In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast Peter Bean is joined by Jay Blue of Blue Jays From Away. Jay Blue interviewed multiple Blue Jays prospects during Spring Training and in this episode we feature Boomer Collins, Jonathan Davis, L.B. Dantzler and Matthew Dean. In the first part of the episode Jay provides a scouting report on each player, in the second half we feature an interview with all four of them from this spring.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we continue our series of Blue Jays prospects interviews with Blue Jays from Away founder Jay Blue. In the first interview of this episode Jay sits down with Tellez, followed by Clinton Hollon. Peter, Jay and Andrew also discuss the future these players have with the Blue Jays.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast our hosts continue their Spring Training conversations with Blue Jays prospects Deck McGuire and Andy Burns. Peter and Andrew speak with Jay Blue about these two players and their future with the Blue Jays organization as well as their past experiences. Following this, we feature an interview Jay did with both players while attending spring training last week.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast Peter Bean sits down with Jay Blue of the Blue Jays From Away Blog to review the first of a series of spring training player interviews. Jay spent a week in Florida interviewing players in the Blue Jays system for the podcast. The first interview in this episode is with Marcus Knecht and Michael Crouse. The second features Tom Robson, Shane Dawson and Scott Silverstein.
In this episode of the Podcast Peter Bean and Andrew Hendriks speak with the newest member of the Toronto Blue Jays broadcast team Joe Siddall. Joe will be joining Jerry Howarth in the broadcast booth this season as his new partner on the Jays radio broadcasts. The announcement was confirmed Saturday.
In the interview Joe shares the story of how this process got started with an email from Howarth offering condolences for the loss of his son Kevin. He also tells us how Bob Elliott’s column on the Canadian Baseball Network played a role in leading him to his new role.
Joe also discusses his time with the Expos and being the catcher for Denis Boucher’s debut in Montreal. He also talks about his time working for the Detroit Tigers and throwing BP to Miguel Cabrera.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we profile the Ontario Terriers with their 18U Head Coach Scott Scott Vandevalk. Scott has a lengthy history with baseball in Ontario and talks about that in this interview. Scott also discusses his thoughts on the challenges facing baseball in the province and what improvements he would like to see.
In the second part of the interview Scott tells us about the Terriers history, alumni, coaching staff and team philosophy. We also review some of his players on the 2014 draft list.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we profile the Abbotsford Cardinals of the BC Premier Baseball League, with their assistant coach Derek Florko. This interview is part of our lost files from the end of last year. We are pleased to be able to share this interview with you now. In the interview Derek talks to host Peter Bean about his coaching style and impressive resume of work with the Cardinals, Yale Academy and Sandlots baseball BC. He also talks about the current level of talent in the BC Premier League. Derek reviewed the history of the Cardinals program as well as the teams core philosophy of developing good people above all else. Derek also covered some recent alumni of the program who were drafted or signed by Major League clubs including Kurtis Kostuk and Jared Mortensen.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we discuss the book "Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos" with author and CBN contributor Danny Gallagher. The subtitle for the book: "Howe the best team in baseball ended up in Washington 10 years later" is extremely appropriate. In the book Danny and his co author Bill Young review all the factors that lead to the assembling of the 94 team as well as how a series of unfortunate events and decisions lead to the exodus of the beloved Expos from Montreal to Washington D.C..
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast Peter Bean and Andrew Hendriks are joined by CBN founder Bob Elliott for our 2014 Kick Off episode. The conversation starts off with a special announcement from Andrew Hendriks. The remainder of part 1 of this episode features an in depth conversation on the Toronto Blue Jays. We talk pitching, catching, the off-season and it's lack of activity, free agents, Jose Bautista and his attitude, as well as the Manager's and General Manager's future with the team. Part 2 will be posted later this week.
In this episode of the Canadian Baseball Network Podcast we feature the Toronto Mets. Our guest is one of the programs founders, John Jepson. John is the Chairman of the Premier Baseball League of Ontario and shared his thoughts of the state of the game in the province in the first part of the interview. In the second half we talked in depth about the history and philosophy of the Toronto Mets. John also gives us a scouting report on Zach Pop, a member of the Mets who is rated #2 on the 2014 CBN Draft List.