Locked On Blue Jays - Daily Podcast O...

Welcome to Locked On Blue Jays, the only daily podcast devoted to Toronto Blue Jays talk! Host A.J. Andrews brings her unique voice to discussions on topics ranging from how the Blue Jays' youngsters are doing, to how many sunflower seeds are left in Vlad Jr's hair. Join her as she navigates through the daily ongoings of Canada's only baseball team (at least until MLB wises up and moves Tampa Bay to Montreal without this split-city silliness) with a sense of irreverence, self-deprecating humour, and appearances by co-hosts who are clearly intended to boost ratings. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network. Your team. Every day.

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1
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
2
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
3
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
4
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
5
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
6
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
7
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
8
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
9
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
10
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
11
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
12
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
13
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
14
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
15
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
16
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
17
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
18
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
19
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
20
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
21
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
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
SPECIAL - Locked On's Black Lives Matter Roundt...
85 min
31
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
32
The Blue Jays and the MLB Owners Who Know They'...
MLB owners are starting to speak out and cry for more of the players' money. A.J. Andrews is playing them the world's smallest violin.
20 min
33
On Far More Important Things Than Baseball
A.J. Andrews emerges from a week of thoughts on heavy topics to reiterate some basic ideals that really shouldn't be foreign to anyone listening to this podcast.
31 min
34
The Blue Jays and Teoscar's Triumphant Turn
The Blue Jays are on a five-game win streak in the alternate universe, and there are some big reasons why! The starting rotation is on point, and Teoscar Hernández is lighting up pitchers! A.J. Andrews explains why the latter is so important.
22 min
35
The Blue Jays and the Fifth Pick in the 2020 ML...
A.J. Andrews goes over the options for the Blue Jays' first-round selection in next week's MLB draft, because she has to do something to take her mind off things.
25 min
36
The MLB Owners Are Being Grinch-Level Greedy
A.J. Andrews is not in the mood to be nice. The owners are being cartoonish supervillains and she spends the entire episode railing on them. Again.
22 min
37
The Blue Jays and More Bemoaning of the Bullpen
The Blue Jays bullpen blew another game today, and A.J. Andrews continues to question what else she can do. Maybe the waiver wire can help. Plus which Blue Jays could make this year's All-Star Team?
20 min
38
The Blue Jays and the Broken Blame Game
A four-game losing streak is bad. A four-game losing streak including three losses against the Orioles is the end of the world. A.J. Andrews needs to vent, so she does.
19 min
39
The Blue Jays and the Case For Keeping Ken Giles
Ken Giles wants to stay, and A.J. Andrews wants him to stay! The host breaks down her case for keeping the closer in Toronto blue.
19 min
40
The Blue Jays and the Real-Life Implications of...
A.J. Andrews has made her first trade as general manager of the Blue Jays, and she discusses what the acquisition of Stephen Piscotty from the Athletics signifies for the team in real life.
19 min
41
The Blue Jays and the Lessons of Nate Pearson's...
Fresh off the biggest disappointment of her managerial career, A.J. Andrews discusses what she learned from watching Nate Pearson's simulated MLB debut.
17 min
42
The Blue Jays and Some Hardcore Logo Talk
A.J. Andrews discusses the Blue Jays logos of the past, which ones are her favorite and why, and what KBO team you should be supporting!
17 min
43
The Blue Jays and That First Time...
A.J. Andrews makes her glorious return with a delayed Fanday episode remembering that first trip to the ballpark...
23 min
44
The Blue Jays and the Tale of the Two (Hypothet...
A.J. Andrews examines a pair of hypothetical trades offered by the Score and just what the indicators would be of both roads available to the Blue Jays.
20 min
45
The Blue Jays and More MLB Cheaters Getting Off...
A.J. Andrews does her best to put what the tragic events of the weekend in her home province meant to her and how she's trying to cope, but then she has to get angry at MLB for being stupid again.
21 min
46
Mike Wilner Returns! Part Two: A Tale of Two Bl...
Sportsnet 590 play-by-play host Mike Wilner joins A.J. Andrews for the second half of their discussion on the Blue Jays' simulated pitching staff, new fake Blue Jay Craig Stammen, and keeping hope alive.
38 min
47
Mike Wilner Returns! Part One: Dicey Times for ...
