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Welcome to The Athletic's Toronto Blue Jays podcast, Spin Rate, with Drew Fairservice and The Atheltic's Blue Jays scribe, Kaitlyn McGrath. First off, we're glad you're tuning in, secondly, before getting into the juicy stuff, Drew and Kaitlyn update us on what they've been doing since the end of the season, and address the direction of the show. OK, now for the saucy stuff. Geroge Springer, what does he bring to Toronto? How promising is the outfield, plus, the front office is demonstrating a willingness to spend money, so what's next? The two also converse about Marcus Semien's 2020 and his fit in the infield. Is 2B prime real estate for Semien, or is there enough concern for Bo Bichette at SS that it could force Semien into the gap? What about 3B? Kaitlyn reveals, arguably, her favorite signing of the offseason before the duo discusses Toronto's rotation. Kaitlyn humble brags about how smart she is which sets the table for her rotation grades. (Is a 'B' really that generous?) Let's talk about Robbie Ray and Jake Odorizzi. Lastly, where will the club play this seas...oh, well, we're finding out mid-recording that it's in Dunedin to kick off the season. Nice! We look forward to you joining us on Spin Rate, and can't wait for this season to begin!

Rundown:

(:30) Welcome to Spin Rate!

(6:00) George Springer

(17:30) Marcus Semien

(27:45) Kaitlyn's grade and pitching

(53:30) Spring Training look-ahead

Follow Drew on Twitter: @DrewGROF

Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter: @kaitlyncmcgrath

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