But What Do I Know? . . . Baseball Canada National Teams Banquet Edition

Kevin Glew's weekly Canadian baseball news column shares some highlights from Baseball Canada's 2023 National Teams Awards Banquet & Fundraiser.

But What Do I Know? . . . Tip O’Neill Award, Adam Macko, Rob Thomson, Matt Stairs, John Gibbons

November 20, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Who do you think was the best Canadian baseball player in 2022? Was it Toronto Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) who became the first Canuck to record 30 saves in a season for a Canadian major league... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Jim Adduci, Mike Soroka, Larry Walker

Twenty-five years ago, Larry Walker (Maple Ridge, B.C.) was named National League MVP. Photo: Rockies/Twitter November 13, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Left-hander James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) exercised his $4-million player option with the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. That means the veteran southpaw will return... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Tyler O’Neill, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Carlos Delgado, Tim Raines

September 25, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – The Atlanta Braves announced on Thursday that right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has inflammation in his throwing elbow and they have shut him down for rest of the season. According to David O'Brien, of The Athletic, an MRI was done... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Jared Young, Cal Quantrill, Matt Brash, Tim Raines

Okanagan Athletics alum Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) smiles after his first big league hit for the Chicago Cubs on Friday. Photo: Chicago Cubs/Twitter September 18, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: -Jared Young (Prince George, B.C.) made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs on... Continue Reading →

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? . . . Mike Soroka, James Paxton, Matt Stairs, Jason Dickson

Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) had a very successful rehab start with the High-A Rome Braves on Tuesday. Photo: Rome Braves August 21, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly Canadian baseball news and notes: – Right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) allowed just one hit and struck out eight in four scoreless innings in... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Tyler O’Neill, Mike Soroka, Andre Dawson, Damaso Garcia

Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) would like to play for Canada at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. Photo: Baseball Canada July 10, 2022 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada -Right-hander John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) is hoping to pitch for Canada at the 2023 World Baseball Classic. The 39-year-old right-hander hinted at that in... Continue Reading →

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