 1 for Vancouver pitchers
25:41 – David Jacob is tenacious and passes the eye test
27:00 – If there was a battle royale, Riley Adams wins
27:40 – The 2017 Draft was the Blue Jays’ best in the last 5 years

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
28:54 – Ryan Noda gets the start in center field
29:46 – Status report on the Jays
30:53 – Spotlight on Josh Winckowski
32:20 – Jordan Barrett, king of strikeouts
33:18 – A fantastic description of Marcus Reyes’s delivery
34:40 – Brandon Grudzielanek’s name rings a bell
35:47 – A gem from 19-year-old Colombian Alvaro Galindo
37:18 – The flag of the Bahamas is raised for Chavez Young

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
38:00 – A lot of winning, hitting, D.J. Davis and Connor Panas!
41:28 – The D-Jays control their own destiny
43:48 – HOME DOMINANCE (20 wins, 3 losses in Dunedin)
45:54 – Bo and Vlad Jr. update: mature and personable

Interview
48:32 – Lansing Lugnuts pitcher Jared Carkuff

Week 17, 2017: The Story of the Mercer Cup
August 07, 2017 10:54 AM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 17

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
0:22 – New acquisition Samad Taylor
1:11 – The Mercer Cup!
5:12 – Samad Taylor’s welcome to Bluefield

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
6:35 – Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. has turned things around
7:46 – The D-Jays offense has been a lot of fun
9:02 – Connor Panas has figured it out, offensively and defensively

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
12:00 – on Duke McGuire, the Hall of Famer
15:59 – Teoscar Hernandez was surprised to be traded
17:48 – The Blue Jays are looking for players of high character
19:22 – The Bisons overall are competing daily

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
20:54 – New acquisition Thomas Pannone
23:34 – Ryan Borucki is exceeding expectations
24:47 – The Fisher Cats’ past week
26:20 – Danny Jansen’s development
27:32 – Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. is an event

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
30:14 – The story of Nash Knight meeting the host of Nash Nights
32:03 – Osman Gutierrez turns in the best start of the season
34:46 – Justin Maese and Patrick Murphy are back

Interview
36:45 – Griffin Glaude, on his many travels in the system

Week 16, 2017: Coloring Club and Jimy Kelly
August 06, 2017 08:16 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 16

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
0:36 – Six-game road trip, six straight victories
2:03 – Closer look: Randy Pondler
2:42 – Maximo Castillo is a big-time prospect
5:23 – Closer look: Elio Silva
6:52 – One last thing: 2 ½ healthy outfielders

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
9:00 – Ben waxes eloquent on prospects
11:05 – Spotlight on Rob Refsnyder
12:24 – The Bisons’ roster shifts and takes shape
14:29 – Coca-Cola Field gets fun, and full

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Daniel Venn
15:39 – An introduction to Daniel
15:59 – Bo and Vlad feel like the oldest guys on the team
18:02 – The Dunedin Coloring and Painting Club
18:56 – Top artists: Michael De La Cruz and Ryan “Picasso” Cook
19:32 – Duke the Rally Crow needs to practice flying - the BP cage!
21:26 – The amazing story of Jimy Kelly, the youngest pro player
27:06 – Connor Panas: bats on life support, and a breakthrough
30:22 – Josh DeGraaf surges forward in the rotation

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Zickel
34:13 – Spotlight on Carlos Ramirez
35:19 – Tim Lopes and Emilio Guerrero are excelling
38:18 – Ryan Borucki’s New Hampshire arrival
40:55 – The secret of the Fisher Cats’ great Twitter work
41:27 – Closer look: Lourdes Gurriel, Jr.

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
42:50 – Edward Olivares, Joshua Palacios, J.B. Woodman, Jared Carkuff, Yennsy Diaz, Javier Hernandez

Around the Nest, Week 15, 2017: Tool Time
July 23, 2017 10:00 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 15: Top Tools Edition!

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
1:03 – Power: Kacy Clemens, Matt Morgan
1:50 – Speed: Reggie Pruitt
2:23 – Defense: Reggie Pruitt, Kevin Vicuna
3:06 – Arm: Riley Adams
3:36 – Pitcher Velo: Juan Nunez
3:59 – Secondary Stuff: Zach Logue
4:35 – The current word with the Canadians
6:35 – Bona fide Major Leaguers with Vancouver
Riley Adams is a second-degree black belt w/ presence

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
8:00 – Power: Ryan Noda
8:25 – Speed: Chavez Young
8:53 – Arm: McGregory Contreras, Antony Fuentes
9:34 – Defense: Ryan Noda, Kevin Smith, Jesus Severino
10:21 – Pitcher Velo: Kelyn Jose
10:56 – Secondary Stuff: Graham Spraker
11:44 – What stands out this past week? Ryan Noda’s walk-off

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
13:40 – Duke the Rally Crow’s status and origin
14:58 – Dunedin’s clubhouse has a great core / strong leadership
16:30 – Power: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
17:15 – Speed: D.J. Davis
19:23 – Arm: Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.
20:10 – Defense: Max Pentecost
21:08 – Secondary Stuff: Adonys Cardona
21:44 – Pitcher Velo: Ryan Borucki, Jackson McClelland

