Ex-Blue Jays: A summary of off-season transactions

By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada Are you wondering where Justin Smoak is playing this year? Or if former Blue Jays catcher Jeff Mathis is still active? Well, I wonder about these things. And that explains why I’ve spent a lot of time this off-season documenting all of the transactions that I could find thatContinue reading “Ex-Blue Jays: A summary of off-season transactions”

Ex-Blue Jays News: Anderson, Davis, Encarnacion, Loup

February 4, 2021 By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly roundup of former Toronto Blue Jays news and notes: Player Signings/Transactions –RHP Chase Anderson has signed a one-year, $4-million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, per Scott Lauber of the Philadelphia Inquirer. –OF Rajai Davis has retired as a player and has been hired byContinue reading “Ex-Blue Jays News: Anderson, Davis, Encarnacion, Loup”

But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Fergie Jenkins, Stubby Clapp

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: ·         Bravo to Etobicoke, Ont., Joey Votto for choosing to have “In Flanders Fields” emblazoned on the back of his Cincinnati Reds jersey for his Players’ Weekend nickname. “In Flanders Fields” is the poem penned by Canadian military doctor John McCrae in 1915 that’s recitedContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Joey Votto, Andrew Albers, Fergie Jenkins, Stubby Clapp”

But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • If you’re not convinced that Tim Raines should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after reading this Sporting News article, you’ll never be convinced. This story shares many of the former Montreal Expo’s supporting statistics that were up dug up byContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Tim Raines, Bartolo Colon, John Olerud”

But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Rajai Davis, A.J. Burnett

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  Three words I never thought I’d associate with A.J. Burnett: Cy Young candidate. The inconsistent ex-Blue Jays hurler is 14-3 with a 3.19 ERA in 20 starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season.  Congratulations to theContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Fergie Jenkins, Rajai Davis, A.J. Burnett”

But What Do I Know? … Jose Bautista, Gary Carter, Scott Mathieson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  I can understand the Blue Jays’ decision to move Jose Bautista to third base until Brett Lawrie recovers from his broken hand. But the idea of Corey Patterson, Rajai Davis and Eric Thames patrolling the outfield togetherContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jose Bautista, Gary Carter, Scott Mathieson”

But What Do I Know? … Eric Thames, Ryan Dempster, Warren Cromartie

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If Eric Thames is going to be one of the Jays outfielders of the future, why did he DH for 10 of the 13 games during his big league call-up? Surely it can’t be because Corey PattersonContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Eric Thames, Ryan Dempster, Warren Cromartie”

But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  Lost in the excitement over uber prospects Anthony Gose and Kyle Drabek this spring has been the solid play of 24-year-old, first baseman David Cooper. The 2008 first-rounder’s three hits – including his first homer – against Pittsburgh on Wednesday give him 11Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … David Cooper, Rajai Davis, Peter Gammons”

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”