Canadian Paxton to sign with Red Sox


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Left-hander James Paxton will sign with the Boston Red Sox, as first reported on Wednesday by Sportsnet’s Chad Dey. Chris Cotillo, Red Sox beat writer for, shares that the contract is a one-year deal that includes team options for 2023 and 2024. Details are here: Paxton (Ladner, B.C.)... Continue Reading →

Brash to be called up by Mariners


Right-hander Matt Brash (Kingston, Ont.) will be called up by the Seattle Mariners today. Photo: Niagara University Athletics By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Canadian right-hander Matt Brash will be added to the Seattle Mariners’ roster prior to today’s game with the Oakland A’s, according to a report from Ryan Divish, of The Seattle Times.... Continue Reading →


Canadian MLBers you might not have heard of . . . Bob Alexander


Vancouver native Bob Alexander pitched in four games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955. Photo: The Evening Sun (Baltimore) By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Alexander was the very definition of a journeyman professional pitcher, toeing the rubber for no less than 17 teams in 18 seasons. But the crafty right-hander’s resume does boast... Continue Reading →


Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Bill Atkinson


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada There's nothing greater than a mother's love, but it doesn't hurt if she can also teach you how to throw a curveball. Former Montreal Expos right-hander Bill Atkinson can attest to this. It was his mother, Patricia, that not only showered him and his four sisters with love as... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? … Ryan Dempster, Joey Votto, Justin Morneau


My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - After hurling six shutout innings in the Chicago Cubs’ win on Saturday, Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) has now pitched 33 consecutive scoreless innings. I checked with venerable Canadian baseball statistician Neil Munro and he’s pretty certain that... Continue Reading →


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