Prospects Baseball Archive Shows

Episode 33

February 26, 2020

This week  Jordan Blundell and Dean Millard  chatted with former Prospect player and St. Albert Minor Baseball Association alum Erik Sabrowski who was a draft pick of the San Diego Padres in 2018. Erik spoke about the roller coaster week when he was drafted, recovering from Tommy John surgery, being a Padre as well as growing up in St. Albert and wearing the Prospects jersey in the river valley. We also asked him what he gets asked about the most when it comes to being Canadian. The Astros cheating scandal is still fresh in the minds of baseball players and fans and Erik didn't hold back his opinion. 

Episode 27

December 16, 2019

This week Jordan and Dean discussed the ongoing MLB free agency and why players sign where they do. We touched on Larry Walker's HOF vote run in his final chance to make it to Cooperstown and unveiled how you can win a pair of Ultimate Sports Passes. Jordan gave his top 5 moments from the past season and he unveiled some player signings.

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Episode 26

December 9, 2019

This week Jordan and Dean were joined by Jeff Krushell of Krush Performance. Jeff has previously worked for the Toronto Blue Jays and currently does some consulting work for MLB. We covered pretty much everything from free agency to development and a lot in between.  Are the Blue Jays ready for a big name free agent? Where will Rendon land now that Strasburg has signed back in Washington and what will Cole get in the end? We also discussed the importance of leagues like the WCBL and programs like the Edmonton Prospects.


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Episode 25

November 29, 2019

This week Pat Cassidy, team owner joined Jordan and Dean to recap marathon negotiations with the city, the team's future at ReMax Field and in Spruce Grove and how the WCBL can move forward and grow.  It's an informative conversation with the team owner. We also touched on respect in coaching with all the bad news swirling around hockey coaches right now. 

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Episode 24

November 4, 2019

 

This week Jordan and Dean were joined by the GM and the President of Baseball Operations for the WCBL expansion team in Sylvan Lake Aqil Samuel. The club will start up in 2021 and Aqil gave us a look at their road map to success. The stadium being built has been described as state of the art and we had a glimpse into what that might look like. We also unveiled our Top 5 favourite MLB expansion teams of all time!! Jordan discussed building his club next year which starts now and the boys debated who the #2 free agent this winter will be after Gerrit Cole and where Madbaum fits in?

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Episode 23

October 28, 2019

 

This week Jordan gave Dean and the listeners some great news about the future of the team at ReMax Field and recapped WCBL meetings with some good and bad news. The boys recapped a wild World Series and debated which is a better story the Washington Nationals or the St. Louis Blues. We also laid out our Top 5 moments of the 2019 MLB playoffs and touched on some managerial moves in MLB. Plus Saturday is Jordan's Bday so make sure you wish him. Happy Birthday!!!

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Episode 22

October 21, 2019

This week Jordan and Dean were joined by Geoff White of the Okanagan Coyotes baseball program. He's the Head Coach and Jordan's former teammate and roommate.

Geoff gave us the goods on the CCBC and his thoughts on the WCBL. We also previewed and made our picks for the World Series as well as unveiled our Top 5 playoff clutch performers of all time. Jordan gave an update on negotiations with the City of Edmonton and Dean tried to spook Jordan with some new additions to the Marsh Studio. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review!  Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 21

October 14, 2019

This week Jordan and Dean welcomed a former player of Jordan's who is now coaching NCAA baseball as Cody Andreychuk from the Lindsey Wilson Blue Raiders gave us the goods on obtaining an accent, baseball in Kentucky, building relationships, the MLB playoffs and more. There is also good news for the Prospects future in Edmonton. Jordan and Dean discussed the MLB playoffs and broke down Carlos Correa's magical play in the 6th inning of the Yankees/Astros game 2 as well as how the Nationals keep getting things done. Plus Top 5 Canadian MLB players of all time.  Enjoy! Subscribe! Review!  Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 20

October 7, 2019

Jack Cookson is a baseball guy 365 days a year and has an wicked awesome memorabilia store called Pro Am Sports in Edmonton. He's a great guy, for a Giants fan and we discussed this year's playoffs, his time as a clubhouse guy for the Trappers and baseball in Edmonton right now. Jack, Jordan and Dean also went through their top 5 uniforms of all time in MLB. Jordan also gave Dean a lesson on curveballs. This winter Dean will try and learn how to throw a curveball. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review!  Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 19

September 30, 2019

The MLB playoffs are here and it's some of the best theatre sports has to offer. Keegan Matheson of MLB.com previewed the AL and NL match ups with Jordan and Dean as well the Blue Jays, the team that Keegan covers on a regular basis. Jordan and Dean also provided their Top 5 individual playoff performances in MLB history. The guys also  debated Joe Maddon going to the Angels and what else they need to get into the playoffs. It's the end of the month so the Edmonton Prospects should be hearing soon about their future with ReMax Field, hopefully we have good news next week. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review!  Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 18

