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Around the Nest, Week 17: Hello, Buffalo!
August 04, 2018 10:49 AM PDT
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Corey Copping – Dennis Higgins, Tulsa
1:46 – Effective and an all-around good guy

Hector Perez – Sam Levitt, Corpus Christi
4:13 – He just has to throw strikes

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
5:45 – Averaging nearly 10 runs per game without Vladdy Jr.
6:32 – Max Pentecost is back to a full workload and red hot
8:53 – Santiago Espinal is getting more line-drive hits
10:01 – Forrest Wall, acquired from Colorado, is looking good
12:42 – Travis Bergen’s effectiveness

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
14:09 – Chad Spanberger brings rain
16:50 – Ryan Noda’s recent tear
18:42 – Samad Taylor has improved his fielding and batting eye

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Pat Malacaro
22:16 – Jacob Waguespack debuts with a 12-K effort
25:18 – Vladdy Jr. looks just as good in person as on video clips
27:05 – Rowdy Tellez has found his approach
27:56 – Billy McKinney is a threat to throw you out on the bases

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
30:19 – The Nike Employee Store!
31:31 – The Canadians’ three All-Stars: Conine, Kirwer, Johnson
32:45 – In his third year in Vancouver, Bryan Lizardo is hitting
33:35 – Jake Brodt, like boat
34:16 – Vinny Capra is one of those guys you need on your team
35:08 – Jim Czajkowski’s fatherly influence

Advanced Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
36:50 – Dealing with the loss of the Mercer Cup
37:28 – Hagen Danner’s coming out of his shell
38:10 – Rafael Lantigua is a second leadoff guy
39:01 – Troy Watson has been amazing all year
40:48 – Nicolas Medina makes Zach feel energetic
41:37 – Eric Pardinho will go right at people
43:54 – Don’t leave your seat if Cal Stevenson gets on
44:57 – The coaching staff has been working on the little things

Interview
47:14 – Reggie Pruitt, Lansing Lugnuts

Around the Nest, Week 16 – Meet the New Guys
July 30, 2018 08:49 AM PDT
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Chad Spanberger – Doug Maurer, Asheville
0:52 – First impressions
3:45 – The reaction in the Asheville clubhouse
5:36 – The Greensboro home run

Drury and McKinney – Adam Marco, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
7:50 – Brandon Drury
9:09 – Adam believes the Yankees overpaid for J.A. Happ
10:37 – Billy McKinney

Forrest Wall – Jeff Dooley, Hartford
12:35 – The Blue Jays got a pretty good one, in Jeff’s opinion
13:49 – Forrest Wall’s mother had to change sections
14:52 – The latest word on Sean Nolin and Jesus Tinoco

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Bob Lipman
17:22 – Vladdy Jr. looks the same as before the injury
18:49 – Adjustments are paying off for Jon Harris, Jordan Romano
20:24 – Bo Bichette is becoming more patient
21:33 – Bob has not been surprised by Cavan Biggio
22:17 – The hottest Fisher Cat of all has been Harold Ramirez

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
24:38 – Is Kevin Smith one of the best prospects in the system?
26:22 – Casey Candaele is talking about nothing but defense

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
31:10 – Jordan Barrett’s slider is nasty
32:16 – Graham Spraker’s fastball command is the key
32:57 – Ryan Gold is a mini-Danny Jansen

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
35:30 – Mc Gregory Contreras has surreal plate coverage
36:33 – Tanner Kirwer is Mr. Excitement
37:44 – Griffin Conine’s throwing arm is a plus
38:40 – The best make-up guys
39:44 – Highest ceiling: Otto Lopez

Advanced Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
41:36 – Team defense is led by a strong outfield
43:22 – Current team outlook

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Dave Wilson
45:40 – The Bisons are filled with center fielders
46:51 – Anthony Alford’s big performance
48:30 – Rowdy Tellez’s stolen base

AAA Buffalo Bisons – Pat Malacaro
49:44 – Live on tape!

Around the Nest, Week 15 – Promos and Power Failures
July 27, 2018 09:57 AM PDT
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Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
1:34 – Favorite Promo: Portland’s Field of Dreams
2:32 – Reaction to Vladdy Jr.’s return
3:20 – Bo Bichette’s Futures Game experience
4:02 – Highest ceiling: Biggio and Bo
4:59 – Highest floor: Harold Ramirez
5:54 – Will Cavan be promoted?
7:14 – Biggio’s amazing walk rate
8:19 – Half system, for better or worse

Advanced Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
11:02 – Favorite Promo: Military Night
11:35 – Highest ceiling: Dom Abbadessa, Rafael Lantigua
13:00 – Dom Abbadessa is breaking out
14:14 – Rafael Lantigua has found a home at second base
15:37 – The Bluefield/Princeton division race

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
19:06 – Live on tape!

