C’s Recap – McPherson To Manage C’s In 2018, Czajkowski Returns As Pitching Coach

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The lone returnee to the Vancouver Canadians coaching staff in 2018 is pitching coach Jim Czajkowski.


C's RecapThere will be a new man of the helm of the Vancouver Canadians in 2018. Former Anaheim Angels, Florida Marlins and Chicago White Sox corner infielder Dallas McPherson was named the C’s new manager Wednesday. The 37 year-old McPherson takes over for Rich Miller, who was relieved of his duties by the Toronto Blue Jays despite being named Northwest League manager of the year for leading the Canadians to its fourth Northwest League championship in 2017.

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Dave Pano is moving on to Lansing after seven years as the C’s hitting coach.


One other new face joins the C’s coaching staff as former Jays minor league outfielder Aaron Matthews takes over for Dave Pano as hitting coach. Pano is heading up the minor league ladder to Lansing where he will be the Lugnuts position player coach. Pano has served as the C’s hitting coach since Vancouver began its Blue Jays affiliation in 2011.

The C’s pitching staff will remain the domain of Jim Czajkowski as he continues his third tour of duty in Vancouver. His first stint covered the C’s championship seasons from 2011-2013 before returning again for a one-year stint in 2015.

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John Schneider gets a promotion to New Hampshire after leading Dunedin to a Florida State League co-championship in 2017.


John Schneider—who managed in YVR for the 2011, 2014 and 2015 seasons—makes the jump from Dunedin to New Hampshire after leading the D-Jays to a share of the Florida State League championship.

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Andy Fermin posted a .350 on-base percentage with Vancouver in 2013.


Andy Fermin—an infielder with the C’s in 2013—will be a position player coach with the Fisher Cats. 2011 catcher Chris Schaeffer will handle position player responsibilities for Bluefield.

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John Tamargo Jr. will manage in the Dominican again in 2018.


2016 manager John Tamargo Jr. will be in charge of the Dominican Summer League Blue Jays for a second straight year. 2014 pitching coach Jeff Ware returns for a second season as the minor league pitching coordinator.

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Jeff Ware will oversee all the pitchers in the Blue Jays minor league system for a second straight year.


You can find a summary of all the Blue Jays coaching hires right here.

C’s Notes

C's Notes2017 C’s pitcher Jared Carkuff was dealt to the San Diego Padres recently to help the Toronto Blue Jays land utilityman Yangervis Solarte. Carkuff pitched three scoreless innings for the C’s last year. His only appearance at Nat Bailey Stadium came June 21 when he threw a scoreless frame against the Everett AquaSox.

In this latest episode of C’s On The Twitter-verse, you’ll get reaction about the aforementioned trade, some wedding news, football opinions, bobbleheads and TV shows among other things.

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About Niall O'Donohoe

My name is Niall O’Donohoe and I am an avid follower of baseball, specifically Canada’s Teams – the Toronto Blue Jays and their affiliate, the Vancouver Canadians. My blog beginnings began in 2007 with Batter’s Box, where I’m still allowed to write stories, summaries and photos about the Blue Jays minor league system under the alias #2JBrumfield. The blog formerly known as Niall On Baseball, C’s Plus Baseball follows the C’s from behind the lens at Nat Bailey Stadium. The reason for the name change was to reflect the main purpose of this blog, which is to deliver plus coverage of the C’s through photos and observations of the players striving to make it to the major leagues, be it with Toronto or one of the other 29 MLB teams. From time to time, I do make it to other baseball games outside of The Nat and will post about them here as well. If you like what you see here, please spread the word about CsPlusBaseball.ca by tweeting about this website or using your favourite social media platform about this website that pledges to deliver awesome content about Canada’s only affiliated professional minor league baseball club. Thanks for visiting!
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