July 29: Show In Review
Bryan, along with Bill Hayes are joined by Scott MacArthur to discuss the Blue Jays series in Boston, and Sean McAdam checks in to chat about the rumours that have Alex Anthopoulos and the Jays linked to Boston ace Jon Lester.
Hour 2 (Blue Lunch):
Gregg Rosenthal and Jonas Siegel join. Hour 2 Audio
Hour 1 (The Bryan Hayes Show):
Scott MacArthur and Eric Adelson join. Hour 1 Audio
Hour 2 (The Bryan Hayes Show):
Steve Simmons and Sean McAdam join. Hour 2 Audio
Scott Miller, National MLB writer of Bleacher Report
Scott Miller says that acquiring Valencia is a good move for the Blue Jays and he said it’s an important proactive move. He doesn’t think that the Blue Jays should make reactionary trades or bow down to fan pressure. He doesn’t want to make a guess on Melky Cabrera’s future contract but says it’s going to be big. He said the market for his services could be large.
Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com
Rosenthal says that the Donald Trump wouldn’t be welcome by other NFL owners, and is likely submitting a Bills team as a publicity stunt. His belief is that the Bills will stay in Buffalo, but it’s possible that another team will move. He says that the EJ Manuel has the right intangibles but he compares him to a better Tim Tebow.
Jonas Siegel, TSN 1050 Maple Leafs reporter
Jonas Siegel - Nothing is really etched in stone for the Leafs, you can plug different players into different spots in the line up, and its going to be interesting to see how the Leafs line up shapes up with all the options they have. With the forwards the Leafs have your not going to have a 4th lineup without skill, you should see a line up that will contribute and Carlyle will have to figure out how to manage ice time. The problem Carlyle will likely face is that he doesn't have a line to put out there against other teams top line. The biggest question for training camp is Carlyle and how he adjusts and adapts to new team, and how much of a leash he has during the season.
Scott Macarthur, TSN1050 Blue Jays reporter
MacArthur says that he would lean towards Ryan Goins or Munenori Kawasaki being sent down because he has options and Juan Francisco doesn’t. He said that Francisco and Valencia may platoon in the future when Lawrie comes back, but the focus is certainly on the immediate. He says that Reyes was playing with an injury for a considerable time and he’ll grind it out. He talks about who is going to be gone on the Blue Jays, potentially including Colby Rasmus, Brandon Morrow and Casey Janssen.
Eric Adelson, Yahoo Sports Contributor
Adleson talks about E.J Manuel and says that there is a big test for him with the improved offense in front of him. He says that the Seahawks have a good amount of depth behind Marshawn Lynch and the fact that he isn’t the focal point of the offense means he might not get a huge contract.
Steve Simmons, SunMedia & Reporters
Steve Simmons - There are some prospects in the Jays system that teams have interested in, but the Jays have to decide if they're willing to give those prospects up for half a season of a player. The assumption for the Jays right now is that they're in the run for the playoffs, but right now the Orioles are playing really well against some of the best teams without getting good pitching. The one thing in the Jays favor right now is that they have a mostly young rotation, and assuming they can re sign Cabrera they still have a chance to make a good run next year. Right now the Leafs have about 10 guys fighting for about 6 spots, all those guys have a chance and it will come down to whoever plays the best, and Simmons like the idea of having veterans fighting young players for spots. The difference your goign to see with Carlyle is that the Leafs wont have a waste of a 4th line, and it seems likely that the Leafs have told Carlyle that he has to change. Every player the Leafs have signed are from the Western Conference, that have played on tough teams and in tough games, and those guys will bring some spirit to the Leafs that they didnt have last season.
Sean McAdam, Comcast Sports Network
McAdam says that the likelihood that the Red Sox trade Jon Lester is not a lock but is very likely. He thinks that Lester has a ton of value because he’s steadily performed in a big market, mix that in with the fact that it’s a weak pitching market he’s going to get prime money. He said there has been a couple of turning points for the Red Sox have lead the Red Sox to consider dealing Lester. He said the Red Sox won’t just giveaway Jon Lester.
July 28: Show In Review
Bruan, along with Bill Hayes are joined by James Reimer to discuss his two-year extension with the Leafs, and Rich Griffin checks in to tee up the Blue Jays’ series with the Red Sox and debate the team’s biggest need with the trade deadline approaching.
Hour 1 (Blue Lunch):
James Reimer and Matt Florjancic join. Hour 1 Audio
Hour 1 (The Bryan Hayes Show):
Mark Zecchino joins. Hour 1 Audio
Hour 2 (The Bryan Hayes Show):
Nick Cafardo and John Kryk join. Hour 2 Audio
12:00 - James Reimer, Toronto Maple Leafs Goaltender
James Reimer says that he’s relieved to avoid arbitration. His agent was well prepared going into the case should it have happened. He says this was the right move to re-sign with the Leafs because he’s excited about where the franchise is going; he says they made good strides. His relationship with the team is improving. He says that at the end of last season he didn’t think there was a place for him, but over the summer it became clear this is the right place for him. He is excited for Brendan Shanahan and his moves. He tries not to pay too much attention to the media and his relationship with Randy Carlyle is fine.
12:30 - Matt Florjancic, WKYC in Cleveland
Florjancic says that it's going to be competitive for the starting quarterback job for the Cleveland Browns between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Manziel has brought a lot of people in to watch him play, but the Browns haven't been showcasing him too much. He says that whoever wins games for the Browns will be the starting quarterback because the Browns haven't had a winner in forever.
1:30 - Richard Griffin, Toronto Star
Griffin says that the Boston Red Sox have been a bizarre team over the last three years. The final wild card spot is open for the Blue Jays to grab, and riding the youngster puts them in a tough spot. He said that players thought yesterday was a statement game that added much needed swagger. On the Headley trade, he said back problems have made the Blue Jays pass on him. He says Edwin is still a ways away from coming back from injury.
2:30 - Mark Zecchino, GolfTalk Canada
Mark Zecchino was surprised that Jim Furyk couldn't get it done at this weekends Canadian Open. He can’t imagine how the tournament would have faired if RBC wasn’t involved. He says the field would have been significantly weaker without it. He says that if Graham DeLaet can put like he did on Friday, he will win many tournaments, but he says he tried a little too hard and fell apart. He was impressed with Canadian’s play at the open.
3:00 - Nick Cafardo, Boston Globe
Cafardo says that the Red Sox are definitely listening on Jon Lester, but doesn’t think the Dodgers are as interested as rumors suggest. He says that the Red Sox don’t want to reload, they want to contend. They’re rolling out a ton of youngsters and have a healthy amount of cap space to make big moves in the offseason. He thinks that the Blue Jays have shown great resiliency despite injuries. He doesn’t think the Blue Jays give up Sanchez or Stroman but need to add another pitcher.
3:30 - John Kryk, SunMedia NFL Columnist
He says that a reason why Tom Brady is so accurate because he’s so meticulous about practicing his throws. He says that if Manziel starts the season at QB, he jokes it will take him until Thanksgiving to have more stars than Hoyer. He remains skeptical on Manziel’s pocket presence. He says that he is not sure whether the Bills are all in on E.J Manuel.
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