But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Bo Schultz, Dustin Molleken

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • ESPN’s Darren Wolfson reports that free agent left-hander Scott Diamond (Guelph, Ont.) threw for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday. With Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly and Alex Colome sidelined with injuries and ailments and Matt Moore still recuperating from Tommy John surgery, the RaysContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Scott Diamond, Bo Schultz, Dustin Molleken”

But What Do I Know? . . . Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins, Ray Hathaway

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • When Alison Gordon was assigned to cover the Toronto Blue Jays in 1979, she became the first full-time, female beat reporter in American League history. Sadly, it took her death in Toronto on Wednesday at the age of 72, for many to learn aboutContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alison Gordon, Fergie Jenkins, Ray Hathaway”

But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Teahen, Justin Morneau, Jamie Romak

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reported on Monday that Mark Teahen (Canadian citizen) had retired. This came three months after I reported it here. Apparently, I need a better marketing plan for my blog. This belated retirement report prompted the ever-witty Teahen to tweet,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Mark Teahen, Justin Morneau, Jamie Romak”

But What Do I Know? . . . Alfonso Soriano, Scott Diamond, Rusty Staub

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: – According to Fox Sports senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal, the Toronto Blue Jays have “checked on” free agent Alfonso Soriano. The right-handed hitting slugger, who has belted 412 career homers, was released by the New York Yankees last Monday. The Blue Jays are desperateContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Alfonso Soriano, Scott Diamond, Rusty Staub”

But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, Jeff Fassero, Willie Canate

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective: – I’m reading Danny Gallagher and Bill Young’s excellent new book, Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos. I’ll post a review of the book in the coming weeks, but I can tell you it’s chock full of interesting revelations about members ofContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Pedro Martinez, Jeff Fassero, Willie Canate”

But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Robinson, James Paxton, Larry Johnson

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – After being called up by the San Diego Padres for two days in mid-August without seeing any game action, Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson was promoted again by the club on September 1. So far,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Chris Robinson, James Paxton, Larry Johnson”

But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Tom Henke, John McDonald

My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): – I understand why the floundering Minnesota Twins would trade Justin Morneau (New Westminster, B.C.) to the Pittsburgh Pirates. What I don’t understand is why they would deal the Canadian slugger for a fourth outfielder (AlexContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Justin Morneau, Tom Henke, John McDonald”

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? … Scott Downs, David Purcey, Andre Dawson, Jose Bautista

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  If Scott Downs is dealt as he’s expected to be, that means David Purcey becomes the Jays’ go-to southpaw out of the pen. If this is the case, Cito Gaston will have to take the kid gloves off the former first rounder. Sure,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Downs, David Purcey, Andre Dawson, Jose Bautista”