Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to . . . Boomer Wells?


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The first "Boomer" Wells to play for the Toronto Blue Jays wasn't given much of an opportunity to excel with the club. And in hindsight, it's hard to understand why. In August 1981, when the 6-foot-5 slugger, whose birth name is Greg, was summoned to the big leagues for... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Smoak, George Kottaras, Cito Gaston


My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. The question many Blue Jays fans are asking is why? Though the payout is relatively modest by today’s standards ($4.125 million per season in 2017 and 2018 and a... Continue Reading →


But What Do I Know? . . . Dustin McGowan, Erik Bedard, Chuck Kress


[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: - Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan recorded his first big league win in almost six years on Friday, but surprisingly that's not the record for the longest span between major league wins. Interestingly enough, that record appears to belong to Blue Jays' pitching coach... Continue Reading →


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