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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 […]


Blue Jays Minor League Review – Movers, Makers, Surprisers

Tim Locastro gets hit by a pitch...no, wait, takes a pitch!

After focusing my last minor league review piece on the pitching side of the ledger, specifically four arms, I promised to use this platform to talk hitting.  Something I was quite excited about, since, well, for the first time in awhile there are a few hitters in the Jays system to be excited about. Before […]


Blue Jays Minor League Review – Hoffman Week

Fields in full flight

Because I believe everything that legendary Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez says, I’m officially coining the term Hoffman Week as Toronto’s 2014 first round pick is *supposed* to be activated Wednesday and assigned to Dunedin. (as part of my usual routine now, to cover up dated opening paragraphs, I’m lazily inserting a note rather than re-writing […]


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 […]


YourVanCs Weekly – Ep 17 – The ‘Luncheon’

Castro looks set to unload (courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

Last night, Greg and I shook off the podcast rust (and the Ballochian one troopered through a cold) and hit the studio to discuss the Vancouver Canadians Hot Stove Lucheon.  Prior to the lunch I got the opportunity to interview Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman, Drew Hutchison and Russell Martin.  All those are below as well […]


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 […]


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 […]


Tom Robson: Designs on Dunedin

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

When I gave my quick hit thoughts on the Vancouver Canadians luncheon this week, it included quite a few prospect tidbits that I was able to chat with Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos about. On my way out of the Hotel Vancouver I ‘ran into’ (re: stalked) 2013 playoff hero and local boy Tom Robson. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]