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
21:56 – Favorite Promotion: Game of Thrones Night
22:44 – Highest ceiling: Chavez Young
23:05 – Highest floor: Ryan Noda
23:42 – Dante’s thoughts on Brampton’s own Zach Pop
24:47 – Half system opinions
26:22 – Thoughts on a recent losing streak
28:50 – Noda is trying to carry the Lugnuts on his back.
30:30 – The infamous power-outage loss in Burlington

Around the Nest, Week 14 – The Otto Lopez Experience
July 20, 2018 09:00 AM PDT
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Advanced Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
0:28 – A rough patch against the best of the best
2:06 – Mercer Cup outlook
3:08 –Claudio Galva and Nathanael Perez
4:54 – Sean Rackoski’s heavy ball
5:54 – Josh Almonte is a bulldog

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
7:13 – A 6-1 stretch for the C’S
7:30 – Spotlight on MGR Dallas McPherson
9:03 – Otto Lopez is high energy and high intensity
9:43 – Yorman Rodriguez and Griffin Conine
11:07 – Josh Winckowski never gets behind
13:22 – Joey Murray has a tremendous changeup

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
15:43 – The Lugnuts’ recent play
17:00 – Chavez Young is playing with less pressure
18:17 – Matt Gunter’s two straight gems
19:27 – Reggie Pruitt’s pure speed

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
21:17 – Pitching 35 of 36 innings scorelessly
22:22 – The eight-game winning streak
24:32 – Brock Lundquist is relaxed and the D-Jays are playing D
25:33 – On Maverik Buffo’s eight-inning gem of a debut

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Zickel
28:30 – Zick checks in with the Fisher Cats’ Double-A All-Stars
29:18 – Jonathan Davis has been Triple-A ready for a while
30:13 – Dalton Pompey is a great guy to slot in
30:57 – Harold Ramirez is en fuego
31:45 – The All-Stars’ experience in Trenton

Triple-A Buffalo Bisons – Pat Malacaro
33:43 – It’s been a little crazy in Buffalo
34:19 – Pat checks in with the Bisons’ Triple-A All-Stars
35:18 – Dwight Smith, Jr., has been up and down
36:45 – Anthony Alford is still trying to find his way in Triple-A
37:52 – Richard Ureña has been a valuable part of the Bisons
38:54 – Thomas Pannone is as advertised
40:22 – Dino Day is coming up!

42:58 – A story about Tyler Warmoth, coaching in Burlington

Around the Nest, Week 13 – After the Fireworks
July 07, 2018 08:47 AM PDT
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Triple-A Buffalo Bisons – Pat Malacaro
0:57 – Pat’s 4th of July
2:07 – Pat Hentgen raved about Sean Reid-Foley’s changeup
3:45 – Danny Jansen’s busy schedule coming up
4:35 – Conehead Day!

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
6:42 – Canada Day with the Fisher Cats’ Canadians!
7:30 – Bo Bichette, making his second Futures Game
9:10 – Connor Panas finally feels locked in
11:08 – The Cats’ six Eastern League All-Stars

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
13:12 – Jim’s Canada Day and 4th of July
14:32 – Patrick Murphy outduels Ervin Santana
16:45 – Kacy Clemens receives B.P. from The Rocket
17:27 – Yennsy Diaz is a three-pitch pitcher

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
19:08 – Dante’s Canada Day and 4th of July
21:22 – Jesus Navarro is playing superb baseball
22:33 – Chavez Young’s leaping catch at the wall

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
24:33 – The fates have turned in the C’s favour
25:20 – Will McAffer has been dynamite
26:33 – Giving love to Jim Czajkowski
27:54 – Cobi Johnson comes right at you
29:00 – Tanner Kirwer plays 100 miles-per-hour
30:07 – Behind the scenes, a thumbs up to the Blue Jays

Advanced Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
32:25 – Why Otto Lopez was promoted to Vancouver
33:06 – Davis Schneider asks, “Where can I play today?”
33:48 – The latest on Eric Pardinho
34:50 – The fascinating story of Andy McGuire
36:08 – Alejandro Kirk is a ball of fire
36:57 – Luis De Los Santos is so smooth defensively
37:48 – Craig Calcaterra drops by Bluefield
39:55 – Any chance of a D.J. Neal promotion?
40:34 – In seven games, Cal Stevenson has 13 walks and 13 runs

Around the Nest, Week 12, 2018: Trade Talk
June 30, 2018 06:38 AM PDT
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Around the Nest, Week 12 – Trade Talk

A-Advanced Salem Red Sox – Ben Gellman
0:43 – Who is Santiago Espinal, acquired for Steve Pearce
2:00 – The reaction in Salem to Espinal getting traded
3:22 – Ben’s Major League comps for Espinal
4:03 – Ben’s first impression of Espinal

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
5:50 – Overcoming adversity on the way to 50 wins
6:28 – Maximo Castillo’s keys to 16 consecutive scoreless innings
7:22 – What stands out recently? The bullpen and rotation
9:15 – The starting rotation is a true strength

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
11:31 – The 2018 draft’s impact on Vancouver
11:50 – Griffin Conine has one of the best arms Rob’s ever seen
12:10 – Chris Bec is the millennial catcher
12:41 – Nick Podkul wears pitchers out
13:31 – Sean Wymer has been lost in the shuffle
14:19 – Rob’s Alex Anthopoulos Trade Story

