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Posts Tagged ‘L.B. Dantzler’

Ryan McBroom to Break First Base Trend?

McBroom gets some work in pre-game (image courtesy of Allan Attridge)

When I wrote (and included video) recently about the Canadians hitting prospects, I only included the two that, in my opinion, will make some serious headway through the Blue Jays system.  Surprisingly, to some, that didn’t include the C’s offensive leader in most major categories, first basemen Ryan McBroom.  I have to admit, he was close to […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Injuries Hamper Current and Former C’s

Photo courtesy of vancouversun.com

When it rains it pours. Quite literally. Friday’s nooner at the Nat saw puddles on the field for the first time since media day back in mid-June. Unfortunately, the C’s play of late has mirrored the weather. After kicking it around on Wednesday, Thursday saw the C’s make three more errors while going one for […]


Middling Back to the Nat

Teams line up for the anthems at a sunny Nat (photo courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

On Monday I wrote that the schedule-makers weren’t very kind to the C’s to start the second half of the Northwest League campaign. If the Canadians ‘could just hold serve through the end of July’ they would be set up nicely with nineteen of their final twenty-nine at the Nat. After a four and four […]


Hey, My Dad is Famous

L.B.'s wide base (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Vancouver Canadians returned home Tuesday after what could be described as both a successful, and mildly disappointing road trip. It was the C’s sixth series win in a row, yet in both losses of the five game series, Vancouver had the lead, including one ninth inning blown save. The bullpen closes those two out […]


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 […]


I Finally get my Baseball Fix

Colton Turner warms up pre-game (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

The Canadians return from their longest trip of the season, an eight day marathon (one of two on the season) today for a six game homestand, before, once again, leaving us baseball addicts in the lurch. Those who are of age probably won’t mind the next trip though, as it’s to the Northwest League’s newest […]