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Friday, July 31, 2015

RED SOX 7 CARDINALS 1

The Regina Red Sox extended their winning streak to three games with a 7-1 victory over the Yorkton Cardinals.

Regina broke the game open with four runs in the fourth inning and finished with seven runs on 10 hits while Yorkton had a run on four hits.

Red Sox starter Parks Smithey was brilliant on the mound. He shutout the Cards, giving up only three hits and three walks while striking out three over seven innings of solid work.

It was a total team effort on offence as 11 of the 12 Red Sox hitters reached base during the game. Local product, Jordan Schulz was one of the team hitting stars going one for three with a walk and two runs scored.

Regina now 23-24, will round out the regular season Saturday night at Currie Field against Swift Current.

Tony Playter, ABC
Outlaw Communications




Regina Thunder Open 2015 Training Camp


The Regina Thunder took to the field Friday night for the first session of their 2015 Training Camp. There are a total of 91 players in attendance for the camp which continues Saturday and Sunday at Scotty Livingston Field.

It was an impressive first practice and you can see this team has a lot of talent this year on both sides of the ball. The coaching staff prepared so well over the off-season and it showed on the field Friday and the players put the work in as well. I will refrain from giving a lot individual assessments as there was not a numerical roster available on day 1 but there were some guys who stood out. Jaeden Marwick and Sawyer Beuttner looked really good at quarterback. The offensive line is massive, the defensive backs are a bunch of returnees and will be really good as well. I will have more from Saturday but for today here are some pictures from the session and then interviews with Defensive Coordinator Brent Glen and defensive back Dustin Erbach.

Camp continues Saturday morning at 9 AM.








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Final Results from Amateur Men's Championship in Estevan

The 104th Amateur Men's Championship, hosted at the TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club in Estevan, is now in the books. After extreme weather delayed the second round of play on Tuesday, the Championship was decided today with a 36 hole marathon.
Weather was one of the main stories of the week, with high winds blowing every round of the week. Today was the calmest day of the week, and Charles Boyechko of Winnipeg will be taking the Championship trophy back home across the border to Manitoba this year.

Boyechko (right) shot rounds of 76, 69, 70 and 75 this week to barely edge out Danny Klughart of Prince Albert by a single stroke. Klughart, playing in the second last group of the day, was steady all week in earning top Saskatchewan golfer with rounds of 74, 74, 71 and 72. Rounding out the top 3 was Mitchell Matichuk of Melville, firing great rounds of 73, 74, 71 and 75.

Devon Schade, another Manitoba product, finished in fourth place with scores of 77, 71, 73 and 73. Schade recently captured the 2015 Manitoba Amateur Championship.

The TS&M Woodlawn Golf Club once again proved to be a very worthy host golf course. Players all week couldn't say enough good things about the conditions of the golf course. After heavy winds knocked down some trees Tuesday night, the Woodlawn maintenance team worked hard to ensure the course would be playable for the rest of the week.

The 2015 Amateur Men's Team that will represent Saskatchewan in Toronto August 10th to the 13th will be;
  • Danny Klughart - Cooke Municipal GC, Prince Albert
  • Mitchell Matichuk - Melville Regional GC, Melville
  • Tyler Wright - Wascana GC, Regina
Special thanks go out to TS&M Woodlawn General Manager Kyle Mulligan and Head Professional Amanda Minchin for the outstanding hospitality and support all week long.

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FINAL  RESULTS - 104th Amateur Men's Championship 