September 23, 2019

You know Cam Moon for his longtime career as the voice of the Red Deer Rebels in the WHL, but did you know he listens to ball games on the bus, coaches baseball and his son played pro ball in Europe this year? To say he is a fanatic is putting it mildly and Jordan and Dean had a really fun conversation with him in this week's episode. Cam grew up in the North Side of Edmonton and that's about the only thing he doesn't have in common with South Sider Jordan. Dean spent a lot of time with Mooner while he worked for RDTV and the two spent a few nights at the ball park this summer watching Jordan's Prospects. Cam gave us his thoughts on the WCBL and what makes it such a great fit in Edmonton and he told us some of his wicked Edmonton Trapper memories. We also discussed the Top 5 nicknames in baseball and went through some of the great listener submissions. It was a wild weekend for the Cubs, while MLB managerial vacancies are a plenty. Hopefully soon there will be good news for the Prospects regarding ReMax Field as well.  Enjoy! Subscribe! Review!  Listen here on Apple Music or  here

Episode 17

September 16, 2019

Al Coates has called thousands of baseball games in Edmonton and joined us to give his thoughts on the WCBL, as well as his all time Trapper team. Jordan and Dean along with listeners went through their Top 5 baseball movie lists and our Baseball Memories revolved around batting practice.

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Episode 16

September 10, 2019

Ethan EliasEdmonton Collegiate Trappers

Jordan and Dean were joined by the head man for the Edmonton Collegiate Trappers, Ethan Elias who had an interesting minor league baseball career with the Cubs and Diamondbacks organizations. He chatted about their organization, the league and told us some stories about life on the way to the show.

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Episode 15

September 2, 2019

Edmonton media legend John Short has watched more baseball than most and a lot of it in Edmonton. Dean and Jordan chatted with him about the Prospects, the future of ReMax Field and the rich past history of baseball in Edmonton. Dean and Jordan also debated the best pitcher/catcher combo in MLB history. 

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Episode 14

August 26, 2019

We caught up with Ari Shapiro who's in Toronto covering the Blue Jays. How would he describe the season and when might we see playoffs again in Toronto? We dove into the past, present and future with Ari as well as took a look ahead at the playoffs for other clubs in MLB

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Episode 13

August 19, 2019

John Ircandia - Okotoks Dawgs Managing Director

 

The Okotoks Dawgs are the WCBL champs and they also went through a similar stadium situation when they were in Calgary, which led them to build their own stadium and move to Okotoks. It's a timely story as the Prospects are facing a similar situation in Edmonton right now. 

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Episode 12

August 12, 2019

A no frills episode recapping the playoffs, the season and looking ahead to the future and where the team will play. Prospects owner Pat Cassidy sat down with Jordan and Dean to discuss how things started and how they will continue. 

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Episode 11

August 6, 2019

The Prospects were perfect though a marathon weekend of 6 games in 3 days including a triple header on Saturday and they clinched a playoff spot with a win on Monday, they now take a 7 game win streak in the post season. We chatted with pitching coach Austin Guzzo about managing his staff through so much baseball. Jordan and Dean debated the best Starting Pitcher of all time and we have free tickets for this Friday's game up for grabs!!! Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 10

July 22, 2019

Dean and Jordan were joined by Madison Willan, an up and coming power hitting middle infielder with Canada's National Team. She's also a dynamic hockey player and a pretty good golfer, in other words a great role model. We also chatted about the best RP of all time and recapped yesterday's HOF ceremony for MLB. Listen here on Apple Music or here

 

Episode 9

July 15, 2019

Outfielder Tanner Roundy is multitalented as he can play CF and pitch as well, and Prospects Head Coach Jordan Blundell called him the best CF he's coached. Tanner also told us a touching story about losing a great friend in a tragic shooting and playing the day with something pretty incredible taking place. Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 8

July 8, 2019

We wrapped up the WCBL All Star Game with the guy who closed it out, RP David Wylie of the Prospects was one of 4 players to take part in the game. Dean and Jordan looked back and ahead to the MLB mid summer classic and we debated the best catchers of all time. Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 7

July 1, 2019

July 1st is a big one for the Prospects as their home game also features the best seat in the house to watch the post game fireworks put on the by the City of Edmonton. Dean and Jordan were joined by St. Albert product Davis Pratt and we debated the best 1B of all time in MLB history. Enjoy!! Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 6

June 25, 2019

Prospects starting pitcher Hunter Boyd overcame a childhood injury in order to keep playing baseball. He tells us his story and what the Washington State native thinks of Edmonton. Jordan and Dean debated the best second basemen of all time and offered up our baseball memories of the Metrodome. Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 5

June 17, 2019

Matt Stairs hit the most pinch hit home runs in MLB history and this week the Canadian Baseball HOF member told us what his approach to pinch hitting was, especially his legendary 2008 NLCS bomb off Jonathan Broxton that propelled the Phillies to a World Series.  Jordan and Dean also went around the horn in baseball news. Enjoy!! Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 4

June 10, 2019

Head Coach Jordan Blundell and Dean chatted with RF Travis Hunt about his 5 tool game which includes a cannon of an arm. Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 3

June 3, 2019

2 time All Star Shea Hillenbrand opens up about the pressures of playing Major League Baseball and the hardships he had growing up. Rising star Jake Gehri of the Edmonton Prospects tells us about the Yale connection to Edmonton and going deep at Safeco FieldListen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 2

May 27, 2019

The hero from opening night drops by the show and we reveal our all time/favourite CF Pierce Blohowiak joins Dean and Jordan in studio to recap opening weekend. Enjoy! Listen here on Apple Music or here

Episode 1

May 24, 2019

We set up the season, talk fantasy baseball & throw a bunch of contests at you. Let’s Play Ball. Listen here on Apple Music or  here

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