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Three of the affiliates have played four games, the Bisons have been rained and/or snowed out so far. In general it has been a good start for the affiliates but as usual we have to say it's early. Buffalo, Lansing and New Hampshire are all northern teams but Buffalo have been the unluckiest with the weather so far. Although the Lugnuts played with the temperature below zero so its not exactly baseball weather.
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The Blue Jays head to the Lone Star State for their first road trip of 2018.
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Three affiliates started their seasons last night, all of the them on the road, and they all won. It was a fine night on the farm. It is easy to overreact to one game at the start of the season so we will try not to do that but there were some performances that caught the eye.
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Today is opening day for the minor leagues. Starting today, there will be almost daily minor league ball until early September. With the stronger Blue Jays system, interest in the minor leagues should be higher this year so it is an exciting day.
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Is this the year the Nationals finally escape the first round?
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The Pale Hose are in town as the Blue Jays wrap up a seven-game homestand. This will be a rematch of the 1993 American League Championship Series.

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The moment that preview walked in I knew she was trouble, like eating seven Wrigley Dogs and not being able to find a bathroom...
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The Jays will inform the minor league players of their assignments today. They generally ask the players to keep it quiet but some players will post on twitter where they are headed.
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Play Ball!

The Yankees are in town for a four game set on this wet foggy day. My first prediction is that the roof will be closed!

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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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