The Insider’s View on Baseball: A Conversation with Richard Griffin

Ever wondered about the unique challenges faced by the Toronto Blue Jays as the only Canadian team in the MLB? Imagine navigating customs, taxes, and the perception of playing in Canada, all while trying to attract top players to the roster. Join me, your host Jonah Sigel, as I chat with Richard Griffin - a seasoned baseball writer who has seen it all, as we delve into these issues.

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In this insightful episode, we further discuss the recent events surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays and their management team, Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro. Get to know more about Shapiro’s public speaking skills and his role in decision-making for the team. We explore the potential moves the Blue Jays could make, including the possibility of acquiring one of the best players in the world, Shohei Ohtani. Lastly, join us as we discuss the impact of Rogers’ ownership on the team and the recent increase in ticket prices. This episode promises to provide an informative look into the current state of the Blue Jays and their plans.

In this episode of The Press Row, Jonah talks with Richard about:

  • Challenges of Running a Sports Franchise
  • Toronto Blue Jays and Front Office
  • Otani’s Value and Blue Jays’ Involvement
  • Blue Jays’ Offseason Plans and Signings

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