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The FAN Drive Time

The FAN Drive Time

Sportsnet

Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt run down the biggest stories of the day in sports. Airing live on Sportsnet 590 The FAN weekdays from 5pm-7pm ET.

903 - Oilers' Best Players Taking Advantage
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  • 903 - Oilers' Best Players Taking Advantage

    Ben and Stephen are joined by Sportsnet.ca's Mark Spector (1:26) to look at the some of the memorable highlights so far from the Battle of Alberta playoff edition, Oilers' top line vs. the Flames' top line, Evander Kane's looming free agency, his off the ice issues, and how this series was viewed before it started compared to five games in. Next, Blue Jays on Sportsnet's Pat Tabler (29:35) chimes in on the timing for the Blue Jays offence to come back to form, if Vlad Jr. is returning to the team's top slugger, Danny Jansen's development as a catcher, pressure on the hitting coach during their slump and how would Pat would take advantage of the data available in today's game. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Wed, 25 May 2022 - 49min
  • 902 - Best Catcher and the Best Pitcher

    Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt look back at the Blue Jays finding their offence again in their final game against the Cardinals, Toronto's depth in catchers, if Danny Jansen is reaching all-star levels, when will there be a right time to make a roster move potentially via trade, and where Kevin Gausman sits in a Cy Young race. MLB and NHL Network's Adnan Virk (24:49) jumps on to give his perspective on the racist threats made at Colorado's Nazem Kadri and Craig Berube's comments on the issue. The guys shift their attention to roster management at this point in the MLB season, early Cy Young cases for some of the Jays pitchers, and batters' regressions. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Wed, 25 May 2022 - 49min
  • 901 - Battle of Alberta Is in Connor McDavid’s Hands

    Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt welcome in Ben Nicholson-Smith (1:42) from St. Louis to share his perspective on Charlie Montoyo's decisions on the pitching changes and batting lineups, if more changes to the order will be happening soon, how the mood is in the clubhouse with the ongoing struggles, Dante Bichette's relationship with the Blue Jays, and what the timeline sits at for a potential roster move. Afterwards, Frank Seravalli (25:22) jumps on to discuss Edmonton's dominance in the Battle of Alberta especially the performances from Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl's impact on the roster, if Andrei Vasilevskiy has returned to being the best goaltender in the league, and the Lightning's chances to win it all once again. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Tue, 24 May 2022 - 49min
  • 900 - When Will the Bats Get Hot Again?

    Ben Ennis and Stephen Brunt look back at their Victoria Day weekend and discuss the Blue Jays series opening loss to the Cardinals, the offence continuing to struggle especially when there are runners on the bases, if coaching can help some of the players get out of their slump and Charlie Montoyo's managerial decisions. MLB Network's Jon Morosi stops by to chat about how the month of May hasn't been too friendly for Toronto, why the actual baseball itself isn't the problem, why adjustments need to be made before other teams in the AL East catch up to the Jays in the standings, and Yankees' Josh Donaldson's suspension for inappropriate comments. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliates.

    Tue, 24 May 2022 - 49min
  • 899 - The Legend of Joey Votto

    With the Reds in town, Ben and Stephen look at the career of Joey Votto . Then, who are the players throughout baseball that you would make sure to see in person? Ben made the effort when it came to Cabrera and Trout. Next, is someone like Juan Soto was to cost you Alek Manoah, would you do it? Ben wonders if Vladdy sits at #1, perhaps Manoah surpassed Bo Bichette for #2. Later a chat with Trent Rosecrans from The Athletic who has followed Joy Votto around for years and tells us about Votto's passion for Canada, the Canadian baseball rivalry between East and West, his incredible 2021 bounce back year and a great behind the scenes look at the Canadian baseball legend. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or any affiliate.

    Fri, 20 May 2022 - 49min