Could Canadian Rich Harden be the next Kerry Wood?

He seems to have almost as many stints on the disabled list as he does wins, but there’s no question that when Victoria, B.C. native Rich Harden is healthy, his stuff is electrifying. Returning from yet another injury in September, Harden was dispatched to the bullpen by the Texas Rangers, where he would make twoContinue reading “Could Canadian Rich Harden be the next Kerry Wood?”

Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer

On Jesse Crain’s website (www.jessecrain.net), he writes that one of his favourite mottoes is “Everything happens for a reason.” Well, the fact that the Toronto native is looking to become a closer and the Toronto Blue Jays are looking for a closer should provide a very good reason for him to consider pitching in CanadaContinue reading “Jesse Crain could become Jays’ first Toronto-born closer”

But What Do I Know? … John Buck, Kevin Gregg, Sparky Anderson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  All this talk about John Buck striking it rich on the free-agent market with a multi-year deal seems far-fetched. Sure, the Jays catcher hit 20 homers this year, but he’s a .243 career hitter who’s average defensively. I appreciate that he had aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … John Buck, Kevin Gregg, Sparky Anderson”