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Blue Jays Podcast: New starter Matt Shoemaker

Welcome to “Digging in with J.P. Arencibia,” a Yahoo Sports podcast and video series hosted by former Blue Jays catcher J.P. Arencibia and Yahoo Sports Blue Jays reporter Nick Ashbourne. 

On this episode
  • J.P.’s best and worst spring trainings
  • Matt Shoemaker on the Blue Jays’ belief in themselves
  • Shoemaker on his plans to explore Toronto
  • How the veteran pitcher connects with position players and pitchers alike
  • How he moved on from taking a line drive to the head
  • Rule changes and how they could affect baseball
  • The little-discussed safety issue behind mound visits
  • A bizarre fan-friendly proposal for extra innings
  • An especially weird and wacky “Would you rather?”
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Matt Shoemaker delivers to the Philadelphia Phillies during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla. (Chris O’Meara/AP)

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