Friday, August 3, 2012

New Faces, New Places, 7/27/12

Listen to "Around the Nest, Volume 11"

Hosted by the Lansing Lugnuts' Jesse Goldberg-Strassler.  

Show Rundown:
  • Jesse opens the show, updating the status on the Minor League-leading Lansing Lugnuts, the Jays' Class-A Midwest League farm club.
  • The Dunedin Blue Jays' Craig Durham joins the show to talk about the Blue Jays' A-Advanced affiliate in the Florida State League, Jesse Hernandez's near no-hitter (with Keaton Gillogly offering his insight from Lansing), Marcus Walden, and Dunedin's offensive struggles.
  • Bob Lipman, voice of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, talks Chad Jenkins, Sam Dyson, team leaders, Jake Marisnick, and the remarkable amount of Fisher Cats catchers.
  • The Lansing Lugnuts' Keaton Gillogly talks about the team's sweep at Wisconsin, Justin Nicolino, the signing of Kipp Schutz, Kevin Patterson, and how the Lugnuts are replacing the traded Carlos Perez.
  • An interview with Lansing right-hander Blake McFarland.
  • Craig Durham rejoins the show to talk Dunedin clubhouse leaders, new D-Jay Kevin Pillar, Danny Barnes. 
  • Jesse and Craig banter about prospect projections and analysts, the Blue Jays' depth in minor league pitching, and Dunedin's "Turn Back the Clock Game."

Tune in next week at 5:00 p.m. ET for more "Around the Nest."

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