Author: Dan Courcelles

Possible Free Agent Destinations and Offseason Trade Rumors

The 2025-2026 off season is here and the list of free agents looks intriguing for any team. There are seasoned veterans who broke out and impressed, even though they are on the wrong side of 30 (See Gary Sanchez), there are young pitchers who are going into their first free agency (See Jim Beauregard and Ben O’Farrell), and even an international player with no history of playing any baseball...

Canadians Mid Season Update: Interview With Canadians Players, GM Courcelles On Being First GM 700 wins

The Vancouver Canadians are arguably the hottest team in the CBL right now. They’ve been 1st in all major team rankings in the Frontier League a lot of the season so far and have given themselves a nice 12 1/2 game lead in the division over San Diego. They are on pace for 109 wins, which would be the 2nd most in CBL history behind the 2019 Syracuse Orange who had 113 wins. The Canadians coul...

Vancouver All Star Break Review

Fernandez walks into Nat Bailey park around 10 AM PST Friday morning, coming back from the All Star break where he pitched an inning with 2 walks, no runs and 1 strikeout. The All Star game appearance is nothing new to Fernandez. He’s been in his fair share of those games. However, being a playoff contender is new to him. Vancouver finally made their first playoff appearance in franchise his...

2 Time Cy Young Winner Roy Halladay Purchases Vancouver Canadians

This morning the Vancouver Canadians were officially purchased by Roy Halladay and the sale was announced at 10 AM PST. The 2 time Cy Young winner of the now defunct MLB, purchased the Vancouver Canadians from Derek Little, the man who brought the team to Vancouver originally. “I’m really happy to be a part of Canadian baseball again. My years playing for the BlueJays were some of the ...

Canadians 2017 Review

2017 Season Review Another CBL season over and once again the Canadians finished last in their division. The team started well this year staying 2nd in the FL for the majority of the first half. Things were looking good for the 2017 Canadians who had some players overachieving which gave them their 2nd in the FL ranking. As it has plagued the Canadians the past 2 seasons, July was the same as alwa...

Vancouver Canadians: First 1/4 Update and Review, Predictions for Season

The Vancouver Canadians are surprising many people 1/4 into the new implemented 162 game season. Many people around baseball had them to end up last in the division despite some big off season acquisitions and huge leaps from their young prospects who had a taste of the big leagues and excelled. Canadians GM Dan Courcelles never gave in to belief that his team was going to have another mediocre or...

Shields traded to Vancouver, ‘Tank’ gone to Altoona

After the news of Dalton Pompey being called up spawned lots of media attention and buzz around the Canadians clubhouse, the Canadians were hit with news of another player to be joining their team and the run to their first playoff appearance in organization history. James Shields and prospect closer Daron Jackson were acquired for left fielder Dyan ‘Tank’ Viciedo, shortstop Ian Desmon...

Canadian Dalton Pompey to make Canadians debut in Vancouver!

Lots of news in Vancouver today. A plethora of changes to the team and organization happened in less than 24 hours. Starting with the announcement that Canadian prospect Dalton Pompey will make his debut in Vancouver tonight. The news has been not a surprise but more of an expected announcement. Michael Taylor was sent down in his place after hitting .154 with 2 HRs and only 3 RBIs in 15 games. GM...

Vancouver adds new seats this season

There was no big announcement, no media conference and no advertising. The Vancouver Canadians added 2000 seats to Nat Bailey Stadium and didn’t really mention much of it except for a little mention on the website where people can buy tickets. In a news conference where GM Dan Courcelles was answering questions regarding the teams great start at 10-4, a reporter asked why they didn’t a...

Vancouver Canadians Free Agent Recap

As you seen in the previous post about the Canadians off season trade recap, this one will focus on the free agents signings. The Canadians addressed many of their off season needs through trades but wanted to add some pieces in free agency to really have a good push this year for the playoffs. The team started the off season with a few smaller signings of relievers Shawn Kelly and Canadian Jim He...

Vancouver Off season Trades Recap

The Vancouver Canadians were really busy this off season with revamping a team that was one of the worst in pitching and defense while being one of the top hitting teams and staying in contention throughout most of the season. GM Courcelles’ off season goal was to improve the team so it could contend all year next season and make a playoff berth. He stressed improving pitching and defense, t...

Vancouver Makes Flurry of Trades, Evans is 5th Overall Pick In Draft

The off-season started off with a bang for the Canadians and GM Courcelles yesterday. Only a few days after the Austin Bats won the Premier Cup, the GM was hard at work trying to address a his list of things to do this off-season. In the span of the past couple days, it looks like he’s tackled most of the major things on that list. Vancouver / Savannah Trade The first trade happened a couple...

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