DUNEDIN, Fla.- Evan Smith knows that improving his pitching is all in his delivery. Now, it’s time to execute on the mound. He was on the top-30 prospect list for the Jays in 2015 but fell off the list in 2016 after a poor season that saw his speed go down.
St. Petersburg, Fla.- Ontario native Brad Aldred is an up and coming baseball player with a strong athletic background, as well as strong family bonds. His grandfather, Joe Krol, played in the CFL and won five Grey Cups with the Toronto Argonauts, while also winning the Lou Marsh Award for top athlete in Canada in 1946.
For some, baseball is just a game, but for others it capsulizes decades of family tradition. Two seasoned Blue Jays fans were having a bite to eat at Marguerite’s, a fan hotspot outside the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, before the team hosted the Atlanta Braves. John McKague reminisced about his ongoing tradition at Blue Jays spring training with his wife, Jenny. “It was a sad story,” he said. “My wife’s father died and my brother died about two weeks later. We said, ‘I need a holiday, let’s get the hell out of here.’ We came down here, and we have come down here ever since. That was 25 years ago.
PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Stanford graduate Patrick Rodgers has had a great start to his first full PGA Tour season, kind of like fellow alumni Andrew Luck did in his rookie year with the Indianapolis Colts. Rodgers has had two top-10 finishes this year as well as five top-25 results while playing in nine events […]