But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Hall of Fame manager Tommy Lasorda once said, “Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before long you’re up in the stands with them.” Well, it’s a good thing that Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager JohnContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tommy Lasorda, Michael Burgess, Mark Teahen”

But What Do I Know? . . . Adam Dunn, Randy Knorr, Jimmy Williams

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Remember in June 2008 when Toronto Blue Jays general manager J.P. Ricciardi was heavily criticized for saying “Do you know the guy doesn’t really like baseball that much?” about Adam Dunn? Well, Adam Dunn has decided to retire at age 34 because, well, heContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Adam Dunn, Randy Knorr, Jimmy Williams”

Book Review – Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball

Late in Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball (2013, Random House Canada), Jeff Blair writes that the Blue Jays “won the off-season.” After the club’s blockbuster with the Miami Marlins and their acquisition of R.A. Dickey, Blair – a Globe & Mail columnist who doubles as a radio show host on Sportsnet 590Continue reading “Book Review – Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball”

But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Roberto Alomar, J.P. Ricciardi

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  I still feel that Blue Jays fans are too harsh on Edwin Encarnacion, but I have to admit they are very clever. With his two errors at first base in Wednesday’s game, witty Jays supporters have taken toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Roberto Alomar, J.P. Ricciardi”

But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Russell Martin, Jason Bay

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  “The tighter the situation, the worse he pitches” is how former Jays GM J.P. Ricciardi described Jason Frasor last July — an interesting statement when you consider that Ricciardi traded Jayson Werth to the Dodgers for Frasor in 2004. But in watching FrasorContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Russell Martin, Jason Bay”

But What Do I Know? … Tommy Lasorda, Brian Butterfield, J.P. Ricciardi

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  From the things I never thought I’d see file: Tommy Lasorda is on Twitter (@TommyLasorda). Here’s a sample tweet from the Dodgers legend and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer: I can’t wait to get a free serving of @PandaExpress Golden Treasure Shrimp today:Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tommy Lasorda, Brian Butterfield, J.P. Ricciardi”

Second worst trade in Toronto Blue Jays history

Say what you want about J.P. Ricciardi, he certainly made some questionable moves during his tenure as the Jays’ general manager, but the fast-talking Massachusetts native wasn’t the author of the two worst trades in franchise history. He didn’t ship Michael Young and David Cone out of Toronto for Esteban Loaiza and the equivalent ofContinue reading “Second worst trade in Toronto Blue Jays history”

Carlos Delgado should retire as a Blue Jay

As I read about Geoff Jenkins signing a one-day, one-dollar contract to retire as a Milwaukee Brewer on July 9, it got me thinking about Carlos Delgado. The Jays’ all-time home run leader has not played a big league game since May 10, 2009, and after enduring his second hip surgery in less than aContinue reading “Carlos Delgado should retire as a Blue Jay”