But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Jesse Barfield, Joe Carter

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         With a 7-17 record and three of their stars – Josh Donaldson, Troy Tulowitzki and J.A. Happ – still on the disabled list, the Toronto Blue Jays have had a horrible start to their season. But it must sting a little bit more forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . James Paxton, Nick Pivetta, Jesse Barfield, Joe Carter”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • If you’re not convinced that Tim Raines should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after reading this Sporting News article, you’ll never be convinced. This story shares many of the former Montreal Expo’s supporting statistics that were up dug up byContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud”

Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game

A Canadian will be playing in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for the 17th consecutive season. Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, who grew up in Etobicoke, Ont., will start at first base for the National League in Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y. Toronto-born reliever Jesse Crain, who has postedContinue reading “Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game”

But What Do I Know? … Brett Cecil, John Farrell, Tim McCarver

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  God bless Cito Gaston. He was a successful manager in his own way, but Jays manager John Farrell employed more game strategy in Thursday’s opener than Gaston did in his 10-plus years as dugout boss.  IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Brett Cecil, John Farrell, Tim McCarver”

But What Do I Know? … Darren Oliver, Gio Gonzalez, Reed Johnson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Look on the bright side Blue Jays fans: The Rangers may have outbid Toronto for Yu Darvish, but the Jays outbid Texas for 41-year-old left-handed reliever Darren Oliver (sarcasm intended).  The Washington Nationals’ decision to dealContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Darren Oliver, Gio Gonzalez, Reed Johnson”

But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Jason Bay, Eric Thames

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With Roberto Alomar, Pat Gillick and Dave Van Horne being honoured, next Sunday’s National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will have a distinct Canadian flavor. But let’s not forget that this year represents the 20th anniversaryContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Jason Bay, Eric Thames”

All Ex-Montreal Expos Infield

The Expos may have moved to Washington after the 2004 season, but by my count 21 former Montreal players are still active in the big leagues. The following is a look at my all ex-Expos infield. To qualify, players had to be drafted or signed by Montreal or have suited up for at least oneContinue reading “All Ex-Montreal Expos Infield”

Halladay and Phillies will triumph over Votto and the Reds

Ex-Blue Jay Roy Halladay is a man with a mission. And that mission won’t end until he’s hoisting the World Series trophy, something that I believe will happen this October. The workhorse right-hander is the ace of a dominant Phillies rotation that also boasts 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels and two-time, 20-game winner RoyContinue reading “Halladay and Phillies will triumph over Votto and the Reds”