Pearson Opening Day Starter? Plus Thoughts on Kirk

Without a doubt, Nate Pearson has dazzled this spring.  His triple digit fastball has been no match for hitters, and the North American media has taken note. Is he ready for prime time?  Should he break camp with the Blue Jays?  What about giving him the Opening Day starting assignment? Let's pump the brakes a … Continue reading Pearson Opening Day Starter? Plus Thoughts on Kirk

The Most Underrated Player in the 2020 MLB Draft

    In today’s league, players at premium positions are sought after much more compared to others. Those premium positions being SS, C, CF and P, and since 2001 - every player taken first overall was drafted from one  of those four-positions. Since I’m sure somebody will try and argue this, Bryce Harper was drafted … Continue reading The Most Underrated Player in the 2020 MLB Draft

To Absent Friends: Fernandez, Kahn, and Bouton

(Thanks to legendary sports columnist Red Smith for the title) Some reflections on former Blue Jays SS Tony Fernandez, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 57 from complications of a stroke.  Fernandez had been in declining health for some time, and was awaiting a kidney transplant when he passed eight years to … Continue reading To Absent Friends: Fernandez, Kahn, and Bouton