A.J. Andrews welcomes Blue Jays play-by-play man and friend of the show Mike Wilner back on to the program for the first of two episodes discussing the trails and tribulations of the simulated 2020 season for the Blue Jays.
33 min
48
The Blue Jays and Who Knows Why Bo Has No Bat?
The virtual Blue Jays are 9-10, and A.J. Andrews has two prime groups of suspects for the reasons why. The youngsters and the bullpen are taken to task tonight.
20 min
49
The Blue Jays and a Divisional Rivalry with the...
A.J. Andrews pays tribute to another fallen Blue Jay, and pays kudos to another pair of former Jays before shaking her head at the second MLB proposal for resuming baseball with an Arizona and Florida split.
18 min
50
The Blue Jays and a Three-Game Win Streak of Hope
Even simulated baseball will get A.J. Andrews gushing, especially when the Blue Jays are on a roll. She talks Grichuk, Vladdy, Gurriel, Roark, the bullpen and more!
26 min
51
The Blue Jays and MLB's Modest Proposal of May ...
A.J. Andrews returns to action follow a break to discuss the new schedule for the show, before diving into the MLB's stupidly risky proposal to play baseball in May.
20 min
52
The Blue Jays and Overreacting Hard to the Firs...
A.J. Andrews needs help digesting the first week of the OOTP2020 season, so she turns to Jays From the Couch writer Karen Soutar to help discuss Vladdy's hot start, the outfield playing as expected, Chase the Ace, Ryu the not-so-ace, and that baffingly bad bullpen
30 min
53
The Blue Jays and Watching Some Astros Get Off ...
A.J. Andrews turns to a fan request to discuss her thoughts on A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow getting back into baseball without missing a game, and Justin Turner's extra-innings proposal.
19 min
54
The Blue Jays and Aaron Sanchez, the One-Hit Wo...
A.J. Andrews talks about an ESPN article declaring Aaron Sanchez's 2016 season an all-time one-off campaign, a Ranger doing wonders, and the OOTP2020 series finale between the Blue Jays and Reds.
21 min
55
The Blue Jays and the Virtual Echos of the Plakata
A.J. Andrews discusses MLB ponying up more money, Toronto allowing for MLB baseball in the face of no public events, and Vladdy going boom to power a win over the Reds.
21 min
56
The Blue Jays and Chase the Ace (and a 2020 Fra...
A.J. Andrews hits the airwaves to talk about the framework agreed to by MLB and the players' union for how a 2020 season would progress, and a stunning start from Chase Anderson in the Blue Jays' OOTP 2020 campaign.
21 min
57
Blue Jays Fan Sunday - Not Making This a Habit ...
A.J. Andrews returns for a delayed fan episode of the podcast with some thoughts on some fans' top fours, and some wildly different results from OOTP2020
22 min
58
The Blue Jays and Welcome to Opening Day... Sor...
A.J. Andrews talks about what Opening Day should have been, the trio of players optioned by the Blue Jays today, and the results of Toronto's Opening Day sim game against Boston.
20 min
59
The Blue Jays OOTP 2020 Season Preview with gue...
A.J. Andrews hosts the season preview for the alternate video game universe of 2020 that sees the Blue Jays set to take on the Red Sox and she has Shaun Doyle of Jays From the Couch to help!
32 min
60
The Blue Jays and Watching More Elbows Blow Out
A.J. Andrews discusses the news that Noah Syndergaard needs Tommy John, and how that bodes ominously for younger pitchers who throw 100. Also, some lighter news in the second half!
17 min
61
The Blue Jays and When Is Baseball Coming Back?
A.J. Andrews discusses conflicting beliefs between Jon Heyman and Mark Shapiro over when the MLB season will begin, and she offers updates on an OOTP trade and a trade offer that she laughed at.
19 min
62
Blue Jays Fan Friday - Who Do You Want Now Edition
A.J. Andrews discusses the optioning of Anthony Kay and Sean Reid-Foley as well as the MLB's "support" for minor leaguers before diving into the players you want signed to the OOTP Jays
24 min
63
The Blue Jays and Missing a Window Against the ...
A.J. Andrews is reminded that while Chris Sale may be done for 2020, and that hurts the Red Sox, the Yankees are growing stronger by the day. Also some OTTP transaction criticism!
