Special Edition with Pat Cassidy
May 22, 2020
With the news of a 10 year agreement between the City of Edmonton and a group headed up by former Oiler Randy Gregg to use ReMax Field, I spoke with Edmonton Prospects owner Pat Cassidy about the immediate and long term future of the team in the Edmonton area.
May 18, 2020
Sam Cosentino is usually covering the CHL, but the Rogers Sportsnet hockey analyst has a long and terrific history with baseball and joined Jordan Blundell and Dean Millard to discuss. From his time as a club house attendant for visiting MLB teams to Toronto to calling Blue Jays and Expos games with some college baseball in between. We also touched on the restrictions if MLB returns to action this year. The Top 5 this week is teams and seasons we would like to see a 10 part 'The Last Dance' type series on. The boys also went back in time to discus Baseball History on May 18th including an immaculate inning and a perfect game from 2 former Expos.
May 13, 2020
From Phoenix to Nanaimo with a stop in Arkansas in between Nick Salahub is now the Head Coach at Vancouver Island University, a program Jordan used to run. He joined Jordan Blundell and Dean Millard to discuss his journey, roster management, the uniqueness of coaching on the island and how they are shuffling the season. They also chatted about playing baseball in the afternoon heat in Phoenix in the summer and whether or not MLB would be able to play afternoon games in June. Dean and Jordan also discussed the future of the WCBL and MLB seasons and Michael Jordan's short baseball career.
April 20, 2020
We got back on the base paths this week with another episode, this time taking a look back at Edmonton's rich sports history. Reed Clarke owns Ross Flats Vintage Sports Apparel and the name is a nod to the past. From the Trappers to the Greys to the Grads and more, we discussed how you can get your hands on some cool gear. Jordan and Dean discussed whether or not we will see baseball this year and what it might look like on the international and local level. Our Top 5 was things we miss about baseball.
March 23, 2020
After a couple of weeks off due to travel and Covid19 Dean and Jordan hooked up again, this time through Skype as we're all doing our part to stay at home. The boys discussed what they've been doing to keep busy, the future of the Prospects season and what's going on with MLB. They also did their current and retired line ups thanks to an idea from Josh Donaldson and their Top 5 baseball families. Hopefully this gives you a nice distraction right now.
March 2, 2020
This week Jamie Thomas of Jets TV joined Jordan Blundell and Dean Millard, mostly because he is also a Fantasy Baseball Commish. The boys looked ahead to the MLB season and debated fantasy categories. Are holds a good idea? Who will be the Fantasy MVP? Who's overrated/underrated? Who's a sleeper pick? Jordan unveiled some more Prospect signings and they went Around the Horn to discuss Jose Bautista on the mound and former Astros offering to return World Series rings.
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.
Jordan unveiled some recent signings and the boys went around the horn with the big news in baseball. We also have 3 spots left in our Fantasy Baseball League, hit us up ProspectsBaseballShow@Gmail.com if you're interested. This week we discussed the Hold stat in regards to fantasy.
Playing Pepper with Erik Sabrowski - San Diego Padre Prospect
February 29, 2020
Playing Pepper is a chance to get to know the guest of the Prospects Baseball Show just a little more. Erik Sabrowski grew up in St. Albert, wore the Prospects jersey and now is trying to make his way through the Padres organization. Listen here on Apple Music or here
February 10, 2020
Jordan Blundell and Dean Millard were joined by Tyler Yaremchuk of TSN 1260, who is also the host for Prospects Broadcasts on ICU Video. The boys discussed last season's highlites, Tyler's love of baseball and some breaking MLB news. Jordan and Dean also went around the horn and unveiled more news about the Prospects Baseball Show Fantasy Baseball League. Jordan also announced a speedy recruit and why he's gone pink this month and how you can help out some kids in need.
February 4, 2020
It was great to catch up with another Alberta baseball coach this week as Jordan and Dean were joined by Todd Hubka of the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge. The fellas chatted about recruitment and development, the importance of the WCBL and his baseball journey. Todd is also a scout for the Minnesota Twins so we discussed the type of player he looks for. Jordan unveiled a few more player signings for the Prospects and he was sporting a new pink hairstyle, all for a great cause. Dean and Jordan also discussed what may or may not happen with Mookie Betts in Boston, inductees to the Canadian Baseball HOF and hitting .400.
Episode 31 Bonus - Around the Horn
February 7, 2020
Jordan Blundell and Dean Millard go Around the Horn each week to discuss the big news in baseball. As usual big news broke after we posted the episode, but we discussed Mookie Betts, some Prospects player signings and our upcoming Fantasy Baseball League. You can hear full episodes and more of the Prospects Baseball Show here. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen here on Apple Music or here
Playing Pepper with Todd Hubka - Prairie Baseball Academy
February 7, 2020
Playing Pepper is a way to get to know the guests of the Prospects Baseball Show just a little more. Rapid fire questions about their love of baseball, as well as, their baseball life as a kid!! Todd Hubka is the Head Coach at the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge. You can hear Todd's full interview on Episode 31. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen here on Apple Music or here
January 27, 2020
What a treat this week to welcome in Jordan's former coach Tom Hager who is still the head man at the University of Jamestown. Dean, Jordan and Tom chatted life as a Jimmie, the college baseball scene and the importance of teams like the Prospects and building relationships. The guys also discussed the tragedy that was the helicopter crash on Sunday in California taking the lives of 9 people including NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter. Tom addressed it with his students today and revealed how a 3 time Olympian played a role in it. Jordan and Dean debated some of the recent player signings in MLB and with the Edmonton Edmonton Prospects. Stay tuned on future episodes for details on a Fantasy Baseball League.
Episode 30 Bonus - Around the Horn
January 27, 2020
Each week Jordan and Dean go Around the Horn and talk the big news in baseball. A few more MLB signings since last week including Josh Donaldson getting 4 years in Minnesota. Jordan tries to convince Dean there's a method to the Twins madness. Marte to the Dbacks and the Dodgers and Padres have interest in Mookie Betts from Boston. Jordan also gave listeners the details on his most recent signings. The season might seem far away for some, but for others it's right around the corner.
Playing Pepper with Tom Hager
January 27, 2020
Playing Pepper is a way to get to know the guests of the Prospects Baseball Show just a little more. Rapid fire questions about their love of baseball, as well as, their baseball life as a kid!! This week Tom Hager answered some pepper questions for us. You can hear Tom's full interview on Episode 30. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen here on Apple Music or here
January 21, 2020
It finally happened, Larry Walker will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame!!! Dean and Jordan joined by Ari Shapiro as they celebrated another Canadian heading to Cooperstown. The boys discussed the Astros scandal fall out, the Jays moves as of late and the Braves signing Ozuna to a deal. Jordan gave us an update on recent player signings for the Prospects and an upcoming camp for kids featuring Homer!!
Playing Pepper with Ari Shapiro
January 21, 2020
Playing Pepper is a way to get to know the guests of the Prospects Baseball Show just a little more. Rapid fire questions about their love of baseball, as well as, their baseball life as a kid!! This week Ari Shapiro answered some pepper questions for us. You can hear Ari's full interview on Episode 29. Enjoy! Subscribe! Review! Listen here on Apple Music or here
January 13, 2020
This week Jordan and Dean dove into how the Astros have blown up. Suspensions, firings and more to come. We also chatted with new Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Manager Brent Lavallee about his new job, his old job at LSUS (including one very memorable night and youth baseball in North Delta, BC. Jordan gave us the lowdown on his winter signings and if you entered our Ultimate Sports Passes contest, you'll want to tune in.