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The Blue Jays and Not Signing Kyle Schwarber or...
A.J. Andrews is back with a long awaited episode explaining why the Blue Jays shouldn't sign Marcell Ozuna or Kyle Schwarber. Plus what the James McCann Mets deal means for J.T. Realmuto coming to Canada.
19 min
The Blue Jays and A Little Non-Tenderness (with...
Expect to see many more names linked with the Blue Jays. A.J. Andrews gets some help going over everything as she joins Josh Neighbors of Locked On Nationals for a crossover episode!
31 min
The Blue Jays and the State of the Kids
The Blue Jays farm system has been assessed by Mike Rosenbaum of MLB.com, and A.J. Andrews assesses what that assessment means for the future of the Blue Jays' prospect pool.
22 min
The Blue Jays and a Gut-Punch Weekend
Following a week of setbacks, A.J. Andrews does her best to talk about the bad news that a couple of friends got, including a well-known figure to Blue Jays fans, and more Francisco Lindor talk.
21 min
The Blue Jays and Signing Everybody With A Pulse
It seems like Toronto is interested in signing everybody! A.J. Andrews breaks down what players the Jays should be interested, and closes the door on the Kevin Gausman flirtation... for now.
21 min
The Blue Jays and Happ-y Returns?
J.P. Morosi has linked J.A. Happ to the Blue Jays... and a bunch of other teams. A.J. Andrews examines whether or not the Blue Jays should bring back their 2018 All-Star.
21 min
The Blue Jays and the Wong Solution at Second Base
A.J. Andrews begins her look at a couple of free agent targets for the Blue Jays, starting with an underrated option at second base in Kolten Wong.
15 min
The Blue Jays and the Edge of the 40-Man
With the Blue Jays now with a full 40-man roster, A.J. Andrews goes over who is on the verge of being the next cut, and how and when the Blue Jays may make their moves.
19 min
The Blue Jays and the Five Saved From Rule V
The Blue Jays added five prospects to the 40-man roster today. A.J. Andrews goes over why all five were chosen, and why some other prominent names were not.
20 min
The Blue Jays and Trading For Stars: 2020 Edition
Now that the listeners know just what trading for stars looks like on the other side, A.J. Andrews goes over the cost and what the Blue Jays should be willing to pay this off-season.
25 min
The Blue Jays and Trading For Stars: 2012 Edition
With all the talk of the Blue Jays adding star players, A.J. Andrews looks back at the last time the team attempted such a high-scale move in the off-season. Warning: It's ugly.
20 min
The Blue Jays and Ross Atkins' Almost Deal
Ross Atkins said something to the media, and now everyone's got theories. No different here. A.J. Andrews offers her explanation on what deal Atkins was talking about.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Kim Ng Breaking the Ceiling
A.J. Andrews is back while dealing with some health issues, but she has to fight through. It's what Kim Ng would do. She celebrates MLB's first female and Asian-American GM as well as some thoughts on award results!
19 min
The Blue Jays and the End of Season Awards
A.J. Andrews offers her predictions for the MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year awards, and the odds that the two Blue Jays nominees will win.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Rocking the DJ This Offseason
Continuing her efforts to talk all the things today, A.J. Andrews takes a look at the two free agents projected by MLBTR to sign with the Blue Jays this offseason, and whether or not she thinks its a good idea.
21 min
The Blue Jays and the Return of Robbie Ray
On a sombre day, A.J. Andrews to talk through it all, starting with the news that the Blue Jays have brought back one of their trade acquisitions from the deadline. But is Robbie Ray the better choice?
20 min
The Blue Jays and Precious Metals in the Outfield
Following the awarding of Gold Gloves and Silver Sluggers, A.J. Andrews discusses what both nods mean for the two Blue Jays players that were up for the honors.
17 min
The Blue Jays and Voting No on Third Base Vlad
A.J. Andrews returns with her thoughts from a very stressful week for herself and people of her ilk, before launching into a tirade about Vlad Jr's wants and needs.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Are the Archer's Bows Too Bro...
With Chris Archer hitting the free agent market and Blue Jays fans salivating at the prospect of bringing him in, A.J. Andrews weighs the pros and cons, plus a fan request for trade analysis!
21 min
The Blue Jays and the Options For the 2021 Bullpen
Now that other teams have released players, A.J. Andrews combs through the options to see who the Blue Jays could use in the 2021 bullpen, and falls over herself to get one arm in particular signed.
21 min
The Blue Jays and Options on Korean Fonts
A.J. Andrews starts discussing the Blue Jays options, specifically the two they had on Rafael Dolis and Chase Anderson. Plus Wilmer Font news!