21 min
64
The Blue Jays and MLB Ditching the Draft
A.J. Andrews discusses the MLB's reasons for wanting to cancel the 2020 Draft (spoiler: it's money), and has some gripes with the starting Blue Jays roster in the OOTP simulation
22 min
65
The Blue Jays and a Ma'am Thanks Pham For His M...
A.J. Andrews discusses Bob Nightengale's USA Today column in which Tommy Pham lambastes MLB for its actions, as well as a podcast content update.
17 min
66
The Blue Jays and a Birthday for Vladito
A.J. Andrews celebrates the birthday of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. by analyzing where he is now and where he is going in his career. Plus, Joe Panik is on the 40-man!
17 min
67
Blue Jays Fan Friday - What Do We Do Now? Edition
A.J. Andrews discusses what the fans' plans are with the baseball season on the shelf, as well as some of her own ideas. Don't worry, the podcast will march on.
23 min
68
The Blue Jays and the Day the Ball Stood Still
A.J. Andrews' kitteh co-host distraction doesn't work, so she talks about the postponement of baseball, and the Blue Jays last game before the curtain fell.
19 min
69
The Blue Jays and Baseball Games Without Fans
A.J. Andrews preempts her talk about the Blue Jays absolute destruction of the Orioles today to discuss how Toronto and others should handle the growing coronavirus pandemic.
18 min
70
The Blue Jays and the Banishment of Alejandro K...
A.J. Andrews discusses the first round of roster cuts made by the Blue Jays (in particular one emerging fan favorite) and the past two days of games from Florida.
22 min
71
Keegan Matheson Round Two: On Trent Thornton an...
The second half of A.J. Andrews' conversation with MLB.com writer Keegan Matheson sees the two discuss Blue Jays' pitching and who is catching eyes at Jays' Camp in Florida.
30 min
72
Blue Jays Fan Sunday - Take Me To My Church Edi...
A never-before seen Fan Sunday edition of the podcast sees A.J. Andrews do her best to go over the fans' brightest stars and biggest disappointments from Spring Training thus far!
23 min
73
Keegan Matheson Round One: On Danny Jansen's Ro...
A double dose of Nova Scotia comes your way as MLB.com's Keegan Matheson joins A.J. Andrews for the first of a pair of episodes!
23 min
74
The Blue Jays and Being Caught in Port Charlott...
A.J. Andrews examines the wreckage from a rough Blue Jays game in Port Charlotte against the Rays, trying to find some bright spots. She got something.
18 min
75
The Blue Jays and Danny Jansen's Dinger Display
A.J. Andrews acquires a new co-host, temporarily, before diving into some Spring Training number, focusing primarily on Danny Jansen.
18 min
76
Mike Wilner Round Three: More Gushing About Nat...
The thrilling conclusion of the Mike Wilner trilogy sees the Blue Jays play-by-play man and host A.J. Andrews discuss Nate Pearson looking awesome and other pitching topics.
38 min
77
Mike Wilner Round Two: On How Bo Bichette is Ba...
The second round of conversation between A.J. Andrews and Blue Jays play-by-play man Mike Wilner focuses on the Blue Jays batters and why no one should believe anything after a week of Spring Training
23 min
78
Mike Wilner Round One: On the Dirty, Cheating A...
A.J. Andrews welcomes Blue Jays play-by-play man Mike Wilner onto the podcast for the first of three episodes, starting with his thoughts on the Astros and Larry Walker.
31 min
79
The Blue Jays and Nate Pearson Looks Like Every...
A.J. Andrews gushes about Nate Pearson for a bit. She's allowed to. Then she turns her attention to other performances from Tuesday's split-squad games.
18 min
80
The Blue Jays and Thoughts of Bigger Baseballs ...
A.J. Andrews gets a chance to collect her thoughts on the first three games of Blue Jays Spring Training, complete with talk about bigger baseballs (compared to Japan anyway)..
18 min
81
Scott MacArthur Round Three, Part Two: The Hung...
The four-part trilogy concludes on Locked On Blue Jays as A.J. Andrews and Sportsnet's Scott MacArthur dive into the Blue Jays bullpen and what the heck is going to happen there.
29 min
82
Blue Jays Fan Friday - 300 Islands No Longer in...
