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Aspiring Jays: Franklin Barreto and lottery ticket

This week, Aspiring Jays talks about the youngest players aspiring to be big league Blue Jays someday.

Aspiring Jays: Matt Smoral and control problems

This week in Aspiring Jays, we look at a recent trend in Blue Jays' drafting and how it compares to other farm systems.

Blue Jays from a distance

Being at a distance from the team you support can be a good thing, especially if the team is having a season like the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays.

Aspiring Jays: Jairo Labourt, D.J. Davis

This week in Aspiring Jays we focus on the Blue Jays' prospects in Bluefield, one of the very first steps for prospects on the way to Toronto.

Aspiring Jays: Kevin Pillar

This week in Aspiring Jays: the Toronto Blue Jays' 32nd round draft pick from the 2011 MLB draft takes centre stage.

Aspiring Jays: on not signing Phil Bickford

After a one week hiatus, Aspiring Jays returns to talk about the failure to sign the Blue Jays' first-round pick in the 2013 MLB draft, and recent Blue Jays draft strategy in general.

Aspiring Jays: Marcus Stroman and Sean Nolin

This week in Aspiring Jays: two talented hurlers who pitch for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Can you guess their names? Of course, they are Sean Nolin and Marcus Stroman.

Aspiring Jays: A.J. Jimenez & Bluefield opener

In this week's edition of Aspiring Jays, we divide our attention between catching prospect A.J. Jimenez, the Bluefield Blue Jays, and some other assorted notes.

Aspiring Jays: Extended Spring Training Ends

The Vancouver Canadians will start their season today, and the Bluefield Blue Jays and Gulf Coast League Blue Jays will start their season next week. The time has come for a preview of the Toronto Blue Jays' short-season teams and their prospects.

Aspiring Jays: The Blue Jays Way

Taking a look at how the Blue Jays approach to the draft has developed under Alex Anthopoulos

Draft Day One: Preview!

At 6 pm Eastern, MLB Network will start its preview show. At 7 pm, the yearly MLB First-Year Player Draft will commence. For Jays fans enthusiastic about the draft, Bluebird Banter's the place to be today.

The MLB Draft: On Drafting High School Lefties

Tomorrow is draft day, and I'm really looking forward to it. To pass the time, I thought I'd do some research on the success rates on drafting pitchers.

Aspiring Jays: Draft Speculation

This week, Aspiring Jays looks at who the Blue Jays might target in the MLB first-year player draft, less than a week from now.

Aspiring Jays: The MLB Draft

This week in Aspiring Jays, we look at the process that determines which young players will become the newest Blue Jays prospects. This year's draft will be held between June 6th and June 8th, less than two weeks from now.

Aspiring Jays: Christian Lopes and Ryan Schimpf

In this week's Aspiring Jays, we'll discuss two very different infield prospects: Christian Lopes and Ryan Schimpf. One is an older draftee from the Ricciardi-era, the other was drafted as recently as 2011 and has only made low-A ball. They also have

Aspiring Jays: Osuna Down!

This week's edition of Aspiring Jays deals with the bad news that came out on thursday: Roberto Osuna has been shut down and may need Tommy John surgery..

Aspiring Jays: Prospect Scarcity

This week in Aspiring Jays: trying our best to find hidden gems somewhere in the Blue Jays farm system, which has been hurt by trades and a disappointing 2011 draft.

Aspiring Jays: Is Daniel Norris A Bust?

This week in Aspiring Jays: the disappointing results of Daniel Norris, and whether it's too early to call him a bust.

Aspiring Jays: Andy Burns Is On Fire

This week in Aspiring Jays, we take a look at hot-hitting infield prospect Andy Burns, as well as several intriguing Buffalo Bisons players.

Aspiring Jays: Deck McGuire

With the big league team's starting pitchers not opening the season as expected, it seems like a good time to investigate a starting pitcher in the high minors who was a first round draft pick not too long ago.

Aspiring Jays: An Introduction

The start of a new column on Bluebird Banter, covering the Jays' minor league system.

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 10-6

Who makes this year's installment of the Bluebird Banter top prospect list's top 10? Who will be the future star of the franchise?

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 20-16

We delve into our top 20 prospects for 2013, looking for the future stars of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 30-26

We continue our sweep of the farm system with numbers 30 through 26. Will they determine the future of the Toronto Blue Jays? Or are they just organizational filler?

The Bluebird Banter Top 40 Prospects: 40-36

As in previous years, Bluebird Banter ranks the Toronto Blue Jays' top prospects. We'll explain why we ranked these players where we did, but we can't guarantee you'll agree. Food for thought while we wait for spring training to start.

What you didn't know yet about Mark Buehrle

You might know that Mark Buehrle is left-handed. You might know that he has a variety of pitches. You might know that he is very good defensively and at holding runners on. But do you know everything there is to know? Find out!

A profile of Cy Young Dickey's pitching style.

How does Dickey do it? It's time for Bluebird Banter to take a look at how Dickey won the Cy Young by continuing to baffle hitters with his unorthodox brand of pitching.

Chipper Jones: how should he be remembered?

Chipper Jones has seen his very long and productive career come to an end. His throwing error played a huge part in his team's wildcard playoff game, but is that really how we should remember Chipper? This article provides an alternative narrative.

The Blue Jays and Boring Baseball Players

A piece lamenting the decidedly uninteresting 2012 Blue Jays. What went wrong with this initially promising looking team?

So you want to know about J.A. Happ?

J.A. Happ has been a controversial pickup for the Blue Jays. What kind of pitcher is he, and what can Jays fans expect from him going forward?

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