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Blue Jays Minor League Chat on the Team 1040

Taylor Cole snarls as he loads his fastball (image courtesy of Jay Blue)

Recently I’ve been lucky enough to join baseball aficionado, former Vancouver Canadians online play by play man, and all ’round good guy Matt Baker on the Team 1040 to talk baseball. Specifically Blue Jays minor league baseball.  We have managed to cover a wide range of topics during the two hits.  Including Dustin McGowan‘s successful […]


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 […]


Opening Day for Ex C’s

In Javier we trust

As I mentioned in my last post, all four of the Jays full-season minor league franchises kicked off their 2013 season Thursday night.  Three of the four of them got off to winning starts.  But, for the farm, more often than not, the process is more important than the results.  Team success at these levels […]


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 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 […]


#BeatBoise is Trending

repeat?

The Northwest League final kicks off tonight with Your Vancouver Canadians hosting the Beasts from Boise.  Based on the second half of the season, these are the two best teams in the league, having virtually identical records in wrapping up the second half flag.  I don’t have a ton of time to do any systematic […]


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 […]


More?

He's finally here

Well, I wrote the Replacements thinking that may be the end of the new players the C’s would see as they make a push towards the 2nd half title.  Ummm, I was wrong.  I missed the news, and am a bit late talking about it, as was in the middle of a marathon drive to […]


The Yak Attack

Gonna be a good day today

After my Replacements post yesterday, I toddled off to the Nat to see the 4 replacements + Taylor Cole in action.  I had hoped to do a quick write up on how those 5 got on, but unfortunately work (and a little bit of life) got in the way.  So now we’re 3 days removed from […]


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 […]


Canadians Starting Staff – Part Deux

In Javier we trust

I can’t believe this is my first post of August.  After undergoing a brain induced coma whilst watching the Jays get swept by Seattle, it was diagnosed with a mild case of Olympic fever.  But as that winds down, it’s back to baseball and back to Your Vancouver Canadians.  Obviously quite a bit has happened […]


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 […]


Canadians Starting Staff

Self Portrait

After Javier Avendano’s excellent start against Salem-Keiser last night, thought it might be worthwhile to have a quick look at the C’s starting staff and how it might play out over the next few weeks.  As mentioned previously, the Jays organization have stated on numerous occasions that they prefer their affiliates (and thus their minor […]


Vancouver Canadians Stats

Classic Pic

I’ve played around with the stats category a bit.  Previously I took what milb.com provided and plugged the numbers into my own spreadsheet with hacked formulas for advanced stats such as wOBA and WRC+.  They were a bit hacky as milb.com doesn’t provide all the necessary inputs for certain formulas so concessions needed to be […]


Home Opener

Gonna be a good day today

I’m going to be honest. Baseball withdrawal is more difficult than one could imagine.  Yesterday I was helping a friend make his homemade stout (whilst also sampling his previous brews) so couldn’t get a look in on the Jays series finale against the Brewers. And later in the day I was out with both Big […]