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Longtime Toronto Blue Jays radio voice Mike Wilner hosts Deep Left Field, a baseball podcast from the Toronto Star. With great baseball coverage, opinion and analysis from Mike and other Star sports journalists including Laura Armstrong and Gregor Chisholm, as well as MLB players and others in the game, Deep Left Field has everything you need to know about the Jays, specifically, and baseball in general.
 
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Guests: Cleveland Guardians (and Blue Jays legacy) right-hander Cal Quantrill, former Blue Jay outfielder Rajai Davis and 10 Questions with Randal Grichuk. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Cal Quantrill about establishing himself as a big-league starter and pitching for Team Canada, catches up with Rajai Davis to reminisce an…
 
Guests: Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling, former Jays 3B Kevin Smith (now with Oakland), ESPN's Marly Rivera, 10 Questions with Trevor Richards. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner checks in with Ross Stripling about the Jays' current grind, eyewash and more, chats with Marly Rivera about visiting her favourite road city and talks t…
 
Guests: Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling and outfielder Raimel Tapia, Red Sox righty Nick Pivetta, and 10 Questions with Trent Thornton. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Ross Stripling about the gauntlet the Jays are currently going through, checks in with Raimel Tapia about his first month as a Jay, talks Canadian baseb…
 
Guests: Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling and Dale Scott, home plate umpire at "The Batflip Game." This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Ross Stripling about breaking in a couple of new catchers, among other things, and sits down with former MLB umpire Dale Scott, author of "The Umpire Is Out" to talk about, well, pretty much …
 
Guests: Blue Jays catcher Zack Collins, Texas Rangers manager Chris Woodward, Jersey Boys/Come From Away star Jeff Madden and 10 Questions with Jordan Romano! This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner plays "meet the new guy" with Zack Collins, chats with Chris Woodward about his journey from Blue Jays' super-utility player to big-league manag…
 
Guests: Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette, pitchers Jose Berrios, Alek Manoah and Jordan Romano, catcher Danny Jansen and third base coach Luis Rivera. Plus 10 Questions with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. This week in Deep Left Field, it's the Opening Day Extravaganza! We get you right down on the field for opening day as the Blue Jays get set to kick off th…
 
Guests: Blue Jays starting pitchers Kevin Gausman and Yusei Kikuchi, reliever David Phelps and bench coach John Schneider. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner gives his thoughts on the Randal Grichuk/Raimel Tapia trade and Pete Walker's arrest, then talks to the Jays' two new starters, Kevin Gausman and Yusei Kikuchi, about signing with …
 
Guests: Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo, second baseman Cavan Biggio, and JIC lefty Brandon Eisert. DUNEDIN, FLA.—This week in Deep Left Field, Dunedin Edition, host Mike Wilner talks to Charlie Montoyo about spring training so far and his outlook on the Blue Jays in 2022; catches up with Cavan Biggio on his lost 2021 season and what he sees for …
 
Guests: Blue Jays outfielders George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez, and New York Mets Director of Major League Operations Elizabeth Benn This week on Deep Left Field, we head down to Blue Jays spring training in Dunedin, Fla. to check in with George Springer and Teoscar Hernandez about their off-seasons, the team and the Matt Chapman trade. Later …
 
Guests: Yankees Broadcaster Suzyn Waldman, Children Ruin Everything star Aaron Abrams. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Suzyn Waldman about her great career and being a true pioneer for women in sports media, and has a wonderful chat with Aaron Abrams about his Blue Jays memories (he was in attendance for both Blue Jays World…
 
Guests: All-time great Blue Jays centrefielder Vernon Wells, New York Post Baseball Columnist Ken Davidoff This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner has a great, wide-ranging talk with Vernon Wells about his decade-plus with the Blue Jays, his teammates, his managers, his memories and the current MLB labour dispute, and chats with Ken Davidoff…
 
Guest: Blue Jays right-hander and player representative Ross Stripling. This week in Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner has a wide-ranging conversation with Ross Stripling that goes into depth about the current MLB lockout and his role as the Blue Jays' union rep, about the Jays' 2021 season and hopes for the coming year and about his career as a podcast…
 
Guests: Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President (and host of the Black Diamonds podcast) Bob Kendrick This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Danny Jansen about his great finish to 2021 and how the Jays look right now, and gets some incredible stories from Bob Kendrick about the Negro Leagues and more…
 
Guests: 2022 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Francis, Buffalo Bisons broadcaster Pat Malacaro, New Hampshire Fisher Cats broadcaster Tyler Murray This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Jeff Francis about capping a wonderful career by being voted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and convenes a Blue Jays minor-lea…
 
Guests: 3-Time Canadian Olympian Lauren Bay-Regula, Good Witch's Kylee Evans, comedians Gary Gulman (The Great Depresh) and Jen Kirkman (Anxiety Bites Podcast). This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner gets into lockout negotiations and Hall of Fame balloting, then convenes a round table to talk about dealing with anxiety, depression, panic a…
 
