But What Do I Know? . . . Ryan Dempster, Michael Saunders, Ron Taylor

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reported on Wednesday that Gibsons, B.C., native Ryan Dempster has opted to retire. After helping the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2013, the Canadian right-hander took the entire 2014 season off for personal and physical... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Canadians in big league camps update edition

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] For this week's column, I thought I would provide updates on several of the Canadian players and coaches that were in big league camps this spring: - After posting a 6.88 ERA in five appearances - including three starts - with the Tampa Bay Rays this spring, Navan, Ont., native Erik Bedard was... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Kelly Johnson, Gil Heredia

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - With his struggles at the plate this season, Brett Lawrie definitely isn't leading the Toronto Blue Jays in OPS (On-base percentage + slugging percentage). He does, however, top the Jays in OAS (Obscenities After Swings).... Continue Reading →

Wood leads cast of nine Canadians selected on day two of MLB Draft

Courtesy of Adam Morrissette, Baseball Canada (www.baseball.ca) OTTAWA - Eric Wood (Pickering, ON) became the first Canadian selected in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft when the Pittsburgh Pirates took him in the sixth round, 196th overall. In total, nine Canadians were selected on day two of MLB’s First-Year Player Draft which saw rounds two... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Jeffrey Loria, Erik Bedard, Reed Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is often described as an art dealer. If he was the one who OK’d his team’s hideous new uniforms, I’d hate to see his art collection.  Well, I was wrong about... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Mariano Rivera, Brian Jeroloman, Kelly Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  You decide what it says about the quality of the competition in the National League West that the Diamondbacks are going to win the division with three ex-Jays in their infield that Toronto couldn’t get rid of... Continue Reading →

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