Sunday, December 6, 2009

Rule 5 Draft Upcoming

Brian Jeroloman the only real possibility really of any Jay getting picked up, if a team wants a defensive catcher who can walk.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2010 Minor League System Preview

Our minor league system will suck beyond belief, even if we still get several blue chips in Halladay trade.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

2009 Draft Upcoming

Based on the Jays systems weakness I think it's fair to say that the Jays will most likely pick a college RHP, or some sort of slugging OF.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

JP Arencibia Update - He Learned to Walk

Yes hell has frozen over, JP Arencibia has learned to take pitches and walk. He has walked two times in a game three times in the past two weeks.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Travis Snider sent to AAA Las Vegas

News broke after the game tonight via bastian that Snider has been sent to Las Vegas. He has been struggling big time over the past few weeks. He will probably spend 2-3 weeks in Vegas and hopefully he gets his swing and some confidence back.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Tim Collins Hot Start

Last year their were alot of questions if Tim Collins could keep up his sick stats last year from Low A in Lansing.

He is a 19 year old pitcher from Worceseter, MA and lived not far from our GM JP Ricardi. He comes in at 5'7'' 155 and has a low 90sfb.

So far this season Tim has kept up his torrent pace in A+ in Dunedin.

14ip, 26k, 1.29era, and batters hitting 0.085 off him.

Friday, April 17, 2009

David Cooper's Slow Start

So far this season our Top Pick in '08 David Cooper has been off to a slow start.

To date he has been hitting 231/310/385 with 1hr and 3rbis.

With him being from Cali, I think its safe to say this is his first time playing in the cold weather, and should begin to tear it up in May once it gets warmer in NH.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Minor League Starts Today

Some of the leagues start today, and over the next few days. I will be giving some team previews in the next few days.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Minor League Transactions

From BaseBall America:

"Toronto Blue Jays
Signed: LHP Bill Murphy
Released: RHP Rick Bauer, RHP Mike MacDonald, RHP Dan Miller, RHP Jay Monti, RHP Seth Overbey, RHP Edward Rodriguez, RHP Orlando Roman, LHP Daryl Harang, LHP Brian Letko, LHP Mike Maroth, LHP Ken Takahashi, LHP A.J. Wideman, C Joel Collins, 1B Adam Amar, 1B Chip Cannon, SS Marcos Cabral, OF Jacob Butler, OF Chris Demons, OF Wayne Lydon, OF Cory Patton
Traded: C Curtis Thigpen to Athletics for a player to be named or cash considerations
Voluntarily retired: RHP Justin Cryer
Optioned to Triple-A: RHP Brian Wolfe

A few notable cuts I say, Chip Cannon, Wayne Lydon. Im suprised they released Butler and Patton, but not Patterson, but who knows.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ricky Romero Late Spring Emergence

Due to injuries,suckage by other pitchers in spring training, Ricky Romero went from a 1-100000 shot at the beginning of spring to a 1-3 shot with a few days left for him to impress the Jays.

In all reality, from what we've seen from Ricky last few years in the minors, he will be nothing more then a 4th starter at best. But he has progressed alot in the last two years in the minors. About half way last year he suddenly clicked in AA New Hampshire, and did well in the last few weeks of the minor league season in Syracuse. He still has a big tag on his forehead since the Jays picked him 6th overall in 2005, hoping he would fast track through the minors in a year or two coming to Toronto.

He will get another start this weekend likely to impress the Jays. Also, if Scott Richmond sucks again like his last outing, he might be given the 5th spot pretty much by default.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

What Brett Cecil was sent to Las Vegas to Work On

I saw a picture from the first few days of spring training, and I saw the odd pitching motion of Brett.

You can see in this picture hes throwing his breaking ball(curve probably, but maybe slider, lol knuckle slider), and its pretty obvious. Most good hitters in the majors would pick up on this pitching motion and be aware of what pitch is coming.

My two cents is that Brett is Vegas to work on this motion and make it less revealing. Some point in May or June he should get a call up to the Jays.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Move Brad Emaus to SS?

One player that has seem to impress the Jays so far this spring, is a 22 year 2b name Brad Emaus. He put up some decent numbers last year in Dunedin and is most likely due to spend the year at New Hampshire.

Since the Jays worst position seems to be SS, I say we give Brad some repetition's at SS in NH to get him adjusted to that position. I asked Brad on facebook if he has played SS at all in college/minors, and he said no, that he has only played 2b/3b in the past few years.

This type of move could actually work, since Justin Jackson projects to be ready in 2-3 years, with average bat at best, with above average defense. I don't know too much about Brad's defense, but I'd think he has an above average bat for middle infielder.

If Brad defense is average or better, he could slip into the Jays SS some point mid this season due to our gaping hole in this spot.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Welcome everyone to a new blog dedicated to the Toronto Blue Jays Minor System. I have been interested in the Jays minor system over the past few years, and decided to help fans learn more while keeping in touch with the Jays system.

Looking forward to the upcoming season!