MLB postseason: Who should Canadians cheer for?

By Kevin Glew
Canadian Baseball Network

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Twenty years ago, the New York Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves in the 1999 World Series, and there was not a single Canadian player on either of the teams.

If a rematch were to happen this year, two Canadian starting pitchers could face off in Game 1 of the Fall Classic. Braves rookie right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has been outstanding this season, posting a 13-4 record and a 2.68 ERA in 29 starts. Meanwhile, James Paxton (Ladner, B.C.) has been equally unhittable for the Yankees over the past two months. The 6-foot-4 lefty has won his last 10 decisions and posted a 2.25 ERA during that stretch.

And those are just two of the Canadians who could suit up in this year’s post-season. Montreal native Russell Martin will serve as the Los Angeles Dodgers back-up catcher in his 10th post-season appearance. Meanwhile Tyler O’Neill (Maple Ridge, BC) and Abraham Toro (Longueuil, Que.) could crack the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros playoff rosters respectively. Read more HERE.