Andrew Albers signs with Seattle Mariners

Left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners. Photo: Baseball Canada By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Veteran left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners, per Steve Adams from MLB Trade Rumors. The Mariners have yet to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Joey Votto, Jackie Robinson, Andrew Albers

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Boston Red Sox were eliminated from the postseason on Friday night after a 5-0 loss to the Houston Astros in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series. But this was a breakout postseason for Nick Pivetta (Victoria,... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – It took 30 years but Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finally has some Canadian company in the plaque gallery in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) joked about joining Jenkins in his... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers' return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the... Continue Reading →

Twins call up Canadian Andrew Albers

Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has been called up by the Minnesota Twins. Photo: CTV News By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Minnesota Twins have called up left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.). Albers, 35, was promoted from the triple-A St. Paul Saints along with right-hander Kyle Barraclough to replace left-hander Lewis Thorpe who... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Joey Votto, Steve Rogers, Scott Diamond

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Get well soon to Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) who revealed last Sunday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Walker was scheduled to take part in the All-Star Game festivities in Denver, Colo., but he was forced to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Bill Slack

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –The Toronto Blue Jays announced on Thursday that closer Kirby Yates has undergone Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2021 season. The Blue Jays are now looking for someone to step in as closer. They have yet to... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Naylor, Andrew Albers, Joey Votto, Tim Wallach

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – "I've always dreamed of it happening," Josh Naylor told Cleveland.com reporter Paul Hoynes about being on the same team as his younger brother, Bo. Hoynes recently wrote an excellent feature about the Naylor brothers, who hail from Mississauga,... Continue Reading →

Andrew Albers returns to Twins

North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers has signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada After three seasons with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japan Pacific League, left-hander Andrew Albers (North Battleford, Sask.) has signed a minor league deal to return to the Minnesota... Continue Reading →

Strong list of candidates for Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Tip O’Neill Award

Photo: Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame November 12, 2020 Official Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame News Release St. Marys, Ont. – In a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted baseball schedules everywhere, there were still plenty of standout performances by Canadians. In the major league ranks, two Canuck pitchers Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.)... Continue Reading →

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