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!