PlaceNameResidenceMember ClubRnd. 1Rnd. 2Rnd. 3Rnd. 4TotalOverall +/-
1Charles BoyechkoWinnipeg, MBPine Ridge GC76 69 70 75 290 +2 
2Danny KlughartPrince Albert, SKCooke Municipal GC74 74 71 72 291 +3 
3Mitchell MatichukMelville, SKMelville Regional Park GC73 74 71 75 293 +5 
T4Devon SchadeBeausejour, MBElmhurst G&CC77 71 73 73 294 +6 
T4Tyler WrightRegina, SKWascana CC72 74 73 75 294 +6 
6Rhys TosczakWeyburn, SKWeyburn GC68 74 78 75 295 +7 
T7Michael HerpergerHumboldt, SKHumboldt GC75 77 70 74 296 +8 
T7Jehremy RydeSwift Current, SKElmwood G&CC74 72 71 79 296 +8 
9Kyle WiebeMadison, SKGolf Sask Public Players76 74 75 73 298 +10 
T10Justin WoodUnity, SKElmwood G&CC75 74 77 74 300 +12 
T10Shawn McNallRegina, SKRoyal Regina GC74 78 75 73 300 +12 
T12Timothy BirnieCanmore, ABCanmore G&CC82 74 71 75 302 +14 
T12Dallas LequyerCarlyle, SKWhite Bear Lake GC73 78 75 76 302 +14 
T14Tanner WhiteRegina, SKWascana CC73 79 73 78 303 +15 
T14Drew KocurRegina, SKRoyal Regina GC72 75 73 83 303 +15 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Red Sox Clinch Home Field in Round 1 of the Post Season

In what could be a Saskatchewan Division playoff preview, 792 baseball fans, watched the Regina Red Sox beat the Yorkton Cardinals 3-2 in 11 innings.

Tanner Stokey, the senior from Arizona Christian University scored the winning run on an error by the Yorkton catcher in the bottom of the 11th inning.  Mike Thill was credited with the win after pitching three solid innings in relief. Thill held Yorkton to one hit and struck out four Card batters.

With the victory, Regina clinches second place in the division and now sports an overall record of 22-24.

Jordan Schulz was an offensive threat for Regina. Schulz was three for five at the plate while scoring two runs. Centre fielder Zach Weatherford continued his superior play as he smacked four hits in the game.

Jesse Pratt had his best outing as a Red Sox starter, throwing seven complete innings giving up just three hits, two walks while striking out three.

The Red Sox are back on the diamond Friday night in Yorkton. It will be a 7:05 start at Jubilee Park. Regina will round out the regular season on Saturday night at home in a make up game against Swift Current. 

Tony Playter, ABC
Outlaw Communications


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Red Sox Split Doubleheader in Weyburn

In the first game of a weather forced doubleheader, the Weyburn Beavers beat the Regina Red Sox 3-2 at Tom Laing Park.

Regina starter Tommy Lay handled the Beavers' batters with ease, racking up four strikeouts while allowing just one earned run, five hits and no walks over five innings.

It wasn’t enough as Weyburn battled back to score the winning run off reliever Kendal Daniels in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Gabe Snyder led all Red Sox hitters going two for three with a run scored.

In the second game, Regina got another stellar performance from their starting pitcher. Skyler Shaw-Fuss had a two hit, complete game shut out as the Red Sox took the back half of the twin bill, 2-0.
Shaw-Fuss faced 25 batters striking out eight while walking just one Weyburn batter.

Brandon Vaughn and Gabe Snyder each had two hits for the Red Sox who are now 21-24 on the season.

Next action for the Regina Red Sox is Thursday night when the Yorkton Cardinals visit Currie Field.

Tony Playter, ABC
Outlaw Communications



Broncos Name New Associate Coach

SWIFT CURRENT SK-The Swift Current Broncos have named Ryan Smith their new Associate Coach.

Smith comes to Swift Current from the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL where he was Head Coach and General Manager for the 2014-15 season.

Prior to his time in Humboldt, Smith was Head Coach/GM of the Selkirk Steelers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for 5 seasons. In 2014 he was MJHL Coach of the Year after guiding Selkirk to 1st place in the regular season. Smith was also a runner up for the CJHL Coach of the Year.

“He’s done a lot of coaching. Ryan has been a Coach and GM in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Ryan was short listed last year when we were filling this position and is ready for this challenge” said Broncos Coach and GM Mark Lamb of Smith.

Ryan Switzer, Director of Communications/Digital Media, Swift Current Broncos

Blades - Royals Trade


Victoria, BC- The Victoria Royals today announced that the club has acquired a conditional draft pick from the Saskatoon Blades in exchange for 19-year-old defenceman Bryton Sayers.

Victoria sends Sayers to Saskatoon after acquiring the 5-10, 198 lb defender from the Lethbridge Hurricanes at the 2014-15 WHL Trade Deadline.