17 min
The World Series Game 6 Roundtable (Part 2) (W/...
Our quartet of Locked On hosts continue dissecting Game 6 of the World Series with discussions of Kevin Cash being dumb, the Dodgers' rank among all-time teams, and more shots at Rob Manfred, because why not?
23 min
The World Series Game 6 Roundtable (Part 1) (W/...
Four Locked On Podcasts hosts dissect just what happened in Game 6 with Justin Turner, Rob Manfred and more!
23 min
The Blue Jays and Aaron Loup's Moment to Shine
A.J. Andrews analyzes Game 2 of the World Series, including Aaron Loup in the ninth inning, Brandon Lowe's awakening and the unsung Rays star in the victory.
18 min
The Blue Jays and Letting Vancouver Go
A.J. Andrews discusses such varied topics as Game 1 of the World Series, the Blue Jays signing four new international pitchers, and Vancouver's new affiliation.
17 min
The Blue Jays and Watching the World Series
A.J. Andrews returns from a week-long break from the podcast to go over the events of the Championship Series and make her predictions for the Dodgers-Rays showdown.
20 min
The Blue Jays and the One-Game Wonders
Inspired by Ian Hunter's article about the 28 Blue Jays who have appeared in but one game for the franchise, A.J. Andrews tries to name as many as she can, before giving up and trying to relive their brief tenures.
21 min
The Blue Jays and Droning On About Trevor Bauer
With the Toronto Star's Rosie DiManno insisting that the Blue Jays go after the barstoolish right-hander in free agency, A.J. Andrews tries to prove why signing Trevor Bauer would be a bad idea for the Blue Jays.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Watching Their Rivals Dance
With Game 5 of the ALDS series coming tonight between the Rays and Yankees, A.J. Andrews previews the game and how the Blue Jays' rivals will both look to attack the opposing starter.
16 min
The Blue Jays and Lessons from the NLDS
After a thrilling final Wednesday game, A.J. Andrews discusses what the Blue Jays can learn from the rather one-sided NLDS series going on.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Lessons from the ALDS
While Toronto may be out of the playoffs, there are still reasons to watch and to learn! A.J. Andrews goes over a vital point from the ALDS, as illustrated with the help of ex-Blue Jay J.A. Happ.
18 min
The Blue Jays and Making an Offseason Impact
A.J. Andrews celebrates the beginning of her vacation by diving into Ross Atkins' Saturday comments and what it could mean for a couple moves the Blue Jays could make this offseason.
19 min
The Blue Jays and the Pitching of Tomorrow
A.J. Andrews continues her breakdown of the Blue Jays' 2020 postseason experience, highlighting what the Rays did to counter the Jays' strategies, and how the pitching looks heading into next year.
16 min
The Blue Jays and An All-Too-Brief Learning Exp...
After taking a couple days to mourn the 2020 Blue Jays season (definitely that and not just a bunch of work), A.J. Andrews returns with a look at how Game 2 ultimately encapsulated the Jays' season, and which hitter did himself the most good.
17 min
The Blue Jays and the Game 1 Power Outage (With...
A.J. Andrews can't go over everything that happened in today's Blue Jays loss alone. So she celebrates her new computer's maiden voyage by welcoming Locked on Red Sox host and honorary Blue Jays fan Gabrielle on the program to discuss the lack of offense, the Matt Shoemaker decision, and the rest of the AL happenings!
45 min
The Blue Jays and That Game 1 Electricity
A.J. Andrews tees up Game 1 of the Blue Jays playoff series with the Rays, how the pitching is going to work, and why choices were made with the roster. It's exciting.
17 min
The Blue Jays and Chasing Playoff Success?
The Blue Jays are going to play the Rays, and A.J. Andrews wonders what matchups are exploitable, and if Chase Anderson has pitched his way onto the playoff roster?
18 min
The Blue Jays and Shunning Yamaguchi
The Blue Jays ended their regular season with two of three wins over the Orioles, so what does that mean for the playoffs for Toronto? A.J. Andrews answers with at least one players who performed poor enough to evacuate the roster.
18 min
The Blue Jays and the Playoffs
A tired but happy A.J. Andrews discusses the news of the Blue Jays clinching a playoff spot, how it makes her feel as a follower, and what that means for next season.
20 min
The Blue Jays and Skimming the Playoff Pool
The Blue Jays have released their 40-man Playoff Pool, and A.J. Andrews goes through to construct the best roster she can to take on the likes of the Rays, White Sox and A's.
