But What Do I Know? . . . Saunders, Guerrero, Halladay, Votto, Zimmerman

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         How humbling can it be to be a professional baseball player? Last year at this time, Victoria, B.C., native Michael Saunders was enjoying his first of two consecutive, three-hit games for the Toronto Blue Jays and was headed to his first all-star game. This... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Farhan Zaidi, Devon Travis, Ron Stead

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Sudbury, Ont., native Farhan Zaidi was named the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers last week to become the sixth Canadian to be named a big league GM. The others are George Selkirk (Huntsville, Ont., Washington Senators, 1964 to 1969), Murray Cook (Sackville,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • In case you missed it, Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday. The Canadian catcher was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29 after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, George Kottaras, Jackie Robinson

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If you’re wondering – like I was – why Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C.) isn’t pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Germany, it’s because (as Bob Elliott notes in the Toronto Sun today) his... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Rajai Davis, A.J. Burnett

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Three words I never thought I’d associate with A.J. Burnett: Cy Young candidate. The inconsistent ex-Blue Jays hurler is 14-3 with a 3.19 ERA in 20 starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season.  Congratulations to the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons

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My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Lost in the excitement over uber prospects Anthony Gose and Kyle Drabek this spring has been the solid play of 24-year-old, first baseman David Cooper. The 2008 first-rounder’s three hits – including his first homer – against Pittsburgh on Wednesday give him 11... Continue Reading →

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