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

Andrew Zuber

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

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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