Can the Jays win the AL East? Vlad's power & Pearson, pen's heat

Spin Rate: A show about the Toronto Blue Jays

Sep 13

1 hr 6 min

Welcome to Spin Rate, where Drew Fairservice and Kaitlyn McGrath discuss your WILD CARD LEADING BLUE JAYS(!) twice-weekly on The Athletic. Regardless of the caliber of opponent, the Jays still plucked three of four games away from the Orioles, and Drew and Kaitlyn take time to dissect the series. You don't want smoke from Robbie Ray. Jansen and Gurriel have the NBA 2K Hall of Fame Microwave Badge equipped. Can Vlad reach 50 homers? Should we be concerned for Ryu? A Nate Pearson and Julian Merryweather bullpen is an atomic wrecking ball. So, listen, Jays, why don't you just go out and win the divisional already? Is the upcoming Rays series the 'prove it' stretch? Plus, scoreboard watching!

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