A Suggestion for Charlie Montoyo

Dear Charlie: It feels like a brand new world. Out from under the anchor that had become Troy Tulowitzki's contract, the Blue Jays now are free to fully commit to a rebuild.  You must be excited to inherit what pretty much is a blank canvas, with a productive farm system bubbling up. And we learned … Continue reading A Suggestion for Charlie Montoyo

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Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Pitching Prospects

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

An Open Letter to Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins

Dear Mark and Ross: Hi Guys.  Loved Jaysfest this winter. Look, you both know it, I know it, and even the bandwagon fans on Facebook know it.  This season had considerable promise and started well, but with the starting rotation in shambles and the bullpen already showing the signs of overuse and this season about … Continue reading An Open Letter to Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins

Top Blue Jay Prospects will be in Town Next Week

Going through Customs, the different currency, and many other subtle day-to-day things are a fact of life for American and Caribbean players who venture north of the border to play for the Blue Jays. For several years, the Blue Jays have held a January mini-camp at the Rogers Centre for their top minor league players … Continue reading Top Blue Jay Prospects will be in Town Next Week

Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System Top 10 Moments of 2017

It was a memorable season for a guy who follows the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system.  Three of the four short season teams made the post season, as did one full season team, bringing home a championship and a co-championship to the organization.  I had a first-hand look at Vladimir Guerrero Jr and Bo … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Minor League System Top 10 Moments of 2017

Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #9 Ryan Borucki

I had a chance to meet Blue Jays President and CEO Mark Shapiro in his Rogers Centre office a few weeks ago.  The plan was to talk about the state of the team's farm system, but it developed instead into a wide-ranging discussion about the team and baseball in general. One thing that Shapiro said … Continue reading Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects #9 Ryan Borucki

Vladdy and Bo Dominate Midwest and Florida State League Top Prospects

   They began the 2017 season as two highly hyped teenaged prospects.  Vladimir Guerrero Jr (#3) and Bo Bichette (#25) ended it as two of the top minor league hopefuls (according to MLB Pipeline) in the game.    Along the way, the pair swept up some Midwest League honours.  Guerrero was named the league's top … Continue reading Vladdy and Bo Dominate Midwest and Florida State League Top Prospects