But What Do I Know? . . . Russell Martin, Jack Graney, Tom Henke

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • For a major league team to make the postseason these days, they require their stars to be stars, but they also need to have one or two outstanding performers that come out of nowhere. The Toronto Blue Jays have five such players. Twenty year-old... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Kris Bryant, Josh Donaldson, Dalton Pompey

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Right-hander Marco Estrada will get the start for the Toronto Blue Jays today on his 32nd birthday. His birthday present: he gets to pitch against 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander. For the record, this will be Estrada’s first big league... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Jeff Francis, Gene Tenace

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • After the Toronto Blue Jays traded third baseman Brett Lawrie (Langley, B.C.) to the Oakland A’s as part of the package for Josh Donaldson on November 28, almost every Jays fan I encountered said that they wished the club hadn’t traded Lawrie. My standard... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, George Selkirk, Larry Walker

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • My 2015 New Year’s resolutions include drinking less pop, being better organized and giving up trying to understand Brett Lawrie’s Twitter feed. #Imofficiallymiddleaged. • Today would’ve been the 107th birthday of Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer George Selkirk. Dubbed “Twinkletoes” for his distinct running... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Morneau, Ryan Dempster, John Axford

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • For Blue Jay fans lamenting the fact that Melky Cabrera has reportedly signed a three-year, $42-million contract with the Chicago White Sox, consider this, Cabrera’s 2014 WAR (an all-encompassing statistic that measures the number of wins (taking into account both offensive and defensive contributions)... 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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