The late author Richard Wagamese lived a life shaped by tragedy, but baseball, literature, and story-telling helped him to deal with the trials of his early years. A Quality of Light, his second novel, is a semi-biographical tale of friendship, faith, and baseball. In his 2008 memoir, Wagamese wrote: Stories are meant to heal. That's … Continue reading Book Review: A Quality of Light
Word came out last week that MLB plans to go full steam ahead with their plans to reorganize Minor League baseball. It was thought that with the dismissal of Houston GM Jeff Luhnow, one of the major proponents of a contraction of the modern farm system as we know it, that MiLB had bought … Continue reading What Does the Future Hold for Baseball in Vancouver?
Blue Jays Director of Player Development Gil Kim gave us a fairly comprehensive State of the System update last week. Kim underwent a change in his role in the off season, and added MLB coach to his portfolio. He was just learning the ins and outs of his new position this spring when the … Continue reading Gil Kim Gives a State of the Farm System Update
This post marks the final contribution of Mason McRae, our draft specialist, who is going on to bigger and better things. It's been rewarding to watch his skills as both a writer and an evaluator develop over the past year. We thank him for his hard work and contributions. You can read Mason … Continue reading Why the Blue Jays Should Be Excited About Emerson Hancock
It’s come to my attention that I might be the only person in the United States that doesn’t believe Asa Lacy is the most talented pitching prospect in this year’s MLB draft class. Some people on Twitter were genuinely shocked when I said I had him as the no. 4 LHP, and no. 17 prospect … Continue reading Why I’m Low on Asa Lacy
A certain first-ballot Hall of Famer, a borderline candidate, and a true scoundrel from the early days of the game are among the players we've selected for the All Time team of players born (but not necessarily raised, of course) in Toronto. Hogtown is more known for producing hockey players, but the city has produced … Continue reading The All Time Toronto MLB Team
Our look at what the Blue Jays MiLB affilates' Opening Day lineups might have looked like: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
This is where it starts to get interesting..... The Dunedin Blue Jays would have taken the field yesterday to kick off their defence of a Florida State League co-championship. If the world and spring training had unfolded as it normally would, the D-Jays would have a prospect laden lineup take to the field in their … Continue reading Dunedin Blue Jays Opening Day Lineup
Since we're all playing "what if" right now, here's our projected Lansing Lugnuts Opening Day lineup. The Lugs would have taken the field against West Michigan tonight to kick off their Midwest League season. As to when this all begins, who knows? But it's fun to do a little simulating just the same. Lansing … Continue reading Lansing Lugnuts’ Opening Day Lineup
There are so many unanswered questions right now, but it appears more and more that Minor League Baseball, at least in its current form, will become a thing of the past if the season is cancelled this year. Jeff Luhnow and the Astros had been the major influencers of a proposed drastic overhaul of … Continue reading Is This It for MiLB As We Know It?