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For Whom Does the Bell Thole?

I think Dickey is really pondering something here

While I’m not sure we’re looking at a situation that is a total certainty as Jon Heyman seems to think, I do believe the Jays are leaning towards picking up starting pitcher R.A. Dickey‘s 12 million dollar — 11 million in real dollars if you take into account the buy-out — option for 2016. Heyman throws […]


Blue Jays Minor League Review – The Aftermath

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

The title of this post and the reason it’s a day or two late (although, let’s be honest, me saying I’m going to do an ‘on time’ weekly piece is rather amusing) is, of course, in reference to the debut of Jays 2014 first round pick Jeff Hoffman. I know everyone knows the story, but […]


YourVanC’s Weekly – Episode 20!! Anniversary Time

The beanpole loves BP

Before Greg jets off to take in the sights and sounds of Montreal, including the concrete jungle that is the Big O where the Jays will take on the Big Red Machine in front of 80 odd thousand spectators. So, have fun ya dik. No guests this week but tons to catch up on as […]


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 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 […]


Roberto Osuna Finishes Strong in AFL

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

The Arizona Fall League is officially done, and despite putting together a pretty decent second half, the Mesa Solar Sox (home of our Blue Jay representatives) fell short of competing for the championship.  Doesn’t mean that the season wasn’t a success though, especially as it pertained to the young Mexican right-hander, Roberto Osuna. Osuna’s final […]


Roberto Osuna Throwing 0’s

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

As you may have noticed by my lack of posts, it’s been all Bobby O for me this Arizona Fall League season.  I do have some other ideas percolating but those are currently on the back burner while Osuna finishes up his AFL stint (which he did yesterday versus the Saguaros) and I try and […]


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 […]


YourVanCs “Weekly” – Episode 13

Robson celebrates pitching C's to 3rd straight title (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

I had hoped to get this podcast up in between the playoff doubleheader yesterday but a couple of friends came over, a few beers were sunk, and here we are.  One late podcast and one mild hangover. This week, Greg and I took time away from our Thanksgiving turkeys (in fact, Greg was shovelling a […]


Roberto Osuna Makes AFL Debut

Photo courtesy of vancouversun.com

For some reason I had it in my head that Thursdays Mesa Solar Sox’ Arizona Fall League game was rained out.  So was a bit behind the curve checking out what the Blue Jays farmhands on display had done.  When I did get around to it, it was a bit disappointing.  As I mentioned in my […]


More 2014 Blue Jays Draftees Arriving in Vancouver?

Hit the mug!! (image courtesy of Jay Blue)

The deadline for MLB teams to get their 2014 draftees locked up is a week away.  After the excitement over both the Jays first rounders putting pen to paper earlier this month, things have been pretty quiet (aside from one signing today, more on that below) in Toronto.  According to sources, there are still some […]


Notes From Toronto Blue Jays Extended Spring Training

Robson celebrates pitching C's to 3rd straight title (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

It’s been awhile since I’ve been able to dig up any dirt from Blue Jays extended spring training.  Seems my source has met himself a nice young lady down there in Dunedin which leaves precious little time to speak to ol’ Charlie.  Plus, and this was covered during the mechanics piece, extended is an absolute grind, and […]


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. […]


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 […]


Hey, it’s a Reunion in Lansing!

This Kid is Good

Back in December I wrote a piece trying to predict who would be the pitchers piggy-backing in Lansing to start this season. At the end of the article, I flippantly wrote that whatever the outcome, a ‘small town in Central Michigan is, once again, going to be privy to some exciting pitching prospects.’ Turns out […]


Let’s Get Going!

Nessy ups and fires

With Thursday representing opening day for the Jays full-season minor league franchises, the rosters were set early this week.  Without going into too much detail, or looking back at all my predictions (an exercise that would only serve to confirm how little I know), a quick glance at the Lansing and Dunedin teams is in […]


2012 Pitching Review – The Starters

Photo courtesy of vancouversun.com

I’m leaving this a bit late, with full season leagues starting on the 4th of April (Lansing’s at least), but after reviewing all the players that manned the eight outfield positions for the C’s in 2012, I’d be remiss not to do the same for the pitchers.  Remiss, not only because it simply wouldn’t be […]


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 […]


More C’s Prospecting

Looking sharp, Lopes in his C's duds

This post is more of an extended postscript to my previous piece that looked at Marc Hulet’s Blue Jays top 15 prospect article.  He had to add a few more names to the list as a couple were, unfortunately, subtracted when Alex Anthopolous pulled the trigger on a twelve player swap with the Miami Marlins.  […]


Vancouver Canadians on Hulet’s Radar

A potential 4.5 tool star

In between my 2012 positional breakdown, there’s been some actual news related to the Canadians.  Marc Hulet, the respected prospect evaluator and writer released his prospect ‘Top 15‘ for the Blue Jays.  I’m not going to paraphrase too much of the article as it is well worth a read in its own right.  But I […]


2012 Vancover Canadians Top 10 Prospects

2012 Vancover Canadians Top 10 Prospects

I ran across this article the other day in Baseball America which breaks down (for subscribers at least, of which I am not one) the top twenty prospects in the Northwest League.  The free article does mention that there were quite a few players who may have made the list if eligible.  I can’t find […]