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Vancouver Canadians Fall Short in Their Strive for Six

Lane Thomas digs in at the Nat

But there is no joy in Vancouver, for the mighty Canadians have struck out. After making the playoffs for the past five years, including three straight Northwest League championships, the Vancouver Canadians, for the first time since they have been affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, will be on the outside looking in come playoff time. […]


Vancouver Canadians Chat on Around the Nest

Pentecost prepares to make his C'd debut (photo courtesy of Allan Attridge)

Given the lack of effort on Greg’s and my behalf in regards to our flagship YourVanCs podcast.  I’ve had to go out to the street to look for Blue Jays — and their minor league affiliates — chat. Luckily the Vancouver Canadians hall of fame broadcaster Rob Fai was busy, broadcasting, this past Friday when […]


Blue Jays Minor League Review – Young Stars on Rise

Fields in full flight

As many of you are aware, mainly because I keep banging on about it, three weeks of sampling basically as much English beer (i.e. San Miguel and Stella) as possible meant my ability to write about baseball was curtailed.  Doesn’t mean I wasn’t doing my research though.  In fact, during a forced shopping trip with […]


Notes From Blue Jays Minor League Camp

Will Jairo have to deal with rain delays in Dunedin?

Last year I published a wildly popular (with all four of my readers) series entitled Notes from Blue Jays Extended Spring Training.  Unfortunately my ‘inside man’ for those posts has moved on from the organization and I have no replacement on the horizon. I did take a break recently from searching for a new source […]


Canadians Musings

Ryan McBroom and Max Pentecost celebrate a home run

I’m currently working on a ‘Is Franklin Barreto the NWL MVP?’ post and quite frankly it’s not going to well.  So let’s put that on the backburner of my battered brain and discuss a few topics that I’ve been kicking around a bit lately. I’ve been thinking more about the Rowdy Tellez promotion to Lansing […]


YourVanCs “Weekly” – Episode 9

Interviewing the Rock

After a three week break (far too long and shame on us) Greg and I get back together to discuss the everything Blue Jays. With the focus, of course, on the Vancouver Canadians.  With so much movement within the system of late (Greg actually had to put together a list!) we had plenty to talk […]


Tellez to…….Lansing!

Hit the mug!! (image courtesy of Jay Blue)

After Tuesdays Vancouver Canadians game I managed to catch up with C’s manager John Schneider.  I asked him three questions, two of which were of the ‘hypothetical’ variety.  Turns out both of them were actually quite prescient. Talking promotions with Vancouver’s coaches is always a bit hypothetical.  I get the impression they don’t know about […]


Jays Heed Pleas, Matthew Smoral Promoted to Vancouver

Matt Smoral is flat out huge (image courtesy of MLB Prospect Portal)

When Miguel Castro was promoted from Vancouver to Lansing a couple of weeks ago I, for purely selfish reasons, wrote that the blow to my viewing pleasure would be softened somewhat (or completely) if current Bluefield left-hander Matt Smoral was sent to Vancouver to replace him.  It seems that the Jays heard my pleas: Aug 7: […]


A Minor Review of the Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects

where will Pentecost fit in 2015 top prospect lists?

I recently had the pleasure of tipping back a few pints with a fellow Blue Jays blogger where, funnily enough, the conversation revolved mainly around Toronto’s affiliates.  Specifically, we picked each others brains for what we thought our respective 2015 Jays top prospects list could look like.  Neither of us had the time (or inclination in my […]


Canadians Starting Staff Shakeup

Canadians Starting Staff Shakeup

Reminiscing about years past, well, last year to be precise, it was about this time in the Vancouver Canadians season that I was getting a bit antsy for replacements, specifically ones we could call prospects, to come up and bolster the C’s.  This year, with three genuine prospects in the starting rotation and two positional players […]


Notes From Blue Jays Extended Spring Training: Vancouver Prospecting

Dawson warms up in the bouncy castle (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

While writing this Extended Spring Training series I got to thinking about how many of the players currently in Florida will actually make their way north to Vancouver come the 10th (ish) of June.  Looking back at what I wrote from last season’s media day, only 25 players were on the original roster, with the rest […]


Notes From Blue Jays Extended Spring Training: The Mechanics

Example of Positional Player Daily Schedule at Extended Spring Training

As I mentioned in part one of this Extended Spring Training series, one of the reasons I was so excited to finally get a source of information was simply because what went on in Florida was a mystery to me after main camp broke.  The prospectors and beat writers all scatter back to their base […]


Announcing The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook

Canadians unveil new uniforms at hotstove luncheon (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

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, […]


The Bluefield Canadians

Lugo goes through the post game high five ritual (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

As mentioned last week, with the Instructional League finishing up and the Arizona Fall League mainly for more advanced prospects, we are officially in off-season mode for those that played short-season ball. So what do we do in the off-season? We speculate. Obviously. As per the piece I linked above, Baseball America recently finished up […]


Canadians Prospecting

Dawel Lugo in Florida (image courtesy of Flickr)

An interesting tidbit came down the wire Wednesday. I initially glossed over it, since, in the short term, I didn’t believe it had any bearing on the Vancouver Canadians this season. Digging a bit deeper though, there was a second move in the Blue Jays system on the day which may very well affect Vancouver’s […]


C’s News and Notes

I forgot to mention that McFarland is an ex-C

I’ve updated both the hitting and pitching stats today.  On the hitting side I included Dwight Smith Jr’s Bluefield stats as……. Aug. 9: OF Dwight Smith, Jr., assigned to Vancouver Canadians (Short-A) from Bluefield Blue Jays (Rookie-APP). #bluejays — Blue Jays Moves (@BlueJaysMoves) August 9, 2012 I originally pushed for Dwight’s promotion here.  Now, the […]


Jesse Hernandez: You Beauty

Umm, what's it like up there?

This post will be written (at least at the start) more from a ‘fan’ perspective than from my recently jaundiced ‘I want to be a scout’s’ eyes.  So, let’s celebrate Jesse Hernandez.  As I’ve mentioned previously, we here at YourVanCs have a bit of a soft spot for Jesse after he started and won the […]


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 […]


Vancouver Canadians Prospecting – Who’s on their way to the C’s?

Vancouver Canadians Prospecting – Who’s on their way to the C’s?

After mentioning in my last post that Kyle Anderson had been promoted to the C’s from the GCL Jays I happened upon a note that Philip Brua had been sent from Vancouver to Lansing.  Philip was a C’s returnee so good to see him earn a promotion after a good start to this season.  Brua […]


Not a great day for the Organization.

Classic Pic

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 […]


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, […]