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

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

Melky Cabrera to get fresh start in Toronto

The Silent Assassin has struck again. Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has earned that nickname for the cone of silence he operates under while completing transactions. But the moniker seems a little cold-blooded for a man who doles out so many second chances. On the heels of his blockbuster with the Miami MarlinsContinue reading “Melky Cabrera to get fresh start in Toronto”

Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders

Take that John Farrell. Where’s your dream job now? By consummating a blockbuster, 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins last night, the Toronto Blue Jays have transformed themselves into bona fide American League East contenders. Rubbing salt into the wound for Farrell, who rather flippantly fled the Jays for his “dream job” in Beantown lastContinue reading “Mega-deal makes Toronto Blue Jays instant contenders”

But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, George Kottaras, Jackie Robinson

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories (Please follow me on Twitter: @kevinglewsports):  If you’re wondering – like I was – why Scott Richmond (Vancouver, B.C.) isn’t pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic qualifier in Germany, it’s because (as Bob Elliott notes in the Toronto Sun today) hisContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Scott Richmond, George Kottaras, Jackie Robinson”

But What Do I Know? … Kyle Drabek, Yunel Escobar, Ryan Dempster

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I can’t wait to watch the Blue Jays No. 1 pitching prospect and their future ace, Kyle Drabek, make his big league debut on Wednesday night. But wait, the game is only on Rogers Sportsnet One, a channel not available on my serviceContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Kyle Drabek, Yunel Escobar, Ryan Dempster”

But What Do I Know? … Jose Bautista, Matt Stairs, Rich Harden

My weekly opinions, observations and rants about some Canadian baseball stories:  I’m a big fan of Toronto Star hockey writer Damien Cox. He’s one of the best hockey writers in the business, but for him to speculate in a blog entry that Jose Bautista might be using steroids is irresponsible journalism. It taints Bautista’sContinue reading “But What Do I Know? … Jose Bautista, Matt Stairs, Rich Harden”