But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Ron Fairly, 1994 Montreal Expos

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Drew Hutchison’s 2015 season is shaping up to be eerily similar to Ricky Romero’s 2012 campaign. Both were Opening Day starters in those respective seasons and both benefitted from strong run support prior to the All-Star break. In 2012, Romero was 8-4 with aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Ron Fairly, 1994 Montreal Expos”

But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Andre Dawson, Jim Henderson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on Friday that the Pittsburgh Pirates intend to extend a $15.3-million qualifying offer to free agent Russell Martin. Coming off one of his finest big league seasons, the Canadian catcher reportedly declined a multi-year offer by Pirates duringContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Andre Dawson, Jim Henderson”

Book Review: Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos

The 1994 Montreal Expos seemed unbeatable. With an offence propelled by Larry Walker, Moises Alou and Marquis Grissom and a pitching staff anchored by Ken Hill, Pedro Martinez and John Wetteland, the Expos owned the best record in baseball and led the National League East by six games on August 12 when a players’ strikeContinue reading “Book Review: Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos”

But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson recorded his first big league hit in style last night when he belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Eury De La Rosa.Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos”

But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Miguel Batista, Eric Thames

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – It sure seems like Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion is accumulating a lot of RBIs this season. That’s because he is. In fact, by my calculation, if he keeps knocking in runs at hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Miguel Batista, Eric Thames”

But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Kelly Johnson, Gil Heredia

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – With his struggles at the plate this season, Brett Lawrie definitely isn’t leading the Toronto Blue Jays in OPS (On-base percentage + slugging percentage). He does, however, top the Jays in OAS (Obscenities After Swings).Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Kelly Johnson, Gil Heredia”

But What Do I Know? … Bob Elliott, Mark DeRosa, Marc Rzepczynski

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Congratulations to legendary Toronto Sun columnist and Canadian Baseball Network founder Bob Elliott who has been elected to the Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame. His induction into his hometown sports shrine comes aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Bob Elliott, Mark DeRosa, Marc Rzepczynski”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Shawn Hill, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled seven different pitchers from their Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas ’51s this season. Unfortunately, none of them have been named Scott Richmond. The 32-year-old Vancouver native has started 13 games in VegasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Shawn Hill, Fergie Jenkins”