Naoko Asano
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Naoko Asano is a staff writer at Sportsnet.ca. Previously, she was an editor at Sportsnet magazine. She is based in Vancouver and has only mixed up the Sedin twins once.
Ousted encourages competition as Whitecaps welcome new goalkeeper
Naoko Asano
Vancouver Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted is OK with the team bringing in another 'keeper, the 25-year-old Stefan Marinovic.
Bases Covered: Colon, Granderson thinking about retirement
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Bases Covered: Yankees' Aaron Judge slumping since all-star break
Naoko Asano
The sample size is comically small, but Aaron Judge’s bat hasn’t quite had the same spark since the all-star break.
Schneider: Guerrero Jr., Bichette have uncommon 'baseball minds'
Naoko Asano
John Schneider knows that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette are still teenagers, but the Dunedin Blue Jays manager is impressed by how mature the two Toronto Blue Jays prospects seem.
Ranking the Blue Jays' flash-in-the-pan all-stars
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Shapiro: Trading Blue Jays' best players would be 'violent disruption'
Naoko Asano
While teams such as the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros managed to build contenders by so-called "tanking," Mark Shapiro said he felt that trading the Toronto Blue Jays' best players would mean a "violent disruption of competitiveness."
Bases Covered: Sanchez on Home Run Derby selection: 'Don't blame me'
Naoko Asano
Bases Covered is a roundup of the most interesting stories in baseball. Today, Gary Sanchez responds to some pointed remarks from Logan Morrison.
Reyna makes fairy-tale home debut as Whitecaps down NYCFC
Naoko Asano
Gotta See It: Marshawn Lynch plays footy, goes Beast Mode
Naoko Asano
Marshawn Lynch was back in Seattle to play in a charity soccer match, in which he scored one "touchdown" and was promptly red-carded.