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Posts Tagged ‘Chase DeJong’

Happy Draft Day!

Chase chats up some locals (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Let’s be honest, I’m probably not going to get this post finished today (update, I’m only a day late!), making the immediacy of the title somewhat redundant but hey, at least I’m trying right!  For Blue Jays fans, this year’s edition of the annual MLB draft doesn’t contain the edge of your seat excitement that […]


What to Make of Blue Jays Minor League Assignments

Matt Smoral looks resplendent in C's red (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Blue Jays minor league affiliates got their seasons started late last week and I didn’t write anything.  Nothing.  Crickets.  Not for lack of want mind.  But my auld enemy time (and a personal goal to actually finish my top prospects list) was against me once again. That all being said, there wasn’t really a […]


What Will the 2015 Toronto Blue Jay Top Prospect List Look Like?

The next Blue Jay? Norris relaxes at spring training (image courtesy of mlbprospectportal.com)

Back in December I wrote a piece reviewing and adding my thoughts on the Blue Jay list of three of the more respected baseball prospect writers in the game. Of course, as is usually the case, I had jumped the gun a bit, forgetting that ESPN baseball analyst Keith Law had yet to drop his […]


Spring Predictions: Lansing Lugnuts Rotation

Chase chats up some locals (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

This post has been kicking around inside my head since the Bluefield Blue Jays lost their Appalachian League semi-final to their arch-rival Pulaski Mariners, allowing pitchers Chase DeJong, Jairo Labourt, and Brady Dragmire (along with 3rd basemen/DH Mitch Nay) to jump on a plane to Vancouver and help the C’s win their third straight Northwest […]


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 […]


Vancouver Canadians Take One for Road

Robson and Reeves Talk shop (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Canadians got their best of three Northwest League North division finals series off to a flying start with a 5-1 win over the visiting Everett Aquasox. The C’s rode some very good pitching, the key to the series as per my preview, and an outer space inspired sixth inning rally for the victory. The […]


Canadians vs. Aquasox: Series Preview

Where's my glove? (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Let’s be honest here. The C’s pulled off one of the great Houdini jobs of all time this season by somehow backing their way into the Northwest League playoffs. After finishing a game behind Everett in the first half with a healthy 22 and 16 record, Vancouver stumbled in the second half going 17 and […]


Finally, a Bit of C’larity

Nay takes a rip (image courtesy of Mike Anklewicz)

Sunday saw the Everett Aquasox do the C’s a huge favour by beating the Spokane Indians 3-2 and ensure themselves the second half flag to go with their first half crown. The result means that the second playoff spot will come down to the best overall record. By holding the tiebreaker, the Canadians were, once […]


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 […]


2013 Vancouver Canadians Predictions

Welcome back Clayton, the umps will still be bad in 2013 (photo courtesy of battersbox.ca)

We’re still a ways away from pitchers and catchers reporting to Dunedin, and even further away from the end of extended spring training and the announcement of the Canadians roster.  Despite that, we can still try and come up with some predictions for the 2013 season.  So, from the serious to the inane, presenting the […]