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Blue Jays Minor League Review – May Flowers

Wouldn't Jeff Hoffman look good in C's red and black?

I’m not exactly certain what trajectory a lead balloon will take if dropped from a higher place, say CN Tower for example, but I’m willing to guess it plummets.  Quickly.  Similar to my feelings on the Blue Jays season.  Of course, I’m a raging optimist, and at a mere two games  under .500 heading into […]


Your Van Cs “Monthly” – Episode 18

Osuna chills (literally) at spring training (photo courtesy of mlbprospectportal.com)

Greg and I dragged (well, for Greg it’s not really that far as he works there) our arses back to the studio to knock out a “celebrating the start of spring training” podcast. This week (month) we were joined by my ex-Jays Journal colleague and current proprietor of CapitalJays.com Kyle Matte.  I’ve mentioned Kyle’s site […]


YourVanCs Monthly (?) – Episode 16

Franklin Barreto scores one of his league leading 65 runs

Last night, Greg and I managed to shake off the podcast cobwebs, coming together for the first Your Van C’s Weekly of 2015. We were lucky to be joined by former pro scout and current MLB Pipeline contributor and Bernie’s Blogger Bernie Pleskoff. The topics covered are both numerous and varied so is probably just easier […]


The Forgotten Man: Where Does Dwight Smith Jr. Play?

drawing a walk (image courtesy of battersbox.ca)

2014 was a funny year for Toronto Blue Jays prospects.  With so many names ballooning through the system at unprecedented, given the Jays somewhat conservative history, rates, some names, despite pretty nice seasons were somewhat forgotten. A prime example of that is 2011 supplemental round (53rd overall) pick and 2012 Vancouver Canadian Dwight Smith Jr. […]


Third Time Lucky for Roberto Osuna?

Photo courtesy of vancouversun.com

Toronto Blue Jays prospect (and my personal off-season pet project) Roberto Osuna made his third appearance Monday (the 20th) in the prospect showcase that is the Arizona Fall League.  And, without too much preamble, let’s just say I jinxed him.  This tweet was sent out after his second inning of work: Seems Roberto Osuna is […]


Roberto Osuna Versus the Scorpions

Get it done Boss Man

Roberto Osuna made his second appearance for the Mesa Solar Sox this past Tuesday.  Facing the infamous Scottsdale Scorpions, Osuna looked to improve on his first outing in the Arizona Fall League, when he got knocked around a bit. Something I talked about here. Looking at the below line and resultant stats, things didn’t seem […]


Fall League? You Want to Talk About Fall League??!

Seriously, we really are talking playoffs

Well, since the Blue Jays haven’t made the playoffs in many people’s lifetime then ya, let’s talk Arizona Fall League.  For those of us (i.e. me) who are eternal optimists, the Jays future looks rosy and two potential pieces of that future will be suiting up for the Mesa Solar Sox over the next six […]


YourVanCs “Weekly” – Episode 10

Rock and Fire...all the way to the playoffs

Greg and I were able to quickly get over the euphoria of the Vancouver Canadians clinching their fourth straight Northwest League playoff appearance as members of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, finish our beers, and get our game faces on for a classic edition of Your Van Cs Weekly. We take some time breaking down […]


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 Castro Promoted!

Castro warms up the 2-Seamer

I don’t want to get into a philosophical discussion on whether an unemployed person gets to take vacation, but technically speaking I’m on vacation right now.  With the wife giving me a stern lecture on computer usage this weekend, I had fully expected to take a tiny break from the Blue Jays system.  Apparently the […]


Catching Up With Clayton

Clayton celebrates with Dawel Lugo (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

I realize the sample size is rather small but the most successful manager in Vancouver Canadians (Blue Jays PDA-wise) history was back at the Nat last week.  Clayton McCullough, the C’s boss for both 2012 and 2013 was taking up a familiar position in the home dugout, albeit in a different uniform, for a few […]