A.J. Andrews reflects on the path to 300 episodes, then yells at Rogers for being extremely short-sighted. That sounds about right.
20 min
83
Scott MacArthur Round Three, Part One: Breaking...
The Scott MacArthur trilogy continues with the third of four episodes (don't ask), as he and A.J. Andrews discuss who will be the Blue Jays' fifth starter in April and in June
25 min
84
Scott MacArthur Round Two: On Whether to Get Ro...
Part two of A.J. Andrews' interview with Sportsnet's Scott MacArthur sees the two break down the position battles on the offensive side of the ball.
28 min
85
Scott MacArthur Round One: A Treatise on Rob Ma...
A.J. Andrews welcomes friend of the show Scott MacArthur of Sportsnet back onto the podcast for the first of three shows, this one discussing Rob Manfred and the Astros.
32 min
86
The Blue Jays and Remembering Tony Fernández an...
A.J. Andrews begins a sombre edition of the podcast by remembering the life of Tony Fernández. Then she excoriates Rob Manfred, which is much more fun. Plus, our new Fantasy Minute!
24 min
87
Blue Jays Fan Friday - Love Is In The Air Edition
A.J. Andrews celebrates a special Fan Friday with some Valentine's from the fans! Plus news about Randal Grichuk and Ryan Borucki turns heads out of Spring Training.
18 min
88
The Blue Jays and MLB Rule Changes That Definit...
A.J. Andrews does her best to explain to Rob Manfred why his rule changes are futile, especially the main one designed to speed up the pace of play.
21 min
89
The Blue Jays and Dave Hudgens, and Thoughts on...
A.J. Andrews doubles up today to discuss the non-baseball topic of Dwyane Wade's daughter Zaya coming out and what it means in sports, as well as Dave Hudgens' kinda-apology
20 min
90
The Blue Jays and Reese's Pieces and the Obviou...
A.J. Andrews disrupts her planned sombre discussion of Kevin Pillar's contract with the Red Sox and Eric Pardinho's Tommy John surgery, because now she has to talk about Reese McGuire's genitals.
19 min
91
The Blue Jays and Mike Bolsinger's Stand
A.J. Andrews returns from a kinda weekend to discuss ex-Blue Jays pitcher Mike Bolsinger's lawsuit against the Astros and the DFA of Breyvic Valera.
19 min
92
Blue Jays Fan Friday - Shaking Off the Rust Edi...
The first Fan Friday of 2020 is upon us, and A.J. Andrews discusses the Blue Jays offseason with the help of the fans, as well as new signings and spring training invites!
21 min
93
The Blue Jays and Giving Gil Kim a Jersey
A.J. Andrews discusses the newest member of the Blue Jays' clubhouse staff, director of player development Gil Kim, as well as the comparisons Shi Davidi makes between the Blue Jays and the Red Sox regarding Mookie Betts
17 min
94
The Blue Jays and Bidding Betts a Bon Voyage
A.J. Andrews does everything but pop some champagne on the news of the Mookie Betts trade. She breaks down how this impacts the Jays.
21 min
95
The Blue Jays and the One Spot Left to Address
A.J. Andrews shouts out her fans, then runs through the Blue Jays offseason before finding the one thing they haven't checked off the list and the person who could easily fill that role.
22 min
96
The Blue Jays and Lessons From the Super Bowl
A.J. Andrews rides that Super Bowl train and explains what Toronto can learn from San Francisco and Kansas City.
15 min
97
The Blue Jays and Appreciating Tony Fernández
A.J. Andrews pays tribute and sends best wishes to Tony Fernández, while wondering why the Blue Jays are taking so long to move Rafael Dolis to the active roster.
21 min
98
The Blue Jays and Doling Out Dough For Dolis
A.J. Andrews puts in another late night to discuss who the Blue Jays added in Rafael Dolis, as well as someone they didn't add.
20 min
99
The Blue Jays and Gibby Going to the Dark Side?
A.J. Andrews begins to ramp up production as she discusses Blue Jays-related fallout from the Astros scandal and the latest batch of minor-league signings.
18 min
100
The Blue Jays and Their Next Hall of Famer?
A.J. Andrews celebrates 2020 by breaking down the punishment of the Astros, the potential punishment of the Red Sox and the next Blue Jay in the Hall of Fame
22 min