February 28, 2011

Canadian Red sox

Today I received a bunch of baseball cards that I won in a contest.   As I was flipping through them I saw a George Kottaras card and started thinking about what Canadians are currently on the roster, or even at Spring Training as non-roster invitees.  After all, in the recent past, we have had players such as Jason Bay, Matt Stairs, Eric Gagne, Adam Stern and Rheal Cormier as Canadian fulltime members of the Red Sox.

February 27, 2011

Hendriks gets scholarship

Brendan Hendriks from Cochrane, who is currently playing at Vauxhall has accepted a scholarship with Midland College.   He will be playing for the Chaps, who are in the NJCAA Division 1, at Midland Texas. Hendriks is currently trying out for the Canadian National Junior Team as well.

February 26, 2011

Seifrit listed as top prospect

Logan Seifrit, who is well known in Baseball Alberta as a Spruce Grove White Sox pitcher who has always thrown hard, is listed in Baseball America's list of Canada's Top Prospects.    He looks like he'll be one of the first Canadians picked in the 2012 draft.

February 22, 2011

Alberta girls going to Cuba

Vanessa Lindsay of Calgary and Kelly Harke of New Sarepta are among the 26 girls going to Cuba with the Bantam Girls team.  They will be playing some exhibition games, while being evaluated by the coaches of Canada's Women's National Team.   More details here:  http://www.baseball.ca/eng_news_story.cfm?NewsID=1827.

February 21, 2011

New Baseball Academy planned for Fall in Calgary

Until now Calgary high school aged players who wanted to attend a baseball academy had to go out of town and make arrangements to spend the school year in places such as Vauxhall or Edmonton.  But now there will be an option for Calgarians who want a quality baseball program during the school year without having to leave home. Pro Baseball Force (PBF) has announced an academy program which will start its inaugural season in September of 2011.   Unlike the other baseball academies in the Province, this one will not be tied to a high school, with all the training being after school and on weekends.

February 11, 2011

MLB Power Rankings - February edition

I will be providing monthly updates of the power rankings.   Expect them on or near the 1st of each month going forward.   Spring Training hasn't even started yet, so there isn't much movement from my original rankings, but there have been a few moves made, so it was time for an update, along with some commentary where a team moved significantly.  (numbers in bracket are last month's ranking)

#1.  Yankees (9) - Brian Cashman must have seen that I ranked them embarrassingly low, so he went out and starting signing all stars, and it helped get his team back atop the rankings.  First the pitching - he inked 2 top

February 01, 2011

Preseason Predictions

I plan on at least doing monthly MLB power ranking along with commentary on any teams that have moved significantly.   I did the initial one a couple of weeks ago, and will do a February one shortly.

Today I am going to share a few preseason predictions.