Ex-Blue Jays News: Drury, Hinske, McGuire, Nay

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings (Some of these transactions date back to December.) -RHP Chase De Jong (Blue Jays' 2012 second-round pick) signs a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates. -INF/OF Brandon Drury signs a minor league deal with the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Handrahan, Eric Hinske, James Paxton

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: My condolences to the family of Charlottetown, P.E.I., native and ex-big leaguer Vern Handrahan who passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday at the age of 79. One of just three big league players from P.E.I. (George Wood (Pownal, P.E.I.) and Henry... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The 1982 Topps Montreal Expos Future Stars card (pictured above) showcases Terry Francona and Brad Mills together on their first Topps baseball card. Both played for the Expos’ only playoff team in 1981 and 35 years later, Mills is serving as Francona’s bench coach for... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Tim Raines, Russell Martin, Mike Saunders

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If I’m Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos, one of my first calls this off-season is to former Montreal Expos great Tim Raines to offer him a role as a baserunning consultant. The Jays’ baserunning this... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Rajai Davis, Lyle Overbay

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Information travels at light speed on the Internet these days. But just when I thought I couldn’t add anything more to the story of Joey Votto becoming the third Canadian to win a big league MVP award (Larry Walker 1997, Justin Morneau 2006),... Continue Reading →

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