Tag: Baseball

Blue Jays Report Card: Estrada Shines as Most of the Team Struggles

We’re one-sixth of the way through the MLB season, which means it’s Report Card time! Despite a few recent signs of life, the Blue Jays sit dead-last in the AL East, which means… remember that time you screwed around all semester, then wrote that term paper the night before it was due, eight beers deep, blazed, and watching a Spongebob marathon?

Chris Coghlan’s Slide, Brock Stassi’s First Home Run Anchor the April Fun Report

On May 9, 2014, Yasiel Puig did something so heinous, so insulting, so unforgivable, it would haunt Madison Bumgarner’s mind for more than two years:

He discarded his bat slightly more forcefully than usual after hitting a home run.

As Puig rounded third and headed for home, the Giants ace walked toward the third-base line and started barking at the Dodgers outfielder for daring to be excited after a long home run against one of the best pitchers on Earth.

Keri the 10: Dodgers Are the New Yankees, Paxton’s Rise and More MLB Observations

Welcome to this week’s edition of Keri The 10! As always, we’ll go around the majors with 10 stories that caught our eye from the past seven days. There will be numbers, and occasionally, memes. As always, we will have fun.

1. The Dodgers’ future has arrived
The Yankees have long been known as the team that spent everyone else into submission in search of premium talent.

Applied Analytics: What’s Behind Bautista’s Struggles?

You can’t blame the Toronto Blue Jays’ slow start on any one factor. Devon Travis has been awful, but Steve Pearce hasn’t been any better. Troy Tulowitzki’s hit well below career norms, but so have Russell Martin and Kendrys Morales. Injuries have cut deep into the lineup, the rotation, and the bullpen.

Justin Trudeau

Jonah Keri talks to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the PM’s first-ever podcast in office. The two discuss the Montreal Expos; Separatism in Quebec; Canadian identity; the Richard Nixon prophecy and being called to serve; gender equa…

Blue Jays Mail Bag: Are Playoffs Already Out of Reach?

Welcome to the first installment of Sportsnet’s Blue Jays Mailbag!

Once a month throughout the season, we’ll ask you for burning questions about the home nine. We’ll then pick a few of our favourite submissions for answers. Got a question for a future ‘Bag?

Submit your questions to @Sportsnet on Twitter and Facebook using hashtag #JaysMailbag and we’ll answer as many of your queries as possible!

Behind the Scenes with Tim Raines on His Exclusive Trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, NY — Every once in a great while, we hear something that takes our breath away. For Tim Raines, that moment happened on a recent Wednesday morning in Cooperstown.

Erik Strohl, vice president of exhibitions and collections for the Baseball Hall of Fame, had just led Raines, his wife Shannon, his six-year-old twin daughters Ava and Amelie, Raines’ agent and good friend Randy Grossman, and two Canadian writers on a tour of the Hall.