Major League Baseball wasn’t the only circuit to put on an All-Star Game this week; both the Double-A and Triple-A levels showcased their standouts, with a sudden-death home run derby ending the Eastern League midsummer classic. New Hampshire Fisher Cats voice Bob Lipman was on the scene in Portland; a day later, Buffalo voice Ben Wagner took over the airwaves in Toronto with the call of an Aaron Sanchez rehab start at Coca-Cola Field. In Dunedin, Marshall Kelner reports on the streaking Anthony Alford and the D-Jays, while in Lansing, David Fine relates the latest exploits of the near-record-setting Ryan McBroom, and Vancouver goes a week without a nooner, allowing Rob Fai to drop by. Join #AroundtheNest for the latest insights and outlooks from the Jays’ organization!
The Double-A, Triple-A, and Major League All-Star Games are just around the corner, the Vancouver Canadians’ season is already a quarter complete, and a trio of talented pitchers — Ryan Borucki, Tom Robson, and Aaron Sanchez — rehab their way back to the spotlight in the Gulf Coast League. Meanwhile, Taylor Cole fires eight innings in one night, Dunedin plays 30 innings in two days, Lansing plays 15 innings in one absurd evening, and, opposition be darned, Anthony Alford just keeps on scoring a run (or more) in every game. Join the radio voices of the Toronto Blue Jays’ system for the latest insights and outlooks. #AroundtheNest
Around the Nest, Week 11, 2015: Legacy of the Magic Man
Tim Locastro and Chase De Jong are Dodgers now, traded to aid the signing of Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Could there be more trades to come? Perhaps, but for the moment, the voices of the Blue Jays’ Minor League system are focused elsewhere: “Captain Canada” Shane Dawson leads the Minor Leagues with 11 victories, soaring into the Pan-Am Games; the Bluefield Blue Jays are in full swing — and you never know what might happen in the Appy League, where a perfect game disappears in a seven-run 9th; and Dalton Pompey and Roemon Fields were made for one another, comprising the most dangerous offensive duo this side of Anthony Alford and Rowdy Tellez. All this, plus much more on #AroundtheNest!
Short-season MiLB is away, with the GCL Blue Jays, Bluefield Blue Jays and Vancouver Canadians all getting into the swing of things. In Vancouver, first-rounder Jon Harris makes his professional debut. In Lansing, the Eastern Division champion Lugnuts welcome back Home Run Derby champion Ryan McBroom, now leading the Midwest League in batting average. In Dunedin, the D-Jays greet top prospects Anthony Alford, Rowdy Tellez and Chase De Jong while celebrating Jairo Labourt’s Futures Game selection. In New Hampshire, Dalton Pompey continues to hit while Blake McFarland enjoys his best relief outing yet. And in Buffalo, Devon Travis continues to progress in his road back to the Major Leagues. Join the voices of the Blue Jays’ Minor League system for the latests insight and outlook from all along the ladder! #AroundtheNest
Dalton Pompey hits safely in his first 11 games in Double-A New Hampshire; Devon Travis arrives in Triple-A Buffalo; and Chase De Jong pitches a gem of a CG, punching Single-A Lansing’s ticket to the postseason! Join the radio voices along the Toronto Blue Jays’ MiLB ladder — Ben Wagner, Tom Gauthier, Jesse Goldberg-Strassler and David Fine — for the latest ins, outs and anecdotes from the organization, talking rain delays, doubleheaders, and the very best ways Mother Nature has stepped in to help out the cause. #AroundtheNest
What’s happening around the Blue Jays’ system? D.J. Davis drives in eight runs in a game, Murphy Smith wins FSL Pitcher of the Week, Dalton Pompey returns to New Hampshire, and Phil Coke ascends from Buffalo. The radio voices of the Jays’ MiLB affiliates from Single-A to Triple-A will talk all of this and more — 139-degree heat index in Louisville, Richard Ureña’s home run pop, J.D. Davis’s impact, draft day stories, and remembering the Mayor of Coca-Cola Field — on the latest Around the Nest!
Partake in a week of insights and outlooks directly from the Blue Jays’ system, proceeding from Matt Hague and the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons to Matt Boyd and the Double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, from Luis Santos and the A-Advanced Dunedin Blue Jays to Sean Reid-Foley and the Lansing Lugnuts. At each stop, the radio voices of the Blue Jays’ Minor League affiliates present their latest observations and anecdotes — with a special triple play tinge to the show. #AroundtheNest
After a hiatus while Jesse struggled with the dread flu, Around the Nest returns to talk about Andy Burns and the social-media conscious Buffalo Bisons; K.C. Hobson and the comeback (New Hampshire Fisher) Cats; Jairo Labourt and the walkoff-enjoying Dunedin Blue Jays; and Shane Dawson and the first-place Lugnuts. Bo Schultz is heading up to the Bigs, 1st-rounder Jeff Hoffman has his first two professional starts under his belt, and Ian Parmley is lighting up the Eastern League! Join the broadcasters of the Blue Jays Minor League system for the latest insights and outlooks. #AroundtheNest
Another week of Blue Jays MiLB talk dawns bright and hopeful: from the ascension of Ezequiel Carrera and several key Bisons teammates to the diminutive but dangerous Jorge Flores and J.D. Davis to the vaunted Wing Night of Dunedin, there’s no shortage of attention-grabbing events in the system. Join the voices of the Jays’ Minor Leagues — Triple-A’s Ben Wagner, Double-A’s Tom Gauthier, A-Advanced’s Marshall Kelner, and Single-A’s Jesse Goldberg-Strassler on a Jay-talking trip #AroundtheNest!