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But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Shapiro, Russell Martin, Cito Gaston

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Plenty of criticism was levelled at Toronto Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro last off-season when the club did not re-sign David Price. Of course, in hindsight, given that J.A. Happ outperformed Price this season and Price’s post-season struggles have continued, it’s now easy to applaud... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Cito Gaston, Joey Votto, Reggie Cleveland

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In July, the National Baseball Hall of Fame announced it would be revamping its Veterans Committee voting so that separate committees will now examine overlooked candidates from four different eras: Today’s Game (1988 to 2016), Modern Baseball (1970 to 1987), Golden Days (1950 to 1960)... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Smoak, George Kottaras, Cito Gaston

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. The question many Blue Jays fans are asking is why? Though the payout is relatively modest by today’s standards ($4.125 million per season in 2017 and 2018 and a... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Justin Morneau, Matt Stairs

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: It’s now been confirmed that 2016 Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Tony Kubek will not be attending the ceremony on June 18 in St. Marys, Ont. The four other living inductees – Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton and Howard Starkman – will all... Continue Reading →

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Cooperstowners in Canada: Bobby Cox

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He could have managed the Toronto Blue Jays forever. That's what Stephen Brunt wrote about Bobby Cox in his excellent 1996 book, "Diamond Dreams: 20 Years of Blue Jays Baseball." "He could have been to Toronto what Walter Alston was to the Los Angeles Dodgers, skipper for life," wrote Brunt. But that wasn't to be.... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Cito Gaston, Roy Halladay, Jesse Crain

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My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is offering fans a chance to own a piece of Toronto Blue Jays history. The ball shrine is selling seats from Exhibition Stadium, the first... Continue Reading →

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