Ex-Blue Jays: A summary of off-season transactions

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada All Toronto Blue Jays fans know by now that American League Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray has departed for a lucrative five-year contract with the Seattle Mariners. They're also well aware that American League MVP finalist and Gold Glove Award winner Marcus Semien has exited for a seven-year... Continue Reading →

Former Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays News – November 27

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My regular roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos news: – The National Baseball Hall of Fame released their 2021 ballot on November 16. There are 25 notable ex-players on the ballot, including seven former Blue Jays. Four ex-Jays - Roger Clemens, Jeff Kent, Scott Rolen and... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Stubby Clapp, Rusty Staub, Larry Landreth, John Axford

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Windsor, Ont., native Stubby Clapp who was named the St. Louis Cardinals’ George Kissell Award winner for excellence in player development in the Cards’ organization on Friday. The Canadian manager led the Cardinals’ triple-A Memphis Redbirds to a franchise record for wins... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Jesse Barfield, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         With a 7-17 record and three of their stars – Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki and J.A. Happ – still on the disabled list, the Toronto Blue Jays have had a horrible start to their season. But it must sting a little bit more for... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Vern Benson, Andrew Albers, Dustin Molleken

[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: - Baseball lifer Vern Benson passed away on Monday at the age of 89. The North Carolina native's 15-year playing career included stops with the Triple-A Toronto Maple Leafs in 1946 and the Class-C Winnipeg Goldeyes in 1956 and 1957.... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Russell Martin, Chris Carpenter, Champ Summers

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Scott Crawford, director of operations at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is excellent at pointing out the milestones of Canadian players. On Friday evening, Montreal native Russell Martin played in his 29th... Continue Reading →

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