Canadian MLBers you might not have heard of . . . Bob Alexander

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Vancouver native Bob Alexander pitched in four games for the Baltimore Orioles in 1955. Photo: The Evening Sun (Baltimore) By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Bob Alexander was the very definition of a journeyman professional pitcher, toeing the rubber for no less than 17 teams in 18 seasons. But the crafty right-hander’s resume does boast... Continue Reading →

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Ex-Expos: Whatever happened to? . . . Jim Gosger

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Canadian baseball fans are most likely to remember Jim Gosger for his tenure with the Montreal Expos, but it was his performance in Toronto 50 years ago that earned him his first major league starting assignment. Now a spirited, kind-hearted, 72-year-old living in Port Huron, Mich., Gosger has fond memories of his 1965 season with... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … R.A. Dickey, Tim Raines, Alan Ashby

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My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With the acquisition of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner (Dickey), the player with the NL’s highest batting average in 2012 (Melky Cabrera, .346) and the 2011... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Russell Martin, Chris Carpenter, Champ Summers

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Scott Crawford, director of operations at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is excellent at pointing out the milestones of Canadian players. On Friday evening, Montreal native Russell Martin played in his 29th... Continue Reading →

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Canadian Free Agents – Jeff Francis

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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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But What Do I Know? … John Buck, Kevin Gregg, Sparky Anderson

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  All this talk about John Buck striking it rich on the free-agent market with a multi-year deal seems far-fetched. Sure, the Jays catcher hit 20 homers this year, but he’s a .243 career hitter who’s average defensively. I appreciate that he had a... Continue Reading →

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