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 →

Ex-Blue Jays: Whatever happened to? . . . Mike Willis


By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Thirty-eight years before David Price was dominating batters for the Toronto Blue Jays, another left-hander from Vanderbilt University was mowing down hitters out of the bullpen in the club’s inaugural season. Mike Willis, a 1972 Vanderbilt graduate, tossed 2-2/3 scoreless innings and recorded a save in his first major... Continue Reading →


Canadian Free Agents – Jeff Francis


Vancouver, B.C. native Jeff Francis became a free agent last Wednesday when the Colorado Rockies declined to exercise his $7-million option for 2011. Plagued by shoulder woes for the past two seasons, the Canuck southpaw, whose 55 career victories make him the winningest left-hander in Rockies history, is hoping to stay in Denver. MLB Trade... Continue Reading →


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