But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Ron Fairly, 1994 Montreal Expos

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Drew Hutchison’s 2015 season is shaping up to be eerily similar to Ricky Romero’s 2012 campaign. Both were Opening Day starters in those respective seasons and both benefitted from strong run support prior to the All-Star break. In 2012, Romero was 8-4 with aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Drew Hutchison, Ron Fairly, 1994 Montreal Expos”

But What Do I Know? . . . Ryan Dempster, Michael Saunders, Ron Taylor

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reported on Wednesday that Gibsons, B.C., native Ryan Dempster has opted to retire. After helping the Boston Red Sox win the World Series in 2013, the Canadian right-hander took the entire 2014 season off for personal and physicalContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Ryan Dempster, Michael Saunders, Ron Taylor”

But What Do I Know? . . . George Shuba, Dalton Pompey, George Spencer

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • George Shuba, who played parts of three seasons with the Montreal Royals (1946, 1951, 1956), passed away on Monday in Youngstown, Ohio at the age of 89. The 5-foot-11 outfielder spent his entire professional career in the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. And though he competedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Shuba, Dalton Pompey, George Spencer”

But What Do I Know? . . . Alfonso Soriano, Scott Diamond, Rusty Staub

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – According to Fox Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal, the Toronto Blue Jays have “checked on” free agent Alfonso Soriano. The right-handed hitting slugger, who has belted 412 career homers, was released by the New York Yankees last Monday. The Blue Jays are desperateContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alfonso Soriano, Scott Diamond, Rusty Staub”

But What Do I Know? … Tom Cheek, Steve Demeter, Former Montreal Expos

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – After listening to Shirley Cheek, the wife of the late Tom Cheek, speak on behalf of her husband during Thursday’s Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame media conference call, I can understand why Hall of FameContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tom Cheek, Steve Demeter, Former Montreal Expos”

But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Kelly Johnson, Rich Harden

My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – I can’t help but feel bad for longtime Toronto Blue Jays reliever Jason Frasor. Just when the club finally appears to be ready to make a post-season run, they can’t squeeze the right-hander, who has pitched in more games forContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jason Frasor, Kelly Johnson, Rich Harden”

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”