But What Do I Know? . . . Zach Pop, Vin Scully, Jordan Romano, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont), shown here with the Junior National Team, became the 13th Canadian to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays when he tossed a scoreless inning against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Photo: Baseball Canada August 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander... Continue Reading →

Blue Jays pick up Canadian reliever Zach Pop in deadline deal with Marlins

August 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) and reliever Anthony Bass from the Miami Marlins in exchange for top infield prospect Jordan Groshans. The Blue Jays, who will also receive a player to be named later in the deal, announced the transaction... Continue Reading →

Romano sets new mark for most saves in season by a Canadian with Canadian MLB team

August 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada With his 24th save of the 2022 campaign on Sunday, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) broke the record he shared with ex-Montreal Expos reliever Claude Raymond (St. Jean, Que.) for most saves in a season by a Canadian pitcher for a Canadian major... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Charles Leblanc, Matt Brash, Jordan Romano, Gary Carter

Photo: Seattle Mariners July 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc (Laval, Que.) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Friday. The versatile 26-year-old joined fellow Canuck Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) on the Marlins' roster. On Saturday, Leblanc became the 12th player born... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . MLB Draft, Scott Thorman, Tom Goffena, Larry Walker, Tyler O’Neill

July 17, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The first round of the MLB draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. E.T. Eighty selections – including each team’s first- and second-round picks and Competitive Balance and compensation picks – will be announced tonight and there’s a decent chance... Continue Reading →

Condredge Holloway, the first Hall of Fame quarterback the Expos drafted

Condredge Holloway was a star high school infielder. July 15, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Before Tom Brady, there was Condredge Holloway. Much has been written about the Montreal Expos’ decision to choose Brady in the 18th round of the 1995 MLB draft, but 24 years earlier, the club selected Holloway, another future... Continue Reading →

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