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Buster Olney on the MLB season nearing

Buster Olney joins the show to talk about the complications for the Blue Jays with travel restrictions still in place in Toronto. Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys have no contract negotiations planned and the Chiefs continue to get better every day.


BBTN: Gregor Chisholm on where the Blue Jays will play; Marly Rivera on Aroldis Chapman's positive COVID-19 test; Marc Topkin on which Rays players haven't been practicing

The Toronto Star’s Gregor Chisholm joins Buster to discuss where things stand with where the Blue Jays will play, Travis Shaw walking back his self-isolation comments and teams visiting Toronto being overlooked (5:46). Then, Marly Rivera joins the pod to talk about Aroldis Chapman’s positive COVID-19 test, how he’s feeling and what it means for the Yankees’ relief corps (18:06). Later, the Tampa Bay Times’ Marc Topkin hops on to get into how he’s covering the Rays during the coronavirus spike in Florida, who hasn’t been seen on the field in the last week and how the front office handles the possibility of missing so many key players to start the season (28:03).

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Shaw sorry for tweets criticizing Blue Jays' plan

Blue Jays infielder Travis Shaw apologized for recent comments that were critical of the team's plan to have players stick to Rogers Centre and the connecting hotel if games are played in Canada.

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Vlad. Jr. to focus on 1B/DH for Jays this season

Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will shift primarily to first base and designated hitter this season, Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters Friday.

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Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto

All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal government exemption on Thursday to work out at Rogers Centre.

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Ontario finalizing plans for Jays to play at home

Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that Major League Baseball is close to winning approval for the Toronto Blue Jays to play at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.


BBTN: A's reliever Jake Diekman on deciding to play despite being high-risk for COVID-19

A's reliever Jake Diekman joins Buster to discuss his decision to play despite being high-risk for coronavirus. Diekman discusses why he didn't consider opting out, players policing their bubble and pitching relief with no crowd (2:20). Then, Eireann Dolan, wife of Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle, hops on to talk about her concerns living under the baseball umbrella after growing up with respiratory issues, and MLB making players decide between salary and service time and family members who are high risk (13:12). Plus, Todd Radom on the Rogers Centre and the weekly quiz (27:02).

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MLB submits plan for Blue Jays to play in Toronto

Major League Baseball has submitted a plan to the Canadian government to play in Toronto this year and health authorities are examining it. Health authorities in Ontario will also need to support the plan, a spokesperson said.

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MLB yet to submit plan needed to play in Canada

The Canadian government is open to Major League Baseball playing in Toronto this summer, but the league has not submitted the required plan to health authorities, Canadian officials said Tuesday.

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Baseball's top 60 storylines for a 60-game MLB season

Mookie Betts wearing Dodger blue, Gerrit Cole in pinstripes. A wild sprint from start to finish. Here's what we're most excited to see when the 2020 season finally begins.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.4514th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
Batting Average.24713th
On Base Percentage.33512th
Slugging Percentage.4871st