But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • In case you missed it, Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays last Thursday. The Canadian catcher was released by the St. Louis Cardinals on July 29 after the club signed veteran backstop A.J. Pierzynski. Kottaras,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth”

But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Leroux, Melky Cabrera, Joey Votto

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter @kevinglewsports): – According to Sportsnet.ca, Montreal native Chris Leroux, who was Canada’s best starting pitcher in this year’s World Baseball Classic, has signed with Tokyo Yakult Swallows of Japan’s Central League. The 29-year-old right-hander had been designatedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Leroux, Melky Cabrera, Joey Votto”

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”