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”

But What Do I Know? … Orlando Hudson, Jesse Crain, New York Yankees

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  For years I’ve been hearing that former Blue Jay Orlando Hudson is a great teammate. If that’s the case, why does he switch teams so often? And why can’t he land a lucrative, long-term deal?  A good sign for the Toronto BlueContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Orlando Hudson, Jesse Crain, New York Yankees”

But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Rich Harden, Alex Anthopoulos

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  If the Yankees can’t sign prize left-hander Cliff Lee, they can always pursue the second-best starting pitcher on the free agent market. That would be Carl Pavano. Wait a second, that didn’t work out very well last time, did it?  I likedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Brett Lawrie, Rich Harden, Alex Anthopoulos”

But What Do I Know? … Cliff Lee, Canada Dry, Rob Thomson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  No, Victoria, B.C., native Rich Harden wasn’t there to celebrate when the Rangers upset the Rays to win their American League Division Series, but there was a Canadian flavour to the celebrations. Josh Hamilton, a recovering alcoholic, was showered with Canada Dry gingerContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Cliff Lee, Canada Dry, Rob Thomson”

But What Do I Know? … Rich Harden, Michael Young, Colby Rasmus

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Victoria, B.C., native Rich Harden was designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers on October 6, meaning we won’t see him pitch in the post-season for the Rangers. This has to be rock bottom for the 28-year-old hurler who has electric stuff butContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Rich Harden, Michael Young, Colby Rasmus”