But What Do I Know? . . . Erik Bedard, Ryan Dempster, Michael Carter-Williams

My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: • Most Seattle Mariners fans regard the February 8, 2008 trade in which the Mariners shipped Adam Jones, Chris Tillman and two other players to the Baltimore Orioles for Erik Bedard (Navan, Ont.) as one of the worst in franchise history. But at that time,Continue reading “But What Do I Know? . . . Erik Bedard, Ryan Dempster, Michael Carter-Williams”

But What Do I Know? … Dustin McGowan, Scott Thorman, Ryan Dempster

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (My apologies for the wonky spacing. I can’t figure out how to adjust this): Nobody loves Dustin McGowan’s comeback story more than me, but the Blue Jays’ decision to sign him to an extension is baffling. Perhaps the memory of J.P. Ricciardi low-balling ChrisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Dustin McGowan, Scott Thorman, Ryan Dempster”

But What Do I Know? … Gary Carter, Tim Wakefield, Aaron Laffey

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  I’m hoping that the Toronto Blue Jays are planning some sort of tribute for Gary Carter for their home opener or for when the Mets (May 18 to 20) or Nationals (June 11 to 13) come toContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Gary Carter, Tim Wakefield, Aaron Laffey”

But What Do I Know? … Tommy Lasorda, Brian Butterfield, J.P. Ricciardi

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  From the things I never thought I’d see file: Tommy Lasorda is on Twitter (@TommyLasorda). Here’s a sample tweet from the Dodgers legend and Canadian Baseball Hall of Famer: I can’t wait to get a free serving of @PandaExpress Golden Treasure Shrimp today:Continue reading “But What Do I Know? … Tommy Lasorda, Brian Butterfield, J.P. Ricciardi”

But What Do I Know? … Vernon Wells, Tom Henke, Larry Walker

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  It’s difficult for me to separate the person from the player. Vernon Wells is a good man. He was arguably the greatest community ambassador the Blue Jays have ever had. During his tenure in Toronto, the sure-handed outfielder proved to be much classierContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Vernon Wells, Tom Henke, Larry Walker”