Week 12, 2014: Purple Rose of Jairo (Labourt)

Another week of Around the Nest has arrived, and things are happening in the Blue Jays’ system!  Draft picks are getting signed and assigned; Vancouver and Bluefield are underway; Lansing and Dunedin have finished their first halves, enjoyed their All-Star Break, and embarked upon second half play; Daniel Norris, Derrick Chung, and K.C. Hobson have arrived in New Hampshire just in time for a basebrawl; and the Buffalo Bisons are throwing a Summerbash!  Join the radio broadcasters of the Jays’ Minor League organization for the latest highlights and hijinks… and a response to Mark Emmert’s controversial comments.

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Week 11, 2014: Forever De Jong

Another week of excitement has passed in the Toronto Blue Jays’ MiLB system, with Aaron Sanchez moved up to Triple-A Buffalo, Adron Chambers acquired via trade, Ryan Schimpf homering nearly every day for Double-A New Hampshire (and sometimes twice!), A-Advanced Dunedin clinches a playoff berth, and Dickie Joe Thon heats up for Single-A Lansing. Join the radio voices of the Jays’ Minor Leagues going Around the Nest.

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Week 10, 2014: Upper Deck McGuire

The MLB Draft is upon us, All-Stars have been announced in the Midwest League and Florida State League, and the weather is heating up!  Join the radio broadcasters of the Toronto Blue Jays organization from Lansing to Dunedin to New Hampshire to Buffalo, discussing Deck McGuire’s Triple-A success, Melky Mesa and P.J. Walters’ arrivals in Double-A, the return of Matt Boyd to A-Advanced, the continuing hitting streak of Single-A shortstop Dawel Lugo, and the ongoing draft’s effect on the entire farm system.

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Week 9, 2014: Griffin Murphy’s Law

The Toronto Blue Jays have taken the Majors by storm… but what about the fellows working hard in the Minors?  In Triple-A Buffalo, Brad Glenn is sizzling while A.J. Jimenez and Deck McGuire have at long last arrived.  In Double-A New Hampshire, Jorge Flores and Arik Sikula received the call up the ladder.  In A-Advanced Dunedin, the nation’s best team is showing no signs of slowing down.  And in Single-A Lansing, L.B. Dantzler and Dickie Joe Thon are streaking their way into the spotlight.  May is coming to a close, but the Jays’ farmhands are just getting started.  Join us as we make our way Around the Nest with the voices of Toronto’s MiLB affiliates.

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Week 8, 2014: Shane Dawson’s Creek

Liam Hendriks gets the call to Toronto, Kyle Drabek excels in Buffalo, Matt Boyd finds his groove in New Hampshire, the nation-leading Dunedin Blue Jays flex their muscles, and the Lansing Lugnuts throw a hitting party in their attempts to battle above the .500 mark.  Join Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and the radio voices of the Toronto Blue Jays organization as they go Around the Nest, talking Jays prospects’ highlights and hijinks, with insightful interviews from each affiliate.

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Week 7, 2014: Dalton Pompeii

On this week’s Around the Nest:

*  The Dunedin Blue Jays‘ Tyler Murray discusses Daniel Norris, catchers Derrick Chung and Mike Reeves, and outfielder Dalton Pompey.

*  The Lansing Lugnuts‘ Trey Wilson and Jesse Goldberg-Strassler talk Tom Robson, Mitch Nay, Kendall Graveman, and Jason Leblebijian.

*  The New Hampshire Fisher Cats‘ Bob Lipman talks Gabe Jacobo, A.J. Jimenez, and Matt Boyd.

*  And interviews with Buffalo’s Darin Mastroianni and Lansing’s Adaric Kelly!

Week 6, 2014: Daniel Norris McWhirter

If it’s Friday, it’s time to go Around the Nest with the voices of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Minor League organization!  This week, we’ll be discussing Marcus Stroman’s promotion, Kevin Pillar’s 18-game hitting streak, Scott Copeland’s success, Arik Sikula’s ever-increasing MiLB-leading saves total, and a suddenly-sizzling Lansing offense.  Join Buffalo Bisons voice Ben Wagner, New Hampshire Fisher Cats broadcasters Tom Gauthier and Bob Lipman, Dunedin Blue Jays broadcasters Tyler Murray and Al Hernandez, and Lansing Lugnuts broadcasters Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Trey Wilson for the latest from the Blue Jays’ farm system!

Schedule:

5:00 – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
5:10 – Buffalo Bisons
5:20 – Dunedin Blue Jays
5:30 – Lansing Lugnuts
5:40 – Vancouver Canadians

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Week 4, 2014: Brad Glenn Close

Week 4

Nearing the end of April, how are things looking for the Toronto Blue Jays’ farm clubs?  We’ll check in with the broadcasters of the Buffalo Bisons, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Dunedin Blue Jays and Lansing Lugnuts to hear about the latest highlights and hijinx.  Who’s tougher to score on, Matt Boyd or Kendall Graveman?  Who’s the top strikeout artist, Marcus Stroman or Taylor Cole?  All will be revealed as we Jay-talk our way Around the Nest!

Schedule:

5:00 – New Hampshire Fisher Cats
5:10 – Buffalo Bisons
5:20 – Dunedin Blue Jays
5:30 – Lansing Lugnuts

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Week 3, 2014: Ryan Schimpf on the Barbie

Week 3

Things became a little unseasonably snowy for the Toronto Blue Jays’ affiliates this week, but one constant remained:  The Dunedin Blue Jays are refusing to lose.  We’re talking D-Jays with Tyler Murray, New Hampshire Fisher Cats with Bob Lipman, Buffalo Bisons with Ben Wagner, and Lansing Lugnuts with Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Trey Wilson, to hear the latest highlights and lowdown of all the goings-on in the Blue Jays’ organization… plus an interview with Dwight Smith, Jr.!

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Week 2, 2014: Marcus Walden Pond

Week 2

Here’s your link to listen this week, coming up from 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (and then available to listen to in its entirety afterward).

The 2014 season is in full swing, with starting rotations now beginning to cycle through for a second and third time.  Both the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons and A-Adv. Dunedin Blue Jays are off to hot starts, buoyed by strong pitching; Jon Berti and Brad Glenn are tearing it up for Double-A New Hampshire; and Dickie Joe Thon is delivering nightly dramatics for the Single-A Lansing Lugnuts.

Join the radio broadcasters of the Toronto Blue Jays system, discussing all of the weekly highlights and hijinks!

Schedule:

Ben Wagner, Triple-A Buffalo Bisons
Tom Gauthier, Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Tyler Murray and Al Hernandez, A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays
Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and Trey Wilson, Lansing Lugnuts

Before the show can get underway, drop by Bluebird Banter’s Week 2 question thread.

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