But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – It’s hard to believe that Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane allowed Scarborough, Ont.-born catcher George Kottaras to be claimed on waivers by the Kansas City Royals. Though not a high average hitter, Kottaras managedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … George Kottaras, Erik Bedard, Willie Canate”

Former Toronto Blue Jays reliever Frank Wills: 1958 to 2012

For longtime Blue Jays fans, the memory of Tom Henke fanning Orioles pinch-hitter Larry Sheets on September 30, 1989 to clinch the club’s second division title remains vivid. What many have forgotten, however, is that without the four shutout innings supplied by right-hander Frank Wills in relief of Jimmy Key that day, there likely wouldn’tContinue reading “Former Toronto Blue Jays reliever Frank Wills: 1958 to 2012”

But What Do I Know? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  One of the most talked-about items at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Marys, Ont., is the jersey that slugger Jose Canseco wore during his spring training stint with the Montreal Expos in 2002. IContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jose Canseco, Jeff Francis, Tony Fernandez”

But What Do I Know? … Colby Rasmus, Rich Harden, Matt Stairs

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If I’m Paul Beeston, who represents a powerful voice on the Major League Baseball competition committee, I’m pushing for divisional realignment. If the Jays were in the American League Central, they’d be two games out of firstContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Colby Rasmus, Rich Harden, Matt Stairs”