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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Edwin Encarnacion, Joaquin Benoit, Adam Loewen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Seven years ago today, the Toronto Blue Jays dealt Scott Rolen to the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospects Zach Stewart, Josh Roenicke and a struggling 26-year-old third baseman named Edwin Encarnacion. It was Stewart the Blue Jays coveted the most, but the Reds would only... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? . . . Babe Ruth, Erik Bedard, Jeff Francis

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: - To commemorate the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s first professional home run which he hit at Hanlan’s Point Stadium on Toronto Island on September 5, 1914, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame is selling limited edition prints (numbered to 714 and shown above) that... Continue Reading →

But What Do I Know? … Colby Rasmus, Rich Harden, Matt Stairs

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If I’m Paul Beeston, who represents a powerful voice on the Major League Baseball competition committee, I’m pushing for divisional realignment. If the Jays were in the American League Central, they’d be two games out of first... Continue Reading →

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