Guests: Former Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis, and Eugene Freedman, Special Counsel to the President, NATCA. This week in Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner talks to Devon Travis about his days with the Blue Jays and what he's up to in his post-playing life, and has a great chat with Eugene Freedman about the two sides of the MLB lockout.…
 
Guests: Two-time Team Canada MVP Ashley Stephenson, and you, the listener This week in Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner pays tribute to the life and legacy of Amanda Asay with remembrances from her longtime teammate Ashley Stephenson (interview starts at the 52:52 mark). Also, we take your questions in the first-ever DLF Mailbag.…
 
Guests: Drew Fairservice, Spin Rate; Ben Nicholson-Smith, At The Letters; Andrew Stoeten, Blue Jays Happy Hour; Arden Zwelling, At The Letters This week in Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner convenes Blue Jays podcasters for a round table discussion featuring some of the smartest voices in the Blue Jays podcasting universe.…
 
Guests: A panel of Baseball Canada lifers with Chris Robinson, Jamie Romak, Jimmy Van Ostrand and coach Tim Leiper. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner rings in the New Year by getting terrific stories and memories about life on the National team through Olympics, Pan Am Games and more from a round table of Baseball Canada stars!…
 
Guests: Blue Jays right-hander Trevor Richards, Baltimore Orioles manager Brandon Hyde. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Trevor Richards about his half-season in the Jays' bullpen and being traded twice in the same year, then checks in with Brandon Hyde about his blow-up with Robbie Ray and managing the Orioles through some v…
 
Guests: Blue Jays all-time great Pat Hentgen, Giants beat writer/author John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner has a fantastic, wide-ranging conversation with Pat Hentgen, the Blue Jays' first Cy Young Award winner, and talks to John Shea about what the Jays are getting in Kevin Gausman and about his…
 
Guests: All-Time Blue Jays Great Vernon Wells; Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner speaks to Vernon Wells about Omar Malave, the long-time Blue Jays minor-league player and manager who passed away Nov. 22 (trigger warning: suicide), and talks A.L. East with Chaim Bloom, who has run both the Tam…
 
Guests: 2021 Cy Young winner Robbie Ray, Blue Jays Pitching Coach Pete Walker, Roast Battle Canada Host Ennis Esmer. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Pete Walker about Robbie Ray's Cy Young, the Jose Berrios extension and the future of the Jays' pitching, has a great chat with Ennis Esmer about the Blue Jays news of the week …
 
Guests: Los Angeles Angels General Manager Perry Minasian, Toronto Star Baseball Columnist Gregor Chisholm, Jeremy Diamond, Chair of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Board of Directors This week, Deep Left Field is on location at the MLB General Managers' Meetings in Carlsbad, CA! Host Mike Wilner talks to Perry Minasian about his days…
 
Guests: Blue Jays legend Tom Henke, Alyson Footer of mlb.com, Dynasty League Baseball creator Mike Cieslinski. This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to The Terminator, Tom Henke, about the great Blue Jays teams he was on from 1985-1992, and playing in the Jays' first World Series, gets Alyson Footer's take on the Houston Astros' likelihood to shake…
 
Guests: Blue Jays submariner Adam Cimber and More Than Baseball Founder/Director of Outreach Jeremy Wolf On Episode 30 of Deep Left Field we talk to Adam Cimber about his half-season with the Blue Jays and the abrupt end to their season and have a great chat with Jeremy Wolf about how much major-league teams are really doing to give their minor lea…
 
Guests: Actor (For All Mankind, Paper Girls, The Circle) and Red Sox fan Nate Corddry, Blue Jays 2015 first-round pick Jon Harris. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Nate Corddry to see if he can convince Jays fans to root for Boston in the ALCS against Houston and checks in with Jon Harris about his grind through the minor lea…
 
Guests: Blue Jays 2021 Team MVP Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Jays 2021 Pitcher of the Year Robbie Ray, Orioles 1B/DH and cancer survivor Trey Mancini, Kim’s Convenience star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee. This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Vladdy Jr. and Robbie Ray, voted the club’s MVP and Pitcher of the Year, by Blue Jays players and coaches,we catch up wit…
 
Guests: Blue Jays 2021 Rookie of the Year Alek Manoah, Jays 2021 Unsung Hero (listen to find out who it is!), Jays Social Community Manager Alykhan Ravjiani. This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Alek Manoah, who was named the Jays' Rookie of the Year by his teammates and coaches, speaks to the player the team chose as its Unsung …
 
