But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Justin Morneau, Frank Torre

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When Scarborough, Ont., native George Kottaras replaced Josh Thole in the seventh inning in last Wednesday’s game, he became the second Canadian to catch for the Toronto Blue Jays. The first was Vancouver-born Mike Nickeas who saw action in one game last season. •Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . George Kottaras, Justin Morneau, Frank Torre”

But What Do I Know? … R.A. Dickey, Tim Raines, Alan Ashby

My weekly observations about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  With the acquisition of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner (Dickey), the player with the NL’s highest batting average in 2012 (Melky Cabrera, .346) and the 2011Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … R.A. Dickey, Tim Raines, Alan Ashby”

But What Do I Know? … Ryan Dempster, Joey Votto, Justin Morneau

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – After hurling six shutout innings in the Chicago Cubs’ win on Saturday, Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, B.C.) has now pitched 33 consecutive scoreless innings. I checked with venerable Canadian baseball statistician Neil Munro and he’s pretty certain thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Ryan Dempster, Joey Votto, Justin Morneau”

But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Jason Bay, Russell Martin

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s amusing to me how much Jays fans dislike Edwin Encarnacion. In last night’s game, he made a throwing error in the third inning and fans seemed to blame him for the six runs that followed. No. 1, Encarnacion’s throw was one thatContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Edwin Encarnacion, Jason Bay, Russell Martin”

But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Rajai Davis, Lyle Overbay

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Information travels at light speed on the Internet these days. But just when I thought I couldn’t add anything more to the story of Joey Votto becoming the third Canadian to win a big league MVP award (Larry Walker 1997, Justin Morneau 2006),Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Joey Votto, Rajai Davis, Lyle Overbay”

But What Do I Know? … Cito Gaston, J.P. Arencibia, Jeremy Accardo

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I’m confused. The Blue Jays shut down Brandon Morrow, their most dominant pitcher over the past few months, and then Cito Gaston calls his first team meeting of the season before Saturday’s game against the Yankees to tell his players he wants themContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Cito Gaston, J.P. Arencibia, Jeremy Accardo”