But What Do I Know? . . . Kevin Pillar, Josh Donaldson, Andre Dawson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Believe it or not, after Blue Jays centre fielder Kevin Pillar made an ill-advised dive for a line drive hit by Billy Burns in the eighth inning in Thursday’s game against Oakland that turned what should’ve been a single into a triple, there wereContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Kevin Pillar, Josh Donaldson, Andre Dawson”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Adam Loewen, George Kottaras

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons certainly has his share of detractors, but let’s give him credit where credit is due. It was Gibbons who lobbied for Ben Revere to play every day after the speedy outfielder was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Adam Loewen, George Kottaras”

But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On a New York Mets broadcast in 1988, Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner said, “On this Father’s Day, we’d like to wish all you fathers out here a Happy Birthday.” So to paraphrase Kiner, Happy Birthday and Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful dad,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John McDonald, Tom Henke, Alex Rodriguez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Ducey, Chris Leroux, Bruce Chen

    My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • And then there was one. On May 1, the Toronto Blue Jays had five Canadians on their active roster. But after Jeff Francis (North Delta, B.C.) was designated for assignment on Monday, Russell Martin (Montreal, Que.) is the only Canuck remaining. MichaelContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Rob Ducey, Chris Leroux, Bruce Chen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Adam Loewen, Jim Adduci

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – It’s become an annual tradition on this blog to pay tribute to “Luscious Luke” Easter on Easter. A hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians on August 11, 1949, Easter wasContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Adam Loewen, Jim Adduci”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Joe Carter, Chris Maloney

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Scott Crawford, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s director of operations, reports that Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has set two Canadian pitching records this post-season. The right-handed reliever has made five playoff appearancesContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Joe Carter, Chris Maloney”

But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Appearing on Jeff Blair’s FAN 590 radio show this morning, Blue Jays manager John Farrell revealed that the team has had discussions about converting uber prospect Nestor Molina into a closer. It also sounds like Brian JerolomanContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John Farrell, Rich Harden, Adam Loewen”

Canadian Free Agents – Jeff Francis

Vancouver, B.C. native Jeff Francis became a free agent last Wednesday when the Colorado Rockies declined to exercise his $7-million option for 2011. Plagued by shoulder woes for the past two seasons, the Canuck southpaw, whose 55 career victories make him the winningest left-hander in Rockies history, is hoping to stay in Denver. MLB TradeContinue reading “Canadian Free Agents – Jeff Francis”