18 min
The Blue Jays and A Bold Take on Font
A.J. Andrews spans the topics she missed by taking a recovery day yesterday, such as Ken Giles' TJ surgery, Tanner Roark continuing to eat his own words, and Wilmer Font being the human embodiment of a sigh.
18 min
The Blue Jays and Kinda Failing at Pitching
A.J. Andrews continues to "celebate" the Blue Jays ending their six-game losing streak by skewering their starting pitchers not named Hyun-Jin Ryu or Taijuan Walker
19 min
The Blue Jays and Failing at Hitting
The Blue Jays ended their six-game losing streak! So why is A.J. Andrews so negative about the Blue Jays' bats? There are reasons.
18 min
The Blue Jays and the Wrath of Higashioka
When the backup to the backup of the opposing catcher hits a hat trick of home runs against you, what do you do? A.J. Andrews just shakes her head. Plus a tribute to Ken Giles.
22 min
The Blue Jays and Another New York Nuking
The Blue Jays took their second double-digit shellacking from a New York-based franchise in five days. A.J. Andrews isn't happy. The pitching staff shares its portion of the blame, but one man draws her ire.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Saying So Long to Sniper McKi...
A.J. Andrews is saved from doing a recap episode on the last Blue Jays off-day of the season with the news that Billy McKinney is no longer a Jay. She talks about what that means.
19 min
The Blue Jays and That Lady Gaga Song
A.J. Andrews caps her return to the podcast airwaves with a discussion of Alejandro Kirk's MLB debut, Bo Bichette's return and what it would mean for the Blue Jays to be healthy again.
22 min
The Blue Jays and Red Sox Crossover (with Gabri...
Finally, A.J. Andrews completes her crossover collection as she joins Gabrielle of Locked On Red Sox for a AL East discussion that determines one thing: the Yankees are whiners.
33 min
The Blue Jays and Playing Like Horsecrap
A.J. Andrews finally has a solution to her computer issues! So she can finally talk about Tanner Roark's comments and why he does not get to talk about them!
20 min
The Blue Jays and Walks Along the Pacific Rim
A.J. Andrews discusses how the Blue Jays' starting pitching let them down in the first two games against the Yankees, but as per usual the bullpen bounced back and saved them from the flames
20 min
The Blue Jays and La Decima
A.J. Andrews starts her doubleheader recap of the past two nights with a blow-by-blow analysis of how the 10-run sixth inning encapsulates the growth of the Blue Jays. Plus Jonathan Davis talk!
21 min
The Blue Jays and Getting Rowdy More Often
The Blue Jays managed to pull out a series victory over the Red Sox. A.J. Andrews dissects the importance of a couple of Blue Jays stepping up, but sees more troubling signs from Robbie Ray.
23 min
The Blue Jays and a Tough Teoscar Turn
Teoscar Hernández is hurt, and this is a far more painful blow than one would have guessed at the start of the season. A.J. Andrews discusses what the Blue Jays can do to replace him, and other injury updates.
19 min
Blue Jays Fan Saturday - Banishment Edition
Two Blue Jays earned the fans ire on Friday night. One has already been banished. Should the other be as well? A.J. Andrews channels the fans for a frank discussion of Reese McGuire and Derek Fisher.
22 min
The Blue Jays and the New Jays
A.J. Andrews goes over how the four new Blue Jays (sorry, Daniel Vogelbach) are settling into the team and how they are adjusting to their new roles.
19 min
The Blue Jays and a Deadline For the Age
A.J. Andrews recaps a busy deadline for the Blue Jays that saw them acquire three players who were leaders in the National League. Not leading the categories you want though. She details how they fit in to the team's plans
26 min
Karleigh Chardonnay Webb on How To View the Ath...
A.J. Andrews invites her friend Karleigh Chardonnay Webb of Outsports and the Transporter Room on to talk about how baseball has fallen as a leader on race relations and what can be done to improve this problem.
56 min
The Blue Jays and What Taijuan Walker Tells the...
A.J. Andrews finally lets her feelings be known on the Blue Jays' deal for Taijuan Walker, what it means for this season's club, and who else could be a potential acquisition for the team.
20 min
A Locked On Podcast Roundtable - What Happened ...
Seven Locked on MLB hosts got together to have a frank discussion about race, police brutality, the power of athletes, and how sports is a catalyst for social change. Here is that conversation.
42 min
The Blue Jays and A Pirates Ransom
With the Trade Deadline approaching, A.J. Andrews looks at building rumors that the Pirates and Blue Jays are working on a mega deal. Because that's more fun to talk about than tonight's game.
