C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

The Vancouver Canadians are holding a media day today as they officially announce the roster for the return of baseball to the Lower Mainland for the first time since 2019. The biggest surprise is the return of Adam Kloffenstein, who will spend a third season in Vancouver (the first of which was with the short-season … Continue reading C’s Announce Opening Day Roster

System Updates

With Florida not being exactly a desired spring destination quite yet, news from Blue Jays minor league spring training has been sparse to say the least. There are a few things to update you on, though…. Leading off……https://twitter.com/tombaseball29/status/1507863677818396672?s=21&t=mAG_R3Dwz4ZEZtyk6PpbmQ Perhaps this is only important to the players and their families, but you have to feel for … Continue reading System Updates

Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

Unlike the past few seasons, there will be no top pitching prospect starting (or maybe finishing, for that matter) their season in Buffalo. Adam Kloffenstein at AA might be a candidate for a late season promotion to Buffalo, but otherwise we’re looking at minor league veteran/fringe MLBers at this point. There is no Alek Manoah, … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Buffalo

Projecting the Rotations: New Hampshire

The Fisher Cats’ early season rotation should be a mix of holdovers from last year, and promotions from Vancouver. Luis Quiñones, who made 8 AA starts after a promotion from Vancouver, and Nick Fraze, who made 4, should return. Quiñones is one of the truly underrated arms in the rotation, a guy who pairs a … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: New Hampshire

Bunch of Stuff: Minor League Staffs, Spring Training NRIs

It was a busy day for the media staff of the Blue Jays four full season affiliates yesterday: https://twitter.com/buffalobisons/status/1503409071118028804?s=21 https://twitter.com/fishercats/status/1503405406856658947?s=21 https://twitter.com/vancanadians/status/1503459199858065413?s=21 https://twitter.com/dunedinbluejays/status/1503403908424687617?s=21 As well, Hunter Mense was promoted to assistant hitting coach with the Blue Jays. Mense had served the past three seasons as the organizations minor league hitting coordinator. Luis Hurtado has also reached … Continue reading Bunch of Stuff: Minor League Staffs, Spring Training NRIs

Projecting the Rotations: Vancouver

Baseball fans in the Lower Mainland are gearing up for the return of baseball to Nat Bailey Stadium for the first time since 2019. They should have a decent starting pitching staff to cheer for. Dunedin may have posted the second-worst team ERA in the Low A Southeast last season, but the core of their … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Vancouver

Projecting the Rotations: Dunedin

Dunedin pitching coach Drew Hayes needed a spreadsheet to keep track of all of his pitchers last year. With the former High A Florida State League reincarnated as the Low A Southeast, there was a fairly continuous shuttle of arms from the minor league complex to TD Bank Ballpark, home of the Dunedin Blue Jays. … Continue reading Projecting the Rotations: Dunedin