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Bob Lipman
23:13 – The news on Ryan Borucki
23:39 – The news on Anthony Alford, who just turned 21
24:13 – Power: Ryan McBroom (moment of silence), Gunnar Heidt
24:44 – Speed: Jonathan Davis
25:28 – Arm: Richard Urena
25:44 – Defense: Jonathan Davis
26:12 – Pitcher Velo: Conner Greene, Sean Reid-Foley
26:28 – Secondary Stuff: Dusty Isaacs
26:54 – What stands out this week? Jon Harris

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
28:42 – Power: Raffy Lopez
30:51 – Speed: Jon Berti, Roemon Field
31:42 – Arm: Gregorio Petit
32:20 – Defense: Jason Leblebijian
33:02 – Pitcher Velo: John Stilson, Chris Smith, Tim Mayza
33:54 – Secondary Stuff: Tim Mayza
34:26 – What stands out this week? Tim Mayza, Cesar Valdez

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
35:42 – Power: Mitch Nay, Edward Olivares
36:06 – Speed: Edward Olivares
36:16 – Arm: Edward Olivares
36:40 – Defense: Luis Silva, Ridge Smith
38:14 – Pitcher Velo: Osman Gutierrez, Yennsy Diaz
38:35 – Secondary Stuff: Yennsy Diaz
41:06 – Rodrigo Orozco’s superb week
43:14 – The Lugnuts’ relief corps sets down 20 in a row

Interview
46:13 – Lansing Lugnuts pitching prospect Yennsy Diaz

Around the Nest, Week 14, 2017: Go D-Jays, That's My D-Jays
July 18, 2017 02:46 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 14

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
1:16 – Jason Leblebijian’s Triple-A All-Star Game experience
3:42 – This is the time of the year for Buffalo’s best crowds
4:44 – Ben’s wonderful hiatus in Burlington, Vermont
5:21 – Ben’s list of things to look forward to in July
25:16 – The International League’s best food

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
8:07 – The arrival of Lourdes Gurriel, Jr.
8:51 – The Fisher Cats’ best game of the year? The All-Star Game!
11:38 – Tyler’s list of things to look forward to in July

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
13:46 – Bo and Vlad land in Dunedin
15:17 – Bo may be the best shortstop in the league right now
16:20 – Anthony Alford is so unbelievably nice
17:28 – Better start: Conor Fisk or Ryan Borucki?
18:44 – Jackson McClelland stands out from the bullpen
19:42 – Jim’s surprised that Ryan Cook hasn’t been called up

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
21:16 – Yorman Rodriguez has caught fire
21:49 – The Jays are having fun while playing winning baseball
23:13 – Matt tells a great Antony Fuentes story
24:18 – Sterling Guzman’s injury
26:26 – Spotlight on pitchers Ty Tice and Graham Spraker

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
27:46 – Around the Chest, Rob’s report from Vancouver
Kacy Clemens, Logan Warmoth, Riley Adams, Reggie Pruitt,
plus a chance to make franchise history

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler
33:36 – A long-winded answer about first basemen in the org.
37:12 – Edward Olivares, MWL Player of the Week
38:04 – Mitch Nay is helping shoulder the load
38:42 – Others have helped step up to help a team in transition

Interview
39:39 – Blue Jays catching coordinator Ken Huckaby

Around the Nest, Week 13, 2017: Field of Blue
July 11, 2017 02:53 PM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 13

Single-A Lansing Lugnuts – Matt Schumacker
0:53 – Bichette/Guerrero moving up
1:47 – Bo’s humility sticks out to Matt
3:00 – Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., MiLB’s No. 2 prospect
4:20 – Where do the Lugnuts go from here w/o Bo and Vlad?
5:36 – Best Midwest League food options

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
6:36 – Jim’s reaction to the reports that Bo and Vlad are coming
7:55 – About the D-Jays’ Mascot Mania Championship jersey
9:28 – The D-Jays’ starting rotation
12:15 – Jim’s a Nutter Butter guy

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
13:07 – “You’re supposed to be fatter than regular society”
14:03 – Robert Osuna memories… including a séance
17:25 – Rob meets Roger Clemens
19:15 – Riley Adams’s ceiling is so much higher
20:48 – The Canadians are playing really good baseball

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Ben Wagner
22:18 – The Can-Am Dog is exactly how it sounds
24:07 – More difficult losses
27:11 – The separation between Triple-A and the Majors
29:15 – Ben really liked what he saw from Tim Mayza
25:16 – The International League’s best food
32:39 – The biggest crowd in all of Minor League Baseball,
plus a tribute to Chris Rowley!

Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Matt Popelka
35:59 – Meet the Voice of Bluefield
36:45 – Ryan Noda is unbelievable / unreal
38:04 – Ryan Gold has also been impressive
39:12 – 4th-rounder Kevin Smith his getting comfortable
40:00 – It’s a blast to watch Bluefield play
41:16 – There’s no standout, No. 1 pitcher for the Blue Jays
41:50 – The start of Mercer Cup play

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Zickel
42:43 – The Fisher Cats took the ol’ red-eye ride
43:27 – Highs and lows in July
45:04 – Harris isn’t getting into early trouble
45:52 – Reid-Foley is fierce, with a laser focus
47:44 – Tim Lopes and Andrew Guillotte are leading the offense
49:10 – Delectable delights of the Eastern League

50:40 – Lansing had the largest crowd beneath Triple-A
51:13 – A story about Morgan Campbell’s Toronto Star scoop, and why you shouldn’t be saying “Poor Jesse” about the promotions

Interview
52:57 – Lansing Lugnuts outfielder Rodrigo Orozco

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