But What Do I Know? . . . Edwin Encarnacion, Joaquin Benoit, Adam Loewen

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Seven years ago today, the Toronto Blue Jays dealt Scott Rolen to the Cincinnati Reds for pitching prospects Zach Stewart, Josh Roenicke and a struggling 26-year-old third baseman named Edwin Encarnacion. It was Stewart the Blue Jays coveted the most, but the Reds would only... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Adam Loewen, Vern Rapp

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Yes, it’s become trite to complain about how much big leaguers are paid, but here’s an illustration of just how insane major league salaries are: Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison posted a 5.57 ERA, including a 13.89 ERA in September, while making $520,100... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On Thursday, Josh Donaldson became the third Toronto Blue Jays player to be named the American League MVP, joining George Bell, who won the honour in 1987 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. Oh wait. Sorry. Delgado finished second in 2003 to Alex Rodriguez in... Continue Reading →

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

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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 on... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Bo Schultz, Dustin Molleken

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reports that free agent left-hander Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) threw for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. With Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly and Alex Colome sidelined with injuries and ailments and Matt Moore still recuperating from Tommy John surgery, the Rays... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Minnie Minoso, Dayan Viciedo, John Hiller

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Just 35 days after Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, died, Mr. White Sox has also passed away. Legendary outfielder Minnie Minoso died early Sunday at the age of 90. The trailblazing Cuban, who suited up in major league games in five different decades, played parts... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Teahen, Justin Morneau, Jamie Romak

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported on Monday that Mark Teahen (Canadian citizen) had retired. This came three months after I reported it here. Apparently, I need a better marketing plan for my blog. This belated retirement report prompted the ever-witty Teahen to tweet,... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Jeff Francis, Rob Ducey, Jim Adduci

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • As Bob Elliott notes in a great piece for the Canadian Baseball Network, the Toronto Blue Jays could have three Canadians – Russell Martin (catcher, Montreal, Que.), Brett Lawrie (third base, Langley, B.C.) and Dalton Pompey (centre field, Mississauga, Ont.) – in their starting... Continue Reading →

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