Around the Nest, Week 5, 2015

Around the Nest, Week 4, 2015

Another week of Blue Jays MiLB talk dawns bright and hopeful: from the ascension of Ezequiel Carrera and several key Bisons teammates to the diminutive but dangerous Jorge Flores and J.D. Davis to the vaunted Wing Night of Dunedin, there’s no shortage of attention-grabbing events in the system. Join the voices of the Jays’ Minor Leagues — Triple-A’s Ben Wagner, Double-A’s Tom Gauthier, A-Advanced’s Marshall Kelner, and Single-A’s Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on a Jay-talking trip #AroundtheNest!

Around the Nest, Week 3, 2015

What’s the latest from the Blue Jays’ Minor League system? Triple-A Buffalo keeps on winning late, Double-A New Hampshire gets hot, A-Advanced Dunedin lost players to promotions, and Single-A Lansing returns from a week-long road trip featuring dazzling relief from Chase Mallard and Justin Shafer. Join the broadcasters from the Jays’ affiliates — including future PITCH Talks: Buffalo host Ben Wagner — in talking about the first-place Bisons and Lugnuts, the resurgent Fisher Cats, and an intriguing D-Jays squad looking to break out. #AroundtheNest

Around the Nest, Week 2, 2015

Join host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and the voices of the Toronto Blue Jays’ Minor League system for insights and anecdotes from a weather-addled first two weeks of the season. At Single-A Lansing, the Lugnuts sit atop their division thanks to dominance from Chase De Jong and Shane Dawson and a loaded offense. A-Adv. Dunedin’s offense has been scuffling but Jairo Labourt and a strong bullpen are impressing early. The toast of Double-A New Hampshire is Matt Boyd, the Eastern League’s best pitcher through three starts. And at Triple-A Buffalo, the first place Bisons have the best pitching staff in the International League. All this, plus talk about Alberto Tirado, Anthony Alford, and more. #AroundtheNest

Around the Nest, Week 1, 2015

The Toronto Blue Jays’ full-season MiLB rosters are filled out, and the Around the Nest crew of broadcasters get you ready for the 2015! From Ben Wagner in Triple-A Buffalo, to Bob Lipman in Double-A New Hampshire, to newcomer Marshall Kelner in A-Advanced Dunedin, to host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in Single-A Lansing, we break down the most anticipated prospects and let you know about the latest ballpark developments. #AroundtheNest

AtN, Week 23: The 2014 Season in Review

Around the Nest, Week 23, 2014: Season in Review

AtN Questions of the Week: What were your biggest surprises? What are you looking forward next season?

There’s time for one final jaunt Around the Nest in 2014, wishing the Vancouver Canadians well as they sail off deep into another dramatic Northwest League postseason, and closing the door to the seasons for the Buffalo Bisons, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Dunedin Blue Jays and Lansing Lugnuts. Join us as we talk favorite games, favorite players and favorite stories with the radio voices of the Jays’ MiLB affiliates.

Host: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Lineup:

1. Ben Wagner, Triple-A Buffalo
2. Vince Horsman, interview, Lugnuts pitching coach
3. Tom Gauthier, Double-A New Hampshire
4. Trey Wilson, Single-A Lansing
5. Tyler Murray, A-Adv. Dunedin

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Join Buffalo’s Ben Wagner and Lansing’s Jesse Goldberg-Strassler in Toronto next week!

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Around the Nest, Week 22

Around the Nest, Week 22, 2014: Is this the end?

AtN Question of the Week: What will you remember most about this season?

The MiLB playoffs are on the horizon, but who’s punching their ticket? Entering Friday, the Vancouver Canadians find themselves in a dead heat, while Lansing (1 GB) and Buffalo (1.5 GM) are pushing forward, bolstered by new additions. Dunedin is already in from its first-half dominance, but how will that translate come the postseason? Plus, it’s time to have a look back on our favorite moments and players from the season. Join the broadcasters of the Blue Jays’ Minor League affiliates and hear the latest word from the system!

