Toronto Sports Media Asks

May 28th, 2015 | by torontosportsmedia
Toronto Sports Media Asks
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With Mike taking a weekend off from his weekly writing here, I’m going to do a quick Q&A with Sportsnet own Shi Davidi. I have my own list of questions ready to go, but for all you Toronto Blue Jays and MLB baseball fans who may have some feel free to list them here. I will review and perhaps pick a couple from here too.




  1. Wilco says:

    Any favorite players or managers to deal with?

  2. Bryan says:

    Will the Toronto Blue Jays be able to keep Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion under contract for the long term with the team?

  3. Pete says:

    Where is payroll headed if the Jays don’t make the playoffs this year and the Canadian dollar continues to flounder?

  4. Neil says:


    it’s been mentioned a few times that Josh Donaldson is a Buffer just incase one of Bautista or Encarnation is lost in free Agency, I don’t think there is any question that if Jays don’t win this year Bautista and Encarnation will want to move to a contender while they still have something left. While Edwin still has power and has been relatively healthy he will be able to command some dollars and term which will bring him way past his prime.
    Donaldson is controllable for a few more years.

  5. Neil says:

    Has Shi interested in having his own MLB/Jays show?

  6. Jamally says:

    Has Shi ever wanted to punch noted dbag, Mike Wilner?

  7. Neil says:


    You have the million dollar question.


  8. Bob Canuck says:


    Nice to see you pinch hitting!

    My questions for you to consider asking Shi are as follows:

    1. What differences, if any, are there between covering the Blue Jays for Canadian Press and Sportsnet?

    2. How integral is social media to your work? Do you plan to change how you use social media in the future?

    3. How important is sabermetrics in your work? How do you handle situations in which peers, colleagues, Blue Jays (players, coaches, executives, etc.) use sabermetrics more or less than you?

  9. Neal says:

    Hi Shi…

    Mark Buehrle, as indicated in spring training, is retiring at the end of the year. That would leave the rotation with Stroman, Sanchez, Hutchison, and Norris as the cornerstones for 2016. Are the Jays in a position next year to sign a free agent to add to the staff or is there another pitcher on the horizon in the system to add to the group?

  10. rob j says:

    How would he know the answers to most of these questions re: lineups, trades, personnel etc? He’d just be speculating like dozens of others. How did that work out in the Babcock media fiasco? Just remember, ‘nobody knows nothin’

  11. Charlie Brown says:

    Would he ever think about hosting the Baseball Show? Him and Barker I think would work pretty well, to get away from the fakeness of Blair. He acts as though he’s played and spends the entire hour trying to convince Barker why they should be friends. A real journalist in that slot would add so much to the hour. Even if he was the #2 for a while with those guys until he has the chops to take over.

  12. yaz says:

    Ask Shi why the Jays theme music that Sportsnet uses to intro all of its TV segments is the same music played in hell.

  13. MattK says:

    Does Shi sometimes feel covering baseball for a living make it harder to enjoy it?

    @Neil/Jamally If you’ve ever talked to one of Wilners co-workers they’d probably tell you the complete opposite of what you think of him.

  14. Neil says:


    Except for probably Bob who never has Mike on his show EVER.

  15. d says:

    I’d like to know if there is anyone Shi considers a mentor and some of his favorite journalists past and present.

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