But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Adam Loewen, George Kottaras

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons certainly has his share of detractors, but let’s give him credit where credit is due. It was Gibbons who lobbied for Ben Revere to play every day after the speedy outfielder was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies onContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . John Gibbons, Adam Loewen, George Kottaras”

But What Do I Know? . . . Troy Tulowitzki, Ben Revere, Otto Velez

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Don’t get me wrong, Jose Bautista is a great player and the Blue Jays are lucky to have him, but the slugger was rightfully criticized by some members of the media after his initial less-than-enthusiastic assessment of the trade that sent his good friendContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Troy Tulowitzki, Ben Revere, Otto Velez”

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? . . . George Kottaras, Jose Reyes, Fergie Jenkins

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras was designated for assignment by the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras, who had managed just six plate appearances since landing with the Cards on July 11, was initially picked upContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Jose Reyes, Fergie Jenkins”

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”

Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders

Take that John Farrell. Where’s your dream job now? By consummating a blockbuster, 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins last night, the Toronto Blue Jays have transformed themselves into bona fide American League East contenders. Rubbing salt into the wound for Farrell, who rather flippantly fled the Jays for his “dream job” in Beantown lastContinue reading “Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders”