Blue Jays Podcast: Bullpen Coach Matt Buschmann's rookie year

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.

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One of the brightest young coaches in baseball, Toronto Blue Jays bullpen coach Matt Buschmann has made a quick transition from the mound to the front office and onto a coaching staff.

  • 02:30 - Keon Broxton suspended for hitting an umpire with an errant batting glove toss.

  • 12:20 - Buschmann’s first year on a major league coaching staff.

  • 13:55 - How to approach a newly-acquired player with a development plan.

  • 15:50 - What does a bullpen coach do on a day-to-day basis.

  • 18:00 - Working in a front office vs working as a coach.

  • 17:53 - Where his sense of self-confidence stems from.

  • 19:10 - First experience walking out for a mound visit in a major league game.

  • 21:20 - If the ‘Opener’ concept will change player development plans in the future.

  • 25:10 - How bullpen coaches handle the warmup process for individual pitchers.

  • 30:04 - Josh Donaldson’s return and comments on the high performance department.

  • 35:40 - Injury prevention is really hard to judge in the moment.

  • 40:48 - Would you rather always wear socks and sandals or always wear crocs.

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