16:00 – Jesse Goldberg-Strassler tells a few trade stories

Triple-A Buffalo Bisons – Pat Malacaro
17:15 – Pat’s NHL trade story
18:47 – On All-Stars Jason Leblebijian and Danny Jansen
20:48 – Following along with ex-Bison Ryan Borucki’s MLB debut
21:41 – Jon Harris’s sparkling Triple-A debut
22:33 – The word on Darnell Sweeney, called up to the Majors

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Dan Venn
24:00 – Dan’s call of Kacy Clemens’s home run
25:12 – A Lane Thomas trade story
26:11 – Eduard Pinto, Alberto Mineo and Ivan Castillo:
three players acquired last year who’ve impacted the D-Jays
28:23 – Rodrigo Orozco has been huge, Joshua Palacios is clutch
29:04 – Jake Fishman has tremendous in the Dunedin bullpen
30:08 – Promo Night parade with the D-Jays!

Advanced Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
31:34 – It’s been a full couple of weeks in Bluefield
33:14 – Eric Pardinho is the only pitcher not getting run support
34:16 – D.J. Daniels has been strong defensively
34:56 – Hagen Danner is going to be a prospect for years to come
36:22 – The near no-hitter

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Murray
37:47 – Jonathan Davis hits for the first cycle in franchise history
39:26 – The Fisher Cats are feeling good about themselves
40:54 – Cavan Biggio makes his third All-Star team in three years
42:15 – Super Team
45:20 – Playing without Vlad

47:40 – One last trade story to end the podcast

Around the Nest, Week 11 – Bluefield Hops Aboard
June 24, 2018 02:25 PM PDT
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Adv. Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays – Zach Helton
0:32 – An introduction to Zach
1:01 – 2017 playoff run in retrospect
1:45 – Eric Pardinho’s professional debut
3:05 – Offense has not lacked for Bluefield
4:08 – Patrick Morris is a ballhawk
4:58 – D.J. Neal is off to a hot start
5:53 – Dominic Abbadessa is in the right spot at the right time

Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats – Tyler Zickel
7:25 – T.J. Zeuch, Eastern League Pitcher of the Week
8:34 – The key to a sweep at Erie
10:29 – How did the Fisher Cats react to Vladdy Jr.’s injury?

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
13:16 – The All-Star Game hosting experience
14:20 – Yeltsin Gudiño’s progression has been impressive
15:21 – Ryan Noda has turned it on
16:00 – Dante’s big prediction

Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Niall O'Donohoe
18:27 – Joey Murray’s Invisi-ball
19:20 – Positive signs after a slow start
20:31 – Spotlight on Connor Law, Cobi Johnson, Orlando Pascual
21:45 – Pascual’s return to the Canadians
22:58 – The personality of the 2018 C’s

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Dan Venn
25:13 – Dan’s play-by-play radio debut
26:41 – Kevin Smith has caught fire
27:45 – On the jump to the FSL
28:32 – Dunedin’s strong pitching
29:33 – Patrick Murphy is sitting 96-97… and throwing less heat
30:37 – Tayler Saucedo, taking the next step

Around the Nest, Week 10 – The Secret to a Quality Mustache
June 20, 2018 01:47 PM PDT
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Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians – Rob Fai
0:49 – Looking back on the Canadians’ 2017 championship
1:56 – The Opening Day roster
2:37 – Rob’s most interesting players entering the year
3:51 – Integrating the draft picks into the team
5:35 – Looking ahead to the home opener

A Lansing Lugnuts – Dante De Caria
9:52 – On the Lugnuts clinching a first-half playoff berth
11:05 – A draining 14-day road trip
12:02 – Ryan Noda’s power binge
13:05 – Infielder turned pitcher Emerson Jimenez is standing out
14:55 – The Lugnuts’ deadly back-end relief trio

A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays – Jim Tarabocchia
16:35 – Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. throws out the first pitch
18:25 – Logan Warmoth returns from the DL
19:23 – Marcus Stroman’s rehab appearance
20:19 – Jim’s worst road trips

Interview
23:31 – Lansing Lugnuts outfielder Brock Lundquist

Around the Nest, Week 9, 2018: Draft Aftermath
June 10, 2018 07:51 PM PDT
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On this week's Around the Nest, Jay-talking around the Blue Jays' organization, we talk Hawaiian Shirt Sundays, Danny Jansen, Riley Adams, Kevin Smith adjusting to the A-Advanced level, Ryan Noda's power surge, and our thoughts on the draft!

Around the Nest, Week, 8, 2018: We're Calling it a Comeback
June 04, 2018 04:05 PM PDT
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This week on Around the Nest, we're talking comebacks from around the system, plus our take on the new extra-inning rule, and naming the top pitcher and position player for each affiliate for the month of May! Plus: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., Roemon Fields, Jordan Romano, and the best of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats' social media hijinks.

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