Jays Journal Podcast - May 15. "Baseball Gods & Mortal Men."

54m | May 15, 2018
Fans of the Toronto Blue Jays can be forgiven if they feel as though this past week has aged them considerably. In what could best be described as a journey through baseball purgatory, the franchise found itself losing a red-hot minor-league prospect to a freak injury, witnessed their elite closer placed on administrative leave, were astonishingly no-hit by a rival Canadian player who was originally drafted by them, and suffered a inevitable series loss to the best team in the American League.

Join us on this episode of the Jays Journal podcast as host Ari Shapiro brings you an exclusive one-on-one interview with the voice of the Lansing Lugnuts and the author of the Baseball Thesaurus - Jesse Goldberg-Strassler (@jgoldstrass). Together, we tackle a wide variety of undeniably existential and truly philosophical Blue Jays perspectives, including:

His thoughts on regressing to the mean with players such as Kendry Morales, Randal Grichuk, and Russell Martin, what the future holds for Marcus Stroman and if he's really his own worst enemy, if the unflappable and burgeoning ERA of the starting rotation is a legitimate concern, why Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is not an option for the foreseeable future, how he felt about the recent calamities and woes which seemingly haunt the Rogers Centre, Roberto Osuna and the personal nature of baseball, candid thoughts on the Alan Trammell/George Bell archetypes of the 1980's, his brutally honest take on the Mark Shapiro/Ross Atkins regime, and who the next minor league call-up should be in the pecking order of talent.

Don't forget to check out Jesse's brilliant minor-league perspectives on the Around The Nest Podcast (@Around Nest), and be sure to buy your copy of The Baseball Thesaurus on Amazon today.
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