But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, John Axford, James Paxton

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finished his 19-year big league career with 284 wins pitching for non-playoff teams (Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox). I’ve often wondered how many more wins he could’ve accumulated if he had pitched for betterContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, John Axford, James Paxton”

But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Tim Raines, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • This article written by MLB.com’s Andrew Simon offers the best statistical evidence I’ve read yet that Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker deserves to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Simon uses advanced statistics to make a case for the CanadianContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Tim Raines, Dustin Molleken”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Teahen, Justin Morneau, Jamie Romak

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported on Monday that Mark Teahen (Canadian citizen) had retired. This came three months after I reported it here. Apparently, I need a better marketing plan for my blog. This belated retirement report prompted the ever-witty Teahen to tweet,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Teahen, Justin Morneau, Jamie Romak”

But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, George Kottaras, Henderson Alvarez

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – After a rough start to the season, Port Dover, Ont., native John Axford has temporarily lost his job as the Cleveland Indians’ closer. Indians manager Terry Francona informed Axford of the move prior to Saturday’s game. The Tribe skipper says the Canadian right-hander, who has postedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Axford, George Kottaras, Henderson Alvarez”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Wallach, Andy Pafko, George Steinbrenner

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – If you’re seeking Montreal Expos content in the League Championship Series, you’ll have to look to the coaching staffs. Tim Wallach, who played the most games for the Expos, is coaching third base for theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Wallach, Andy Pafko, George Steinbrenner”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Henderson Alvarez, Roy Halladay

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – The Canadian Baseball Network reported on Thursday that North Vancouver native Scott Richmond is now pitching in the Texas Rangers organization. The former Jay had signed with the Lotte Giants of the Korean Baseball OrganizationContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, Henderson Alvarez, Roy Halladay”