There's this story about a young pitcher whose team had no choice but to expose him to the Rule 5 draft. They rolled the dice and lost, with another team scooping him up. The young pitcher was hit hard in spring training, and was used mostly in a mop-up role, compiling a 6.49 ERA while … Continue reading What to do about Elvis?
Greetings to all from sunny Florida. Ok, points between the Sarasota and Toronto airports might be more like it. Spring training is starting to wind down, and more and more prospects are being sent to minor league camp from the big league version. Some updates from a week spend in the south.... -as you no … Continue reading Update from MiLB Spring Training….and other stuff
I have to admit to being a bit confused. A little over a month ago, Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro, when questioned about the incredibly low wages minor leaguers receive, said, "look, it's short-sighted to just say 'pay them more'," sighting improvements in a whole host of areas in the Blue Jays player development system. … Continue reading It’s About Time: Blue Jays to Raise Minor Leaguers’ Pay
This time of year is kind of like being halfway between two distant cell phone towers in terms of stories about minor league baseball. Minor league camps opened last week, and will begin playing games shortly. To that end, here is the schedule of the Blue Jays four full season affiliates : For those of … Continue reading Blue Jays MiLB Links