The minor leagues may be more about development than they are about winning, but there are times when the two concepts are on parallel tracks, and the results can be rewarding for fans of the team both near and far. Such was the case with the 2018 New Hampshire Fisher Cats, who romped to the … Continue reading Recapping New Hampshire’s Run to the Eastern League Title
In the past few days, we've seen a number of blogs posit that the Blue Jays made a mistake by not adding Jordan Romano and Travis Bergen to their 40-man roster, exposing them and ultimately losing them (for now, at least). Maybe it's time to take a step back. No player selected in last week's … Continue reading Some Final Thoughts on the Rule 5 Draft
It was a bit of a throw away line, if anything. Towards the end of a 40-minute interview with Blue Jays President/CEO Mark Shapiro fourteen months ago, I was gathering my notebook and recorder as it was becoming obvious this busy guy had places to go and people to see. As I was packing up, … Continue reading Blue Jays All Shook Up Over Elvis
With the team fully having hit the button on a rebuild, will the Blue Jays select a player with the 10th pick? Will they lose a player? The latter seems a much more likely scenario. Increasingly, the Rule 5 has become a place to add a puzzle piece. Teams have been much more conservative in … Continue reading Will the Blue Jays Be Rule 5 Players?
In a little bit less than 24 hours from now, MLB 40 man rosters must be finalized and frozen in advance of the Rule 5 draft next month. The Blue Jays currently sit at 36 players on their 40, with the possibility of a couple of spots being opened tomorrow. Among the players the team … Continue reading All Quiet on the Blue Jays 40 Man Front
In putting together a top prospects list, invariably there's some buyer's remorse, and more than a few tweets or comments about who was left off - rest assured that the 11-20 list went through several drafts before it was published. As anyone who has ever coached a team can tell you, when you're selecting players … Continue reading The Blue Jays Top 20 – Five Who Just Missed
The Blue Jays made a number of roster moves yesterday ahead of next month's Rule 5 draft. A bunch of bullpen arms were moved in order to free up some space on the 40-man roster. Jose Fernandez was picked up by the Tigers on a waiver claim, Justin Shafer was outrighted to Buffalo, while Rhiner … Continue reading Blue Jays Make Roster Moves Ahead of Rule 5
Examining candidates to represent the Blue Jays in the Arizona Fall League.
Hey, folks - time to see who the hottest 5 players were in the Blue Jays farm system over the past week and a half. This does not necessarily replace the usual Top 10 rankings. 1. Sean Reid-Foley, RHP, Buffalo Once an enigma wrapped in a riddle shrouded in mystery, Reid-Foley has had a serious … Continue reading Blue Jays Last 10 Prospect Hot Sheet
It may be only early June, but we're rapidly reaching the half way point in the minor league baseball season. Players have had their ups and downs, which is to be expected, because the minors are one big learning process. No other sport has a developmental system as elaborate as baseball's, and it's inevitable that … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Pitching Prospects