Trade Bo Bichette?

Blue Jays prospect Frankie Barreto was on top of the world in 2014.  Ranked one of the top international prospects in 2012, he was fresh off an MVP season in the Northwest League at the tender age of 18, playing against players 3 and 4 years older.  He was still several years away, but the … Continue reading Trade Bo Bichette?

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Blue Jays 2012 Draft Recap

It takes, on average, 4-5 years to develop a Major Leaguer.  Some, of course, race through the minors and beat that timeline by a considerable margin, while others need longer to figure things out.  Because of that, I like to wait five years before evaluating an MLB team's draft results. When Alex Anthopoulos took over … Continue reading Blue Jays 2012 Draft Recap

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #2 Anthony Alford

If there is one thing to be learned from covering minor league prospects for over half a decade, it's that teams that are patient with their top hopefuls are usually rewarded.  Progress is not always measured in a straight line.  Injuries can disrupt the timeline.  Players who have never had an extended experience with failure … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects – #2 Anthony Alford

Tinnish Reunites with Anthopoulos in Atlanta

Assistant GM Andrew Tinnish has left the Blue Jays to accept a promotion with Atlanta, according to a Braves' press release. The Nepean, ON native, and Brock University Grad joined the Jays in 2001.  He worked his way up the scouting ranks from Assistant Scouting Director in 2006 to Director of Amateur Scouting in 2009.  … Continue reading Tinnish Reunites with Anthopoulos in Atlanta

Will a New Team Change Alex Anthopoulos’ ways?

I have to admit to mixed feelings about former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, who landed with Atlanta yesterday. When fans almost everywhere were tweeting #FireAA in the early 2-teens, I was a steadfast AA defender, even as his attempted overhaul of the team in the fall of 2012 ultimately proved unsuccessful.  He was a … Continue reading Will a New Team Change Alex Anthopoulos’ ways?