Canadians Balazovic, Brash on Baseball America’s Top 100 MLB prospects list

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-handers Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) and Jordan Balazovic (Mississauga, Ont.) have cracked Baseball America’s list of the Top 100 MLB Prospects. The updated list was unveiled on Wednesday. Brash, 23, is No. 45 on the list. The 6-foot-1 righty went a combined 6-4 with a 2.31 ERA in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tyler O’Neill, Paul Hodgson, Vladimir Guerrero

Twenty-five years ago, Vladimir Guerrero made his MLB debut with the Expos. By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – If there was an American League Cy Young Award presented for the second half of the season, Cal Quantrill (Port Hope, Ont.) would definitely be a... Continue Reading →

Baseball America uses Canadian artist for 40th anniversary issue

The cover of Baseball America's 40th anniversary edition features artwork by Canadian Robb Scott. Photo: Baseball America By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Baseball America has returned to its Canadian roots. That's the way a Canuck baseball fan might interpret the storied publication's decision to use the artwork of Nova Scotian Robb Scott on the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Larry Walker, Steve Carlton, Doug Ault

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) who has been named the first baseman on The Sporting News MLB All-Decade Team. He joins Robinson Cano (second base), Francisco Lindor (shortstop), Adrian Beltre (third base) and Buster Posey (catcher) to form the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Tom Goffena, Pedro Martinez, John Ogiltree

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The 2018 MLB Draft starts tomorrow with the first and second rounds. As a Canadian baseball junkie whenever the draft approaches, I always think of the 2002 Baseball America draft preview issue (pictured above) that featured Canadian left-handers Adam Loewen (Surrey, B.C.) and Jeff... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Rob Thomson, Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins

. My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         The primary knock against Larry Walker’s case for induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame has been that he played his home games at Coors Field for 10 seasons. So I thought I would compare Walker’s career road on-base plus slugging percentage... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Vernon Wells, Tom Henke, Larry Walker

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s difficult for me to separate the person from the player. Vernon Wells is a good man. He was arguably the greatest community ambassador the Blue Jays have ever had. During his tenure in Toronto, the sure-handed outfielder proved to be much classier... Continue Reading →

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