Legendary Western Canada Jays scout Don Cowan retires

Legendary Western Canada Jays scout Don Cowan retires

Legendary Toronto Blue Jays Western Canada scout Don Cowan has announced his retirement. Canadian Baseball Network writer CJ Pentland caught up with the scouting great to discuss his 25-year career with the Blue Jays organization. Pentland also talks to Jamie Lehman and Kevin Briand, who were fortunate enough to work with Cowan, about their retiring friend's legacy.

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Blue Jays land four prospects on Baseball America’s Top 100

Blue Jays land four prospects on Baseball America’s Top 100

Four Toronto Blue Jays players have landed on Baseball America's list of Top 100 prospects. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the top Blue Jay, sitting in the third spot while Bo Bichette is at No. 8. Anthony Alford comes in at No. 60 while Nate Pearson, last year's 28th overall pick, makes it to the list in his first year at No. 91.

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Soroka, Quantrill, O'Neill crack Baseball America's Top 100 MLB Prospects

Soroka, Quantrill, O'Neill crack Baseball America's Top 100 MLB Prospects

For the second consecutive year, three Junior National Team alumni have cracked Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB Prospects. Right-handed pitchers Mike Soroka (Atlanta Braves) and Cal Quantrill (San Diego Padres) made the list at numbers 27 and 52, respectively while outfielder Tyler O’Neill (St. Louis Cardinals) came in at number 86. Baseball Canada's Adam Morissette has the details.

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Mathieson signs on for two more seasons in Japan, eyes 2020 Olympics

Mathieson signs on for two more seasons in Japan, eyes 2020 Olympics

For six seasons, Vancouver native Scott Mathieson has been conquering Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) batters for the storied Yomiuri Giants. Since heading to Japan in 2012, the 33-year-old right-hander, whose fastball still registers in the high-90s, has posted a 2.30 ERA, averaged 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings and has set the NPB record for most holds by a foreign player. So, with a resume like this, why isn't he pitching in a major league bullpen?

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Ex-Blue Jay Richmond reflects on "that play" and Halladay

Ex-Blue Jay Richmond reflects on "that play" and Halladay

It has to be the most amazing defensive play ever made by a Canadian pitcher in a professional game. And when you approach Vancouver native Scott Richmond to ask him about “that play,” he knows immediately what you’re referring to. The Canadian Baseball Network caught up with Richmond at the recent Baseball Canada National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser to talk about "that play" and the veteran right-hander's professional career.

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