A native of Prince Albert, SK, Sayers played in 20 regular season contests for the Royals and recorded two points (1g-1a) to go along with seven penalty minutes. Sayers also suited up in 10 playoff games for Victoria and notched one assist and two minutes in penalties.

Prior to his time in Victoria, Sayers spent parts of two seasons with the Hurricanes and registered 21 points (6g-15a) and 56 penalty minutes in 84 games played.

Be a part of the action this year and guarantee the best seats available by purchasing a season ticket or a mini-pack. Call 250-220-7889 or visit the Select Your Tickets Box-Office to pick your seats today.

Adam McKinnon
Manager of Communications and Hockey Operations Coordinator
Victoria Royals Hockey Club



Silvertips Sign 2015 Import Draft Picks

EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips today announced the signing of 2015 CHL Import Draft selections Alexander Scherbakov and Yan Khomenko to standard WHL player agreements.  Both are 1998-born Russian natives who have committed to Everett for the upcoming 2015-16 WHL season.

Scherbakov, a defenseman from Moscow, was the Silvertips’ first-round selection (55th overall) in the June 30 draft involving all 60 CHL clubs.  Khomenko, a forward out of St. Petersburg, was selected in the second round (officially 115th overall, but actually the 75th player chosen).

“Obviously it’s a big positive to have both Alexander and Yan signed and committed to our program less than a month after the Import Draft,” said Silvertips General Manager Garry Davidson.  “I think they are both excited to be Silvertips and we look forward to seeing them out on the ice.  Training camp is coming up shortly and we hope these two promising young players will fit in well with the rest of our team.”

Scherbakov, 16, is a 5-foot-11, 200-pound defenseman from the Russian capital.  In 30 games with the CSKA Moscow Under-17 team last season, he scored five goals and assisted on eight others for a total of 13 points.  He also totaled 37 penalty minutes for the Red Army team.  A late-birthdate who doesn’t turn 17 until Christmas Eve, Scherbakov will be eligible for the 2017 NHL Draft.

Khomenko, 17, is a left winger measuring in at 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds who played for the Dynamo Moscow Under-17 team last season.  He scored 20 goals in just 33 games with Dynamo, finishing the season with 30 points and 14 penalty minutes.  Khomenko was also selected in the third round (62nd overall) of the 2015 KHL Draft by Ak Bars Kazan and will be eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft.  Originally from Novosibirsk, Russia, his hometown is now listed as St. Petersburg.

The Holiday Inn Preseason Classic tournament returns to XFINITY Arena during Labor Day weekend, Sep. 4-6, with nine games over three days.  The ‘Tips start the regular season in Prince George on Sep. 25 before the 13th season of Silvertips hockey debuts in Everett with opening weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10 and 11.

Courtesy Silvertips PR


Kamloops Blazers Rebrand Home Rink

KAMLOOPS, BC – The Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club, Sandman Hotel Group and the City of Kamloops have announced a 10-year naming-rights partnership rebranding the downtown arena as The Sandman Centre.

The Sandman Centre will host all Kamloops Blazers games and many other major events including concerts, the Subway Super Series, Hockey Day in Canada, and the 2016 Women’s World Hockey Championships.

“We are elated to enter into a partnership with Sandman Hotel Group. Their presence throughout Canada is well-recognized,” commented Director of Sales and Marketing, Dave Chyzowski. “Sandman Hotel Group is already one of the Western Hockey League’s premiere sponsors. We are very excited for this new long-term partnership.”

The Sandman Centre officially opened its doors in the fall of 1992 as the Riverside Coliseum, previously known as Sport Mart Place and over the last 10 years as the Interior Savings Centre.

“We’re extremely excited to be part of the city’s arena. This is an incredible sports, cultural, and entertainment venue offering fantastic games, events and concerts to the City of Kamloops and the surrounding communities,” said Taj Kassam, President and COO of Sandman Hotel Group. “Sandman has been a proud citizen of the City of Kamloops for the past five decades, and this partnership allows us to show and share some of this pride.”

