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 →

A look back at Blue Jays’ first three first-round picks

Jay Schroeder, the Toronto Blue Jays' 1979 first-round pick, stretches with coach Jimy Williams at Blue Jays spring training in Dunedin, Fla., in 1981. Photo: Toronto Star Archives/Toronto Public Library July 6, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have had their share of outstanding first-round picks, but they have also... Continue Reading →

Best of John Gibbons Talking Points so far . . .

Former Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has teamed with Canadian actor, producer and musician Stu Stone for a weekly series called Talking Points, sponsored by Bodog Canada. June 27, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada One of the most entertaining new Canadian baseball series/webcasts this year has been Talking Points with John Gibbons,... Continue Reading →

Gibbons believes Manoah can be a superstar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsWILi6aFcg *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada John Gibbons likes to call Alek Manoah “The Grizzly.” That’s a reference to the 24-year-old right-hander’s... Continue Reading →

Gibbons: Martin gave 2015 Blue Jays “toughness” and “backbone”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5XzIGS96gs *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. June 8, 2022 By Kevin Glew Coopestowners in Canada John Gibbons says Russell Martin gave the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays the “backbone” they needed to... Continue Reading →

Gibbons recalls Thomas’ 500th HR and Big Hurt’s unceremonious departure from Jays

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kz5lrqahCRw *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Frank Thomas belted his 500th major league home run off Minnesota Twins right-hander Carlos Silva in... Continue Reading →

Russell Martin to announce retirement

May 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Montreal native Russell Martin is set to officially announce his retirement. The veteran catcher, who hasn’t played a big league game since 2019, told Guillaume Latendresse and Maxim Lapierre during an interview for their La Poche bleue podcast that he’ll make the formal announcement on social... Continue Reading →

Gibbons says Jays in “good spot,” but need healthy Romano

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fJTvxsQrHI *Watch Stu Stone’s full interview with John Gibbons for the former Toronto Blue Jays manager’s weekly “Talking Points” feature, sponsored by Bodog Canada, by clicking on the video above. May 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada. John Gibbons has heard the baseball stats gurus who insist that any pitcher can close a... Continue Reading →

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