Blue Jays Podcast: Reese McGuire breaks through in the big leagues

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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Toronto Blue Jays rookie catcher Reese McGuire started off the season in Triple-A but with a strong showing where opportunity present itself, he’s making a case to be part of the team for all of 2020. He joins the show to talk about his arrival in the majors and how he’s kept pushing himself in all aspects of his game.

  • 05:00 - Mike Minor’s pursuit of 200 strikeouts at all costs.

  • 12:17 - Reese McGuire joins the show.

  • 14:45 - What has contributed to his early major-league success.

  • 18:20 - Competing with teammates and friends for a job.

  • 20:15 - Difference in the dugout atmosphere between Triple-A and the majors.

  • 21:40 - Nick needs some comforting as a Seattle Seahawks fan.

  • 23:25 - Rapid-fire personal life questions. Music, food, sports.

  • 24:30 - Coming up in a baseball family.

  • 27:00 - Rose and thorn from the 2019 Blue Jays season.

  • 39:15 - Would you rather: A personal valet or a personal jet?

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Reese McGuire #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays takes a swing during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 19, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 19: Reese McGuire #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays takes a swing during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 19, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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