But What Do I Know? . . . Marty Boryczewski, Jordan Romano, Mike Soroka, Andre Dawson, Tim Raines

September 11, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Please take a moment to remember Marty Boryczewski. He was a catcher with the Pioneer League’s Lethbridge Mounties in the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization in 1994 before moving on to a career in investment banking with Cantor Fitzgerald in New... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Mike Soroka, Cal Quantrill, Claude Raymond

August 28, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -The Boston Red Sox announced on Thursday that left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) has been shut down for the season with a grade 2 lat tear. The Canuck southpaw, who had been working his way back from Tommy John... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Terry Puhl, Cal Quantrill, Jim Fanning

Melville, Sask., native Terry Puhl (left) with former Astros GM Tal Smith at their Astros Hall of Fame induction ceremony last night at Minute Maid Park. Photo: Houston Astros/Facebook August 14, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) is... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Zach Pop, Vin Scully, Jordan Romano, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont), shown here with the Junior National Team, became the 13th Canadian to pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays when he tossed a scoreless inning against the Minnesota Twins on Friday. Photo: Baseball Canada August 7, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Right-hander... Continue Reading →

Blue Jays pick up Canadian reliever Zach Pop in deadline deal with Marlins

August 2, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada The Toronto Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) and reliever Anthony Bass from the Miami Marlins in exchange for top infield prospect Jordan Groshans. The Blue Jays, who will also receive a player to be named later in the deal, announced the transaction... Continue Reading →

Romano sets new mark for most saves in season by a Canadian with Canadian MLB team

August 1, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada With his 24th save of the 2022 campaign on Sunday, Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) broke the record he shared with ex-Montreal Expos reliever Claude Raymond (St. Jean, Que.) for most saves in a season by a Canadian pitcher for a Canadian major... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Charles Leblanc, Matt Brash, Jordan Romano, Gary Carter

Photo: Seattle Mariners July 31, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Infielder/outfielder Charles Leblanc (Laval, Que.) was called up by the Miami Marlins on Friday. The versatile 26-year-old joined fellow Canuck Zach Pop (Brampton, Ont.) on the Marlins' roster. On Saturday, Leblanc became the 12th player born... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Josh Naylor, Cal Quantrill, Ernie Whitt

Canadian Junior National Team members (left to right) Hugh Pinkney, Sam White, Ty Hamilton, Cameron Chee-Aloy and Carson Lumley (background) chat it up with Russell Martin prior to the Toronto Blue Jays game on Canada Day. Photo: Toronto Blue Jays July 3, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -On Canada Day at Rogers Centre, the... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Thomson, Joey Votto, Tyler O’Neill, first game at SkyDome

Prior to Rob Thomson, George Gibson (London, Ont.) was the last full-time Canadian manager. June 5, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: - On Friday, the Philadelphia Phillies fired manager Joe Girardi and named Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Thomson (Corunna, Ont.) their interim dugout... Continue Reading →

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