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The season previews walked into my office like a girl in a red dress: without an official appointment yet somehow late...
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The minor league season is just over two weeks away. On April 4th and 5th the rosters for the minor league teams will become available. Today I wanted to review some of the areas with uncertainty, where the Jays may have too many players for the positions available.

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The Toronto Blue Jays have signed two-year Player Development Contracts with the Lansing Lugnuts and the New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

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Now that the last of the major lists has come out here are 10 of them summarized (not necessarily the best 10, just 10 I found and felt were reasonable). From big ones like MLB, FanGraphs, Baseball America, etc. down to blogs like Jays Journal and some weird place called Batters Box. I figured merging the results would provide a good summary of who is solid and who is weak in the system and find some oddball prospects.
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Here's a rundown of the Top 30 prospects in the Toronto Blue Jays system according to Baseball America.

2017 first round picks Logan Warmoth and Nate Pearson are two of the three highest-ranked newcomers on Baseball America's Top 30 Blue Jays prospects list.
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Well, with this crazy offseason where free agents are now getting desperate the Jays just signed another reliever - RHP Tyler Clippard (a NRI). Wonder if the Jays will get a few more cheap bargains in the upcoming weeks.
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As you know, the Premier loves surprises.
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Let's get a new one started before we hit 300 comments, OK? And while we're at it, let's think about the roster.
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Pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, Wednesday, and with that spring begins and the hope for a good summer renews. The hope level for 2018 will be a little less tomorrow, given the expectations for the Yankees and Red Sox and the low level of activity by the Jays front office.
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Things are quiet right now both here in Jay land and in MLB as a whole. Lots of free agents, thus lots of chatter. Very little Jays orientated outside of many here and elsewhere going 'Why is Rogers so cheap, just spend the cash'.
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Happy belated New Year, Bauxites! Here's a quick look at what's going on with the Blue Jays in the minor league scene.

More high-fives for Blue Jays prospects in Vancouver for the next five years thanks to the C's and Jays extending their partnership.
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Getting down to the wire for free agents now - will the Jays get any bargains? Roughly $10-20 mil to spend (maybe more if they can make a case to ownership ala Beeston back in the 90's with Clemens).
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The Jays have acquired Randall Grichuk from the Cardinals for Conner Greene and Dominic Leone.
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This has been a slow winter for off field activities so here is some diversion.

It is August 2nd, 2018. The Blue Jays are one game back of a wildcard spot. They cannot catch the Red Sox who are in first place.

You are in the midst of an injury crisis. Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales have just gone down with injuries that will keep them out for six to eight weeks, they might or might not be back for the end of the season. Steve Pearce was traded in the off-season so your options for first base from your current roster are Yangervis Solarte or Curtis Granderson.

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This would've been really something about six years ago...
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