But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Michael Saunders, Brett Lawrie, Jackie Robinson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         For me, the best news out of Toronto Blue Jays spring training has been that Vancouver native Scott Richmond is working as an analyst on the club’s radio broadcasts. The former Blue Jays pitcher is one of the nicest guys in his sport andContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Richmond, Michael Saunders, Brett Lawrie, Jackie Robinson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, J.P. Arencibia, Rusty Staub

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: Everyone from Hall of Famers Dave Winfield and Frank Thomas to former Montreal Expos teammates Warren Cromartie, Vladimir Guerrero, Cliff Floyd and Tim Burke to current Blue Jays like Kevin Pillar offered their congratulations to Tim Raines via Twitter after he was elected to theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Larry Walker, J.P. Arencibia, Rusty Staub”

But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • On Thursday, Josh Donaldson became the third Toronto Blue Jays player to be named the American League MVP, joining George Bell, who won the honour in 1987 and Carlos Delgado in 2003. Oh wait. Sorry. Delgado finished second in 2003 to Alex Rodriguez inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Josh Donaldson, Joey Votto, Andre Dawson”

But What Do I Know? . . . Colby Rasmus, Kevin Pillar, Russell Martin

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Just when I wake up feeling everything is right in the sports world, I find out that Tie Domi has a best-selling book and Colby Rasmus will make $15.8 million in 2016. • Kevin Pillar’s Gold Glove snub makes me think that it’s timeContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Colby Rasmus, Kevin Pillar, Russell Martin”

But What Do I Know? . . . Colby Rasmus, Willie Upshaw, Hal Lanier

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • The ERAs of R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, Drew Hutchison and Aaron Sanchez, who have been in the Toronto Blue Jays’ starting rotation for the entire season, are 5.76, 5.54, 6.17 and 4.26 respectively. The ERAs of the top four starters – Randy Wolf, ScottContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Colby Rasmus, Willie Upshaw, Hal Lanier”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Phillippe Aumont, Jesse Barfield

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Before he even threw a pitch in a spring training game for the Colorado Rockies, Canadian reliever John Axford (Port Dover, Ont.) was added to the club’s 40-man roster on Monday. The move means that the 6-foot-5 right-hander, who had signed a minor leagueContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, Phillippe Aumont, Jesse Barfield”

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

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 runningContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, George Selkirk, Larry Walker”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • In case you missed it, Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday. The Canadian catcher was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29 after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth”

But What Do I Know? … Bob Elliott, Mark DeRosa, Marc Rzepczynski

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – Congratulations to legendary Toronto Sun columnist and Canadian Baseball Network founder Bob Elliott who has been elected to the Kingston & District Sports Hall of Fame. His induction into his hometown sports shrine comes aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Bob Elliott, Mark DeRosa, Marc Rzepczynski”

Melky Cabrera to get fresh start in Toronto

The Silent Assassin has struck again. Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has earned that nickname for the cone of silence he operates under while completing transactions. But the moniker seems a little cold-blooded for a man who doles out so many second chances. On the heels of his blockbuster with the Miami MarlinsContinue reading “Melky Cabrera to get fresh start in Toronto”