20 min
The Blue Jays and Going Vogelbach To the Future
The Blue Jays have acquired a bat! A Vogelbat! A.J. Andrews breaks down why Daniel Vogelbach was brought in for the Mariners, why Thomas Pannone was DFA'd for Travis Bergen, and why it's awesome that the Blue Jays are done with Tampa Bay.
20 min
The Blue Jays and What Banished Anthony Alford
A.J. Andrews pays tribute as the longest-tenured Blue Jay was given his walking papers last week, and she goes over the reasons why Anthony Alford couldn't stick around. The main reason will surprise you.
20 min
Blue Jays Fan Saturday - Playoffs? What Do We D...
With the Blue Jays suddenly in a playoff position, A.J. Andrews asks the fans what they should do at the trade deadline. The fans have interesting ideas.
22 min
The Blue Jays and the Concept of Winning
The Blue Jays have a six-game win streak. How the heck did that happen? A.J. Andrews tries to comprehend the week that was and she comes across a couple of reasons how the team got here.
27 min
The Blue Jays and Defeating the Orioles (with C...
Fresh off a Blue Jays victory, A..J. Andrews gets a call from Locked on Orioles host Connor Newcomb and she favors him with tales of why the Blue Jays are better birds.
19 min
The Blue Jays and No Bo
With Bo Bichette on the IL for an unknown amount of time, A.J. Andrews discusses how the Blue Jays can weather the loss of their best player. Plus general malaise from the weekend remains.
16 min
The Blue Jays and Letting the Rain Fall Down
With little to go off of following the Blue Jays' first in-game rain delay and postponement in 17 years, A.J. Andrews does find the silver lining to the lightning clouds in Buffalo.
19 min
Blue Jays Fan Friday - Charlie's Checkpoint Edi...
On a Fan Friday edition of the podcast, A.J. Andrews gives Charlie Montoyo a report card. One of those modern ones without grades. With the fans help, of course!
20 min
The Blue Jays and Getting Loupy Over Bo and Teo...
Fresh off the best win the Blue Jays have had all year, A.J. Andrews is in a very happy mood, so she wants to talk about the two brightest stars in the Jays offense, Bo Bichette and Teoscar Hernández.
21 min
The Blue Jays and Getting Miami Mashed
The Blue Jays split a series with the Marlins in Buffalo... so why does it feel like a loss? A.J. Andrews tries to explain why the seven home-run night was ultimately just another sign of the issues with this team.
18 min
The Blue Jays and Game Day in Buffalo
It's the Blue Jays home opener!! ... In a way. A.J. Andrews goes over what the experience will be like and the interesting lineup card turned in for this game.
16 min
The Blue Jays and Changing the Batting Luck (wi...
A.J. Andrews talks about how the Blue Jays can change their batting outcomes beginning with tonight's game against Nathan Eovaldi and the Red Sox. Plus, a snippet of Aram Leighton's interview with Blue Jays prospect Griffin Conine!
21 min
The Blue Jays and the Boffo Bullpen Boys
While there isn't a lot going right for the Blue Jays so far this season, the bullpen is definitely the main reason the team is staying somewhat afloat. A.J. Andrews looks at what's going right and what's going wrong.
24 min
The Blue Jays and This Week in (Kinda) Pitching
While the Blue Jays bats have been hot garbage, the pitching has been... kinda good? When not really rusty? A.J. Andrews breaks down what she liked and didn't like this week.
20 min
The Blue Jays and This Week in (Not) Hitting
When the Maple Leafs can outscore the Blue Jays on a consistent basis, it's not good. A.J. Andrews rants about the same old Blue Jays showing up at the plate.
22 min
The Blue Jays and Who is Taking Taxis
The Blue Jays have made some roster moves in the wake of Derek Fisher's sore quad and the crunch from 30 to 28 on the active roster. A.J. Andrews breaks down what they mean.
17 min
The Blue Jays and the Brief Bye-Bye for Brian M...
A.J. Andrews discusses if the Orioles need to be taken seriously, and the recent roster moves the Blue Jays made in regards to the bullpen.
21 min
Blue Jays Fan Sunday (Part 2) - Forever Blowing...
The fans are very pessimistic in the second half of the Blue Jays Fan Friday ...on a Sunday grand return, and for good reason. A.J. Andrews lets them vent about the mess MLB has made of COVID-19
18 min
Blue Jays Fan Sunday (Part 1) - Teoscar Time Ed...
