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Posts Tagged ‘Vladimir Guerrero’

O’s in the Spos

In Expos Reminisce, Last Expo Standing on February 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm

After parting ways with free agent and potential Hall of Famer Vlad Guerrero , the Orioles seemed to be done with the Expos. However, they have recently signed 1b Nick Johnson to a minor league deal. Johnson last appeared in the majors in 2010 while batting .167 in 98 PA’s for the Yankees. The former 2004 Expos won’t be new to the Baltimore/Maryland area as he enjoyed arguably his best seasons in the nation’s capital upon moving there with the franchise in 2005 and 2006. Johnson is a career .209 playoff hitter in 76 PA’s with the ’02 and ’03 Yanks. With a career .409 OBP he appeared heading for stardom, but Johnson has been riddled with injuries and has yet to make an all-star appearance. Meanwhile, Guerrero continues to be bypassed by all A.L. teams in need of a DH.

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Can-Am Connection

In Expos Greats, Last Expo Standing on March 1, 2011 at 3:49 am

The Hawk and Stieb Circa '83

Chad Cordero, Jon Rauch, and Juan Rivera look to join illustrious company in this upcoming baseball season. When they step on the field as members of the Toronto Blue Jays they will 56th, 57th, and 58th player to play with Canadian Major League Franchises. The Jays are well-armed for the 2011 season, but would be better served if they weren’t exiled to to the A.L. East. In most divisions 85 wins will get you close to first place, however in the ALE it usually gets you to 4th place. That leaves the Jays a far cry from their World Series glory days of the early 90s. While the  Montreal Expos (1969-2004) never reached the World Series they were recently represented in the Fall Classic by one of their greatest players…probable HOFer Vlad Guerrero. Guerrero helped slugged the Rangers into the World Series but his stop in Texas was shorter than Pee Wee’s visit to the Alamo.