But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler Black, Richard Trembecki, Rob Ducey, Ryan Dempster

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The first round of the MLB draft starts tonight at 7 p.m. E.T. Thirty-six selections – including each team’s first-round pick and the seven Competitive Balance A picks – will be announced tonight and there’s a decent chance thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tyler Black, Richard Trembecki, Rob Ducey, Ryan Dempster”

But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Rob Ducey

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -Just how good has right-hander Nick Pivetta (Victoria, B.C.) been for the Boston Red Sox this season? Well, the 6-foot-5 right-hander is tied for the lead among American League pitchers in wins (5) and his 5-0 record also makesContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Nick Pivetta, Mike Soroka, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Rob Ducey”

Ex-Blue Jays News: Bass, Dermody, Happ

January 26, 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings –LHP Matt Dermody has signed a one-year deal with the Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan, per Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors. Financial terms have not been disclosed. –LHP J.A.Continue reading “Ex-Blue Jays News: Bass, Dermody, Happ”

But What Do I Know? . . .Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Jim Henderson, Roland Gladu

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) pitched a scoreless inning in relief on Friday and picked up his first major league win in the Toronto Blue Jays’ 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. With the win,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . .Jordan Romano, Joey Votto, Jim Henderson, Roland Gladu”

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Ducey, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Nigel Wilson

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Happy 55th Birthday to Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Rob Ducey! Born in Toronto, Ducey was raised in Cambridge, Ont. The left-handed hitting outfielder was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 1984.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Ducey, Russell Martin, Mike Soroka, Nigel Wilson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Rob Ducey

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In case you missed it, the Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that they will retire Canadian slugger Larry Walker’s No. 33 in a ceremony on April 19 when the Rockies host the St. Louis Cardinals. The Maple Ridge, B.C., native suited up for parts ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, Rob Ducey”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Dasan Brown, Fergie Jenkins, George Bell

  My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year award voting to New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso. The 6-foot-5 right-hander went 13-4 with a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts for the Atlanta Braves duringContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mike Soroka, Dasan Brown, Fergie Jenkins, George Bell”

But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Abraham Toro, Russell Martin, Rob Ducey

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         I’ve been fortunate to interview a large number of players and ex-players during my writing career, but few have had a greater impact on me than Derek Aucoin. He’s a 6-foot-7 gentle giant whose heart is even bigger than his physical stature. Derek hasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Derek Aucoin, Abraham Toro, Russell Martin, Rob Ducey”

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins, James Paxton, Scott Diamond

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Congratulations to Joey Votto (Etobicoke, Ont.) who clubbed his 248th career home run last night to move past Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) into third place for most home runs by a Canadian. It was a solo shot in the first inning off MiamiContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Tim Raines, Fergie Jenkins, James Paxton, Scott Diamond”

But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Rob Ducey, Rich Butler

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame opens for its 19th season today. It’s well worth the drive to St. Marys, Ont., to visit the museum which is overflowing with one-of-a-kind artifacts. For more information, click on this link. There’s already a game-used bat from Victoria,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Michael Saunders, Rob Ducey, Rich Butler”