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Archive for July, 2013

Two Canadians Heading to the…..Canadians?

Tom Robson with the JNT (image courtesy of jaysjournal.com)

The beauty of the internet, specifically twitter, is that, like Varys and his numerous ‘spiders’, you have the ability to disseminate unbelievable amounts of information in one place (forgive the Game of Thrones reference, am feeling particularly nerdy today). Whereas previously you were expected to ‘work the phones’, now a very interesting piece of information […]


Getting off to a Good Start in Second Half

Go get 'em Gaby (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After getting over the disappointment of just missing out on the first half flag, the Vancouver Canadians couldn’t have asked for a tougher schedule to begin the second half. With eight straight road games in Spokane and Eugene, a decent effort by the C’s, could go a long way towards setting them up to make […]


C’s do the First Half Shuffle

hey, Jordan, look up (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After falling just short of the first half flag, the Vancouver Canadians were obviously very excited to get the second half going. Monday’s finale against Eugene was done in an hour and fifty-six minutes. I couldn’t believe it, was doing some writing, looked up and the ushers were cleaning up. That’s a fast game. The […]


Searching for Velocity in Vancouver

Gabryszwski warms up (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Returning to the Nat after two devastating losses in Everett, the C’s, realistically, need to run the table against the Eugene Emeralds and hope the Gretzky led Boise Hawks do them a favour when they host the Aquasox for five. I’m not overly confident, but hey, stranger things have happened. Kinda like these Eugene uniforms, […]


Toronto Blue Jays 2013 Draft – Better Late Than Never

David Harris shot artistically from a distance (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After whalloping the Everett WaterSox in game one of their crucial three game set, the C’s send 2013 25th rounder, and future WWE star, Scott Silverstein to the bump tonight versus rehabbing Mariners pitcher Stephen Pryor. A reliever by trade, this will be Pryor’s first appearance back from a lat injury so would have thought […]


Canadians Hunt the Aquasox

yikes, Boise's Uniforms (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After wrapping up their five game set with a loss to the the Boise Hawks on Sunday, the C’s travel down the I-5 for a crucial three game set with the North division leading Everett Aquasox. With just eight games remaining in the first half, the next few nights could go a very long way […]


Vancouver Canadians – All Quiet on the Western Front

Tom Robson with the JNT (image courtesy of jaysjournal.com)

You hear that? Neither do I. After a flurry of activity in Vancouver Canadians land last week, we’ve seen nothing in the way of new, or departing, faces over the last few days. With the 2013 draft signees drying up, that pipeline will now slow to a trickle. And it’s very possible the Jays organization […]


Hey, My Dad is Famous

L.B.'s wide base (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Vancouver Canadians returned home Tuesday after what could be described as both a successful, and mildly disappointing road trip. It was the C’s sixth series win in a row, yet in both losses of the five game series, Vancouver had the lead, including one ninth inning blown save. The bullpen closes those two out […]


Two for the Road

Gaby makes his way to the mound (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

With the Canadians early-season roster in constant flux I have found myself writing quite a bit on the new faces arriving in Vancouver and some of players who may very well make their way up over time. Of course, the roster cannot expand exponentially. Some of the current players will need to make way. After […]


Canadians Wear Out the Aquasox

The view from above (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Canadians took the rubber match of their three game set with Everett Wednesday night. The seven runs scored by the C’s took the total over the final two games of the series to eighteen. This despite leaving thirteen on base both nights. Thirty hits over two games sounds amazing, but Vancouver hits a ton […]


Vancouver Canadians Pitchers Stats – July 2nd

This is what we should strive for

Our first installment of the pitchers stats. As the season is still only two weeks old, the numbers will be quite skewed by luck, BABIP, etc.  Things should start to normalize in another few weeks.  That being said, with the constant shuffling of the deck, especially in the bullpen, we may not get a large […]


Vancouver Canadians Hitters Stats – July 2nd

Classic Pic

Our first installment of the hitters stats. As the season is still only two weeks old, the numbers will be quite skewed by luck, BABIP, etc.  Things should start to normalize in another few weeks.  That being said, we shouldn’t ignore the start that Canadian catcher Mike Reeves has had to his pro career.  Yes, […]


Scouting the New Canadians Faces

As the DH, L.B.'s buddy doesn't get to run on the field (courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Writing about the C’s, and any short-season minor league franchise for that matter, can be difficult at times. Especially early in the year, post-draft, when player movement seems to be a daily occurrence. Despite the scrambling necessary to keep up with an ever changing roster, it does make for some excitement. Who wouldn’t want to […]