Is This It for MiLB As We Know It?

  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?

How Prairie Grain, A Big League Manager, and a Hall of Famer All Came to be Connected in a Small Ontario Town

We're stepping outside of the usual MiLB lines for the next few days (or weeks) to bring you some of our favourite baseball stories. As some of you might know, I have been deeply immersed in an amateur baseball research project from almost a century ago.  Hopefully, it will see the light of day somewhere … Continue reading How Prairie Grain, A Big League Manager, and a Hall of Famer All Came to be Connected in a Small Ontario Town

Blue Jays Prospects Try to Make the Best of Things

  Classic rock and yard work. This is what normal home owners do on the weekend right? — Brandon Bishoff (@TieGoes2Runner) March 15, 2020 For baseball players (as well as scouts, like Bishoff, who covers Florida for the Blue Jays), there is a rhythm to the calendar year.  From late February to September or October, … Continue reading Blue Jays Prospects Try to Make the Best of Things

Pearson Opening Day Starter? Plus Thoughts on Kirk

Without a doubt, Nate Pearson has dazzled this spring.  His triple digit fastball has been no match for hitters, and the North American media has taken note. Is he ready for prime time?  Should he break camp with the Blue Jays?  What about giving him the Opening Day starting assignment? Let's pump the brakes a … Continue reading Pearson Opening Day Starter? Plus Thoughts on Kirk