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Blue Jays Minor League Review: Ranking the Tradees Part 2

Alberto, there's no mound there! (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Last week I attempted — failing epically — to run through and update the nine traded Blue Jays minor leaguers that I had on my pre-season top prospect list.  Of the four I wrote far too much on, three of them had spent time in Vancouver. With me getting the chance to see quite a […]


Toronto Blue Jays Top Prospects: Mid Tier Love Part 2

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

I have had to re-position my goals somewhat when it comes to this list.  Originally, I hoped to get it done prior to the Vancouver Canadians luncheon.  That was a long time ago.  Now the hope is that everything is tied up sometime in mid March.  I’m sure we’ll wait with baited breath. I’d also […]


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 […]


Canadians Gonna Get Rowdy?

The big man (image courtesy of flickr.com)

During my recent piece discussing what prospects the Vancouver Canadians would be getting this summer, I made the cardinal mistake (habitual for me really) of not thinking things through. Specifically, when mulling over who might start in Bluefield before joining Vancouver at some point during the season, I flippantly threw out the line ‘there’s not […]


Quick Thoughts on Vancouver Canadians Luncheon

The C's unveil a new 2nd logo (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Vancouver Canadians hosted their fourth annual hotstove luncheon yesterday in support of their baseball foundation, and judging by the giant checks being passed around, business is booming. Prior to the main event though, there was a press conference for us media types. Although I think the two handsome ladies who were running it thought […]


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 […]


Just Another Massive Monday – Canadians Need One More Win

The C's celebrate Sunday's win (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Apologies for the verbose title, but it really is rather massive isn’t it? Sunday saw the Canadians come up big with a clutch 4-2 win over the Boise Hawks in game two of their three game Northwest League final. So, after seventy-six regular season games and four more in the playoffs, it all boils down […]


To Win Three, C’s Need Two at Home

the C's celebrate a big win (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

This doesn’t get old does it? After a pretty tragic second half where even I was starting to doubt the Canadians ability to ThreePeat in ’13, the C’s return to the Nat Sunday with the opportunity to become only the third team in Northwest League history to win three titles in a row. There’s some […]


C’s Can Stop the Rain

Can you see the 'C' Dawel hit? (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After a day of downpours threatened to derail Thursday’s action at the Nat, a break in the wet allowed the crack Nat Bailey grounds crew to get the field ship shape. After that amount of work, a game had to be played, and so it was. With the C’s getting a good start from Tom […]


The Highs and Lows of the Canadians

Atkinson takes BP, in tights (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

When I wrote my six stats to beat Tri-City piece yesterday, I focused mainly on the C’s edge in the power department, starting pitching, and in shutting down the running game. There were secondary mentions of the bullpen and atmosphere at the Nat. After only one game in this crucial six gamer with the Dust […]


Drayton Valley’s Dawson Hits D.L.

Dawson deals in the bullpen (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

After Saturday night’s disaster against Spokane, you’d be hard pressed to come up with a scenario how things could get any worse. Well, how’s this for a start? Drayton Valley’s own Shane Dawson has been placed on the disabled list and will be shut down for the rest of the season. That stinks. The Alberta […]


Big Weekend for the Vancouver Canadians

Robson during happier times (courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Thursday night’s series finale in Everett encapsulated the Canadians season. After getting a great start from Colton Turner and a clutch two RBI double from the slumping Justin Atkinson, the C’s turned the ball over to closer Chuck Ghysels in the ninth. Four batters later, Vancouver was back on the bus heading up the I-5 […]


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 […]