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The Blue Jays Top 30: Future Vancouver Canadians

Roemon Fields pulls back a bunt (photo courtesy of Allan Attridge)

Although, obviously, I’ve fallen short of my stated goal of finishing off my Toronto Blue Jays top 30 prospect list prior to this past Friday’s Vancouver Canadians hot stove luncheon, I’m still going to bust my hump to get the list done.  The prospects are going to be broken into three manageable chunks of 10 players a […]


The 2015 Toronto Blue Jays Prospect List is Near

D.J. takes a rip while with Bluefield (courtesy of Jay Blue)

I know.  I made some wild promises a few weeks ago.  Claiming my Blue Jays top 30 prospect list would be out prior to Christmas.  A gift, so to speak, for all the readers out there.  Turns out all those promises were patently false.  Between house guests, kids, and all the beer in Vancouver, absolutely […]


Is Franklin Barreto the NWL MVP?

Barreto makes a throw from short

With three games left in the Vancouver Canadians season most people’s focus will be on whether the C’s can re-create a bit of 2013’s magic and put a pretty poor second half behind them, stumble into the playoffs, before going on one of their patented rolls.  This should be the focus.  Something else may be decided […]


Blue Jays Future Learning in Lansing

A dirty Chaz Frank high fives with the best of them

After kicking their season off a day later than the rest of the Blue Jay full season affiliates, due to their annual crosstown rivalry game with the Michigan State Spartans, the Lansing Lugnuts caught up with four games over the weekend versus the Lake County Captains. The results may not have been what the Lugs […]


Happy Belated Minor League Roster Day!

See you for lunch boys, not you Colby, you can piss off (image courtesy of Jay Blue)

After working myself into a veritable tizzy over the weekend, ignoring everything around me, my kids, wife, traffic, as I scoured twitter for any scrap of information on Blue Jay minor league assignments, I got ahead of the curve on a few of the placements but I really could have just waited until Monday when […]


Talkin’ Vancouver Canadians on the Radio

Dusty poses nicely for team photos (image courtesy of JaysJournal.com)

On Monday night, I was lucky enough to join Greg Balloch and Doug Eberhardt who were guest hosting for the legendary Dan Russell on AM650’s Sportstalk. We were able to break up the winter hockey and basketball chatter, discussing tons of subjects, both Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians. Here’s the link for those that would […]


Vancouver Canadians: A Full Season of Prospects

Will we see him from the start? (image courtesy of MLB Prospect Portal)

The weather in Vancouver may not agree with me but with Blue Jay minor leaguers about to start playing exhibition games we are one step closer to opening day at the Nat. This off-season, I have been doing a lot of predicting. If I could ensure one prediction is correct it would be that I’ll […]


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 […]


Drayton Valley’s Dawson, From the Canadians to Lansing

Dawson warms up in the bouncy castle (image courtesy of Charlie Caskey)

One of the benefits of my accreditation with the 2013 C’s (in addition to the press box pulled pork sandwiches) was the ability to get closer to the players. And while I am no psychologist and I often got pretty stock answers to many of my questions, I often did gain an insight into how […]


Comparing Blue Jays Top Prospects Lists

See you for lunch boys, not you Colby, you can piss off (image courtesy of Jay Blue)

It has been awfully quiet in Blue Jay land this off-season, and for those of us who are prospect obsessed (unhealthily so) that’s pretty good news. Furthering the positivity, there have been rumblings of late that Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has yet to find any value in the trade market, which may convince him to […]