As long-time corporate residents, Sandman opened its first Kamloops’ hotel in 1968 and its second in 2014. Together with the Kamloops Blazers and the City of Kamloops, Sandman Hotel Group looks forward to the first game of the Season on……

“We’re proud to continue our long-standing relationship with the Blazers and look forward to this collaboration with Sandman over the next ten years,” commented Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar. “This partnership brings with it the promise of many exciting entertainment opportunities to be hosted at the new Sandman Centre.”
                               
Tim O'Donovan, Director of Hockey / Media Admin    
Kamloops Blazers                                                                                

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Well it's a 5th straight down week in Saskatchewan for the Riders but for another football team it's quite the opposite. The Regina Thunder open their 2015 Training Camp this week. Players will report Thursday for testing and will be on the field for the first time Friday night. It's a season of optimism for the Thunder and in my opinion will likely challenge for their second National Championship in three years. I had a chance to catch up with Head Coach Scott MacAulay to give us a bit of a preview.

ON GETTING THE SEASON GOING: "I know our coaches are super excited. We've been having several meetings and stuff and I think it's just time to quit talking and quit scheming and actually get on the field there and put it all to work. Looking forward to the guys reporting Thursday night and getting out on the field. We are going to have a strong team. The last three years we spent a lot of time getting out to Saskatchewan high schools and recruiting as hard as we can to get these guys to come to us. I am really happy with the crop of the recruiting talent that we have brought in the last three years and especially this year. I think that we are going to start to see that make a big difference you know having our coaches be able to develop these guys from day one until they get into their 3rd and 4th year when they are actually going to get onto the field and participate. I think this is going to be a big year for us and we will see what happens."

ON THE YOUNG GUYS: "We've always said that when you are an 18-year-old kid coming to play junior football that's not the automatic. (to travel or start). We still have a lot of great veteran players. The one thing is with the guys we were able to recruit out of high school is that they are great athletes. They are guys that were highly sought after by several CIS teams or NCAA teams and I think a lot of them are going to get some playing time. Sawyer Beuttner for example at the quarterback position. As we go into camp Jayden Marwick is our guy but we know that Sawyer is going to get some reps and hopefully we can get up on teams and give him some opportunities to get some plays in and build up his confidence. Then at the receiver position Kris Calcutt, he's a phenomenal receiver, he's fast, he's very football intuitive and I expect him to get some playing time as well."

SPECIFIC POSITIONS TO WATCH IN CAMP: "If there is a theme about 2015 it's depth. If we have any type of injuries or whatever happens through the season the next guy is in and we aren't going to miss a step. That's one thing that our coaching staff really worked hard on this off-season in regards to our recruiting. There three areas that I am most interested in watching." One: Defensive back. "The reason I am interested in defensive back is because they have pretty much all returned besides Chris Tunnicliffe who graduated. But we were able to bring in a guy named Robbie Lowes and also Ryan Fillick and both these guys are phenomenal athletes and great football players and they should be starting for us but the thing is we also have five other guys that should be starting for us. So that's one position I am excited to see who is going to come out on top and who is going to take that leadership role." Two: Linebacker. "Last year we graduated 4-5 linebackers which is a lot. So now just to see whats happening with these other guys. We do have Paul Toth who is in his 4th year, we do have some guys in their 3rd year but there is also some second year guys I am expecting to step up like Spencer Bear for example. He is one of the guys I expect to come out and fight for a spot right away." Three: Offensive Line. This is a very similar group to our defensive backs. We already were good at offensive line and now I think we have become great. There's some young guys that came to us last year that really worked hard in the off season, Chad Teskey being one of them and I expect him to push and possibly start here right out of the gate. Then we were also able to recruit a big kid out of LeBolus that graduated back in 2014, Matt Wallace. He is about 6'4 and 300 lbs and he's going to come in. We do have out returning 5th and 4th year tackles in Matt Halbegewachs who is with the Riders and Kyle Deschene who is an all-star type of guy but Teskey is going to bring some competition and really push those guys during training camp."

