Blue Jays from Away is pleased to announce the release of our first publication: The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Minor League Handbook.
Available on March 31, 2014 as an e-book on all major platforms (including Smashwords.com, 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 book is available now at Smashwords and the first 15% can be previewed at any time for free.
Join us for our Book Launch at Tallboys Craft Beer House (838 Bloor St. West) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 7pm. Watch the Jays take on the Rays on the TVs, get a discount on the book and participate in our Trivia games to win great prizes! All attendees of the book launch can sign up on our email list to receive a $2 coupon off the price of the book at Smashwords! If you have already purchased a copy, you can elect to get a free copy of the All-Star Break Update, coming in July!
Follow the link to hear Charlie Caskey talking about the Handbook, the Blue Jays and the Vancouver Canadians on Dan Russell’s Sportstalk in Vancouver!
Jays Journal has posted their review of the Handbook! Check out out here!
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.
- 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 JaysProspects.com. 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.