Canadians Game Day begins its 10th season on TSN 1040 in Vancouver.

C's RecapTalking about baseball is what I love to do and I got the opportunity to do just that Thursday night on TSN 1040. Vancouver Canadians play-by-play broadcaster Rob Fai invited me to the TSN 1040 studio to talk about the Blue Jays, the C’s and all things baseball for Vancouver Canadians Game Day which is now into its 10th season.

Lou Filippo and Steven van Vooght joined Rob and I for a roundtable where we covered a number of topics such as Facebook broadcasting MLB games, advanced baseball statistics such as launch angle and exit velocity and Ryan Braun‘s 1,000 hit milestone. Other than forgetting to turn on my mic for the very first segment and losing my train of thought talking about commercial breaks between innings, I think I provided decent middle relief in my debut outing. You can give it a listen right here.

My thanks again to Rob Fai for inviting me on the program. You can follow him on Twitter @RobFaiNation and listen in to his program weeknights from 10:00-12:00. Also check out Lou Fillipo @SoLouSays and Steven van Vooght @StevenvanVooght.


C's NotesHere’s a look at how some former C’s outside of the Toronto Blue Jays organization are faring in the minors so far this season.

The years the players were in Vancouver are listed next to their names in parentheses along with their statistics and the minor league club they are with.


  • Franklin Barreto (2014) – .200/.357/.600 1HR 3RBI with Nashville (Oakland)
  • Tim Locastro (2014) – .381/.469/.595 1HR 3RBI 3SB with Oklahoma City (LA Dodgers)
  • Dawel Lugo (2013) – .321/.327/.377 0HR 4RBI with Toledo (Detroit)
  • Ryan McBroom (2014) – .204/.259/.306 1HR 5RBI with Scranton/Wilkes Barre (NY Yankees)
  • Shane Opitz (2011) – .261/.292/.304 0HR 4RBI with Colorado Springs (Milwaukee)

  • Justin Nicolino (2011) – 1-0, 1.64 ERA, 11.0IP, 10-4 K/BB with Louisville (Cincinnati)
  • Taylor Cole (2011-2012) – 1-0, 4.91 ERA, 11.0IP, 11-4 K/BB with Salt Lake (LA Angels)


  • Lane Thomas (2015) – .380/.426/.800, 5HR, 11RBI, 1SB with Springfield (St. Louis)

  • Brady Dragmire (2013) – 1-0, 2.04 ERA, 17.2IP, 8-3 K/BB with Harrisburg (Washington)
  • Chase De Jong (2013) – 1.1, 4.24 ERA, 17.0IP, 13-6 K/BB with Arkansas (Seattle)
  • Matthew Smoral (2014) – 60 Day Disabled List with Frisco (Texas)
  • Colton Turner (2012) – 2-1, 0.00 ERA, 6.0IP, 5-0 K/BB with Birmingham (Chicago White Sox)


  • Mitch Nay (2013) – .340/.365/.660 4HR 16RBI with Daytona (Cincinnati)
  • J.B. Woodman (2016) – .205/.279/.359 1HR 5RBI with Palm Beach (St. Louis)

  • Jared Carkuff* (2016-2017) – 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1.0IP, 2-0 K/BB with Fort Wayne (San Diego)
  • Also spent time with AAA El Paso (1.0IP, 27.00) and AA San Antonio (3IP, 3.00)

Mexican League

  • Art Charles (2012) – .298/.431/.474 2HR 13RBI with Leones de Yucatan
  • Balbino Fuenmayor (2011-2012) – .382/.444/.618 3HR 9RBI with Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos
  • Jorge Flores (2012) – .322/.381/.402 1HR 7RBI 6SB with Acereros del Norte
  • Jonathan Jones (2011) – .304/.375/.522 3HR 10RBI 7SB with Algodoneros Union Laguna

Also, 2013-2014 C’s first baseman Seth Conner is now a coach with the Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League in the Los Angeles Dodgers system.


cs-tweetHere’s the latest round of C-Tweets that checks out what former C’s players and other members of the organization are up to.

This collection of tweets are from the players themselves as well as broadcasters and other learned observers about what has taken place so far this season.

Some observations on C’s 2016 righthander reliever Zach Jackson.

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