Your Van Cs Weekly – Episode 4

Sorry Greg, my studio just keeps getting nicer and nicer

Coming hot off the heels of Episode 3, this week we do a bonus mid-week edition of the Your Van Cs podcast.  Once again, workaholic Greg Balloch is stuck in studio while I call in from a deck while drinking.  This time it’s not my deck in Vancouver but that of the family cabin on […]


Ex Canadians to Get All-Star Experience

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

In case you missed it, two highly touted Toronto Blue Jays prospects are on their way to this year’s MLB Futures Game taking place during the all-star break festivities.  Although not at the same time, both Daniel Norris and Dalton Pompey were briefly members of the 2012 Vancouver Canadians.  Making them (and my research on […]


Monday is Blue Jays Minor League Moving Day

Matt Boyd deals for Lansing Lugnuts in 2013 (image courtesy of Jay Blue)

After finishing their day game Sunday, and with an off day Monday, I’m fairly certain the Blue Jay players were seen on the town last night.  Thankfully, with no game today, we don’t have to be given the classic ‘flu like symptoms’ excuse for why so-and-so is out of the lineup.  Management didn’t have time […]


Blue Jays Minor League Chat on the Team 1040 and Dalton Pompey

Dalton Pompey takes a hack in Lansing (photo courtesy of Jay Blue)

Successfully breaking up hockey talk, if only for a short while, I joined Matt Baker on the Team 1040 last Thursday to talk Blue Jays and their minor league system. The night we did the spot was after the Jays bullpen melted down in the back half of a double header with the Twins, giving […]


Prospecting Vancouver Canadians

Robson celebrates after pitching the C's to a third straight championship (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Wakey wakey Charlie. Seems like my post-third straight Northwest League title hangover lasted longer than expected. I have failed to type a word about the Vancouver Canadians since. It seems like the baseball gods had an agreement with those that bring the rain. Allow us to finish the season and then you can do what […]


Vancouver Canadians 2012 Center Fielders

photo courtesy of Mississauga.com

‘Put me in coach, I’m ready to play today……’ And, with that classic line we round out the positional review of the outfield with probably the most exciting group, the center fielders.  Center, as a position, has always held a bit of mystique for me.  And it’s not solely because it’s the position I am […]


2012 Vancouver Canadians Season in Review

2012 Vancouver Canadians Season in Review

Everybody, around Christmas time, does year in review pieces along with their 2013 predictions.  I missed the boat on this one, which is especially egregious since I’ve been making noises all winter about how little content I am faced with covering a short season rookie ball team.  However, I do have an excuse or two.  […]


A Winter of Content

Prospect junkies were apoplectic when big Noah was included in Dickey deal

I have stated throughout this winter that content would be a bit light when discussing the Vancouver Canadians.  However, when taking into consideration the parent team, it has been a thousand Christmases wrapped into one.  For two reasons.  Similar to the British winter of discontent, I thought we were in for a long bleak winter […]


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 […]


The Replacements

The Replacements

As a reference to Sly Stallone and his repeated attempts to stay relevant in Hollywood (at least he has a paying career mind, so I can’t really be that negative), this post will hopefully intelligently break down the players who joined the C’s through the season.  In many instances it will be these ‘replacements’ that […]


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 vs Eugene Emeralds

Vancouver Canadians vs Eugene Emeralds

A heartbreaker last night.  After a run of, let’s be honest, not great starts from the Canadians staff, Javier Avendano stopped the bleeding somewhat.  His line doesn’t look overly attractive, but after a few beers, anything is going to look good, and the 1 ER over 5 innings put the C’s in a position to win. […]


A Bus Ride to Boise

A Bus Ride to Boise

The C’s have the day off today, which I should temper by saying their day off consists of a 14 hour bus ride to Boise, Idaho where  tomorrow they’ll open up a 5 game set with Boise Hawks.  Boise are the short season affiliate of the Chicago Cubs so am guessing they have zero prospects […]