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 →

But What Do I Know? . . . Troy Tulowitzki, Ben Revere, Otto Velez

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Don’t get me wrong, Jose Bautista is a great player and the Blue Jays are lucky to have him, but the slugger was rightfully criticized by some members of the media after his initial less-than-enthusiastic assessment of the trade that sent his good friend... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Luke Easter, Jesse Crain, Dustin McGowan

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Today seems like an appropriate day to remember “Luscious Luke” Easter, a hulking, six-foot-four, 240-pound slugger who became the 11th African-American to compete in the big leagues when he debuted with the Cleveland Indians on August 11, 1949. Known for clubbing tape-measure homers –... Continue Reading →

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

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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 Rays... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Carlos Delgado, Larry Walker, Erik Bedard

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • You can add Toronto Blue Jays World Series hero and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer Joe Carter’s name to the list of people upset that Carlos Delgado was not selected on at least five per cent of baseball writers’ ballots in this year’s National... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Dustin McGowan, Erik Bedard, Chuck Kress

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] My weekly look at some Canadian baseball stories: - Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Dustin McGowan recorded his first big league win in almost six years on Friday, but surprisingly that's not the record for the longest span between major league wins. Interestingly enough, that record appears to belong to Blue Jays' pitching coach... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Canadians in big league camps update edition

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[twitter-follow screen_name='coopincanada'] For this week's column, I thought I would provide updates on several of the Canadian players and coaches that were in big league camps this spring: - After posting a 6.88 ERA in five appearances - including three starts - with the Tampa Bay Rays this spring, Navan, Ont., native Erik Bedard was... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Chris Robinson, Jesse Crain, 1994 Montreal Expos

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My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - Dorchester, Ont., native Chris Robinson recorded his first big league hit in style last night when he belted a three-run, pinch-hit homer in the eighth inning off of Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Eury De La Rosa.... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? … Epy Guerrero, Tony Fernandez, Joe Nathan

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My weekly observations about stories around the baseball world from a Canadian perspective (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports): - I was saddened to hear about the passing of former Toronto Blue Jays Latin American super scout Epy Guerrero on May 23. Among the 52 big leaguers (according to Bob Elliott) Guerrero signed are Canadian... Continue Reading →

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