But What Do I Know? . . . Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Nick Pivetta, Charles Bronfman, Bartolo Colon

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By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: -The Atlanta Braves shared in a medical update on Twitter on Saturday that Canadian right-hander Mike Soroka (Calgary, Alta.) has re-torn his right Achilles tendon. The 23-year-old Canuck felt a pop in his Achilles while walking to the clubhouse... Continue Reading →

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

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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 by... Continue Reading →

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Canadian connections to the MLB All-Star Game

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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 posted... Continue Reading →

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

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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.  I... Continue Reading →

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

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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 deal... Continue Reading →

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

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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 anniversary... Continue Reading →

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

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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 liked... Continue Reading →

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

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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 ginger... Continue Reading →

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