Announcing the Book Launch for the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook


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That’s right. It’s finally finished. The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook is ready to roll! We’ve uploaded the book to our distributor,, and we’re waiting for them to ship it off to their partners like Amazon, Kobo, iBooks, etc. for pre-order availability.



In addition the upcoming release of the book (when it’s available for pre-order, we’ll let you know), we’re here to tell you about the exciting Book Launch at Tallboys Craft Beer House (838 Bloor St. West, just west of Christie) on Wednesday, April 2 at 7pm.


We’ll have the Jays vs. the Rays on the TV and we’ll have giveaways and trivia between innings! Not only that, but everyone who comes to the book launch will be eligible to receive a coupon for $2 off the purchase price of the book! Just sign your email on the list and we’ll email you that coupon for $2 off the online purchase! If you’ve already pre-ordered or purchased the book by the night of the Launch, you’ll get a coupon to get the All-Star Break update for free!


So come out on April 2 to Tallboys Craft Beer House. Baseball! Books! Beer! And now for more on the 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook!


Available on March 31, 2014 as an e-book on all major platforms (including, Amazon, Apple iBooks and Kobo), the 2014 Handbook is a resource that enables fans to follow the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system like never before. Available for only $7.99, the book features unprecedented coverage of the Jays’ farm system for any fan.


The first of it’s kind, the 2014 Handbook examines the entire Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system in the most detail that it has ever been covered.


Included are:

  • Histories and profiles of all seven North American Blue Jays affiliates including the Buffalo Bisons, New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Dunedin Blue Jays, Lansing Lugnuts, Vancouver Canadians, Bluefield Blue Jays and Gulf Coast League Blue Jays
  • Over 250 player profiles including every player anticipated to play in the Blue Jays’ minor league system  in 2014
  • A new essay by current Blue Jays minor league pitcher, John Anderson, a member of the 2013 Dunedin Blue Jays
  • Ticket, travel and city information to help you plan any trips to see the Baby Jays play
  • Complete 2014 minor league schedules
  • Broadcast information to help you follow along with the teams and players from wherever you are
  • Minor league depth charts
  • A 2013 draft review
  • A new foreword by Toronto Sun baseball writer Bob Elliott


There will also be an “All-Star Break” supplement coming in July for only $1.99 that will highlight:

  • Up-to-date minor league rosters
  • 2014 draft summary
  • Promotions and demotions
  • July 2 International Free Agents


The authors bring an unparalleled knowledge of the Toronto Blue Jays’ minor league system. Combined, they have covered all seven of the Blue Jays’ North American minor league teams as members of the media and have scouted and written about just about everyone in the system.


Jay Blue is the founder of Blue Jays from Away. In addition to writing and podcasting here, he is a staff writer at Jays Journal and co-editor of Grading on the Curve, the FanSided Network’s minor league blog. Honing his writing skills since grad school, Jay has written about the Blue Jays since 2012 and has seen much of the Blue Jays’ minor league system in person and has been a member of the credentialed media at five different minor league parks and attended games at six of the seven home ballparks in the Toronto Blue Jays minor league system. His work can also be found on the Canadian Baseball Network.


Charlie Caskey covers the Vancouver Canadians for the Vancouver Sun (online) as well as his own blog, Your Van Cs. He is also a staff writer for Jays Journal. Caskey offers unprecedented coverage of the only minor league team in Canada, attending many of the club’s home games in 2013 and gaining unparalleled insider knowledge about the club, coaches and players.


Jared Macdonald has an extensive resume as an outstanding writer and talent analyst from his years as editor of Jays Journal and writing for Jared has visited all of the Blue Jays’ minor league teams and has probably the deepest knowledge of the Jays’ minor league system of anyone who isn’t employed by the club.

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