Guests: 2015 AL MVP Josh Donaldson, Rays manager (and former Blue Jay) Kevin Cash, Baseball Canada and former Padres catcher Chris Robinson. This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Josh Donaldson about his time in Toronto and whether he thinks there should be another Blue Jay voted MVP, check in with Kevin Cash about coming up with the Jays and hi…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Robbie Ray about his incredible season and yes, about his tight pants, chat with Kevin Kiermaier about the Jays-Rays rivalry and his relationship with Charlie Montoyo; and sit down with Jimmy Van Ostrand to talk about his role with the Jays and his days with Canada's national team.…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we celebrate Larry Walker's induction into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown by re-airing our Canada Day conversation with the great former Expo, Rockie and Cardinal. We also have an incredible chat with Tony Kemp about the Blue Jays' magical comeback win over the A's on Sept. 3 and talk to Ryan Bondy, who was at Yankee …
 
This week in Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner talks to Corey Dickerson about being a veteran on a young Blue Jays team and the upcoming stretch run, checks in with Dante Bichette about how to get the Jays' bats going again and gets a monthly visit from Paul Sun-Hyung Lee to discuss the state of the ball club as September begins.…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Kevin Smith about the beginning of his big-league career (and his namesake moviemaker), check in with Liam Hendriks about his roller coaster career and his memories of the 2015 Blue Jays and have a great chat with Windsor's Jacob Robson, who is on the Tigers' taxi squad and played for Team Canada at the Olym…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we speak to John Gibbons about managing a ballclub — and running a bullpen — in a playoff race, checks in with Gregor Chisholm about the Jays' rough road trip and chats with Samad Taylor, who is tearing it up in AA New Hampshire. If you would like to support the journalism of the Toronto Star, you can subscribe at thes…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Marcus Semien about his first trip to Toronto as a Blue Jay, check in with Jenna Caira now that she's back from Tokyo with an Olympic medal, and get the Toronto fan perspective on the Blue Jays first real homestand in almost two years with Second City vet Paloma Nunez. If you would like to support the journa…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Bo Bichette about the Blue Jays finally returning to Toronto, checks in with longtime Jays bench coach and current Cleveland skipper Demarlo Hale, and gets to know Jordan Groshans, who is now the Blue Jays' top position player prospect. There's also a visit from a special surprise guest, who m…
 
Guests: Pittsburgh sports media personality Andrew Fillipponi; former Blue Jay and current Olympian Ty Kelly; Star of Kim's Convenience Paul Sun-Hyung Lee This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Andrew Fillipponi about the Blue Jays' interest in Pirates' closer Richard Rodriguez, and what we can expect should they deal for the righty, checks in wi…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Mark Shapiro about the Blue Jays’ farewell to Buffalo, checks in with Simeon Woods Richardson about his rise through the Blue Jays’ system and going to Tokyo for the Olympics and chats with longtime big-leaguer Ian Kinsler about his journey to Tokyo and his memories of facing the Blue Jays. If…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Austin Martin about his trip to Denver for the Futures Game and his first season in pro ball, check in with Tyler Black about getting drafted 33rd overall by the Milwaukee Brewers and get into the weeds of front office geekery with Texas Rangers Assistant GM (and Montreal born) Shiraz Rehman. If you would li…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks, face-to-mask, to Tim Mayza about his season and what’s going on with the Blue Jays’ bullpen - the first in-person interview in Deep Left Field history! Also, we check in with Melanie Newman about the state of the Orioles and her journey to the booth, and pick the brain of Jason Grilli, who pitch…
 
This Canada Day in Deep Left Field, we have an all-Canadian episode. Mike Wilner talks with Larry Walker, the greatest Canadian position player in MLB history, checks in with John Axford about pitching for Team Canada and working his way back to the big leagues, and convenes a round table of the only Canadians to broadcast Blue Jays play-by-play on…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, host Mike Wilner talks to Alek Manoah about his first month in the big leagues, checks in with Jays lefty Anthony Kay’s big brother Bobby and includes our monthly visit from Paul Sun-Hyung Lee to talk about the state of the Blue Jays. If you would like to support the journalism of the Toronto Star, you can subscribe at…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, Mike Wilner talks to Riley Adams about the first couple of weeks of his major-league career, checks in with Chris Leroux about Canada just missing out on the Olympics and what's going on in the Blue Jays' bullpen and chats with Ken Davidoff about the "sticky stuff" controversy, as well as all the former Blue Jays playi…
 
This week in Deep Left Field, we gather a star-studded roundtable. Paul Beeston, Bob Elliott and Dave Perkins join to share stories and memories of Hall of Fame broadcaster Tom Cheek, who called Blue Jays games for the first 28 years in franchise history, on the occasion of what would have been his 82nd birthday…
 
Guests: Team Canada pitcher Andrew Albers, Miami Marlins reliever (and Brampton, Ont., native) Zach Pop and Toronto Star Baseball Columnist Gregor Chisholm This week in Deep Left Field, we talk to Gregor Chisholm about the first 1/3 of the Blue Jays 2021 season, now that it's in the rear-view mirror, check in with Zach Pop on how his rookie season …
 
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