Host: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Lineup:

1. Ben Wagner, Triple-A Buffalo
2. Tom Gauthier, Double-A New Hampshire
3. Tyler Murray, A-Adv. Dunedin
4. Trey Wilson, Single-A Lansing
5. Lucas Scott, Sh-A Vancouver
6. Kevin Fitzgerald, Rookie-level Bluefield

Around the Nest, Week 21

Around the Nest, Week 21, 2014: Let’s Get Rowdy Tellez

AtN Question of the Week: Who are your team leaders?

We’re into the final weeks of August, and even more prospects are in the headlines: Daniel Norris makes his final start (before transitioning to the bullpen) in Buffalo a memorable one, Dalton Pompey jumps to Triple-A, Gustavo Pierre splashes into Double-A New Hampshire, Mitch Nay completes the rhyming trio of surnames with a promotion to A-Advanced Dunedin, Rowdy Tellez impresses in Single-A Lansing, Richard Urena joins Sh-A Vancouver, and Grayson Huffman arrives in Bluefield. Meanwhile, the Bisons are battling for the Wild Card, the Canadians are battling for first place, and Miguel Castro, Roberto Osuna, and Alberto Tirado aren’t ready for the season to be over. Join the radio voices of the Blue Jays’ organization for the latest news around the system!

Host: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Lineup:

1. Ben Wagner, Triple-A Buffalo
2. Tom Gauthier, Double-A New Hampshire
3. Tyler Murray, A-Adv. Dunedin
4. Trey Wilson, Single-A Lansing
5. Lucas Scott, Sh-A Vancouver
6. Clayton McCullough, interview

Around the Nest, Week 20

Week 20, 2014: Our Magnum Opitz

AtN Question of the Week: What are the best nicknames on your team?

Edwin Encarnacion drops by to help out Kevin Pillar and the Buffalo Bisons; Austin Bibens-Dirkx paces the New Hampshire Fisher Cats; Taylor Cole returns to Dunedin with his dominant strikeout stuff intact; Brad Allen and Brent Powers power the Lansing Lugnuts; Franklin Barreto and Gunnar Heidt are red-hot for the Vancouver Canadians; and the Bluefield Blue Jays are locked in a nose-to-nose tussle with Princeton for the Mercer Cup. Plus, we talk about the best nicknames in the system. Join the radio voices of the Blue Jays’ organization on our latest tour around the system!

Host: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Lineup:

1. Kevin Fitzgerald, Rookie-level Bluefield
2. Lucas Scott, Short-A Vancouver
3. Al Hernandez, A-Adv. Dunedin
4. Trey Wilson, Single-A Lansing
5. Ben Wagner, Triple-A Buffalo
6. Tom Gauthier, Double-A New Hampshire

Around the Nest, Week 19

Week 19, 2014: Lone Starlyn Suriel

AtN Question of the Week: Outside of baseball, how are the players passing the time during the season?

These are exciting times for the Blue Jays’ MiLB affiliates: Kevin Pillar has gone on another tear for the streaking Buffalo Bisons, who creep ever closer in the International League wild card race while receiving rising stars Kendall Graveman and Daniel Norris. Meanwhile, Minor League strikeout leader Taylor Cole lands in New Hampshire, which continues to receive outstanding performances from Scott Copeland and Andy Burns. Jeremy Gabryszwski arrives in Dunedin, while Miguel Castro and Starlyn Suriel impress in Lansing. In the Northwest League, pitching dominated the All-Star Game — but Lydell Moseby’s bat dominated the headlines in the Appalachian League. Join the radio voices of the Blue Jays’ organization on our latest tour around the system!

Host: Jesse Goldberg-Strassler

Lineup:

1. Ben Wagner, Triple-A Buffalo
2. Tom Gauthier, Double-A New Hampshire
3. Al Hernandez, A-Adv. Dunedin
4. Trey Wilson, Single-A Lansing
5. Rob Fai, Short-A Vancouver
6. Kevin Fitzgerald, Rookie-level Bluefield

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