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Archive for June, 2012

Happy Canada Day Part 1

Happy Canada Day Part 1

As I watch the Jays offence use the Angels starter Richards as their personal scratching post I do have to marvel at how resilient Toronto has been this season.  With the addition of a second wildcard, expectations from the fan base got a bit heady, but realistically, for them to contend for any sort of […]


I hope the Emeralds are used to rain

Please stay healthy! Who is the kid? That Nicolino?

The C’s are opening up a 3 game set against the Eugene Emeralds tonight.  Both teams sport 8-5 records.  Where that places them as far as West division standings, I have no idea.  The MILB websites standings page isn’t working currently and I can’t be arsed to look elsewhere.  That being said, it would be […]


Not a great day for the Organization.

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According to my count, pretty much every team in the Jays organization lost today save the Fisher Cats.  And I’m going to be frank here, New Hampshire is probably the team I look at the least as they don’t strike me as all that prospect rich.  Jimenez is injured, I don’t think McDade will make […]


I hate Boston……and John Farrell

I hate Boston……and John Farrell

That was depressing.  But here’s the thing, I almost didn’t bother watching the Jays game tonight just for the fact it was Dice K vs Laffey.  Matsuzaka has to be the most excruciatingly painful pitcher to watch.  He works slow, nibbles, so throws a ton of pitches, and for some fucking reason, always manages to […]


Past, Present, and (maybe) Future C’s

Please stay healthy! Who is the kid? That Nicolino?

I really don’t want to start this post off with another Dalton Pompey reference but, well, he does seem to be the topic du semaine (that right?). So, after seeing him live at the Nat and pegging him as one of the few prospects to watch in my original prospects post, Kyle Matte leads off […]


The Weekend that Was.

The Weekend that Was.

The C’s capped off a pretty nice weekend with a walk off win on Sunday v the double Ds.  In the bottom of the 10th, Nick ‘the Quick’ Baligod singled then in Little League like fashion managed to go station to station on 3 wild pitches.  Am sure the DDs manager was asking himself why […]


Hitting Stats

Hitting Stats

# Name AB PA 1B 2B 3B HR RBOE IBB BB HBP SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS ISO wOBA Catchers 7 Dan Klein 19 10 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0.263 0.3 0.684 0.984 0.421 0.800 22 Leo Hernandez 9 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 […]


First trip to the Nat.

Ben White

I made my first foray to the Nat today, taking in one of the famous Nooners (at 1:05) at the Nat.  Of course, the allure of these nooners is the idea of sitting in the sun, drinking beer, watching baseball.  The first part of that equation is very hit and miss in Vancouver.  Today was […]


Home Opener

Gonna be a good day today

I’m going to be honest. Baseball withdrawal is more difficult than one could imagine.  Yesterday I was helping a friend make his homemade stout (whilst also sampling his previous brews) so couldn’t get a look in on the Jays series finale against the Brewers. And later in the day I was out with both Big […]


Pitching, pitching, and more pitching…..

Pitching, pitching, and more pitching…..

We need some.  Although I thought I’d start this post off with something positive: Holy smokes. Fisher Cats RHP John Stilson is at 95-96 out of the gate. — Kevin Gray (@Graymatter11) June 21, 2012 Of course, Stilson is a year or two away from helping the Jays, if at all, but he’s a nice […]


Pitching Stats

Nicolino will be missed. MLB eta? 2014

# Name GS IP H HR BB IBB SO SO:BB SO/9 WHIP FIP 13 Colton Turner 2 6.1 2 0 4 0 9 2.25 13.28 0.98 2.12 15 Drew Permison 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 #DIV/0! 4.50 0.00 2.10 17 Nicholas Purdy 0 5 0 0 1 0 6 6.00 10.80 0.20 1.30 […]


Prospects vs Results

repeat?

If you’ve read my latest couple of blurbs under prospecting you’ll have seen bit about the Jays Journal Prospect Hot Sheet.  I had a quick twitter chat with Kyle Matte who writes the weekly piece (well worth a follow) and asked him about why he only mentioned the ‘noteworthy’ players opening their seasons with Bluefield […]


Call Ups

Call Ups

As per the Jays Journal piece mentioned in my last prospecting post, John Stilson recently earned a promotion from Dunedin to New Hampshire which was interesting in that, as a starter, was someone from Lansing going to be called up to replace him?  Not sure if he’s a direct replacement but when trolling through the […]


Prospecting…

Prospecting…

Just a quick one. Will be trying to expand somewhat and add a bit of colour to the excellent Prospect Hot Sheet done by the folks at Jays Journal. As can see from the opening, doesn’t seem to be a ton of love towards the C’s: ‘ Thankfully, short season leagues get underway this week, […]


Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sometimes I still can’t believe I’m a father.  I know I am, and every time I look at my daughter, I’m happy I am one, it just still seems so surreal.  Ah well, it does now mean that not only do I need to take my father out for a jar on the 3rd Sunday […]


June

June

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I’m trying not to get too down…

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I had hoped to write a happy go lucky piece yesterday, waxing poetic about how Opening Day is the greatest day of the year.  Full of optimism, hope, and hopefully a bit of sunshine.  I was going to draw comparisons between the Van C’s opening their season and the parent Blue Jays.  With them falling […]


Throwing ‘em against the wall…

why is the sky that colour?

I took the little one swimming at Hillcrest today and couldn’t help but glancing wistfully at the Nat.  Actually, wasn’t that wistful I suppose, as the lights were on.  Which, I’m guessing, means two things.  The C’s were training today. And it was so dark in Vancouver at high noon they had to turn the […]


Where is Daniel Norris?

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Welcome to YourVancouverCanadians.  My attempt to transform into a baseball writer.  Let’s be honest though, to start, I’m happy with baseball blogger.  And if anyone actually reads my stuff and decides to tar me with the blogger cliche of sitting in my parent’s basement tapping out posts whilst modelling my cleanest (or thereabouts) underwear then […]