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR VACANCY: "Dave Jackson was given an opportunity to go to the Riders. He is a legitimate coach on their staff, full time. They created a Canadian coach spot so basically they were looking for some young up and coming CFL caliber type coaches. He was given this opportunity to go there and we talked about him maybe being still with the Thunder and then also doing the Rider games but I think at the end of the day, Dave's dream and his goal is to be a coach in the CFL and when you are given the opportunity it's best for him to go and be all in. So we did some shuffling around and I am really excited about this. Brent Glen is going to be taking over as defensive coordinator. Brent and I have been coaching together since we did spring league eight years ago. Him and I have done linebackers together, we have run defences together and last year we spent a lot of time working on coverage's and also installing some of our plus 1 blitz and short yards together. He is a guy that has been able to come in and raise that whole intensity level with the players as well. He's a very intense coach, the kids really respect him and he has also been really smart in drawing on some of our other coaches for their expertise. We also have Luc Mullinder coming to help with our defensive line and Brent has been asking him to help out with some of the schematics with the defensive line. We also have Ventson Donaldson who played for the Riders and has been a winning coach in high school and he is helping us out as well. I am excited for Brent Glenn and I think a lot of great things are going to happen that way."

The team will report on Thursday night and then hit the field Friday at 7 o'clock for their first session. Saturday and Sunday they will go at 9-11 AM and then again at 11:30-1:30. I will have full coverage of the weekend so stay tuned.

- The former home of the Regina Pats, Exhibition Stadium, will be no more. The building along with 12 others on the Evraz Place grounds will be bulldozed to make room for a new International Trade Center.

Exhibition Stadium was built in 1919 and the Pats played there until 1977 when the Agridome, now the Brandt Centre was constructed. The organization, whether named the Monarchs or Pats won four Memorial Cup Championships while playing there to go along with 21 junior league championships. 19 as the Pats, 1 as the Monarchs and 1 as the Falcons. A full breakdown is below. Big thanks to Kevin Shaw for getting that info for me! You can check out his blog here.

Regina Pats League Championships (21)
1921-22 Inter-City Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1922-23 Regina City Junior Hockey League
1923-24 Inter-City Junior Hockey League
1924-25 Regina City Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Champions)
1926-27 Regina District Junior Hockey League
1928-29 Inter-City Junior Hockey League
1929-30 Regina City Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Champions)
1930-31 Regina City Junior Hockey League
1931-32 Regina Junior Hockey League
1932-33 Regina Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1933-34 Inter-City Junior Hockey League
1949-50 Western Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1950-51 Western Junior Hockey League
1951-52 Western Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1954-55 Western Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1955-56 Western Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1957-58 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Finalists)
1960-61 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
1964-65 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
1968-69 Saskatchewan Amateur Junior Hockey League(Memorial Cup Finalists)
1973-74 Western Canada Hockey League (Memorial Cup Champions)

Regina Falcons League Championships (1)
1925-26 Regina District Junior Hockey League

Regina Monarchs League Championships (1)
1927-28 Inter-City Junior Hockey League (Memorial Cup Champions)

The Pats played in the Stadium from 1920-27, 1928-34 and 1947-77. In 1927-28 the Pats and Falcons merged to become the Monarchs. In 1934 the Pats folded due to financial issues and were brought back for the 1946-47 season.

Clark Gillies was a part of the Pats last Memorial Cup Championship in 1974 and the organizations second to last league title in that same year. He says it was quite the rink to play in. "It was a loud little place I can tell you that. There are a couple of things I remember and one specifically was that when I was playing with Dennis Sobchuk and Mike Wanchuk. Wanchuk was blind as a bat and I don't know if anyone knew that. He would ask me 'Clarky, how much time is left on the clock?' I would say 'Well the clock is right there' he said 'I can't see it, I can't tell what time it is.' I said 'How the hell can you catch the puck when I pass it across the ice when you can't see the clock from here?' He said 'I don't know, it's weird'. That old clock that used to go around and it would be like a regular clock with a second hand and on the minute it would click, I remember that old thing. The other thing I remember was the lighting system in the place. They had light bulbs hanging down from the ceiling. It was horrible, the place looked dark half the time. Last but not least, the biggest memory was they had the steel girders that they just put some pads around and they were right there when you were going down the boards and if anybody hit you they would pile you right into the things. That was fairly dangerous when you think about it, how many problems you could have had with those things."

