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But What Do I Know? . . . Fergie Jenkins, Joey Votto, John Axford, James Paxton

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Canadian baseball legend Fergie Jenkins (Chatham, Ont.) finished his 19-year big league career with 284 wins pitching for non-playoff teams (Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox). I’ve often wondered how many more wins he could’ve accumulated if he had pitched for better... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . J.A. Happ, Joey Votto, Bill Stoneman

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: In a Toronto Blue Jays’ lineup in which the two-through-seven hitters are pulling in a combined $86.1 million this season, it was their eighth and ninth batters, Kevin Pillar and Ezequiel Carrera, who are making just over $1 million between them, who came through in... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Larry Walker, Tim Raines, Dustin Molleken

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • This article written by MLB.com’s Andrew Simon offers the best statistical evidence I’ve read yet that Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker deserves to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Simon uses advanced statistics to make a case for the Canadian... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Brett Lawrie, Scott Diamond, Otto Velez

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Having Lawrie and Lowrie on the same team in the same infield is a typo waiting to happen for a baseball writer. Fortunately for them, the Oakland A’s are reportedly looking to trade Brett Lawrie (Langley, B.C.). Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Kevin Pillar, Josh Donaldson, Andre Dawson

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Believe it or not, after Blue Jays centre fielder Kevin Pillar made an ill-advised dive for a line drive hit by Billy Burns in the eighth inning in Thursday’s game against Oakland that turned what should’ve been a single into a triple, there were... Continue Reading →

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