But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Smoak, George Kottaras, Cito Gaston

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The Toronto Blue Jays signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a two-year contract extension on Saturday. The question many Blue Jays fans are asking is why? Though the payout is relatively modest by today’s standards ($4.125 million per season in 2017 and 2018 and aContinue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Justin Smoak, George Kottaras, Cito Gaston”

Book Review: Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season, by Shi Davidi and John Lott

How do you make a dreadful season compelling enough to read about? That’s the challenge that Toronto baseball writers Shi Davidi and John Lott faced with Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season, their 183-page book about the Blue Jays’ disappointing 2013 campaign. Fortunately for readers, these authors are gifted storytellers and superb interviewers,Continue reading “Book Review: Great Expectations: The Lost Toronto Blue Jays Season, by Shi Davidi and John Lott”