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Announcing The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

With the sun (sorta) shining in Vancouver and pitchers and catchers reporting in Dunedin, I am going to have to try and treat my Olympic fever somewhat and start churning out some Blue Jays content. To be fair, I have been distracted with a side project, one that can finally be unveiled.

As per below, I have been collaborating on an e-book that will cover the Blue Jays system from Buffalo to the complex league in Florida, with profiles on each player in Toronto’s system and write ups on all seven teams on the ladder.

It was a labour of love, but one that did take up more time than anticipated. So, in order to get another post started, without further ado:

For immediate release:
Blue Jays from Away is pleased to announce the upcoming release of our first publication: The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook.

The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook, by Jay Blue with Charlie Caskey and Jared Macdonald, is the definitive guide to the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system.

Available on March 31, 2014 as an e-book on all major platforms (including Smashwords.com, Amazon, Apple iBooks and Kobo), the 2014 Handbook is a resource that enables fans to follow the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system like never before. Available for only $7.99, the book features unprecedented coverage of the Jays’ farm system for any fan.

Information about how to order will be coming soon!

The first of it’s kind, the 2014 Handbook examines the entire Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system in the most detail that it has ever been covered.

Included are:

  • Histories and profiles of all seven North American Blue Jays affiliates including the Buffalo Bisons, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Dunedin Blue Jays, Lansing Lugnuts, Vancouver Canadians, Bluefield Blue Jays and Gulf Coast League Blue Jays
  • Player profiles of every player anticipated to play in the Blue Jays’ minor league system in 2014
  • A new essay by current Blue Jays minor league pitcher, John Anderson, a member of the 2013 Dunedin Blue Jays
  • Ticket, travel and city information to help you plan any trips to see the Baby Jays play
  • Broadcast information to follow along with the teams and players from wherever you are
  • Minor league depth charts
  • A 2013 draft review
  • A new foreword by Toronto Sun baseball writer Bob Elliott

There will also be an “All-Star Break” supplement coming in July for only $1.99 that will highlight:

  • Up-to-date minor league rosters
  • 2014 draft summary
  • Promotions and demotions
  • July 2 International Free Agents

The authors bring an unparalleled knowledge of the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system. Combined, they have covered all seven of the Blue Jays’ North American minor league teams as members of the media and have scouted and written about just about everyone in the system.

Jay Blue is the founder of Blue Jays from Away. In addition to writing and podcasting here, he is a staff writer at Jays Journal and co-editor of Grading on the Curve, the FanSided Network’s minor league blog. Honing his writing skills since grad school, Jay has written about the Blue Jays since 2012 and has seen much of the Blue Jays’ minor league system in person and has been a member of the credentialed media at five different minor league parks and attended games at six of the seven home ballparks in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. His work can also be found on the Canadian Baseball Network.

Charlie Caskey covers the Vancouver Canadians for the Vancouver Sun (online) as well as his own blog, Your Van Cs. He is also a staff writer for Jays Journal. Caskey offers unprecedented coverage of the only minor league team in Canada, attending many of the club’s home games in 2013 and gaining unparalleled insider knowledge about the club, coaches and players.

Jared Macdonald has an extensive resume as an outstanding writer and talent analyst from his years as editor of Jays Journal and writing for JaysProspects.com. Jared has visited all of the Blue Jays’ minor league teams and has probably the deepest knowledge of the Jays’ minor league system of anyone who isn’t employed by the club.

For more information, please contact Jay Blue at jb@bluejaysfromaway.com. Review copies will be available mid-March as an e-pub document. For other formats, please inquire after March 5.

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