Blue Jays Podcast: Derek Fisher on trade to Toronto

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

Derek Fisher is the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays, and he is welcomed to the team by being an esteemed guest of Digging In with J.P. Arencibia.

On the show:

  • 01:00 - Fisher finally getting an opportunity to show his tools with regular at-bats.

  • 03:20 - How much stock to put into Aaron Sanchez’s impressive first start with the Houston Astros.

  • 06:38 - How players feel about being added to a team with a reputation for player development.

  • 10:10 - The Houston media is not ready for Joe Biagini.

  • 14:35 - Where Fisher was when he heard about the trade.

  • 15:45 - Psychological change to being part of a young team.

  • 16:30 - Playing with friends from his minor-league days on the Blue Jays.

  • 17:10 - Getting hit in the face with a routine fly ball.

  • 20:10 - Being in the World Series early in his career, and what to do with the ring.

  • 22:10 - Personal life rapid fire: Ideal off day, music, food.

  • 24:15 - Is Trent Thornton actually good at harmonica?

  • 25:27 - Bo Bichette’s major league breakout, and the bright future of the infield core.

  • 30:40 - Where Bichette fits into the batting order going forward.

  • 34:00 - Would you rather: Go to a concert of all the artists on your current playlist or be in a movie with your 5 favourite actors?

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 2: Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Derek Fisher (20) talks with shortstop Bo Bichette (11). (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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