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Notes From Blue Jays Minor League Camp – Part Three

Brendan Kalfus takes a break during batting practice

There’s going to be a lot of firsts for the younger Blue Jays over the next weeks/months.  First trip to Montreal, where I really hope Miguel Castro tried poutine.  A lot of it.  First opportunity to play in Yankee stadium (although not for Dan Norris as Buck Martinez found out during yesterday’s interview): Opening day […]


After Stroman Who is Next Vancouver Canadian in Toronto?

AA's first win so far (image courtesy of mlbprospectportal.com)

Ex Vancouver Canadian and 2012 Toronto Blue Jays draftee Marcus Stroman made his first start for the big league club Saturday.  Given fact Toronto’s management have been bold in stretching Stroman out to be a starter, when many pundits assumed he was destined for the bullpen, I am going to conveniently ignore the five relief […]


Let’s Get Going!

Nessy ups and fires

With Thursday representing opening day for the Jays full-season minor league franchises, the rosters were set early this week.  Without going into too much detail, or looking back at all my predictions (an exercise that would only serve to confirm how little I know), a quick glance at the Lansing and Dunedin teams is in […]


2012 Pitching Review – The Starters

Photo courtesy of vancouversun.com

I’m leaving this a bit late, with full season leagues starting on the 4th of April (Lansing’s at least), but after reviewing all the players that manned the eight outfield positions for the C’s in 2012, I’d be remiss not to do the same for the pitchers.  Remiss, not only because it simply wouldn’t be […]


Dalton Pompey a BBJ?

Pompey has turned himself into a Blue Jays top prospect (photo courtesy of vancouversun.com)

Right, now I am, and I don’t hesitate to admit this, thoroughly confused.  So, after breaking his hamate bone in his wrist, all the reports I read assumed Dalton Pompey was done for the season.  However, whilst surfing through the Jays minor league affiliates on Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to see Pompey playing for […]


Canadians Starting Staff – Part Deux

In Javier we trust

I can’t believe this is my first post of August.  After undergoing a brain induced coma whilst watching the Jays get swept by Seattle, it was diagnosed with a mild case of Olympic fever.  But as that winds down, it’s back to baseball and back to Your Vancouver Canadians.  Obviously quite a bit has happened […]


The Jays Org is Active

Actually, that beard is getting better

There’s been a ton of activity of late throughout Toronto’s organizational rungs and the with the big club itself.  Unfortunately, not all the movements were by design.  The injuries continue to pile up, both with the Jays and their minor league playing staff.  So, let’s save talking about JP Arencibia’s broken hand until the end […]


Vancouver Canadians Stats and Notes

Ben White

I’ve updated both the hitters and pitchers stats sections.  Some interesting tidbits in both.  But, before discussing the numbers, a couple of organizational moves get a brief mention.  The C’s released RHP Daniel Tiburcio on Friday.  Tiburcio was a Rule 5 pick up from the Braves organization in ’10.  He had 4 years of pro […]


C’s v Aquasox – A Nooner at the Nat

Matt Johnson heater

Before I get into the baseball guts of this post, let me preface it by saying the weather in Vancouver has finally turned.  So, I’ll be honest, today’s charting was marred somewhat by a few Asahi Super Pops (make sure I tell you some time about the Asahi commercial I was in, that was fun) […]


Canadians Starting Staff

Self Portrait

After Javier Avendano’s excellent start against Salem-Keiser last night, thought it might be worthwhile to have a quick look at the C’s starting staff and how it might play out over the next few weeks.  As mentioned previously, the Jays organization have stated on numerous occasions that they prefer their affiliates (and thus their minor […]


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 […]