Originally posted on The GM's Perspective  |  Last updated 1/26/13

The Toronto Blue Jay announced that they have extended their player development contract with the Vancouver Canadians till 2016.  Since beginning their partnership with the Jays, the Canadians have won back-to-back Northwest League championships.  "The Vancouver Canadians have been champions on and off the field during our first two seasons as partners of this great organization," said Blue Jays Director of Minor League Operations Charlie Wilson. "We are proud to have Canada’s only minor league baseball club as our partners. Considering our relationship with the Canadians front office to the atmosphere and facilities at Nat Bailey Stadium, it was an easy decision to extend our partnership in Vancouver."  With Vancouver being the only Canadian minor League team around this only strengthens the relationship and continues to build upon the superb talent the game has produced in Canada. It also shines a light on the great product that Vancouver showcases every single season at the amazing Nat Bailey Stadium.  Congratulations to the Jays and Canadians. For those looking to take in a game, the Canadians play their first home game June 15. Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at devon@thegmsperspective.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.

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