Blue Jays Fan Friday returns! ...on a Sunday, but still! A.J. Andrews evaluates the first week of Blue Jays baseball (cause that's all they've played) with the help of the fans.
21 min
The Blue Jays and What the Marlins Did
A.J. Andrews decides to take a break from Blue Jays analysis to rip into the MLB for the whole Marlins mess and for the Joe Kelly incident. Yeah, MLB doesn't look great.
21 min
The Blue Jays and That Nate Pearson Swoon
Nate Pearson is awesome. Oh you need more? A.J. Andrews gives you more, as well as some kudos for the Blue Jays finally having the depth to deal with injuries properly
18 min
The Blue Jays and the Pitching Plus/Minus in Ta...
In the second half of tonight's doubleheader, A.J. Andrews turns her attention to the pitching that the Blue Jays displayed in Tampa Bay against the Rays, and hands out some medals that you don't want to win.
28 min
The Blue Jays and the Position Player Plus/Minu...
The Blue Jays' first series of 2020 is in the books and it was a mixed bag. A.J. Andrews sifts through the results to come away with some pluses and minuses for the position players.
24 min
The Blue Jays and 1.5 Victories Over the Red Sox
Rain may have stolen half a win from the Blue Jays, but there was plenty to like in those two games against the Red Sox. A.J. Andrews goes over them.
19 min
The Blue Jays and Chasing Bruised Pineapples
Injury woes are starting to take their toll on the Blue Jays and A.J. Andrews goes over what the losses of Chase Anderson and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. would mean for the Blue Jays
17 min
The Blue Jays... and the Maple Leafs and the Ra...
As all the sports start coming back, the three Toronto Locked On Hosts (Raptors' Sean Woodley, Maple Leafs' Michael DiStefano and Blue Jays' A.J. Andrews) come together to discuss the state of their respective franchises.
43 min
The Blue Jays and Twitter Troubles
Some Blue Jays are taking to Twitter, and it is not going well for them on there. A.J. Andrews breaks down why Twitter is dumb even more than usual.
19 min
A Locked On Debate: Who is the Better Young Sho...
The hosts of Locked On Padres and Locked On Yankees debate who will have the better career: Fernando Tatis Jr. or Gleyber Torres? As usual, Canada is asked to moderate.
26 min
The Blue Jays and Positional Power Plays
The Blue Jays are shaking things up in Summer Camp and A.J. Andrews talks about what some of the moves announced will mean for guys like Anthony Kay, Nate Pearson and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
20 min
The Blue Jays and How To Keep Ryu and Pearson H...
Hyun-jin Ryu and Nate Pearson appear to be ready to go in starter mode, but how the Blue Jays handle their fragile aces? A.J. Andrews has answers.
17 min
The Blue Jays and Maybe Saying Cleveland's New ...
With the talk of the Washington Football Team finally changing it's name, A.J. talks about the MLB team that appears to be following suit and the other team that should.
19 min
The Blue Jays and the Pandemic Problems
More and more players are testing positive for COVID-19, underscoring the problems MLB faces in its attempt to return. A.J. Andrews says her piece. Again.
20 min
The Blue Jays and Who Should Jump in the 60-Man...
Now that the Blue Jays have released their 60-Man Pool, A.J. Andrews has some concerns, and of course she knows how to fix them.
25 min
The Blue Jays and Who Is In the 60-Man Pool
Baseball things! Baseball things to talk about! A.J. Andrews goes over the Blue Jays' 60-man pool choices and why they chose the non-roster players they did.
21 min
The Blue Jays and Baseball's Return... For Now...
Baseball is coming back July 23! So why isn't A.J. Andrews excited about it? She'll tell you, on multiple fronts. This is not a happy episode...
19 min
The Blue Jays and Should There Be Real Baseball?
A.J. Andrews does an about face on her hopes from Wednesday's episode and wonders if baseball should even be played with the virus running rampant.
22 min
The Blue Jays and Maybe Just Maybe Playing Real...
A.J. Andrews gives Rob Manfred for being incompetent like a fox and basically shaming the owners into making a better offer to the players. Will it work though?
18 min
The Blue Jays and Not Making the Obvious Zach B...
A.J. Andrews discusses the other four selections that the Blue Jays made during the 2020 MLB Draft and avoids the one joke that everyone made. She does, however, get to say Cornelius.
23 min
SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundt...
85 min
The Blue Jays and the Dreams That Austin Martin...
The Blue Jays may have just gotten the best player in the 2020 MLB Draft, and A.J. Andrews is going to take this rare moment of positive energy and wring it out for all it's worth.
24 min