That being said, Gillies says they had some great success and excitement playing in that rink. "We had some good times in there, there is no question about that. Fortunately our dressing room was a part of the building that was attached to the rink so we actually had a pretty nice dressing room in there compared to most of the places we went. Going to the Memorial Cup, some pretty exciting nights in there. beating Swift Current in the Eastern Division and then beating Calgary and going on to the Memorial Cup in 74. Those are obviously very exciting times."

Gillies, a Moose Jaw native, played his rookie season in 1971. "I do remember going town there when I first went to Regina. Del Wilson was the GM and Earl Ingarfield was the coach. I wasn't sure if I was good enough to play in the WCHL so I went down with my dad and sat up in the stands watching a game. I said the Civic Centre (in Moose Jaw) is nicer than this place but this will be an interesting place to play and I thought I could do it."

Clark says he will always remember the atmosphere in the old barn. "Very loud, oh my god. I remember when it was full. You could get 3000, 35 hundred people crammed into that little space and it was very loud. They loved their hockey there is no doubt about that."

Gillies went on to play 14 seasons in the NHL, 12 with the New York Islanders and 2 with the Buffalo Sabres. He won four consecutive Stanley Cups on the Island from 1980 to 1983 and was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. Now Gillies works a lot of charity golf tournaments down south and learned a skill he uses now when playing here in Regina. "The attached building used to have the bull sales over there. I used to get out of school early and be out of there at about 2:30 and we didn't practice until about 4 so I would go down and sit where they had the bull sales and listen to them do the auction and stuff. That has worked out pretty nice for me because whatever I learned there I do a lot of these charity golf outings and I do the auctioneering and people always ask me 'Where did you learn to do that?' I tell them believe it or not I learned it playing junior hockey in Western Canada."

Gillies is just one of so many who played in Regina, had success or didn't, and moved on. While the history will live on in memory, the place it all happened will be gone soon.

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- In other WHL news the Portland Winterhawks have signed three players this week. The biggest of which is 19-year-old defenseman Jack Dougherty, a second round pick of the Nashville Predators in the 2014 NHL Draft. The Predators signed Dougherty to a three-year entry level contract this past Friday and he has decided to move from the University of Wisconsin to play in the WHL. The club also signed their two CHL Import Picks from June, 19-year-old forwards Rodrigo Abols and Carl Ericson.

- The Vancouver Giants are celebrating their 15th season in the WHL this year. They have unveiled a commemorative logo for the season. (below). What do you think?


- I don't even know what to say about the Riders anymore. The injuries keep piling up, Kevin Glenn is 50/50 at best to play Friday in Edmonton. CKRM sideline reporter Micheal Ball reported that Glenn was throwing in the tunnel in the 4th quarter on Sunday, trying to see if he could get back in the game but in the end did not. I guess the one positive is that if the injury was serious he would not be throwing a football. That being said Friday is must win and if Glenn can't go then I don't see the Riders picking up their first win. Maybe Brett Smith will surprise us?

- - The defence has to get it figured out. No turnovers Sunday and are minus 4 overall in the differential. They have only generated 2 turnovers in 5 games this season and just 7 sacks. Injuries have hurt them big time, they have some talent but it’s not translating. Guys need to be better and the penalties are killing them. The mistakes come at the worst times possible and then it snow balls. It’s all been said already so I will just leave it there.

- How about the Toronto Blue Jays trade on Monday. Sending Jose Reyes, Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman and Jesus Tinoco to Colorado for Troy Tulowitzski and closer LaTroy Hawkins. My initial reaction was of surprise and disbelief. Thought Alex Anthopoulos would go get some starting pitching and a reliever who wasn't 42 but now that I've had a chance to digest everything my tune has changed a little. Tulo is a major upgrade on Jose Reyes who has struggled defensively this year and is not on the same level offensively. Hawkins will add some experience but I don't expect him to have a big impact. It's not a terrible trade, the Jays got better. However I hope it is a sign that the club is going for it this year and we will see a big trade for a starting pitcher and another reliever before Friday's trade deadline. Fingers crossed.

That's it from me today. Have a great week!

Phil
@PhilTheThrill18