But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Boyd, Larry Walker, Chris Sale

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Adding intrigue to 24-year-old lefty Matt Boyd’s start with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday is that he’s reportedly the type of prospect that the Philadelphia Phillies covet in a deal for closer Jonathan Papelbon. Boyd, who allowed four runs in 6-2/3 innings inContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Matt Boyd, Larry Walker, Chris Sale”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Chris Colabello, Tyler O’Neill

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Among the pitchers that Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle has passed on the all-time wins list this season are Roy Halladay, Orel Hershiser and Hall of Famer Rube Marquard. But while I agree with the sabermetricians that say that wins aren’t a definingContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Buehrle, Chris Colabello, Tyler O’Neill”

But What Do I Know? . . . Aaron Sanchez, Jim Adduci, Ed Bahr

My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: – It was a classy move by the organizers of the Toronto Blue Jays’ two exhibition games at Olympic Stadium on March 28 and 29 to invite Daniel Plamondon, the Montreal Expos bat boy from 1975 to 1979, back to work in the visiting clubhouse. Plamondon, nowContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Aaron Sanchez, Jim Adduci, Ed Bahr”

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”